Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Fragment - v10

This has been an extremely busy week here in Charleston.  The Republicans are coming to South Carolina and the campus has been abuzz with speakers and tv shows airing from our campus.  Today Steven Colbert and Anderson Cooper are on deck - while I find both interesting I wish I didn't have to be on campus dealing with the traffic and congestion.

P.S. I am apolitical by the way.  Since I am not permitted to vote in the USA, I do not form an opinion about the parties and politicians.  I just know that had a tea party once when the key theme was 'no taxation without representation'. I pay taxes, yet have no vote...hummmm.

I am getting out of town this weekend.   I am headed to Charlotte to present at the annual ShowFest trade show and conference.  It is an honor to be invited to speak to the 200+ festival directors from across North and South Carolina.  To make sure I don't get too big of an ego - here is the description of my session in the program - I promise I would have sent you a better picture if you asked...

P.S. I am presenting an annual study we do of Festival Directors. To see last year's results, click here.  One of the most interesting findings from last year's was that festivals in North and South Carolina spent approximately $33.7 million in producing their various events.

Will someone pease let me know when I can get some sleep?

The world of the week adrenaline.  What I am running on at the moment.

 I work with a great group of people and I am not just saying that because they may read this... In all seriousness, I must finished my annual report and I look at the things I did this year and very little of it was done in isolation.  It was a great reminder of how much I enjoy working with the people I do.

Once again, thanks to Ms. 4444's for hosting FF.  Click the button below to see read more frags.

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  1. Everything is about politics these days. I'm not so political myself, though I do enjoy learning about the process.

    Happy Friday!

  2. I can't believe that the US election is ramping up already! I'm already sick of it dominating my Canadian TV!

  3. Sigh! This is going to be one of longest campaign seasons ever. Thank goodness Colbert, Stewart and others will provide some much needed comic relief during it. I always feel it is very important to vote, but they are all frustrating me so much. Anyway, I'm sorry about the sleep thing - it will get better and good luck with your presentation!

  4. I hope you got some rest because those politicans can get on your nerves :)

  5. I am curious. Are you unable to vote because you are from another country? Which country? I need to register with the US Embassy here to vote in US elections again. I have neglected that lately, but I have not neglected to pay my taxes.

    1. Laurie, We're Canadians living in the US on a green card... permanent residents but not citizens (can't apply for 4 more years)

  6. I love the Steven Cobare ! He is hysterical!!!!! I would still try to see if there was a way to vote or at least comment on the fact to your senator or representative. I love your wifes blog! Rita Spratlen

  7. I know where you can buy a "Sleep Number"

    Oh - - - that won't help, will it!?