Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Statistics show that 25% of children in this particular county are overweight. If you want to buy your children a toy, then buy them a toy! Don't buy them an unhealthy meal just so they can get the toy. Hopefully, once the children no longer associate fast food restaurants with gifts, then they will not be so apt to beg their parents for it. Now I am not saying that kids don't deserve a toy every once in awhile, but it is just as easy to go to Wal Mart and buy a matchbox car and then enjoy a nice HEALTHY dinner at home with the family. Way to go California!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
So after the initial excitement, the next phase of emotion struck me. Nervousness. The next part of my morning I spent getting sick. Now maybe it was in combination with being dizzy from jumping on the bed, but I blame it on the nerves!
When we arrived at SUNY Albany, I was right back to excitement! Meeting all of the girls was so fun, everyone is so friendly and I can't wait to spend the week with everyone in June! We started the workshop with talent...and let me tell you, everyone is SO gifted. It is going to be such an awesome show to watch! I was given some really great feedback and now I know exactly what I need to work on to be ready for June.
After talent we were in strict learning mode from then on out. My emotion then? Overwhelmed! Now if you know me at all, you would know that am...well how do I say this is in a good way.. a HORRIBLE DANCER! Kent kicked my butt as we tried to learn the opening number dance. All I can say is good thing that I have two months to practice it! We also got to watch a Miss America Interview and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that this was extremely helpful. We learned about really getting our personality to shine through and directing the interview to what we want to talk about.
The final emotion of the day... exhaustion. I had a four hour drive back to Geneseo that night so that I could just wake up the next morning at 7 to get a paper written by 3.
Best Weekend Ever. :)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Miss Greater Gotham - Amanda Mason
Miss Metropolitan - Hannah Wright
Miss Manhattan - Jackie Holmes
Miss Southeast NY - Claire Buffie
Miss Liberty - Cassie Franklin
Miss Greater NYC - Keelie Sheridan
Monday, April 19, 2010
With Isaiah, who was born prematurely, weighing only two pounds. He is now ready to live a healthy life because of the help he received from the Children's Miracle Network!!
** Photos taken by Paul Smith, my brother-in-law :)**
Thursday, April 15, 2010
In support of Tax Day, PricewaterhouseCoopers is giving me Friday off!! This means that I can go home to Corning and hopefully spend the day at the Children's Miracle Network. This weekend is full of fun festivities including dress shopping in Watertown and Fundraising for CMN at Wal-Mart!!! Stay tuned for an update on how much money I was able to raise!!!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Me, Charlotte Boothe, Jennifer Starkey, Chelsea Prophet, Katie Martin, Lorna Rose, Kieren Sheridan (roomie!!)
**Photo stolen from Charlotte Boothe's Facebook :)**
CONGRATULATIONS CHELSEA AND KATIE!!!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The entry fee is 30 and most of the money is donated to non-profit organization. The race is held....
- June 3rd at the Rochester Institute of Technology for those in the Rochester area who want to run with me!
- June 16-17 in Central Park for all you lucky NYC people
- June 10th at Delaware Park for those of you who are still freezing in Buffalo
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I have gotten to help so many amazing students through this organization. For example, one student is aspiring to be a contractor, so I recommended that he look into the Habitat for Humanity program. He is now actively involved! Most of the questions that you will receive from students will involve college choices, activity opportunities, and life experiences. You also are able to view all of their homework assignments and give them positive and constructive feedback to help them through their schooling.
I cannot stress enough the importance of being an I Could Be mentor!! You can make a difference!