Along this fools Errand…
God, I love the Decendents. I followed them as a young, 18 year old punk rock kid and they throw out albums every few years that reflect where I’m at at life, and they seem to make sense. They’re my same age, and I gotta admit I dig their songs and lyrics. I don’t know why.
Life is fucking good.
I’ve always dug this song. Mostly, for the energy of it all. Reminds me of Jr. High….
Missus Zip and I, 1989 and 2016. Disneyland, last week in fact. I’m still pissed we couldn’t find fanny packs.
If I could fix one single problem in my life, its this:
No, I don’t want to fix your computer.
Yes, I can. No, I don’t want to. Your 2003 Acer laptop isn’t a good time. Lets not even bring it up in a conversation. Just….Buy a new one. Don’t ask me. I can’t polish a turd.
I’m also killer at cleaning toilets. I don’t want to do that either for you.
There, I said it.
Taking the family to Disneyland tomorrow. 1 day at the beach, 2 days at disneyland, and 1 day at six flags. We’re all fairly hopped up about it.
Part of working for a tech company is dealing with Millennials. You know, this latest generation. I think every generation compares the best of theirs to the worst of the current, but even so…. I gotta get this out. Granted, I could stand to be a bit more patient and no one ever accused me of being overly empathetic. Being older, and hanging out with bikers I gotta think makes it worse.
A few rules for you pricks:
- Just come to work. Even if you don’t feel like it. Power it out. Also, there is no “app” for that.
- Life isn’t fair. It’s not supposed to be.
- It sure as hell isn’t all about you. Especially when everyone else thinks its all about them. You have to take the long view.
- Your job isn’t a right. Its a damn privilege. Make something of it. It will always be thus.
Whew! There, I said it. Lets party!
I don’t have anything really cool to post, but it’s been a while and figgered I’d say hello to my old friend my Blog. Sometimes it’s nice to put down the things that are in your head.
Shit has been really good as of late. I’ve been focusing on my family and work a lot, and its nice to see some small successes there. Those stack, I think… and one day they lead to really good things. I like what I do at work. I’ve always been an owner of a company or just an employee. Managing people can be frustrating sometimes, but most times its been really rewarding and it pushes me.
I’ve been doing a bit of Travelling with the company this year. Miami in February, and Boston 2 weeks ago. The company I work for is a major sponsor for WordPress, the platform my blog is written in. We represent the company, and to be honest Its an honor that they asked me. We’re expanding our role there, and I’ll be doing some breakout sessions at some of the future wordcamps.
Boston is the shit! I think I love that city. History everywhere. We meandered all over the city and just enjoyed it. I want to go back.
Paul Revere and the North Church
Old Ironsides – The USS Constitution
We had dinner with a couple of the heavy hitters in the WordPress Community, and he put his camera on the window of the restaurant as we ate and talked business. He showed us this the next day. Kinda cool:
Life it seems, is good. I certainly can’t complain.
Got tickets to the warped tour this weekend. Some old bands I know the name of, and whole lot more I don’t. It could be good.
Scrolling through some pictures this morning….I’ve saved some pictures over the years that I’ve meant to make blog posts on, and just haven’t. What the hell, I figured I’ll just throw em out there.
Muffler man that had a brief appearance in Easy rider, 1970s.
A postcard from RoadRunner Retreat, Route 66 back in its heyday.
The Deeburger Clown, Orem Utah. Fuckin’ A. 28 cents!
Railroad bridge, Tocpock Arizona circa 1900s. In Easy Rider as well, torn down in 1977
A route 66 blast from the past.
The Roadrunner Retreat. Route 66, California
To the Irish!
Another Shot, near Topock Arizona
Colorado River, Topock Arizona. Old Route 66 is in the foreground
The Grapes of Wrath Bridge, Circa 1900s.
My father had a hand in Building this. Orem Utah
Flagstaff Arizona Postcard. That hotel was was on Easy Rider as well.
Peter Fonda, Stuffing his tank with cash. Easy Rider, Ballarat California 1968.
Burt Munro. The coolest man alive in the worlds fastest Indian
A theater in Knoxville Tennessee, 1969
I just like this picture
This picture just makes me giggle. heh, Zip.
The Americana Inn, 1965. The crew from Easy Rider stayed here.
Easy Rider, Arizona.
1948 Indian Chief. The most beautiful bike ever made.
Filming Easy Rider, St Louis Cemetery #1
Partridge creek bridge, 1950 alignment of route 66.
Took the drone up and got some footage of the fireworks in my city on the 4th. I crashed it right after this, but lucked out and only broke a couple of props.