And, that makes 11 years.
What a difference 15 years, eating better, exercising more and lots of other changes can make. Yes, that is the same shirt. The jeans in 1999 were 34x32s and stretched to their limit. Today it’s 32×32 and require a belt to keep up. In 1999, I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded, now I’m running 2+ miles 3 days a week and I’ve run 2 5Ks in under 32 min each time.
I won’t mention why I was standing in front of Bill Smith Auto Parts, groggy eyed (and probably starting to get hung over) 15 years ago.
How’s that for a throwback Thursday? And, next Thursday will be another one.
So, Day 1 was fun, once my flight from Champaign got to leave the ground. The big highlight was the visit to Salt Lick BBQ for some awesome Texas BBQ. Many thanks to CiscoServerGeek for organizing the event, Gina Minks and Dell Data Protection for providing the transportation and Nexenta for the cobbler! The crowd in the private party room.
I’m headed to Austin, TX next week for DellWorld 2013, courtesy of Dell and the wonderful folks at DellTechCenter.com. Apparently I’ve been helpful and vocal enough about Dell servers, desktops and support on Twitter and other places that they are calling me an “influencer” again this year.
As part of that, I’m required to state that Dell flew me in to Austin for #DellWorld2013. And paid for my hotel. And my food. So, the things that I mention here over the next few days have been influenced by this, though I’ll try really hard to be honest and clear about everything I see.
10 years later, still following the crowd!
5 years after this post and it’s time to go to the Lengthy Service Luncheon again.
Your presence is requested at a luncheon on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Noon in the Student Dining & Residential Programs Building (SDRP).
15 years of service happened back in June. Another Wow.