To follow up regarding "Ted Sees Red" (below): Stephen Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) and Ken Blanchard (The One-Minute Manager) are both contributing to our book, Enlightened Leadership. So things could be worse - and my head is swimming with the caliber of people I have recently (past 2+ years) found to be my peers.
Eventually, I win. Every time. I am a fierce competitor, even when there is no specific person I am vying against.
Dad is proud, on his cloud up in Heaven.