We begin, as always, with shout-outs:
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THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!
I wasn't going to post until after the weekend, but today was one of those days where you'd never have predicted this was going to happen, you know? Nothing huge, just bizarre.
So I'm in computer class, and I get called out by a woman named Patricia. She tells me, "They're doing a photo shoot for Barnes and Noble using some of us, you want to do it?" Apparently this has been in the works for a few days, but someone dropped out at the last minute. Well, I look like poop, but OK. Why not?
Here's the deal: Barnes and Noble publishes a magazine that they put in their college bookstores that have logo clothing and so on. The graphics design firm that creates this magazine is located in the same building as my school. One thing led to another, and the next thing I know, I'm sitting in Battery Park, wearing a Carolina sweatshirt, tossing a football , and later sitting on the grass eating a Dove chocolate bar. Not the way I was expecting to spend my afternoon!
My haul for the afternoon: the sweatshirt, a Clemson t-shirt, a padded laptop computer sleeve, a set of headphones, the chocolate bar, a pair of Crocs (believe the hype, they are comfortable) a day planner, and a $25 B&N gift card.
This weekend, two races -- the NY Mini 10K in Central Park on Saturday and on Sunday I've got the inaugural Rock and Run -- Celebrating Life Beyond Cancer, a benefit for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. MKSCC is the home of FRED'S TEAM and the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research, so I am thrilled to be running in this event. You can read about Fred's Team and MSKCC by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Oh, and if you want to see more about Broadway Bares, the benefit I'm working on, click this link: http://www.broadwaycares.org/events/bares.cfm I highly recommend the "promo video," it is gorgeous. No, for real. And I promise I'm not in it!!
Must go study for a test now (the way I was supposed to be spending the afternoon.) More after the weekend races.