Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Big Shot For A Day (Well, An Hour)

Before I begin, I'd like to mention that today is my 300th blog post. Some of them have been reruns, others were guest posts, but today will be the 300th time I've posted something to this blog. In celebration of this nifty milestone, I will be sending AFWingMom the mousepad I owe her for the caption contest she won over a year ago (sorry about that, by the way). I will also eat a cookie. So on with the blogging!

My company is hosting their fall conference next month. And as part of the festivities, we're raffling off several cool prizes. Among them are an iPad, a Flip camera, a new iPod Nano, a digital camera, a Nintendo Wii, and two Amazon Kindles (no, you can't come). I'm not eligible to win these as it would look bad for me to win a sweet prize from my own company in front of all its investors. But the cool part is that I might get to go buy all these items with the company card. The Kindle will be purchased online, but I might get to walk into Best Buy and purchase 5 really awesome products and walk out like it was nothing. And for about 15 minutes, I'm gonna feel like I'm super rich and impulsive.

I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, because they haven't actually said that I'll get to do it. But I'm getting really excited. And I'm hoping I get to pay in cash so I can slap a wad of large bills onto the counter like a bigshot. And then I'll pretend to take a phone call and say things like "litigation" and "private jet" with a toothpick in my mouth. Okay, that might be too much. But I'm definitely wearing a suit that day!


Jill said...

It'll definitely be a different feeling than the Exxon/Shell day.

AFWingMom said...

:::gasp!::: Seriously? That "special-er than special" mousepad that I figured you either a)forgot about or b)was eaten by small robots who were on a strict fiber diet?

I'm curious...what kind of cookie was it? Who doesn't love cookies?

I'm jealous of your "Big Shot For A Day (Well, An Hour)" moment that may or may not happen. It's a good thing I look good in green.

Finally, as one of your biggest fans (did I mention the weight loss thing ain't going so well) I would like to congratulate you on your 300th blog post. I aspire to be just like you when I grow up.