When tech writers get together . . .

OK, so chaos doesn’t necessarily ensue, but we do know how to have fun. This Saturday the Atlanta chapter of STC tailgated and watched a Gwinnett Braves game. This was my first event as 2nd VP of the chapter, and I think it was a success. We had great snacks, good music, and fun people. Even the weather cooperated to give us a beautiful day despite forecasts of rain.

STC TailgateSTC Tailgate

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to stay for the game, because Roger and I already had plans for that night. But we tailgated for a few hours. I definitely recommend going to a game, because the facility is super nice and the traffic isn’t bad at all. I hope I get to go back soon and actually see a game. But for now, I can tell you the parking lot is very nice and well suited to tailgaters.

Have a turkey leg!

This weekend we went with Nate and Katie to the Georgia Renaissance Festival. I hadn’t been to a ren fest since moving to Atlanta so I was looking forward to it. It’s a great festival – lots to see and do – and it’s huge. We spent about 3 hours just walking around. We also saw two Barely Balanced Acrobat shows, and both were incredibly funny and impressive. Roger ate a turkey leg (I grabbed a bite – delicious!), and I had a bread bowl of spinach and artichoke dip with a bottle of diet coke – surely, the meal served to King Author’s knights of the round table.

Roger and Rachel | GA Ren Fest 2009

The Barely Balanced acrobats…

Barely Balanced | GA Ren Fest 2009

What do crawfish, BBQ, auctions, and Jesus’ love have in common?

They’re all helping to send a mission team to Ecuador! This weekend, the Wilmer UMC Ecuador Mission Team is holding a crawfish boil and silent auction to raise money for the trip. I was tasked with making the flyer:

Crawfish Boil and Silent Auction Flyer

Doesn’t the crawfish with a chef’s hat just crack you up? Last weekend Roger and I hauled all of our auction items down to my parents’. Then Mom and I put together baskets for each item. We learned that working with cellophane is NOT FUN. Sure, we laughed plenty, but a lot of it was out of frustration over what we dubbed the cello-PAIN.

However, we managed to finish a few baskets. This one is full of fancy hair products donated by Rick and Leslie (thanks guys!). I almost kept the Green Tea shampoo for myself, because it smells so good.

Auction Basket

Mom bought shrink wrap this week and reported that it was much easier to deal with. So the rest of the baskets won’t cause the drama we experienced late Saturday night.

If you’ll be in town May 2, check out the auction and food. It’s for a good cause, and the company will be great. If you won’t be in town, but you still want to help out, you can send donations directly to the church:

Wilmer UMC
P.O. Box 156
Wilmer, AL 36587

Be sure to write “Ecuador Mission” on the check. Or you can give donations to me and Roger, and we’ll get it to the right place. Thanks for everyone’s support!