Friday Fun

TGIF! It was a glorious week here in Boston, complete with a birthday celebration and lots of outdoor running, but I am excited to see the weekend right around the corner.

First up for fun Friday things, I am featured today over on the Dottie Hotties blog! They interviewed me and did a little photo shoot all about my Boston Marathon charity, training, running playlist, the works. These ladies are a lot of fun and love Dorchester as much as I do. Check it out!

And speaking of the Boston Marathon, my Zipcar charity raffle is still going on! If you know anyone who was thinking of joining Zipcar (or already have a membership and want to win $100 driving credit) please have them check out this post. I have 30 vouchers for $50 in driving credit to give away.

And if that’s not enough incentive, Crowdrise, the platform hosting our fundraising sites, is offering a $500 Zappo’s gift card to one lucky donor who pledges $33 before March 26. I am just thinking of all of the sandals I could buy with that!

As always, more info on my ALLY Foundation run can be found here.

Enough about me. . .

There are also a couple of contests I thought you might be interested in. Jacob’s Creek is hosting the Jacob’s Creek True Character Contest. The contest runs through 3/31/12, and entrants have the chance to win $5,000 for a favorite charity

To enter, visit www.facebook.com/jacobscreek, upload a photo of yourself and a brief description of how you show your true character.

To kick off the contest, the kind people at Jacob’s Creek also sent wine samples from their appellation-specific Reserve collection.

Jacob's Creek

{ Jacob’s Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2010 }

With the warm weather, we decided to hang on to the reds that they sent but did sample this 2010 Reserve Chardonnay. I loved on the first day; it was well-structured and offered some nice acidity. The second day I tried it, I caught a little too much oaky-ness for my palate. I’m not sure if it was a change in the wine or what I was in the mood to drink that day, so I would give this one another try. I generally really like Jacob’s Creek wines because they are enjoyable and offer great value.

Since many of you love to cook and also love wine, I thought I would also share The Colors of Campo Viejo Cooking Contest, also happening on Facebook.  This is a short, easy recipe contest, and the prize is a personal chef for the winner and his or her friends. I wouldn’t mind winning that!

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    Great interview! I am SO ready for the weekend!

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  2. Megan’s avatar

    Sounds like a lot of great stuff going on! Happy Friday!

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  3. Daisy’s avatar

    off to check out the dottie hotties (great name)! happy friday.

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  4. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Nice post about you! Have a great weekend!

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