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Co-founder Hubski

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thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 18, 2017

Anybody want to buy a house in Chapel Hill North Carolina? Looks like I am moving to Ann Arbor, to run this company. Can't let mk and ecib run it in to the ground :)

This is bittersweet. It's so beautiful where I live. My home is pretty kick ass and my friends and neighbors here are awesome people. The weather is phenomenal and there are a number of cool cities in the state; Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill. The state has a lot to offer. Mountains, ocean.

But I have some old friends in Michigan, my family is in Michigan and Forever Labs is in Michigan. Seriously, a tough, tough decision.

I put my dog to sleep on Monday. I've had him since I was 27 years old. It's the end of an era. I looked into the eyes of one of my closest friends and watched him slip away with three sharp breaths, then several shallow ones and then gone. It sucked!

My daughter is now 12 days old. She is beautiful, extremely easy to care for. She sleeps pretty well throughout the night already. Getting up once maybe twice for feeding. She's beautiful. I'm totally smitten.

The company is growing and has procedures with three new doctors this week. One in Raleigh, one in New York City and one in Austin Texas.

There is too much going on, it's hard to take sometimes. But, life is never a dull :)

    I surmised that the friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating rep took a look around himself one day and said "self, you are the only friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating person in your entire chain of command" and fucked off somewhere he wasn't alone.
this encapsulates why the private sector is soooo much better at doing most things. As someone that has interfaced with govt in the past on a business level, I was appalled at their lack of knowledge, willingness to care about things like.... revenue and profitability. The old adage people that can, do. People that can't teach. Should be, people that can, do. People that can't... work pushing paper in govt jobs

  This is what it's like to hold a four day old child 

The responsibility you feel, the weight is quite wild

  She will look all around and never locks eyes 

Until, Bam! She does , and with such a surprise

Your heart will swell and the world melts away

And all of the words that you wanted to say

turn into gobbledy, sugary, childish goos

You make wild cooing sounds and act like a fool

   Your loved ones and friends look at you beguiled 

This is what it's like to hold a four day old child

I offered up my delivery services and the midwife was seriously going to let me do it but my wife said "no." I held her foot and knee up - a human stirrup. It was an amazing birth. My wife is a fucking badass. Women are amazing.

Our baby was born. She's beautiful, healthy and awesome. Just like my other two kids, the first song she ever heard outside the womb was "I Will" by the Beatles as sung by me.

We spent the night in the hospital and my wife and I watched the Tom Petty documentary. This little girl entered the world to the Beatles and Tom Petty. My kids and I have been listening to the entire Cat Stevens catalog in heavy rotation.

Here is the little one:

awesome! I'm late this this post but I'm pulling for you. I don't know what the job is but I already know you're the best candidate.

Go get it!

thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 4, 2017

Would love to see you and your douchey porsche in SF :) I'll likely be there end of oct/early nov. Mk will be there sooner.

I have not been able to confirm from a reliable source (other than you) that Tom Petty died. Link?

EDIT: Nevermind. I was hopeful that it was an inaccurate report. Unfortunately, it's not.

Thanks for letting me know. What a bummer. For anyone that hasn't already seen it, watch his documentary on NetFlix. He was a force. He had talent, but it was his sheer will that got him out of the orange groves and in to every radio in the US.

Grateful for his many awesome tunes.

thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 27, 2017

My wife is scheduled to go in to induce labor in like.. 8 hours. I can't sleep. I feel woefully unprepared for what's about to happen. I have been home, in my own house for almost a week and it feels odd. I have become accustomed to travel and most notably, I have become used to being in the Bay Area. I miss it.

I'm nervous about the baby. We have two, healthy and beautiful kids. I'm afraid we are tempting fate. My wife is pretty amazing. She's full term and still taking the dog on hour long hikes. She beat me in a basketball game of "P.I.G" yesterday. Plus, by all accounts she is running our household these days. She's a badass.

Anyways, I can't sleep but I should at least try. Wish us luck, Hubski! At least I won't be delivering this one, like I did last time:

I think it was either ButterflyEffect or flagamuffin (or perhaps both) that posted or discussed Cat Steven's new album "The Laughing Tree," and I've been listening to it over and over. I love it.

thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 27, 2017

    Wouldn't mind seeing her again but have no idea what to do about it.
you might start by telling her you'd like to see her again.
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