Friday, September 10, 2010

Creative Destruction Part 2: Personal life edition

My loyal readers (probably just me...), might remember last year's post on Creative Destruction: Executive Job Edition... Turns out I actually believe the theory holds beyond just work. It even applies to people's personal lives.

At least, right now I feel I'm going through precisely that vortex. Everything I believed in, is no longer valid, and everything I was hoping for is now beyond my grasp. What got me to this point? Creative destruction. The hope and belief that out of this dark hole will emerge new opportunities, dreams and hopes. Essentially the opportunity for a new life comes out from the missed opportunities of my old self.

Right now I'm in the beginning of my journey down my rabbit hole. But as time goes by I hope to start turning dreams into reality again. That's the only way to live. Expecting that the future WILL get better, no matter how bad it might look today.

Here's hoping that the theory holds.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tough Life

What do people do when life gives them lemons?

Few of us make lemonade, that is the truth. Which is why we found the stories about those who do so inspirational.

Since i am not making lemonade, i am at least trying to make some margaritas. At least a lot of the bitterness gets dissipated thanks to the alcohol.

A lot of platitudes exist to explain why life is tough. In my current view. C'est la vie.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wine Mecca: Mendoza

Today I have spent my first day in Mendoza, and I have come to the conclusion it seriously deserves the title of "Wine Mecca", thanks to its large number of wineries (1200+) and the quality of its wine.

I have come out from touring 4 of Mendoza's wineries and they were all wonderful. Some of these were small, other large. Some were even massive (Catena Zapata), while others were brand new. Overall, the experience so far beats Napa into the ground and makes me root for the underdog.

Between the great wines at Bressia and the 4/5 course meal with wine pairings at Ruca Malen, I am still in vacation heaven, so I will wait to post more pictures and comments.

But in the meantime, all I can say is that if you haven't visited Mendoza yet, you're totally missing out...

Tomorrow I go to Valle de Uco, also known as Argentina's best wine source.

Gotta love vacationining sometimes!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

From Apple to Google... Thank you AT&T

When is a phone no longer a phone?

Guess that is when it's an iPhone.

After almost a full year of trying to use my iPhone on AT&T, i came to the realization that phones should be used for phone calls first. Apps should come second.

This week I bit the bullet and decided it was better for my sanity to break my contract and move back to Verizon.

A week later I'm thrilled with my new Droid. Not only have I not dropped a call yet, but I also have apps that l can blog from.

Thank you common sense for saving me.