Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Let's Commence

You are not your own worst enemy when I’m in the room

Did You Miss me?: We took a few days off and went to Detroit, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor for graduation ceremonies. Mrs. Dr. Forgot has a dear friend whose daughter, Courtney graduated from the University of Michigan. We’ve watched Courtney grow from a toddler. I decided to reward her with dinner each term she received straight A grades. By the third grade my A-grade dinner tab busted but Courtney continued her straight A ways. She is also an accomplished artist. We went to her graduation at University of Washington a couple of years ago and this time is was for her Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. To all the Courtneys who graduate this year, a hearty congratulations.

A couple more Special K grads: Commencement is a great form of entertainment. Pomp and Circumstance, the enthusiasm of student speakers, the words of wisdom from learned speakers... In addition to Courtney a couple of Special K graduates in my circle of special people will graduate soon. A dear friend of the family has two grandkids leaving the nest – Kathy will graduate from American University with a major in International Studies and a minor in Arabic Languages (you think she might have a future?) and Kari graduates from high school and heads to South Carolina to major in Child Psychiatry. So once again, a tip of the mortarboard for all who have made it through successfully whether high school, bachelors, masters, or doctorate.

Meanwhile, back in Detroit: Detroit has plenty of news. The Tigers won a home game while we visited Greek Town. I had forgotten how it looks when thousands of happy fans leave a stadium celebrating. Celebrations are less evident with Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his alleged part time mistress and one-time Chief of Staff Christine Beatty. We haven’t heard so much sizzle over a politician’s sex life since the White House and talk of cigars and stains. The Mayor’s problems are more intricate than the text-message sex chatter, but guess what gets all the headlines? And although the weather wasn’t steamy it was nice to return home and go from 34 degrees in Detroit to 84 degrees in Las Vegas. Remember, home is where, when you go there they have to take you in.

Final Michigan Tidbits: The Governor of Michigan was rushed to the hospital Tuesday to have a bowel obstruction removed. Did you know the University of Michigan has three campuses? Flint and Dearborn students can attend in their locals but the biggie is at Ann Arbor, home of “The Big House,” UM football stadium, currently under construction to allow for mBoldore luxury boxes, press boxes, and handicapped seating. GMC lost $ 3.3 billion during the last quarter – and they aren’t even fighting in Iraq! Finally, the long arm of the law caught up with Susan Lefevre. She was a housewife for 32 years, mostly in an upscale San Diego neighborhood until she got outed by an anonymous tipster. Now she has to return to Michigan to finish out the balance of her prison sentence for dealing drugs. She escaped three decades ago. She ran but could not hide.

A little blogging music Maestro... Bobby Fuller’s "I Fought The Law But the Law Won.”
Dr. Forgot

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