I feel like I have been running a sprint this week.
Thank God it is Friday.
I had Monday off, though by off, I mean that while the plan was to stay home to wrap up my HHE, I was really working from home. That's okay though, because I had some writing to do for work, and there are fewer interuptions at home.
The rest of the week has been a blur...I know I gave a talk to Tallinn Tech yesterday, and met with some reporters from ERR on Wednesday. Plus all week we were working on getting the word out about an award the Baltic American Freedom Foundatin is giving out in conjunction with the American Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy, as well as on our events today in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy here.
Today we had an event at Solaris, a local mall, where we have posters displayed as part of the "Picturing America" campaign. We had the Ambassador come by to shake hands and talk with everyone from the media to school children. We gave out brownies and cookies and cokes, as well as flags, hacky sacks and wristbands. The media was there in force. I did three television interviews, two of them partially in Estonian (the other was for Russian language news and will be dubbed into Russian...I asked him to find someone with a better sounding voice than mine!). The Ambassador and DCM were also interviewed.
After the event, we had just a few minutes to eat some food before we had to dive into working on an ad for that award, getting it translated into Estonian and editting the copy we had that was in English...before this is over, I will be very familiar with Corel Draw.
Then tonight, we has a film screening, and I had to introduce that...in Estonian (okay I didn't have to do it in Estonian, but it seemed like a good thing to do).
I am wiped out...I came home and put on my Marine Corps 10K shirt...because I feel like I just finishing running one.
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