Saturday morning, I made my usual trek to the gym - but an hour early. My trainer has been very good about working with my schedule, and working my upper body while I sort out my knee. We did upper body and core exercises for a full hour, and I left sweating and feeling pumped!
A quick trip home for a shower, and then I was off for a DATA PARTY! Now what is a data party, you may ask, and that would be a valid question. In this case, it refers back to Frostfest, the radio club fundraiser I run in February. Specifically, it refers to collecting data for our (admittedly amateur) marketing efforts. We sold about 2000 tickets to the event. Each of these tickets is eligible for prizes throughout the day, those prizes ranging from gift certificates, radios, various other donated prizes, and the grand prize of $1000 in coupons to be spent at the event (instead of a cash prize). This was a marketing decision to keep the money within the event, and put $1000 into our vendors' hands - it's very popular and other events are copying us! Each of these tickets looks like this:
So we gather a bunch of people together, with their laptops, and a good Internet connection, and we enter all the data off every ticket into a database table. Then we compare all that data with the before-show marketing data. It is very telling. Yesterday, we ate chili, wienies in BBQ sauce, ham sandwiches, pizza, you name it. Good fellowship, lots of fun making fun of the CB'ers who come to the show and enter things like "Groovy Dude" in the callsign field. And a lot of data gathered. 1700+ tickets this year. Took 3 hours this year, thanks to our really smart database guy, who let us enter a callsign, then populated the database fields with FCC available data. Saved us a LOT of typing!
Then I came home and CHILLED OUT! This chill out continued into today. I have done NOTHING constructive except watch ParaNorman (which has a gay character). I bought it when I discovered that fact from Amazon and my Bluray came with a free DVD, Digital Copy and Ultraviolet Copy.
I got up this morning. WTFC. Made a lot of food. Then spent the day reading blogs (see my Blogroll), reading news (another whole URL list), and just chilling out. I watched some TV, listened to streaming radio (89.3 The Current, thanks to DJ at 45th ParallelMusic.com ). Emailed back and forth with a few folks, and just chilled again.
Headed to bed now. It's 2200 here in the Eastern Time Zone. So going to read on my Kindle.
Oh, and I just DID IT...FBO...."interested in Men".