I just spent the past week in Delray Beach, a beautiful seaside town about 45 minutes north of Ft. Lauderdale. I was there to learn and network at the AWAI Fast Track to Copywriting Success, aka Bootcamp (because that’s what it feels like after I’ve spent nearly three and a half solid days cramming copywriting information, albeit high-quality info, into my head). I really enjoyed the time spent meeting friends I’ve only connected with online, chatting up highly successful copywriters and just being the the high-voltage atmosphere.
But there was an almost-intruder on the doorstep of this event. The massive hurricane that has now decimated the Northeast, Sandy, brushed by the area I was in, and I thought it would be a full-force one as the workshop went on. But all we got from it was some heavy rain and roaring wind, not much else. One of the attendees I spent a good share of my time with was from the DC area, and she was worried about the weather she’d encounter once she returned home (luckily, it hasn’t).
Good weather finally returned on Friday afternoon and Saturday, so RAS (who flew down Thursday night) and I went to Miami Beach, where we enjoyed warm, breezy weather, saw a few cruise ships pass by, and have a drink at one of those outdoor restaurants along Ocean Drive.
Apparently, they don’t allow you to get small drinks at these places, and they all cost minimum $20.00 per. Let’s just say that on the strength of a fishbowl-sized mojito 2 for 1 “special,” I felt like an extra on the “The Walking Dead.” Now I think I know how being a zombie feels like. I wonder how many people get to feeling that way when they visit here and be as gullible as I was.
Happy Halloween – but send your thoughts and prayers to those suffering from the devastation back East.