DO IT FOR THE VINE | Pilgrims, Rabid Dogs, and The North Pole

By: Leah Ritsema

So … remember how I told you that Jon and Leslie might have Brooke and I collaborate on some social media stuff soon? Well it’s happening. It is happening in the form of “This Day in History” Vines. So far I have already plundered into the deep unknown in a submarine to the North Pole, as well as embraced my inner rabid dog. I did it for the Vine, okay? 

I can tell you are already questioning my professionalism and wondering why I am getting paid to mess around on Vine all day. Believe me, so am I. I assure you though, these Vines are 100% necessary. 

Brooke and I will be attempting to make 24 total Vines … two for each month of the year – all for your viewing pleasure. I really hope that they are appreciated. And, because I know you are absolutely dying to see what is in store for you, here is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a few blooper pictures. 

Getting ready to set sail...creating our ship!

Getting ready to set sail...creating our ship!

Brooke and I have been killing the brainstorming game. Jon was out of the office on Monday and Tuesday at a conference so naturally we decided to poke around his desk a bit to see what random things he had that could serve as potential props. Jon also sent us a little inspiration for an upcoming Vine about the Mayflower, which was just too rich not to share with the world. 

"Bookahontus" ft. young Jon

"Bookahontus" ft. young Jon

It hasn’t been all goofing off; we have been doing SOME work things. On Monday, Justin, Brooke, and I were given the “marketing opportunity” of packaging a ton of Pinwheel startup packages to send out to schools. This involved making the box and stuffing it with brochures, a plastic display for the brochures, five posters, and a letter. Finally, we taped them up and weighed them all. Truthfully, it wasn’t too bad. The three of us laughed as we compared our situation to the episode of Parks and Recreation when Jerry, an office employee that is terrible at everything, excels at stuffing thousands of envelopes ... only to find out later that he does them all wrong and has to redo them. Luckily, we were able to get the packages right the first time and avoided the task of having to redo them.

Getting our workouts in for the day...lifting and weighing all of the boxes!

Getting our workouts in for the day...lifting and weighing all of the boxes!

Today, Brooke and I are going to be Vine-ing like crazy so stay tuned for more on that!

Stay classy School Datebooks.