Monday, April 09, 2012

Kite festival, new job, wedding plans and more

(YAWN) Good God what day is it?!

April 9? Oh shit!

Are you telling me I have been asleep at the wheel for two months? Well, no wonder nobody visits this dump anymore. It's hard enough keeping you all focused for a week on something — let alone keep you around for almost two months without something to read...

Well, let's dive right into this hot mess.

2010 Flights of Fancy Kite Festival

Flights of Fancy kite festival

That's right, team. The mega kite festival I co-manage is coming back for its sixth year at MCC-Longview.

Sean Beaver and the Kansas City Kite Club will be flying kites the size of a house.

Every year we have more than 15,000 people on the campus lawn taking in the all-day show and picnicking with their family. KC Parent called the festival one of the best in the region (Woot!) and MARC even featured us in its 2012 Public Safety Calendar, which featured major festivals from Missouri and Kansas.

If that is not enough to get your rocks off, then check out some of the photos I have taken at past festivals.

10 a.m. - 5 -p.m., Saturday, April 21

The New Job

Well, it's not really a NEW job — as that might indicate I have left the college. I am still with Metropolitan Community College AND I am still working in the marketing and public relations office, but rather than handling the marketing and PR for one campus, I have now been "specialized"...

No, seriously... I am now the Web Marketing Specialist for MCC (woot!). The new title means a new office location (downtown at HQ) and few new tasks to keep me busy.

In the next couple of months, the college is going to transition to a new content management system that is supposed to help us iron out some of our... (ahem) website issues. In the past, anyone could submit changes to the website and most of the time they would go unchecked. Now, though, with the new CMS I will be the one checking all the updates. This could either go really well or end in my screaming death from the rooftop... either way (woot!).

Wedding Plans

The #EkeyElliott #VegasWedding at the MGM Grand is moving forward (and getting dangerously close).

The chapel has been reserved, non-Elvis officiant booked and flowers ordered. Even the pre-wedding paperwork has already been filed with the county courthouse there to help expedite the process when we land in Vegas.

(Then again, I suspect this is not the first wedding handled by the good folks in Las Vegas, Nevada — just a hunch.)

Sarah on the Stratosphere

Anticipating the big day, The Librarian and I have even started wearing our rings.

Superstitious? No...

Ready to be married to my bride? Yes.

Although, The Librarian refuses to tell me what her dress looks like. She says it's not so much for superstitions, rather she just wants to surprise me when she comes walking down the aisle.

The clock is ticking. Tick-Tock. And we are inching closer to the wedding day and the big reveal.

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