Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sue, Sue and Sue!!

Dear Friends!!

Kimmie and Abby

Why Walk??

Again, Why Walk??

The Early Birds! (great parking!!)

When you leave the house by 6:30am-this is one of the perks! (pictured with my aunt - my mom's sister)

The Kids **

*** 6 out of 8 (oldest away at college and one of the youngest in a car looking for parking!)

More Photos From The Walk!

Thank you to everyone who participated with us for this year's Walk! From the walkers to those who donated to those who emailed with words of support. It was ALL greatly appreciated!
To date our team has raised over $11,600 online. (does not count checks turned in at the walk) The good news is that you are still able to donate and it will count towards our goal. The site will be up for awhile. Please go to Click on rhode island and then on Providence, then click on "walking with robin" which is listed on homepage under "top teams." Once there you can click on any of the names in our team to make your donation. If you would prefer to write a check it can be made payable to "ACS MSABC" and you can send it to me at 75 Oxford Street, Providence, RI 02905 and I will include with team checks.
It was just an incredible day from the weather to the spirit at the park. Everyone is already talking about next year! (I'm sure they'll figure out the parking by then!) There were many more people this year than expected as this event is continuing to grow which all helps to further our goals of raising money and awareness. This is something we do each year with family and friends and I hope you'll join us next year in our treasured tradition!
xo - Robin

This photo is of my sisters, our girls and me - we honor the memory of our most special mother and grandmother at this walk and every day.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Walking With Robin...Chapter 4! October, 22nd 2006

Team Photo! (those who were there by 8:15!)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Call You RIGHT Back!

When you are in the middle of a telephone conversation and you hear this commonly (mis)used phrase - what image is conjured up in your mind?
If you're like me, you assume it means that the when the person you were deep in coversation with is either finished with the call that bumped yours or takes care of whatever "pressing" issue is so demanding that they will....oh, I don't know - call you right back!
Define "right back." If you're using the Clintonian definition there will be extra "wiggle" room but still I think of "right back" as in the next 15 minutes or so. Right?
Anything past that and you're just sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Not much time to get into something when you know the phone is just going to ring and interrupt. Yet, too much time to just sit around waiting for the damn phone to ring. You see the trouble. But what to do?
If you inquire as to the approximate time of the return phone call you could risk appearing desperate for the call when, in fact, you'd just like some information so that you can go about your day. You have things to do - phone calls to make! People to call back!!
Or - you say nothing. You let the call come in when it does and if it's not a good time for you - the age-old technology game called "phone tag" begins!

Friday, October 13, 2006


The only way, it seems, to be able to procure the much coveted Oprah tickets is to play by her rules. It's spelled out very clearly on her site. You are also warned never to pay for said tickets as this is some type of violation. (would be more than happy to pay for tickets but there doesn't even seem to be a broker who has them -everyone must fear the rath of O.)
Imagine my delight when I read on her site that beginning today at 11est you could dial in for November tickets. Wow! I'm just one step away from booking the flight! I don't even care which day in November - I'll make it work. To make sure the tickets would be mine I enlisted the help of a few friends. Surely, one of us would get through.
Yea, right.

The only thing breaking up the monotony of a basic "no" was the three ways the message came across.
1. fast busy signal - never a good sign.
2. "please check the number and dial again"
3. the most hopeful, but in the end also a "no" - "All circuits are busy now, please try your call later."


While I now have the ticket hotline (loser-line) memorized, I'm not sure I can handle that type of rejection any time soon.
There is one more way - one more legitimate way -to get audience tickets. They have a link to click on for last minute tickets. Most of the time these are not available either. Right now there is hope - but they are only looking for 35 year old women. 35! I don't think I even know any 35 year old women and if I did I'm not so sure I'd clue them in!

Oh, Oprah!