Lots going on down here. This weekend was the annual BP MS 150 bike ride. That's where you ride your bike from Houston to Austin, Texas to raise money for MS. My nephew is in it this year (been doing it for 3 years now) and haven't heard how he did. Takes two full days to do the trip. Great time of year to do the ride.
Saturday was also our annual Epilepsy walk. The local chapter has a "walk" to raise money for the Epilepsy foundation. Since we provide a device that treats Epilepsy, the entire company is behind this effort. All year long we have multiple fundraiser to collect money so we can hand over a big a$$ check at this event. This year we hit our goal of $77,777 to the foundation. All told, the foundation raised $195k this year. They moved the walk to the zoo last year to encourage more participants. Actually it is more of a meander than a walk. You basically wander all over the zoo on a scavenger hunt to collect stamps or answer riddles (posted at certain areas throughout the zoo) and turn in your answers at the end for a prize. Neat way of getting you to actually visit the zoo and the prizes weren't too shabby, either (two round trip airline tickets, an iPad, family membership to the zoo).
While I was there, took mucho pictures (forgot camera last year). Even got a few of my co-workers enjoying themselves.
|Did somebody say "cake"?|
|The office prima donna|
|One of the crusty old farts still holding on until retirement|
|Duuuude. What a weekend!|
|One of the directors|
|Just the gang hanging around the water cooler|
I'm back out on the road again. Packed up and ready to head out for a week in California. Hollywood, here I come! I'm ready for my close up, Mr DeMille...