Three positive things, day twelve

Tags: 

After being in NYC for two days, it was time to go home.

The first positive thing was our luck with NYC traffic holding up and our drive home only taking 3 1/2 hours - no stops this time. We had some breakfast and were on the road by just after 8am, and made it home by a quarter to twelve. And I got to chat with my friend Matt for the whole drive. So lots of awesome there.

The second positive thing was Kian started doing the "Bob" part from Sandra Boynton's book "Fifteen Animals" to hilarious effect :-D I'll have to put together a video of it.

The third positive thing was being home with my family again after being away since early Friday morning.

Three positive things, day eleven

Tags: 

This was my second day in NYC.

The first positive thing was seeing some of my coworkers and people I've gotten to know in the Drupal community over the past few years. Not being able to see your coworkers in person can definitely be a disadvantage of working from home, so it's good to take these opportunities to meet up with them.

The second positive thing for the day was finally getting a chance to work on a bug in one of the Drupal modules I maintain. It had been sitting there for a while, so I was glad to finally get some time to dig in. It also helped that one of the people to bounce ideas off was there too, so we made some progress.

The third positive thing was explaining to a cop, for whom I'd just bought oatmeal at a small store in downtown, why I was wearing bunny ears. And a dozen other people who also asked. :)

Three positive things, day ten

Tags: 

This is a little late because, well, I was a little distracted by it being a pretty exhausting trip.

The first awesome thing was driving (with my friend and coworker Matt Goodwin - the family stayed home) to the UN office in NYC in 4 1/2 hours, including two stops. Yes, only four and half hours. The best case scenario was three hours, forty minutes, so to add two ~20 minute stops and still make it within that time was pretty incredible. Yes, we got up at 3am and were on the road by 4, all so that we could get to NYC for a meeting by 9:30. Needless to say, we made it.

The second awesome thing was attending the NYC Camp for the first time. There were lots of good things about the event, but most of it boiled down to being able to spend time with my coworkers and people I've gotten to know over the past few years.

The final awesome thing was.. being in NYC for the first time. I'd never visited before and I look forward to coming back sometime when I have a little time to sight-see.

Three positive things, day nine

Tags: 

A quick one because I'm late for bed.

First off, for my trip to NYC Camp tomorrow I was bumped from a standard sized car to an SUV. That'll make the 4+ hour drive (each way) a little more comfortable. And I never knew there could be so many different buttons for controlling the contours and position of the driver's seat ;-)

Secondly, picked up a surprise gift for a friend and her husband who married recently. Of course if they read this first it won't be much of a surprise ;-)

Thirdly, our 8yo cried for half an hour going to bed because he was going to miss me. He also had me pack one of his favorite toys to remember him by. I'll be back in two days, but it's still nice to know I'll be missed ;-) Our 11yo also gave me a small token to take, but he's seen me travel enough (once or twice per year) that he's comfortable with it.

And now - to sleep, perchance to dream. But they'd better be short dreams because I have to get up in 5 1/2 hours!

Three positive things, day eight

Tags: 

Three quick things tonight.

First off - yes, kittens. Today we left the basement door open, instead of keeping it closed. Our upstairs cat, Bolt, appreciated this as it meant he could go have some food or use the litter whenever he wanted, instead of waiting for us to open the door to the stairs. The two kittens explored a little bit, but were a little apprehensive of the huge open space so still stayed up stairs, where they spent almost the entire day bouncing around, jumping onto counters, and climbing the curtains. Because kittens.

Secondly - dinner. My awesome wife found a recipe last year that's a recreation of a lettuce wrap dish from a popular Asian-American restaurant. After she tried it one she realized it needed some improvements, so she added a few more ingredients to the second batch, and it has become or family's favorite meal ever since. And it's rather amazing with some Sriracha sauce.

Finally, while I was getting Kian ready for bed and I was carrying him around the bedroom, he pointed at the ceiling and looked up. I touched the ceiling and asked him if he wanted to touch it. He said he did. So I carefully lifted him up, allowing him to touch the ceiling, and he gave this wide-eyed look of awe. He then kept asking to touch the ceiling until we put him to bed - it became his new favorite thing. This honestly isn't too surprising, given he likes being upside-down so much.

Pages

Subscribe to Front page feed