Monday, September 28, 2009

A Weekend of Fun and Family

Friday night we were lucky enough to be able to stop at the Heaton's in Hurst. (I like the sound of that) Saturday we had the day off and so the team and I went to Incredible Pizza, to eat, play games, win mad tickets, and not think of IC work and Salesforce. It was a great time. Then we went and saw Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, and I highly enjoyed it. Sunday we had steak and potatoes as an early dinner with the family, and we were off to First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. It was a great crowd and the youth pastor is really awesome....(Brad, you got him beat though) We did pretty well on merch sales, we reached our main goals for the night, and we headed to Melissa's cousin Todd's house. He has a lot of really awesome pictures and paintings around his house.

As for today, we went to Cowboy Chow for some lunch. IT WAS DELICIOUS! I had red pepper brisket tacos and some rice. YUM! Following lunch we went to Good Records, to buy some music and whatnot. I bought a $5 book called Manifesto: An Anonymous Novel, and I have no idea what it is about. It starts right away and I think its just a rant of some guy's mind. Who knows, it may turn out to be really good. Either way it was 5 bucks so no complaints if it stinks.

I have no idea what is on the agenda for the night because our screening got canceled. I think we are staying with our Regional Manager, Lauren at her house tonight.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Garland, Texas

Team Texas is in.......well, Texas. We have been here for about a week and we have been so busy. We have been to a lot of different places all throughout West Texas. Currently, I am in Garland, which is outside of Dallas. It is very hard to not shout out "COWGIRLS ARE TERRIBLE!" at everything Dallas football I see. I did however see the Eagles game on Sunday. Even though they lost, it was the first time I watched T.V. in over a month.

I am really starting to miss a lot of people back home now though. Not to mention my Roadie family that is scattered to ALL, yes all, 50 states and Canada. In case I didn't mention it before, this is Invisible Children's biggest tour to date. Roadies are coming to every single state Hawaii and Alaska as well as parts of Canada. It is really crazy that we are really going that far.

Speaking of which, our number one goal for this tour is getting President Obama to sign the bill in Congress right now, "The LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009". As well as make a public statement by Christmas about how we as a country can do something about ending the longest war in Africa.

To sign the Citizen's Arrest Warrant, go here:

We are going to be hand delivering these to the Obama Administration December 15th. I really believe that we can end this war by Christmas, or have it be almost over at least. Just last week Joesph Kony's head security adviser was captured. He is being held for questioning and hopefully he will spill the beans and the deets (details) so to speak about where the heck Kony is hiding.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New mexico. First of anything here, getting locked out of the van with the keys in the egnition, running. What a fun birthday adventure. Took us a few minutes to figure our options. 1, unpack the back of the van because the window was open and we could get in that way. 2, try another window, or 3. Call AAA. We went with 2. Melissa somehow opened the passenger window and i used a stick to unlock the doors. Key to those situations, laugh and make it fun. Its not that bad. Just another pothole in life's road.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Scottsdale, Arizona

Well the very first part of tour is going great! We left San Diego on Wednesday and headed to Scottsdale, Arizona to stay with the Waronkers. They have the most beautiful ranch I have ever seen. I love every one of their many dogs( 13 I think is the count) and their horses. It really is awesome out here. I will upload a picture soon to show you all how epic it is out here. Though it is really hot. But since its dry, its not that bad. I could live out here for sure. Don't worry I miss Jersey to much to live out here.....for now. :) Anyway, we are heading off to Las Cruces, New Mexico tomorrow. We are taking some back roads to NM for some really awesome views and some good food. Nothing like spending my birthday on the road getting some great food and seeing the wilderness. More like the desert.

More to come.

Peace and Love My Friends.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Working Title.

Today was our last day to book. I got 4 contracts in today. Today as a group, we all collectively have 1,000 screenings for this tour. My team needs like 3 more screenings and then we are in the good to go on tour. Our end of the work day was rolling and boxing shirts. FUN STUFF. This was followed by our last training of the day. Everyone thought we were going to have some long meeting or lecture on something. We were wrong. It wasn't until I saw some band equipment being set up in the conference room, did I understand what our last training was. The Working Title played a concert in our office. It was awesome. I mean how many people have a really awesome band play in their conference room?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

T-minus 1 week

We leave in one week. Wednesday. Its crazy to think that I have been in San Diego for almost a month. It has gone so fast. And now comes the most intense training. We have 3 more days to book, and then we have late night trainings on selling merch, test screenings, test q&a, test everything. We have to get there at 8am now instead of by 9, and we have meetings and trainings past 6pm now. So now we don't get home to the Roadie house until 9. Nothing like a 12 hour work day. So great. Yesterday we broke the 71 gong hits in 1 day with 117. It was awesome. Oh and I met Tom Shadyac last Thursday. He spoke to us while we had a bonfire on the beach. It was so beautiful and Tom said some really awesome things. Then after when we were all leaving, I asked him if he had read Ishmael, one of my favorite books. His response was that Morgan Freeman told him to read it and he loves Daniel Quinn.

In case you don't know who Tom Shadyac is, he directed great movies like: Liar Liar, Bruce and Evan Almighty, and Ace Ventura.