Sunday, May 1, 2011

Decisions, decisions...

This Tuesday I am leaving for Anchorage, Alaska for a demo, a conference and to conduct a one day training seminar for individuals who use our equipment in the oil field.

I'm really excited about the trip, but I have no doubt it will have its stressful moments.

On Thursday morning, I will be catching a plane to Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope where I will give a demo of some new equipment to an oil company up there (duh). Since I love planning outfits, I've been trying to decide what I should wear. It has been "strongly suggested" to me by a fellow co-worker that I should dress "tomboy" for the day trip demo. What does that even mean?

He suggested a ball cap, steel toe boots, jeans and a plaid flannel shirt. And he was serious. Should I also get a nice mullet and show up with some tobaccky tucked in my lip? While I realize showing up wearing a satin shirt, pencil skirt and open-toe heels probably would not help me to be taken seriously in oil patch land, I'd like to think I can at least show up as a woman.

These guys don't care whether my boots are brown or black, and they probably really don't care whether I wear a navy blue or winter white soft thermal tee under my cute safari style jacket, but if I show up feeling like I'm trying to be something I'm not, they will definitely see the lack of confidence - and that I can not have.

So what am I anyway? I'm a confident woman, who knows more about this equipment than pretty much anyone on the planet. I know that to be a fact, because I've been involved in the manufacturing of it for the past year, I know how it's processors work, and I'm the one they'll be calling with any problems or questions. That's what I want these fine Alaskan gents to see more than anything.

So, the big question on everyone's mind is, I'm sure, whether or not I will be wearing my trademark pearls? Stay tuned and find amazing adventure is close at hand! Ooooohhhh....


  1. wear the pearls! Wear the pearls!!!!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Enjoy Anchorage!!