Sunday, October 11, 2009

Love Someone Tonight

Saturday I participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Brentwood. Our office has been raising funds for months now for Race for the Cure. We have had several activities such as "Real Men Wear Pink" day, buy a pink bracelet and wear jeans all week, we had a cookout with executives in the dunk tank and raised money for employees to dunk them and on Friday we had a chili cook off. As a company I believe we raised over $70,000. We had a team also participate in the 5K walk/run on Saturday. It was an early and cold Saturday morning but well worth it. I can't even tell you how many people were there - there was just a sea of people everywhere you looked. It was a great event for a great cause. One thing I was looking forward to most was meeting Delilah and I did that first thing! I was so surprised that the Mix 92.9 tent was right next to ours so it was very convenient. The line wasn't long and I got to meet her right before she took a break - whew, good thing. Here are some pictures from the event. I was also glad to see at the Y today that for every mile that's ran or walked on the new pink treadmills they will donate 10 cents. So I will definitely be doing my part on the pink treadmills.

Me and Delilah!!

Only part of our team

Me and Becky

Becky and her hula hoop team -
they hooped the entire race!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Visiting the Mouse

Since I was attending the conference in Orlando Mark decided to join me afterwards for a few days of fun in the world of Disney. We enjoyed Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios. Neither one of us had ever been to Disney World so we decided to experience this together. (I did visit Magic Kingdom for one day about 7 years ago, but I don't count that. :)) We started off at Epcot and had so much fun. Since there were no lines and only the two of us we whizzed through those parks so fast. We were usually finished by 5pm or 6pm every day, we did what we wanted and got out. :) We did go back to Epcot to see their fireworks show which I will say was GREAT! I was very impressed, it was definitely more than just fireworks. They also had a food and wine festival going on so it was interesting to see the foods and wines from all the different countries. It was an experience.

We went to Universal the second day. The best thing was the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster. It was awesome! We both love roller coasters and it was probably the best one we've ever riden. It was also very neat to see all the movie sets at Universal.

Magic Kingdom was the last day. This is surely a very magical place and the more kid friendly park. Next time we will definitely have kids in tow. To be honest we were a little disappointed in the parks. We thought we had made the decision to visit the more "adult" parks but they were still very much geared toward the kids, which I understand is the point But we left wanting to visit Six Flags or Kings Island for some roller coasters. :) We did have a fun time and highly recommend going when kids are in school!!!

We did play putt-putt one night too. Mark beat me by 1 point - I was ready for a re-match!

2 days with a gator!

My company exhibited at a conference last week in Orlando. As part of our booth promotion we decided to have a live gator in our booth in conjunction with the customer event we were holding at Gatorland. We were the best booth in the exhibit hall. We had over 375 guests come have their picture made with our gators, Izzy and Pearl. We had the best time and it was definitely a creative concept. Holding the gators was a little scary but I was brave.