Sent: July 30, 2009 7:34 PM
…and loving it! After 4½ years and two acquisitions (Fuego to BEA to Oracle), I left my job at the end of June. Through some clever (or, some would say, foolhardy) planning, I managed to take about ten days off to be home with the family this month. While it was a great time, I think everyone else was happy to see me start my new job at Salesforce.com and leave the house.
While the monthly photos remain popular, we continue to ignore requests that we effect the printer-friendly version’s unemployment. Please console yourselves with a few bullet points…
- Talking to his 7 year-old buddy, Cole, Jack asked: “Will you help me pick up the dog poop?” Cole: “No, that’s more of a one-man job.” Smart
- Jack: “I had a staring contest with the dog.” Who won? “The dog.”
- Free from the Oracle cell phone plan, Greg upgraded to an iPhone 3GS. It’s awesome: the sky is bluer, my hair has new sheen and luster, and the children are better behaved
- The kids’ (unassembled) birthday presents were delivered on July 1st: a BMX bike for Jack and an electronic keyboard for Cate. The jury is still out on which gift we’ll regret more
- Jack informed me that he’s never seen a typewriter. He then assured me: “I have seen a picture of a typewriter.”
- At Matt’s Rancho Martinez, Jack announced that he wasn’t eating chips because he “wants to save his appetite.” Obviously, he’s been replaced by his evil twin
- While eating on the patio at Matt’s, a tiny paw reached between the boards and repeatedly grabbed my toes. Let’s all agree it was a squirrel
- Cate and I enjoyed a father-daughter date to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Fair Park Music Hall
- Overheard Cate talking to Snickerdoodle: “Do you enjoy the podcast, girl? Do you, girl?” A sign of the times
- With the dog food gone, Jack retrieved the measuring cup from the bottom of the bag and promptly returned it to the utensil drawer. Now we don’t have to worry about any of our reader stopping by for dinner
- Jack: “I love Formula 1 because of the tense Gs.”
- Lisa and Cate agree that Jack was reading my Salesforce.com for Dummies book. Jack denies it.
That’s it for now!
Lisa and Greg