Simple advice to you young people

I try not to be the guy who says

Kids these days…

I just wanted to pass on some simple advice…

You WILL want pictures of yourself doing things when you’re young.  I know it’s a pain that Mom wants to pose you, or when you’re with your friends it’s embarrassing to ask them to take a picture of you.

I would give A LOT OF MONEY to have more pictures of the experiences and friends I had in the years between 13 and 25 years old.  For some reason I thought I was much too cool for that.

Do kids still say “too cool”?  Anyway…

I was in Russia for 2 weeks (I was in High School, and without our parents).  I took 10 rolls of film (it was 1992, cut me some slack).  36 exposures on each roll.

Do you know what I have from that trip? 358 pictures of Russia WITHOUT ME IN THE PICTURE.

I spent 6 years in the Navy.  I had experiences you get once in your life IF YOU ARE LUCKY.

I have maybe 10 pictures of me in the Navy.


Don’t be me.  Take pictures.

You don’t have to put them on Facebook. Just take them so you have them one day.

Don’t be like I was -> STUPID.


I used to do a little

Just had my first cup of coffee after cutting caffine out completely for several days.
You know that G&R line from Mr Brownstone

I used to do a little but a little wouldn’t do it, so a little got more and more

Yeah, that was me.

Now 1 cup has me looking like the road runner.

About a year ago at the NewSpace conference Chris Radcliff told me that he doesn’t use energy drinks because it’s using energy you don’t even have yet.

Turns out he was right.  My mood is much more steady during the day now.

My 30 second Prometheus review

Just walked out of the theater…
It was a movie that never really figured out what it was. You can’t replace characters we connect with, a solid main storyline, and story pacing with special effects.  Felt like something Damon Lindelof would write.  Oh wait, he did write this.

Ridley Scott should have gotten JJ Abrams instead.