Greetings from Reno, the Biggest
Little City in America (or so they say). Who knows--as it was 95
degrees out yesterday, this flower wasn't out in it.
American Escrow Association
Conference 2002. WHAT a great group! Of all the audiences I've
had, they've been the most recent. We had a very perky time at the
luncheon today, me and my closest 250 escrow-type friends in line for buffet
at the Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. I delivered the "Why
Winners Win" information and they reciprocated by buying out ALL of
my available books and giving me a gift--a beaded framed photograph of
me and Seno!!! Wow! And we're not "done" yet. Tomorrow
I get to engage them all in the "Teamwork
and Team Sabotage" research and exercises.
The Nugget is huge which is
standard for casino/hotel/conference centers in Nevada. I often wonder
where on earth casinos go to buy carpet. You walk thru a casino and
think something different, I wonder about the carpet. You could spill
ink or coffee or white out on casino carpet and it wouldn't show, the patterns
are so complicated. For anyone visual, casino carpet will short out
your right brain BIG TIME. So far I'm 25 cents ahead at the slots.
I gamble about as much as I do yard work, MAYBE once a year and then only
for 20 minutes. Life itself seems so much of a gamble, I figure,
why push it.
Seno is back in Billings, Montana.
I suffered from withdrawals from him for awhile, disappointed that I had
to leave him behind due to weather patterns that I could not drive around
or through. Jan has him cuddled up in her garage next to her motorcycle/trike.
I flew yesterday morning from Billings to Salt Lake, then to Reno.
Everything went pretty well really. Had to take off my shoes for
the security people and there were my red socks totally coated in dog/cat
hair. Looked like fur-coated socks. I am enjoying revelling
in all my friends' dogs and cats. Henry and Harvey (cats) curl up
like a yinyang symbol and sleep on top of me. The dogs act like I'm
a rock star when I enter a room. Animals are so cool. Anyway
I had to leave Seno in Montana, come here to Reno and the Universe is much
smarter than I am. I would NOT have liked trying to park Seno in
a casino parking garage. So he's better off with Jan. I doubt
she is taking him on any joy rides in my absense, but then, she's a wild
cat, you never know.
I went to the National Automobile
Museum yesterday and the best way to share that is with photos and captions.
I've been when it was Harrah's and you probably did too. Well, plan
on seeing the new version, it is definitely worth it. One of the
very best car museums in the U.S. There are one of a kind prototypes
(did you know that Buick made a car that looks dangerously like an early
Corvette?). You just have to see these cars to believe it all.
I resisted getting a museum T-shirt but I may have to go back. Their
logo is a gloved guy holding a steering wheel just like Seno's. Also
saw kid car that is Seno scaled down. A Baby Seno.
The conference is doing a Star
Search event tonight at the dinner and I'm looking forward to seeing someone
else get silly on stage besides me! They've promised a real Gong
Show and fabulous food.
So I am doing A-OK, I'm in
the air-conditioning and happy to be with the Escow and Title pro's here