Tuesday, July 01, 2008
A few years ago, while living in Vail and working at the Cascade, I had the opportunity to take a guided snowshoe trip with my co-workers for two reasons. 1. To experience one of the many services we sell as an enhancement to corporate meetings and 2. to have a fun, team building experience outside of the office.
We went with Trailwise guides, a fantastic outfitter in Vail that leads hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing excursions. The entire hike was around 3-4 hours. As a note, at the beginning of the hike I had straight hair. As many of you know I have to work very hard for this and any bit of moisture is completely counterproductive to this process. With that said, throughout the entire hike, I got really sweaty. It looks cold, but with all the layers we had on, it was hot. THEN, about half way through the hike, I was completely doused with snow that randomly fell off of a tree and landed on my head.
Fast forward to the end of the hike, we all gather to take a picture at the top of Grouse Creek and the wind was out of control, but somehow, it only affected me.
Tom, the owner of Trailwise, sent us the picture the next day. It is quite possibly the WORST picture ever taken of me, fantastic of everyone else, but not of me. I seriously look like I just escaped from a psych ward. I threatened my co-workers that if this picture ever materialized again, I would be out for blood!
Well…Today I got this email below. Looks like Tom took it upon himself to use that fine picture for marketing on the Trailwise website. Awesome.
I now am laughing about it and thought it could brighten the day of some of my friends.
From: Knight, Amanda
To: Foshee, Stacey
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:30 AM
Subject: We're famous!
Scroll all the way to the bottom and there we are on our snowshoe adventure
Conference and Destination Event Manager
Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Sunday, June 22, 2008
When we realize that we were not going the right direction, Josh looks at me and says, "Wouldn't it be crazy if we found a ticket, just because we weren't paying attention to where we were going?"
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Shannon had approached me early last week to see if I would go with her to Riverfest in Gadsden to see SH play. I declined, as I was planning on heading down to Beeej's loft to see a concert. As the week went on the offer got more appealing. The final offer on table included Shannon driving to and from the concert and paying for my ticket, dinner, and drinks in the show (*Kind of...we'll get to that in a second). I have decided to post a DO and DON'T list for all of you that ever plan on heading to Riverfest in Gadsden and to highlight the evening.
DO make sure to pick up the correct directions to Riverfest off of the printer at work. Otherwise, you will be given directions to Greystone to visit a client and your co-worker will be following directions to Gadsden. (iPhone to the rescue, without one wrong turn.)
DON'T forget your rain gear. Luckily, Shannon had a medium sized umbrella in her car that she didn't care if it didn't make it back to the car with us.
DO remember to get cash from the ATM, as Gadsden does not have the capabilities to run phone lines to the middle of parking lots by the river. Shannon was shocked by this. Apparently, Disney has the capabilities to run phone lines for Scuba Divers to swipe credit cards 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea. As a seasoned Festavarian, I brought extra cash and my all expense paid trip to Gadsden turned into a trip that was fully funded by yours truly.*
DON'T forget your lawn chairs or you'll have to go MacGyver on the umbrella you brought in and have to rip it apart for the fabric to sit on.
DO make friends with the locals around you on the front row. They'll defend you when the Etowah County police threaten to arrest you because you are not sitting in lawn chairs and look like you snuck up to the front between the opening and closing bands.
DON'T forget to have someone spell check your signs and collateral if you are a vendor. You'll just end up like this:
DO make friends with the band while they are waiting in line for the porta potty by shamelessly dropping a friend's name that you know photographed a band member's wedding, thus getting a star struck Shannon introduced to SH.
DO smile for the camera while watching SH play. Somewhere in Gadsden, Shannon and I made the 10 o'clock news.
DON'T let the rain scare you away. Embrace it, tough it out, then dance in it...even if you aren't waterproff.
Friday, May 09, 2008
After an intense investigation, we have learned that there was no mystery gunman on the campus this morning. The safety officer who filed the initial report has admitted that the event did not happen. Appropriate disciplinary measures are being taken.
Even in light of this latest information, I remain grateful to our campus safety leadership and the Homewood police department for their superior efforts to ensure the well-being of our students and employees. Our people acted on the basis of information that they considered to be credible. We would never run the risk of placing lives in jeopardy by failing to respond to real or perceived threats.
I apologize to everyone concerned for the confusion that this episode has created, but I am grateful-beyond measure-that our people are safe.
If this isn't classic Samford, I'm not too sure what is.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
"Dear Miss Motorsports: My new boyfriend is taking me to my first NASCAR race this weekend, and I want to make a good impression. Although I have never been to a race before, I think I know enough about racing to understand it is considered proper to boo Jeff Gordon, who my boyfriend calls a "pretty boy." My question is this, should Gordon smash his car into a wall and have to leave the race, is it OK to jump up and down and hoot and holler, just as long as he's not seriously injured? - All Revved Up in Roebuck
Dear Revved Up: Absolutely. Jeering Jeff Gordon is not only expected, but encouraged - especially at Talladega. However, should he actually win the race, throwing beer cans at his car as he circles the track is seriously frowned upon - even at Talladega."
"Dear Miss Motorsports: One of my best girlfriends has invited my husband and me to her wedding at their RV site outside the track on the day of the big race. Since we also will be going to the race, is it OK to wear my checkered-flag leather miniskirt to the ceremony? Or should I wear something less formal? - Fashion-Conscious in Fultondale
Dear Fashion-Conscious: Miss Motorsports says your skirt would be appropriate, with one caveat. Check with the bride first to make sure she and/or her bridesmaids will not be wearing their checkered-flag miniskirts, too. In that case, something more casual, such as a T-shirt-and-shorts ensemble featuring your favorite driver's number and color scheme, is perfectly acceptable."
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