Wednesday, June 23, 2010

If you’re going to be stuck in an all day sales meeting, might as well have the go views to go with it. 😉


As a special treat, the first day of our bi-annual corporate sales meeting convened on the 29th floor of a beautiful high rise in downtown Orlando. I wish this was my permanent office setting!




We got to work with a full morning of tactics, logistics, and marketing strategies  – that’s me! – basically information overload! It’s great for the marketing team to be involved in the company sales meeting so we understand what their tactics are and how we should be marketing to help them sell better.

During a mid-morning break I had some fruit that was served for breakfast.


Lunch was an array of sandwiches from a local catering company.


I had specially requested a veggie sandwich on whole wheat. It was stuffed full of lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, peppers, and carrots.


Some honey mustard dressing to moisten the sandwich up a bit.


With fruit salad on the side.


The windows to the conference room we were in just happened to open it up to the roof top pool.


Apparently the pool was a happening place this afternoon and a group of girls took up camp right in our eye sight. I spent all afternoon watching all my male co-workers casually glance at the bikini clad girls throughout the remaining training sessions. It was highly entertaining and something I didn’t let any of them live it down later on. We all got a good laugh out of it. 😉

We had a 3:30 break and I snagged a Clif Z-Bar.


The whole team went out to dinner at Brio after we let out around 6:00.


I was inspired by the martini menu and decided to order my first dirty martini in years.


It was delicious and went down way to easy! I polished it off in the first 5 minutes without a problem. Next time I need to learn to take teeny sips. Oh well.

Brio has the best bread. It’s hot, doughy, and very dense. I had one slice to prevent the martini from going straight to my head.


My meal started with a field green salad with the balsamic dressing on the side.


For my main course I paired a started with a side.


The Crab & Shrimp Cake appetizer fell apart with the tip of my fork. It was very light on the breading and extra heavy on the seafood – just the way a crab cake should be.


The roasted vegetable side was seasoned to perfection. I’m couldn’t pinpoint the exact seasoning that elevated the flavor  level, but what ever it was it rocked.


I left dinner before dessert so I could make it home to let Maddie out. It was a long day and I still have two more that are going to look very similar. Oh joy! At least my tummy started feeling better. 🙂 Toast with butter works wonders!

Good Night!

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