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This weekend don’t forget to “Spring Your Clocks Ahead 1 hour.” I like this time of year, my own inner clock works well with these times! “Spring Forward” at 2am on Sunday Morning-and don’t complain when the bars close “early.”

Well the snow has passed on (hopefully) and we have warmer temps and rain. Maybe our Spring Fevers will be break? Regardless…it is nice to see Grass outside. Did anyone else remember Grass is Green?

GOALS:
This week as I was watching “The Fat Kids” (Biggest Loser) I realised the importance of goals. I like to watch that show cause they inspire me. Those people have made a life changing commitment. The work they put forth in their exercise and commitment is far greater than mine. With the size they are, and the lifestyle they have lived…they most work harder than most of us will be able to do! I respect and admire them and their commitment to hard work and bettering their lives!

I too have goals. I want to be in the best “health” possible. This no longer means I must be the strongest, and never been the fastest, but I want to be the best I can be. This is not only true in a physical sense but also in other areas of life.

I want to be a success, but success can measured on many levels. I want to achieve the highest I can with handwork and without compromising my own beliefs, and morals.

I stated in a quote last week, the measure of success is not in the size of wealth, achievement, or worth…it is in the measure of a man. I am not tall, but hope to be HUGE someday!
My goals will be fulfilled if I can make a living and just make one person smile and forget their problems…at least for a minute that I was around.

Right now my family is my parents back home…my extended family in Florida, many friends I consider family, and my dog. While all these are important, I do miss out on some things. I had a great experience on Tuesday Night while I was grabbing some dinner.

The following is not one of my my normal blog posts-actually out of character for me. On Tuesday I was at Subway getting my “Fat Kid” dinner (Biggest Loser Meal), and I noticed a young dad. He looked just worn out and “ragged” maybe from long day at work, or maybe life-JUST TIRED! But he was with his daughter and they were laughing and havin fun. Was just kinda cool to witness a young dude-being a Dad, and enjoying it. When I worked for Children Services most of the time I never saw this kind of interaction, and always saw the worst. It made my day to see this scene-one which I personally only see in Country Music Videos. Maybe…I can even be that dad someday (but not the young part LOL).

Hope y’all have a great week and I want to see ya this weekend at Fado, or Frog Bear Wild Boar Bar!

Next week a History Lesson on The day of The “Homeland”-Slainte!!!

PLEASE HELP:
Please help us make Stefanie Spielman’s dream a reality! She wrote a children’s book to help them understand cancer, but lost her battle before it could be published. Please vote for this “Good Idea”…pepsi is awarding grant money to the best idea.
Before Stefanie Spielman, wife of NFL great Chris Spielmen, lost her 10 year battle with breast cancer, she authored a book entitled “Breast Cancer Boo Boo”. The book chronicles the experience of a mother’s breast cancer through the eyes of her children and is intended to help children better understand and deal with the effects of cancer.

Stefanie’s dream was to see this book published and distributed to children who had a loved one fighting this terrible disease. Unfortunately, Stefanie lost her battle before she could see the book published and distributed, however, Chris and many of Stefanie’s friends committed to publish this worthy book through their cancer caregivers association called Strong Hearts —- a tribute to the strong bond that Chris and Stefanie maintained throughout her battle with breast cancer and his resolve to be her cancer caregiver.
http://www.refresheverything.com/stronghearts

ALSO This weekend is ‘Miracles and Magic” this is an event hosted by my buddy Jon Petz and all proceeds go to “A Kid Again.” AKA Ohio’s premiere variety show returns in 2010 with an amazing lineup of national and international award winning illusionists and magical-comedy entertainers all gathering in Columbus, Ohio for this spectacular event. All proceeds benefit A Kid Again, a nonprofit that strives to enrich the lives of children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

This is an entertaining event full of magic, comedy, and wonder! Even if you can’t go, please consider a $25.00 donation to send a child to this event. Opening Night is Friday with Matinee shows at The Vern Riffe Center.

