Today has been a bit of a day, and I’m not sure how much of it I can relate. I actually left the house today and “went out” as I used to call it, and visited a few friends. I don’t get out enough.
First I went to see my old boss. I guess I should really call him an ex-boss, but it was just a reminder of how old I feel. We caught up while drinking a beer, and at one point a man came out from the house across the street and waved. Bossman told me about the man’s dad, who had passed away. It was basically the old cliched story about the beat cop who gets killed a couple of days before retirement. “How you doing, Bob?” “Great, I’m retiring in nine months.” Three months later: “How you doing, Bob?” “Great I just made my last mortgage payment.” Three month laher: “How you doing, Bob?” Dead, of a massive heart attack.
Sure, I talked about bitcoin to this nocoiner, told him what I was doing now. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been four months since I left there. It seems like a million years ago.
After that I had a meeting with a newer friend. This one is into crypto, so we had plenty to catch up on. And I think I had some insights about daos that I’ll probably share a bit later.
Again, it’s been so long since I was actually around people who weren’t related to me. Sure, I have numerous Discord and Twitter associates that I’ve been speaking to over the last few months, but I can honestly say that I don’t have a single person that I can call a close friend.
Except my wife. I guess I may be feeling a bit guilty about getting out of the house, even if it is the first time in so long. It had me thinking a lot about the man I used to be and the man I am now. I know my wife has been quite worried about me slipping back into old habits, but I don’t think she’s as worried about it as I am.
I had a lot to think about on my drive back. I got home and gave the girls my undivided attention for two straight hours, and managed to get through the entire evening without yelling or fighting. I think I did a pretty good job.