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that about sums it up

yesterday morning was Bring Your Child to Work Day here at Blackbaud, and I brought my eldest son for half of the morning, and my daughter for the other half. It was pretty fun! This morning while I was at work my son (who just turned 7) filled out the form that came in his goodie bag. Here it is exactly as he filled it out:

Child’s Name: Callum
Parent’s Name: Brian
Parent’s Job Title: program manuger
Department: PD

1. Describe your parent’s job and duties.


2. What have you learned in school that would help you be successful at this job?

reading and Science

3. What is the hardest thing about your parent’s job?


4. What does your parent like most about their job?


5. Do you think you would like to have your parent’s job? Why or why not?

Why not

6. What do you like most about Blackbaud?

that it is a 4 story bilding.

I should point out that on this particular morning I went to some stand-up meetings to check on how regression testing was going, and then to a sprint demo, so his vision of what I do all day was a little skewed. Still, I found it pretty amusing.

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23. Apr, 2010
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Azaleas at Middleton Place Plantation

here in South Carolina one of the nicest times of year is that short window during the springtime when the azaleas are blooming. And one of the nicest places to be when the azaleas are in full color is at one of Charleston’s beautiful plantations.

this past weekend we took the family to Middleton Place Plantation here in Charleston (actually in Summerville, just northwest of here). Middleton Place was originally built in the 1730s; one of its previous residents, Arthur Middleton, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. As a family we walked around for a while, saw a few alligators sunning by the reflection pools, ran around in the grass, and generally enjoyed the awesome weather.

while at the plantation I took a few pictures, and here are three of them. I will put forth the caveat that we don’t have an awesome camera, and it’s times like these that I wish I did! It’s on my short list of things I’d like to purchase within the next year (that and a 17-inch MacBook Pro, though that may just be wishful thinking). Perhaps next year I’ll be back at Middleton ready to dazzle you with eye-popping colors and super-fine resolution. That being said, here they are:

Mia at Middleton Place

Azaleas at Middleton Place

Azaleas at Middleton Place

and, if you’re interested in seeing a bit of Charleston on your desktop, I’ve made this last picture into a background image in two sizes:

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