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The HMA team received a very special holiday gift this year – five days out of the office to spend time enjoying the season. Lots of things happened since December 21st, main one being the world did not end (oh and Christmas, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Festivus and a New Year.)

While some of us thought our previous post would be our last, and despite our most educated guesses, we are still living, breathing and blogging (and happy for it!). Once we finished the rations in our apocalypse bunkers, we emerged with a new outlook on life, or at least, a few days to do as we pleased – which is apparently included a lot of time in front of the TV. Here’s a taste of how we spent our winter break:

 

Abbie: What I did over winter break… Family time, walks with Viva Fink, spa day, eating in, eating out, shopping, movies, reading, catching up w/friends, naps, and about 12 hours of Law & Order SVU episodes.

Mr. Bailin recovering.

 

 

Alison – While away from my desk, I volunteered as the food and wine columnist at AZ Weekly Magazine while putting the final touches on the Barrett Jackson Drive and Dine In at Sapporo on January 7th and chauffeuring my hubby to two eye surgeries.

 

Katie: Aside from moving and attending the Arizona Cardinals game against the Chicago Bears, my break was spent eating cupcakes, seeing movies (I recommend seeing Django Unchained if you haven’t) and getting some much-needed rest and relaxation!

 

Rachel: My highlights from the break included: Spending time with Aiden, taking Aiden to the Arizona Science Center to see the Dinosaur exhibit, playing more tennis, and watching the new Twilight movie!

 

Scott: I saw a few movies:  Jack Reacher, Django Unchained and Lawless.  It wasn’t really how we selected those movies, but the common theme of that trio is lots of blood, guts and violence.

Sean, David, Stephanie and Sandi Lough at Asia SF in San Francisco.

 

Stephanie: Lots of exciting things happened for me over break – starting with a new addition to my family, Carl! He was adopted on December 24th from the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control East Valley adoption center in PetSmart and is a great younger brother to Little Monster. I also traveled to San Francisco for the first time and officially met our PRGN affiliate David Landis of Landis Communications, Inc. and his husband, Sean Dowdall, who gave me a real taste of what the City by the Bay is all about! Last by not least, I went to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (although contrary to my belief, there was no blue box mac ‘n cheese given away) where ASU defeated Navy 62-28!

 

 

Even if you weren’t fortunate enough to have some time off the past week, share with us something special you did during the holiday season, or your plans for 2013 in the comments below!

Stephanie Lough
Stephanie Lough
A former HMA Public Relations employee.

5 Comments

  1. David Landis says:

    Stephanie – I’m honored to have made the grade to be included in HMA PR’s first blog entry for 2013! And the girls of AsiaSF thank you as well (see photo above!). You and all of HMA’s staffers are welcome to come back and visit San Francisco anytime. Cheers, David

    • Stephanie Lough says:

      And I am honored to be your first re-post on LCI’s Backtalk! Thanks again for being great tour guides. I think all of HMA should go to Asia SF!

  2. Alison Bailin says:

    Brian is going to kill me when he sees the Mr. Bailin thing – HAHAHAHA!!!

  3. Please ask Katie how the game ended up between the Cardinals and Bears. #kthxbye

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