Aside from development team and style committee meetings, my week at work has had some exciting moments.
My article about Online Giving was published in the company’s client newsletter, ACS Technologies E-News. It’s always nice to get the newsletter out each month, even though it’s a publication so you know you have to edit it all over again the next month.
Oh, and the super corny title, “Put your money where your mouse is”, yeah, that was all me :). I’m such a goofball!
I feel like such a numbers nerd lately because I’ve spent the week rewriting payroll documentation so I’m immersed in the world of W-2s, W-3s, 941s, and other government forms. The weird thing is, I enjoy learning about this stuff!
When I started working with payroll, I figured it would be boring to rewrite, but it’s actually sort of interesting, and I’m definitely learning a lot. I have a totally weird personality for a writer anyway because I was always better in math and tutored it in college :).
One of the best things about racing, aside from finish line euphoria, is seeing where your race entry fees go.
In many races, you don’t actually see where your money goes. Not that it’s the race organizer’s fault- it’s kind of hard to “see” scientists researching cures for cancer or arthritis or any other disease. When you do get to see, it’s awesome to think about how shelling out $20-$30 to run a 5K impacts others’ lives.
This week, I saw this article on Camp RAE on the local newspaper’s website.
Camp RAE is a summer camp for children with disabilities and their siblings. The kids get therapy but also have a good time making crafts, going on trips, and just being around other kids. I ran the Camp RAE 5K in 2009 and 2010, so the article definitely made me smile.
It’s one of my favorite races, and I can’t wait to do it again this Fall. It’s on October 15 this year, so if you’re a local, you should plan to be there- don’t worry, if you don’t run, you can walk it too :).
I went out to eat with the development team this week after work, and we had an awesome time :). It’s always great getting to know your coworkers a little better outside of work and meetings and job stuff.
Oh, and here’s what a vegetarian eats at a restaurant that specializes in meat…
Oh, and being able to eat slices of cake like that guilt free? That’s the next best thing about being a runner :).
Q. Are you a fan of math or English? I was more of a math person until I got to college.
Q. Have you ever ran a race for charity? I do mostly local races, and I love running races for good causes- like Camp RAE, disease research, or local schools.