Sunday, January 31, 2010

Back to the Grind

So Company, I don't know if you have realized this, because of my seamless mastery of the blogosphere, but I was away from the Worldwide Headquarters this weekend, off in the Great White North celebrating the 30th Birthday of one David Nathaniel. I am going to trot out some names here, as if name dropping these names is going to get me anywhere, but it was the first time in a long time that Little Jeffy, The Pharaoh, Nelbo, David Nathaniel, Cuddles, The Pool Shark and I have all been in the same room at the same time, not to mention Guy H. of Gordon, MI and all of the other assorted characters we associate with. Don't worry, the proper authorities were notified far enough in advance and all of our paperwork was in order so it's okay.
Anyway, we had a great weekend, at least I did. I am serious, I haven't had that much fun in a long, long time. There are stories, just like there always are when we all get together, but we best leave them to be told at a later, more appropriate time. The point it that it was great, and while I did not get a chance to see everyone that I would have liked to see, I had a great time seeing those whom I did. A long weekend of hanging out, coupled with a series of conveniently staggered goodbyes as we all head off to our respective corners, mixed with a birthday with a round number and a multiple-hour long car ride by oneself, and of course one gets a little bit reflective. So guess what? It's time to get reflective.
Somewhere along the way I heard a woman on television deliver a line from a script that said "Some people are meant to always be in your life, and some people are simply meant to pass through for a little bit." Wise words. Unfortunately, they hard words to stomach, especially when one is young. When you leave college, or maybe when you move away from your home town for the first time, you always have this grand idea that you need to keep in touch with everyone, that you need to make the rounds to see every person every time you are back, etc. etc. It sort of takes the forces of time and money and priority to wean one of that habit, as it was for me, but it never sat right with me until I heard that come out of my television speaker. And you know, it's true. That's the way it is. Some people are just made to come through and sort of have a cameo in the story of your life. I have had a lot of those people, both good and bad, come through in my days but I have been fortunate enough to have absolutely fantastic people as the major players in my drama.
Yes, it's true, I have been blessed with a lot of fantastic people in my life, and I couldn't be more grateful. A lot of people have said a lot of awfully nice things about me in my time, and I have to admit I don't think it would have been that way had I not been blessed with the caliber of individuals I have had and currently have in my life. I really mean it.
And it continues. I had such a great time over the last couple of days that I was not terribly excited about having to return to the Worldwide Headquarters and going back to work. I am not going to lie. But you know, once I got back and realized that I was blessed with just as many fantastic people here as I was there, it wasn't so bad. In fact, it's not bad at all. I am extremely lucky in the people who have turned out to be the "always in your life" type, and all in all I have been very lucky with the "pass through" type too for the most part. So thank you to whomever made that happen. And thanks to all of you Company, for being a part of the whole thing too.
So all is well as we head back to the daily grind after a weekend of fun and frolic. Look for some more good stuff this week from BigDaveandCompany.com and the Big Dave and Company Podcast. Oh God, I've gone from pleasant reflection to shameless shilling of my product. That is awful. But I guess it means I am back into the grind, doesn't it?

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