Really?! A Response To Andy Benoit’s Tweet About Women’s Sports

I saw this and just had to share!

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite for a new “Really!?!” segment on Late Night with Seth Meyers to address Sports Illustrated analyst Andy Benoit’s tweet dismissing women’s sports as “not worth watching” earlier this week.


June 2

Image Ah, summer. Thank you for being here. I won’t lie; I’m happy school is out. I never quite understood my friend’s annoyance of having to make school lunches until this past school year. While I appreciate school systems working to make cafeteria lunches healthier, I am not comfortable with the menus just yet and still send a lunch with my daughter. But I won’t lie – making school lunches can get old! But no worries, I’ll do it.

Kindergarten graduation – how adorable and fabulous was that?! Trust me, it was adorable and fabulous. The reality check, however, was the sign above the stage that read, “Class of 2024”. My mom was all, “I’ll be 80!” I’m like, “yes, but by then 80 will be the new 70”!

Anyway, I’ve been working and am now signing my daughter up for all kinds of mini-camps for the summer in addition to planned vacations. Golf, tennis, tae kwon do – I’m going to let her try everything. And, she’s going to read and keep a summer journal. And, of course there will be tons of swimming at the local pool. I’m very excited (and so is she, I think).

My 25th high school reunion is coming up and I won’t be attending. It’s in Florida and I live in TX. Since flying is difficult, I choose carefully. However, I do wish I could be there and I’m looking forward to the post-weekend photos on Facebook.  I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since I graduated from high school. Crazy good years, though. It’s funny to think how dramatic everything was in high school (and still is today with much worse consequences), and now everyone loves everyone. That’s neat. I wish the class of ’87 all the best.

Meanwhile, I’m counting down the days to football season. CANNOT WAIT. As much as I love every season because of the uniqueness of each one, there is no doubt that football season is my favorite. I just wish there wasn’t so much drama in college football; please, leave that to the NFL.

From a career perspective, I am enjoying my job. And, I must plug a new book that two people I respect recently published. As I am in marketing communications and have now been asked to take on lead/campaign management, I am thrilled that Geoff Livingston and Gini Dietrich published Marketing in the Round. THANK YOU. I have been tasked to sell the c-suite on how I can handle my new task and you two gave me the road map. THANK YOU.

Marketing in the Round: How to Develop an Integrated Marketing Campaign in the Digital Era (Que Biz-Tech)

Heading Home

From NASA:

Space shuttle Atlantis’ bright-white, iconic frame illuminates the darkness as it touches down on the Shuttle Landing Facility’s Runway 15 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final time. Securing the space shuttle fleet’s place in history, Atlantis marked the 26th nighttime landing of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program and the 78th landing at Kennedy. Main gear touchdown was at 5:57:00 a.m. EDT, followed by nose gear touchdown at 5:57:20 a.m., and wheelstop at 5:57:54 a.m. On board are STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim. On the 37th shuttle mission to the International Space Station, STS-135 delivered more than 9,400 pounds of spare parts, equipment and supplies in the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module that will sustain station operations for the next year. STS-135 was the 33rd and final flight for Atlantis, which has spent 307 days in space, orbited Earth 4,848 times and traveled 125,935,769 miles. Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Through An Astronaut’s Eyes

From my friend at NASA:

Astronaut Ron Garan took this image during the spacewalk conducted on Tues., July 12, 2011. It shows the International Space Station with Space Shuttle Atlantis docked on the right and a Russian Soyuz on the far left. In the foreground is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment installed during the STS-134 mission. AMS is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector designed to use the unique environment of space to advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe’s origin by searching for antimatter and dark matter, and measuring cosmic rays.
Image Credit: NASA

NASA Accompaniment

Mark Schumann wrote a great post titled, “How Could We Market NASA?”, and I do hope you read it. I’m not going to make conversation around it, as that is for his site. I want to add to it visually. Below is a picture taken yesterday of the shuttle on the launch pad:

Endeavour at the Pad
The space shuttle Endeavour sat on Launch Pad 39A as a storm passed prior to the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure, Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour launches on the STS-134 mission on Friday, April 29 at 3:47 p.m. EDT. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour and the STS-134 crew will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls