May 5, 2008

How I spent our anniversary

What a beautiful place to spend an anniversary! Only not ALONE.

This is the view from my window. Gorgeous- I know. Too bad I don't get to enjoy being poolside at all.

Here are the guys I got to spend my 7th anniversary with. Two superheroes. I also got asked to dance by two dancers on stilts. They had me copy what they were doing. Yes, I surprised several people that I had it in me.

No comment on the shirt? So, our theme at this conference is "Be an IT Hero" (Not "it" but I.T.). Activision is one of LANDesk customers so they worked with us on the t-shirts. They were a complete hit. I felt a little like a rocker chic and was half tempted to do major smokey eyes, but I wimped out.

Since we went to Universal Studios, I have to comment briefly on the experience. Lenovo rented out the "Island of Adventure" portion of the resort. For those of you not familiar with Universal Studios, (of which I am one), Island of Adventure has the Incredible Hulk ride and the Spiderman ride. HOLY COW!!!! We strap in to the Hulk ride. I'm thinking, "no big deal- We did Cedar Point when I was pregnant with Jade. I can handle anything." We gradually start climbing and then BAM we are thrown back in our seats as the car accelerates from 0-40 mph in 2 seconds flat. Talk about an exciting ride.

After that we headed over to the Spiderman Adventure. It was not at all what I expected. I was told it was a simulation ride. I was expecting to get in one of those closed in cars that just rock back and forth while you watch a video. Um, no, not at all. This ride was INTENSE. You have 3-D glasses and you get in a normal roller coaster type car. You get straped in and you are off. Spiderman sits on the hood of the car and points his finger at you. Then each villian comes right up to the car. For one you get sprayed with water, another you get blasted with heat as if you are really experiencing these bad guys. I have to admit, I did scream once. You are on the top of a roof and you are shot off. As you are heading to the road 15 stories below, you feel your stomach being left behind and just as you are about to hit the street, you are caught in a web. I saw the street coming closer and closer and I screamed. I couldn't help it. Now I know how real my fear of falling is.

So, I didn't get to spend my anniversary with Scott and I had to socialize from 6:30 this morning until 11:00 tonight with 100's of Lenovo sales reps and managers. But I did get to go to Universal Studios and look out at a beautiful pool. I would have still preferred to be at home celebrating our family with my family.

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Kat said...

Hey if I couldn't be with Jon on our nniversary, that's where I would want to be! I want an IT Hero shirt! And I think you should do smokey eyes today. :)