# Monday, 04 August 2014
Monday, 04 August 2014 18:08:18 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)

8/3
Today I am grateful I was able to complete a lot of work around my house yesterday.

8/2
Today I am grateful for a few days without the pressure of driving hundreds of miles.

8/1
Today I am grateful for
Finally getting my electrical account straightened out
Finally getting my parking pass at my new apartment
Random Packer fans who showed me around Lambeau yesterday.
7/31
Today I am grateful for the chance to visit 3 great user groups in northern Wisconsin over the past 3 days.

7/30
Today I am grateful for drinks at The Lazy Monk, lunch at Taco Juanita, and conversation at The Green Mill - 3 great places to hang out in Eau Claire, WI.

7/29
Today I am grateful for my first trip to Eau Claire, WI.

7/28
2 nights ago, I slept on the floor and got very little sleep. Today I am grateful for the air mattress on which I slept last night.

7/27
Today I am grateful for my new home.

7/26
Today I am grateful to be invited to my first MGX conference and for the free Lady Gaga concert last night..

7/25
Today I am grateful for free lattes and free Dove bars.

7/24
Today I am grateful for all the people I met on my team at the DX dinner last night.

7/23
Today I am grateful for a visit to the amazing Georgia Aquarium last night.

7/22
Today I am grateful I attended my first Atlanta Braves home game last night.

7/21
Today I am grateful for my first trip to Atlanta in about 10 years.

7/20
Today I am grateful for a fresh start. And a chance to take back control of my life.

7/19
Today I am grateful that I found my drivers license, which has been missing for a week.

7/18
Today I am grateful for 2 great user group audiences in Indiana this week.

7/17
Today I am grateful to see young people getting excited about software development.

7/16
Today I am grateful to spend time with my mother for the first time since the death of my father.

7/15
Today I am grateful that I am starting to get rid of all the crap I've accumulated over the decades.

7/14
Today I am grateful for: 1. Attending the 125th anniversary Mass at St. Henry - my old church in Kentucky. 2. Lunch with Gary Desmarais and Patricia Desmarais. 3. Visiting my cousin Susan Jean Kight. 4. Surviving 2 severe thunderstorms on the drive home.

7/13
Today I am grateful to the organizers of #Codestock, who put on a great conference and allowed me to be a part of it.

7/12
Today I am grateful for the 50 years my sister Denise spent with us before she passed away, 5 years ago today.

7/11
Today I am grateful for my first #Codestock in 4 years and for time spent with old friends last night.

7/10
Today I am grateful for: 1. Great sandwiches and amazing potato pancakes at Izzy's in northern Kentucky. 2. A great audience at the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group. 3. Seeing Kent Fehribach for the first time in a year 4. Dinner and sidewalk music in downtown Nashville last night with Brian Sherwin and Kent.

7/9
Today I am grateful for lunch with Jeeva and for watching soccer with my son Tim.

7/8
Today I am grateful for an unexpected extra day at home between trips to help me recharge.

7/7
Today I am grateful to spend the holiday weekend with family in California.

Monday, 04 August 2014 01:05:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Thursday, 31 July 2014

Recently, I recorded an interview with Greg Levenhagen about the Beerology Windows 8 app he helped build. This interview is available on the DevRadio podcasat and below.

Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:43:39 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 01:07:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Monday, 21 July 2014
Monday, 21 July 2014 19:02:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Monday, 14 July 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014 05:52:42 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Monday, 07 July 2014
Monday, 07 July 2014 05:23:41 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)

7/6
Today I am grateful for the hospitality and generosity of my cousin Sharon and her family, who shared their San Rafael home with us this week.

7/5
Today I am grateful for an afternoon watching the Oakland A's win in walk-off fashion yesterday with Tim Giard and cousin Billy.

7/4
Today I am grateful for my first trip to California in 6 years.

7/3
Today I am grateful for a successful apartment search yesterday.

7/2
Today I am grateful for:
1. Running into old friends yesterday
2. A good night's sleep last night
3. Staying close to home most of June before the crazy travel month of July.

7/1
Today I am grateful to my friend Mike for taking the time yesterday to teach me about Azure Notification Hubs.

6/30
Today I am grateful for a strong end to the first Fiscal Year with me on the inside.

6/29
Today I'm excited that I've had the chance to meet so many entrepreneurs the past couple months. Their energy is contagious!

6/28
Today I am grateful for a few hours hanging out yesterday in my hometown of Grosse Pointe, MI.

6/27
Today I am grateful I could spend yesterday evening with my son Tim.

6/26
Today I am grateful I had a chance to spend yesterday afternoon with Nick Giard before he returned to Florida this morning.

6/25
Today I am grateful for my teammates, who often go out of their way to support one another.

6/24
Today I am grateful I have the opportunity to work from home when it makes sense.

6/23
Today I am grateful by the overwhelming choice of videos I can watch whenever I have free time.

6/22
Today I am grateful for some extra sleep this weekend to make up for the last few weeks.

6/21
Today I am grateful for a combined birthday/Father's Day dinner celebration last night with my boys.

6/20
Today I am grateful I finally got my car fixed after being unable to open my trunk for a month.

6/19
Today I am grateful for the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group. Volunteering the past 6 years has been a great experience! I will miss you guys!  #‎MIGANG‬

6/18
Today I am grateful for a week full of user groups and other dev community stuff!

6/17
Today I am grateful to all those who missed the USA-Ghana World Cup game last night to hear me talk about Azure Mobile Services at the Windows Developer Group in Columbus.

6/16
Today I am grateful I could spend Father's Day with my 2 favourite people - Nick Giard and Tim Giard - at the Tigers game yesterday. (and a walk-off RBI)

6/15
Today I am grateful for
1. The example set and the lessons taught by my father.
2. The privilege of being a father to my 2 boys who have grown into excellent young me.

6/14
Today I am grateful for
1. Sushi with my boys
2. Technical assistance from a friend.

6/13
Today I am grateful my son found a summer job yesterday.

6/12
Today I am grateful for a successful Dev Day yesterday in Columbus - our final first-party event of FY14.

6/11
Today I am grateful I could spend time yesterday with my boys and I got to meet Nick's girlfriend for the first time..

6/10
Today I am grateful my son's car trouble was easily repaired.

6/9
Today I am grateful for the network of smart people I find myself surrounded by.

6/8
Today I am grateful to the organizers and attendees of the Pittsburgh TechFest for making me feel welcome here. ‪#‎pghtechfest‬

6/7
Today I am grateful for dinner and an evening with Randy and Pam in Pittsburgh. It has been too long.

6/6
Today I am grateful to see my son Nick yesterday for the first time in months and to share dinner with both my boys last night.

6/5
Today I am grateful for a full day yesterday and a chance to meet so many new people.

6/4
Today I am grateful for
1. Lunch with an old friend I haven't seen in years
2. A chance to clear the air
3. The enthusiasm in the audience last night for my Azure talk at The Factory Co-Working space in GR.

6/3
Today I am grateful to my brother Doug, who found and fixed up a used car for my son.

6/2
Today I am grateful to Peter Ritchie and Susan Yount, who said nice things about me in public.

Monday, 07 July 2014 00:21:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
# Monday, 30 June 2014
Monday, 30 June 2014 01:22:00 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)