Am I a Funny Girl?

Is it possible to have a crush on an auto manufacturer?

– Posted in: Toyota Women

Because if it is, I’m completely crushing on Toyota.

It’s not because of the incredible hotel they put me up in,

The view from my balcony!

or the cool cars they let us drive,

Danyelle (@TheCubicleChick) driving the "classic" Liftback Prius

or the amazing women they surrounded me with, my fellow TWINs:

Leila (@DontSpkWhinese, aka my Snarky B-- Soulmate) and Elena (@CiaoMom, our new 3rd musketeer)

These things didn’t hurt, of course, but really, it’s about the company and what they do and what they stand for, that has me crushing on them so hard.

They asked us, a group of almost 30 women bloggers, for our opinions. On car shopping, car buying, anything we had to say about our cars (and we had a LOT to say!) they were there, listening, taking notes, making us feel like we were actually being *heard*

We learned that Toyota was green before green was cool. They recycle and compost at their factories; reducing their environmental footprints. Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic causes since 1991. (One of my personal faves, the 100 Cars for Good program, was a subject of a post a couple of weeks back… it’s going until August 21… you can vote every day! Go vote now! I’ll wait.)

… Did you vote? Good.

I had an amazing time in LA, getting to talk directly with Toyota, meeting some new bloggy BFFs (Shout out to my dear Elena!), and of course, who can resist the lure of a gorgeous SoCal beach?

It just doesn't matter that I've lived in CA my whole life... I can't resist the pull of the beach!

SEMESTER 2 TWINS | Photo credit: Glennia Campbell

Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota.

2 Comments… add one

The Cubicle Chick June 12, 2012, 10:56 am

I had a fabulous time with you at TWIN Camp. Despite our horrible first lunch date due to an incompetent server. Hope to get the chance to see you again :-)

Kitty Bradshaw June 13, 2012, 9:43 pm

It was great meeting you!!! You were so cool for taking part in our video :)

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