Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First College Football Playoff National Champions

Last night I went out to Brooklyn to watch the game with some fella buckeyes. It was a game watch at one of the girls' apartments and as it turned out, she only got ESPN Deportes, otherwise known as ESPN in Spanish. Alison and I adjusted easily, but we realized the rest of the girls were struggling. We would explain some of the graphics and comments - and we would all chuckle listening to the announcers mention the key players with thick accents.

My brother, of course, made it down to Dallas and into the game to witness history. Lucky guy :)

Even NYC got into the festivities, on my drive home, I was able to see the majestic Empire State Building lit up in Scarlet and Grey.

It's a good day to be a Buckeye. Go Buckeyes!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Motivational Fitness Quotes

Five Years

Nicholas and I recently celebrated our fifth anniversary by buying a real Christmas tree for our apartment. It was the first time in over 5 years that we have been in the US in our own place and could get a tree. It's the little things.

The cutest delivery guy around
Stockings were hung, train assembled, tree decorated. Consider the halls decked. 

Whirlwind Fall

At the end of the summer, I took over a new account and have been working like crazy ever since. I suppose that is not so much news, but not splitting accounts as I had been doing, has been such an improvement and my work satisfaction has increased exponentially.

Starting at the end of August, I did my first red carpet event with Joan Jett, Maria Bello and Olympia Dukakis. Despite small hiccups, it turned out great and we had a huge amount of press show up for the show.

I took a quick detour back to the alma mater for an old client and had the privilege of going on the field with our VIP guests and I may or may not have cried and cheered and loved every second of being on the sidelines for the pre-game activities, the band playing Carmen Ohio and the start of the game.

I then took on the internet meme/sensation turned movie star, Grumpy Cat. We created partnerships with Macy's and Jetblue to promote the holiday movie. So many pieces to this project, and so many hysterical stories about working with the star, but those will be shared in person :)

Now, we are putting the final touches on a new partnership for a new show that premieres in January. Another day of intensity before I get to relax for the New Year holiday.

Finally, I got to meet the boss. He swung by the office a couple of weeks ago to say hello. All in all, a pretty interesting, intense and cool Fall '14.

You can see him on New Year's Eve doing his countdown :) 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fall Trip BOOKED!!

Yahoo! Never have I been so excited about a trip!

Barcelona travel poster - haha a smug matador!
Ok, that is a lie. My first trip abroad I was probably more excited. And my first study abroad, more excited. Our first move abroad. Our second move abroad. Everything in between. Ok ok ok... however, I just SO need some time away and am really looking forward to a trip back "home" to Spain and Switzerland.
Madrid Map, Spain, illustrated map, travel guide madrid, tour guide spain
We will go to Barcelona first for the wedding of a good friend and then hit up Madrid to see the family and new additions!! From there, we head back to the gorgeous land of Switzerland for some long overdue catch up with all our Swiss friends!

new Swiss national motto.  swiss chocolate is the way to go :)

Nicholas and I both have not been to Barcelona in something like 10+ years ago, so we are excited to rediscover the beautiful beach town and see so many friends and family.

Always great to have something to look forward to!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ubers NYC

So, to say that this job is a time-killer is no joke. I work around the clock, majority of my weekends and all I have to show for it, at the moment, are 20 Mini Cooper Countryman wrapped as each team of Barclays Premier League.

This latest project has taken me through the normal C way - accept the impossible mission, quickly learn how to do the unknown, and make lots of friends along the way who are at least half as committed as you to seeing the project through.

I worked with a lot of great people on this, but it was a solo C project. The team was split on other client activity, so I ran with it. And, again, in true C fashion, it came down to the wire with several sleepless nights concerned about insurance and all the little details.

Today, the campaign wrapped and all those adorable Minis are getting out of the their team uniforms and returning to their normal life.

That's a wrap 

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Where do I even begin?

This new life is too much. I want to write about all the interesting things that I am doing, but it turns out that I am doing too many of those things to make time to write. #goodproblem #wouldrathersleep ;)

Long story long, I have been doing more work travel - Chicago, Chicago, Concord/Charlotte, North Carolina for NBC, NBC, and History Channel.

Nicholas is back for good and I cannot remember being this happy. He is on a sabbatical. He cooks, cleans, grocery shops and is an all around amazing SAH husband :) Role reversal and I am loving it!

I missed a great visit from one of my favorite people, Corinne, as I was pulled to Chicago for one of my projects but I did get a great visit in with my family and favorite niece and nephew. Then I had a last minute visit from my bestie Megan this past weekend. Friday, we head to the Poconos to see our friends and have a weekend away, fingers crossed.

Hope to write and share more. Until, follow me on insta @nicki_s_chacon.