John and Julie, in their 80s, die in a fiery crash. St. Peter apologizes for their last few minutes on earth, and promises eternal bliss – endless golf for John, and no more domestic chores for Julie. A month into their new life, John comes home agitated. Julie asks him what could cause so much turmoil in such a joyful life. John: “Lady, I knew you should not have put me on supplements. We could have arrived here 20 years ago!”
My wife told me this joke. She has been switching me to supplements and exercise to wean me away from the medication I have been on since October 2010. In turn, I winked back “You know, I may come back two decades from now agitated like John ”
This Thanksgiving I want to thank so many who have been part of my life for so long. Starting with my wife, and my two lovely kids, who have blossomed into young adults at college. My buddy, Peanuts, who keeps trooping along.
And so many people from the past I have re-encountered in the past year. People like Dave Duffield and Charles Phillips and Art Mesher who I had not seen in years. Many more who have pinged me on social networks I had lost touch with for decades.
Corny as it may sound, I also need to thank so many “things” that have faithfully been part of my life for several years now. I am glad to extend life of my HTC Android phone. Apple EarPods and Jawbone’s Jambox have allowed me to enjoy its MP3 skills the last few weeks. My trusty Veracruz which is entering its 5th year of reliable travel service. I feel guilty about my Toshiba Portege with its missing D key cap. iPads and Chromebooks lie nearby, but I continue my loyalty even as people find that difficult to reconcile with my quest for new and shiny in my innovation blogs and books.
So, thanks for a long and lovely life. And may it continue. Many more friends to meet and greet in the Internet of People and Things.
Just allow me to periodically bitch and moan at the countless supplements and sprints Margaret keeps subjecting me to :)
Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!! To my friends overseas – keep on innovating and giving me more “new and shiny” to catalog.