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Hey Interweb! long time no blog.
Ten years ago today, my wife woke me up by yelling, “Jeremy, get out here, we’re going to war!” She had gotten a phone call telling her to turn on the TV. We watched the towers fall, and knew a lot just changed. I find myself flying to Boston today for the Shop.org conference on the 10th anniversary of that fateful day. And having to fly today makes it an especially sobering and reflective day. I was pretty removed from the situation compared to a lot of others who lost loved ones that day. To all of you: my thoughts and well wishes are with you on this tough day.
For me, today has got
I know, I know. Probably the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen in your life.
Why does my face look like this?
First, because it is AWESOME! Who ever said mustaches weren’t the bomb?!
I started on Nov 1 clean shaven, and have gone about my business this month with this on my face. Reckless, I know.
I’m doing this because:
1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in his lifetime
1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime
Tuesday was my 36th birthday. Or as I put it in iCal as a recurring appointment (hey, I’m a forgetful person) a few years back: Greatest Day in the History of the World.
I got thinking that in a lot of ways, birthdays and the process of aging can teach us some things about startups and entrepreneurship. Here’s what I came up with:
Birthdays mark the passage of time. They signify an annual marker that combined will be your lifespan. Some lives are very long. Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997) lived to be 122 years old, and had the longest unambiguously documented lifespan (I’m 29.5% there). Some lives are cut short. But every year, without fail, time marches on,
I do not watch, read, follow, or care about “the news”. I’m talking general news. You know, stuff on CNN or KSL 5 (local NBC affiliate).* And I’m not exaggerating. I don’t care about it. Not one little bit. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero.
Extreme News Delay
I found out about the Haiti earthquake 2 days after it happened. The oil leak in the Gulf? Like over 3 days. Mosque new Ground Zero? Couple days delay. I asked Amy what other major news stories I might have missed, and she said “like the kid that killed Natalie Holloway killed another girl in south america.” I have no idea who Natalie Holloway is, or for that matter, that sadly, she is dead,
First, a 15 step explanation on the photo:
1. I love AC/DC
2. Back in Black is one of my favorite AC/DC songs/albums.
3. I haven’t blogged in a hair under 3 months.
4. Some reasons for that is I’ve been spending time on Twitter (@jeremyhanks) and FaceBook (My Profile)
5. Status updates (micro-blogging) is extremely space constrained
6. I like to talk. Verbosely. And spew my opinion. And kick off the occasional rant (Health Care Cluster *#&@ & Best Rant of All Time. Seriously.)
7. There’s an inherent conflict between #5 and #6
8. Blogging lets me type for as long as I want. AND YOU WILL READ EVERY LAST WORD I TYPE!! (Wedding
Tonight, I’m camping out at In-N-Out Burger in Draper, UT. They’re opening tomorrow.
It’s their second location in Utah. (or the 3rd as Orem opens tomorrow too)
I love In-N-Out. I first ate there when I married a California girl and started going to the Bay Area regularly. Since then, I’ve developed a rule while traveling: if I’m within 20 miles of an In-N-Out, I eat there.
Some might say this love (nah, I’ll admit it, call a spade a spade, it’s an obsession) is childish. I mean it’s only a hamburger joint. And some might say camping out there tonight in 20 degree temps on cement just to be front of the line tomorrow morning is a bit immature.