Since I work from home, I try to get out of the house at least once a day- and I don’t count going for a solo run as getting out of the house. With so much going on over the past few weeks, I haven’t had any problems finding fun things to do in Charleston.
Charleston Social Media Day
On June 30, I attended Charleston Social Media Day at the Charleston Museum. The event featured two panels of speakers, with one presentation on crisis communication and another on engaging clients, customers, and ambassadors (your “squad”).
The crisis communications panel consisted of city and county communications workers who discussed PR and social media after the Emanuel AME tragedy, the Walter Scott case, and the October flooding. It was fascinating to hear them talk about how little sleep they got, how absolutely sure they had to be before reporting anything, and other concerns in the digital age.
I learned a lot from both presentations and met some people who I formerly only knew from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or blogs. I’m now following some new-to-me local bloggers, too.
Miso Hungry for Wasabi Yelp Elite Event
Clay and I attended Yelp’s Miso Hungry for Wasabi event at Wasabi Mount Pleasant. The event was open to Yelp Elites and guests, and the trek to North Mount Pleasant was more than worth the drive time and gas!
Wasabi and the Yelp team outdid themselves with this event- Wasabi even closed down the restaurant for the Yelp Elites. The staff kept the sushi and nibbles coming and the drinks flowing throughout the night. With so many types of sushi to choose from, I was way more adventurous than usual and tried a little of everything, since I wasn’t limited to just one roll. I loved most sushi rolls I tried and the scallops, tuna stuffed peppers, and firecracker shrimp.
Clay and I hung out with Vy and her friend Annan at the event, and we had lots to talk about. Vy is another Charleston runner and Yelp Elite, and it was Annan’s first Yelp event (it set the bar pretty high).
On the way out, I picked up a menu and noticed tons of options besides the sushi and the appetizers we tried. I can’t wait to go back and try some other items, but I know I’ll have a hard time deciding what to order. You can read my Yelp review of the event here.
Beer Mile Spectating
A few friends ran a patriotic beer mile celebration for July 4.
Beer miles are fun to watch and so unpredictable. It’s not always about being a fast runner like an actual race is- and sometimes people who don’t race a lot, don’t race fast distances like the mile, and don’t look like stereotypical runners are the most successful beer miles. A couple of runners had beer mile times slower than their 5K times.
I’ve never raced a mile or drank four beers, but I attended to hang out with friends, take photos, and cheer my friend Aisha on to victory. She ran the fastest beer mile out of all the ladies there!
The Secret Life of Pets
On Saturday afternoon, Virginia, Stella, and I went to see The Secret Life of Pets. This was Stella’s second movie and a really good pick, as it was definitely a movie for kids (not much adult humor in there). The theatre was full of kids squirming and giggling, so she fit right in. Going to the movies is a great way to beat the heat and humidity, and we had a lot of fun.
Before the movie, the theatre showed a preview of the new Ghostbusters movie, and we took a picture on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bench together. I love how all the 90s trends are coming back for kids today.
I hope everyone’s having a great summer. What have you been up to lately?