http://www.miraclesandmagic.com/

OSCARS:
I am not a fan of over the top movies and did not like ‘Avatar’ at all-especially the “buzz” on it. ‘Hurt Locker’ was one of the best movies I saw last year, I did not leave it feeling good, however, it told the story of some of the biggest billy bad a**es in OUR MILITARY! I suggest everyone watch OSCAR WINNER, ‘THE HURT LOCKER!’ I also was floored by the movie “The Blind Side’ yea it is a lil sensationalized for Disney Purposes, BUT AN AMAZING STORY!
The full list of the 2010 Oscar winners from Oscar.com
Best Picture The Hurt Locker
Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro
Actor in a Leading Role Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
Actor in a Supporting Role Christoph Waltz
Inglourious Basterds
Actress in a Leading Role Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
Actress in a Supporting Role Mo’Nique
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Animated Feature Film Up
Pete Docter
Art Direction Avatar
Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (Art Direction); Kim Sinclair (Set Decoration)
Cinematography Avatar
Mauro Fiore
Costume Design The Young Victoria
Sandy Powell
Directing The Hurt Locker
Kathryn Bigelow
Documentary Feature The Cove
Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens
Documentary Short Music by Prudence
Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
Editing The Hurt Locker
Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
Foreign Language Film The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)
Argentina
Directed by Juan José Campanella
Makeup Star Trek
Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
Music (Original Score) Up
Michael Giacchino
Music (Original Song) Crazy Heart
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)”
Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett (whenever I see him on concert it is T-BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEE)
Short Film (Animated) Logorama
Nicolas Schmerkin
Short Film (Live Action) The New Tenants
Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson
Sound Editing The Hurt Locker
Paul N.J. Ottosson
Sound Mixing The Hurt Locker
Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
Visual Effects Avatar
Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
Writing (Original Screenplay) The Hurt Locker
Written by Mark Boal

FINANCE:
Pretty Cool Story!

BOOKINGS:
While I am on the road a lot, I have a few open dates and a crew who can meet all of our clients entertainment needs. If you are in need of DJ/MC services, sound production, or event management please contact us at 614-580-3118. Mention this post and receive 10% off your event fees. Also due to working only on word of mouth, I give 15% for any referrals sent my way. That’s right…YOU make money just by letting your friends know we do a good job!

SOCIAL NETWORKING:
I have 2 slots left to handle any business, group, or organization social networking. Social Networking is a FREE Chance to keep in contact with your clients, or donors. Ask me how I have increased revenues and NAME ID for several organizations.

HEALTH:
I would like to point out I have dropped 20 pounds since February 20th. I am weighing in at just under 175 pounds. My runs are getting longer (and pace is increasing). Recently I ran an equivalent of a half marathon. The good thing for me, I am leaning out and have not lost much of my size, and NONE OF MY STRENGTH! While I am being conscious of what I eat, I basically eat whatever I want. MY SECRET? Products from Visalus! To learn more on how you can get your weight under control, lose weight, and JUST BE HEALTHIER, plus have the chance to make an extra income…www.sexton.bodybyvi.com Or http://www.sexton.visalusgiving.com

POLITICS:
HECK I EVEN GOT MY GUYS ON THE BALLOT-GEESH!!! MORONS!!!

Five candidates fail to qualify for statewide primary ballot
Three were in race for U.S. Senate, two for attorney general
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner disqualified five candidates from the statewide ballot today, including two of her Democratic opponents for the U.S. Senate, because they failed to file enough valid signatures of registered voters.
Brunner’s action left just three contested statewide races on the May 4 primary ballot: Senate, secretary of state and auditor.

Brunner and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher both filed more than the required 1,000 valid signatures, reaffirming their hotly contested Democratic battle for the U.S. Senate.

Two Democrats — Charlena Renee Bradley of Lyndhurst and Traci Johnson of Hilliard — were disqualified from running for Senate. Bradley filed 1,170 signatures, but only 642 were valid, and fewer than half the 1,305 signatures submitted by Johnson were valid.
Also disqualified from the U.S. Senate race was Libertarian Party candidate Steven R. Linnabary of Blacklick, who filed just 135 valid signatures.

Two conservative candidates for Ohio attorney general were disqualified: Steve Christopher, a northwest Ohio lawyer, and Robert M. Owens, a Delaware lawyer running as a Constitution Party candidate.
Christopher, who had sought Tea Party backing in the Republican Party primary against Mike DeWine, filed 638 valid signatures. Owens, who ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in a 2008 special election, filed just 282 valid signatures.

