Friday, July 15, 2005

The Big D

That's where I've been for a few days. Our whole office trekked down to Dallas early yesterday morning for a "team-building" experience for a few days. Out cohorts in New Mexico came over, and we met up with our the Dallas account team as well. It was a REALLY fun day yesterday! Despite the frustration, long hours, and pressure there is working in the advertising industry, you sure meet A LOT of cool people.

Yesterday after morning meetings (more like debriefings) we went to this place called Dueling Chefs for lunch. We split into two teams, worked with two different chefs and made our own gourmet meal. Complete with salad, appetizer, main course, the best mashed potatoes I've ever had (low-fat, of course!) and amazing creme brulee (yes! I used the blowtorch), we had an incredible meal, and actually got to know each other a lot better. We laughed a lot.

Then last night we hung out at the Dallas office for the evening, which is our company's headquarters. We had food catered in and just chatted the night away. It's an advertising agency, so there are lots of cool things there. The owner of our company stopped by (remind me to tell you about him sometime....let's just say he wears all white and has a looooong gray ponytail. Very advertising agency-esque). The Dallas office also has pool tables, ping pong tables, slot machine, and an oxygen bar....our little office in OKC pales in comparison!

Today we're headed back to the Dallas office, but it's for a day of meetings. Hopefully everyone will be pretty awake and there will be lots of laughs today too.

At home we've been waiting for 3 days for our backyard sod to be delivered. John planned to get most of it done Wednesday night, and it still had not arrived yesterday. Needless to say, he's a little frustrated! It's neat to see how the house continues to come together little by little.

Congrats to Preston and Sara Watterson and welcome Baby Chase! Check out Watterson Website in our links section and see their beautiful baby!

Looks like a new digital camera is in the works...I'll post updated pictures as soon as I can!

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