Greetings from Los Angeles! Well, technically I think I'm in West Hollywood right now, but I'm not sure. So real quick summary of the day:
This morning at 2 am it dawns on me that I never RSVP'd to the charity ball for Angelique! Just slipped my mind and now it's the day of the ball. I freak out and write Joe's amazing assistant Eunice begging for clemency and for Ang to be let in.
This morning at 6:15 am I get a call from a very groggy Joe saying that I actually was never invited to the charity ball, just to his two day event. The ball costs $2500 a ticket, and he is having to pay for all his office staff as is and doesn't wanna plunk down $5,000 so Angelique and I can go, as much as he loves us!
Now, that's a little embarrassing. What happened was Eunice sent me the email everyone else who paid to go to Joe's event got, which included the VIP invitation to the ball. She didn't realize she had accidentally invited me! Oops. With the unbelievable amount of tasks, requests, and demands my misfit friend Joe hurtles at her, she is more than excused! LOL.
Frankly, it took a few minutes to get over, but I was relieved I wasn't going because I am pretty beat and really didn't have the energy for such a large scale event. Instead, I met with a wonderful music therapy colleague, Kalani, and we enjoyed the heck out of a nice 2.5 hour dinner together laughing and talking about all sorts of subjects from the sublime to the just plain ridiculous. Kalani and I only get to hang out maybe once or twice a year, so this made me happy that he was in town and free! Kalani travels a fair bit teaching and speaking, so you never know what country he'll be in when you are trying to track him down!
Today's seminar was AMAZING! I got to meet some of the world's most influential and successful information marketers and entrepreneurs. These ladies and gentlemen are just that; they are a class act. They have collectively raised over $3,000,000 for Sir Richard's Virgin Unite Foundation. They are really teaching me all the good things you can do with money....
Get this one; Sir Richard is in the process of building and organizing a new Center for Disease Control for the entire African continent! The US has one, Europe has one, Africa does not! Well, not for long at least. What a stud. I shared my story with a few people today and they were pretty sad and impressed at the same time.
Okay, gotta keep this short as I managed to leave my power cord at home. Nice. I also killed the camera battery and my ipod battery today. I'm battin' 1.000!
I have to tell you that as I told my story to several people, they were just devastated and captivated by the experience and the positive attitude I was maintaining.
I am intending that I get some time tomorrow to speak and play either Bella's Song or Ripples in the Pond. Joe is going to (try to) make this work.