Saturday, November 6, 2010

NaBloPoMo Day 6

Tonight we went to our hospital's Benefit Ball which was themed "Diamonds are Forever."  It was a nice chance to get dressed up and help raise money for the hospital.

It made me remember back to being a volunteer in Southern California at our local community hospital.  We were invited to assist with their Foundation Ball which featured a performance by Jay Leno and a great performance by Aretha Franklin.  I still have the CD that her people gave us as thanks for helping out at the Ball.

I remember being a starving pre-med student watching all the doctors, benefactors, members of the board walking around in their tuxedos and wondering if I would ever be a part of something like this.  Sixteen years later, here I am.  While I am still not able to bid $3500 for a painting or a set of box seats to a SF Giants game,  it was still fun participating in the silent auction and winning a Weber Grill and Smoker for just slightly more than retail.

Funny thing is, we've been eating vegetarian and very rarely ever eat even fish.... How many glasses of wine did I have with dinner...?  Oh, well, it's all for a good cause....!


Claudia said...

You can grill veggies on there. I marinate my veggies with an Italian type salad dressing and grill them.

Or you could give it away or donate it for some other cause.

betty said...

LOL Veronica!!! too cute!! but just remember it went for a worthy cause!!

sounded like a fun event!


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