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And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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BROADWAY BABY!
So here's the big secret reveal you've been waiting for! I'm thrilled announce that I'm part of the team for +HEDWIG on Broadway starring Neil Patrick Harris!! Tonight I'll be hosting their opening night red carpet and doing interviews with the amazing cast and crew!!

IF YOU DON'T KNOW HEDWIG...
It's time you do! This unbelievably hilarious powerful timeless and now truly timely show is finally hitting broadway after debuting off-broadway in the little (now famous) Jane Street Theater 16 years ago! After that it became an award-winning cult-hit film and now the original creator - John Cameron Mitchell - and the original composer - Stephen Trask - have updated the show for 2014 and brought it to the biggest and most storied stage new york has to offer, Broadway.

THIS MUSICAL TRULY ROCKS
One of my favorite things about the show is it's literally a rock show! A fantastically fabulous 80's / Queen / Bowie-style glam rock / punk rock passionate raw concert at its core. It's practically a one-man-show with a band on stage. If Broadway ever spoke to me in musical terms, baby this is it! Strobe lights and electric guitars and love!

THE ORIGIN OF LOVE
As the day and night (and next couple of days) go on post tons of photos, stories and a lot more about how I think this show moves and speaks to all kinds of people on such a deep level.

There's a song in the show called "The Origin Of Love" that talks about a creation myth where we were all joined and connected once along ago... Then split by the gods we've gone on a search forever afterwards to find our soul mates... Sounds a little like us, yeah? :)

XO, Daria

Ps. Fingers-crossed but I think we can look forward to some very special Hangouts with me and the cast and crew too!!!
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Wind-up Knight 2 is out. Check it out if you liked the first one.
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「オレゴンよりこんにちは」次の放送日4月23日です。

「オレゴンよりこんにちは」は毎月第4水曜日の午後8時〜9時までFM21 Okinawa 76.8 Mhz で放送しています。

インターネットから見る事も聞く事も出来ます!FM21のホームページをご覧ください!

こちらのリンクからアクセスできます。ぜひご覧ください!

http://fm21.net

こちらで感想やリクエストや英語のここが知りたい!って言うコメントなんでも書き込んでください!
お待ちしております!


The next broadcast of "Oregon yori Konnichiwa!" is on April 23rd.

"Oregon yori Konnichiwa!" is broadcast live on FM21 Okinawa 76.8 Mhz every 4th Wednesday of the month from 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. You can also view and listen in to the program from the FM21 homepage.

You can access the page from this link. Please take a look!

http://fm21.net

Please leave your comments, requests, things you would like to know how to say in English or Japanese here! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING!
Hey G+niuses! I've got a big fabulous omg announcement coming in the morning! I've been sworn to secrecy for months and now I finally get to tell you! Any guesses? ;)

All the news and the actual secret thing - - happening in real time - -will start tomorrow!

XO, Daria

#nohints   #bignews  
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SILLY SUNDAY
Some of you know my brother +Sage Musk from his appearances in my Hangouts and his football prowess but did you know that he's gone off to college and become a gorilla? ;)

Sage would never tell you himself - because he's quite the modest gentleman - but he's actually a nationally award winning comedic writer and now that he's off at school he's following in the footsteps of his many comedic heroes from Monty Python to The Lonely Island by gathering together a group of other crazy kids and making their own "digital shorts". 

This one is my favorite so far and I thought it would give you a gorilla-sized giggle, so watch, laugh, share and enjoy ;)

XO, Daria

Ps. He's the monkey part of the time and wrote the entire sketch. Oh and stick around to the end for the Donkey Kong #easteregg  

#Humor   #Funny     #sillysunday  
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An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral.
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