Look, I really don't know what I'm supposed to do right now. Branden just looked at me, The Friendly Out of Office Assistant, and said "Hey, I'm out of the office. Hold my calls." I'm at a loss because he usually gives me more information than that. To try to do my job while he is gone, I went back looking through previous messages he has asked me to send while he is out and all I see is some garbage about a message in a bottle and links to YouTube videos.
OK, here's the plan. I just searched through Branden's calendar and it says he will be back on Wednesday, July 9. I don't see any travel plans for the remainder of the week, so he will respond to you before COB on Thursday (I will make him stick to that!). If you need something urgently, give XXX a call at YYY-YYY-YYYY, or email at ZZZ@ZZZ.ZZZ.
If you just need a Branden fix, why not stop over at his blog and comment on some posts? It is at http://blogs.verisign.com/securityconvergence. It would be nice to have him approve a legit comment instead of cursing at SPAM.
In the meantime, I'm going to spend the next several days beefing up my online poker skills. Don't tell Branden. He should have never stored his credit card in Outlook.
Oh yeah, and as Branden says, "Thank you, and have a security conscious day!"