I did attend a speaker’s series on ethics today that was both enjoyable and informative. Not that I needed any ethical training but in a previous life I have been known to be very comfortable working in the gray areas. The biggest fear during the event was that the speaker, who happens to be a very high ranking officer of the company and that we work with closely, would call on us to ask a question. We managed to dodge that bullet but were recognized for our support, which was nice but a bit embarrassing. We prefer to work in the shadows and behind the scenes.
After the speech I got a great call from Kate to let me know that she had done me a solid and mowed the front yard for me. What a wife! While we were on the phone I was driving to the gym and happened to look in the rear view mirror and saw nothing but black storm clouds. I couldn’t tell if they were heading our way but figured I’d better get my run in while I had the chance.
I got to the gym and changed into my running gear. I stepped outside just in time to notice that the black roiling storm clouds were definitely heading my direction. I took off trying to beat the weather, keeping a constant eye on the clouds and wondering how far I should go before turning back. I chickened out after about a mile, you would’ve too if you’d seen the storm that was bearing down on me! I got back to the gym just as the sprinkles started falling so I guess I made the right decision.
I went to my one meeting of the day then headed home. This is when things really got busy. As I mentioned before, my wonderful wife had mowed the front yard but that left the back for me. I got home and had exactly 45 minutes until I had to take our daughter to tae kwon do. I changed out of my work clothes and got down to business. I got the yard done in 40 minutes leaving me five whole minutes to choke down a snack and Diet Coke before heading out to ninja training.
Just as we were heading out the door my amazing wife and son were coming in from his kung-fu class. Did I mention how great my wife is? Well, she got even better when she asked if I’d like her to take our daughter to class? I jumped at the opportunity, kissed her and told her how beautiful she was, then headed back to the computer room to get my workout in.
An hour later and workout done it was time for some dinner, ninja nights are usually sandwiches, and it was time for a quick shower and a little Call of Duty. Nothing like ending up a busy day taking out any frustrations on unsuspecting internet warriors using automatic weapons and high explosives!