Busy, Busy , Busy

Well there have been several developments in the recent weeks the biggest one is I am a full fledged member of the National Concierge Association.  After several weeks of getting everything and waiting I am a part of a wonderful organization.  I have two years till I can apply for Les Clef D’or, which is a whole new round of challenges.

I have managed to hold a 3.97 GPA sadly I blew the 4.0 with accounting last quarter.  I did manage to squeeze out an A in Finance so my GPA didn’t drop too bad.

I have also been going to more outing and being far more social than I have ever been.  It is part of the job I guess, it is amazing how many people actually remember me from my days at The Mulberry.  Which brings me to what I wanted to blog about.  Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to go to an art opening.  I have been to numerous art openings in my day however this one really was awe inspiring.  The exhibit is currently happening at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah and features works of Winston Churchill.  I love Churchill probably more than Bob Ross (if that is even possible).  I knew Churchill painted matter of fact I wrote a fiction essay about Churchill and painting for a scholarship for school.  This opening was extremely special for many reasons, first it was the final stop through Georgia for this exhibit.  Second it featured as a speaker Winston Churchill’s great-grandson Duncan Sands.   Finally, it featured the painting that saved Western Civilization which is a truly amazing painting.

Standing room only

Standing room only, I arrived 15 minutes after the doors opened.

Mr. Jack Kingston was nice enough to trade my wall space for his seat.  I of course asked for a selfie.

Mr. Jack Kingston was nice enough to trade my wall space for his seat. I of course asked for a selfie.

This is how you get booze during Prohibition in Georgia - get a doctor to write you a script for it.  My favorite was the "keep on hand" note in the upper left hand corner.

This is how you get booze during Prohibition in Georgia – get a doctor to write you a script for it. My favorite was the “keep on hand” note in the upper left hand corner.

This photo I have seen so many times in the history books.  However I never realized how important this  photo really was to the outcome of the war.  If FDR would have said no to this trek across the dessert, the outcome of the war would have been very different.

This photo I have seen so many times in the history books. However I never realized how important this photo really was to the outcome of the war. If FDR would have said no to this trek across the desert, the outcome of the war would have been very different.

Churchill's pallette and pistol

Churchill’s pallette and pistol

His amazing easel

His amazing easel

This is me with the painting Churchill did for FDR.  The scene is the sunset FDR was looking at in the earlier photo.  I purposefully posted this photo because I want everyone to see this exhibit.

This is me with the painting Churchill did for FDR. The scene is the sunset (painted the next evening) of what FDR was looking at in the earlier photo. I purposefully posted this photo because I want everyone to see this exhibit in person.

Selfie with Duncan Sands - yes it is blurry and I don't care.  As you can see he was quite amused by my excitement.

Selfie with Duncan Sands – yes it is blurry and I don’t care. As you can see he was quite amused by my excitement.

So there you have it I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this amazing exhibition.  I am going to far more public events and find I know more and more people at these events.  It actually feels weird not to have anything on my calendar on my days off like this week.  Now to hit the restaurants I haven’t been to, it seems there is one a week.

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