Sunday, April 13, 2008


I've been on "vacation" since April 4th. Of course I was sick and slept most of the day. On Sunday, I took the family to Disney World. Last year my parents bought us annual passes to the Magic Kingdom so that we could all go together to get away.

I am an only child. My parents and I never had vacations, we just moved somewhere (8 times). If we did go somewhere, it was to my parents home town town for a week or two to visit Grandma and Grandpa.

Now, here's what I consider a vacation, sitting on a beach drinking Corona's with my beautiful wife (no kids) staring at the ocean. Yes, this is the Corona ads you've probably seen. Quiet. No work. Perfect.

I love the kids, but they are harder "work" than work. On "vacation," I am the pack mule. I carry everything and everyone. A friend at work has shared this story about Man's Stages of Life, I'm in the donkey phase...

I'll say it again because I don't believe my sense of humor always comes out correctly (I'm rarely serious), I love my family, my kids, but a break it is not.

Disney H5N1?

We did have a great time despite all of us coming down with the Disney version of the bird flu. Imagine a virus made up of viri (sp?) from 100 countries...that's what we all have. I'm hacking right now. I took a half day on Thursday and spent the following day with Kate at home. She slept most of the day. Kris and Little Chet spent the day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Saturday we came home because Little Chet finally caught it. Now we're resting.


  • Little Chet gets a tooth pulled tomorrow
  • Pick up new Dell XPS laptop tomorrow (woohoo!)
  • Go back to work (woohoo?)
  • I'll be doing my first Application Express presentation for the Suncoast Oracle Users Group, SOUG. Actually, it's my first IT related presentation. If you can make it, please come by and laugh. More information about the presentation can be found here.


Tom said...

I am definitely looking forward to the Apex presentation. To build an app THAT BIG with that many pages is phenomenal. It's all about teaching and sharing. I wonder how many Apex projects you will kickstart next Thursday : ).

oraclenerd said...

I absolutely agree. I've learned almost exclusively online, I don't know how people did it before there was an internet...I guess it was much harder. :p

I certainly hope I can inspire one person with it!