Saturday, 17 November 2007

Aaron Brethorst is leaving the Popfly Team

I have been very lucky to work with amazing people in my short career and some of those have somehow changed my view on one or more aspects of life. Aaron Brethorst is one of them. He was the latest addition to the group of Program Managers on the Popfly Team and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him. I'm trying to remember some of the funny things that happened in those short months... here are 2:

 

Number 1 (This one is a bit vague, but still very funny at least in my world):

John: Aaron, has work item # xxxx been completed?

Aaron: Well, (about 2 minutes of very advanced English, can't remember the exact words, maybe I was doing e-mail or I just saw a shiny thing somewhere in the shiproom meeting room, I was daydreaming, or I just forgot...)

Andy/Adam (I think it was Adam): Is the lawyer speak for no?

Steven: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (This totally cracked me up)

 

Number 2 (Aaron hijacked my desktop-machine on my birthday and sent out a mail to the team, You'll have to read it from the bottom to the top):

From: John Montgomery
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 10:06 AM
To: Steven Wilssens; Popfly Status
Subject: RE: I'M A BIG BOY NOW!!!

OK, you’re scaring me.

-- John

From: Steven Wilssens
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 10:06 AM
To: John Montgomery; Popfly Status
Subject: RE: I'M A BIG BOY NOW!!!

NO WAY I AM A BIG BOY NOW!!!

From: John Montgomery
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 10:05 AM
To: Steven Wilssens; Popfly Status
Subject: RE: I'M A BIG BOY NOW!!!

Left your computer unlocked, did you?

-- John

From: Steven Wilssens
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 10:05 AM
To: Popfly Status
Subject: I'M A BIG BOY NOW!!!

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY, AND I AM A BIG BOY NOW!!

 

I'll miss having our random talks, working on texts and popup messages, sending mails in German to the team, shouting in German to each other (we are the only 2 people on the team that have a vague knowledge of the language) or hugging you in front of non meterosexual people (at work at least ).

The good news is that the title for the best dressed Program Manager on the team is up for grabs again Have fun during your new endeavor!



11/17/2007 06:40:35 UTC  #  Comments [3] 
11/17/2007 17:01:47 UTC
Sounds like you guys have a good team and having loads of fun, God, I miss that :-) Nowadays people come in in the morning, sit behind their machine and put on some headphones and even have lunch behind the keyboard only to go home 8 hours later...
12/20/2007 07:41:36 UTC
thanks buddy :) can't wait to see you tomorrow.
01/07/2008 14:31:40 UTC
Popfly is a great product and it is a lot of fun two use.It need two bee intergated more with windows live space.
How do great my zune card posted on popfly.When can i see block windows live gallery and office live and windows live QnA.And windows live calender and windows live favorites.How about block four windows live sky drive.And sould bee a way help chairty out on popfly just you on windows live messager.http://im.live.com/messenger/im/home/?source=MSNTDLINK
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