Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The Great Boston Adventure

Macromedia sent me and seven (7) other engineers and directors to Boston in order to talk with customers about the next release of Dreamweaver. It was an epic trip - 11 hours of presentation and discussion each day, followed by visits with friends, and adventures at night. Here are some pictures and stories:

Day One: Back in Boston

view from the Westin CopleyArrived under cover of darkness to the Westin Copley. Proceeded immediately to dinner and then brought my coworker to see some jazz at Wally's Cafe, "The Training Ground for Musicians". Much grooving ensued. Still on West Coast time.

Day Two: Cambridge and Arlington

Birge on the pianoAfter a day talking with the Secretary of the Commonwealth and then Harvard Business School, I met up with my good friend Jon Birge from Sixteen Feet. We went over to Jacqueline's house for an amazing feast of food and friendship. In true european style, we told stories, and toasted until it was time to entertain. I played my wedding composition for them, then Jon jumped in to accompany me on piano. German and Armenian vibes sent us home smiling. :)

Day Three: Sailing on the Charles

The Tech returning to MIT, by Jonathan BirgeThe team left early for Framingham, to visit with the folks behind We walked past John Malkovitch Malkovitch, sitting on a stoop with cigarette and cellphone in the same hand - on our way to my Alma Mater, Harvard Graduate School of Education. The crew dropped me off a short walk from the MIT Sailing Pavillion, where I met up with Birge for a quick sail on a newly refurbished Tech.

Then, we hopped over to the Media Lab, where Jon played my wedding composition "Waiting for You" on their Bösendorfer:

Much pizza and iced cream ensued, while wandering the warm streets of Cambridge with Birge and his brother the artist. After pondering the respective meanings of religion and committment, I mixed and burned from my PowerBook for the boys, then took Jon for some crazy-good jazz at Wally's:

Day Four: 100% Geek

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