Friday, August 20, 2010

Waiting for the grapes to Ripen

I liken the steps of fundraising to being dropped on a deserted island with only your best friends and a corkscrew. Its fun most of the time because your with your friends building up a community. Other times its frustrating because your waiting for your grapes to ripen.

Waiting... its a tough thing for me and the committee to do. Guess I could go open a bottle of my own wine.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Its so much fun when other people get more excited about the project than yourself. For example... one of the guys on the committee (Scottie) gets us a very important meeting to pitch our proposal to a major donor. Were both so nervous before the meeting, so nervous we don't even eat that day.

The meeting goes better than expected, to the point where were feeling like rock stars. The donor ends up throwing out ideas that were more grand than we had the guts to propose. With reason to celebrate we end up going for eats and meeting a few other friends as they finish their work day.

As others are discussing their day Scott and I are ready to burst at every seam ... Ahhhhhh! Where do you put that energy?! Pass another wing please...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

That Buzzing Feeling

Do you ever get a buzzing feeling inside your belly? kind of like... someone put a vibrating alarm clock in your large intestine. Some days I wake up with this feeling... so excited about the event and the tiny bits of progress were making each and every day.

We've been working on our logo. I never knew what went into designing such an important representation of our event. It must come across as being serious (because CF is a terrible disease), it must be modern looking, have some eye appeal, memorable and all encompassing of the enormity of this world record attempt.

Wow, I'm getting that buzzing feeling in my gut again!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Many Many Months update

Guess what people?? The pieces are falling into place... the website is officially up! Still lots of work to be done on the design and the scripting but it actually looks fantastic! Thanks S!

Still searching for the arena where we will have the game... minor... ha ha my nervous laugh. It's not like were not trying, its just a lot to ask... can you please donate 10 days of ice time... oh and did I mention we need a Zamboni driver free of charge 24 hours a day. Heh heh yep

I never really believed it when people would say... "yep, that was totally meant to be." Meaning that destiny was already decided before you even arrived. What! Where am I going with this... well I would have to say that since my first blog back in November 09' I've been waiting for that impenetrable road block to stop the progress of setting up the longest game. Let me tell you, every time I turn around I run into another person who wants to be part of the planning committee or contribute in some way... wahhhh I'm a believer!!