5.30 a.m. Wake up call - Max gets be out of bed, all puffy eyed. House is decorated.
6.45 a.m. Breakfast at Hobbies (chain that I didn't know). Awesome omelette.
7.30 a.m. Product Management weekly team meeting
10.00 a.m. Weekly Amdocs 7.5 Release Core team meeting
11.00 a.m. Brainstorm on budget vs. capacity with Program Management
11.15 a.m. KB (fellow product manager and friend) takes me out for a 25 mn lunch.
11.55 a.m. Call with OM, a fellow product manager in Israel, to discuss a new project opportunity
12.22 p.m. Max calls on cell (in my meeting) to tell me that my 1pm meeting is cancelled, and to be outside the office at 12.45 sharp.
12.30 p.m. Go downstairs to see GP, "my 1 o'clock" and to fish around. He says nothing.
12.47 p.m. Max sends text: "WHERE ARE YOU???"
12.48 p.m. Run outside, with JDA (a colleague) helping Max to find me. She does.
1.00 p.m. Arrive at Fairmont Hotel
1.20 p.m. Lying on a massage table, face down, soft music, at the Fairmont Hotel spa for a 30mn "de-stress"
1.59 pm.m Thank Max, laugh, and leave Fairmont Hotel in a semi-daze.
2.08 p.m. Back at Amdocs on North 1st street
2.30 p.m. Weekly 1 on 1 with EC, my VP
3.30 p.m. Brainstorm with JDA and JMK (boss) on how to address some concerns raised in executive meetings last week regarding status of some stuff we're working on.
4.30 p.m. Catch up on some work emails
4.50 p.m. Schedule some meetings
5.00 p.m. Review some requirements coming from our Financial services division to see how our product meets their need
5.15 p.m. Outside waiting for Manon
6.15 p.m. Arrive at "La Foret", a wonderful restaurant south of San Jose, in Almaden, an old, country western kinda town
6.30 p.m. 2 flutes of Taittinger
6.45 p.m. Foie gras (pan seared, sauternes sauce)
7.15 p.m. Tournedos de Boeuf Chanterelles, Tournedos of Elk with Ginger and Calvados reduction with G'grich Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa)
7.50 p.m. Surprise "assiette de plaisir" with a birthday candle
8.00 p.m. Cafe Mocha and Decaf for the Missus
8.15 p.m. Drive back to San Jose
8.35 p.m. Enter house, see new Bicycle !!!!!!!!!
8.40 p.m. Try new bicycle. Love new bicycle (now we can go to downtown willow glen in a jiffy)
9.00 p.m. Talk to parents
9.15 p.m. Talk to other parents !
9.30 p.m. Read through Lasik surgery pamphlets
10.00 p.m. Start going to sleep
11.30 p.m. Lights out.