My brother, Doug, and his wife, Lauren had their baby boy yesterday. They were still trying to decide his name, but he’s adorable. He has two dimples just like my brother and my mom. The photos say more than words.
My mom would have been so thrilled!
How awesome is it when my shy and quiet husband has one of the world’s most amazing tech leaders sit down next to him at lunch?
This happened on Saturday while Brett, Natalie and I were attending WordCamp St. Louis. This is where web developers and managers get together to learn about the WordPress (a most excellent content management system). Brett and I traveled to Chicago last year, and this year, St. Louis hosted its first event. It wasn’t until we were reviewing the schedule on Friday night that we noticed that Matt Mullenweg, the founder and advocate of WordPress, was going to be there.
To put this in perspective, Brett and I have watched Matt’s interviews for hours because he’s interesting and is on the cutting edge. Plus, we love WordPress and are amazed at how Matt has helped this Open Source effort to grow exponentially while also improving quality. As a result, about 50 million people and companies, like the NY Times and our company (of course), are using WordPress.
It was a great event, and I was thrilled for Brett to meet someone that he admires so much, especially when I know that he would have been too shy to go up and talk to Matt otherwise. Matt was, as I expected, a charming and down-to-earth guy. I pray blessings on him and safe travels!
It’s cool to be writing this post using WordPress and talking about WordPress. Brett said that he felt like a “5 year old.” It was a much better 5-year-old face than when he has to eat his broccolli, let me tell ya.
Lots of good music coming our way this summer…
Here’s the breakdown from Brett on his blog:
Hope to see you at some concerts!
A few things to consider, which we’ll be trying to check out:
10/5/10 ($5-7) – Local gospel folk with Marvin Sapp and Hezekiah Walker
These are 2 artists I’d love to see, however realizing they will likely not be as prominent as the local churches featured and such…
9/24/10 ($25-40+) – Jonathan Butler at 560 Music Center at Wash. U.
(I’ve seen this guy perform at the Bottle Neck Blues Bar with Rick Braun and Richard Elliot and he was fantastic! He’s a guitar master and great gospel singer. No snoozing at one of these…)
I know little of C.S. Lewis and the Screwtape Letters, however I’ve heard good things, so we’ll likely be checking this out.
9/25/10 ($38, $48, $59) – http://www.touhill.org/default.asp?touhill=51&objId=593
Don’t forget about Wash U. I gotta check this out more often:
And as always Dean’s blog and calendar are a great resource:
I hope this helps! Jam on, and let me know if you’re showing up for anything…
Oh, and the Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival in WI was SWEET last weekend!
Great lineup and we saw them all. My hearing has almost fully returned. =)
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