Wow I haven't blogged in a while!

Sorry WordPress people!

Life has been really good. I recently obtained some new friends at a recent meetup. Fun times (thanks Automattic!).

I’ve been bouncing around a lot, going from region to region, constantly wondering what time zone I am in. Friends tell me “how do you do that,” but it’s become the norm for me. I am “time zone agnostic.”

Anyway, I will try to blog more. Maybe not every day, because I’m not as amazing as my boo or as awesome as most of my peers at Automattic, but I will try.

My bad!

Support #ForceForDaniel

The Story of Daniel Fleetwood and his desire to see ‘The Force Awakens’  before his demise is very touching. If you haven’t heard of this story, you can read the CNN article about it here.

I can’t imagine why Disney wouldn’t grant this mans request. I really hope they do. Mark Hamill retweeted the following tweet, which suggests he’s in support of it:

If Luke Skywalker supports something, you support it.

FYI, Daniel Fleetwood’s family has a GoFundMe campaign you can donate money too. I totally recommend doing that. You can view it here.

One of my favorite movies of all time is a movie called ‘Fanboys.’ If you are a star wars fan, but haven’t seen it, you totally should. You can read about it here. The story of the movie is similar, and I cried my eyes out for a good hour after I saw the movie. The story of #ForceForDaniel is very sad, and I am praying for the family. I can’t imagine how hard this is for them.


I guess I won't be seeing The Last Witch Hunter

Normally I don’t believe in movie reviews, and I think people who review things for a living are basically wastes of space (produce your own material if you claim to be such an expert!), but the feedback about The Last Witch Hunter is a bit intense. Checkout the Rotten Tomatoes review here.

That kinda bums me out. I still wanna see it, but now I’m expecting to waste my money. Maybe I’ll go see Crimson Peak instead?

So yeah…cancer

I have been struggling with a way to discuss the recent events regarding my health, and I haven’t come up with an easy way to talk about it directly. 

A couple years ago I had a health scare in which I thought I had cancer. Thankfully I did not, but thought to myself “If I did have cancer, I would have been really disappointed with my bucket list.” I made a lot of changes, including traveling more and living in a more positive way.

Fast forward to the past couple months. It was recently discovered that I had brain cancer, but it isn’t as serious as it sounds. Everything is going to be fine since things were discovered early. I am going to have some very not-fun treatments, but it will be fine.

When my doctor gave me the news, I thought “I have done a lot of shit in the past year and a half, no big deal now.” So with the news , my only reaction was asking “What’s next,” like President Bartlet does in The West Wing. What a difference a short amount of time makes.

More life changes will come, but I am feel very happy and lucky to have the life I have. I recently had a role change where I help guide a team of talented folks in Automattic, and with that new responsibility I have the amazing opportunity to do what I do well, and help my team kick a lot of ass. Life is not going to slow down for me, anytime soon. 

RIP Joan Rivers

I am sad to hear about the death of Joan Rivers. She always said she wanted her to death to be celebrated with comedy. I found The Roast of Joan Rivers, and thought it was perfect.