Life as an Extreme Sport

The End Of The Affair

I don’t know how I feel.

Sad. Happy. Angry. Relieved.

It’s over. A year long love affair, passionate and volatile. And now, gone.


Subject: There’s A Sad Sort Of Clanging From The Clock In The Hall…
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 19:29:51 -0800

A bit of random trivia… I was sick one summer, housebound. This was the summer my little sister decided that she *had* to watch The Sound of Music *every* day, at least three times a day. This is not something I recommend; there is only so many times you can hear “I am sixteen going on seventeen” before you’re ready to do severe bodily harm. But I always remember the song ‘So Long, Farewell’ whenever it’s time to say large goodbyes. Like this.

My year at Microsoft has come to an end; I’ve packed up my office, cleaned out my computer and handed in my badge. The only thing left is this… and I suck at saying goodbye. So, just quickly… thank you all for making my last year here so much fun. I knew coming to Microsoft would be a learning experiance (and many of you have been great teachers), but I never expected this to be such a fun place to work. Thanks for taking the time to teach me new things, for having patience when you had to say it two or three times, and for playing as hard as you work (and including me in both).

So,… “so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye. Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.”