Hello world (or the subset that is reading this blog), I'm Richard, Lori's husband. I'm a software engineer working for a large defense contractor developing virtual training systems. Lori was thinking about what to do for her blog'o'vesary and one of the things she mentioned was getting me signed up to post. So here we are.
The next question I had to answer was what to post about. There were a number of options to consider. I could write about manly stuff, but that's not exactly the audience that's reading this ( I don't want to drive people away). I could recount some of our special moments, from my point of view, but that seemed like it'd just be a copy/paste of what Lori has written about in the past, with a few details changed so that were correct (I'll pay for that one). I could compare and contrast how dealing with two children under 2 compares to leading a team of six software engineers (who sometimes seem to act like 2 year olds). But I'll leave that for another time. I could talk about what I do at work when I'm not herding
I wasn't sure where to go, then it came to me while I was going to the bathroom (don't you know that's where the best thinking is done, along with the shower. 95% of all statistics are created in one of those two places. ) I was reading an article in Wired magazine when it struck me. (Wired magazine, btw is really a collection of ads, with some articles in between printed with a color scheme that could trigger a seizure) If I hadn't been reading this article in the bathroom, I would have just wasted 10 minutes. It was an article by Scott Brown called 'Best Crash Ever', and I'm not sure if it had a point. But the bigger question that this raised for me was, how come men read in the bathroom? And why don't women seem to spend very much time in the bathroom at all? Is it the whole pee standing up vs. sitting down thing? Those are all very good questions, or at least things that would make you go, "Huh, what's wrong with you?" See what Lori gets to deal with all of the time?
So to summarize: First post; Many topics to choose from; Bathroom reading; Wired articles that are a waste of time; Peeing sitting vs. standing.
Love you Lori. Bet you didn't think you'd still be doing this and that you would be telling me what html tags to use. :)
Thanks everyone for reading this far. Maybe next time I'll write a more sofisticated post, instead of resorting to toliet humor (but probably not).