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Archive for September, 2007

Whistler was a blast!

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

The folks at Orkin flew me up to Whistler, Canada to make some personal appearances as ‘Ned, The Orkin Man’. They were having their President’s Club celebration, honoring the top employees of Orkin. The Orkin people did a fabulous job organizing this enormous event. I think it’s safe to say all 620 attendees had an outstanding time and the response to me being there as their spokesman, Ned, The Orkin Man, was incredible. Here’s a picture, taken on the last night – on the top of Whistler Mountain, of the line of people waiting for a picture with Ned. The line up was non-stop for over 1 1/2 hours – and then at least another 1 1/2 hours signing pictures.ned-and-the-line-cropped.JPG What a thrill for me to be included in this terrific event!

When I wasn’t working, there were endless activities to enjoy. I tried a ‘zip line’ and, although my heart was pounding, loved it. So much so that when my wife joined me in Whistler a few days later, I took her ‘zip lining’. That time we ‘zipped’ on the longest zip line in Canada – 2200 feet! Amazing.

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Hannah Montana – who knew? And a whole lot more…

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

All this week I’m doing personal appearances as Ned, The Orkin Man. The Orkin folks really are the nicest people you’d want to meet. Truly fun to hang out with. And a great company, too!

p9060055_2.jpgLast week I worked on the Disney Channel hit – “Hannah Montana”. Wow! The live audience, comprised mostly of young girls and their moms, screamed – and I mean really screamed when the regular cast of the show first appeared (and at the curtain call). It was like watching those old, black and white movies of audiences reacting to The Beatles. I had no idea the show was so popular – but now I know. And Miley Cyrus, who plays Hannah Montana, is a real hard working pro. If she wasn’t getting ready for the next shot, she was rehearsing or shooting. If she wasn’t rehearsing or shooting, she was having people take their pictures with her. A very hard working, talented young woman. And very sweet to work with.p9060053_2.jpg

I brought one of my daughter’s, Daisy, to the taping of the show. Although Daisy was new to the “Hannah Montana” phenomenon, she quickly caught on. I think she wanted a playdate with Miley.

I talked with some of the Verizon people today about the campaign I did filmed for them in June of this year. It’s in the final stages of being tweaked and should be everywhere early October. They say the preview audiences are really enjoying it.

“The Great Adventures of Walter Flunn” is going very well. We are in the process of making a deal with a production company right now – so more exciting news on that very soon.

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