First football game of the season was a success. I am so glad I drug myself out of bed to enjoy this one.

Added bonus, our Denver framily now calls NC home and Ben & Baby Kate (plus their awesome parents) made it to tailgate. Aunt EA was a happy girl.

GO PACK!

viral video ice bucket challenge mix up?!

the gwinnett braves staff recently challenged the the durham bulls to the ice bucket challenge (see their challenge video here).

our staff would never pass up the chance to respond (and it is helping fight an awful disease). here is our response.

Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most — from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.

i might be a little jaded since it’s my place of employment but i’m pretty certain everyone should have their DVR set to record ‘take me out to the bulls game’ which is set to air this week.

not only does the documentary show the behind the scenes action [yes people - there are offices in the ball park and we do work during the “off season”] but it is the first to be filmed in “4K.” WRAL will become the first local tv station IN THE COUNTRY to produce a program in the new broadcast technology called 4K, or ultra high definition. you gotta love working for a company who is always thinking ahead and wants to be on the forefront of what’s happening in technology.

now go set your DVR so you can witness the magic…. or really the hot mess that is my work family….all on their best behavior.

(Source: youtube.com)

Sunday Thought: A boy might live in this house but it will remain girlie.

Sunday Thought: A boy might live in this house but it will remain girlie.

i’ve been dragging all morning with a soccer broken heart but this single notification TOTALLY REDEEMED THE DAY!

i’ve been dragging all morning with a soccer broken heart but this single notification TOTALLY REDEEMED THE DAY!

to celebrate setting an official date i took advantage of good morning america’s ‘deals and steals’ today. i’ve loved the lulu dharma wrap bracelets for a while but could never stomach the thought of spending $190 on them. 

today [and today only] 10 of these beauties are marked down to only $29! i ordered the rutilated quartz, round silver button closure, brown leather wrap. sadly it is back ordered but in 3-5 weeks i’m certain i’ll still love it!

get yours today by using the promo code GMA. [deals and steals site here]

now that it has been announced to the entire staff i’m happy to say it’s official! my last day with the chamber is set for june 17th. i’ve accepted a newly created department with the durham bulls and i’m beyond excited to join a top notch organization.

the last 3 1/2 years with the chamber have flown by and there have been plenty of highs and lows. i’ve been mentored and grown so much professionally as well as make some pretty awesome friends. 

but there have been some major life lessons learned [now i can blog about it and will finally spill the beans] and as a result it is time for me to move on. it’s bittersweet to say the least but i’m thrilled about the new opportunity and to get back to feeling positive about my career.

at least my boss sent out a kind email. seems a little overkill but that’s probably just her overcompensating. 

From: You Boss 
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 4:46 PM
To: All Staff
Subject: Staff Announcement 

Sadly for the Chamber, Erin has submitted her resignation and her last day with us will be June 17. She is moving on to accept a newly-created position as Director of Special Events with the Durham Bulls Baseball Club. This is a great opportunity for her to build a special events department from the ground up and I know she’s up to the challenge. Please join me in wishing her well – we have benefitted from her energy and enthusiasm during the 3 ½ years she’s been with the Chamber and can look forward to seeing her at the ballpark.

I’m sans boyfriend this weekend which means I am reverting back to my single girl habits.

Today’s project…. Organize jewelry. $10 message board just became this. Pretty pumped I can now see just about all of the goodies. [not pictured…. My every day go to stuff in the organized but small jewelry box]

home alone all weekend means champagne and girlie tv binge watching.

home alone all weekend means champagne and girlie tv binge watching.