Two Republicans will face off in the GOP primary for secretary of state: state Sen. Jon Husted of Kettering and former Ashtabula County Auditor Sandra O’Brien.
For state auditor, Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost and state Rep. Seth Morgan of Huber Heights will vie for the GOP nomination.

BUSINESS:

“SNAP INTO IT!”-I wonder if Westerville Resident Randy “Macho Man” Savage had anything to do with this?

Slim Jim production moving to Ohio

RALEIGH, N.C. — ConAgra Foods Inc. said today it will close a Slim Jim production facility in North Carolina that was damaged during a deadly explosion last year, cutting hundreds of jobs as most of the production of the snacks moves to Ohio.

The Omaha, Neb.-based food manufacturer said that the Garner site will close in late 2011 and production will transition to a facility in Troy, Ohio. The Ohio site will add 190 employees to its workforce of nearly 400.
“We truly value the commitment that our Garner employees and the entire Garner community have shown over the past several months,” said ConAgra Foods CEO Gary Rodkin in a statement. “This was an incredibly difficult decision, but a decision that allows us to leverage economies of scale in Troy, which is necessary for the good of our business over the long term.”

About 750 people worked at the ConAgra facility in Garner when a June explosion ripped through the building, killing four people and causing parts of the roof to collapse. Contractors had been purging gas lines at the time of the blast, and investigators have since issued nationwide warnings about the practice of clearing pipes indoors.

ConAgra agreed to pay $106,000 for workplace safety violations.
The company has previously announced that it would lay off 300 of its employees in North Carolina. It plans to provide severance and job-retraining benefits, will donate the building and land to spur economic development, and it will provide $3 million to help fund a planned community center and market the existing site.

ConAgra plans to add 74,000 square feet and four production lines to the Troy facility to make it the primary Slim Jim meat snack manufacturer. Production of Slim Jim products began there last year.

HAPPY B-DAY:
Happy 70th birthday to Chuck Norris…of course we know it’s a fact that “Chuck Norris does not age. Every birthday, is just another year added to his existence, which stinks for the bad guys” more at http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com

INSPIRATION:
Arnold: Everyone’s good at something
Governor says adults must inspire kids, sees physical fitness as key to lower health costs
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
All Cody Gatewood wanted to know was how his idol got started.
The 14-year-old student at Hilliard Memorial Middle School went to the Ask Arnold Training Seminar yesterday morning determined to learn what inspired Arnold Schwarzenegger to pick up the barbells and begin a body-building career that has spanned generations of admirers.

The Ask Arnold event, at Veterans Memorial, has become a staple of the annual Arnold Sports Festival, which began Friday and ended yesterday Downtown.
Attendees could ask the California governor about anything, from his physical training to his movie career to his politics.

By leaping to his feet just as Schwarzenegger was wrapping up the question-answer portion of the event, Gatewood snagged the last question of the day: “What made you get into bodybuilding?”
The question, one of only a few that did not include a plea for a photo or an autograph, launched Schwarzenegger into a reminiscence of his teenage years in Austria and how he met bodybuilders who trained at the stadium where he played soccer.
He recalled the dismay his mother expressed when she came into his bedroom one day and saw the pictures of bodybuilders and boxers on display.

Schwarzenegger said she made the village doctor come to the house to look at the photos.
“She said, ‘All Arnold’s friends have girls hanging on their walls. He has naked men hanging on the walls, with oiled bodies. Where did I go wrong?'”

The doctor understood, Schwarzenegger said, and told his mother that young people search for inspiration and need heroes.

The story was one of many he told with the theme of providing role models for young people.

“Our responsibility is to take what we are good at, and everyone is good at something, to take that something and inspire kids, to teach kids to carry on with that,” Schwarzenegger said.

He talked about the increased medical costs associated with childhood obesity and how the fitness fanatics who attend the Arnold weekend can make a difference by volunteering to teach children about healthy living.

“The best way to bring health-care costs down is through prevention, prevention, prevention,” he said. “That’s what the Arnold Classic is all about.”

The talk wasn’t all about working out. The one-time Hollywood star got some of his biggest laughs talking about the movie business.

