An Incredible Moment, A VIP
And Many Thanks
I was overwhelmed by the number of people I know who came to help support Dining Out For Life last night at ACME Chophouse. Perhaps the most important guest, was the last to arrive, a young gentleman, known to Becks & Posh readers as Tim.
Tim is just a regular young guy. Good looking with a gorgeous girlfriend, I met him a few years ago at Industrial Light and Magic when he was moved into the office I sat in. As the legend goes, one day he said to me "Why don't you start a blog?" "What's a blog?" I responded... And the rest is history.
So last night, seeing Tim sitting somewhere near the center of the restaurant with tables and tables full of food bloggers and their friends around him, it occured to me that without him none of this would have happened. Tim is the pivot that led to this blog and therefore eventually to everything that occurred last night. Almost three years ago he started the incredible chain of events that led to so many wonderful friendships and to over 40 people, bloggers, their friends and even readers (hello Sarah!) coming to dinner at ACME Chophouse. I have a lot to thank him for.
To everyone (I am not going to list you all individually else I'll be late for work - but you know who you are), who came and spent money on food and then more money on raffle tickets, thank you all. To Kristen - special thanks for the glass of bubbly at the start of the evening to help me calm my nerves - I owe you. To Amanda and Nikki - thank you both for helping me with the Ambassadorship - I couldn't have done it without you both and thanks also to John Eppenheimer, General Manager at ACME Chophouse, for taking care of us three by refreshing us with complimentary drinks and food.
Last not but not least - thanks to those of you who couldn't make it last night but who generously made online donations instead. We raised $2260 from raffle ticket sales.
You are all wonderful, thank you, thank you, thank you.