Sunday, July 5, 2009

If I was one of the seven dwarves I'd be grumpy

So, it's been brought to my attention, that I tend to be grumpy... Yes that's right Lil' Ol' me being pessimistic. You know who you are ;)

Anyway, yes I do have that predisposition, however the thing that's cool about doing what we're doing is that it's an adventure. Maybe we'll succeed, maybe we won't but you know, we're trying something that is so cool, so radical, and so out there, that pretty much everyone I've told about it has been either 'you gotta be crazy' or 'Man, I wish I could do something like that'.

Now on the not succeeding, there I go being all pessimistic again, from a risk perspective we have a few, and a bunch of mitigations, which is all that we can expect to have. One of the exciting things though is that neither Plickety nor I know truly how this will all turn out, and here are so few things that you can say these days that that fact is so. For instance, if someone wants to get pregnant, it can happen, it's just a matter of the right timing, or the right medications, or at worst by proxy and that's about the most uncertain thing that anyone faces these days.

So, to me it's all about the journey, I don't specifically have a destination in mind, beyond having a rocker on the west porch so I can watch the sunset, and a cup of coffee in the kitchen in the morning with my wife. Now yes there's a lot of work between here and there, but it's the challenge and the journey that is motivating me... and anyway I'm not happy unless I have something to complain about, I am originally from Britain after all.

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