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Working through Gallup StrengthFinders evaluation on the eve of my performance review with my manager I've never met.

There's some good information here to set me on a path to self-improvement and reminded me of some things I had forgotten.

A worthy exercise.

I'm driving from the Washington DC area to Chicago this weekend.

What should I not miss along the way?

Stranger Things 2 does not disappoint.

Any job hunters in the Washington DC area, if the words WebEx and VTC aren't foreign to you, we're looking for a new Rich Media Engineer -

Come work with me and the team we're building.

Sometimes the best gift you can give a parent is to remove the 8 duplicate entries in Contacts for his 7 children.

That's the gift my wife and her siblings gave her dad after his wedding today.

At a gathering of my wife's siblings and conversation has moved from "I saw this on Facebook" (which I turned off last month that) to "have you seen this on TV?" (And that answer is almost always no.)

Played Trivial Pursuit tonight with my wife's family. I am severely disappointed.

For the category "Monty Python" when a question about THE SPANISH INQUISITION came up, no one but my wife got it. Because she's a learned lady.

Also, when asked about a Google software that included a flight simulator, the response was "Asteroids" then "what is a Google software?"

And not Google Earth.

These are not my people.

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Explosions in the sky - Magic Hours is an incredible song.

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I met a new member of staff at work today.

She's in her early Twenties and is registered as legally blind. She is completely blind in one eye, and has something like 10% sight in the other. She has a guide dog which sometimes stays at work with her (in the staff room) and uses a cane - but not at work.

Considering all of the above, she manages to make her way around the store, read product labels - sometimes with the use of a magnifying glass, use the till, and demonstrate the products (body lotions etc.) to the customers.

She has just finished a Masters Degree in Children's Literature, writes articles for various websites, and has a very active YouTube channel.

To say that I was inspired by her would be an understatement.


I am a week away from being part of the wedding disaster of the decade.

Blade Runner 2049 is a much better movie when you start from the beginning instead of an hour into it.

Our local theatre is bad about updating the signs showing which movie is where. So I walked into Blade Runner 2049 about 10 minutes late...

Or so I thought.

Apparently the 5pm show I thought I was in, was actually the 3:40 pm show.

So now I'm going to watch the first half of Blade Runner.

It is important to escape.

Pizza Hut is struggling with the letter A.
I have never laughed this hard trying to order pizza.

Part of my mortgage should go towards alcohol, pain killers and massages.


Today started with 'lets see how well these stones are in the concrete."