I might still count as very much recovering (one cracker, one small and possibly ill advised bowl of soup), but I made it into tonight's volleyball game (USC beat Utah 3-0, boom!), not least because Sue Lerner was being honored at half time. Sue - in pink - was the trainer for 34 years - imagine! - and was one of our wonderful companions on the VB tour of Italy and the Balkans this summer - we learned so much from her, and it was so great to see and feel, tonight, how appreciated she has been by players, and coaching staff, and and and. There must be a florists close to USC that does a regular business in bunches of cardinal and gold flowers - I fantasize that somewhere there are fields of the things grown especially for us, in just the right shade.