That's right folks. It's Shareholder's Week here in NWA. And for the first 8 summers I lived in Fayetteville that meant staying as far away from campus as I could manage during the first week of June. But this year I decided to brave the craziness. My team at work created two different booths – one for Iams and one for Pringles – so I went today to check in on them. I have been TOTALLY missing out all these years! 

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The Iams booth was a game show — that's me in the middle, and my Creative Director as the host (in shorts – go Andy!) — and it was fabulous. 

All of the pet booths were together inside the Tennis Facility on campus, and this one was by far my favorite. These pictures do not do it justice – it was the cutest thing EVER.

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Yes, that's what you think it is. Dog poo. The idea of this game was to use the pooper scooper to fling the brown bean bags into various buckets for various points. Kinda like dog poo skee ball.
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Tuesday night – before the vendor fair – I met up with my friends Mary and Autumn for some free Brad Paisley and Sugarland action in Bud Walton Arena. SO fun. Sugarland opened and was amazing. They were truly studio-quality — which is hard to come by with live music. That girl can SANG. The only weird part of the concert was when she had an abrupt and confusing costume change with the addition of a red sequin stocking cap thing. She was dressed all hippie chickie cute with her long tunic and slept-in hair — then all the sudden BAM. Red sequins. It was so distracting. And I wish I had a picture of it. But they were wonderful. And Brad Paisley is just adorable. And the man can play. The. Guitar. Wow. Gotta love a free concert! 
It worked out well that there were two nights of concerts — one I wanted to attend, and one that Jeff wanted to attend — because this year, with Colt, we had to switch-off. So Wednesday night Jeff went with some friends to see Foreigner. I honestly don't think I could name a Foreigner song if my life depended on it. But Jeff said they were awesome. Good choice, Walmart.
Also of note, there were several non-singing celebrities in town for the event. AT&T brought in Darren McFadden and Nastia Liukin, and though I didn't see him, I heard tell that Chad from the Alltel commercials was lurking around. Is he a celebrity?
Here I am with Nastia – who has the special honor of being the first celebrity I am following on Twitter. Slippery slope, my friends.
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3 thoughts on “The Walmart Experience

  1. By the way Chad from Alltel is a huge celebrity. When Alltel was getting purchased by Verizon people were waaaaay more concerned about his career than their own.

    It made me vomit a little in my mouth.

  2. Way fun!

  3. You got to meet Nastia – I am sooooooo jealous!

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