Is your March off to a good start? I love this month and already know that the 2016 edition will be terrific. Speaking of terrific, that is what I hope this latest Thursday Rundown will be!
Dr. Seuss – After work on Tuesday evening I drove out to River Oaks Elementary for a special performance. Sidney’s niece, Russell, along with her other first grade classmates, celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss. In front of a packed gym, the students read from his books and sang songs. It was super cute and it reminded me of my childhood. “Green Eggs and Ham” was my favorite Seuss book growing up, mostly because I got to “help” make and eat actual green eggs and ham in Kindergarten. It is amazing some of the memories we latch onto over the years and eating green food is definitely one of them for me.
#CCUSocialMedia Honored Again – In the fall I broke news that our social media program at Coastal Carolina University received a gold award in the Education Digital Marketing Awards for our Periscope Marathon event. Well, this week we learned we struck gold again. The 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards winners were announced and Coastal received the gold designation for our “Inside the Classroom” weekly series. It was another great honor and further vindication that our social program is continuing to head in the right direction. Many thanks to CCU professors for making this all possible by allowing #CCUSocialMedia to observe their classes.
Oscars Review – I watched probably 75% of the Academy Awards this past Sunday. I actually didn’t think the show was as bad as many critics made it out to be. I like Chris Rock and laughed most of the evening. I thought it was a decently organized production. In my opinion, the show was much better than the Grammys (something I feel should never be the case). My biggest disappointment was that Slyvester Stallone didn’t win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, I was really pulling for him. Unfortunately the show was just too long and went too late for me to watch the biggest awards of the night handed out. But that was okay, I received my fill of the pomp and circumstance and went to bed in good spirits.
Too Hard Not to Make Fun of Myself – One year ago today, I ended up embarrassing myself by writing this blog post. I questioned whether twins or the same girl made this ad about my blog. My readers responded and exclaimed that I was an idiot for even asking the question. Of course it was Sidney who had originally set me straight. I know I already relived the humiliation once by including the post in my Top Ten of 2015 but I couldn’t let the anniversary pass without saying something.
Wedding Update #22 – We are now counting down from just DOUBLE DIGITS until the big day. Only 99 days remain until our wedding. Sidney sent all the invitations across the country for my dad to address. Why? Well, my dad has a thing for calligraphy. He writes in beautiful script and ever since I can remember he has had friends and co-workers ask him to “lend a hand” with their Christmas cards or documents. However, he had never received a wedding invitation request up until this point. He gracefully accepted by saying he would be honored to do it. He has already finished them off and will be sending the invites back to Sidney and her parents to mail off.
It is another debate night! Can’t wait to see the fireworks that will explode during this one so I got to prepare myself. Have a terrific weekend. Don’t Blink.