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Evening Saunter

| January 29, 2006 5:08 am

Last weekend MM and I went to the birthday party of SP in Cambridge. Beside the fact that we were actually the first one driving from Clifton Park (about three hours) and that we all got way too drunk, it was a great evening of fun. The food was great, drinks were, well, drinks, and the crowd was just what you would expect.

The next day DJ was touring the Cambridge to us and somewhere on the way we stopped in this place to buy tickets for The Walkman. Turns out I knew this band from before and I like it a lot. DJ also told me about some other bands. And here is the funny anecdote. So, I was listening to Kaiser Chiefs and their song Oh My God, which is by the way awesome. As I stop on the gym’s parking lot and go in, the song that is playing is the same Oh My God. Coincidence?

Anyway, here are the lyrics to We’ve been had, which is an amazing song from The Walkman

Well I’m a modern guy I don’t care much for the go-go
or the retro image I see so often telling me to
keep trying maybe you’ll get here someday
keep up the working, ok
I close the book on them right thereI see myself change as the days change over
I hear the songs and the words don’t change
I write them out of the book right thereWe’ve been had, you say it’s over
Sometimes I’m just happy I’m older
We’ve been had I know it’s over
Somehow it got easy to laugh out loudSee me age 19 with some dumb haircut from
1960 moving to New York City
live with my friends there we’re all taking the same steps
they’re foolish now

We’ve been had you say it’s over
Sometimes I’m just happy I’m older
We’ve been had I know it’s over
Somehow it got easy to laugh out loud

Now, if you like this one, you may like Kaiser Chiefs too. So, while I am sauntering around, thinking about my friends, I wish you all best.


Assiduous Friends

| January 24, 2006 3:30 am

Generally, I am really surprised, how a little business trip can become such a milestone. The word milestone in this case is maybe a bit of an overkill, but overall, this trip changed my life, if possibly just a little bit.

Our company is in an alliance with a bunch of other institutions and as a part of work for this alliance, we have a yearly meeting in a really cool skiing place in the middle of skying season. Whoever figured that one out, deserves a medal. That said, wherever there is good, there is even better. For example, on Saturday the snow was great, but on Sunday it was so awesome that I almost cried. But, beside snowboarding, we actually did some work. Oh, and drink.

I meet some really good people. I knew SP from before. I also meet JS last year and there are still photos of that floating on the web. But DJ was the new guy. And let me tell you something. Words cannot describe him. You cannot help but fall in love with him. Coworker and friend MM did not know anybody, so for him they were all new friends. So, we all spend several evening together doing all sorts of crazy stuff, including driving to the great Salt Lake and spend several hours doing nothing but, well, taking pictures.

Once the week was over, it was really hard to say good bye. I guess the notion of seeing each other soon was the only thing that made departure bearable. The experience with these people was something incredible and I will probably not forget it. However, the time came to go back to the suburbia. Hopefully the future will bring more events like this and I will be assiduous enough to take as much out of them as possible.