Archive for the ‘Marriage’ Category


The dual(ing) social media household

August 3, 2009

Social media is reshaping our lives in ways great and small. Today is a perfect example of how it has become a new and distinctly different element in our two parent/one child/no grandparents nearby household.

Today is Ignite Seattle, a super (trendy>) event that is filled with great speakers each doing their pitch fast and furious on the big stage. It should be a blast, as I heard was the case at the last one.

Jen recently started getting connected with a larger group of bloggers in the area and they all are going to the event together. I am very excited for her and the chance to get out there. She is an awesome blogger and I am optimistic things like this will encourage her to write even more. Going to something like Ignite with fellow blogger is terrific.

Of course, I would be interested in going as well. We often have these situations where we both want to do something but it is just not in the cards for someone else to watch the kid. We always find the right compromise and everyone feels heard and their wishes respected. We also both want to go to the Seattle Tattoo Expo this weekend and need someone to watch the kid for that as well. We’ll figure it out.

The nice thing about Ignite (and here is the point of this little post) is that I can be there. Well, mostly. There is a live stream, there are endless tweets (#ignitesea), tons of photos, and all sorts of interesting long-form posts that will follow. I don’t feel left out; I feel like we got the best of all worlds thanks to the social media revolution.

Of course, I hear there is no A/C at the event right now and it is hot out. At least I can lie in bed with the fan blowing on me and a cool drink in my hand. Perhaps I got the better deal this time.



February 26, 2006

My friend Lavinia returned to the world of blogging. She was out looking for windows and that reminded me to add it to the list of home projects that Jen and I created yesterday.

There seems to be an infinite number of things to do in a house, and once done I feel the need to start all over again. Lavinia is building a house, which is a multi-year project. Yesterday as Jen and I were driving up to Snohomish to have a nice morning wandering the antique stores (and going exporing with the little one) I suggested that we buy a piece of land somewhere up north and build a house on it. A project that we could take years doing.

Jen’s response was less than enthusiastic.


New job

February 7, 2006

A brief nod to the wife. She starts her new job at Microsoft in a couple of weeks. We will be a two Microsoft family. I think our cat has also applied for a position as a testerĀ in XBOX. He has very fast reflexes.