Saturday, January 14, 2006

Seattle, Here I Come

Life if full of twists and turns. The road got a lot bumpier this week for my family. I can’t talk in specifics right now. Some of the folks effected don’t know what is going on. I don’t necessarily agree that anyone should be kept in the dark about serious family matters, it isn’t my decision to make.

I have a real simple rule when it comes to giving bad news. Many of the people around me want to hide the bad news to shelter their loved ones. I can respect that. But on the other hand, those being sheltered want to be trusted with the truth. So my rule here is “if the situation were turned around, would I want to be sheltered or told?” In some cases, the person being sheltered would want to be sheltered, but I think in most cases they would not. So be it.

Tomorrow the travel starts again with a trip to Redmond, Washington to visit a little software outfit that is headquartered there – Microsoft. I’ll be learning on this trip. It will be the first formal training that I have gotten to attend in years. The schedule is very demanding with the class starting at 8:00 am and most days finishing up around 7:00 pm. I am definitely looking forward to it. My camera will also be attending, so I’ll try to post pictures from the road.

Will I be playing any poker while in WA? Oh yes. There are two games on campus, but I will only be able to attend the Wednesday night game. It looks like class will overlap the start of the Tuesday night game. There is also a card club in the area (45 minutes away) that I will probably find my way to on Thursday night.

I used to live in the Seattle area and I still have a friend there and several friends that have moved there since I left. It will be good to see some of them again. Then it will be good to get home before heading back to Vegas.

Here I go again.

12 comments:

tracie said...

If a situation comes up, I would rather know asap. Please do not keep me in the dark. I would be more pissed about that than anything.

Hope you had a safe trip

Sean said...

I agree that secretes within the family are a bad thing. My family does this also; particularly the older generations keeping secrets that ought to be shared with the younger generations. It causes unrest and unneeded pain.

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Onanite said...

I sure hope you like rain. Rain and coffe... that is what Seattle is all about. So you are jittery and depressed all the time.

Good luck.

Onanite

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The world could use more honesty. Good post, honestly.

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brian --- aka "bubble master" said...

"Then it will be good to get home before heading back to Vegas."

yeah baby!! I can't wait til we get there.

on a more serious note..I dread to think of who you are referring to and I hope it's not what I'm thinking... Your family is in my thoughts, SpecialK.

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