Today I worked a career fair at Otago University. It was probably the best one yet. Lots of foot traffic and interest in the program – so it was worth while. It was a long fair; 10am-2pm and I was happy when 2pm rolled around as I was beat. Ive been to a couple fairs now in a week and a bit, and find myself getting sick of hearing my same old speech person after person.
Amy and I then had to head out to Dunedin airport to catch a flight to Christchurch. The plane we flew in was tiny! Definitely the smallest plane ive ever been in. It actually had propellers ahah. Compared to the bigger planes ive flown in it was loud and a little shakey, but we arrived in one piece after a short 1 hour stint in the air. After collecting all of our luggage we took a taxi to a rental car place, picked up our rental and checked into our hotel.
Tomorrow we do a free coffee promotion Canterbury University campus. This trip is a whirl wind of rental cars, universities, info sessions and hotels.
Woke up tired and a little sore from riding Saturday and Sunday, but it was well worth it. Today’s work activity was a promotion at Otago University in Dunedin. We were giving away American Hot Dogs on campus to push the USA programs. We picked up 300 sausages and buns, ketchup aka tomato sauce to a kiwi and some mustard, napkins and sanitizer. I didn’t have any idea how long it would take to bbq this much food and how fast it would go. Knowing students will eat anything and love free stuff I didn’t figure it would last long. We arrived on campus with our supplies and the bbq had already been dropped off. I tossed on the apron and fired up the bbq. I like to bbq, but have never cooked so much at once. May main goal was not to burn the shit out of the sausages and to avoid poisoning anyone. I had one side of the bbq on full and the other on low, basically cook them on one side and then keep them warm on the other. Amy was on bun duty, cutting them and then tossing the cooked sausages in the bun and then handing them to the students. We ran through all 300 sausages in one hour! I couldn’t believe it. I bbq’d 300 sausages in one freak’n hour. It was absolute madness.
That evening we did an info session at Otago Museum and it went well. I said my bit on Canada and talked to a few interested kiwi’s and that was the day. We grabbed dinner at the Speight’s brewery. It was a nice place and had great food and nice beer. Definitely recommend it if you want a good meal in Dunedin.
Another day down!