Friday, July 23, 2010
I got free breakfast today! Oh Boy!
One of the prestigious men's breakfast clubs that I use to belong to in the 80 and 90's found out that I was running around the old stomping grounds in Sonoma County. They invited me to speak to the group, about technology past, present and future.
Being a modest, all knowing fellow, I agreed to bestow my knowledge on the august group. The first thing that I noticed arriving for breakfast at 7 AM was how much all the members had aged from the last time I saw them about 10 years ago. Since I still look the same as I did then, I kind of felt sorry for the old fellows.
What was planned to be a 30 minute summary of where technology has been and is heading got waylayed into my experiences in Mexico.
What about all the beheading?
How do you deal with all the corruption?
This group was founded on the philosophy of "not doing anything for anyone" because most of the members where also members of service clubs that did do noble things for the community. This club was just to get with the "boys", swap lies and stories and an occasional non PC joke about some ethnic group or cause.
It was kind of like a locker room without the smell.
Anyway, the talk got sideswipe into discussions of Mexico and the life and experiences down there.
It is amazing of the perception of the average halfway intelligent person of how they process what they see from the media.
The media didn't have stories of the good stuff that occurs daily, but only the bad.
The beheading topic was tossed around, and one member was even able to come up with a decent tasteless joke about it.
If it was good I would have remembered it, so sorry, I can't for the life of me do that now.
It would be nice of there was some source of little more positive stories in the media, instead of Lindsey Lohan going to jail.....
Who the hell is Lindsey Lohan?
All I know is that she is some Hollywood superstar...... shows how out of touch I am with "Entertainment Super Stars".
Sad that the media can't get their act together to tone down that crap about superstars and killings, and provide stories and articles about life in other countries, maybe some politics like the economic situation in Greece and Spain, but sadly that's not sensational enough and it wont sell magazines or papers.
The talk was received much better than expected, and it was nice to see a lot of my old buddies that I had breakfast with for years and years.......
I'm glad that I have non aging genes in my family.....