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Seattle 2005

I was invited to the MSN Butterfly Tour scheduled to take place in Seattle and was really looking forward to this trip especially considering that this is a bumper harvest year for MSN, my first trip to the Microsoft and the west coast. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons I had to back out from the trip. I’m not sure if I’m going to get a chance next year but figured that if it’s still offered next year I am definitely not missing out on the trip. I’m also going to stop beta testing a number of products such as Quicken and focus more heavily on consumer applications from Microsoft. It’s the only genre of applications I can truly devote my time and energy toward.

It’s weird how random sound tracks can sometimes coincide with the mood you’re in. This whole evening has been one of contemplation and MSN Radio has been playing a number of such songs. How many more years before my media player senses my mood and plays music accordingly? For example some of the tracks from my playlist this evening include, Paul Colma’s, The One Thing:

Here I am
In a river of questions
Can I pour my heart out to a listening ear?
I see this life
It�s valley�s and mountains
And I think of all the roads that brought me here
Oh that brought me here

I�ve questioned my reasons
The life I�m living
I�ve questioned my ability
To judge wrong from right
I�ve questioned all the things that I�ve ever called certain
My race, my religion, my country, my mind

But the one thing I don�t question is You
You really love me like you say you do
Yea the one thing I don�t question is You
You really love me like you say you do
Hold me Hold me
So Hold me

Well I�ve questioned my significance
Meaning and relevance
Does the work I�m doing really matter at all?
Well I�ve questioned my friendships
Alliance, dependence
Who will still be here when I fall?