It’s April Already?

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What happened?

It seems like yesterday was March 4, the day Rylan was born. Just like that, a month has gone by. What have I been doing? Here’s a rundown of the last month of my life.

IMG_0167I went to New York City for a couple days, on business, to help resolve a major network problem in conjunction with the awesome IT guys from Outbrain. Toured their datacenter in NYC, which is in the same building as Google’s datacenter (pretty cool to see). Ate some Kobe Bacon (O!M!G! it was good) and a $40 hamburger. Thanks NYC. Met some of my New York co-workers face-to-face for the first time.

render2Next, was the crazy busy work schedule. Launching two new sites and updating a third – all in a month. Building a legitimate DevOps team, building a legitimate company network, and building an array of web servers. All while maintaining a fragile network of super-scaled WordPress sites. Did I mention I hired two people, and am working on a third?

Went to WordCamp Miami today. That was fun. Networked with cool people. ‘Nuff said.

Now we’re finalizing the plans for our wedding. We’re already technically married, now we gotta make it official by saying our vows in front of our family and friends! June 29 it is, aboard the Island Time Cruise boat. We rented a house on the water for the week (in Key Largo), we’ll have our boat there, and of course my parents will have their boat nearby. It’s going to be a week-long party and adventure in Key Largo, for all things that are Collier/Greda and friends.

IMAG2060And I haven’t even mentioned the fact that I am a brand new father. Loving that part of my life. Absolutely loving it. Awesome kid. Awesome new family. Awesome awesome. I worry that my Tina isn’t getting the help she needs from me – doing my best to keep everything organized. She literally just tried to drink a beer after having no alcohol for about a year. She said my Corona Light tastes like old shoes. Oh well, more for me.

That’s all I’m saying now. Over-and-out.

2 thoughts on “It’s April Already?”

  1. Rich, it seems you have a lot on your plate! May I suggest (and, Tina don’t be saying nothing…..hahaha) to do something for yourself to make sure you are relaxed and enjoying your new family, your busy work and just simply life. You are at work all day. Break your day during the lunch with a run either outside, or in the gym. Take an hour lunch at least and do physical activity. Gym is probably the best so you can shower and interact with people that are not connected to your work or family. This has helped me to stay sane when I felt like I had busy and crazy life! Plus I liked the way I looked.

  2. Rich, it seems you have a lot on your plate! May I suggest (and, Tina don’t be saying nothing…..hahaha) to do something for yourself to make sure you are relaxed and enjoying your new family, your busy work and just simply life. You are at work all day. Break your day during the lunch with a run either outside, or in the gym. Take an hour lunch at least and do physical activity. Gym is probably the best so you can shower and interact with people that are not connected to your work or family. This has helped me to stay sane when I felt like I had busy and crazy life! Plus I liked the way I looked.

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