I just woke up from a 12-hour slumber. Not because I'm terribly lazy and have nothing to do today, but because I was on my feet for 24 hours as a part of UNC Dance Marathon.
The marathon raised almost $400,000 for the North Carolina Children's Hospital. It was my first time ever dancing and I'm so glad that I finally did. Not only was it tons of fun to dance around for hours, walk around Kenan Stadium and watch the sunrise, and even learn how to juggle, but it was such a great emotional moment when families came to talk about their experiences and when they announced how much was raised. I would do it again in a second for that feeling at the end. I really wish I had gotten involved with the marathon earlier.
Now let me catch you up on what's been happening since the last time I posted.
If you happened to miss it, the Daily Tar Heel published a little insert (featuring my picture) about the write-in candidates and how they did this year. Our own Hallie Lipsey got a grand total of 75 votes, more than twice the number that Tyler Hansbrough got. I consider that a victory! I still haven't heard back from the Hallie Lipsey campaign so I can't tel you that story, but I'm still working on finding everything out.
Oh, and in case you didn't hear (and have been living under a rock!) Jasmine Jones made a huge comeback (thanks in large part to the endorsement by all the other candidates) to beat Thomas Edwards in the run-off by a mere 200 votes. Congrats, Jasmine!
And finally, some news about the Carrboro Kid Camp!! The post I wrote about Marianne's camp was picked up by 30Threads, a website that highlights 30 threads from the Triangle area. I met the "thread spinners" last year and registered my blog then, but never thought that I would actually get picked up. Thanks, Ginny!
Along the same lines, the second issue of the Carrboro Commons was posted on Wednesday! You can check out my article on the kid camp here. There's some great stuff in the issue, so be sure to look around and read some of the other articles.
Now time to enjoy the rest of my Sunday.