Tuesday, February 28, 2006

February 28, 2006
Supposed to rain. We need it. Meanwhile, my wife thinks I need to go into therapy and get medication for my ADD. My marketing guy thinks I’m “swirling” out of control and a new article that just came out this morning in the Fountain Hills Let’s Go! spawned this Email which was sent to the writer of the piece (I haven't read it yet):

That’s Mister Mind Thief to You!
“I got a kick out of your story about BBB.

“In 1999 Bob had a local morning radio program that my wife and I listened to. The thing we like most were his long stories about the old west. Well, in the fall of 1999, Bob announced on his show that he bought True West to save it from bankruptcy.

“I too had read True West when I was a kid living in Tucson in the late 50's. So when Bob announced on the radio that he needed a Marketing Manager to help him re-launch the magazine I, being retired from that profession, gave him a call.

“For the next 18 months I was the True West Marketing and PR manager.

“Point of all this is that you nailed Bob's personality on the head. He is a man who has a mind spinning like a top and 60 seconds of concentration on one thing, is a lot for him. When you meet with him you feel like his mind is somewhere else but he has a very good memory and is a prolific note taker who, buried somewhere, has a note on everything he has learned from his conversation with you.

“He is a great mind thief. He knows a good idea when he hears it and he'll capture it and make it his own. He is an Arizona treasure.”
—Alan Fossenkemper

Well, yes, if a treasure is something you find buried under a load of crap.

Favorite Onion Headline de Jour
Scientist Has Nagging Feeling He Left Particle Accelerator On

“I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.”
—Washington Irving

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