So last night my wife and I went to see David Sedaris at the Bass Concert Hall (sold out) here in Austin. For those that haven't heard him, I strongly recommend that you check out his work, but in audio format if possible. You can hear him on NPR as well as get some of his book at Audible (great use of an iPod, once you start you'll never stop). Why an audible version? Because of the delivery.
David Sedaris' writing style is a calm, measured description of life, which can be hard to read if you aren't used to the timing. But when you listen to him, and experience his way of emphasis, you'll understand. Now, I'll warn you that if you like fast comedy (Robin Williams, for example, whom I also adore), then you might find this a bit too slow. Try it and see for yourself.
It was an interesting night for the other people we saw as well, including two other NI couples and - tada - Ann Richards, the former and still highly beloved (at least in Austin) Texas Governor. I was just behind her by a couple of rows, but didn't get a chance to talk to her. Oh well...the night was still a blast.
A fellow developer here at National Instruments (Stephen) put together a hilarious story about a bug in LabVIEW. I strongly recommend it to everyone - lol. Is it a real story? I'll let you be the judge...
Well, it is that special time of year again. I love that my company always puts out a interesting press release. This one isn't too bad, but make sure you check out the list of previous years at the end of the release. Some are better than others.
A bit of personal trivia for you. Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary. In fact, it marks 10 years. The trivia is that 10 years ago, April 2nd fell on a Sunday. Normally the wedding is on a Saturday but I absolutely refused to get married on April Fool's day. I'm just like that.
Another interesting trivia...My nephew is getting married tomorrow (yes, a marriage, the Mighty Texas Dog Walk and my 10 year anniversary - busy day ahead). So he and I will be exactly 10 years apart of marriage. Life is funny...