Hi. Hey. How’s it going?

I’ve been on vacation for most of a week now. ¬†Vacation in the¬†not going to work sense, not the¬†going to noun to verb¬†sense. ¬†Maybe next time. ¬†I¬†live in a nice enough town, so it works out. ¬†We have beaches. ¬†And bays. ¬†And parks. ¬†(Oh my!)

Yesterday was a nostalgia trip through my Tumblr archive.  Ran across the picture of me next to the Wienermobile.  Seattle, September 2009.  I should go back.

For the better part of the last 2 years I’ve been wearing a Fitbit and logging my food in MyFitnessPal. ¬†I got bored and pulled my data from the Fitbit API, fed it into Excel, then told Excel to make me a pivot chart. ¬†(Because nerd.) ¬†It doesn’t tell the whole story, but it’s close enough. ¬†(Uneaten calories + exercise = lose weight. ¬†Fewer uneaten calories + exercise = maintain weight.) ¬†I’m guessing the persistence comes from Starbucks (in the form of iced lattes and marshmallow bars). ¬†I could be wrong. ¬†(Really, I just got tired of being the guy in the Wienermobile pic and decided to do something about it. Wholly selfish pursuit.)

Went to a Demi Lovato concert last night because Christina Perri was an opening act. ¬†I had no business being at a Demi Lovato concert, but I’m glad I stuck around. ¬†The audience was into it (obvs) and I knew more songs than I didn’t. ¬†It was a trip seeing a whatever of teenagers collectively decide to¬†turn on their¬†smartphone flashlights and wave them around. ¬†The future, man. ¬†(Oh, and MKTO was there too; turns out it’s a pop rap duo [cue tmyk-star.gif]. ¬†Like I said, no business being there.)

I’m out of sunscreen again. I’ve gone through more of the stuff this past summer than I have in the last 20 years. ¬†I hate the stuff — the sticky greasy feeling. ¬†Hate it. ¬†It was much easier when I dealt with the sun by just not going outside. ¬†But habits. ¬†And it’s easier to take a shower than deal with sunburn. ¬†Still…

Anyhow, hi.

This next song is about just one thing, and I feel like it is something that we lose pretty often.  And when we lose it we seem to get stuck.  And in order to get unstuck, we have to find it.  And that is self-forgiveness.  This song is called Human.

I give off a good vibe.

Or so I’m told. ¬†I’ve heard it before, but it’s still an odd bit of feedback to receive. ¬†They were nice and it felt genuine. ¬†I’ll take it.

Today was different. ¬†They sent me off to experience a different side of our business. ¬†Logo’d attire and whatnot. ¬†Strangers. ¬†Got some notes to bring with me back to the office tomorrow.

Any excuse to ride a roller coaster.

Here’s the Giant Dipper in Hyperlapse.