Author Archives: mandihowell

Writober #3: Competition

Why does every new product have to be a something-killer (i.e. Facebook-killer, iPad-killer)? It seems to me that competition has become a bad word. We only want one brand, one product, one company to be on top. Where would we … Continue reading

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Halloween

Monday is Halloween. I never really liked Halloween as a child. It always felt like begging for candy. I also had a problem looking silly (ok, so I’m not too crazy about looking silly now either), and I always felt … Continue reading

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Down 2-0

Does anyone else get choked up at the Star Spangled Banner before sporting events? Especially when they bring out the giant flag…And my personal favorite, the eagle flying from the outfield to the pitcher’s mound (or your favorite venue here). … Continue reading

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Go Astros!

First off, let me say congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals. They are an awesome baseball team. They battled injuries all season, including the playoffs. I look forward to watching them again next season.   The Houston Astros are going … Continue reading

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Eckstein is awesome…darn him!

Yes, I’m rooting for the Houston Astros, but I have to hand it to David Eckstein. I know that Albert Pujols hit the winning blast, but if it hadn’t been for the gritty two strike hit by Eckstein, he would … Continue reading

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The Shows

Well, the stock shows have come and gone. We didn’t do too bad, but not great either.   Oklahoma State Fair – We had third and fifth (I think) in the yearling classes. We won the January (also had second) and … Continue reading

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Getting Closer to Show Time

I guess my youngest niece is spending her second night in the hospital. She has pneumonia. They took her in just thinking it was the sniffles. My mom took my sis to the doctor just the day before that. I … Continue reading

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