Monday, October 20, 2008

Surrrioussssly

The RiverGala was a rousing success. In just one evening, we raised a little over $20,000 for the Children's Cancer Association. I know, right? $20k! I learned two very important things about planning a successful auction event. 1) Wine is great for getting those bids up. 2) Wine is not so great for checking people out at the end of the event. Try asking a drunk person for their billing address. That could be a sobriety test. (Don't worry, we were calling cabs for people.) Oh, and my cute new dress was also a big hit. Which is totally important. One drunk person declared it "the bessstt dressssss heeeere. Surrrioussssly." A couple of sober people said they liked it too.

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Will wonders never cease? I actually managed to get my booty out of bed for a work out this morning. Woo hoo! And I actually managed to stay away from the handmade truffles at the Gala. I'm talking dark chocolate, handmade truffles people! How's that for willpower? Admittedly Mindy's carrot cupcakes were too good to pass up last night however. But as I told Jeff, carrot "cake" is really a misnomer. They're more vegetable than cake, right? Whatever, it's all about balance. Surrrioussssly.

6 comments:

Heather.PNR October 20, 2008 at 11:34 AM  

Yay for successful fundraisers!

Emily October 20, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

Lol too funny!
I'm glad the fundraiser was such a huge success!

Emily October 20, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

Lol too funny!
I'm glad the fundraiser was such a huge success!

Megan October 20, 2008 at 2:00 PM  

I'm so happy to read that the fundraiser was a success! New rule: next time you blog about a cute new dress, you have to post a picture.

Beth October 20, 2008 at 6:09 PM  

We will seriously have to talk auction. We use auction software that is awesome. It would make it so you wouldn't have to do ANY of that the night of :) Now there is a bit of data entry before, but it makes it so people can drink as much at they want and still check out smoothly. We actually get about 90% of our attendees to pre-swipe a credit card so all we have to do is give them their receipt upon check out. I am neck deep in this stuff right now :) Glad to hear it went so well!!

LCM October 21, 2008 at 6:43 AM  

Yah, I want to see a picture of the new dress, with you in it of course. Totally celebrate the weight loss! Plus, I am glad you guys were able to raise money for CCA.

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