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An interesting phenomena of working at a tech company is that the average age is around quote young.  We @ Infragistics are fortunate though to have several of the more seasoned citizens working with us as well, including our esteemed VP of Engineering, Steve, who in an effort to remind all of us <grampa_voice>young whipper snappers</grampa_voice> of the inevitabilities of life, has introduced to us Steves Whoolpool Of Life™.  The general idea of the Whirlpool of Life is that we all start out on the edge of the whirlpool where the water is nice an calm, and as lifes events pass (gradutation, marrage, first house, etc), we get pulled further into the whirlpool.  Sometimes the water gets a bit rough, other times its a joy to ride arond the whirlpool.

Turning 31 this year, I am now entering the thick of the whirlpool.  At times the waters been a bit rough, others its been a blast, but I am happy to say that on or around April 30, 2008, the whirlpool will once again pull me further in when I get the privilage of becoming a Dad for the first time.  Needless to say right now the excitement level is off meter, but as the months tick by I am sure that the trepidation levels will also increase.  Thankfully I have some pretty amazing roll models to lean on - guys who have already been pulled even further into the whirlpool and who I know will be there to help me navigate the waters.

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2007 10:43 AM | Back to top

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Awesome news Devin! Congratulations to both of you. Yup, this one will probably pull you further into the whirlpool than any other single event in your life. I know it did for me. Best wishes to both of you. Too bad you can't store away sleep for later use!
Left by Kevin Queen on Nov 26, 2007 6:45 AM

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