Saturday, November 6, 2010
NaBloPoMo Day 6
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....!