I would like to dedicate my 25,000th post to a very special person whom I have gotten to know over the years on this forum. She has been an inspiration to me both on a personal and professional level. She is currently battling a monster and, in spite of this, is able to keep her thoughts and her mood positive, at times even a little flirty. Most importantly, she has helped me to put things in to perspective and my "bad days" seem rather trivial in comparison to hers. ajblakejr has openly discussed her struggle with a disease known as multiple sclerosis. I will admit that I did not really know all that much about this debilitating disease prior to meeting her. My son did have a teammate on his youth hockey team who's father had MS. It was quite sad---from the neck up he was sharp as a tack but you could see the decline in his motor functions over the course of a season or two. He was a high school guidance counselor prior to the MS forcing his early retirement. I saw him the other day and almost cried--he cannot walk without assistance and is a shell of his former self. He did not recognize me at first--his wife had to remind him who I was. The more I learn about this disease the more I wish we could find a cure for it. aj is always there if I need someone to talk to and to scold me when need be. aj is someone whom I am proud to call my friend. aj, I dedicate my 25,000th post on Brown Cafe to you. Dave.