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GREETINGS from the home office in Dublin Ohio, and just back from Long Beach and Anaheim in route to Philadelphia and South Jersey this weekend. Last weekend was a rough one and my computer crashed leaving me with almost no communication.

 
This means I am doing it like it was 1999. Not as in partying like it was “1999” as Price said, but working on a computer that was made in 1999. I think this unit may have even been made when the Zack Morris/Miami Vice cell phones were made. You know how they say some current technology is 4 times faster? Well a project that usually takes me an hour has taken me over 4 ½ hours this week!!! AND no pixx this week. But I am thankful that I have a unit to work on.
 
Being on the road, on own, in airports, and hotels you learn a lot. What did the last trip teach me? His & Her Shower heads can be great. But can also suck when alone, and so short you almost drown when taking a shower!!!
 

While in Long Beach no sightings of members of Everclear, Sublime, not even Snoop Dog. But I did hang with Mad Mike (from MTV’s Pimp My Ride) and met B-Real from Cypress Hill (he is a COOL DUDE!).

 
Maybe while in South Jersey this weekend I will run into the kids from Jersey Shore? To anticipate, I am going to go spray tan, gel up the hair, get some new T-shirts to wear before the T-shirt, and call some cabs. That is what they do that makes them famous right? I don’t watch that crap!
 
Getting to travel allows for a lot of chance meetings with folks (some celebrities), and a lot of stories that not only make my life fun, but also allow for some interesting bar stories leading to my goal of one day being the old guy on a porch swing or by a campfire spinnin’ stories like those old farts I was mesmerized by as a kid. But in my case I wanna do so on that “Blue Rockin Chair”
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3-_omoYPsI
 
Many of my stories are like that of the fictional Forrest Gump. The stories I experience are so out there…they HAVE to be true, even I cannot make this crap up.
 
But I have found that no matter how cool I try to act on stage I am still much like Forrest himself. I work hard to find success-but not real bright. I also find myself being very naive at times and overly trusting, many times this gets me into trouble…or even hurt.
 
I have found that even on my most pessimistic days I am way too trusting and ASSume that everyone is honest, and a good person. IT IS VERY SAD but this is not always the case.
 
Even though I work on continuing to see the good in others, and offering the same second chances I have been given by many…it is hard to continue to be open when many doors slam shut. For me being open on stage, in writing, and even with chatting with someone about their own issues is easy. BUT opening up to myself, and in conversations with others is difficult. These are my own issues, and I am working on them. One reason may be due to some major hurt I have experienced, that in my quest to find “my one thing,” I have opened the scars and relived the pain triggered by simple “everyday events.”
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k1uOqRb0HU
 
Even recently I gave an old friend another chance, only to have her do exactly what she had done in the past. Even after I was apologized to, the same experiences and actions took place. I was told the person was in a bad place when we knew each other in past. Well I guess times change but not ALL people (and yes this includes me and my naivety also!)
 
But it is kinda funny, I had another person who is thousands of miles away tell me that I am not the person she knew “back then.” In contradiction to the example above, this was a compliment. Only problem is to get to that compliment…has been a LOT of pain and hard work-only to TRY and be the person I have always THOUGHT I was.
 
So every step in life no matter how positive, can also lead to two steps back. Those footsteps lead to a journey we will never know where the big X on the map is. The goal is just to continue to move forward…no matter how long it takes and no matter how short the stride!
 
But even after all the above…these are not negative thoughts, it is optimistic facts. Facts that there are negatives in life, optimism that today’s trials, lead us to score high on tomorrow’s test.
 
It could be very easy to play victim and say “Oh woe is me,” “I can’t take it” or even “I give up” these statements act as walls or barriers that while we think are protecting us, only limit us from the pain, and situations THAT ARE NEEDED TO GROW AND BE HAPPY!
 
“Barriers like most things in life are self inflicted. Therefore can be self conquered”
 
We all have barriers no matter if self induced, or life has helped build the walls for “protection,” or even fear of the unknown can be a barrier.

 

I was in the gym last week and the area I was in overlooked the pool. There was a class going on and the kids in pool learning to swim. They had some fear in their eyes but the instructors were there offering assurance and in turn the kids were laughing and having fun in the wake (get it pool? Wake?) of fear, kinda like we adults can get from a scary movie, a rollercoaster, high speeds or whatever else scares us.

 

Watching those kids reminded me of growing up in my own pool as a kid, and reminded me how SHOULD be living my life.

 

When I was little I wanted a pool…so my Grandparents bought me a pool. There were talks of me going to swim class, and there were a few times I can remember using those “floaty” things to swim. But one day (not being able to swim) my dumb, fat a** just jumped in with no one in the pool. My Grandmother said she “da*n near sh*t her draws” (this would be funny if you knew her). But I came up swimming like a dog. You know you throw a dog into water to make it swim? That was me. My first know memory of trial by fire, er…in this case water.
 

