Today is the easiest post ever – Happy Friday everyone! Hope you get to do whatever you’d like to do this evening/weekend! Cheers!

“For I have always …

“For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley: In Search of America

You may not always agree with (or admit) every sentiment Steinbeck would like to leave you with from this passage, but I don’t see how you can deny the fact that it literally blows your hair back and leaves you gasping for breath as your mind reels from the connections it makes.

Contemplative Hollis Brown

Contemplative Hollis Brown

He was such a hit from my intro video (all Automatticians create intro videos so we can ‘meet’ each other online since we’re a distributed company) that I figured he should make an early appearance to the Challenge. So without further adieu, I give the world Hollis Brown – my 30lb solid white beast of a cat.

Today’s the first day of my answer to the call of the April Blogging Challenge!

When I first heard of this challenge my initial thought was what a great idea! As I’m sitting here thinking of what to actually post, though, I realize why this challenge exists in the first place. It’s not an easy thing to come up with new material and diligently post it every day. So to start with I think I am going to stick to the old adage KISS (keep it simple, stupid) and just say:

I pledge to stick to the challenge and welcome to my first post. Cheers!