So over the past few months there have been a few items that I find myself taking everywhere with me.
The first of which is an Atlanta Braves fitted baseball cap. Yes, that’s right, I’m a Braves fan… I miss the likes of John Smoltz, Steve Avery and Tom Glavine, but still follow them regularly – so much that I even have an mlb.tv account to replay games in the evening when reading or out and about.
The second item, my “Remove before flying” tag that I keep handy. Yes, I know, I’m not someone that you would think would be carrying this… anyway I acquired it from the Air and Space Museum, Dulles extension where they have tons of aircraft (including an SR71 and a Space Shuttle). It comes in quite handy at times as something to chat about.
Lastly, my trusty LegoMan LED flashlight. Where’d he come from you ask? Well, my buddy @joelsef had one that was a few years older that I decided I would imitate because it reminds me to be a kid at heart and not let myself get disuaded by the realities of life that tend to cause us to not be innovative or creative.
So what do these things mean to me? They remind me that life is about interacting and enjoying one another’s company – not just about being the top dog in a technical field or having the most resources. They also bring me back down to earth and remind me to have fun 🙂