The Five Things I Can’t Live Without
Uber SharePointer Bob Fox tagged me in the Five Things I Can’t Live Without game. So here are the five things on my list:
1. I’m going with Bob on this one – my family. I have the world’s best wife, who puts up with all my nonsense, late hours, constant travelling, and this crazy SharePoint obsession. My daughters are the best a Dad could hope for and of course I have the smartest dog in the world. I do this for them. And let’s not forget all the friends around the world who keep me sane and make me laugh. Especially all my SharePoint buddies across the country and around the globe.
2. My Team. You can’t run a business by yourself and you sure can’t make clients around the world happy without a superstar lineup. If it weren’t for Sean Skinner I would have lost my mind – and all our customers – long ago. And a big tip o’ the ol’ cowboy hat to Kyle, Grace, Dodgy Dave Clegg, and the rest of the gang. Y’all rock.
3. Scotch Whisky and Fine Cigars. No way I can cope with all the stress without Dr. Glenfiddich. When the stress starts piling on I reach for some liquid painkiller and there ain’t nothin’ better than a wee dram of Scotland’s finest. Come to think of it, I could use a sip right now, along with the sublime taste of a Padron Serie 1964 or Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve. Nothing relaxes me like a long slow smoke out on the porch, sipping a bit of whisky and staring a the bright Texas sky. Now that’s a bit of heaven right in my own back yard.
4. Technology. Yeah, I have to admit it, they call me the High Tech Redneck for a reason. I’d like to deny my addiction but just looking around my office proves it – computers, notebooks, PDA’s, scanners, radios, televisions, DVD players, media centers, and gadgets and gizmos of every possible sort. It’s a sickness, I know. Especially this SharePoint thing…
5. Texas. That may sound a bit strange to all you Yankees but if you ain’t from here you just won’t get it. The wide open sky, friendly people, hell-raisin’ honkey tonks, down-home cooking, and the best hunting and fishing anywhwere on earth. Yeah, there are some great places to visit and I love to travel, but there’s only one home, and that’s right here in the Lone Star State. Y’all can have your skyscrapers, white winters, subways and Broadway – we’ll keep our hats, boots and Bar-B-Que and be just fine, thank you very much.
So there ya go – five things I just can’t live without. And here are five people who need to put their two cents in to this discussion: