June 11, 2008
Just got home after a 14-hour day of client meetings and projects that are consuming my life (my currently busiest client Don said to me today, “This’ll look pretty good on your resume, won’t it, rolling out a logo for a company our size?” I said, “Either that or my tombstone!” He laughed and then checked to make sure the windows in my office don’t open.)
So, I get my mail and am thrilled (NOT) to see my credit card bills. It was weird, though, because one was for a credit card I haven’t used in about eight months. As I was walking into my house, my brain was trying to figure out why I might have gotten a bill from them. I figured maybe I accidentally used that card instead of my now-preferred one. Imagine my surprise when I opened it up and found a charge for $1,336 from “Seek Online Australia.” I have no idea what that is, but needless to say, I’ve called the company, shut the card down and registered a dispute for the charge. So far, the process has been smooth, but we’ll see if I get any grief later. If they want, they can check my passport — I haven’t left the country in years!
June 4, 2008
It’s not as exciting as the moose my sister had in her back yard last year, but I just took the trash out to the curb and discovered two beautiful deer in my front yard! They bolted as soon as I stepped out, so I couldn’t capture it on camera, but it was lovely nonetheless!
June 3, 2008
I do a lot of volunteer (and paid) work for a variety of races around Indy. The 500 Festival Mini Marathon is the nation’s largest half-marathon and overall the eighth largest running event in the U.S. It’s a pretty spectacular event and takes almost a full year of planning and a crew of more than 4,000 volunteers. I work with a team of people as crazy as me — setting up Military Park as the rest and recovery area, where runners cross the finish line, get fluids and food, and meet up with their family and friends. Here I am at 3 a.m. on race day — in the dark and rain but still smiling (and wearing my now famous tiara)…
(Thanks to my fabulous hug-buddy Jeff Coates of TrueNorth and Associates for the photo)
A couple of weeks later, I volunteered for the inaugural Geist Half Marathon, where I was in charge of the finish line and runners services (where they hand out bananas, cookies, Gatorade, etc.) Then the very next day, I volunteered for the 500 Festival Kids Day, a great, free event for kids and families on the circle downtown. (Though I don’t need to hear the Care Bears sing “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes” again!)
I took Monday off, seeing as how I could barely get out of bed. And maybe this will explain why I haven’t posted to the blog too much lately!
Driving home last night, I passed a pig truck on the highway. On the one hand, I love seeing all the little Wilbur noses and tails pressed up against the openings in the walls. On the other hand, there’s the smell, which, in a convertible, is hard to ignore. So, I passed as quickly as possible.
And then I had a pork chop for dinner!