Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tonight I was at Shoney’s attending a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network. There were celebrity waiters and waitresses there helping the Shoney’s servers with anything they could – get drinks, refill drinks, serve food, clean off table, etc. I was lucky enough to get invited to come and spent the evening with LouMasi, a Monarch Miss, and Nicole Shockor a former Miss West Virginia contestant. We signed autographs, talked with people, and helped in any way that was needed.
It was so much fun being with the Shoney’s staff and the Froggy 99 Radio Station staff.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Had a crazy day on Thursday. Arrived in Bridgeport and was the opening speaker for the WV CASA Seminar - what an honor that was! I am a trained CASA worker, but I have yet to be given a case since my schedule has changed, so I was speaking to the dedicated workers who do so much with so little recognition. I stayed for lunch to be able to spend more time with them, which put me late for my next event. Here's where it all goes to pot! I didn't want to take time to get gas (first mistake!), so I ran out of gas....lucky to run out of gas on the ramp with a gas station within walking distance! Luckily the Coke and Pepsi distributors were stocking the fridge and saw me walking into the gas station in 4.5" heels and a dress. I guess they felt sorry for me because they decided to push me to the gas station, all three of them. After I arrived at the pump, I wrote out some interesting autograph cards, in thanks that they pushed me to get gas! lolol
In trying to make up for lost time, I got a speeding ticket! Right after getting the speeding ticket, I get a call that the parade I was supposed to be in on Friday as the Grand Marshal, they didn't have a car for me and had forgotten to tell me that. I was ready to cry already, and that just sent me over the edge! While I'm driving as fast as I can (legally, of course!), a friend calls and rescues me with an offer to help me find a car.
Thank you, thank you, to I-77 Ford in Ripley who allowed me to borrow a car (and even provided me with a driver!) On I sped (I mean, slowly drove) to Beckley for a modeling event and photo shoot for Jean Ann's Bridal and Prom Fashions. These commercials will be shown in the Marquis Cinema chain, so that is really exciting! Too bad I can't get free tickets to the movies to watch myself - LOL!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Jason Michael Carroll was “the bomb dot com!” I was able to get tickets with a close friend, and the concert was held at Snowshoe Ski Resort. Because of the location, the concert only held 100 people and I was able to meet Jason before he performed. He has a song about child abuse – Alyssia Lies – and I wanted to let him know that was my platform and that I would be using his song within my school, community and church tour. He was so gracious and I was thrilled to be able to meet such an amazing artist!
Saturday morning started off at 5:00am. After packing up and getting ready, I headed to Clarksburg to the Italian Heritage Festival parade. After getting there I made a few new friends and signed some autographs. Before you knew it, it was time to jump in the car with Miss West Virginia President, Barb Brunetti.
The parade lasted about 40 minutes and after that I caught up with Barb and the owner of the hot red convertible, Susan. We talked about Miss America, boys, etc. Loved spending time with them and look forward to it again.