The Aussies sealed the deal in Kensington over a lack lustre Sri Lanka to make it a record three-peat in World Cup Cricket. Muralitharan's doosra failed to mezmerize an at last in-form Gilchrist who smashed 149 from 104 balls including 13 fours and 8 sixes. It was like Wrigley last week...
To Chris and Amber who enjoyed the Direct TV Lounge including pastries washed down with pink champagne and IPA - thanks for coming. See you back here in November for the World Cup Rugby live from France.
...was having dinner with Heather & Lindsey - two great Mums who are a part of our gMum program. We had a great feed at Customs House and got to know each other some. They had never met each other but they are both embarking on building a green home - quite the undertaking! So now they have one more thing in common. All up a great trip to a city that is way greener than I had expected.
...fluffing around posing for photos with customers...how do these Founder types justify their existence? I don't know. But seriously, it was truly special meeting customers and hearing about how they found us and how much they like all things g!
Two other highlights: being interviewed by The Weather Channel and Telemundo. For the latter, I didn't have to draw on my 12 months of watching Dora the Explorer with Fynn to explain the product in Spanish. The presenter could thankfully speak perfect English. She was however a little shorter than me so I had to do the spits for the shoot and talk diapers. Quite hilarious for Karen & Kelli I am sure...pretty sure I pulled a hammy during it.
To the Kiwis who lost to Sri Lanka today and were thus bundled out of the World Cup. The Lankans have a confirmed birth in the final. The other team will come from tomorrow's South Africa- Australia match.
Given today is ANZAC Day - the day the Aussies and Kiwis fought & died together back in 1914 against the Ottoman empire, it is a doubly sad day - for the black caps particularly though.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Last Friday, right before Green Fest started, Josh Dorfman - the Lazy Environmentalist appeared on Martha Stewart to show her some new groovy green products. And he was good enought to give gDiapers a big plug which was just superb. With three of us in Chicago, the phones at gHQ lit up for most of the day keeping Sue, Kim and Schooey on their toes! Needless to say we broke a few web sales records. Josh did a great job of really showing how the product works. So we think the interest we receieved was well qualified. Josh's book is being launched next month. His other passion, is his furniture store Vivavi featuring beautiful, sustainably built pieces.
So right after the aforementioned Green Business Conference (I did have a last installment but it is tied up in legal and probably won't see the light of day...) Karen (Admin & Customer Service) and Kelli (Customer Service Queen and resident baseball nut) joined me to (wo) man the well worn booth at Chicago's first GreenFest. Here we are pictured enduring an excruciating pre- festival session in the bleachers at Wrigley sitting amongst a stag party in 75 degree heat. It was sheer hell.
The festival was a raging success. More people came through by midday on day one than the two days of Green Fest in SFO. I had no idea Chicago was so green.