I realize the Higgs Boson discovery was some months ago, but I'm totally a science geek and really like that stuff. Anyway, I can't believe it's been over a month since my last update. You'd think I was on vacation... I wasn't. Actually, I have some good news to share. I am now re-employed. Yes, I know many of you didn't know I was ever unemployed. Seems the startup I was with last year would rather conserve cash than pay for marketing people. I don't blame them, it's the reality of startups. So I was on the dole for Christmas and New Years. Not to fret though, I got a great job working for SAP. I was contracting since the beginning of March and last week they decided to make me a full-time employee. Sweet!
In an odd twist of fate, SAP was one the marquee customers for my last company, Redwood Systems. So every day, I see the Redwood's products right above my head. But enough about that, let's get to the important things.
First, you still have time to make a contribution and get in on the Pork-a-Palooza - Hamtastic 4 action. Simply go to my fundraising page and pull the handle.. You don't want to miss out on the this event, I've gotten donations from all over the world - individuals and institutions. I'm telling you, this really is bigger than the Higgs Boson discovery.
I realize I haven't really said much about my training. In years past, that would be most of my message. Let me put it this way, it's been damn hard. So get this - normally I ride with the not the slow group and not the fast group, I usually ride with the half-fast group. So some of the riders, nay most of the riders, from the fast group (aka the varsity team) decided they want to ride with the half-fast group. Obviously they don't want to work as hard. So what does this mean, me and my rather massive body have have to chase these little bastards up and down every hill we train on. Mind you, I don't mind if they want to dog it with the half-fast team. I figure I'll benefit because I'm working a lot harder than they are.
Speaking of working hard, you know, cancer won't cure itself. Again this year, I've heard from lots of people that have loved ones who have been affected by blood cancers. I am thankful I can do what I can to help raise funds to battle these diseases. I'll keep chasing those little-bastard varsity riders over hundreds of miles of mountains if it helps raise funds to fight leukemia and lymphoma. Please take a moment to do something good and get on the Pork-a-Palooza train.