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And there I was standing next to Jerry Jones…

Last week a wonderful Executivet that I used to support at TI invited me to the Virgina Chandler Dykes award luncheon at the Belo Mansion today. The room was filled with Octogenarians, Old Money, and then the rest of us who were privileged enough to be invited because of where we worked or the fact that we graduated from TWU – which just so happened to be the case for myself and this very nice girl who sat next to me. We both work at TI and graduated from TWU and so we got to go to this great luncheon where we were served 4 oz. filets of some high quality beef, 1 piece of grilled squash, 1 zucchini, and 2 asparagus. Oh, and I can’t forget the pile of herb rice that was gummy, but still pretty tasty. Dessert was served in these cool martini glasses and it was some type of chocolate cake/mousse with a heavy cream on top. Outstanding.

Jerry Jones got up and introduced our main speaker T. Boone Pickens who happened to be very funny. Pickens is a wealthy philanthropist that got his start in Texas Oil. In the program he had a quote that went something like this, “Great leaders need to make decisions, sometimes leaders get caught with the aim, aim, aim, aim, aim problem and they never fire.” I thought that was a pretty good quote.

All in all it was a cool event with some fun networking and I always like meeting new people and making new friends.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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