Bossy wants to tell you all about the three days she spent in Atlanta this week, which she will now do at great peril because Bossy broke her shoulder.
It all began when Coke asked Bossy if she’d like to participate in a conference at their headquarters, which makes all kinds of sense since Bossy hates soda.
In fact, when Bossy was asked by Coca Cola what her favorite beverage is, Bossy didn’t hesitate to tell them the truth.
But the next thing Bossy knew, her plane was landing on the Georgia tarmac and Bossy was falling into the arms of a striking chauffeur holding up a sign with Bossy’s name on it!
And then Bossy met the other blogging women she would spend the next 4,320 minutes getting to know:
Basically Bossy and the other women were in Atlanta to exchange ideas with Coca Cola regarding their latest community-based Live Positively initiative, which is another way of saying Sister Mercy they all did the Soul Train dance line.
It turns out Coca Cola’s philanthropy reach is as broad as their inventory of beverages which are not soda. Bossy learned that Coke readily partners with the likes of the World Wildlife Fund and the Rails To Trails campaign — and they have their hands in everything from clean water concerns to scholarships and women in the workplace initiatives.
But that’s not what Bossy wants to talk about. She wants to tell you about the celebrities that work at the Coke headquarters. Like Cameron Diaz:
And Padma Lakshmi:
And Justine Bateman:
Coca Cola doesn’t so much have employees as an enormous extended family of bright inspired people. But before you could say Wow those Coke people know good food in and around Atlanta, it was time for Bossy to fly home. Lucky thing Bossy sat next to Darrell Hammond:
And was across the aisle from Larry David!
Oh, Atlanta and Coca-Cola and those hilarious nineteen fellow bloggers, Bossy will miss you more than you know.
kat saysNovember 11, 2010 at 11:09 am
Ha! I went to school with that Justine Bateman… small world!
RuthWells saysNovember 11, 2010 at 11:13 am
“Bossy Does Georgia” sounds vaguely masterbatory… (can I say that here?!)
Pamela saysNovember 11, 2010 at 11:18 am
just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU FOR THE DISGUSTING PICTURE before i run away to barf.
no, not the bloody finger. the picture of the coke.
just kidding. it was the bloody finger that made me gross.
Ris saysNovember 11, 2010 at 11:25 am
Oooh Bossy, that looks like it hurt! The scraped fingernail, not the awesome trip to Hotlanta.
Alison saysNovember 11, 2010 at 11:30 am
RuthWells beat me to it but when I read the heading, I was all, wait, Bossy does herself?? Truth. Sorry. That’s true too.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysNovember 11, 2010 at 11:45 am
Georgia in Georgia! *groan*
I don’t think that was Justine Bateman. I think it was Julianna Margulies.
WebSavvyMom saysNovember 11, 2010 at 11:52 am
–>RuthWells summed it up for me too.
Would you like soda more if it had some rum in it?
bossy's friend amy saysNovember 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm
you know you are not allowed to use a peeler. nothing good ever comes from you using a peeler – please stick to sharp pointy knives. p.s. totally peed my pants at the larry david look a like…
Judy saysNovember 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm
Bossy…now you have a great thing to post in Facebook! It is very nice to hear that the Coke folks are finding ways to give back to the community. Those initiatives will make a huge difference in the lives of needy individuals. Good on them. And good on you (and those other lovely ladies) for participating.
joeinvegas saysNovember 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm
That was a rather sexist meeting – where are the Daddy bloggers? Why do girls get to have all the fun?
kathleen saysNovember 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm
You really should stay away from peelers. They do not like you. Is your peeler named Christine? So what all was accomplished at this conference? Did you start to like Coke? I don’t drink it much; but, I love it! You look very pretty in the pictures.Esp. since you didn’t have to hold your arm out as far as possible. That’s got to be tiresome after awhile!
Reeb saysNovember 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm
I would like some Coca-Cola wine please.
And … is that you in the last group shot, rockin your boots?
KathyB saysNovember 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Great post, and so sorry about the peeler disaster. This is why I do not own a mandolin, makes me scared to think about it. I have had grater episodes in the past, but not on Bossy injury scale. Jiminy Cricket!
All I have seen of Atlanta is the airport, unfortunately.
Carroll saysNovember 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm
Love how Bossy strategically positioned a beautiful boot in both those shots.
V. sorry about the finger. I did that once when I was a teenager and fainted dead away smack in the middle of the then-bloody salad. Looks like you are following excellent wound-care protocols. Here’s to speedy healing!
The Great Getzby saysNovember 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Gotta say, Coke is the superior soda, but Pepsi is the superior philanthropist; this Coke thing must be in response to the Refresh Project…
foolery saysNovember 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm
I hope you gave Larry David a pat on the head and whispered, “So sorry you got canceled. Wait, you didn’t?”
Deb @ Green V-Neck saysNovember 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm
I NEED that kind of Coke! I could run the world with that!
Cat saysNovember 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm
So how many times did someone say “Welcome to Georgia, Georgia?” Now imagine living your entire 15 years in Georgia named Georgia. What was I thinking when I did that innocent little baby?
Jessie saysNovember 12, 2010 at 9:49 am
I love it when the women from the blogs that I read meet…I also read because I said so – with Dawn Meehan! Glad you had a great time!
Aprell L. King saysNovember 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Hi Ms. Bossy(Twin)! Lol – I feel so honored and famous to be on your site!!!! It was such a pleasure meeting you at the Conference and I wish you the best with everything!!! Had a blast 🙂
Stay in Touch!
L saysNovember 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm
OMG. I have read your blog for ages. I was in Atlanta this week for Social Media Atlanta. Were your events related to that? I would have loved to meet you. Oh well. Have a nice weekend!