DFW in LAX: Or, the Story of How I got onto the Court of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

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So, the last few weeks were a bit tough, but this last weekend, which I am still recovering from, was amazing. So amazing I lost my voice! Happy Valentine's Day! My lady knew I had to be in LA this weekend, and the only flight that worked was on Valentine's day. Whatta lady I got! I fly out early Wednesday. I get to my cousin's house, and he leaves to SF for work. My brother is busy working. He tells me about the Bird Scooters. Have y'all seen these?? They are everywhere, and super easy to use! Lots of fun zipping around the area on one of these, and they will even give you a helmet! So, I end up chilling solo in Santa Monica. And, that is no problem! I realized, I can talk to anyone, anywhere, about anything. I end up meeting a South African dude, and his buddies. He works in Animation, and did some of the work on some kids movie about snow that was famous... you know the one. We end up exchanging Linkedin information, and cracking jokes. They leave and send me to the…
Happy New Year y'all!

In the last 2 months I have been in Philly, New Orleans, and running around Thailand and Texas. It's been busy. But, now here I am, back at the keyboard. Trying to build this out.

A few of things I am looking forward to in the new year:
  • Spending more time with my lady! 
  • New career path
  • Working with my non-profits and volunteering in the DownForWhatever
  • I registered, and will attend the Dallas ISD 2018 STEM Expo (Free!) on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 from 9am-3pm. I am really interested in the convergence of tech and education. Looking to network and see where the space is heading.
  • Highland Park High School is putting this on, but I may go, if I can find someone to go with me: Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 4pm.
    I think I might have some feedback for students I wish I had known earlier in life. So, if I do go, the idea is share my experiences with anxiety, and provide support to the community. But, I think it would be weird if I went alone (call it anxiety, ha!), so I will only go if I can find a buddy to roll with! 
  • Other than that, I head to Austin this weekend. That's my second home behind the DFDubya. It will be good to take the drive and see the old crew. 
  • Other things I will be doing this month include the Dallas Innovation Alliance STEM committee meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at 6p. 
  • I love poker and there are a couple of tournaments coming up I am playing in. My cousin has an engagement party at the end of the month, there is a cool Augmented Reality event I am taking, the Dallas Arboretum is doing a tasting and open house... 
  • Seems like it's shaping up to be a fun month ahead. Looking forward to this year.
  • February has a few good friends birthdays, a couple of scheduled events, the Non-Book Club monthly event (more on this in a separate blog post coming up.), Valentine's day with my boo. 
  • March is SXSW month! Lots in tech and music, two of my passions, great weather, being in Austin, and bike riding through one of my favorite cities in the world.  
More from me when I can. I want to start posting at least weekly. But, for January, I did not set this expectation, so I may do more, or less. We'll see!



Cheers, Happy New Year, and enjoy the balloons in your life!


ZNS

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