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    Default Special Announcement: MattG is 50 today - get the story!

    Let me set the stage a bit for you. MattG is a productive person - the kind of guy who sets out to get the job done. For example, he doesn't come to Parallax to eat his lunch and he looks forward to getting the day's project underway. He's expressed concern about our total time consumption for the monthly Parallax birthday parties where we gather all the birthday recipients together at one time. Heck, we derail at least 40 productive people for a half hour just to ingest a bunch of sugar. MattG typically shows up to get his cake and retreats quickly back to his work space. So, what better way to celebrate his big 50 than something like a special party just for him? Envision:

    Internal Page All: Attention, we have a special announcement. Please drop your soldering irons and close your e-mail. There is a special birthday today - somebody has turned 50 years old! Matt Gilliland and everybody, please come up front to eat some cake!

    Of course, MattG didn't hear the message because he was in the router/laser room. The cyclone was spinning 1500 CFM and all he was thinking was about getting a fixture made for the selective soldering machine. Amidst the noise, MattH (the other Matt) retrieved the 50-year-old and brought him forward so we could force him into his very own party. Present at the party was the whole crew plus Matt's special friend Carl, who brought the cake to Parallax.

    As MattG really likes his work and Parallax customers, I felt it was an event worth sharing. Happy Birthday, MattG! We appreciate everything you do!

    Ken Gracey

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    Happy Birthday Matt!!!

    Three cakes - WOW.

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    Welcome to the "old farts club" Matt!
    Fix it, if it ain't broke!

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    Happy birthday Matt.


    -Tommy

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    Happy birthday, Matt!!

    February birthday people are special!
    MOV OUTA, PEACE

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    Hey, 50 is the new 49!

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    HBD Matt! You & Heinrich Hertz share the same B-day! That should get you 10% off your next car rental!

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    Nice!
    Happy Birthday Matt!

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    Happy Birthday Matt. Those cakes look kinda tasty.
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    Happy 50th, Matt.

    I've been 50 for 11 months now, and I'm telling you, it's all it's cracked up to be. Here's where the real fun begins.

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    Happy 50fh Matt. Oh to be 50 again
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    Happy birthday Matt. Remember if you measure your age in seconds 50 isn't that different from 40.

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    Blessed 50th Birthday! I sure hope Ken gives you a day off!

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluso99 View Post
    Happy 50fh Matt. Oh to be 50 again
    Haha! I'm starting to forget what it was like to be 50.....but I'll take your word for it!
    MOV OUTA, PEACE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony B. View Post
    Blessed 50th Birthday! I sure hope Ken gives you a day off!

    Tony
    Whoa! Matt, Tony is right. You get your birthday off at Parallax!

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    Happy birthday Matt!!

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    A big thanks out to all my forumista friends here! (except of course, erco ;-)

    I am truly a blessed man. The culture here at Parallax is profoundly optimistic and encouraging!

    And, as if that were not enough - about a month ago, I got a new *official* email address: MattG@parallax.com.

    And besides, "Fifty" doesn't sound all that bad...especially when you consider I have the mind of a 7 year old ;-)

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    You get your birthday off at Parallax
    Those are empty words Chief - my ankle shackles are rusted shut.

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    Best wishes!

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    Happy Birthday Matt from Parallax: Plumas Lake!
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