Monday, November 19, 2007

Week 16 - Go Pack Go

Hey there, hi there and hello there...and a special good day to my new niece Lindsay Glau. Congrats Nicolasa and Jeff...good luck:)Had another great week at the ol' Aflac.
Started out things with a delicious Thanksgiving meal over in Support Services...mmm. I'm still workin on these projects for them and it looks like the big one just might get in by the end of the year. We had the vendor come into town to chat about some of the logistics and he took us out for steak...which was delicious! I did a little dance when we finalized everything and I'll do another jig once all of the officers sign off on it...that will be a great celebration! I had my first performance appraisal this week with Bob and it went great. He will be a great mentor in the years to come because he truly believes in the whole servant leadership thing I've been trying for the last couple of years, so it should be a fun ride. I had another class on How to be Successful in your Career and it was pretty interesting to hear some of the stories. People still ask me all the time, "what is a SIFE?" I think I've got the SIFE 45 second little diddy down pretty good now:)
I started my Junior Achievement class this week at Dawson Elementary. I've got 4th graders again for Our Region. I have to say, it was probably one of the most well behaved classes I've taught in a long was super de duper! I also had my 2nd week at the Lasseter Academy. We went over interview skills before, during and after the fact. I was able to show them our MMC SIFE Nightly News Team Interview video and they seemed to enjoy it and learn a few things while we were at it. I see a lot of potential in these students, I just hope they see the same thing...they remind me a lot of the students back at Metro and it makes me pretty jazzed to see some of them get into the lesson. I'm trying to get Aflac to let them come on campus for a tour and to use the computers, but we'll see how that goes. It sounds like this project might help me get into the Literacy Alliance Board of Directors too after the beginning of the year, so that'll be pretty cool!
Last, but nowhere close to least for the week was the unfogettableness of the Green Bay Packer game at Lambeau Field. Words cannot describe how exciting that trip was! First off, I took Midwest airlines and they serve warm cookies and milk...scrumtrulescent. I flew in Friday night to meet up with the folks, Steph and Blaker in Milwaukee where we spent the night. The next morning brought snow (awesome) and a trip up to Green Bay to check out Lambeau. We walked around the atrium a bit, visited the hall of fame and then went and had a big lunch at Brett Favre's Steakhouse. Later that night we came back for a tour of Lambeau which was fantastic! After hearing some of the history and checking out the view from the box seats we went down and got to run through the same tunnel the Pack does every home game...what a rush. Then we stepped foot out onto the frozen tundra and it took my breath away, how amazing it must be to play there...I just wanted to lay on the grass and take a nap!
Game day came pretty quick so we bundled up, grabbed up our signs, put on the cheeseheads and headed out for some tailgating action. After some tasty brats and jambalaya at Favre's we headed towards the stadium and went to our seats on the 7th row up from the 20 yard line...we were so close I could see everything perfectly. More than 70,000 made for a rowdy crowd and a big Packers victory. Favre had a great game, the defense played great and we got to heckle Vinny Testaverde and the Panthers was fantacular! I even got to see the ol' Cain family at the game before the Pack wrapped up the victory. It was one of the coolest spectacles I've seen and I will never forget the atmosphere in the bowl.
Well, that's it for last's to another great week! Have a turkeyrific Thanksgiving week...don't work too hard and always remember all of the things that you're thankful for. I know I will never forget the greatest family and friends a guy could ask for...thanks and sleep tight.

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