Was at the HP Amped Christmas event at House @ Dempsey, and here are some pictures!
The folks at WE sure do know how to throw a party… I am most fascinated with the 3D station where 3D comes to laptops, now if only I wouldn’t get so nauseous viewing it…. Those, coupled together with mini HP products on cupcakes, games and a whole lot of other festivities!
So…Christmas is the arbitrary season where everyone is a little more indulgent and allowed to get more than a little contemplative, so indulge me. ( but really, contemplative doesn’t need to happen only at year end).
I really need to stop sitting on posts, this has probably been lying around for weeks! Ok, so the question was, “how are you going to Amp your Christmas this year?”. I haven’t any super concrete ideas as of yet, but I’m hoping some things come through, and I’ll share that when it happens.
Well, I suppose a lot of times we think doing something means having to make some grandiose efforts for external parties. Right now, I’d love to be able to focus on the ones closest to me. The handful of people whom you actually interact with beyond hi, bye and small-talk.
Here are some things that I wish for everyone this year. The 8 Fs.
Faith – This is not just the literal religious manifestation of the
word. It is about belief. Trust me, that can go a long way.
Family - They are the only ones you’ve got. No matter what may have transpired. When was the last time your entire family sat down for dinner, or headed out together?
Friends – Then there are the friends. None of those loose ties. I’m
talking about the friends who know you’ll need decaff, no onions in
your sandwich, absolutely only KFC with the ketchup, and remember it each and every time.
Fight – Not all battles are worth fighting. About a year ago I wished
for something worth fighing for. A strange wish, perhaps, but always good to have something to aspire towards.
Fear - (the unlearning of).
Fun – Frankly, it’s hard to do anything without the element of fun. School can be fun, work can be fun. Why drag your feet everyday to what you’re doing? The best stuff is when you can say “Look, no chains.. I’m here because I want to be.”
Freedom – Of speech, of love, of life. Freedom to be yourself.
This is what distinguishes the older cultures of other societies and ours. Acceptance of
diversity. Freedom to be and to deviate from the norm. We aspire after all the glorious products of a vibrant society but we fear the ills that come with it. Why?
Lastly, I think one of the best gifts you can give someone this Christmas is your time.
Time flies. It’s been two years since the magic of walking through a 5th avenue
Christmas struck, and watching the first snowflakes fall. Somehow there is a really strong visual correlation between Christmas and snow for me, such is the power of commercialization.
We are each given the chance to leave a unique imprint on the world. What will be yours?
I wish I could touch & change lives, positively.
“I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.” ~George Balanchine
p.s: head on over to the HP Facebook page here to check it out!