Tuesday, June 29, 2010

She Works Hard for the Money

by Meghann on June 29, 2010

I was a busy working bee today.

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(Please ignore the no make-up, tired look – that just proves I was working hard, right? )

The exhibit hall opened at 9:30 this morning and we had a steady flow of people through the morning.

Unlike yesterday, I actually came prepared this morning with some granola bars and various other snacks ‘just in case.’ Around 10:30 I dove into one of those ‘just in case’ bars. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The mix of the peanuts and the chocolate in the Nature Valley Dark Chocolate & Nut Bar tasted just like a snickers. The ingredient list was less then stellar, but it did taste good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I volunteered for the later lunch in our staggered group and by the time it was my turn to eat I was starving. I headed to a cute little sub shop down the street and ordered a sub combo.

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The Napa Valley Sub spoke to me on the menu with words like turkey, guacamole, sprouts, and cucumber. Yum!

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The sub was delicious and very filling. I devoured the entire thing and left the chips for another time. I meant to eat them this afternoon, but never had the urge, perhaps tomorrow? ๐Ÿ™‚

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I’ll be honest our afternoon in the booth was painfully slow. The weather is absolutely GORGEOUS here and we all joked that all the attendees were out by the pool because that’s where we all wanted to be.

I tried to do some ‘trick or treating’ at the other booths by doing a walk through and collecting other goodies, but some of the other exhibitors were just plain rude. If any of the other exhibitors would have come to my booth and asked for more info on our products I would have happily provided a free pencil or pen. Since I didn’t have a scannable badge I might as well have been chopped liver to some of these folks. How rude!

An afternoon pick me up was in needed and a kid size smoothie from Jamba Juice was just what the doctor ordered.

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I believe it was some sort of Pom blend? My co-worker picked it up for me and I am forever grateful to her for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

At 5:00pm our duties came to a close for the day. Two days down, one more to go!

Everyone was beat, so dinner was on our own this evening. I debated on seeing if any readers were free for dinner, but I didn’t have it in me to seek anyone out. Instead I headed to a deli on the corner and grabbed a fantastic salad for dinner.

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The salad was a veggie melody off the menu board and contained a ton of veggies including beets, peppers, tomato, and cucumbers. My only complaint was the heavy dose of dressing. Does salad really need to be drenched in so much dressing? By the end my lips were puckering from the intense lemon dressing that drenched the entire salad. I always kick myself for forgetting to ask for the dressing on the side and this was no exception.

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The whole wheat roll on the side did a great job taking down the intensity of the dressing. Each bite soaked up some of the flavors in my mouth. I believe this is a key reason why bread is such an important addition to any salad. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Are you a dressing lover or a dressing hater? Honesty dressing is something I could easily live without. I would rather taste all the goodies I added to the salad than anything else. ๐Ÿ™‚

Time to zone out in front of the tv. I head home tomorrow! Woo hoo!

Good night!

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Running the Mile High City

June 29, 2010

Good Morning! I was up extra early this morning so I could meet a reader, Kristin, for a run around downtown Denver. It was great to have a running buddy. I put all my trust in Kristin and she guided me on a 5 mile run of the area. Running in the mile high city more ยป

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