On This Day! April 24th (The 114th Day of the Year)

April 24, 2008

1800: The U.S. Library of Congress was established.

1898: Spain declared war on the US.

1907: Hershey Park, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.

1916: Irish Nationalist declared Ireland an independent republic.

1967: Soviet Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in a space mission.

1970: We were all happily living under President Nixon and the Chinese transmitted its first song over satellite, “East is Red”.

1981: IBM introduces its first PC, the IBM PC! Thanks!!!!

1990: West and East Germany agree to merge their currency.

Famous People Born on this Date: Willem de Kooning, Anthony Trollope, Robert Penn Warren, Edmund Cartwright, Shirley MacLaine.

Deaths: Estee Lauder

Astrological Sign: Taurus – They are patient and reliable, Warmhearted and loving, Persistent and determined, placid and security loving. On the darkside they are Jealous and possessive, Resentful and inflexible, Self-indulgent and greedy.

So now that we have determined all of this historical and astrological hoopla you might be wondering what the heck this is all about. So I am going to focus on one year of all of this. 1970. I think the song they sent over the Chinese satellite, “East is Red” should have new words, something like “East is Red and Black!” DC! We are almost there! So here is a recording of the new song. JUST KIDDING! I wouldn’t do that to you twice!

I focus on today because it is our fearless leader's 38th Birthday. Here he is at 1 Day old. His mother was nice enough to send the picture.

Lance

Lance

Well, I think you all know by now that the greatest CEO in the world is none other than Lance Trevor Crosby of the Stephenville Crosby’s. Its cool working for Lance and for SoftLayer because he makes us all be a team. That is hard trust me! Try having to see your brother everyday and keep up with his bloghogging ways. Just kidding Gary.

Since it IS his birthday

Lance

I have to tell this story of yet another trip to work. (I know up until now you think I am just bucking for a promotion or a raise, but you write something like this about your CEO and see where it gets ya). Here goes.

I was crossing the bridge over the lake and this truck right in front of me was hauling snacks to all you hard workers in the world. These snacks fit in vending machines all over the place and you see them all the time. The funny thing is what was written on the back of the truck, and on both sides, and If I had a stinkin camera phone it would have made it even better.

What was written on the truck was, “I got Lance in my pants”! As you can imagine I almost drove into the lake from laughing so hard. When I got to my desk the first thing I had to do was try to find a picture for this blog. Well believe it or not, they sing it to you! “I got Lance in my Pants!” . If that isn’t the funniest slogan that you have ever heard then you don’t know our CEO like we do.

By the way, unlike most CEO’s in the world we all know him and see him every day and he puts in more hours than most of us which is a lot of total hours. So anyway, Happy Birthday to the big guy. Now is the company sponsoring a Happy Hour tonight or what?

Lance

-Skinman

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