Sometimes, movies weren’t what he thought they’d be, he said. He brought up Last Action Hero, when the director came to him halfway through shooting to tell him he wanted to change the movie into a film more like Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

“This is not E.T., this is Last Action Hero,” he said. “This is like big battles and fight scenes and all those things from the beginning to the end, bigger than you’ve ever seen. It’s not E.T.”
But even that story had a lesson: “The key is when you make mistakes, you have to know, and see them, correct them and not make them again.”

After yesterday’s seminar, Gatewood said that getting to see and talk to Schwarzenegger made him want to take up bodybuilding. He said he learned that the sport was about life changes, not short-term goals.
His father, George Gatewood, a Whitehall firefighter, said he appreciated what Schwarzenegger had to say about inspiring children and doing things as a family.

“I think one of the things I’m excited about is a father and son work-out team, and us working out together,” he said.

YOU DA MAN:
This kid is awesome!!!
10 year old, Dalton Sherman of Dallas, TX as the keynote speaker at the Dallas Independent School District launch of the new school year. THIS IS A MUST WATCH!!!

MORE:
Soldier tells how he threw back Taliban grenade
LONDON (Reuters) – A soldier serving with the British Army in Afghanistan has told of the moment he threw back a Taliban hand grenade, telling himself: “I’ve really only got one chance to do this.”
Rifleman James McKie from Recce Platoon, 3rd Battalion The Rifles was under fire from three directions on a roof when the grenade hit his platoon commander and landed at his feet.

“My first thought was I hope this doesn’t hurt too much,” the New Zealander said. “That, and I’ve really only got one chance to do this.

“If it fails, either way, doing nothing, I’m going to get the same amount of hurt. So I picked it up and threw it off the roof.”

It exploded in mid-air just seconds later, sending shrapnel flying.

A media statement from The Rifles at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which carried McKie’s account, said his actions helped to save the lives of his commander and one other soldier who were involved in a fire-fight in the Sangin area of Helmand province, where six British soldiers have been killed in the last week. “We were in a high position on a compound roof,” McKie went on. “There was no way you could throw yourself off and not get injured, so I made a decision to pick up the grenade and throw it off the roof.

“I tried to throw it properly, to clear the roof. I didn’t want to do it half-arsed and have them throw it back at us or anything like that.

“I remember thinking that if I didn’t pull this off, it was going to hurt. But at that stage I was pretty much committed.”

McKie sustained fragmentation injuries to his right arm and face as the grenade exploded mid air, close to where he stood.

Fragmentation also hit his Platoon commander Captain Graeme Kerr who received leg injuries and who is recovering at Selly Oak Hospital in Britain.

“In retrospect, people keep telling me how brave I am, which I’m slightly embarrassed about,” said McKie, who previously served in the New Zealand army.

“I’d like to think that anyone in that situation would have done the same or something similar because you can’t just sit there and let yourself or other people get hurt.

“I don’t feel particularly brave. I thought: I have to do this to survive.”

PASSING:
Nope…no one saw this one coming did we?!?!?

Teen Idol Corey Haim Dies at 38
Actor Corey Haim — best known for 80s films including License to Drive and the Lost Boys — has died at the age of 38.

According to police, Haim, who had past substance-abuse problems, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday of an accidental overdose.

He reportedly was found unresponsive at his apartment. He was with his mother at the time of his death.

He was later pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank.

RANTS:
I will not say anything except…SEND RAMBO AND PUT TED NUGENT ON HIS I-POD!!!
Iranian president: 9/11 was ‘big
CNN) — Two days before his official trip to Afghanistan, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a “big lie” intended to pave the way for the invasion of a war-torn nation, according to Iranian state media.

Ahmadinejad, known for his harsh rhetoric toward the West and Israel, said the attack on U.S. soil was a “scenario and a sophisticated intelligence measure,” Iran’s state-run Press TV reported Saturday.
The assault was a “big lie intended to serve as a pretext for fighting terrorism and setting the grounds for sending troops to Afghanistan,” Press TV reported Ahmadinejad as saying.

It’s not the first time Ahmadinejad has denied a historical tragedy. In the past, he has denied the existence of the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of some 6 million Jews during World War II, and suggested Israel should be “wiped off the map.”

