Friday, September 24, 2010

I Get it !!!!

Those are great words to hear for a writer and sales person of a newspaper ~
I had the chance to volunteer today at the county fair with some members of our sales team.
Our paper only cost .75 cents and a lot of our reader's today say that they are starting to read online, which is great, but they're missing out on our great ads and coupons, but the words...
"I already get it"
now those words were great to hear !!!
I even had a women (probably about 70) tell me it's her 'bible'
now... that was little bit of a stretch, but I understood ~
I like to get my coffee and paper every Wednesday and Friday myself.
yes, I even pay for it sometimes (hey, I can support my own company too)
It's just something I've done for years, everywhere I've lived. I sit down with my coffe and paper and relax and catch up on the local news.
It's nice to work with such wonderful writers and talented photographers.
I saw another side of the business and I think it was nice for the community
to get to meet one of 'their' writers as well.
I met a women and she told me about a race her husband and son are running this weekend, so I even got a story idea out of the deal.
I'm excited about it; its unique and something different for the community to read about.
ok... back to work here. I just covered a high school football game and its time to put the ink down.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

All the cards...

Are gone already???
I went to get my first package of Topps football trading cards and the store I was in was just about out already ... I guess I'm a day late and a dollar short - just like I was at my Friday night game this week. Because of Yom Kippur the school wasn't going to turn the lights on, so... the Varsity played first and... the PRESS girl (me) was the last to know ~
I can always order my Topps cards online or go back to the store,
but I can't watch that game over -
Sometimes life is just that way,
we have to roll with the punches.
Another opportunity was taken away this week.
My coworker Nancy passed away.
I'm just so shocked. Her desk was near mine
and she always took a second to stop and talk.
I'll never get the chance to say hello or... goodbye again.
Life is so short ~
I've been to eight funerals in just a year 1/2
As much as I love great competition, the health
and safety of each player is my TOP concern.
It starts with having the proper equipment.
I hope that if you are a coach or trainer reading this
that you would invest in the top of the line equipment
for your athletes !!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

What's a coach to do?

What's a coach to do when his team is winning 59-0
at half time and his team has produced 432 total offensive yards
in just that first half alone?
You hope the organization remains humble
and puts the second and third string in to finish up the dusting.
We've all been there.
I saw a coach this weekend bare down and continue to work
hard to coach his team that was down by 34 at half time.
He never lost his drive.
He never lost the desire to coach the guys ---
and thats the part of this job that is so enjoyable.

I'm so blessed!!!!