February 16, 2014

Todd and Sheri's 20th Wedding Anniversary


Todd and Sheri's 20th Wedding Anniversary
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for February 16, 2014


On Wednesday, February 12, Miss Sheri and I celebrated 20 years of being married.  That's more than 7300 mornings that she has woken up and thanked her lucky stars to have found a man like me.
And 7300 nights that I have prayed to God to thank Him for making me such a blessed guy.

We celebrated the event by having steaks at Mystic Steak House and then following up with watching the musical, Rock of Ages.  We banged our heads like we were back in the eighties!


It was a pretty inspirational story about a couple with big dreams who get distracted by life and love.  And a whole bunch of hair.


Stacee Jax was a complete stud who had all the women bowing down at his feet.  For some reason, he wasn't the hero of the story.  I guess I'm going to need to watch it again to figure out why that was.


The musical went on for two and a half hours which ends up being a lot of rock songs to consume.  I really enjoyed the show, but must admit I started falling asleep several times towards the end.  I guess I'm getting old.  I just don't have the same amount of stamina I did in the eighties!


On Thursday night, I went to the Depot in Downton Minneapolis for MinneDemo 16.  It's an event for local technology start-ups to show off their companies.  7 startups give their pitches in 7 minutes each.  No PowerPoint slides, but instead they need to showcase their products.  I love technology so the event was right up my alley.

The coolest thing I saw that night was actually before the session even began.  One of the presenting teams brought along their colleague via a "Double Telepresence Robot".  It's basically an iPad mounted on top of a segway so people can be someplace they're not.  He helped them present their filtering software which was pretty cool in and of itself, but the thing I was thinking about on the drive home was the robot.  Here's a demo of how it works:



On Valentine's Day, we invited Grandma Linda over for a home cooked dinner.   Valentine's Love doesn't have to be shared between just two people! Our family is full of love for one another!


On Saturday night, the Zitzewitz Family came over to take a bath with us.  Don't come a knockin' if the tub is a rockin'!


The boys were also excited to take a bath together.  It's good to see them get cleaned up for a change.