June 2009

Journal June 26, 2009

I had a great trip to Mackinac Island, MI as I was the guest speaker for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Corporate Membership Meeting. The event was held at the famous Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. My wife, daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids joined me on the trip. 

We had a wonderful time on the beautiful island - riding horse and buggy rides, taking in the historic sights of the island, swimming and playing a little tennis. Marlene Hulteen was a fantastic host for the event. Over 700 CEO's of various hospitals were gathered at the meeting. The people were super and I was glad to be a part of the event. 



Journal June 16-17, 2009

I had a blast doing my recording for EA Sports. Brad Nessler and I spent two days at Audio Images in Sarasota recording our lines or the 2010 EA College Basketball game. 

EA is the leader in the video gaming industry and I am so thrilled to be a part of their college basketball game. It is always fun to work with Nozell Thomas and Rob, leading producers with EA Sports. The two days were a lot of fun and I can't thank Mike Badalamenti from Audio Images enough for allowing us to use his studio and for helping to make the recording a huge success. 



Journal June 11-14, 2009

I headed up to Orlando on Thursday with my daughter, son-in-law and three grandkids for a weekend of Disney fun and to watch the Magic/Lakers finals. Thursday night's game was a thriller, with the Lakers winning in overtime. 

The Magic blew a lead at the end of regulation and missed some critical free throws. Friday, Saturday and Sunday we had a blast doing all the rides at The Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Blizzard Beach. My grandkids had the time of their life and I was so glad that I could share in their excitement. The weekend culminated with Sunday night's game. The Lakers were too dominate and Kobe put on a show and proved why he is a remarkable champion. 

View more photos from our Disney visit.



Journal June 9, 2009

Today is a big day for me as I can't believe I turn 70 years old! Wow - time certainly does fly! I may be 70 but I know I still act 12! I had a wonderful day with my family and friends, as we celebrated the occasion at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Beach Club. 

About 25 of my closest friends in the Sarasota area joined me for a terrific dinner and loads of fun. I can't thank everyone who has helped make my last 70 years so incredibly memorable! It's been "Awesome Baby!" 



Quote of the Week

“John Calipari is like a CEO of a major corporation and is a money machine for BBN. He earns everyone of those dollars he is receiving.”

-Dick Vitale