Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me

I imagine that the majority out there will very quickly tire of hearing this, but I really do have the best job in the world.

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I mean, in what other possible world could I get paid to do things like hang out with awesome people, eat free food, and drink beer… all while dressed like a pirate wench?

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Of course, Elite Events are but one facet of this job, which has me doing all kinds of stuff — from marketing to business owner education to public speaking to writing — but since events are the easiest to show (and show off, hehe), I figured I’d share a few pictograms from my event last night at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Arlington!

The kinds of events that I plan range very far and wide (I’ve done everything from 20-person wine dinners to a 800-person mini-festival!) but ones like yesterdays are by far my favorite. You know, ones that are not too big and not too small, which gives everyone a real chance to mingle and get to chat with one another, and are all about promoting a great local business. And, of course, it always helps to have a fun theme to boot!

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Anyway, you probably get the picture so I won’t drone on for too much longer about how much I love my job. But, I mean, you can’t really blame me for wanting to talk about it, right? Also, I didn’t want to make this post take a floppity jillion scrolls to get through due to having too many pics, but check out the slider at the top of this post to see additional photos of the event, taken by my fabulous brother and sis-in-law (and you can see ALL the photos from the event here.)

If you’re interested in getting in on awesome events just like this where you live, just head on over to Yelp.com/Elite and see how you can get on the squad! After all, pirate-themes are just the beginning. I mean, I haven’t even gotten around to planning my Harry Potter or Hunger Games Elite Events yet…

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To all those who think that my job pretty much just means I eat all the time (and, to be fair, I do eat a LOT for this job), I want to set the record straight. Not errrrvery single event that I throw as the Yelp Northern Virginia Community Manager is totally food-centric. I mean, sure, a lot are (and I love ’em!) but yesterday I actually got to do my job AND get some fitness in at the same time, thanks to the yoga-tastic event that went down!

Yelp’s Mind + Body Bender took place at Mind Your Body Oasis in Crystal City, a wellness center and yoga studio that gave Yelp Elites the chance to try out many different kinds of massage therapies (Thai! Mysokeletal! Full-body! Chair! Reiki!) as well as participating in yoga and bellydancing classes!



It was a full event with lots to see and do, and I even got a chance to be thrown around by MYBO’s Thai massage specialist for a few minutes. I’ll, a-hem, go ahead and let those photos speak for themselves…





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Being of the no pain, no gain persuasion when it comes to massage, I actually loved it, and it was over far too quickly for me! I guess I’ll just have to go back and get pretzel-fied again. 🙂

In other news, you should be happy to hear that I totally cheated on my weigh-in once a week rule and checked myself out on the scale yesterday. I can happily report that I am blessedly — amazingly! — back to my pre-San Francisco weigh-in weight. So those 2.5 gained libbies are officially gone! I’ll wait until Friday to officially report in, but I just wanted you all to know that I am most definitely working it!