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If this is the case, then is the local coffee shop my home?

Or maybe the local Chinese restaurant?


Heck, it might even be my kid’s school.

I think I’m having an identity crisis…

Ran across this today…


My goodness. How times change.

Too true

Mrs. Technocrat will appreciate this…


I can’t speak for her mind, but this is totally how her computer is.

All. The. Time.

And the winner is…


If you recall, Mrs. Technocrat and I have had a blog challenge going for a while now. “HAD” being the key word here.

You see…I WON!

Despite Mrs. Technocrat’s boasting, superior blogging experience and general pompous attitude, she slipped up last week and didn’t blog.

CHA-CHING!!! It’s over!

To be fair, she’s had some hellaciously busy weeks.

But that’s all the sympathy I’m going to give her.

/Gloating_mode = ON.

Oh YEAH. The sweet smell of victory.

I saw a quote last week that pretty much sums up my feelings right now.

“Winners never fly higher than when they are bouncing up and down on the corpse of their defeated foes.”

Yup. LOVE that.

So while I get nothing for winning other that bragging rights….brag I shall.

And frequently.

And for the foreseeable future.

So you’ll have to excuse me if this is a short post today.

I need to go get on my IM client and remind Mrs. Technocrat that I won the blog challenge.

Do I ever…


I think that of late, I’m starting to appreciate this more and more.

Being a kid is a hell of a lot more fun than being an adult.

Not saying that being an adult doesn’t have it’s perks (Driving, voting, sex, drinking, buying cool shit), but being a kid has a level of freedom that can only come from one thing. A lack of responsibility.

Yup that’s it. The key difference between being a kid and an adult. Lack of responsibility.

Mrs. Technocrat and I have been talking a lot of late about this sort of thing. It really hit home last night that we are getting “older”. With that comes increased responsibility.

Some of our friends are starting to transition into this. They have kids going to college.

/scared_face = on

Yes, friends of ours (that are our age) have kids going to college.

What. The. Holy. HELL!!??!!

How did that happen?

Several of them (the parents, not the kids) have remarked that they wish for a simpler time.

Now don’t get me wrong. We (the parents) wouldn’t trade our lives. It’s just that we don’t consider ourselves “old”.

Hell…many of us have trouble considering ourselves “adults”, much less “responsible adults”.


My two kids are a ways a way from college, but it’s not THAT far away.

Driving is the next big thing and that frightens me.

Teaching them how to drive, and drive safely, in today’s world.

Heaven help me.

So, I return to the above image.

Peter Pan had it right.

I particularly like that whole “flying” thing.

Plus, Tinker Bell was HOT.



I’m heading out next week for a bit of a vacation from life. So don’t panic.

I’ll be back (no…no Terminator voice here).

It’s been more than a year since I’ve had a real vacation (no, moving my elderly father from Kansas to Wisconsin doesn’t count), so it’s going to be nice to get some time away.

We’re heading to San Diego for about 10 days. I’m really looking forward to it, but maybe not for all the reasons you’d expect.

You see, I’ve never been to California for fun.

Sure, I’ve been there lots, but it was always for work. You know the drill. Fly in. See the airport. See the shuttle to the hotel. See the hotel. See the conference center or the offices (depending on the trip). See more of the hotel. See the shuttle to the airport. See the airport.

I’ve probably done that 8 times in the past 10 years. But I’ve never gone just for fun. Never gone to see anything of the state.

So I’m looking forward to it.

San Diego, the zoo, Balboa Park, the Midway (that’s an aircraft carrier), beaches, ocean, etc. I hear they have good sushi out there.

I’ll be taking a bit of a blogging break also, so don’t panic when you don’t see me for a bit. I know you all are watching the blog challenge Mrs. Technocrat and I have going (still going…..) but we’ve mutually agreed to take a break for the duration of the vacation.

So, see you all in early August.