But that is just me, and how I live my life now. YES I have some walls but for the most part I jump just having faith in myself that I will come up if not swimming, at least doggy paddling. (and yea there is always the chance I will swim like a 50pd anvil-that would not be good). But I do it anyway!!!

 
I’m so optimistic I’d go after Moby Dick in a row boat and take the tartar sauce with me. Zig Ziglar
 
The one area I have not done this is in relationships. I don’t JUST mean in the romantic smoochie smoochie kinda way, I mean friendships also. I am very standoffish at times. Maybe cause of the fear of being hurt, maybe for as being forced to open up, or whatever. But as I look for my “one thing” I am trying to find a love for all folks no matter if it is in a relationship and there is possibility of being hurt, a failed relationship that I accept my responsibility of why it didn’t work, or even friendships with people who I know have alternative business or personal reasons for giving me the time of day. I WILL CONTINUE to dive in the water and see what happens. I will continue to attempt to love everyone no matter how hard or no matter how much certain sons a b*tches don’t deserve. No matter how hard I try, or hide it, I guess I just try and care about everyone.
 
As cheesy as it is:
“Some people care too much, I think it’s called love” ~ Winnie the Pooh

There have been a  few things I have notices lately. From the young newly married couple in church to the old folks on the beach in Naples Florida (which BTW PLEASE refrain from wearing Speedos at ANY age-Don’t worry NO pictures attached). Anyway…all of these couple that I noticed, were HAPPY. They had a look in there eye, and a presence about them. I am not only talking about romantic relationships, what I am saying is, we should all have a presence about ourselves, and obtain this by just caring about other people.

 

1 John 4:10-11

10 In this love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

 
As naive as the above may seem, it is true. It may be seem a carefree way to live and act, but I think it is NEEDED, and at time hard work.
 
The way I seem to live and WORK, some think my life is carefree, and I have the perfect life traveling and well…whatever. Some say I am “Successful.”
 
Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.
 
Yes I seem to do whatever I want whenever I want, but what many don’t see is the hard work I do during off times to make sure my life is FUN, and eliminate as much stress as possible. To make my life easy…IT IS HARD WORK! But my life is not all that it seems. You see true success you share with someone. Doing what you want with WHOM you want. I may have a good life, but I have not found my “one thing.” I guess I miss my “success” due to my own actions that I WORK hard to make right.  This kinda sums me up right now:
 
I hide my tears when I say your name,
But the pain in my heart is still the same,
Though I smile and seem carefree,
There is no one who misses you more than me.

 

What does all the above add up to?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApZ1aD8nYEk

 
Don’t change for someone else, change because it makes you a better person.
 
Choosing your life circumstances heralds the life you envision. It also affirms that you do have freedom of choice. With that entitlement, you can discern which choices you welcome into your life experience and which ones you cancel out. Choosing proclaims your personal power.
~Gail McMeekin (and yes I “stole” this one)
 
My life is GREAT, I am blessed to have the opportunities I get, however I am not YET successful. I WILL make sure I WORK HARD daily to find my own success! AND IT WILL COME!!!
 
And no matter how good or bad your week is…on Saturday Morning while you are complaining about the weather and high winds, it could be worse. YOU COULD BE ME TRYING TO FLY OUT IN IT!!! I leave for South Philly on Saturday Morning!
 
Have a great weekend, I will have a Geno’s Cheese Steak for y’all!!!

 

 
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE WEEK:

Stop trying to do everything alone::  going solo can leave you #SO #LOW-Rev Run

 
“Everybody is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.”
 
Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. ~ Brian Tracy
 
 All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. – Helen Keller
 
“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” ~Jean de La Fontaine
 
The things I fear may all be imaginary, so what I fear most is my imagination
 
Communication can be a powerful process, Hurt is a powerful word…showing thanks for the opportunity to learn both can even more powerful
 
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” -The younger one comes to this understanding, the more fulfilling life will be.”-Rodney Stauber
 
AND THIS ONE: WOW!

…”When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear.”

 

 
SONG(s) FOR THE WEEK:

This song had FLOORED me cause while I do want “more”…over the last year or so as I have been up and down on airplanes, and these trips allowed me to  re-evaluated everything/everyone…and myself. Even the worst times are not that bad, and giving to others is a way in which to find out there is nothing to lose.

