Thursday, May 29, 2008

Goodbye, Teddy (1995-2008)

One of the only good, bright, and shining aspects of three-day eventing is now gone. Rest in peace, pony.

Friday, May 16, 2008

One Fish, Two Fish

I read this book last night as part of a team building exercise that my marketing team is undertaking right now at work. We have been one of the top marketing teams in our company for the past 2 years, but we're being brought down by "global" negativity and "divisionwide" infrastructure actions that are aimed at disciplining and correcting a few, while affecting the whole. If we are to stay the strongest team, then we have to do that for ourselves and let all the rest just come out in the wash. This book was really cute and really positive, and I look forward to implementing a lot of the tools and "ingredients" for creating a better and more enjoyable work environment. It's all about choices, and I choose to be better.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Trees are good

Take a look at this. Go out and help these guys plant trees, if they come to your town. Get outside and do something worthwhile!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


...that's one way to deal with the ever-rising gas prices! I don't think that Eddie would like to gallop up I-40 every morning to get me to work on time, though.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Good News!

This just in from Laine's blog (written by her mother, Valerie):
Michael and I looked at one another and gasped with surprise! LAINE STILL HAD ALL HER TEETH! Dr. Gal said the surgery went better than expected!!!! Her mandible break was repaired with 2 plates and a screw.....she sheared a tooth but it was still there to wire her jaw straight. If she did not have the lung issue Dr. Gal said he would have sent her home!!! No exterior scars!

Yes, as I am sitting here with anticipation to see our daughter.....I feel the strength of all your e mails and phone calls....supporting Lainey and the love of our family. I can't tell you how INCREDIBLE I feel right now!!!!! The green light is bright with hope across the lake.
ALL OF YOU......thank you. Thank you for bringing us into your lives and keeping us safe. Our gallant boy Frodo I know has watched over his loving partner...and I am sure when Laine was under anesthetic....she could feel his soft muzzle nudging ever so gently on her sweet face.

Laine will be able to see us in an hour or so. I will walk confidantly down the hall thru her ICU doors."

Get better soon, Laine!!!


I can't believe what this kid has gone through, not letting the public or the media know all this time. Best of luck to Chris in his NBA future!!! It was really great having him here at Tennessee.