Here it is Saturday morning. Yesterday, I got to return to the GooglePlex area and walk the Stevens Creek Trail and part of the San Francisco Bay Trail in a wonderful 2 hour excursion. The area around the technology complex includes Microsoft, Linkedin, and a whole host of other companies. The big thing is Google there though. Its Google here and there and everywhere. Their loaner bikes go zipping all around. There’s a wonderful sports facility for the Google folks. Its one of those campuses that are more than a campus. Its like a city or something.
I’ve decided to explore the restaurants and shopping around where I live and there are all kinds of places I need to eat, check out, and familiarize. That’s really good since I get tired of driving longer distance back over to south Fremont.
I also got to talk with RWR yesterday for the first time in more years. I really must do better with him I feel. We’re all getting older and who knows how long a person has. RWR is special and if you search on his initials on this thing, you can find numerous posts about him.
Now its Saturday morning with instant coffee and instant coffee thoughts. News blurs on and I’m thankful for the work I have. Its a great job on a project which always challenges me with its complexity. So much more than the last thing! I no longer worry about changing someone’s travel plans on some travel site or building ethernet labels or having someone track me and if I’m late give me a session on timeliness. They tell me at work now I will stay past my project and work on other projects and they want me, like me, appreciate my abilities. Its a nice change from a place that blamed me for just about anything that happened even when I demonstrated that really there was no blame that could be attached. Its easier to find a scapegoat and blame the new project manager instead of a so-so technical team that was fully loaded on the company.
I drank my required beer last night and watched old movies. It was good again. Life was good even if I spend it in the Bay area which I really don’t like that much.