I know what you’re thinkin’
We were goin’ down
I could feel us sinkin’
But then I came around

And everyone I’ve loved before
Flashed before my eyes
And nothin’ mattered anymore
I looked into the sky

Well I wanted something better man
I wished for something new
And I wanted something beautiful
I wished for something true
Been lookin’ for a reason man
Something to lose

When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)
When the wheels touch ground (When the wheels touch ground)
And you feel like it’s all over
There’s another round for you
When the wheels come down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONkiLR5Ehys

 

 

And since I will be in South Philly/Jersey this weekend gonna kick it Big Willie Fresh Prince Style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp8YIPV1QT8&feature=fvst 

 

 

…just a great jam, and reminder of some of life’s situations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKNSB2cp46c

 

And Hell…why not? Even better reminder of what we SHOULD do no matter how bad, or mundane our lives are-“Get Priorities Straight!” (not the video, but song speak for itself “maybe hitch ya like a wreckin’ ball)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkCkzRtwkGQ

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Do you need to forgive someone? Is there a situation you can make right with an apology or forgiveness? Today’s challenge is to face the conflict head on and be the bigger person.

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you” – Lewis B. Smedes
 

 

HELP:

“every person who is drawn to ease the pain and suffering of another is an instrument of genuine healing”-Florence Nightingale

 
“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” ~Zig Ziglar
 
Don’t keep your gratitude to yourself! When you feel thankful for certain people in your life, be bold enough to say it our loud or put it in a letter.
 
One of the great tragedies in life is that too often people just don’t know what they mean to each other. You can take one small step toward changing this by sharing your gratitude today with someone who has touched your life. 
 
Who knows this may be just the “help” they need to get through the day…MAYBE, it is the help YOU need?
 
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It’s as easy as sending an email to your alumni, any sporting league’s, school’s, outreach programs, church’s….
 
 
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PLEASE JOIN ME:

Well…My Crew, at Iron Pony Motorcycle Superstore in Westerville THIS SATURDAY 11am-3pm. My buddy, DJ Nohbody (remember kids…Nohbody loves you), along with “Hillbilly” (the guys that says “Just get to the Pony”-an NO he is NOT my brother!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF0gVdURcCA&playnext=1&list=PL24D1E20B4FC32D23
 

The pony will celebrate being voted number 1 in the Nation in Motorcycle parts and accessories. Stop by for a great afternoon full of demo’s, vendors, prizes, and of course DJ Nohbody going Hilljack Rocker style ala ME!

Stop by 5436 Westerville Road on Saturday. 

 

Please “suggest” “like” or become a “fan” of our new “fan page” Matty Sexton on facebook. In addition to letting you know where we play, we also “break” concert news. This week we announced Martin Lawrence at Vet’s memorial, and kept folks up to date on events in Cincy for Opening Day, Houston for Final 4, and other local events. It only takes seconds to “like” http://www.facebook.com/DJMattySexton

 

PLEASE check out the updated website (please let us know what you think?)

http://www.rmsexton.com/ 
 

 

TRAINING: 

Currently I am weighing around 170 not far from my goal weight of 160 (maybe push to 150). And my training sessions are going AWESOME. I am running everyday with little to no pain, and working on beating my personal best on bench. Currently I am reping 310 for 10 sets of 2 (according to my training schedule, this puts me at a max of 620), on top of my normal routines. I am overcoming some soreness in my shoulders and have beaten the pain in my knees through new stretch routines, and I feel great working towards my goals, but these are my goals. LET ME HELP YOU YOU’RE YOUR GOALS!
 

Utilize my FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE of what works and how to achieve your goals. If you are interested in this service, or want to schedule your personalized appointments e-mail sosaudio@yahoo.com.

 

OR MAYBE you are already training, maybe for the Capital City Half Marathon, Half of a Half, or the Commit to be Fit 5k? Or you want to? Join me and some of Columbus Hottest Entertainers as we make this years Capital City Half Marathon one big party…celebrating YOU on May 7th. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHg-9CFFONA

 

 
FUNNY:

LETTERS

Dear Noah,
We could have sworn you said the ark wasn’t leaving till 5.
Sincerely,
Unicorns

Dear Twilight fans,
Please realize that because vampires are dead and have no blood pumping
through them, they can never get an erection.
Enjoy fantasizing about that.
Sincerely,
Logic

Dear Icebergs,
Sorry to hear about the global warming. Karma’s a bitch.
Sincerely,
The Titanic

Dear J.K. Rowling,
Your books are entirely unrealistic.. I mean, a ginger kid with two friends?
Sincerely,
Anonymous

Dear America,
You produced Miley Cyrus. Bieber is your punishment.
Sincerely,
Canada

Dear Yahoo,
I’ve never heard anyone say, “I don’t know, let’s Yahoo! it.” just saying.
Sincerely,
Google

Dear 2010,
So I hear the best rapper is white and the president is black? WTF
happened?!
Sincerely,
1985

Dear Windshield Wipers,
Can’t touch this.
Sincerely,
That Little Triangle

Dear Rose,
There was definitely room on that Door for the both of us.
Sincerely,
Jack
PS, you let go