“Today,” he said Saturday, “with blessings from the Almighty, the capitalist system, founded by the Zionists, has also reached an end,” Press TV quoted Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad’s comments Saturday came just two days before his visit to Afghanistan to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to the semi-official Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA).
Ahmadinejad has blamed the “problems in its eastern neighbor” on foreign troops there, ILNA reported Sunday.

The one-day trip is the first for both leaders since their re-election, ILNA reported. Ahmadinejad’s re-election last summer prompted thousands to take to the streets of Tehran in protest.

SPORTS:
The ‘Boys of Summer’ are in Spring Training and my Reds are looking good! Now if THEY WOULD JUST TRADE HOMER BAILEY!!!
Chapman impresses in Reds’ 14-5 win over Royals
Scouts behind home plate trained their radar guns on Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman as the left-hander prepared to throw. When the ball smacked the catcher’s mitt, they’d glance back at the gun and find an eye-popping number.

The left-hander hit 100 mph at least three times during his spring training debut Monday, throwing two scoreless innings during the Cincinnati Reds’ 14-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
The most impressive thing was that he did it without even trying.

“I wasn’t trying to throw that hard,” Chapman said through an interpreter, coach Tony Fossas. “It was good to face someone other than my own teammates. I felt better than I did in the last game. I start slow and as the game goes on, I throw harder.”

Chapman was clocked at 100 mph while pitching for Cuba during the World Baseball Classic last spring. The Reds signed him to a six-year, $30.25 million deal in January, and are giving the 22-year-old a chance to make the back of the rotation. He hit one of his teammates in the thigh during an intrasquad scrimmage last week, but was much sharper this time around.

Players from both teams stopped what they were doing to watch when he got ready to throw. He gave up a single by Brayan Pena and walked Brian Anderson before settling down and dominating.

“It sounded like he was throwing real hard. I couldn’t see it,” Royals manager Trey Hillman said, laughing. “He gets it up there. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a longer stride. It looked like he was going to run out of mound.”
Reds manager Dusty Baker liked the way Chapman had better control than during the intrasquad scrimmage. Chapman came from Cuba with a history of control problems.

“It’s just a matter of him finding the plate,” Baker said. “He was close to the plate today even when he was missing. Most of the time when he missed, it was down. That’s a very good sign that he’s getting more and more into the rhythm of things.”

Cincinnati’s Drew Stubbs hit a two-run homer off Kyle Farnsworth, who is trying to make the Royals’ starting rotation. Farnsworth hasn’t started a game in the majors since 2000 with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed five runs in 1 2-3 innings.

“I definitely like the results to be a little better but at the same time, I’m just trying to get a feel for things,” Farnsworth said.

Jonny Gomes added a three-run homer for Cincinnati.

Kansas City’s Brian Bannister gave up one hit over two scoreless innings. Bannister lost his last five decisions in 2009 and was shut down in September because of right shoulder fatigue.

“It’s been a while since I’ve pitched in competition,” Bannister said. “That’s why I tried to keep it simple. I didn’t want to walk anyone or do anything stupid.”

MOVIES:
Happy 10th Anniversary to one of my favorite movies “Boondock Saints”

The Boondock Saints: 10 Year Anniversary
“and they didn’t even need the rope”
They say the best form of viral is word of mouth. Long before money was spent on creating campaigns and websites, the best way to get people to know about your movie was to make a movie that people wanted to know about. A film that people wanted to talk about. A film that people WANTED to tell their friends about. A film that earned the title of a cult classic.

10 years ago, a film did just that: The Boondock Saints.

Troy Duffy’s film, about two brothers who need to clean up the streets of Boston in such a righteous way that it’s far from frowned upon, did just that. A film praised (no pun intended) for its action, its comedy, its writing, and its sheer visual greatness, cleaned up the town known as “old viral” and became a film that many know and love. The sequel, where you can read my review here, continues the story in a way that all fans wanted.

Just like the word of mouth that made the first film what it was, and helped the second film make it from limited to nationwide viewing, the Saints are looking to get you to talk the talk and get some more word of their spiritual journey out in celebration of a milestone event.

