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Bras and Bros

My job is never boring.

I meet so many new people every day and travel to interesting places (... sometimes even Land O'Lakes, Florida ) to visit friends and alumni of USF. Often, I have the pleasure of breaking bread and chatting about what these fine folks do for a living.

The other night I was at a dinner seated next to a woman who was a CEO of a bra company. I learned that 70% of women didn't know if their bras fit correctly. I found this most interesting from a guy's perspective ... I know when my boxers don't fit IMMEDIATELY.

A couple of weeks ago. I reconnected with a friend that I grew up with in New Orleans and hadn't seen in years. He's done quite well for himself, bought and sold a few sports teams and is a serial entrepeneur. He and I compared notes about about long lost friends. Loved this ... "So Joel ... How's your mom and dad? I remember your dad's name on that carpet store on Veterans and your mom never let us wear shoes in the h…

The Happy Couple and A Little Sammy Humor

Hey ... did I tell you my daughter got married?

That's right, she married a guy named Steve Cohen. Great guy ... great family ... what? No he's not Jewish. I know ... maybe there's a Jew in the closet. Who knows?

This is the stuff great blogs are made of ... beautiful setting: Charleston, beautiful bride: sure I'm prejudice but she's my daughter, drama: the wedding planner vs. just about everyone except Nikki, big payout: I won't be retiring soon.

That's all I can tell you without having to kill you.

Seriously, it was a wonderful wedding and we couldn't be happier for Steven and Nicole.


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By the way ... Two important family members were not able to attend ... Nikki's grandfathers. So we are going to have a special get together at our house to show pictures and celebrate.

Speaking of Sammy ... He calls a lot lately ... actually about three times a day and each conversation starts like this:

"Joel ... thi…

Going ... GOING ... GONE!

I know ... I've been a real slacker.

My blog entries have gone from periodic to rare. And I've really got lot to talk about ... like my daughter's wedding and The Grammys and Sammy ... and More Sammy.

So ... I'll start with the Grammys (because I don't have all the pictures from the wedding just yet).

Deb and I bid on a great package at a Cancer Society fundraiser last year ... a weekend at the Grammys including airfare, hotel. the show ... and an after show party. Cool huh?

The bidding was interesting. Started as an idea for a shared trip with another couple. I was chosen as the official "bidder". We got to a reasonable amount and I looked at the group ... higher? Sure ... so I raised it ... higher? Sure ... still not too bad for two couples ... going once ... going twice .... sold! Whew

"That was a trip to LA and TWO TICKETS to the GRAMMYS!"

"What? ... TWO TICKETS ... oh no (I cleaned it up) ...

Needless to say we were the reluctant hig…