Men at Work

nz I came back to work this morning after taking a few days off and visiting some family in SoCal. That was the first time in a long while that I’ve been to this heat-drenched part of the hemisphere. It was supposed to be warm and I was supposed to be getting a tan. Unfortunately, neither happened.

One thing I did get was fresh perspective on my life. I wouldn’t say it’s revolutionary or anything. It’s not Life 2.0. Maybe just revision v1.2. But here’s a few things I’m sure about, and that I intend to change to fit my loves and hates better.

  • I love being innovative.
  • I hate being a drone.
  • I love flexibility.
  • I am never stuck in one place (without God’s hand forcing me).
  • I love travelling.
  • I love other cultures and scenery.
  • I love business.
  • I hate chaos in business decisions.
  • I love my wife.
  • I hate working harder and not smarter.
  • I love cheese.
  • I hate indigestion and ulcers.

Time to make dreams come true.

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

5 Comments on "Men at Work"

  1. erfon says:

    Nate… we all know you can’t get a tan. Of course, there’s always prayer.



  2. nate says:

    Well, just cause I’m not Persian doesn’t mean I can’t get a tan. I just have to get burnt before I get tan.

    BTW, what’s with the “Love”? I mean, seriously, I have a wife.

  3. Sally Jo says:

    just remember who inspired you, and know that i want to be part of it!

    Sally Jo

  4. nate says:

    Don’t worry Sally, you’re the man. Ahem…. I mean, of course I’ll remember who inspired me. You will definitely be a part of it!

  5. Sally Jo says:

    Yeesssssssss, let me know where i sign.


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