Eventful, the same site that helped spread the word for Paranormal Activity, is being used to spread the “gospel” of the MacManus’ brothers in an effort to bring the original film back to the big screen for its ten year anniversary. Those of you unfamiliar with Eventful, it’s simple. Give them the zip code you are in, that counts as a demand/request, and then, the word of mouth kicks in when you tell your friends. It’s simple.

So there you have it. If you want to see a great film, then see The Boondock Saints. If you want to see a great film on the big screen, then get your rope, because you never know when you’ll need it, and click the link below and start demanding!
“And Shepherds we shall be
For thee, my Lord, for thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand… See More
Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti.”

http://www.boondocksaints.com/

MUSIC:
Chelsea Field Wraps Up First Country Radio Seminar Experience, Announces Debut
Moxy Records recording artist Chelsea Field has wrapped up her first Country Radio Seminar and will release her debut single, “Things I Should’ve Said,” in the coming weeks to Country radio.

Field attended CRS 2010 in Nashville last week (Feb. 24-26), where she spent several days doing interviews, networking and preparing for the release of her first single, “Things I Should’ve Said.” She also helped to close out this year’s CRS with a performance at Digital Rodeo’s “Guilty Pleasures” show on Friday night alongside acts like Emily West, Love & Theft, Mark Wills, Steve Azar, Julie Roberts, Buddy Jewell, Mallary Hope, Bomshel and Laura Bell Bundy.

“The whole CRS experience for me was just amazing,” says Field. “There is so much you can learn about the Country radio business at CRS, and the timing of it couldn’t have been better for me, personally. We got feedback from so many people at the seminar, and I know it’s going to help us when we release ‘Things I Should’ve Said’ in the coming weeks.”

Award-winning songwriter and producer Trey Bruce (Trace Adkins, Chris Ledoux, Rebecca Lynn Howard) produced Field’s debut album and single. In February, Field became the first artist to sign with new Nashville-based independent label, Moxy Records.

A video is currently being planned for “Things I Should’ve Said.” Field’s debut album is scheduled for release in summer 2010.

For more information about Chelsea Field, visit http://www.ChelseaFieldOfficial.com.

QUOTES:
“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” — Nancy Pelosi, March 9. in her remarks at the 2010 Legislative Conference for National Association of Counties discussing the health care bill.

“if u keep judgin ur self by ur looks & accomplishments u will die 1 unhappy son of a …”

“Confidence is a stain you can’t wipe away .”

‘Limitless is weak. Learn to focus yourself with limits, and you’ll increase your strength.’

“A true friend is someone who sees the pain in ur eyes while everyone else believes the SMILE on ur face” (Tyrese Gibson)

“Dont EVER EVER EVER think its ok to do nothing, becuz u can only do a little” (foolish)

“Let us not adore the ones who ignore us and ignore the ones who adores us”

TO DO THIS WEEKEND:

FRIDAY:
T-100’s “Tiffany”‘s drool sponge, John Mayer, plays Nationwide Arena with special guest Michael Franti. For more info http://www.ticketmaster.com

-I play the official Pre-Party at Frog Bear Wild Boar Bar before hand. Lot’s of John Mayer Music, cold beverages, and hot food-great way to kick off your weekend. I will probably go to the show and would have taken Tiffany…if she would have asked!

Willie Phoenix brings his blend of Blues and Rock to Captain Jacks

CAPA presents Simply Sinatra at The Southern Theatre. Ol’ Blue Eyes is one of my idols and Steve Lippia does a perfect rendition. For more info http://www.capa.com

SATURDAY:
The Premier St Patrick’s Tent Party in Columbus begins at Fado (Easton Town Center)!
Day long festival outside in Fado’s large, heated tent TO KEEP YA DRY FROM RAIN! Save and buy tickets online at http://www.FadoIrishPub.com/Columbus. Arrive before 5pm and beat the $10 cover charge.
It’s a full day kicking off with our St Baldrick’s Charity Event from 1pm-4pm. Shave your head and help find a cure for childhood cancer. Come down and show your support for a great cause-You can help out a GREAT Cause and look like out DJ on Stage MATT SEXTON!

