39 Things I've Learned About Life

Today is my birthday. I'm 39. This year, in particularly, was a challenging year because of a variety of things. Despite those challenges and the emotional rollercoaster I've been on, there are 39 things -- yes, 39 -- that I've learned that will help me over the next 39 (God willing):


    Boston Earth Quake Memes

    So yea, we had an earthquake tonight and of course, because the internet is awesome, we welcome the memes:

    I'm sure there will be more, but this is, don't forget, just 30 minutes after the earthquake happened.

    Got love the interwebs.

    A First: An Earthquake in Boston

    Snapshot 10 16 12 7 46 PMI've lived in the Greater Boston area all my life and about 20 minutes ago, I experienced a first -- an earthquake. It was a confirmed 4.6 earthquake that came from Maine. Nuts…what's next?

    What are You Thankful for?


    At about this time next week, I'll be recovering from a turkey hangover with a massive sandwich that's chock-full of leftovers. It'll remind me of the great Thanksgiving I had with my family and friends as well as relishing in a Patriots win over the pathetic Detroit Lions.

    Before I'll dive into the holiday feed-bag and couch jockeying, I'll give a little thanks to things that are important in my life, sort of important and just crap that I like that's important to me.

    Ready. Set. Go. (in no particular order with the exception of the first one)

    • Wife and kids
    • A job and two good part time jobs that support the first bullet and enables our family to have a great lifestyle
    • Roof over my head, cloths on my back and food on the table
    • Technology and all things Apple (yes, I'm a fan boy)
    • Social media, because it ties into the previous bullet and because I get paid to play on Facebook and Twitter all day long (among other responsibilities)
    • Close friends
    • My social network friends
    • Dogfish Head beer (or craft beer overall)
    • Working with smart and interesting people
    • Good and competitive professional sports teams
    • A good sense of humor and a no BS way to approach everything in life

    As you can tell, I'm a pretty simple guy. I like it that way. It suits me well.

    What are you thankful for?