Thursday, June 27, 2013
Channeling my mother, I climbed to the top of the bleachers before the 7th annual Maintenance Mania National Championship—held during the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in San Diego—to ensure some sort of back rest. I’m 26 years old—I need the spinal support.
Settling into my seat, I admired the costumes, t-shirts and party hats many of the audience members were wearing in support...
Friday, June 21, 2013
When I woke up yesterday morning, my head full of "Anchorman" quotes and my purse full of complimentary dinner mints, I was excited to get our first full conference day underway.
As an Education Conference & Exposition vet (it's my fourth year, so I know people), I've heard a lot of great speakers, attended many informative education sessions and eaten my body weight in potstickers at various...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
My first job was helping my dad landscape in the summers, and although he violated many a child labor law (totally kidding Child Protective Services—I was 16, able-bodied and got a free lunch every day), he allowed me to wear whatever I wanted. A t-shirt and shorts? Don’t mind if I do.
During my stint as a waitress, I wore khaki pants and a black shirt. The shirt was great, but the khakis were a...
Thursday, June 6, 2013
With less than a month until NAA’s 2013 Education Conference & Exposition in San Diego, there’s one thing on my mind: fish tacos. And amazing education sessions, of course—but mostly fish tacos.
Here are three other reasons I’m excited for June 19-22:
1. Bill Rancic. Yes, Richard Branson is amazing, and a billionaire, and he now has ties to the enviable Kate Winslet, but I’m really looking...