A big day out at Fadó wouldn’t be complete without a lot of great live music. DJ Matt Sexton kicks off the stage with Live music beginning at 3:30pm; and the main stage offers something for everyone with the likes of Blood, Sweat, and Beers, traditional Irish Dancers, and Get in the Van.
You’ll wrap up your outdoor festival experience with The Menus headlining.

Krynos, rocks out at Captain Jack’s

SUNDAY:
They Might Be Giants play The Capitol Theatre. For more info http://www.capa.com

FUNNIES:
ALL WEEKEND:
SNL Alum, Jim Breuer, plays The Funny Bone at Easton Town Center

MORE TO DO:
SATURDAY:
Winter Safari Tours at The Wilds. Reservations needed http://www.thewilds.org

IN THEATERS:
Matt Damon stars in the action thriller ‘Green Zone,’ rated “R.” If you don’t mind same story lines, and liked “The Bourne” series, this is a flick for you.

WARNING CHICK FLICK OF THE WEEK, ‘Remember Me,’ starring “that guy from Twilight, Robert Pattinson,” rated “PG-13.” Don’t ask me about it…I refused to see it (Keeping my Man Card!)

GREAT DATE MOVIE ‘She’s Out of My League,’ rated “R.” Geek scores hot girl and…it is believable!!! Fun laid back romantic comedy.

DVD:
A movie I related to too much, Oscar nominated, ‘Up In The Air,’ staring George Clooney, and rated “R.”
A movie for the kids but parents will love, ‘Old Dogs,’ rated “PG,” and staring Robin Williams, and John Travolta.

MY PICK OF THE WEEK, and one of my favorites, ‘Boondock Saints II. All Saints Day,’rated “R.” This follow up is not as good as the original (which is celebrating it’s 10 year Anniversary this week), but still good, and has all the action and “campy material” that made the original a success. New faces and of course some of the original cast. Good flick to have on your shelves.

NEW MUSIC:
Gary Allan is finally moving on in his life with ‘Get Off on the Pain’
Alternative pop/rap/funk rockers Gorillaz (members of Blur, and De La Soul-as cartoon characters, release ‘Plastic Beach’

NEXT WEEK AT FADO:
Monday, March 15
Special St Patrick’s Day Pub Quiz. Quiz starts at 8pm, but why not get here for 6pm and show some love for our special guest bartenders from the Shamrock Club and Daughters of Erin.

Tuesday, March 16
What better way to warm up for the session of the year than hours of great Live Music and entertainment.
Matt Sexton starts the Pre-Green Party at 5:30pm, with The Drowsy Lads will kick things off at 6:00 PM, followed by The Milennium School’s own Irish Dancers at 7:00 PM. We’ll end our night with The Ladies of Longford headlining at 9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 17 – St Patrick’s Day in Columbus – Session On.
Save and buy tickets online at http://www.FadoIrishPub.com/Columbus.
*$5 cover includes free breakfast until 10:00 AM
*$5 cover from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; $10 cover from 4:00 PM-midnight.

Doors open at 7AM for Kegs and Eggs. A St Patrick’s Day tradition at Fadó , not to be missed! DJ Matt Sexton will be spinning the hits all day.
Live Music kicks off at 9am with Blood, Sweat, and Beers, Homeland at 1:00 PM, Katie’s Irish Dancers at 3:00 PM, Mother Trucker Duo at 3:30 PM, Soul Kitch’n at 5.30 PM, The Websters at 7:30pm and Swagg will headline your 2010 St Paddy’s party at 9:30 PM .

Of course, no St Patrick’s Day would be complete without the proper Irish food and Irish drink. Fado Irish Pub features the best Guinness in Columbus, other great Irish beers like Harp, Smithwicks and Kilkenny, proper Irish coffees, Baileys Irish cream, and of course a wide selection of Irish whiskeys.

Looking for Irish food? Just because there isn’t an Irish restaurant on every block doesn’t mean we don’t have a fine Irish food tradition. All of our Irish recipes are prepared from scratch: corned beef and cabbage, the traditional Irish boxty and Irish pub favorites like Fish & Chips. We will confidently tell you we have the best Irish food in Columbus.

Safe to say there’s no better St Patrick’s Day pub in Columbus. Additional details will be coming soon, so sign up for our St Patrick’s Day 2010 email here to get the latest!
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