It’s My Birthday

September 30, 2007

Today is my 32nd birthday. Geesh… 

What can I say? It’s hard to squeeze 32 years of life into one paragraph, but I don’t want to bother you with common things which most of you had already done and if I would want to tell you about something really interesting from my life, I would write a whole post about it. Considering everything I’ve passed through one can say those years were much interesting. Military high school; air force; a war; leaving military and transforming into civilian; few different jobs while trying to manage on the new ground; teaching kids as most beautiful job I’ve ever had;  marriage; daughter; IT management. And, I’m looking forward to new adventures. Still, I do feel like I’m at 25. Hehe… 

I remember one episode of Friends, when Joey was celebrating his 30te birthday. He was quite screwed with the fact that he is leaving his twenties and entering his thirties.  I don’t even remember how I was feeling at my 30te birthday. Anyhow, today I feel great. I have beautiful wife and three years old daughter and I’m enjoying my life with them. I have best job man could have in this country. I have best boss and best coworkers (trust me when I say so, because I’ve been moving around a lot, meeting all kind of people so I can judge them pretty good). 

There is a lot more left to be done but I’m solving one thing at the time. And I still do things which I was doing in my twenties. Except chasing chicks. But frankly, if I even would do that, I wouldn’t say it here where my wife could read about it, or somebody else who might then tell that to her. 

I’m sorry I can’t offer you with a cake through this blog, but if there is anything else I might do for you, in the spirit of this celebration, please write a comment about it. I will be more then happy to meet your needs (if it’s something that can be done). 

Thanks again for visiting and have a great life. 

P.S. Anybody else celebrating today?


Got Back After A Three Days Trip

September 21, 2007

I’m feeling very tired while typing this, cause it’s been only 15 minutes after I’ve got back from a three days trip, so forgive me if I write something stupid. I know. I haven’t written anything for last two days. I’m guilty. I admit. And I’m sorry. I apologize to all of you.

The reason for this is visit to one of my best friends. Although some people will say that you can have only one best friend I still claim I have few of them. Our friendship originates back from the high Scholl. Back then, we were doing everything together from studying to drinking, chasing chicks and getting into fights. We were young and really nasty. And very popular. I really love this guy; he’s like brother to me. Now, he lives about 300 miles away from me and I’ve had to take this mini vacation in order to make this visit. I’ve spent two days in packing, unpacking, driving and have had only one whole day for spending time with him and his family. So, I really wasn’t in situation to do any writing. Anyhow, his family is great. He has beautiful wife and five years old son and they are doing fine what makes me happy. I’ve had great time and I can’t wait to see them again. Probably at the New Year’s Eve.

It has been enjoyable trip, I’ve refilled my batteries and I promise I’ll use that energy to make this blog more interesting in the future. Starting from tomorrow because I am barely keeping my eyes open at the moment. And while waiting for my next real post, you could check some of these good articles: 

Getting to Now: How to Beat the Procrastination Habit

4 Simple Steps to Start the Exercise Habit

How to Explain delicious to Your Parents

Enjoy.

Thanks again for visiting and please leave your comments cause they are much appreciated.

Until my next post, have a great life.


Rescued Saturday

September 15, 2007

Phone is ringing. I am waking up, answering the phone.

“Buddy, are you coming here today I am awaiting for you? ” – says voice on other side.

“Who is this? What time is it?” – I’m still sleepy. It’s Saturday, around 9 AM.

“It’s me, Marco. You were supposed to be here already.” 

Btw, beside my regular job, I am freelance software developer, and Marco is one of my clients. Better said, nightmare of a client. Don’t get me wrong, he is not a bad person, far away from that, but he is very bad as client. How can client be bad? Well, from 100% of total time I’ve spent working with him, 70% of that time were spent while trying to determine what he actually wants. And trust me, it’s not my fault.

I know him for more then three years already, but even for those three years, he didn’t manage to learn some basics about using a PC. On the other hand, he wants to define every finest piece of this software. Imagine how somebody who doesn’t have a clue about it, is compiling detailed requirements for certain application (and it’s not a small one). Far now I’ve figured he is actually afraid he won’t get enough for what he paid for and honestly I hate it. Not because he is like that, than because I am working for man like that. But heck, I’ve already took the money and now I’m stuck with him. So, if you are software developer, choose your clients wisely …

Anyhow, it’s Saturday, he knows I am free from my regular job and now he wants to see me because there is nobody else in this world who knows enough about IT technology and to whom he can trust. Did I forget to mention that this guy actually trust me. When I say he trust me, I don’t just think he trust in words from my mouth, but he has so much confidence in me that he is telling me everything what I should and what I even shouldn’t know. Don’t get me wrong, I am pretty honest guy with high morality and I am not jeopardizing him, but it brings another problem to subject. Beside my professional obligation to him, now I feel moral commitment.

“Do you have anything specific in mind, or you would just be glad to have me there?” – hehe. This is his response:

“Not really. I am traveling to another city and I won’t be here all day long. I just wanted to check if you are coming here or not. I have a guy filling some data into our database and I thought it would be good if you would come and help him.” – what you say about that? For those of you who are not familiar with programming, it would be similar to calling a doctor and asking him if he could help your nurse in changing your diapers.

My response is something I’ve learned I must do when he is in question and I won’t explain here how I figured that out, because it’s a long story:

“No. I won’t. I’m am having pretty bad hang over. See you on Monday.” – nailed!

“Hmm. Heck. I thought you were coming… ” – and some mumbling after that. “Ok. If that’s the case, see you on Monday. Bye.”

That’s it. You can’t imagine how many Saturdays, and some Sundays too, I’ve lost with this guy, but not in development than in some stupid meetings while deciding about if it’s better to use, for example, drop down menu or tabbed pages. But, I’ve finally learned that he really isn’t having much trouble as he is saying he is. He’s going to complaint about this on Monday, but heck, he’s complaining about everything, so it won’t make much difference.

I’ve managed to rescue this one. The rest of the day I will spend relaxing with my beautiful wife and our two and a half years old daughter.

Thank you all for visiting and I hope you’ll be coming back.

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Until my next post, have a great life.