I’m a terrible salesperson. I almost wish I could give you some sort of visual that would help explain just how bad of a salesperson I am. I thought about putting together a PowerPoint presentation, but I ran out of time. Also, that just seems like a lot of work to tell you that I’m really bad at something, so it might not be very good for my self-esteem. Let’s just pretend you all totally understand how inept I am at sales.
But here’s the thing…if I like/love something, I’m going to talk about it. In fact, I probably won’t shut up about it. I might even name my children after my most favorite products ever. (JUST KIDDING! I don’t have a kid named M*A*C iPhone Starbucks! Silly…)
(Wait…can I change MY name?)
(Nevermind. Don’t encourage me.)
Every once in a while, you find further proof that a product is just as awesome as you thought it was. And even better? The people that represent or work for said product or company are dreamy and wonderful and especially fantastic and I’m super glad that I got to meet them. Like these people. Right here.
I wasn’t lying when I said I love Tillamook products. You can believe this because I’m pretty much one of the worst liars in the world, but also because I really meant what I said. I didn’t say nice (and slightly ridiculous) things about these fine folks because I felt like I had to. I said them because it just so happens that I would say nice things about them anyway. (Also: YOGURT ADDICTION.)
If you’ll let me, though…I’d really like to say some nice things about those lovely people in the picture. But let me back up first.
This weekend in Menlo Park, Sunset Magazine held their Celebration Weekend. It is a wonderful event, I might add, that highlights some of the awesome products and places and ideas that they include in their magazine with many of the vendors there to answer any questions and yes, probably to sell you on their product a little bit. But first of all, since we know how much I love California, you can blame Sunset for making me want this in my house:
And possibly all of these things, too.
The amazing Tillamook and SodaPop folks invited us down for the day so that we could have a chance to meet up with them face to face and also take part in the festivities.
There really was so much to see and do, but I have to tell you…meeting up with Dyan, Gillian and Katie was one of the best parts of the day. The entire walk to the car, my family talked about how gosh-darn-nice the three of them were. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them. And yes, the shade, yogurts and water made it that much more enjoyable, but mostly all kinds of nice and wonderful people! (And there may have been a moment where we shared cute dog pictures and tried to convince Gillian that she needed one. That probably happened.)
So a very big and giant THANK YOU to Dyan, Gillian and Katie…and also to Tillamook and SodaPop PR. We really had such a nice time and loved getting the chance to meet all of you. And, not gonna lie (because I really can’t) we are really hoping make the trip up to Tillamook and visit soon. Because YOGURT ADDICTION. But also to see where all the cheese/yogurt magic happens. We promise to be on our very, very best behavior. Probably.
And because you knew this was coming, and since Facebook is right down the street, may I leave you with the obligatory Facebook sign thumbs up picture. Because my kids are just that cute.
4 Replies to “Tillamook and Sunset and Some of the Greatest Folks on the Planet”
What a fun (looking) day!!! And yes, your children are all that (and a quart of yogurt too!!)
btw, please don’t change your name to Starbucks or M A C, I worked really hard coming up with a name I thought suited you….. I could fudge a little if you went with iJill, i guess…. the mom
Oh my goodness! Jill, we all stood around the giant vat of Tillamook Yogurt talking about how great YOU GUYS were! Seriously, I think your husband knows the secrets of the universe, and yes I’m now going to get a puppy. Here’s one of the little guys that I have my heart set on: http://www.paintedswissys.com/UpcomingLitters.html (I just found out today that the new litter was just born!).
It was such a pleasure getting to meet you and your family, and yes please come visit! The Factory is always making cheese, so we’ll be ready and waiting! 🙂
All the best,
Gillian (of the Tillamook team)
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