Special Olympics Polar Plunge Edition

I’m not going to beat around the bush, this posting is a solicitation for money. Before I get to the point, let me sell you on why you SHOULD give me money.

As you know, I started a new awesome job last September. A real selling point for me was how much importance the leadership puts on giving back to the community and non profit organizations. One organization we are actively involved in is Special Olympics of Virginia. And we are ACTIVELY involved. Last fall, my boss participated in the “Over the Edge” event, which means he rappelled off of a building downtown. I mean, he basically rappelled off the Empire State Building (except 1/3 of that size). And every year we participate in the Polar Plunge. This is when a bunch of CRAZY people run into the Atlantic Ocean. In February. For fun.

So here I am, asking for your help. I’m going to run into the ocean in February. On purpose. Think of this as the original ice bucket challenge. I’m not challenging you to do this with me (because most of you dumped a bucket of ice on your head in the Summer of 2014) but more of a “help me, me help my local community members”!

(and at the same time be glad that you don’t have to run into the water).

Anything helps, truly! And you’re not doing it for me, you’re doing it for these kids.

So, Please help me raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Virginia by making a secure online donation. Click on the link below:


Thanks in advance! I’ll post pictures I promise.


New Year, New Things.

Ain’t no party like a post-op party, because a post-op party has percocet.

Or something like that.

I’m typing this as I am laid up in bed recovering from a minor surgery. Way to start 2015 off with a bang.

In the shortest of terms, I had an osteochondroma. I had a growth on my leg that I’ve had since at least 3rd grade. Last summer it tore my quad muscle and I opted out of surgery because I had a new job. Well, it turns out, it didn’t get better. So I signed up for surgery. It all happened so quickly because I had the day off, Phil had the day/weekend off, and those two things combined provided me with ample recovery time. As of today I can walk on it, but not for very long. So I’ll have to bring crutches to work with me, which is just going to be a SIGHT.

Anyway, in my drug induced life, I have been thinking about New Years Resolutions. For ten years it has been “do better with money”. And ahahahahhahaha, that hasn’t worked, so no.

So I came up with some that I think are far better.

  1. Acquire a taste for scotch. My husband loves scotch. I would like to be able to drink scotch with him. I tried to on NYE. I’m still working on acquiring the taste–hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
  2. Learn how to use my camera. My parents bought me a Nikon DSLR for Christmas in 2013. It intimidates the hell out of me. I’ve watched some courses, but I of course have forgotten them. If I’m gonna have a nice camera I’m going to need to use it.
  3. Learn Spanish. I have Rosetta Stone. I think an hour a night should be helpful? And not too time consuming. If anything I can at least skip over the number parts.
  4. Talk on the phone more. I’m on the fence with it. I use to talk on the phone for hours. And now I hate it. And I don’t know why. Mostly because I dont know if my life is that interesting to talk about and I dont want to just talk about things to talk about them. But I think so many relationship are failing because we don’t talk on the phone and it’s just all through text. Again, I’m on the fence with this one. Maybe it’s reach out to friends I haven’t talked to in a while and talk to them on the phone, maybe it’s just use the phone instead of texting so much. I will however be sticking to the golden rule of phone use..no phone calls before or after 9 am/9 pm.

That’s it. Four simple resolutions. All that are manageable.

What are your 2015 goals?