Monday, March 23, 2009

The Monday Blahh...Yayyys!

Is this you on a Monday morning? Or, perhaps any day of the week after a big lunch at King's Island Chinese buffet? (sorry Jonathan)

Mondays don't have to be all about the Blahhs.
I'm learning that, if I get enough sleep during my weekend and I schedule my time in such a way that I'm not doing "worky" things, I can really look forward to hitting the office on Monday morning. This, I expect, will lead me to greater success in my profession.

What supervisor doesn't want to see a smiling worker already at the office when they show up on Monday morning? Right?

On Thursday night YPCV hosted an incredible 535 at Rivermont Pizza. The venue was outstanding and though I'd say that there were only about 60 of us there, we packed out the small-ish area that we had been given and moved into the main bar, forcing the restaurant to call in extra hands to serve food and drinks.

Opera on the James gave us a taste of their Don Giovanni performance, which will be on April 3rd (for tickets call 434-528-3397). I couldn't have been more impressed. I even attended an exhibition that one of the bass performers (Branch Fields) gave on Sunday at a local church. This guy just came to Lynchburg from BROADWAY!
Wow, it was amazing. I can't wait for the 3rd.

Opera is far, far, from my everyday experience, so seeing a performance last night, (along with doing some gardening in the yard), helped me to relax even better than usual.

Today, I feel like a million bucks. In a society where many of us work weekends and late nights, and productivity is our new American Idol, let me encourage you to truly relax on your days off. People who rest better, work better, and people who work better feel better about themselves and get their boss's attention.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

YPCV Fills Rivermont Pizza, A Prophecy

Ok, so, I'm not really a prophet. I'm just thinking that with all the comments I've heard in the last two weeks (so many people telling me that they're going), and with the showing we've been getting over the last couple of months, this is going to be a HUGE event. Rivermont Pizza is an awesome venue with incredible pizza and a massive selection of good beer. I can't imagine this Thursday being anything other than crowded, energetic, and stuffed with fun. What's that you say, you want to join us? Well, that could be tricky. It will involve you driving to Rivermont Pizza at 5:35pm and (if that weren't hard enough) going inside and hanging out with your friends (I know! tedious).


Actually, that's not very hard at all is it?
I'm just being silly now, but you SHOULD come and you should bring your friends too. This will be a great night to introduce them to YPCV.

I'll see you there.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Connections and Connection

The Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Connections trade show on Tuesday of this week. This was the first time I had attended a trade show on behalf of YPCV (they're pretty darned expensive to get into). I'm not sure if everyone who set up a booth had the experience that I did, but I have to say that there connections, then there are CONNECTIONS.

If you can imagine a large gymnasium filled with tables, set into isles, and each one representing a business (sorta like your 7th grade science fare), then you've got a good image of what the show looked like. We're all trying to get your attention. We're giving things away, making noises, showing videos, and gladhanding (sales jargon for smiling and shaking as many hands as possible) all over the place.

YPCV was able to generate about 15 new members through the show. And, if that weren't encouraging enough, we sold a sponsorship for a 535 and were offered free radio air time by a local radio station.

In my world, that's a great day at the gym.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March on Litter!

YPCV Joins Citizens for a Clean Lynchburg

On Saturday morning, March 28th, YPCV will join CCL and other local organizations and individuals in cleaning up Lynchburg's streets. We'll be meeting at the Community Market on the corner of 12th st. and Main and will serve from 9am-1pm. Free t-shirts are included as well as raffles and food. No cost. Just come and show your tree-hugging side. Help make our community a safer place to live (litter is directly tied to crime) and a prettier place to live.

See you there!!