Thursday, March 15, 2007

My Beautiful Kids

Just got a new laptop. It is an Apple MacBook Pro with a HUGE screen. Pretty nice. It has all of the cool tools, including iPhoto, iMovie and something called NeoOffice - based on

The first thing my kids played with was Photo Booth where they took pictures of themselves. Here they are:)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Good Fortune :)

At lunch on Friday got a great fortune (Sun's cafeteria - fortune cookie) that I wanted to share ..

Your Efforts Will Result in Much Profit

There are lots of ways to take this - all of which are positive:)

Friday, March 09, 2007

American Idol and a Look Alike

Most of you know that I am an American Idol fan. Thank goodness for DVRs - with three shows a week, I am sooooo happy not to have to watch all of the commercials.

Before I get to the perfect look alike - I have to give you my favorites this year.
  • Blake Lewis is my #1. He is cool, can beat box AND sing. He may not win because he knows he is good and his attitude might cause him problems if he isn't careful.
  • Lakisha Jones is next. She is just plain awesome. Best singer of the bunch, but maybe not as strong all around (looks, style, etc.).
  • Stephanie Edwards is a close third. She has a great stage presence, style, looks and can sing!
  • Melinda Doolittle may be the second best singer, but I don't see her as an idol.
  • And Chris Richardson is pretty good.
So there is my top 6:)

Now on to the look alike. I listen to the KNBR morning show with Murph and Mac. They have callers who call in with look alikes. The one that really got me was today when they compared Sanjaya with Mowgli from the Jungle Book. I think it is perfect. You decide:)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Audio Leadership Conference

Sun is now holding two leadership conferences a year. One where all of the VPs are invited in person and all directors electronically (through webcasts or audiocasts) and one where everyone attends electronically. Today was one of the later. So I had a choice. I could sit in my office (home or work) and listen in OR I could go for a bike ride and listen in while getting my exercise.

As you might expect, I choose the bike ride. The conference was from 8:30 to 11:45. I was on my bike at 9:06 and made it home at about 11:40. What a great use of my time and I got a 40 mile bike ride in as well:)

I did run into a couple of problems. As I got into the hills I started losing reception so I had to turn around. I decided to drop for the 15 minute break so had to stop to dial back in. And at one point along highway 9 as I was almost home I lost reception and was dropped so had to dial back in.

But all in all - a great way to spend the time:)

Check out the route that I took if you are interested.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Happy Birthday Todd

It is my brother Todd's birthday on the 7th of March. We celebrated it today as he was in the state:) He came to Sacramento from Utah this morning as part of a prize that was auctioned off to raise money for a local charity. The prize was a dinner for eight by a world renowned chef :). He and his partner Mike owns a very cool restaurant in Ogden Utah called Bistro 258. Check it out!

Anyway - back to the birthday. Since he is about to turn 40, we had to have some fun with his getting old. So he got a package of Depends (adult diapers), one of those things that holds all of the pills that older people need (seven days with four compartments for each day), Tums, Exlax, some over 50 vitamins, and some Grecian Formula.

Oh, and we did get him a watch. But it was way way more fun buying him all of the other stuff:)

Happy Birthday Todd!!