Friday, July 31, 2009

Triathletes in Training!!!

Has anyone heard of the Sports Barn’s Quintana Roo’s Triathlon? Everyone here at Humphreys sure has! In fact three of us (one being the owner, Mr. Rob Johnson) are actually participating in it. It’s a sprint triathlon where each participant first swims 1/4 of a mile, then bikes 8.2 miles, and finishes it off by running 2 miles. Whew!
Although all of us are new to the triathlon process, we are still busting it trying to prepare ourselves to have our times posted online! Our training process has not been easy, and because of our different schedules, training together has proven to be nearly impossible; however, we are all training hard on our own. Hopefully by the race day we will all be sufficiently prepared to at least finish strong—if not win! Regardless, we eagerly look forward to next Sunday August 9th with great anticipation and hope to have you there cheering us on!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Jackson Showcase

Last Tuesday our country recognized and mourned the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Tragic though it was for many, his service was nonetheless watched and appreciated. Amazingly, there were even tickets that were won by way of a lottery in order to determine the people who could attend his service. When the friends, family, and lucky lotto winners arrived, the stage was a spectacular sight to behold. The floral arrangements that lavishly framed the backdrop and front line of it and covered and cascaded over the gold casket collected the attention of even an untrained eye— paying homage though fine display. And this was indeed a fine display.
Many of us here at the flower shop noticed the spectacular display immediately. After the service, some of us thought it may be interesting to estimate the value of the casket piece alone. Well, this task proved to be extremely challenging due the limited point of view from the cameras, and simply from the high number of roses used! However, a rough estimate for the piece of this magnitude, at an adjusted eastern rate, would probably run approximately $1500 in our neighborhood—which would be a steal in California. The average casket piece ordered here runs about $150-300—just a small difference.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gorgeous Graffiti

So have you noticed yet? Our fun new mural on the front of our shop is coming together beautifully! We are all super excited to see the final product when our in house artist completes the masterpiece. Our very own, Alicia Rainwater, has been working diligently to create a gorgeous graffiti gem! She has displayed her amazing artistic abilities at multiple Chattanooga locations--one being just on the other side of our building! This well liked mural has been the recipient of many well deserved compliments, and the initiator to Alicia’s sought after talent. Another one of her stunning murals, displaying her ability to captivate any onlooker, can be seen at the Sugar’s Ribs in St. Elmo. So next time you’re near Sugar’s you should check it out, and make sure you come by Humphreys soon so that you can see the progress of the new one too!