Happy Fathers Day! What a crazy few days…
Saturday, spent the day roaming around Manhattan showing the city to my friend and colleague, Cristian. We started at the South Street Sea Port and went to the tip of Manhattan to see the Statue of Liberty, then up to Soho to the Apple Store (more on that below), to McSorleys to meetup with a few of my best friends, then out to dinner in the East Village, and then out to Union Square for dessert. Even stoped in to 15 East to say hi to Masato.
We went to the Apple store because Sherri needed a new operating system update for her iBook G4. Her office uses a remote desktop application and her older OS isn’t supported any more. We spoke to an Apple genius and they showed us what we needed, brought us over to the shelf where they were, asked if we wanted to buy it, then rang us up on the spot – (credit card and all…) and the receipt was emailed directly to me. We did not have to wait in any lines or walk over to the counter, they swiped my credit card on a Palm (or something)… simply amazing. It was like my own personal shopping experience!
On the way up to the Lake House today, we were listening to a 1998 concert of the Dave Matthews Band (I know, a shocker) and they were playing Drive In, Drive Out. I looked all over the internet for this particular line, but couldn’t find it from the studio album. Dave must have improvised as he was singing, as he does this quite often at his shows:
Don’t sell your soul for gold, you’ll be as good as nothing
This rings true. Very true. The minute I heard this line, I thought to myself, how many times do we do things/or put up with things that are wrong… just to make some money? I can guarantee the majority of folks out there have done this at some point in their life. For me, life is about learning… and sometimes we get too comfortable in some situations. As long as I’m challenged and I’m always learning, I’m content and motivated.
We spoke about this briefly in the car and got different points of view on this line… and we all came to the conclusion that different people have different goals in life, but as long as you’re doing ‘good’ (as Google says), you’re doing OK.
Had a fabulous time at the lake house today with both my family and Sherri’s (their first time) and was extremely excited to spend some time with my all-to-busy brother, who is now over at Next New Networks as a network manager [of automotive] and Executive Producer of Fastlane Daily. If you’re a car enthusiast, you should certainly check out the daily show (weekdays) as they feature extremely relevant auto entusiast news from both the mainstream media and the Internet in short 5-8 minute segments.
Entourage is back and we’re in a new season (technically). It’s interesting to see a “reality show” of a television show – I’m not sure how much I like this new format but it’s too new to decide. There was also too much emphasis on the director of the movie focusing his attention on the woman actress, but I’m not a television critic so I’ll stop talking now.
Time for bed.