Remember the "I Love You" virus? Yep I was the guy that opened that bad boy during my first month on the job at an Autodesk reseller. Heck of a way to introduce yourself to the company, but I was after all encouraged to open it by a more senior person standing behind me so it couldn't have been all my fault, right? Nevertheless a stupid new guy move. I feel that way today - after 6 weeks off I made a stupid new guy assumption, grabbed onto it and ran with an idea like I stole it... Turned out to be the wrong assumption. Only one person caught onto it before I went too far off in the wrong direction, but wow... rookie mistake by a veteran player.
Anyway... How's everyone doing? Economy is crappy but manufacturing seems to be up so that's good news I suppose. I had a mountain of email to delete err, I mean read [grin], but other than that this turned out to be a nice ease myself back into the working pool day so far. I went to lunch with my boss and he said that in the 3 years we've known each other he's never seen me so chill. Apparently I'm normally wound pretty tight but I guess that what 6 weeks off will do to a guy.
So what did I do this summer you ask? Nothing. And it was glorious. Its crazy though because at about week three I was ready to get back to work, then yesterday at the end of sabbatical I decided that if I didn't work another day in my life I'd be ok with that. Turns out I have kids to feed and bills to pay so there goes that idea. I figured I'd put up a few pictures from the trip to share before I go off the deep end talking about product design, process management, PDM, and how we have and are working on some wicked awesome technology that will (in my opinion) change the industry as you know it... let's have a little last day of summer sharing shall we?
Here's the rig. All set to head out to Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
This was taken somewhere between Idaho and Glacier. I loved that you could drive for miles and not find a single powerline.
When my kids are asked "didn't your parents teach you not to play with fire?" I hope they respond with "a good poking stick is important to keeping a fire going".
I'll cut it off there because I think this picture really sums up my last 6 weeks. In the middle of nowhere, surrounded by awesomeness and my kids who are equally as awesome, drinking a beer or two and fishing. Perfect.
Back to work I suppose...