Archives For Life and the Pursuit

Kobe’s Back!

Mark Howell —  December 16, 2006

LAKERS!  Didn’t see it live…but saw it on ESPN’s video recap.  Here’s a great shot of Kobe capping off a drive to the hoop with a jam over Yao Ming.  Boo Yau!


Dear Santa…

Mark Howell —  November 11, 2006

What is the world coming to…


Another good one by Ming!  Thanks to ProBlogger for the link!

Modern Times

Mark Howell —  October 6, 2006

Don’t know if you call yourself a Bob Dylan fan.  I wouldn’t call myself one.  But I do like good music.  And I have to say this is a really good album.  I was driving one day last week and Thunder on the Mountain from Dylan’s Modern Times came on.  It happened that I had just got my car out of the Nissan service department.  My presets were all messed up.  I was on a station that I wouldn’t have normally been on.  Bingo.  The Amazon review calls it a "rootsy, blues-soaked pool of the purest form of Americana."  I’ll just call it a great addition to the iPod.  Like nothing else I’ve got.  Pairs with a Sierra Nevada and a cool October Southern California evening.

P.S. Ain’t Talkin’ is quite a song.

And Here Comes Garciaparra…

Mark Howell —  September 19, 2006

Nomar I’ve been watching the Dodgers for a long time.  And I’ve seen lots of great games over the years.  It’s totally a treat to get to listen to Vin Scully’s golden voice as he describes what is happening.  But there’s been nothing sweeter than Vin’s satisfied silence as Monday’s record Chavez Ravine crowd roared.  Trailing 10 to 9 in the bottom of the 10th, Nomar Garciaparra’s homer (the Dodger’s 5th in two innings!) reignited the capacity crowd.  I REALLY wanted to call my dad (who’s a Padre fan), but it was a few minutes after 11:00 pm and I knew he was asleep.  Still the thought…

If you didn’t see the game you’ve got to check out the ESPN recap: Homer-happy Dodgers show anything’s possible.  For a Dodger fan…it just doesn’t get any better.  Awesome!

You never know what craziness you’re going to find over on boingboing.  Most of it is truly bizarre…and then there’s this one:


With everything up in the air on Sunday morning we headed over to O’Hare to catch our flight home from the Leadership Summit.  There were long lines and plenty of precautions taken to make sure we made our flight.  Didn’t see any of these guys…but we were on the lookout…and the gel was checked in with the luggage!

The cartoon comes from Wondermark by David Malki.

Some things are just too good to pass up.  Thanks to the Church of the Customer Blog for the comedy!  Check it out:


Sometimes they’re just too good to pass up!  How about this picture and caption from Engadget?

Dude!  Your Dell’s on Fire!


And how about this: if you should ever find yourself at a conference with us and someone’s laptop happens to burst into flames, we kindly request that you seek out a fire extinguisher before reaching for your cameraphone.

Oh my…good times on a Friday!  If you don’t have engadget in your Bloglines it’s a cool browse.  The latest tech stuff.  Not to mention the crazy, odd story about flaming laptops.  While you’re over checking out Bloglines you should subscribe to StrategyCentral!

Too good to pass on this one!


Thanks to Light Along the Journey for today’s laugh!

And to Monday Morning Insight Blog for the link!

Greatness Finds Him

Mark Howell —  May 1, 2006

Ok, I have to put these two pictures.  One of Kobe’s game winner.  And one of the sweet moments that followed.  And they were sweet!  Trust me, Kobe is in the middle of that group hug.  I wish you could’ve seen the car behind me on the 605 as Kobe’s shot swished.  The crowd went wild…even in the crowded confines of the car in my rearview mirror!  Here’s a link to Bill Plaschke’s story: A Split Second Caps Bryant’s Finest Hour.

Greatness_finds_him Greatness_in_the_huddle


Mark Howell —  April 27, 2006

Ok.  I see where Thursday is going.  A little off topic…but I’ve always loved Kobe on the court.  Here’s a great moment!


When it happened…I spontaneously said, "boooooyah!"  Scared my dog and everyone else in the room.  Good times.  Lakers 1  Suns 1


P.S.  He’ll always be numero ocho to me.