tom evans is a member, as i am, of the winnetka northfield rotary club. he marks out his office at the caribou coffee every morning along with three other regulars. he does something related to health benefits and, after he lost his position at northwestern university here in chicago, he took a job at loras college in dubuque. he spent the weekdays in iowa and then drove home for the weekend–but always managed to be in the “office” on saturday and sunday mornings when i came in for coffee.
you know how you ALWAYS know when one of your friends sells avon or amway or is doing a walkathon for irritable bowel syndrome? oddly, i didn’t find out that tom is a reliv representative until very recently. and yet, it is something he’s very passionate about. so there are now three cans of powdered formula that are in my kitchen right now–the “classic”, the “innergize” and the “fiberstore”. i’m to take a little of each, put it in a glass and stir it up with water. tom said i could use vodka instead but didn’t recommend it.
theodore kalagaris (the dude who devised the reliv system) was told by his parents to “be ashamed to die before you score a victory for mankind” and he devoted himself to serving others, mostly through medicine. i wish i were as selfless. and i wish i weren’t so shameless that when tom described the variety of medical woes that could be fixed with reliv i didn’t really focus until he got to weight loss. if i am five pounds lighter at the end of the month–well, let’s just say i’m ready for filming the infomercial!!!
in other news, after the face to facebook concert tomorrow night by mc kato (yes, you’re invited! just email me for details if you don’t remember) i swing out of chicago and begin an arduous journey to . . . warm, sunny florida. nobody said this job was going to be easy!
my father justin is there and my half sister casey is coming down as well. it’s a little unnerving because it will be the first time i have gone to see him since. .. . ever.