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Willie Nelson – Stardust


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Everything a mom says in a 24 hour period condensed into 2 minutes and 55 seconds, originally performed by Anita Renfroe.  You can view another version, with subtitles, here.

(h/t 1stSG’s wife)

5:40 pm EST

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It took me a few days, but I was finally able to unwind and rest up after last weekend.  Don’t know about the rest of you, but I had a blast.  Having absolutely everyone there was the best part.  (Why do so many of you live so far away?  LOL)  I truly hated it when Sunday night rolled around.  The next time we get together (September ’09?) it definitely has to be for more than just two days.

Anyway, here are the few pictures I took on Saturday.  Please, no comments on the photographer’s lack of skill.  And yah, before someone points it out, I did a Photoshop job on one of the pictures.  If you want me to email you a copy of the original, just let me know.  You should be able to click on each picture, load it in a new window, click on it again (it gets bigger), and then “Save As” to download it to your computer.

If anyone else has photos they’d like to share this way, just email them to me and I’ll see that they get posted.

11:31 pm EST

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A couple of days ago I watched an 11 minute video of a segment from Oprah at Lex’s place. It is a condensed version of Randy Pausch’s last lecture to students at Carnegie Mellon. I can’t embed Google Video here, so I searched for the video on YouTube. To my surprise, I discovered Carnegie Mellon has the full 76 minute lecture on YouTube. Naturally, I watched it. I strongly suggest watching the full lecture. You will not be bored. You will be inspired. It will be worth every minute of your time.

From Carnegie Mellon’s description of the video at YouTube:

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving talk, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more, visit http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture.

“Journeys” are special University Lectures in which Carnegie Mellon faculty members share their reflections on their journeys — the everyday actions, decisions, challenges and joys that make a life.

In addition, here is Randy Pausch’s Home Page, and an Update page on how he’s doing.

11:13:01 am EST

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