Greetings from New York... wish I could tell you I decided to fly up here like Oprah to do a special "edition" of Roses and Violets "LIVE! From the Big Apple!" but, the truth is I'm working. Perhaps one day a bloggy expedition will be in order. But, for now you'll have to settle for the oh-so-glamorous behind-the-scenes tale of putting on a meeting for 500 people.
You're on the edge of your seats, aren't you? This is good stuff, I tell you. Starting tomorrow, I'll be able to regale you with stories of lost name badges, room temperature adjustments and $19.50 cookies. Tell all your friends! I may need to alert Blogger so that the server doesn't get jammed or somethin.
Got in yesterday and we got the registration room set-up and patted ourselves on the back for early productivity. That will give us a sliver of sightseeing time today...a rare opportunity at these meetings. Like any well-known travel correspondent, of course I will report back here to my faithful throng of readers. All ten of you should be pleased to know that one of our stops includes the Empire State Building. I have my faux braid and London fog trench coat ready to reinact the scene from Sleepless in Seattle where Meg Ryan rushes to the top...hoping that Tom Hanks will be there (insert weepy voice here) but then, ::sniff::, all she finds is the back pack containing the bear--what's the bear's name my trivia friends?? hmm???-- yes, Howard. She finds Howard and then Tom Hanks and his son come running around the corner. Sighhhhhhhhhh.
Not sure where else we'll be going. Last night, we went down to the South Street Seaport and had Mexican (because, after all, Mexican food is so local and all) and I came back to the room and crashed.
Stay tuned for more Roses and Violets...LIVE! From New York! (begin cheesy theme music....and fade....................................)