Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pain in the Neck

Okay I'm supposed to be this very computer savvy girl but I can't get the blessed (heh heh heh >:\ ) power point to load on here with sound and then to play through and so on and so forth so we'll make lemonade out of this lemon...grrr.

Here's some pictures of the final product which I submitted for the scholarship.

We have Polenta Stuffed Pasilla Peppers with Pepper Jack Cheese, Roasted Onion and Tomato Puree with Spicy Cajun Shrimp. For my appetizer I did Cayenne Pepper Cream Cheese Crostini and a fluffy green salad with creamy cilantro dressing:


Friday, July 3, 2009

..::So who won?::..

So the story goes like this...

I'm at a friend's house like 37 miles away from my home. I have my nephew and my two kids with me at my friend's swimming pool. We're playing and splashing around in the water. Okay so I just bought a new swimsuit this summer too (first one since my daughter was born) and my phone rings. I miss the call because I'm in the pool and I jump out and try to dry off my hands before I pick up the phone - no ringing, I miss the call. I'm like, OK I missed the call, that's fine I'll call them back later. I check who it is to see if it's urgent. Oh - it's my admissions counselor from the Art Institute. Hmm, he's probably wondering what happened the day before (my husband and I were supposed to stop by and take a tour of the school - my husband's checking out the Art Institute for Audio Production program they just started).

Alright, so I call up my husband or text him and let him know to call the admissions counselor back and I get back in the pool.

Am I dragging this out too long? :P

So okay - a couple minutes later I get this text:
"Congratulations baby! I knew you could do it!"

I'm like "what? do what? buy a swimsuit?....ok"

So then, my phone rings again and of course I miss the call because, once again, I'm trying to dry off my hands before I get to the phone. This time it's the admissions counselor again, so I call him back thinking my husband didn't get a hold of him.

I call him back, he answers the phone, let's me know when he and my husband have scheduled to meet and....

Congratulates me on winning the grand prize $8,000 scholarship competition!

Thank you to all those who support me. This journey's just begun and boy am I glad to have you along!

Sit down, we'll watch a movie and have a glass of wine!

Oh, by the way - if I can figure out how to convert my entry (power point) into AVI format (without spending too much), I'll post my presentation or a link for you to see! Ciao until then!