Dear girls who have been dumped,
There are plenty of fish in the sea. Just kidding! They’re all dead.
Sincerely,
BP

Dear Saturn,
I liked it, so I put a ring on it.
Sincerely,
God

Dear Fox News,
So far, no news about foxes.
Sincerely,
Unimpressed

Dear Michael Jackson,
You really should have became a Catholic Priest. The pay isn’t great, but
the benefits..
Sincerely,
The Pope

Dear jf;ldsfa/kvsmmklnn,
Please lknvfdmv.xvn.
Sincerely,
Stevie Wonder

Dear Nickleback,
That’s enough.
Sincerely,
The World

Dear Skin-Colored Band Aids,
Please make one for every skin color.
Sincerely,
Black people

Dear Scissors,
I feel your pain…no one wants to run with me either.
Sincerely,
Sarah Palin

Dear Mary,
Just admit that you slept with someone else. This is getting out of hand.
Sincerely,
Joseph

Dear Osama Bin Laden,
Marco..
Sincerely,
United States

Dear World of Warcraft,
Thank you for ensuring my son’s virginity.
Sincerely,
Parents Everywhere

Dear Anne Frank,
Two can play this game..
Sincerely,
Waldo

Dear Batman,
What was your power again?
Sincerely,
Superman

Dear Customers,
Yes, we ARE making fun of you in Vietnamese.
Sincerely,
Nail Salon Ladies

Dear Americans,
I’m sorry, did you just insult us? I couldn’t hear you over my health care
benefits.
Sincerely,
Canadians

Dear Global Warming,
You’re the best imaginary friend ever!
Sincerely,
Al Gore

Dear Ugly People,
You’re welcome.
Sincerely,
Alcohol

Dear Mr. Gump
WTF are you talking about? There’s a little diagram on the lid that tells
you EXACTLY what you’re gonna get..
Sincerely,
Jenny

Dear Katy Perry,
I liked the kiss too.
Sincerely,
Justin Beiber

Dear (Japan or Haiti),
Is it too early to ask what’s shakin’?
Sincerely,
Seriously Going To Hell

Dear Martin Luther King Jr.
I have a dream within a dream within a dream within another dream.. What
now?
Sincerely,
Leonardo Di Caprio

Dear World,
Please stop freaking out about 2012. Our calendars ends there because some
Spanish d-bags invaded our country and we got a little busy ok?
Sincerely,
The Mayans

Dear Snooki,
GET BACK TO WORK!
Sincerely,
Willy Wonka

Dear White People,
Don’t you just hate immigrants?
Sincerely,
Native Americans

Dear Twihards,
If he sparkles, he’s probably one of ours
Sincerely,
Gay Men Of America

Dear iPhone,
Please stop spellchecking all of my rude words into nice words. You piece of
shut.
Sincerely,
Every iPhone User

Dear Giant Spider on the Wall,
Please die. Please die. Please die. Please die. CRAP! Where did you go?
Sincerely,
Terrified

Dear Trash,
At least you get picked up.
Sincerely,
The Girls of Jersey Shore

Dear Man,
It’s cute, but can you pick up peanuts with it?
Sincerely,
Elephant

Dear Dr. Phil,
Look man, there’s only room for one fake doctor in this world and I was here
first.
Sincerely,
Dr. Pepper 

 

 
BIRTHDAY(S):

Charlie Hustle, the Man who played the GAME as it was supposed to be played, and THE MAN who should be in The Hall of Fame!!!

‘Charlie Hustle’ turns 70 years old this week.

I am a Pete Rose fan.  I am a Pete Rose supporter.  I undoubtedly believe that Pete Rose belongs in  the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The list of accolades are endless.  His accomplishments are amazing.  He is a record-breaking, hit producing, ball player that ranks with the sport’s all-time greats.

I am proud to say that one of the greatest memories from watching baseball with my dad in my youth was watching Pete Rose collect hit number 4,192 of his career.  That moment on the field, and that memory formed in my living room as a 12-year old kid, lives with me today more than 25 years later.

Thank you for playing the game the way that you did.  Happy Birthday Mr. Rose!!!

Not a great video quality, but a GREAT video (especially at 1:32)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Wiy5DJRJw

 

 
POLITICS:

So the new Obama Campaign is win the Future, that’s right America, “W.T.F.?”

 
Here is the newest campaign video, basically saying he has not done what was promised and it is up to “Us.” Really so “Hope & Change” got nothing done? They admit it, and want another chance?!?!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-VZLvVF1FQ

 

AND NOW TRUMP 2012

I told someone I was supporting Donald Trump for 2012. They said they were Palin Supporters and all Donald was, was a reality TV star. My response? What is Palin doing now a-days?

