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I Went Out There To Work - part 6

And so now you know the reason for the title of these blogs. I went out to California to work at the Life Changing Lives event and what ended up happening was much more!The Caregivers Tea was an event within the event organized by Cindy Crawford(!)--who didn't show  . An afternoon of pampering for people who volunteer. Kirk knew I did work with Operation Make A Life Enriched, Saying Thanks and Remembering (OpMALE STAR, a moral support org for deployed military...) and decided I needed a little pampering too...Wow. Me? Here?It was kinda hard to let them lead me away. But I did need my hair and make up done   Only wish I'd gotten the hair and make up they put me in front of the camera. How mortifying!  The lunch buffet table. All the girly fru-fru food you can eat! See the topiary at the end? Just beyond that was the coffee table! Aaaaaaaand the desserts. Well of course I sampled them all! The little cups there on top had a cheese cake filling with bits of pineapple and edible "pearls" on top. The pink squares were pink chocolate. No foam plates and plasticware hereCindy my hair stylist. She was great![](/attachments/2009/09/19/09/28824_200909190922283.thumb.jpg)This is the hair after it was doneSheryl my make up gal. Also awesome. I told her about AnD. Said she might join![](/attachments/2009/09/19/09/28824_2009091909222810.thumb.jpg)FInally, Peggy my manicurist. She had this great Russian(?) accent and did wonders with my nails! Yes, don't I look lovely all done up in my t-shirt and jeans? Geez...Between manicures and daintily gorging myself on free food, there were a number of photo ops to take advantage of. WARNING: I just don't photograph well (my opinion and I think I'm right so don't argue). Cameras just seem to know how to catch me with the dumbest look on my face... ! So please skip the commentary about my dumb expressions, K?See? Don't I look totally stupid? Oh wait. No. That's the dog they were auctioning off. Yes, auctioning. He's a trained assistance dog. The person who "bought" him would, essentially, be paying for his training and he was to be given to a person (probably a Wounded Warrior) who needed his brand of assistance. I gave him a good ear scrubbing. What a nice dog![](/attachments/2009/09/19/09/28824_200909190922282.thumb.jpg)Me and Kirk. He enjoys getting his picture taken as much as I do. Can you tell? The lady who took the pic had to keep backing up in order to get both our face in the picture. He's taaaaaaaaaaaall.Yes, a real Bald Eagle. His name is Challenger. He was a special guest that evening. Click his name and read more about him! More on Challenger later...Remember the big basement clean out I did at my mom's house last fall? Well, in one of the boxes I brought home was this (below). It's my great-grandmother's autograph book. I don't know how my sister and I ended up with it, nor do I know why great-grandma never used it, but I was really glad I'd brought it along. Yep, that's right Idol fans, that's the boy himself, Mr. Bo Bice! I've never been an Idol fan, but I'll be Bo's fan from now on. What a warm and genuine person! Later that evening, he would rock the house...Wonder what great-grandma would think?My afternoon of pampering over, a full tummy and some really good coffee on board, it was time to make my way back to the volunteer room, finish up a few things then get dressed for the gala! I didn't realize till later, not many of the volunteers would get to go. The ones who'd be there would be working. I was going as a guest...TO BE CONTINUED...

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She must have been thrilled to work on a NATURAL redhead! She did a lovely upsweep.
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Big boy he is. And a good friend for thinking of you.
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We always see a bald eagle at the local raptor shelter. He is a real character. Loves to talk to you and demands attention - don`t even THINK about chatting with that golden eagle in the next cage. Was this bird outgoing like that?
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That is such a cute old book.
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your grandmas? its first time to see such a notebook. how does it use?
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haha got it : )
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so gorgeous, Scarlett!!
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Love the hair and nails!!! I couldn't comment on your actual hair pic, but it turned out wonderful!
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Kirk should be a body guard!
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Didja tell Bo about AnD?
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Love the up-do. Musta been tricky getting out of your Tshirt.
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Nice nails!
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he looks skinner in this pic
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Yummy
Flagday - the hair gal was thrilled when I told her I wanted it up. She said she loves doing wedding hair. When Challenger isn't working, he lives at the raptor rehab center at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. I talked to the handler about the idea of summer interns and. someday, sending girl-child down there ;) Challenger was pretty mellow. He's screech once in a while and spread his wings, but he was all business most of the time. jasmineT - my GREAT-grandma's book! It's an antique :) And thank you :) JRS - I was thrilled with how my hair and everything turned out. Oddly enough, Kirk has done security work before. To this day, he can't sit in a restaurant where he can't see the door. *hand slaps forehead* I didn't even THINK to tell Bo about AnD. Somehow I don't think he'd have been interested though. pammyng - the Labrador was a really sweet dog. They didn't exactly auction off the dog. He's an assistance dog, trained to help a person with a handicap. Whomever "won him" at the auction paid to have him trained for the handicapped person -- it cost thousands of dollars to train those dogs =O peachey - lol! After I got my hair done, me and some of the other volunteers were wondering the exact same thing. One volunteered to slit the back of my shirt for me. HA! When the time came, I was able to stretch the neck of the shirt and get it over my head without incident. jacishere - thanx! :) She used a nail lacquer that made my nails really pretty :) Dreamy - Yeah, Bo is a slender dude.
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hahaa... yea he is TALL!!! =D
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you look beautiful :) Even in your trackies :P
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Cutie!
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Ha! Kirk was funny when I met him...
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woah
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