My Personal Pinnacle

Julie inspired me to write a story of probably the best 36 hours I have had as Kandi and may probably ever have. It started around noon on October 25, 2019 and ended about 11:00 PM on October 26, 2019. Three events in 36 hours.

I booked room (thankfully) and worked a Halloween fundraiser at The Tangier in Akron (sadly this Akron landmark was a recent victim of the plague). You can see my costume below. I checked into the hotel dressed (not like this) and grabbed lunch at the adjacent restaurant. I then got dressed and headed to the event. I knew not one single human being walking in.

I got to work the entrance to the VIP area, which was fun. Many thought this was a costume (little did they know….). The best part of the event was that once we were done working (maybe an hour and a half), we had full access to all we could eat and all we could drink. I took full advantage of the latter. My hotel was about a mile away and I am here to tell you this story because my hotel was about a mile away.

I awoke the next morning with a hangover for the ages. I got cleaned up and dressed for my next event, Wine, Women and Shoes for The Ronald McDonald House. I drove from Akron to the downtown Cleveland Hilton and worked the registration desk. I knew not one single human being walking in. I have a photo from that event that I treasure (not here as I do not have anyone’s permission to show it). I was invited to join a group photo with about 10 other women. Wow…

I was able to mill around with all the woman and simply be one of them. What joy!

After the event, I commandeered a “family” restroom (with a door lock) and changed again for the evening’s festivities. Outfit logistics was very important on this day! This event, for The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, was held at First Energy Stadium, home of the Browns.

I was involved with selling raffle tickets for a beer cooler stuffed with beer. With the exception of the woman running the event, I knew not one single human being walking in. That cooler happened to be stage right of the main stage. So during the entire presentation, I sat essentially in front of everyone. But I did look pretty good!

I wish I could remember more details, but that was a year and a half ago and I can barely remember what I had for breakfast this morning. The picture below is me and some of my friends.

I wish there were more pictures to share. I have quite a few more, but they all contain others and I don’t want to post them without their permission. Plus, the whole time was a whirlwind and I had responsibilities to attend to, so I didn’t take as many as I would have liked. Ah, the good old days…

By the way, after the 36 hours, I knew quite a few human beings walking out.

12 thoughts on “My Personal Pinnacle

  1. What a great time, Iā€™m pretty sure my most favorite girl time was 7 days, yes 7 days on a cruise ship
    I did it along and knew nobody I have very few pictures but it was a great trip and amazing time
    I made some cool friends and I was totally accepted as me
    So I know how you felt on these two days


  2. It’s an amazing experience to be totally girly for an extended period of time. I’ve had multiple consecutive days where Tina was dressed, but I only went out on one or two of them. This is taking it to the next level! And I love the fuschia dress and white shrug. ā¤


    1. While I know it sounds like a “girly” adventure, I had responsibilities at all three venues. So I wasn’t exactly taking it all in. But I do love experiences that absorb me into it, “being”, not just “Being dressed”. Thanks T!


  3. Just reading this story beats me out, Kandi. LOL Actually I can be a whirlwind when I want to be but have never had the chance as Frannie.


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