So many awkward moments leading up to that first kiss make those early teen years unforgettable. Every tiny detail came back to life as I watched the movie, “Flipped” tonight. There’s a scene in the movie where the girl chasing the boy sits behind him in class and inches closer so she can smell his … Continue reading Flipped
The routine is the same each winter morning. I make sure my compact umbrella is inside my briefcase. I slip my black leather gloves over my cold fingers, but not before I pull on my jacket. Once zipped the gloves go on. I used to wear a wool Northface hat. But Kim made me one … Continue reading Raindrops Keep Falling
An older model laptop showed up at our home this summer; the HP Pavilion DV6000 to be exact. Kim has mentioned how convenient it would be to have a laptop she could keep upstairs while working in the kitchen or to take the beach during the summer. Or maybe it was her subtle way of … Continue reading A Windows User Installs Ubuntu Linux
Has it really been 30 years? The day was supposed to be a memorable one. One I’d been looking forward to for many weeks. My birthday happened to fall on the same day as “bring your child to work” day. I woke up earlier than normal and left with my father, whom I’d shadow for … Continue reading Mind Games
This past week I attended an event on the Microsoft campus organized by the Social Media Club of Seattle. Although I’m interested in social media I primarily attend to network and rub shoulders with a group of smart and interesting people. This week’s event was no exception. I learned something from each speaker, but I’m … Continue reading What Does Your Company Win On?
The time was 10 pm. By this time, teeth should be brushed, drinks of water administered and any last minute stalling by the kids should come with a reminder that Christmas is just around the corner. Yet here I sit at the table with a semi-cold plate of chicken nuggets wondering if they were the … Continue reading The Time Was 10 pm
It’s difficult to describe the sound. I’ve tried. It’s more than a loud snap. But I know it when I hear it. There’s no mistaking the sound a bone makes when broken. And this was the most cringe-worthy scene that came from watching the movie, 127 Hours. This is the film staring James Franco as … Continue reading 127 Hours