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We've Gone Country... BLAST's Indiana State Fair Adventure

State Fair 2009

Just because we're tech savvy doesn't mean that we don't appreciate the simpler things in life... like gawking at the World's Largest Boar - all 1,200 pounds of him! Last week we made our annual pilgrimage to the Indiana State Fair. As always, we had a great time chowing down on some delicious deep-fried treats, checking out the animals and people-watching. Highlights from this year's trip:

-Introducing Lindsey's twins- James and Riley- to the wonderful world of agriculture in the hog barn
-Meeting Big Mike- a 2,500 pound Belgian horse- and Carey kissing him on the nose
-Kelly teaching Margie and Mendy about raising sheep
-Brooke's tasty rendezvous with kettle corn
-Getting fashion advice from the Hoosier Lottery representatives - they were dressed in gold lame' pants to celebrate MC Hammer's concert that evening
-Ashley, Ryan and Carey sampling "Pigs in the Mud" - chocolate covered bacon. It tasted like what we imagine dog treats to taste like!
-Kelly breaking his calorie consumption record with his personal smorgasbord: Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, Gyro, Potato Twisters, Pineapple Whip and Kettle Corn

What's your top fair food pick?

Chocolate Covered Bacon... not a BLAST favorite!

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I am the senior public relations specialist at cleverbridge, a proven leader in global subscription billing technology, services and expertise. I lead the development, execution and measurement of the global PR and social media strategy. Prior to cleverbridge, I was vice president of BLASTmedia’s B2B Practice Group, providing strategic counsel, while driving tactical execution for a diverse range of clients. I led some of the agency’s largest campaigns, conducted launch campaigns for numerous startups and helped many emerging brands build their profile. Working with a wide variety of companies at all stages of growth, I have managed client strategy and messaging for clients such as 3Tera (acquired by CA in 2010), Bluelock, iGoDigital (acquired by ExactTarget in 2012), Code 42 Software, Tanita, NuCurrent, Woopra, Gordano, Ontario Systems and Mi Media (FRA: 8MK).

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