Lola and I have become work out buddies now. She has my dream arms and she inspires me. L. Jay is a banker with an enormous vision. I spoke to him about funding some films and also about starting a bank for women. He seemed to love the idea.
Mike Montandon, someone to look up to.
Rome, the man with the eye-patch, has a personal security / bodyguard company. He was a sweetheart. I wish I could afford to hire him to follow Kandice around.
David is my video technology colleague and dear friend. He has the cutest kids on the planet. Their mom, David’s wife, couldn’t come. She is a Tibetan princess without a country right now.
Mike Cohen, Tracy and L. Jay Sommers talk money. Financial guys always hit it off.
This is the cake Mike & Tracy brought. Unfortunately, it was light, fluffy, creamy, chocolatey and richly delicious. and Tracy refused to eat a single piece! So yes, I could not resist a chocolate binge for a few days. Thanks to Lola I’ve since worked it off though. Whew.
Obviously this is Tolga & Bambi the princess chihuahua. About a dozen or so guests did not know who Tolga was and they would ask me who I was with. I would say, “The guy with the chihuahua.” They responded, “Oh him.” I thought that was comical, since he is legendary in other places. He didn’t care that it took a 3 lb reindeer chihuahua on his lap to help people differentiate him from the crowd. He found it amusing.
Bambi's Hiding Corner
When Tolga would stand up and talk, mingle, or eat Bambi would scurry to her hiding spot on a big brown pillow in the corner behind the stairs.
Blurry But Sweet. A Kiss from Tolga
Since I was taking all the pictures, this is the only picture of Tolga and I. I know it’s blurry but I like it because it shows what a kiss would look like behind frosted glass.
Antoinette Montandon and one of our neighbors.
Tracy looking lovely.
Mike and Antoinette Montandon
Mike Montandon actually has the aura, charisma and demeanor of a president. Tolga thinks he will become president of the United States one day. His web site is
www.mikemontandon.com.He was Mayor of North Las Vegas, the fastest growing city in the U.S. for some time. His intelligent, articulate, well-studied, afraid of nothing, his family is exemplary and he won over everyone who listened to him share his solutions and strategies for Nevada. I think he is going to become the next governor of Nevada.
More mingling. People loved hearing those Gordon stories and solutions. They just couldn’t stop asking him questions.
Gordon Martines for Sheriff
Gordon helped me once years ago and I never forgot it. I told the story to Tolga. When I learned that Gordon Martines was running for Sheriff, it became my turn to help him back.
When Gordon came he was shocked and proud at how far I had come. Tolga thanked him for what he did once upon a time. It was an amazing experience.
Thank You Flowers from Patricia 🙂
The next morning, one of my new friends, Patricia, brought over beautiful pink flowers to thank me for inviting her. Wow. I was so delighted I took a dozen pictures of this blooming gesture of friendship. I am blessed.
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One Step Beyond
I really wish I could have been there.