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Aug. 22nd, 2005

I got all my Theresa-worries out to Ellen this morning, and I feel better about it. Ellen said she'd be careful to stay general, and not let Theresa know that I was the one that basically ratted on her. But, it needed to be ratted. Badly. And the rest of the office agrees with me. Coming late to a few meetings is one thing, but leaving hours early every day, flirting with your students, and making up numbers for your fiscal report is positively ridiculous. This woman should not be in that Family Literacy setting.

Right now I'm at the main branch, working on a Public Service Announcement for the International Literacy Day Fair that I am planning. This is something that will go out to the local media to let them know about what's going on. If anyone out there has DONE PSA's before, I would love to have your help and your feedback.

August 22, 2005

Public Service Announcement

Celebrate with Literacy Volunteers of Leon County at our International Literacy Day Fair. Come for a fun evening of food, clowns, games, fantastic door prizes and more! So bring the whole family and come on down!

When: September 8, 2005
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Wesson Elementary School
2813 South Meridian Street

For additional information, contact:
Melissa Abrams
Literacy Volunteers of Leon County
200 West Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301


I'm all moved in, like I said earlier. Everything is falling into place and starting to feel like home. My mother was wonderful and bought me my first groceries. Most of my friends have come over to visit and they all like the new place, too. There's jealousy (who wouldn't want to live in such an ideal situation?) in the air, but they are mostly just really happy for me ;)

Padfoot's lovin the new place too, although he absolutely refused to go to the bathroom this morning. It was more of a "Hey, Mel? WTF are we doing out here? You expect me to pee HERE? No no. I pee at home. " type thing. So obviously he's still getting used to it. He actually seems calm next to Jaime and Shiloh's dog, Keaton. Keaton is only 8 months old and a Jack Russell to boot, so he's got lots of energy, even more than my Paddington.

The locksmith got my key to turn yesterday. He sprayed some WD-40 in the ignition, and kind of tapped the key into there more deeply, and voila! It worked several times more that night, but my dad was afraid that it would stop at any moment, so right now, my car is at Saturn, getting re-keyed most likely. I need to call the parental units on my lunch break to make sure that that went off okay. I can't wait to have Bob back. I mean, the Short Bus (my dad's minivan...) is great... but it's just not Bob. And I'm sure my dad can't wait to have a car again either (its much easier for him to get rides when he's in one place all day than for me, since I work in like three places every day).

I should really get back to work. I have to finish this and then go visit some elementary schools this afternoon to drop off/pick up flyers before heading over to the Dr. B.L. Perry branch. No GED site visits today!

Oh, and I don't get off at 6 today like I thought. There's a board meeting this evening. Starts at 5:45, but obviously I have to be late because I'll be working at Perry till 6. I probably won't get off till 7:30 or 8 :(


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Aug. 22nd, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
I think your announcement is very good, includes the time and place and reason for the event and your contact info. It's upbeat and not too long. I don't know very much about PSAs so I can't critique it as a PSA. I thought a PSA was a media spot for the tv or radio that is read word-for-word like a commercial? This seems to me to be more of a press release since it is going to the media to let them know about the event. As a press release, it is about perfect, it looks like a lot of the press releases that I get for work. I would add that it is free and open to the public, if it is. And something about how the event is tied to literacy - are the door prizes going to be books? Are there going to be any readings? What is International Literacy Day? Finally if this is the very first one that the LV of LC are holding you should mention that too because it might generate more interest. An optional thing would be to add a few bulleted facts about literacy in Leon County.

Good luck!

I'm glad you are happy with your new place. Post pictures?
Aug. 22nd, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for your help on the PSA. It should be read more as a commercial, but I can't seem to get it to flow. All the other PSAs Ellen and I have done have the same format, though.

I'll post pictures tonight. I wanted to wait till my room was set up.
Aug. 22nd, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
by the way, I think that's really good that you spoke to Ellen about Theresa. She was falsifying numbers on financial statements?? That woman doesn't need to be talked to, she needs to be fired! At any rate you did the right thing.
Aug. 22nd, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
^^ Completely agree about this. ^^

You definatley did the right thing. Wow, makes you wonder how she got to even be in her position. She doesn't seem to deserve it.
Aug. 22nd, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
I think your football player guests are gonna be a big draw. You might want to mention them somehow. Especially among the low-income / "disadvantaged" children, football players are like heroes/idols.

But I dunno if it's really for the PUBLIC, or more for the media/press. The latter probably wouldn't care.

Ah well, best of luck!
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