Thanks to everyone for the funny posts and emails regarding last week’s “Is your job sexy?” blog. One viewer sent a note saying sexy is a state of mind, so I thought I’d pass that on to those of you who wrote that your jobs are “unsexy.”
How about this weather?!? What a difference a week makes. I left the gym this morning feeling like I didn’t need a coat. Ahhhhhhhhh. We’ll be snapping back to reality tomorrow, but fifty degrees feels great today.
I’m kicking myself for forgetting to take my camera to the Rally Against Cancer Saturday night. Keith and I were the Masters of Ceremonies and Gale Sayers was the keynote speaker. It was inspirational just being in the presence of a living legend and Murph did a fantastic job introducing him. The people in attendance were inspirational, too. There is a moment during the program when the room is dark, and we’re asked to click on the light-up pen we’ve been given if we’ve been touched by cancer. Some lights come on when the organizers say, “Turn on your light if you’ve had cancer.” More light up with “Turn on your light if your spouse has cancer.” The list goes on … parents, siblings, any relatives, friends, colleagues … and soon, every pen light is glowing. It’s a somber moment and a powerful reminder of why we’re all there. Kim & Coral Johnson started the event seven years ago and only a handful of people showed up – this year the HyVee Conference Center in West Des Moines was sold out and thousands of dollars were raised for the John Stoddard Cancer Center. It was a great success – thanks to everyone who made it happen.
I have a cold, and a question. Why does only one side of your nose get plugged up? For the past several days I’ve been alternating nostrils and it’s driving me nuts. Nyquil is my friend at night.
Finally, we have some special reports coming up that we hope you’ll find interesting. This Thursday Dan Winters will be telling you how to keep your personal information secure online. I just read his script and learned a lot – hopefully you will, too.