March 04, 2005

1 week down.........

I met several former co-workers after work last night. About 8 years ago we all worked together for 2-3 years. It was a very cool project at the time, we were working on technology that is just now becoming mainstream (Voice Over IP). There was a period of about 2-3 weeks where we were putting in 16+ hour days, eating a lot of take-out and arguing with vendors almost endlessly. In the end it all worked out. We also benefited from it on a personal level by establishing some life long friendships. Last night was fun and before we all knew it three hours has slipped by, we'll have to do it again soon.

The weather in KC is supposed to beautiful this weekend, time for a little spring yard work perhaps! Also, we are having lunch with my uncle from Colorado (who is traveling thru town) and brunch on Sunday with a friend of my dads and the family, who is in town for a convention, it will be very busy weekend!

A friend at work gave me the Lance Armstrong book, "It's not about the Bike". I started reading it the other night and what he went through was amazing. In the course of about 10 days he went from being healthy, to finding out he had cancer, to having part of his manhood surgically removed, to brain surgery and finally he started intense chemotherapy - all that in the span of less than two weeks. Remarkable! I'm only about halfway through - it's a good book and I'd recommend it to any of you. But after reading it, it begs the question, "would you rather just be hit with cancer and get it on with the "cure" like Lance? Or would you rather go through this, long, drawn out process like me?" At this point I'm searching for an answer?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was so wonderful to see you David - we will have to do it again. Shives and Lee even behaved themselves!