"The lecture was for my kids, but if others are finding value in it, that is wonderful," Pausch wrote on his Web site. "But rest assured; I'm hardly unique."
"I thought, damn, I finally nailed the venue and they renamed it," he said.
The one that eluded him? Playing in the National Football League.
"If I don't seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you," Pausch said.
He joked about how his mother introduced him to people to keep him humble: "This is my son, he's a doctor, but not the kind that helps people."
Pausch lobbied Congress for more federal funding for pancreatic cancer research and appeared on several TV shows.
"I mean I don't know how to not have fun. I'm dying and I'm having fun. And I'm going to keep having fun every day I have left. Because there's no other way to play it," he said in his Carnegie Mellon lecture. "You just have to decide if you're a Tigger or an Eeyore. I think I'm clear where I stand on the great Tigger/Eeyore debate. Never lose the childlike wonder. It's just too important. It's what drives us."
He and his wife, Jai, had three children, Dylan, Logan and Chloe.
And here are a couple of sketches I did in my sketchbook today while sitting watching the news (wasn't paying attention to the news but a photo I had of the sweetpeas and just trying to draw a crow). Going back to Open Figure Session tomorrow!!!!