To say our event was a complete success would be a slight over statement but that is not to say we didnt do very good and thanks to everyone for your interest!!
We raised $1,870 dollars for the Red Cross to aid the victims left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. I took work off on Friday, from my full time job Starbucks accountant, to start my setup, organized, tie up loose ends and most importantly, get nervous. Our planning went well and the day was a full one all the way up until the start of the event.
People really didnt start to show until 7 o’clock which making my nerves run a little bit but once they did it started to rock. The event was small enough and informal enough, thank god for Marysville, that it was comfortable for everyone. Our guests were from local businesses, friends, and past clients so everyone had some sort of connection and Marysville isnt the biggest town either. I started by introducing myself immediately to people I didn’t know and to greet the ones I did.
It ROCKED for the amount of people that were there. I haven’t gotten the guest total yet but when I do it will be posted on BARE’s Relief page. everyone mingled and talked while listening to our one man band, Shan Coleman. Being from Jamica, his smooth Irie Island Vibe put a fun spin to the event. By the end of the night people were dancing and enjoying his music. The drinks may have contributed a bit, we had wine which I am not a huge fan of but I picked up a fresh keg from the Pyramid Ale House, Seattle, called Crystal Wiezen. A filter Hefe, it is smooth with a full body flavor missing the heaviness that only a non-filter beer can do. Ok, ok enough about the beer. I got excited for a moment and King have you tried it?
It felt so good to being doing something for poeple and having people show up so they could help. Saying "I didn’t know where to give and I can trust you guys" they gave willing and generously and 100% of the contributions are going to the Snohomish County Red Cross Chapter. I am so proud to be apart of this and articulating my feelings is very hard. So let’s continue this journey.
I got home the nextmorning at 10:20am, hit the showers and then off to the HUSKY GAME!! My consulting business partner, Chris, and we were off at 11:05. We rocked and our defense was un stoppable. I have the pictures but I am waiting to get my cable for my camera, left it in Marysville. The Dawgs went well over 300 yards on the day, 7 sacks, and 2 interceptions oh and the 34 points helped too. The best I have seen UW play in a few years and a great game to watch. After my night of Crystal Weizen I had to have 2 jumbo dogs, bag of chips, pretzel, bottle of water and a large lemonade i was good to go!! We stayed until the final.
By this time I am riding a high from all the positive energy this weekend had. It is amazing how well I feel and how all that energy perculates into more postive energy. Thanks to my buddy Lance for showing me that.
Now it is 9:52am on Sunday and I get to share my weekend but wait; it isn’t over yet. In a few hours I am taking off for the SEA HAWKS GAME!!!! I going with my buddy Brian, Lance and one other that and don’t know who it is yet. Michael Vick is in town and if our defense is solid we can get. This is what I would do:
Cover Vick’s recievers tight and force him to run. Run down his energy level so by the second half he doesn’t have the energy to sustain a strong passing game in the second half. Sounds simple to me but this is FOOTBALL and anything can happen.
Way to scenerios to run through and the experts can nail down a lot better than myself. Again the pictures from the game will be posted hopefully tonight!! Oh, where were we…ah yes the game.