Friday, August 31, 2007

August Recap

It's winding down to the last few minutes of August 2007, so time for a recap. This has been a very busy month for me. I started of the month in London, arriving back in Mountain View only in the wee hours of the morning on the first. From there, it was a short time to rest and then back to work to launch Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM). It went remarkably smoothly.

Then, I attended my first baby shower, hosted by my boss Craig and his wife Yael. I walked too much that day. One of the sore spots of not owning a car I guess.

The next day, I went sailing on the

Gute Fahrt
. Hauling around on the San Francisco bay with good buds and a good suds, what a day!

The next day was the scheduled launch for our third carier, T-Mobile UK. This one did not go nearly as smoothly. We ended up delaying the launch by two days and then having TMO pull the plug after less than one day. This required us to do a second launch the following day.

Somehow, in the middle of this crazy week, I managed to catch a great film in the park with a special someone. The Omen was pretty cool.

Then, I was off to Chicago to hang with my entire family. We had a reunion at my mom's house in Elmhurst and everyone was there. A case of Amstel Light in the back yard at Margee's?!? Put that one down in the books.

Next weekend, Rock the Bells in SF is my prime objective. EPMD, Public Enemy, Roots, Mos Def, Talib Kwali, Cypress Hill, and Rage Against the Machine on one stage? Better bring in reinforcements. Kojak and Hong Kong are perfect accomplices.

Continuing on with more Hip Hop, the Beastie Boys roll to town for a gala event. They rocked it. It was one of my favorite B Boys shows of all times.

The final week is just as brutal. We deploy an upgrade to the Absinthe release of our software on our main customer's site, Three. Five minutes before launching this upgrade, I get a text message from my ex-girlfriend basically telling me she's leaving the state to take a job in Washington. The timing couldn't have been worse. That night, had a lot of thinking to do. We wound up meeting for coffee and Thai food the next day. Still processing.

Friday night, head into the city with my cousin for some tuna sandwiches and beer.

That's a wrap August 2007.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Gute Fahrt

A friend invited me to go sailing with him Sunday out on the San Francisco bay. We arrived at the harbor at Sausalito and set sail aboard the 31 ft Gute Fahrt which translates from Gernman into "Good Journey."

It was quite fun being out there under sail cruising around the SF bay. We went all the way out to the bay bridge and then headed back. We stopped in Tiburon for dinner. It was pretty cool to pull up in a sail boat, disembark, sit down for a fancy dinner, then get back on the sailboat to head home.

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