Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Shout Out

I gotta give a shout out to Dr. Kevin Land, Medical Director for Carter Blood Care (but just plain ol' Kevin to me). Kevin was one of my closest friends in college, and even stood as Darren's Best Man in our wedding. He makes me proud. I remember once in college, he was studying like a crazy man preparing for his MCAT. It was pouring rain. I lived - what... a mile, maybe? - from his apartment, and for some reason, I rode my bike through the rain to take him a Snickers bar to get him through the night. I owned a car; I can't remember why I didn't DRIVE the candy bar over to him. Maybe he'll refresh my memory. :)

It's so cool to see him on TV! (You can see him too... here. (Click on the third video link. The video will only be available for 21 days.)


I'm leaving tomorrow for Minnesota. A woman I've never met (Stacie) will pick me up from the airport and take me to spend the night with another woman I've never met(Carole). I know them from the Internet, and as far as I can tell, they're not axe murderers or anything. ;)

Thursday morning, Jenny will pick me up from Carole's and I'll spend the day at the hospital with her. James's brain surgery is tomorrow morning at 10:00 central time. Please pray while the surgeons are working their magic. You can keep up with the progress on James's blog.


I don't know how much internet access I'll have while I'm on the road. I might have to beg Darren to blog for me in my absence. :)

Have a great week!


Annie said...

Kinda like me flying to Texas to be picked up at the airport by someone I never met, then picking up another chick who I had never met, and then going to someone else's house to spend the night with more people I had never met, to then drive a hundred or so miles to spend a few days with 20 more women I'd never met.....you will survive!

Veronica in Aus said...

Have a great trip. Give Jenny a big ol' hug from me...and Annie too (you are still seeing Annie, aren't you?)

ginger said...

Have a good trip. Hug Jenny & Annie for me, and say "Hi" to all the other "friends I never met before" as Rachel used to say about kids she played with at the park. I will be praying for James!!

Mel said...

I am getting excited to meet you!!!

(and Stacie and Carole aren't axe murders.. I can vouch for them.. of course I could be one and lying... hmmm....)


Jaylene Gepford said...

I am so glad you can go, give everyone a hug for me. You are one great friend to have.

Martha in CA said...

I went to Texas once and was greeted by a few women I had never met, then drove all over creation with them! And, less than two weeks ago I had dinner with Ginger and her family! (well, Stacy, Darren and the boys too!)

I can vouch that Stacy isn't an axe-murderer either!

She's got a big ol' hickey on her neck, but she's not (much) of a tramp either!

She might try to tell you that I'm a hairy, cigar-smoking man named Ralph, but don't believe her!
(I gave up the cigars)

Seriously, the timing of this whole trip is just amazing. Things really do happen for a reason, and I am so glad that Jenny and James get to have Stacy right now when they need her energy!