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Crazy Thoughts

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They almost got me. Those big numbers on the lottery games. Hundreds of millions of dollars. But nope, I resisted yet again. I’d rather buy my grandkids snowballs. I’d rather throw on a few extra dollars on a tip for good service to someone who needs it.

I’m wondering how everyone is doing with all the sports gambling. Well not really wondering, it’s a fact the house is going to take most people’s money. And hey, if you got the money and get the enjoyment from it and it makes you happy, the more power to you. But, we all know people are going to get in over their heads.

I might gamble on this at the Howard County Fair next month. Photo by Mike Hartley

I can’t throw any stones because early on I made a few gambling mistakes. No huge losses just a good lesson. That doesn’t mean I won’t lose $20-40 in a casino if I’m there with family which may be once every 5-10 years. And I throw a few bucks away on March Madness pools. I just know some limits now.

Another crazy thought I had today was in regard to changes in the job and technology overall. There is a big push in emerging technologies and I’m wondering if I might be replaced by AI before I’m through. We got a new leader that has been involved in it for some time now. It will be interesting to see what the new direction is.

I always enjoy the change each new CTO brings. I’ve seen so many different styles and personalities over the decades.

I’ve had the crazy thought of getting a pickup truck. I saw this beautiful pair of Ford Platinums in OC at the Lazy Lizard last week. Hey if you’re going to get a truck, get a TRUCK. Now that is a crazy thought for me as my little Miata would probably fit in the bed of one of these with room left over. Then again very few vehicles on the road will want to play chicken with you in one of these.

Go big or go home. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • If every time a new VP came in and it was suggested that we be ready to go into hyperdrive I’d be the greatest space traveler ever.
  • Another gadget in the toolbox was added today.
  • A fairly good trip to the doctor today. Only 2 referrals.
  • Feeling more fit each day.
  • With the doctor’s appointment and catching up on some missed sleep cycles, I didn’t feel that sense of accomplishment today.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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