This week, my work adventures took me on my first trip to Austin, Texas. I boarded Virgin America's inaugural flight from San Francisco to Austin, which was creatively themed "Business in the front, party in the back." Always gotta give Virgin America props for creativity in their branding!
Celebrities (and I use that term loosely here!) on this flight included Jenny Garth, Wilmer Valderama, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port. While they were all very nice, unfortunately they didn't help much in the securing media department!
Hangin' with the former "The Hills" cast.
Jenny Garth has still got it!
While I was in Austin, I was also busy working my blackberry for another account I've recently picked up, which is the new ownership group of the Sacramento Kings. After many years of bad, boring basketball, we now have owners that have passion, big ideas, and most importantly, a lot of money! I could not be more excited to be in the middle of this new era in Sacramento.
Thursday night, the city of Sacramento celebrated its new owners and the fact that the team is staying in town with a "Long Live the Kings" rally. Past and present players joined the new ownership group, Mayor Kevin Johnson, and local Sacramento personalities for a fun family night in the park. My job of course, was to help manage the media, which included every single local TV affiliate in Sacramento, as well as countless radio stations, beat writers, and bloggers. And oh ya, a live national segment on ESPN's Sports Center. Overall, the night was a huge success on all fronts.
Live Sports Center segment.
After surviving a busy week, I went home to take care of my girl Ruby who had surgery on Friday to get fixed, microchiped, and get her dew claws removed. Poor baby was so drugged up when I picked her up from the vet that she was walking into walls and banging her head on doors. Once we got home, we got cozy on the couch and watched a couple movies. For the first time in forever, I was in my pj's and ready for bed at 8pm on a Friday night. It was just what I needed!
Ruby all bandaged up. Such a trooper!
Both Ruby and I are still adjusting to Corey's new work schedule (did I mention he got an awesome new job?), but we are always happy on Saturdays when we know he's coming home! Ruby's ears go back and her eye brows perk up at the mere mention of her daddy.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend! I'm really looking forward to the extra day off!