1. The Seattle Times DID manage to scrounge up their only female photographer for the 3:00pm workshop!
1. Even though the Times told me that it wouldn't be possible for workshop attendees to opt out of being photographed, the photographer called me this morning and said that she could probably avoid photographing anyone that does not want to be photographed. Yay!
2. I had TWO pole parties scheduled the day before the workshop. Not ideal considering that this totals 4 hours of teaching and I could end up sore the next day. But one of the pole parties had to reschedule for the following weekend. So now I can spend less time teaching on Saturday and more time preparing for Sunday's workshops!
3. I spoke with a fantastic marketing gal who showed me a wonderful way to present the news of the photographer to the my students that would get them excited and share my enthusiasm. As a result, only one student has written and requested that she not be photographed. I offered her $100 off a pole party booking if she would like to transfer her workshop tuition to another workshop in March where there will be no reporter.
4. I didn't realize the confirmation e-mail only went out to the 7:00pm workshop and not the 3:00pm workshop. On top of that, webmail was having a bad few days and did not send me any of my e-mails that came in on the 7th and 8th...except ONE (the rest showed up 2 days late)! And that one was from a gal letting me know just in time that the confirmation did not go out. So I got it out just in time.
5. The beautiful emailerin has volunteered to help with set up and registration. So everything will run smoothly when the reporter from the Times is there.
I have a feeling that there are many more wonderful and supportive surprises in store for me as I prepare for and do the workshop. It's all very blessed. :)