Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bob's Big Award

You wanted to hear about Bob's big award. Well, here it is. This is Mom writing; I am using Bob's log in account because I have temporarily forgotten my password. Here are two pictures from the event. Never mind the fact that the photo looks like it was taken in a common 80s-era Church building. Not so.

Bob, as you know, is a local Los Angeles lawyer. He has a reputation for being tough and unreasonable.
Last weekend, the California Association of Retired School Bus Drivers gave Bob the award for California's Big Shot Lawyer -- He Who is Better Than Everybody Else on the Planet Especially Bill Clinton, or "CBSLHWIBTEEOTPEBC" for short.

Bob was required to give a speach. He credited his wife for helping him become a good spellster. He credited his kids for helping him become broke. He credited his ward for helping him become insane. He credited his sons-in-law for helping him figure out that life is one big rip off and then your daughters move out.

But, most of all, he credited himself for his astonishingly good looks and high intellect, and I tend to agree with him.

Mom

13 comments:

Cindy said...

HAHA... nice try dad, I caught you on your bluff.

"He credited his wife for helping ME become a good spellster."

hmmmmmmmmm...
interesting

Carly said...

Ahahah....uh good Dad....er....Mom.

In all seriousness Dad was awarded Lawyer of the Year by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Basically a bunch of Mormon Lawyers got together and said, "So, who made the most money this year?" And I guess that would be Dad.

No really, some very, VERY nice things were said about Dad before he got up and spoke. I forget his name but the man who introduced him talked about Dad and Elder Wirthlin (Bishop Wirthlin at the time.) He talked about Dad's generosity, his enormous family and his trophy wife. Yup, he said, "I wanted to introduce all of you to Bob's wife, but it seems as if Bob brought a trophy wife tonight." Hahaha, mom was quite pleased...I mean "embarrassed." Lance B. Wickman, a general authority was the keynote speaker. He's very intelligent and articulate and talked a lot about the church's growth, among other things.

All in all I just wanted to say, Dad I'm very proud of you! Everything said about you is true X 10! You are the most intelligent, generous and hard-working person I know. You've set an insanely high bar for all of us but that's how it should be. Thanks for everything and I it couldn't be more true when I say, we wouldn't be here without you! I love you!!!

debora said...

I'm sure you fooled no one with your post Bob.
All of you should be very proud of your Dad's accomplishments. As a family we are able to enjoy so much because of his long hours of hard work. As I'm sure some of you have figured out by now, Dad likes to put on a tough exterior but underneath he is generous, giving and somewhat sentimental.
I know his success is due in large part to his unfailing integrity in all areas of his life.
Way to go Bob!!!

debora said...

Oh and yes Bob you gave a great--speach.;) Obviously I didn't help you much with your spelling.

Rob said...

Wish someone would have told me about this, I would have tried to be home for it.

Congratulations dad.

Lindsay said...

I thought those photos were from my baptism...guess not.

Way to go, Dad. I wish I could have been there to hear everything. Anybody have copies of any speeches?

You really are such an example of integrity. You've always been so honest and true to what is right; thank you.

And hey, I'd be happy to move back in! Can a son-in-law and two grandsons come, too?

Lindsay said...

I thought those photos were from my baptism...guess not.

Way to go, Dad. I wish I could have been there to hear everything. Anybody have copies of any speeches?

You really are such an example of integrity. You've always been so honest and true to what is right; thank you.

And hey, I'd be happy to move back in! Can a son-in-law and two grandsons come, too?

Rob said...

echo echo echo

Ryan said...

Don't speak for me, wife. Then the BSL will really think he's getting ripped off.

Bob, in all seriousness, congratulations on such a great honor. You fully deserve it. You're a tough act to follow.

Lindsay said...

What's with the better than Bill Clinton thing, Dad? I thought you idolized him.

Sean said...

It's really fun reading posts from the "at home" family, seeing as how you never know who is actually making the post. (I actually bought it until I read Cindy's post, nice one Cindy!)

Anyhow, I don't need some group of old fogies to tell me how amazing Dad is! It is incredible how much he does for not just his family, but the Church, community and his ward. More often than not I find myself talking to my friends about Dad stories or his work with the Church.

One of my favorite stories to tell is when we were driving back from Salt Lake New Years morning with the Young Mens group to Wallsburg, he decided to party it up and picked up a plastered-drunk former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader (least thats what she told us) and headed to a Wallsburg rager!

It was great fun and we got to see Dads party animal come out! I remember what Richard Lafferty said as some drunk guy hopped on the back of the suburban at this house party and told Dad to gun it. He commented:

"haha Sean your dad is the coolest!"

There is little that I remember after that.

It should also be mentioned that Dad is true to his word and pays his gambling debts on time! Like the time he bet some other young men (a Cannon boy and Jared something..) that they couldnt pick up some women and bring them back to the group. Well they did it, and he paid up! Obviously, he was preparing for his time as Bishop. He truly inspired the young men to do good works.

Also I remember that time at a Laker game how he used his influence, power and trickery to upgrade our premium seat tickets to Box seats at no extra charge!

So many great moments to mention.

Anyhow, congratulations Dad, you are the best Dad I have ever had! Seriously!

ps. Does this mean I can get free meals at local restaurants here if I tell them, "Do you know who I am? Have you heard of the Lawyer of the year? Yeah thats right, I'm his son. I've already seen 5 potential million dollar lawsuits in here... so how about that free meal again?"

Lindsay said...

Pshh, Richard Lafferty WOULD say that...just kidding, folks.

Well, Sean, like father, like son, huh? But, actually, I can't tell which stories are true and which aren't. Although, a rager in Wallsburg? Doubtful. Unless it involved a drunken pony trot.

P.S. I don't know why my posts keeping posting twice. This one probably will, too, since I just got another error. Sorry.

Sean said...

When referring to Dad stories, you can expect them to always be true coming from me. And in this case, yes, they are absolutely true regarding the factual occurrences, not my comments on these occurrences :)

And yes, rager in wallsburg it was INDEED. I knew a rager when I saw one. The random middle aged dude jumping on the back of the burban is a tell tell sign of such a rager