This blog is the 50th blog on LearnSQLWithBru. I am surprised to see that I was able to write 50 blogs in such a short time. I feel the blogs that I publish are informative and easily understandable. I have received lot of feedback from many readers and I implemented few of them such as a Calendar list of Blogs, Tag cloud and ability to post comments. In order to achieve these, I moved to WordPress to publish blogs. I would like to continue blogging with more SQL Server related articles and welcome all kinds of feedback to enhance the site. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all those users who have been visiting and closely following the blogs.
Last weekend I traveled to Atlantic City, NJ to watch Pete Sampras playing an exhibition match. I was very much excited and was looking forward to watch Pete live for the first time in my life. Never before had I watched a Tennis match featuring Pete Sampras live in a Stadium, I was very happy that my dream of watching the Great Champion is going to be a reality.
The match was on Saturday evening and was eagerly waiting for that occasion. I had no idea that Pete was making an appearance for fans at 12:30 noon that day at the tennis village. I was passing by the tennis village and saw on display that Pete was there between 12:30 and 1:00 PM. Thinking that I missed a once in a life time opportunity to meet Pete, I was going to shopping center and in the middle of nowhere I saw Pete Sampras coming in the opposite direction. I could not believe my luck and without wasting a moment went to him greeted and spoke for a couple of minutes, took his autograph on his autobiography – A Champion’s Mind (Picture 3rd in this blog). It has been my dream for nearly 20 years to meet Pistol Pete and finally that became true on that afternoon of April 10th 2010 at 1:26 PM.
You can see how much excited I was when I met him in this picture.
That was Pete talking to me.
Pete’s Autobiography A Champion’s Mind signed by him on that day.
One more souvenir from Atlantic City, this one too signed by Pete when I met him in person.
Later that evening, I watched all the matches and enjoyed every moment of it. I recorded few minutes of the match between Sampras and Safin watch it below.
Had it not been my brother, who informed me that Pete Sampras is visiting Atlantic City, NJ and arranged my trip, I would have missed the opportunity of meeting my favorite Tennis Star.
I wanted to share some news about this Blog. Last week this blog was added to the list of blogs in SQL PASS Blog Directory.
I am thrilled to have this blog listed in it, since the list contains highly regarded SQL Server experts. Follow the Blog Directory at SQL PASS here http://www.sqlpass.org/Community/BlogDirectory.aspx
— Bru Medishetty