Just back from my summer vacation with the family, I thought I would share a picture that reminded me of something: IT is not always a glamorous job. Yes - sure - I know most of you, when asked by friends, compare your jobs to the other exotic professions such as globetrotting spy, travel photographer, rock star, etc.

However, I know that some days... well, IT is simply not actually that glamorous. Not every day is a briefing for senior management highlighting how you have single-handedly done 3x more with 54.6% less. You don't always get to high-five your peers celebrating 23 consecutive months of ZERO support calls from your end users. Sometimes, there are simply tasks that preempt that uninterrupted 3 weeks of "think-time" designing a next generation strategy for your Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). And, yes, there are days when other budget demands withdraw that blank check book your boss gave you to build your own cloud computing environment with complete autonomy...