Saturday, September 27, 2008

Obama rally in Greensboro

Obama speaks in Greensboro

After picking up my new Mini Clubman S this morning in Winston-Salem, I stopped off in Greensboro to see Joe Biden and Barack Obama speak.

I was running late, as evidenced by the fact that I was held up by Obama's motorcade, as I was trying to find a parking spot and since there were over 20,000 in attendance according to local police there was no way I was getting anywhere close to stage. But the sound was good and with my 300mm telephoto lens, I managed to get a few glimpses of our next presidential duo.

Here are few a photos from the event.

Friday, September 26, 2008

She's Here...My new Mini Clubman S

Jarrett's 2008 Mini Clubman S

When I ordered my new Mini Clubman S, I really wanted to get a sunroof but decided it wasn't worth the $1000 adder to the price of the car. Well, as luck would have it, the dealer screwed up and actually ordered the car with the sunroof. So now they are stuck basically giving it to me for free, or ordering me another car and waiting another month to get my money.

Dumb luck, or a sign that it was meant to be??? :)

Here's a couple of more pics the car being detailed at the dealership down in Winston-Salem. I'm off to pick it up first thing in the morning and then I'm going to stop off on my way home to see Joe Biden and Barack Obama speak at the Amtrak depot in downtown Greensboro.

Should be a great day.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Start! Heart Walk

Back in October 2007, my employer conducted a free health screening where I learned that based on my weight, gender, and blood counts, I was at significant risk for heart disease, heart attack, or a stroke.

Over the last 8 months, I've been working really hard through diet and exercise to reduce those risk factors. After losing 50 pounds and leading a more healthy all-around lifestyle, my most recent health assessment shows that I have corrected those problem areas and am now considered low risk!

To celebrate my success, I am helping the American Heart Association fight the nation's leading causes of death by participating in the Start! Heart Walk. Step out against heart disease and stroke by supporting my efforts. Please make a donation so I can reach my walker dollar goal. Thank you for your support!

Click here to donate.