Tonight I went to and had a great time at the Bethesda Young AFCEA Fiscal New Year Networking Event.
It was good to see long-time and newly initiated friends and be reminded that the current partial government shutdown will eventually come to some kind of resolution (eventually).
In addition, it is always great to go to something that touches either of the two greatest daughters that ever were. In this case, my younger, Tamar, is the President of the Bethesda Young AFCEA chapter, so she was very active at the event.
Having said that I came to the conclusion that tonight in the Federal IT field I clearly had jumped, or am in the process of jumping, the shark. For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to the episode or timeframe that a TV show passes its time of greatest creativity.
Over the last couple of years we have gone from where Tamar was known as Dan Mintz’s daughter by the vast majority of people either of us ran into to where I am known as Tamar Mintz’s dad by the VAST majority of people.
I could not be more proud.