May 31, 2024: jgwkia has moved to substack

JGWKIA (jg will kick its ass) has moved to substack. You can access (and subscribe to) it by clicking here.

The full URL to my substack is There will be no more new posts here, and eventually will point there, not here. Bye bye Blogger!

Sometimes You're the Windshield

Blogging Tunes: Dire Straits - Ticket to Heaven

Real quick update.

The Good:

  • Finally feeling better after having a nasty cold (whatever the kids had) for a couple weeks
  • Energy level up a bit (but not quite to the level of January) -- hoping to start biking to the Ferry again
  • Heather's mom is here for two weeks!  (Yes!)
    • Heather had surgery on her wrist - carpel tunnel stuff
    • Short term pain, long term joy
  • Floyd turned 4 and is doing great; Orion is better after a bout with hand, foot, and mouth.  Oy.
  • I'm loving my job and CRM had a great quarter; also the new campus is nixed
  • Finally ditched my PoS Blackberry for an iPhone 4S.  Sooooooo much better.  Best part is that 94 WYSP streams perfectly over 3G via app.
  • Big forkin' tax return this year -- ah, the joys of home "ownership"; now I gotta reswizzle my withholdings at work so I actually take some of that home vs. giving it to Uncle Sam each month.
The Bad:
  • My good friend Rich "Ding Ding Wikki" has cancer.  He's blogging about it.  Kick its ass, Rich!
  • My upper-body pain isn't really much better.  They upped my Tac level to 3.5mg (from 3) and started me on a little Prednisone to hopefully relieve the inflammation.  Not really happy about this as it's affecting my sleep and (it seems) my mood
The Ugly:
  • Drove down to San Jose only to see the Sharks score on the first shot of the game against the Flyers.  Final score: 1-0. Ugh.
Kicking the best I can,



  1. Good to hear you and the family are doing well. I agree, sometimes you have to be the Perth windscreens.


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