Busy and fun day.. Took today completly off from work.. haven’t done that on a weekend in a while..
Worked aroudn the house all mornign trying to catch up from being so busy at work.. Diane finished painting our bathroom.. looks so nice now !
Mid day I headed downtown to check out Techjam. What a GREAT event. I was so amazed to see that many smart and techy people in one place. . I ran into so many friends… I could hear in the buzz of conversation connections being made, careers advancing.. kids getting interested in tech.. I want to say to the organizers (Hi Cathy !) how much I and I’m sure everyone else appreciated them putting together such a powerful event. !
Technjam was just upstairs from generator.. so we got lots of through traffic. the place was jumping ! Great first contacts..
Here’s Cathy R.. Techjam goddess.. and SteM maven running her girls tech lunch .. She’s so awesome ! My friend Cairn is standing to her right.
Ran into my buddy Dave.. whose company Pwnie express is doing great.. We had a really interesting conversation (really. really, really interesting) .. on the topic of Internet of things. He was on the cover of one of the tech mags.. pretty nice !
Jeff and his family had some new home made tech bling. the girls always have soemthign new to show me.. it made my day !
heres fritz the powerful !
The .. IBM (and soon to be not IBM) crew
Pascal and ed
Freind Ken from Soundtoys
Two guys working for my buddy bill
old friend Kevin O
The lab B krew
Sean and Dan
Joe C and his robots.
An many, many more folks I saw .. so much positive energy in that room !
Then.. back home to put on the storm windows.. not much fun.. but between Diane, Max and Me.. we made sort of quick work of it.> The last job was to use a 25 foot ladder to clear an abandoned birds nest our of our upstairs bathroom vent.. Max offered to do it because i’m not so good with hieghts.. He pulled out so much gunk from the vent which was over 25 feet in the air.
here’s the birdsnest proper.. birds left over a year ago.. they raised a nice family in here.
final event for the day was a visit to our favorite local restaurant.. bridge street cafe. Closing after 14 years.. We had to go and get one more veggie wrap.. We wanted to say thanks to our good friend Marvin for taking such good care of us over the past many years.. 100′s of dinners, creamies, Halloween wine shots, bottles of A1 sauce.. and so many memories.. We were reminiscing about a time that Marvin s son Wes made a batch of extra, extra hot chicken wings for Max and Sam.. he offered to make them free if they could eat just one. Sam did !>. Max told us that he got some of the hot sauce on his hair.. and that got in his eye .on the drive home.. Owwwww !
Marvin told us there’s a new owner.. that will reopen in a few months.. That’ll be good. We’ll miss bridge street.. but we wont have to miss marvin.. he’s sticking around .
full day.. time for sleep.. more tomorrow
nite all. nite sam (we sure were thinking of you tonight)