Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Agony of Defeat

I recently competed in the 2007 Arizona Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State Championship. I won my first fight, apparently 8 to 0, though I was exhausted for my second match, against my much younger and much stronger opponent, Jamie Varner, who (not surprisingly) went on to place first in the division.

Here I am tapping out to a choke you can see I am only feebly defending against.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

College Partnership continuing "growth plan"

The comments continue to roll in on my Spend your way to lameness post (why it's specifically that post that attracts all the comments is something I still haven't figured out).

One comment in particular makes the claim that College Partnership is now suing Smith & Merritt. Is it only me who finds it odd that a company would sue its own wholly-owned subsidiary?

I admit that I'm incredulous at this point - though certainly curious to learn more.

Meanwhile, College Partnership seems intent on improving their image in the marketplace:

LAKEWOOD, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/16/07 -- College Partnership, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CGPA) announced today that it has engaged The Eversull Group of Dallas, Texas for investor relations consulting.

Dr. Janice A. Jones, Executive Vice President and co-founder of College Partnership, remarked, "After an extensive search, we selected The Eversull Group to assist the firm in building credibility and shareholder value with the investment community. The Eversull Group was recommended to us as a trustworthy and successful communicator that could guide our firm in attracting capital, gaining support and sponsorship. With their help, we expect to recommence executing our growth plan."
With SMI in tow (and no history of profitability), they've got a hard road ahead, in my humble opinion. I also feel compelled to remark that the Eversull Group's web page is currently so awful that perhaps they ought to be concerned about the log in their own credibility before they deal with the mote in College Partnership's.