Thursday, July 24, 2008

I've always said "Golf is not a sport"...

Since this has sort of been our summer of new and different things, Chris agreed to take up tennis (something he vowed he'd never do since the one time we played when we were dating--and I beat him) and I agreed to take golf classes with him (something I vowed I'd never do since forever). Now I have always made fun of golf as a sport, simply because it doesn't seem that one has to be athletic at all to be good at it...boy was I wrong. Golf is hard! I thought having a bit of hand-eye coordination from growing up playing tennis would didn't. All of the other people in the lesson would be thrilled when their balls got near their target or when they hit a particularly awesome shot (these were all beginners, mind you). I simply was thrilled to make contact with the ball at all. And I gave the grass a severe hammering in the process. I was making more divots fly than golf balls. The pro giving us the lessons sort of gave up giving me one-on-one direction when he realized how hopeless it was.

All this being said, I'm sorry I ever made fun of golf.

A Weekend at the Lake

A fellow intern of Chris' and his wife invited us to their lakefront house last weekend. We spent the weekend hanging out, eating out, playing cards, playing with our dogs and just relaxing. It rained most of the time we were there so we didn't end up swimming in the lake, but it was still a great getaway and we had a BLAST--The perfect cure for a rainy afternoon was a matinee of Batman, which we have seen twice now. It is THAT good!

Walking around this neat artsy town on Lake Michigan called Saugatuck. This picture doesn't do it justice.

The view of the lake from the Powell's back yard. It was so beautiful!

Me and Ruby on the porch of their beach cottage.

{Disclaimer: Michigan's humidity is not a friend to my hair. I am well aware of this...}

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chris and his New Love

Chris and his new mountain bike frame...somehow I just don't understand...

Chris on the set of GMA

Well Chris survived The Big Apple and here he is on the set of GMA with "The Big Cheese." A professional cheese carver carved a sculpture of the signing of The Declaration of Independence out of a 2000 pound block of cheddar cheese as part of the new Cheez-it campaign--those of you who may have missed it, unfortunately didn't miss much. It was a very busy news day on the 3rd with the Colombian hostage situation, and there wasn't time for the actual interview and unveiling--I guess that's part of show business. It was a bummer to say the least...but Chris, his team, and the cheese made another stop in Philadelphia where they had a few successful PR events and were able to get some local news coverage.

Here is a shot from behind the cameras---ya know, just to prove he was there.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Chris on Good Morning America

Be Sure to tune into Good Morning America on ABC tomorrow morning (Thursday the 3rd)!!

Chris is working for Kellogg this summer doing marketing for Cheez-It crackers. One of his projects has been to lead the PR campaign for the brand. The PR campaign will be unveiled on Good Morning America tomorrow. He has promised it will be very big and very cheesy (I don't know if he means that figuratively or literally).

I am a little worried about Chris going to New York. When we were in Chicago he was walking around downtown mouth agape, staring up at the skyscrapers exclaiming "Shazam!" Luckily I was there to keep him from getting into too much trouble. Who will take care of him now? I am just going to pin his plane ticket to his shirt and hope for the best.