“Our weak president that kisses everybody’s a** is in more wars than I’ve ever seen…nobody respects us.” ~ Trump

YOU JUST GOTTA LOVE THE DONALD
“Our weak president that kisses everybody’s ass is in more wars than I’ve ever seen…nobody respects us.”

Whether or not you like Donald Trump or think he has a snowball’s chance in hell of actually winning the Republican nomination and going on to remove Barrack Obama from the White House is beside the point; dude says exactly what’s on his mind, and you gotta LOVE IT.

There is a dangerous vacuum in American leadership at a time when the world cannot afford for the U.S. to take a back seat to Europe, NATO, China or anyone else to whom the president chooses to defer. The bad guys are watching and they like what they see; a hesitant America who is more concerned with “world etiquette” than with world leadership when it is sorely needed.

Whether he’s blasting China for “screwing us,” saying Ron Paul is a “nice guy who can’t win,” or telling Bill O’Reilly that America should “take the oil” in Iraq as reimbursement for the cost of the war, Trump is not afraid to speak his mind.

Between the mealy-mouthed Obama and the Congressional double-speakers who continue to play politics as usual, Trump is a no-nonsense, straight-shooting, ballsy breath of  fresh air. He speaks our language and he says the things out loud that we actually think about these clowns. What’s not to like about that?

So why would the billionaire run? “America is becoming the laughing-stock of the world,” the Donald says and he’s sick and tired of it. “The United States has become a whipping post for the rest of the world,” and Trump intends to right the ship.

Obama’s promise of “restoring respect” for America has turned into a pathetic joke; not only has he failed to live up to that pledge, the exact opposite has occurred: America is less respected, and more ominously, less feared as a result of Obama’s vacillation, lack of desire to lead, and proclivity to take a back seat to Europe on the world stage.

While Trump is saying the things we want to hear, and reciting conservative talking points at every opportunity, his chances of securing the nomination lie somewhere between nil and none.

His chances of stirring things up, focusing the conversation on what’s wrong with America, and holding mealy-mouthed, double-speaking politicians to a higher level of accountability are excellent as long as the Donald keeps talking. The Rat suspects that will be for some time, and he loves it.

 

Donald Trump On Iraq Oil: America Should Take It, ‘To The Victor

In the brand new “Mondays with Trump” segment of Fox & Friends, potential Republican candidate for President and consistent headline seeker Donald Trump called in and shared his thoughts on the latest topics in the news. Proving that anything goes in the segment, Trump discussed everything from promoting Celebrity Apprentice in one moment, to his plans for Iraqi oil in the next.

Trump spoke highly about Republicans Paul Ryan and John Boehner and their efforts to get the federal budget under control. Yet on a lighter and more entertaining note, Trump commented on reports that Oprah Winfrey desires having him as a guest for a makeover on one of her last shows. Trump joked, “I’m worried about a sinister plot. The plot is that Oprah supported Obama, maybe she wants to give me a makeover so that I would not have even a minor chance against Obama.”

Also Trump really enjoyed appearing with Bill O’Reilly last week, saying he received “an amazing response from the O’Reilly show, it’s probably the biggest show he’s ever done in the sense of three fairly full nights of me, and he was very happy, as he will tell you his ratings were phenomenal.” Gretchen Carlson couldn’t help but let out a chuckle at Trump’s unabashed promotion. Finally Trump didn’t back down from earlier statements on Iraq, suggesting American soldiers will have died in vain if we leave Iraq and let Iran go and take the oil fields, instead of us as the victors getting the spoils.

 

 
MILITARY:

This is a moving poem written by one of our heroes who served during Vietnam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH2vbYs6ebc

 

 
ENTERTAINMENT:

The single best show on TV, and now it is the Final Season. This show reminds me what was good about High School and the game of Football, as well as all the drama that sucked-but turned out ok.

It also makes me miss working with young adults and watching them grow and mature into productive and responsible adults.

Back to Heartbreak With ‘Friday Night Lights’

As the final season debut of ‘Friday Night Lights’ approaches on Friday, April 15, my joy at the chance to return to Dillon is mixed with sadness and frustration.

I’m pi**ed that almost no one watched this show during its four miraculous seasons and that almost no one will be watching its swan song. Like ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘Arrested Development’ before it, it will become a weird quirk of conversation for the people who watched it. At parties and chance meetings, fans of the show will reminisce about the beauty of it while other people will avoid the freaks talking about fictional, canceled characters as if they were real.

In light of that grim reality, the continued existence of ‘Friday Night Lights’ is a bit of a socialist triumph. Back when the abysmal season one ratings had the show heading towards the dust bin of history, fans sent NBC 100 boxes of footballs to protest. In fact, NBC really gave the show every chance it could. A schedule of reruns on sister networks had worked for ‘The West Wing’ but didn’t help ‘FNL.’ Finally, thanks to a cost-sharing deal with DirecTV that saw them get first-run rights, a show that wasn’t supposed to make it past episode 13 has come to enjoy five seasons. If that isn’t special interest, I don’t know is.

