Monday, May 12, 2008

Simply the Breast

Partners in Crime Charity!

Our Team Captain, Jeannie, is somewhat competitive. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Her personal motto - which we dearly hope she will suspend during the three day walk - is "Trample the Wounded, Hurdle the Dead" Before you start to think poorly of her you have to realize, she's from Texas. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Anyway, Jeannie sees all the other walking teams as sisters sharing a common mission - but also as competition. So we were relieved when rather than throwing down a gauntlet to 'Simply the Breast' she actually agreed to team up with them!

We bring to the table an army of high energy women and they bring invaluable experience in fund raising. We will be joint hosting a Golf Tournament on September 27th. More details to follow but mark your calendars now!

If you think I'm exaggerating when I refer to our humble group of 8 women as an army - you ought to meet these broads. Jeannie is our Captain. As you can probably tell from my description above - she's the red head of the group. (Truly a red head? You'll have to ask Kevyn, her hairdresser!)

Jeannie is attractive without being vain, although she has her moments. Last week she was communicating with a person via email about some items we are selling via craigslist and she became concerned that the person she was dealing with wasn't entirely legit. I read the suspicious emails and concurred. So then I did a few simple Google searches only using the info that the suspect had on her. I sent to her the readily available information to underscore the idea of practicing good internet hygiene. She was moderately alarmed by the wealth of info just sitting out there but the thing she focused on the most was that the sources I found had her age wrong by two years!

Jeannie has her fingers in several pies at any given time. (Boy howdy I hope that's a common enough metaphor, otherwise it just sounds weird!) One reason I'm so happy for her doing this 3 day walk is that even though she was inspired by her mom's fight with breast cancer; she is doing this for herself rather than for the kids, or the school, or the husband, or the scouts, or whatever. Not that there is anything wrong with being a PTO volunteer or a Den mother or a lady's auxiliary anything - it's just that it is important to find our own fun. S'mores, knots, and crossing guard duty will only sustain a person so long, trust me!

And yes, I'm aware of the irony of claiming that a woman raising 2200 dollars for charity is said to be doing something for herself rather than others. It's part of the mystery of being woman.

Jeannie and Kristine together are like Lucy and Lucy. Which is cool as long as they don't look to me to be Ethel! Each claim that the other is the funniest. Maybe if we ever get video on this blog we'll let y'all decide. Until then it's a tie.

So join us in welcoming Simply the Breast to our kaffeeklatsch and we will see you at the golf tournament!

1 comment:


I don't know if this is a "good" thing or not, but everytime I now think of cha-cha's (which, surprisingly IS somewhat often and odd!), I am reminded of Our Ladies of Perpetual HOPE...sigh. And, I also LAUGH out loud!!!

Linda D. in Seattle