Friday, August 31, 2007

Down to the wire

Ok so I'm down to the wire on my first ever event that I have planned for work. Whew. My mind is going like a million miles a minute trying to think if I forgot anything or to make sure I got everything done. It really is just like finals.... work work work then hold your breath and prey you get a passing grade! I think I have gone through all scenarios and remembered everything. Although there were a few times last week that people with much more experience in this than I have asked me a few questions such as "Where will they set up lunch." My response: Blank glazed over look. hmmm ok well I quickly ran down stairs and covered that. This happened a few times over the last few days. Then there were the expected problems i.e. peoples changes in travel, delivering things to the hotel, boss changing his mind etc.
Also I’m in the middle of planning the next event! Trying to keep them straight is a lot of fun... My phone rings and it's a restaurant. "Hi Lindsay, I'm calling from (insert restaurant and hotel name here) and I was wondering if you were still interested in using our restaurant for the dinner your planning?"
I'm planning four at the moment so I reply "for when?"
"This is Lindsay right?"
"Yes but I need to know when the dinner you are referring to is?" see you never tell them you are planning multiple events and dinners otherwise they start bugging you for more business.
"Oh, well it's for the 3rd"
"The 3rd? Nope, I decided to go with another restaurant"
"Oh really? How come?"
Honestly at this point I'm excited if I even remember which restaurant it is that is calling me so I say the general. "I found another restaurant that could accommodate our needs better, but I'll be sure to keep you guys in mind the next time I’m planning a dinner. Thank you!"
This conversation must have happened at least 4 times
Oh well I suppose this is the nature of what I do. They go crazy for the business and I'm in the awkward position of turning them down nicely so that if I ever do want to use them they wont sabotage the event.

So I'll keep you all posted on how the next week goes! Keep your fingers crossed that I thought of everything!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Baby baby baby

my niece Frieda was born on the 24th! Yay!!! i'm very excited and am counting the days until december when i get to see her and meet her in person for the very first time. rumor has it that she's quite adorable... and i'm sure she is. she also seems to be dominating her parent's lives already! sounds like she's a bit like her auntie lindsay hehehe. her mom should be weary of leaving her alone with me for too long cause then i'll teach her all my tricks ; )
but i'm way proud of my big sis and her husband. they have already dealt better than i coulda with frieda's surprises. honestly though i can't wait to keep hearing about all the fun she'll put them through. that's the beauty of being the youngest... i get to watch everyone else do it first! driving, college, job hunting, marriage, babies... i get to watch them and then reap the benefits of their advice.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

HI All

hmmm... well i figured i would try this out cause it seems i have lots of news or things to say and i end up sending everyone a seprate e-mail. and then i have to try to remember who i have e-mailed. so this is my new and improved way of getting the word out.

but unfortunately it took me so long to think of a name for my blog that it is now way past my bedtime and i must sleep... whew... thinking up these names is quite the commitment.

there will definitely be news to follow.... tomorrow maybe? hey, i'm not co-president of the procrastinators committee for nothing!