But like disappointing results on election night, the whole thing has me wondering what’s wrong with the TV viewing population. Why doesn’t everyone want to watch shows with fine acting, meaningful writing and big themes? Why do shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ capture the public imagination and drag on for term after term when feisty girl detectives and curmudgeonly football coaches can’t get more than a few thousand votes? What I’m really wondering, of course, is why I’m so different from everyone else. Everyone else is perfectly happy with a diet of ‘Idol,’ ‘Loser’ and ‘L&O,’ clearly. But I’m not.

Is it me? Or us, I should say, because I know you’re out there, you viewers like me who flip from channel to channel, dying to connect with something and finding a wasteland of garbage. Are we wrong about these shows we love? Are they actually depressing? Bad? Boring?
It’s enough to make you want to never care again. I think I might be back to my dating metaphor now. It’s like I’ve had my heart broken too many times, and I have resolved to harden it. After ‘FNL’ I’m not going to fall in love with any more quirky, original shows, as I did ‘Ed,’ and ‘The Black Donnelly’s”

I guess that makes season 5 of ‘Friday Night Lights’ my last summer romance with network TV. No wonder it feels so bittersweet.

‘Friday Night Lights’ final season debuts on Friday, April 15 at 8PM on NBC in the US and on Global in Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdTcE5noHq8

 

 
MUSIC:

 Great Book…well it could have been

Billy Joel, Author: Only The Good (Ideas) Die Young
Written by Greg Victor in Celebrities, Music, toparticles

“I still belong,
Don’t get me wrong,
And you can speak your mind,
But not on my time”
(from “My Life,” by Billy Joel)

He may like singing about his life, but Billy Joel has realized that writing about it just isn’t the same thing. The Piano Man has decided to cancel his planned memoir, The Book of Joel. Earlier this month, HarperCollins, the publishing company revealed the cover photo for the book, but now spokesperson Tina Andreadis says that the manuscript has not been “finished, approved or signed off on.” The publisher had planned a first printing of 250,000 copies and Joel likely received a sizable advance, which he has reportedly returned.

Unless, of course, this is all a guy from the Village Green’s idea of an April Fools’ Day joke.

The Book of Joel, co-written with music journalist Fred Schruers, was scheduled for publication in June. Here is the synopsis that was released:
“This soul-searching chronicle offers fans an unprecedented glimpse into the heart and soul of one of the world’s best entertainers—the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel. Known the world over for classic rock songs like “The Entertainer,” “The Stranger,” and “New York State of Mind,” here the beloved songwriter offers a serious and reflective memoir of his life from early hard times to top-of-the-world successes, including the ups and downs of romance (and his marriage to Christie Brinkley, for whom he wrote “Uptown Girl”), insights about fatherhood, and reflections on both the joys and the burdens of superstardom. Fans of rock biographies like Keith Richards’ Life, Jimmy Buffett’s A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Bob Dylan’s Chronicle, and others will be captivated as one of the music world’s greatest storytellers reveals all, in Billy Joel’s powerful memoir of tears, excitement, and a river of dreams come true.”

You can add Sammy Hagar to that list of tell-all rock biographies (with an emphasis on the “all”). Maybe putting it all down on paper, without writing the musical notes to go with, just wasn’t happening for Billy. Instead of spending his days at the MacBook Pro, maybe he’ll seat himself in front of the Baby Grand once again. After all, it’s been decades now since he’s written any new music of consequence.

Maybe the whole “I (this)…” and “Then I (that)…) didn’t interest Billy enough. When the project first began, he mentioned that he was already a little wary of the whole “I” element of writing an autobiography. Besides, Billy’s songs are all about the people, places and events in his life. They may be brooding, but his best songs are usually about the atmosphere, with Joel situated as the observer/philosopher genius. So why not just skip the book and turn it all into a musical? If Trey Parker and Matt Stone can have the hottest ticket on Broadway right now with The Book of Mormon, then why can’t Billy Joel be the hottest ticket next season with The Book of Joel? I know a couple of guys that could easily play and sing the songs with the same passion and exactitude of Billy, even in the early years…

In a statement to the Associated Press yesterday, Joel, who had turned in a finished manuscript, said that he had changed his mind: “It took working on writing a book to make me realize that I’m not all that interested in talking about the past, and that the best expression of my life and its ups and downs has been and remains my music,” he said. Could it be that all the media interest in the more salacious aspects of his life — his high-profile divorces from Christie Brinkley and Katie Lee, his stint in rehab and his battles with substance abuse — worried Joel? He recently completed physical therapy in Florida following hip-replacement surgery, and is home in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and has declined to comment.

