Well now, don't I hang out with the most interesting people? Such an eclectic group! How did Marilyn get in there twice??
I'm sure you can tell from those bug-eye glasses I had on that this was taken a while back. I think it was 1991 or 92. I attended a convention in Orlando, at Disney World. The convention was put on by "The Special Event", a magazine for people in the events industry. The cut-outs were in the trade show, and they could be rented for parties and special events. My children were such fans of Michael Jordan that I had to have my photo taken with him.
Would it surprise you to know that I have absolutely NO memory of that outfit I had on? I do remember the belt (I still have it), but the top and skirt may just as well have been borrowed for the occasion. I don't remember that tote bag, either, and I wish I had dropped it and taken off my glasses for the picture.
In my zeal to clean out closets, drawers and other cubby holes around here, I've been sorting through and tossing out a lot of old business photos and thank-you notes. They are bringing back memories of events for which I did flowers and other decor that I barely remember doing. Try as I might, I can't bring back to mind every event I worked on over the last 26 years. The conventions are a blur too. I think I attended eight of them, all in January, because it is a slow time for events. They were in Palm Beach, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and other places I can't remember right now. They were always held in the south, so that the weather would be moderate. They were a lot of fun and took me to places I'd probably not have seen otherwise and I met some of the most interesting event professionals. I learned a lot, too.
Over the next few weeks (or months depending on how quickly I can get the photos downloaded) I'm going to post some of those photos, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
I'll promise not to show some of the cakes I did; I told my employer today that I think I have decorated some of the ugliest cakes in NC. They weren't ugly enough for Cake Wrecks - but they were bad.