OBX Sandbars and Board Shorts Day Four: Taco Tuesday

obx_foj13_d4_12Not only was it Taco Tuesday on day four of our OBX beach week, but it was “Work From OBX” day. On Tuesday, July 2, Merri Beth and I were working remote and getting stuff done. Red Hat is great that way. I have the ability to work remote and still operate pretty smoothly with my team. My mom had today off and needed to run some errands. Zander tagged along with her.

I had a few calls to take in the morning, then finished up the first draft of a new article I’ve been working on for opensource.com about citizen CIO’s. It should be a really fun read for folks as I explore how citizens are helping to make technology decisions for their local government. Merri Beth was working on expense reports and other various tasks.

After my mom got back from her errands, MB and I had a late lunch at The Pit. It was Taco Tuesday, where tacos are $1-$2. The service today was definitely sub-par. Our server seemed dazed and confused and wasn’t very attentative. The food made up for the lackluster service. The tacos were awesome and we brought some back for Zander and Nana.

I worked for the rest of the afternoon, hosting my weekly opensource.com call then following up with my things my team was working on. After a final round with email (hopefully for the week) it was time to do a surf check.

Zander had been very patient as MB and I worked all day. He scored a new boogie board from Nana on their trip. We hopped on the bikes and did a surf check at First Street. He was itching to get in the water, and not much had changed from yesterday. Small surf, cold water, and southwest winds.

obx_foj13_d4_04We biked back home and got caught in a quick sun shower that was passing through. Perfect weather for rainbows. Yes, it had been raining on and off all day, but not as much as the past few days. Zander and I went over to Second Street and he got to take his new boogie board out for a test spin. There was a pretty decent drift to the north. After catching a wave or two, Zander would hop out of the water and hustle down the beach for more. He eventually got chilly and the sun was dipping below the horizon. Breaking in the new boogie board…check.

Tomorrow, we’re planning on beaching it all day. Let’s hope the weather cooperates as we gear up for the Fourth of July!

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About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager. At night, he wears his cape and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book titled The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown superpower of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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