So the monthly sales/engineering update meeting ended with video of the TPG “flight”. I’m pretty sure nobody at work has any respect for me anymore (not that they did in the first place). It was described as “WMPC engineering at its best”. Great.
Now that its all over, I can say without question, all the hard work was definitely worth it. Although, we didn’t fly to Michigan as planned, I think it went extremely well. The car looked great, the girls looked great (thanks for taking one for the team), the skit was awesome (no practice). I wish I could have seen the edge of the ramp while I was in the car so I could have jumped with the wings level to the ground. Maybe then I wouldn’t have landed on the hood of the car. But I’m extremely pleased to only walk away with a few scrapes and bruises and not a broken limb like I’d been mentally preparing myself to have for the past 3 weeks. Highlights of the weekend….
No soy Latina
Being a bizarro rockstar and taking pictures with random people for 2 hours straight.
Having 0 fractures
I would say being on stage, but it was such a blur that I really can’t say what happened up there. Good thing we have video.
Old friends, New Friends. lots of good times.
Thanks to everyone that came out to watch us, and everyone that helped along the way. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever been lucky enough to be a part of. Hopefully we’ll see TPG out again next year in some new absurd creation.
Don’t those commercials make you giggle? And kinda cringe? Bring your curiosity out to North Beach for Red Bull Flugtag USA. Watch as nearly 30 teams from Chicago and elsewhere pilot their homemade flying machines off a 25-foot ramp into Lake Michigan. The competition is based on distance, creativity and showmanship. Should be a spectacle!
What: Red Bull Flugtag USA When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 1 pm Where: North Avenue beach Call: 877.673.9444 Visit: www.redbullflugtagusa.com
The Hotel Sax - and more specifically the Crimson Lounge - is much too classy for this crew. Four AM wake up call is not an issue at this point. We are still just 4/5 on team attendance. We hope to be at 100 percent by launch time.
“I say to you, this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live… one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity… you died when you refused to stand up…”—
Along with the highly coveted 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes is the People’s Choice Award. This is where the public gets to voice their opinion and vote for their favorite team. Spectators will vote by texting “Team 19” to 72855 (RBULL) throughout the event day.SMS VOTING WILL OPEN AT 9AM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4.
Support The Perfect Getaway and spread the word. Come by our car Saturday morning and get a free t-shirt.
We are officially done with construction. Huge thanks to Elgin for helping with the final details and leaving us with an awesome good luck package: Tequila and chips and salsa, which is odd considering he’s our north of the border friend and not our south of the border friend.
Bets are still being taken on how far I’ll fly. Get your number soon.