The Weekend, In Summary

Every Monday, when I get to work, I get asked how my weekend was and what I did. I pretty much always forget, so here it is in an attempt not to forget.

On Saturday, I watched a few episodes of Fringe and did some general cleaning around the house where I discovered the source of the fruit flies. Someone had left some left-overs sitting in my kitchen hidden within some bags. Now that the source has been removed, I hope the flies soon follow. I then hung out with a bunch of the guys. When Viraj showed up, he put his keys on a table where I promptly picked them up and threw them behind the cushions on my couch. This eventually led to him going to Jim’s with us at 5AM in the morning because he couldn’t find his keys and we said “we’d help him when we got back.” Ended up sleeping at about 6AM. Good times.

Nancy woke me up on Sunday with a call and then said she’d call me back in “30 minutes” after sleeping some more. I went back to sleep as well and woke up 3.5 hours later with no said call. That’s totally her fault. Went to Town Lake (I don’t like calling it “Lady Bird Lake”) and did some kayaking with Sam and Nancy, which was quite funny because Sam was scared of falling into the lake and dying. I would poke him with my oar and he threatened to “punch me in the face.”

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I then did some editing of some past BV events: our All Hands and 4 year anniversary party:

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…and that’s pretty much it!

Play Day

Our team hit our goal for the quarter! Regardless of hitting the goal, we decided to have a “play day” to rest from all the hard work we did, so we went to the lake and went kayaking/canoeing. Here are some pics:

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As always, more on flickr.

I’m going to sore tomorrow from it, I’m pretty sure. =)

“Oh but I
Need some time off from that emotion
Time to pick my heart up off the floor
And when that love comes down
Without devotion
Well it takes a strong man baby
But I’m showing you the door

‘Cause I gotta have faith…” - George Michael

Social Commerce Summit '09

I had the privilege of shooting Bazaarvoice’s 2009 Social Commerce Summit in Austin this week. It’s a great opportunity and an awesome event to attend. I likely wouldn’t be able to go to it solely in my primary job capacity (as a team lead on the Technical Services team), so I’m very happy to have been able to go as the photographer. Here are a bunch of shots from it:

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And of course, a ton more on flickr. Looking forward to London ‘09!

“Sometimes I just forget
Say things I might regret
It breaks my heart to see you crying
I don’t wanna lose you
I could never make it alone

I am a man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero you’re dreaming of
We’ll live forever
Knowing together that we
Did it all for the glory of love” -Peter Cetera