Monday, April 26, 2010
And it got me thinking about “then and now…”
But that fatigue combined with the nostalgia-induced mental heavy lifting from the day got the best of me, and after meeting up with some social type friends and my homie Scantman, who is in my world my former professional rival and among my favorite people in life, I succumbed to the need to retreat to the comfort of cardboard sheets and pillows at the hotel.
Driving home, the ‘then’ and ‘now’ showed up again.
Then: The Taco Bell next to Mons Venus was formerly managed by one of my mentors and friends, and my former boss in this town, the same guy who asked me to join him in my current home city to do it 'one more time...'
Now: It’s still the same place, but it’s no longer my ‘hood… and Jim Mannino still handles the tickets and box office stuff...
Now: I’m sitting at the Carraba’s across the way waiting for my Southwest flight to take me home after a long weekend of work in the city that helped to get me to where I am now.
Then: Isn’t it funny what happens when you let go and trust life to lead you, regardless of which paths you choose to embrace as you go?
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Where Kyla is about to depart for Tampa...
After just one previous solo flight, she's already running things like she does. With charm, optimism and a bit of headstrong wit and lots of love.
I'm proud of her. She's pretty special. Destined to do amazing things and to touch millions. I really believe that, but after all, I'm her daddy...
... And all daddys have daughters who are rockstars in training, right?
Travel safe, lil one. I love you and will see you in Tampa in a week...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It's a pretty amazing thing the resiliency of this kid. Kyla flew from Tampa to me today by herself. And she made it a point to let the world know she did it.
Like, really. Everyone. From the parking attendant to the people at Champps with two P's in Columbia near where Melissa works at times where we had lunch.
Funny. In the days of the pen and paper ratings, you tried to tell everyone you were going to do something, then do something and then, remind everyone that you did something.
I wonder where she gets it from...
Anyway, it's good to have her home. Having her here is so amazing. The life she brings along with the joy she brings are just so therapeutic to so many people around her. She's got some amazing gifts and they all come in the form of who she is naturally. It's amazing the peace she brings and the happiness she brings.
I wish I could bottle it...
Anyway, I'll write some more later, but I need to make sure this munchkin doesn't order too much on InDemand... she has this way of somehow ordering like five movies she wants to see, only to forget to see 'em because sleep takes over too quickly sometimes...
I've got a bunch on my mind. I'm trying to force it to the back of my mind while Kyla is here. She's pretty inquisitive when it comes to me, so I doubt I'll be able to keep it from her for too long. After all, she can read me like a book... and she knows me pretty well...
More to follow...
Saturday, April 10, 2010
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