Aw man. I loved my Nerf football back in the day. Many fond memories of pickup games on the playground. RiP Fred Cox.

Distracted parenting

As a parent, I’m not in this space anymore, but I can image the added complexity of the ‘always on’ connection we have with our phones places on parenting today, especially those with young children.

“Toddlers cannot learn when we break the flow of conversations by picking up our cellphones or looking at the text that whizzes by our screens.” - Hirsh-Pasek

The dangers of distracted parenting are real.

Telepresence

Me and fellow trainer Mark Tasker were joking about having our holographic self projected into training rooms. I stumbled upon the work Aubot are doing and, well, it’s not so fetched of an idea as we thought, especially if you used something like this, which is available on the market now:

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The Best Laid Plans...

So this afternoon has been one of those times when all the little things seem to be going wrong. It all started with a message from the Lufthansa app telling me that my flight home tomorrow from Madrid has been cancelled. My only two rescheduling options were a 10:00AM flight tomorrow, which I can’t do because i’m delivering a course (which is the reason I’m in Spain to begin with) or catch a 19:40 flight from Madrid to Zurich and have a 9 hour layover (essentially spend the night in Zurich) and catch a 7AM flight on Friday.

Bummer.

Turns out, 180, 000 of us won’t be on our original flight tomorrow. The cabin crews have gone a two day strike, disrupting 6, 000 flights across Thursday and Friday. The workers have decided to remind the big dawgs what havoc they can cause if the big dawgs won’t play ball.

So that happened.

And then, I wrote my blog post for #BlogPals19 and went to post it on my main blog, and it turns out, my site is down due to an internal server error. Luckily I have my micro.blog so won’t miss a day of the challenge.

Then at my networking dinner this evening, my only drinking option was water or wine (not my thing) I couldn’t get a beer.

To top it all off, I lost one of my favourite hats! I know, I know in the grand scheme of things these little hiccups are just small potatoes. But I think, just the same, I’ll lock myself in my hotel room now and call it a night.

Here’s the audio that accompanies this post: