02. March 2010 · Comments Off on My Olympic Moment…

… came in two forms yesterday.  First, I sailed past the halfway mark on my write-a-thon and met a deadline in the process.  After writing for three hours en route home, I am now up to 17 hours written and $152 raised for the American Heart Association.  I also polished one of my manuscripts enough that I felt good about sending it to an author who will be leading a workshop on rhyming in a couple of weeks.  I still have a way to go on both fronts (hours left to write and work on the manuscript), but it feels good to hit a milestone.

Then, while waiting for my connecting flight at Chicago O’Hare airport, United announcers came on to say that a group of athletes from the U.S. Olympic team were coming home from Vancouver.  They passed out “Welcome Home” signs for us to hold at the gate and cheer them on.  So I got to greet some of our country’s champions, including the poor goalie from our hockey team.  What a thrill!  I mean, when was the last time you remember anything fun happening at O’Hare?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.

P.S. I’ll never be able to think of the seats at O’Hare as anything but “O’Chairs” thanks to the book Dear American Airlines.

P.P.S. There is still time if you’d like to make a pledge to the write-a-thon.  Any amount is appreciated.  You can click on the firstgiving button below or on the sidebar.  As always, thanks for your support!

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