Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Best



My mom, an absolute saint, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2005 at 4:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, aged 77 years and nine months.

No matter how much you think you are prepared for this, you cannot imagine the pain of the loss. Tell your parents how much you love them ... right now.

We will see you later, mom. We love you.

-- Don

P.S. She was very active in the Red Hat Society, and the above picture is related to that, hence the hat.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Rocky Mount

I was in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, last week for a job interview * CTO of a software company.

It went quite well, and they're vetting me now.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

All The Best,

* Don

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Dandy Warhols

"You Were The Last High" by The Dandy Warhols * best song ever?

Could be.

James Blunt on Saturday Night Live

On SNL this past weekend, James Blunt performed his hauntingly beautiful song "You're Beautiful".

(STRONG CHRISTMAS GIFT HINT HERE)

Lyrics from his web site. Good stuff ...

My life is brilliant.
My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw you face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

Yeah, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Fucking high,
And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw you face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.

All The Best,

* Don

Friday, December 02, 2005

Lost In The Woods?

Reminder:

To get out of the woods if lost: Walk downhill until you find a stream, then walk downstream until you come to a road.

Simple.

All The Best,

* Don

Friday Morning Music

Coding, headphones on, listening to Usher's "Yeah".

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Baby Shower Cake



Patti made this cake recently for a baby shower. It's all chocolate, even the white ... that's modelling chocolate.

She even made the little Teddy Bear candies.

And the taste was incredible. All from scratch, but of course.

Amazing.

All The Best,

-- Don