An (Unasked for) Update

Things are so crazy for me these days, I can barely remember to put on pants before leaving in the mornings.  Let me break it down for you.

  • Day Job – On my business card it says Chief Technology Officer.  No one really knows what a CTO does (shut up Justis), but at times it feels like being spackle.  You kind of spread one around and hope it fills all the gaps.  But seriously, I love my job.  I get to do a bunch of Lab/R&D type work testing out new products and figuring out where things fit.  I also get a huge lift from seeing technology put to good use and make people’s lives easier and more efficient.  It’s a tremendous amount of work to keep all the balls in the air, though.
  • Nashville IT Pro User Group – This endeavor started out as a “why not?” kind of thing and has actually come into being.  We had our first meeting yesterday and we had 18 people there.  I was thrilled to hear so much positive feedback and was very encouraged by the turn out.  Once we got past some minor logistical issues (like the outer doors being locked so no one could get in) it went very well.  We’ll be meeting the last Tuesday of every month, which will be great for the community, but also is looking to be a significant amount of work.
  • This Blog – I’ve been trying REALLY hard to post like clockwork on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Whether or not anything I write here makes any sense at all to you, it really clarifies things in my head for me.  I have to come up with the ideas, do my best to make them interesting and then actually sit down and write them.  Believe me, at times. it’s not as easy as I make it look.
  • Personal Chef Cook – I can’t call myself a Chef.  I’ve never been to Culinary School (although I do my best to live vicariously through my brother Dan), and I seriously doubt I ever will, but I love to cook.  I’ve been acting out my little chef fantasies for my friends on weekends and so far they haven’t seemed to mind.
  • Community Theater Widower – My multi-talented wife has been working as the Music Director for the Old School Theater’s production of Tom Sawyer.  She is HIGHLY dedicated and really cares about music and serving the community this way.  I’m always thrilled when she takes on jobs like this, because I end up spending a lot of time with my three kids on the weekends. 

Combine all this stuff with the surgery, flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, and colds that this Petri-dish we call a family has been through just in the last ninety days and my Outlook calendar is pretty slammed.  I have to admit, though…life is pretty good.

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