Client: While you’re here, could you help me figure out Google Street View?
Me: Sure, it is pretty easy.
Client: Good. I need to see if they are finished planting the new bushes at my house.
Well if that’s the case lets setup a time next year when Google may have updated the image.
Here I sit in Ontario, California on Christmas Day, exploring many deep brain things. My brain things follow a thread that goes something like this…
I need coffee.
Second thought (in route to kitchen to make coffee):
Oh yeah, it’s Christmas.
I wish I could spend it with my Memere and Pepere - followed by a very sharp pang in my chest.
Stop being sad and appreciate your life.
Why? This sucks!
Because you are among the privileged few in this world with a home, food, clothes, and friends that are genuine.
This is true and I should be ashamed for my selfishness.
I am thankful for all these things and more everyday but I still miss the people that embodied the holidays for me in my youth.
I love you and miss you both very much. And today, though I seldom drink, I will have a glass of wine for Memere and a Canadian Mist and 7-Up for Pepere.
Salute, and happy holidays everyone.