Animal Planet Expo Tour

Greetings everyone.

Happy belated mother’s day to all those who are mothers and to the hope that you had an enjoyable yet relaxing day.

The purpose of this email is to give you all the schedule for the Animal Planet Expo Tour. What is the Animal Planet Expo tour you say? Well I am here to tell you it is a huge extravaganza! If I can quote J. Steven Pulick, “it’s all about the kids.” There will be professional face painters, an mc, free PepsiCo samples, a bounce house for the kids or really immature adults, an inflatable alligator that kids race through, a theater with a film & an animal exhibit, a bug house, games & all sorts of giveaways. You can also bring your dog or cat and get a free pet tag! Sounds pretty terrific I know. It will be colossal, 400 x 400 sqaure foot area, fun & educational because the Animal Planet channel is brought to us by the Discovery Channel & those people are almost asbig in education as the Learning Channel.

Now, May, June & July are set. The weekend of August 5th & 6th we are scheduled to be in Boston but since old beantown was a late addition, the exact location has not been finalized. We are scheduled for Hartford, CT the following weekend but we don’t have a venue as of yet. For all those familar with event marketing, this means that these markets still have time to fall through & be replaced with another city.

You can call me at 860 810 6890 or send me an email if you have any questions. Once the Boston, Hartford & Baltimore locations get finalized, or changed, I will forward the information.

This schedule also ensures that I will miss the Fourth again, 3rd time since 2002, and most likely the Riverfest, although there is a slight possibility that I may be able to show up on the Monday or Tuesday afterwards to hang out if there are any hardcore people still hanging around. Sorry, but you all should be getting used to this by now.

To Miss Jennifer, I will miss your last show but I will day this, you can’t do a a few shows while you’re 8 or 9 months pregnant? Thanks.

To my friends at ignition, inc., who have Coca-Cola as a client, I am in charge of the PepsiCo tent but will not be partaking in any of their samples because my attorney reminded me that I swore a blood oath to Coca-Cola over 4 years ago, has it been that long?, and the statute of limitations on that is still alive.

Hope all is well with everyone and maybe I’ll get to see some of you when we hit or come near your town! Take care!


What I’ve been up to

Good afternoon everybody & how are you today!

I know it’s been awhile since I last contacted you with anything worth while. This email is no exception. I just recently finished up some work for Bacardi and I wanted to share with you what I have been doing for these people. The 1st photo shows the RV I was driving around. The next 2 photos are of me & some “Bacardi Girls.” These ladies take their jobs very seriously and are consumate professionals, despite what the outfits may say. I have a few more but I don’t want to overload the memory on anyone’s mailbox. I leave Sunday on the animal Planet Expo tour and I will forward a schedule whenever I get it. Take care everyone!


Chris Bence

P.S. As usual I encourage any feedback, jokes or you just want to make fun of me please do.. If it’s really funny feel free to let everyone else in on the joke.

You can view photos here.

Nail in the Fence

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that He was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.

It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there. ” A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.

They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.”

National Friendship Week

Parkinson’s Unity Walk Saturday, April 29

Come and join thousands in Manhattan’s beautiful Central Park on Saturday, April 29, 2006 (rain or shine) for an event-filled day at the 12th Parkinson’s Unity Walk.

Where 100% of all donations goes directly to research.

The Parkinson’s Unity Walk is the largest grassroots fundraiser for Parkinson’s research in the community. Since 1994, families, friends, caregivers, and major Parkinson’s foundations have gathered once a year to unify the common goal of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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The V Monologues Wrap Up

I have to tell you that the Vagina Monologues was a huge success! We played to a full house on Thursday and an overflowing house on Friday – they were sitting in the aisles and on the floor near the stage. I never expected that many people to show up. We really did a good job ‘hitting the beat’ with out lines and monologues. I can’t believe it came together so well in just 4 rehearsals.

I will do it again if I make the cut. It truly was an amazing emotional experience!

I want to thank all those who came to see the show and I hope everyone will plan to see this if they haven’t already.

Hugs to you all!

Kathleen Bence