Alright, the holidays are over. Christmas did what it does every year and that is sneak up behind me, steal my wallet, put 1500 miles on my car, gets me out of shape, pissy and then before I know it I am back in my office wondering why I got so excited about it to begin with. And next year, the same will probably happen. But 2011 didn’t go quietly into the night. Let me catch you up.
What you are looking at above is me, hard at work supplying all facilities with the latest and greatest medical technologies. I have been hard at work in this position for a while and so far, love it. I know you can’t tell by my expression but being an account exec does have its rewards. Let me explain.
Trying to help older people understand the web or applications is a lot like explaining the steps how to DVR Happy Days to your cat when you are out-of-town; it takes a long time and when you come home you can be certain that the Fonz will not be in your future. Older Doctors know a lot about the world of medicine but the when it comes to web applications they make a face much like I do when someone asks me if I know what a Kardashian is. “I don’t understand the question and I refuse to answer it.”- Lucile Bluth
People come and people go in life. I have learned through extinct relationships that going separate ways doesn’t require screaming and lamp throwing. It’s important to know what you want, understand that not everyone is perfect, appreciate the ones who enter your life and appreciate the ones who left even more. So, for now, being a single guy who works sixty hours a week fits well. Like my late great-grandmother said to me when we visited years ago, “…if you are a monkey, be a monkey. Let the zebras have their stripes. Just be a good monkey.” I remember that as though it was yesterday. And after that advice my grandmother took me to Burger King. What a great day.
I’ve finally planted here. While I look for a nice house to finally buy, I will be hanging my hat here and hosting a lot of VeggieMacabre.TV at that bar…thing…it. With about five thousand invested into Ikea and some art from Final Girl, this place will do just fine. I will also get to use my green screen and host the show from space or Newark!
Looks like Alton Brown and I have buried the hatchet. By finding a common bond with flying I soon forgot the present he signed for me a few years ago. In case you don’t know I received a signed copy of his first book. I was ecstatic until I read his message.
I went up north again for Christmas and every year I say it’s the last time but then November comes and I find myself committing to the madness. But, it’s family and sacrificing some time to remind yourself why you live so far away is good for the soul. Also, I get more quality time with Uncle Mark. He is an amazing dude. Although, he drives like a fuckin’ nutcase! Also, he is best friends with the Indian couple that run a Dunkin Donuts. It’s a weird match but at least we had a place to dump the discarded wrapping paper that night!
Well, that’s a quick catch up and I did so in less than 750 words! I thought for sure I would ramble for 3,000. Lucky for you.
I will leave you with a picture from 1983 at my grandmother’s when I was much smaller, Dad’s mustache was much bigger and the world was a lot more fun. I was downloading this picture to Photobucket and the lady behind me asked if this could get any cuter.
Great to hear you’re on your way in a new way… Way.
“it’s family and sacrificing some time to remind yourself why you live so far away is good for the soul.”
Never heard it put better than that… 🙂
I get you on the ‘helping our elders online’ thing- Big Time… Trying to walk my dad (63) through his e-mail is my go-to litmus test for how tolerant I’m capable of being (without involving alcohol)…
Best of Luck, and have a Banner 2012! (cause it’s the only one we get…)
Thanks Tank! 2012 will be awesome. Unless the moon falls into the Earth or something cool like that.
Thanks for the re-cap, quote from your grandmother, and Photobucket excellence. May 2012 bring more candy reviews, more photo-worthy work moments, and less Kardashian for us all…whatever that is.
Aw thanks Allison. May you have great books, more perfect photo mom and daunter days and less stressful tax season!
I believe that transitions in life, if they are for the greater good, are nothing to be afraid of. I’ve moved more times than I’d like to count, but in every case, there was a reason behind it, and every living situation has taught me something new.
Congrats on becoming internet buddies with Alton Brown. I’m sure you will have a lot to learn from each other.
I’ve given up on teaching my mother how to play something in the DVD player. It’s just a lost cause.
I’m convinced that from about 1970-1985, the world was brown. We all have pictures from back then and they all look the same — that same brownish/reddish wash over everything. It’s a wonder we survived it.
Brother we are destined for another horror night but this time, for keeps.
Think that means something.
AND you got to go to Burger King. Lucky duck.
Grandma’s first fast food experience, too!
I look forward to watching you unfold like a beautiful flower, webmaster.
A flower that blossoms and hopefully talks. Next…Broadway!
Thank You for getting us all up to speed. You look absolutely thrilled to be an account executive, and cute as a button in that stripped shirt that I think we all had.
Brother that striped shirt is a staple of the eighties. I wish I had one now.
You totally look like your dad.
Oh, and he would make a great pilot with that stashe.
That ‘stache is a legand. 😉
Love the shot of the empty apartment. So full of promise! Have fun hanging cool stuff on your walls!
It’s going to have great things on it. Looking at a few The Shining posters. The alternatives are amazing.
Birthday Bash comin’ up!!!
Thanks for update! I apologize for staying away so long…I had forgotten how much I love reading your posts 🙂 What you said about family is so true and made me giggle. I think it’s the reason that I moved back to my home town last year…I needed a reminder as to why I left in the first place! And I plan to leave again as soon as I finish school! Happy 2012 Will!!
Hello stranger! A little bird told me you are engaged? Is this true?
This is true 🙂