Let’s give him credit for keeping his business to himself. It’s not like he needs the money. And, after all, who needs the book? It’s all there in the songs, anyway. Just play them in the order written. That’s what made Billy Joel a true artist.

 

 
BOOKS:

‘Boring Meetings Suck’ by my good friend, Jon Petz

 
Boring meetings suck is entertaining and educational due to its satirical look at the flawed model of business meetings, and its common sense solutions to these flaws. Boring Meetings Suck puts the reader inside their last project, team, sales or status meeting, recreating the painfully boring experience they may have had and allowing them to laugh out loud at just how accurately the situations in the book are portrayed. Boring Meetings Suck also outlines what readers can do to personally improve meetings through the use of the authors’ MSRDs (Meeting Suckification Reduction Devices.)
 
An indispensable resource for anyone who has to plan, conduct, present or sit through a meeting on any subject. (also makes a find gift to slip under the door of that person who represents the very title of the book) Boring Meetings Suck will prove of equal value to both the successful executive and the suburban soccer mom.

 

 
BUISNESS/PRODUCT/IDEER OF THE WEEK: 

Arizona Medicaid considers tax on smokers, obese

Arizona’s cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said Friday that the fee is intended to rein in health care costs by pushing patients to keep themselves healthy.

“It engages the consumer to start having a greater awareness of how they fit into the bigger health care puzzle,” said Monica Coury, spokeswoman for AHCCCS. “We want to be able to provide health care to people. And we want to stretch our dollars as far as we can. Part of that is engaging people to take better care of themselves.”

Some private employers and state governments have instituted higher insurance premiums for workers who are overweight or smoke, but Arizona’s plan would mark the first time a state-federal health care program for low-income residents has charged people for unhealthy lifestyles.

The fee would apply only to certain childless adults.

One part of the proposal affects people with diabetes. Coury says diabetics who fail to follow their doctor’s orders to lose weight would be subjected to the $50 charge.

Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said that isn’t fair to diabetics.
“This would fine people with medical conditions beyond their own power and control,” Sinema said. “I just don’t think it’s fair to vilify someone with diabetes.”

People who are obese or chronically ill, and those who smoke, would need to work with a primary-care physician to develop a plan to help them lose weight and otherwise improve their health. Patients who don’t meet specified goals would be required to pay the $50 under the proposal.

The plan requires approval by the Republican-controlled Legislature, which has been considering $500 million of cuts to Arizona’s Medicaid program to help eliminate a state budget deficit of nearly $1.5 billion.

A fee for Medicaid patients also would need federal authorization, and federal rules could prevent Arizona from enforcing the fee.

Coury says the $50 fee is a way of showing the federal government Arizona is serious about getting people healthy while stretching and managing dollars better.

“Part of that requires that we engage the consumer in active, healthy behaviors.”

 

YOU DA MAN:

Nine-year-old loses leg while saving little sister’s life
By Liz Goodwin

Nine-year-old Anaiah Rucker is being hailed as a hero after saving her sister from being hit by a truck last month. Anaiah told The Today Show’s Ann Curry today that she didn’t think twice before pushing her little sister out of the path of the vehicle as the pair crossed the street in Madison, Georgia to get to the school bus stop.

Anaiah took the hit, instead, and lost a leg and a kidney for her bravery.

“I love her more than anything,” Anaiah told Channel 2’s Tom Jones of her five-year-old-sister, Camry. Anaiah said it was raining and her sweatshirt hood was covering her eyes as she and her sister crossed the road. The girls’ mother, Andrea Taylor, witnessed her older daughter’s act of bravery from the porch of their home, where she watches the girls catch the bus each morning.

“I saw the truck and I was like, ‘No,'” Taylor told Channel 2. “I seen my daughter kinda snatch my 5-year-old back, and if it wasn’t for that, my 5-year-old would have … I don’t think she would have made it.” The driver wasn’t charged after police decided he was not at fault.

Today, Anaiah told Curry that she doesn’t feel she deserves to be called a hero. She said her sister “was too young to be hit like this, and if she got hit she wouldn’t hardly be alive. She would be probably gone forever.”
Anaiah might also not be alive if it weren’t for bus driver Loretta Berryman. Berryman pulled over immediately and started performing CPR on Anaiah, who wasn’t breathing. “I instructed her mom to hold her head while I gave mouth-to-mouth, chest compressions,” Berryman told NBC News. “As she took a breath, my first thing was, ‘Thank God.'”

Taylor recently lost her job and her car. The community held a BBQ to raise funds for Anaiah’s medical bills and renovations needed to make her house handicap accessible. Thousands of classmates and Madison residents took to the streets to welcome Anaiah back when she got out of the hospital last week, after a month of care. You can contact United Bank in Madison to donate to a fund to help with the family’s medical bills, which is in Anaiah’s name.
“Anaiah has a really, really big heart,” her mother said. Anaiah’s grandmother told the Morgan County Citizen that her first words after regaining consciousness were, “Am I going to chorus today?” She’s active in Sweet Home Baptist Church and the Boys and Girls Club in Madison.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IXHgh45nkE&playnext=1&list=PLE8A145E45DF42E67

 

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?:

So it is time I address H.B. 5, and in no way am I attacking my friends who are firefighters/Police or Teachers.

I show up on time, do my job to the best of my abilities, and fullfill all the job requirements…does this mean I deserve a raise just because a calender has turned another page? Or just ‘cause?!?!?

 
Should I be guaranteed more monies…just because I have a pulse?
 
Better yet, if a household is financially strapped should the household continue to pay cleaning people, lawn care, and babysitters…with money it does not have? OF COURSE NOT! We as tax paying households CANNOT spend money WE DO NOT HAVE. So Unions feel they are different?

I gotta say…Unions were needed in a past time (when SAFETY, HOURS, AND PAY were an issue-say the Industrial Revolution), now they force money from individuals to keep jobs for those who don’t deserve them.

 
This brings me to my argument with teachers complaining about merit pay. I AM NOT GOING TO SAY THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING, nor will I use the “baby sitter” line. However I have 2 thoughts…while studying “The Sociology of Education” it was said MANY TIMES teachers do not make good money. Those who enter this GREAT profession knew what they were getting into BEFORE THEIR FIRST PAYCHECK.

Here is my solution to this part of the problem, privatize ALL SCHOOLS, make schools compete for students, and teachers, to produce the best product! This in turn will force parents to fork out the money to utilize the best services.

 
If this cannot be met? Well the world needs ditch diggers too!!! As insensitive as this may sound, there is a hierarchy of social and economic classes.
 
If you don’t like where you are, OR YOUR PAYCHECK…DO WHAT I DO; FIND WAYS TO WORK HARDER, AND/OR BE MORE CREATIVE TO SUPPLIMENT AND MAKE MORE MONIES!

Now that Ohio Senate Bill 5 is about to become law with Gov. John Kasich’s signature and the fight over collective-bargaining rules moves to its likely next phase — a referendum fight in the November election — a re-examination of the dispute is in order.

Opponents of the bill, which substantially reduces the power of unions to influence public spending, characterize it as an attack on teachers, police, firefighters and civil servants. It isn’t.

What Senate Bill 5 addresses is a serious imbalance in power over the public purse in Ohio that evolved over the 30 years since the collective-bargaining law was passed. The law gave unions the ability to make virtually all aspects of their employment subject to bargaining. And political expedience led many school boards, city councils and other local governments to acquiesce to unions’ demands.

When unions and local governments did reach a bargaining impasse, in many cases binding-arbitration rules put the outcome — and thus, the public’s budget — in the hands of an unaccountable third party.

That never has been sound public policy, but it was accepted when economic conditions supported it. Now, it is inappropriate and unsustainable. Ohio is in dire financial straits. Restoring taxpayer control over labor costs isn’t just essential to coping with a huge budget deficit; it also is fair and appropriate.

None of that reflects poorly on the value of public employees or their work.

When police officers, firefighters and teachers sit down to negotiate with their local-government employer, they’re negotiating with their own community. Do they really believe that the people for whom they work — their neighbors, members of their church, club or PTO — want to hurt them?

This doesn’t make sense. All communities value their teachers, their police officers and their firefighters.

After all, parents want to have good teachers in their schools and will pay enough to attract them. Taxpayers understand that their lives and property depend upon having well-equipped police officers and firefighters who are compensated fairly.

Saying the public no longer can afford the costs that have accumulated through years of union contracts in no way demonizes public employees. Nor does pointing out that their benefit packages and salary expectations — automatic pay increases, generous medical and pension plans with relatively low employee contributions and potentially huge payouts for unused sick leave — outstrip those of many of the taxpayers footing the bill.

The state and local communities have reached a point where those burdens simply can’t be borne anymore without asking taxpayers, many of whom have faced stagnant wages and shrinking benefits, to give even more. That inability to pay more is compounded by the hundreds of thousands of Ohioans who have lost their jobs and therefore can make no contribution at all.
 

 
IRONY:

I was making fun of the inflight movie ‘Tron’ (the movie about computers fighting humans inside a computer) on way to airport…ranting about how bad it was. Then 12 hours later, my computer crashes for no good reason!

 

 
RELIGION:

Our friends in Japan just got hit again, and need all the prayers they can get. I know there are MANY Western Religions praying…I found these prayers written by some of our Jewish friends.

This “Prayer for Flood-filled Days” was written by Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes of Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas, CA.

Eloheinu velohei avoteinu v’imoteinu,
Our God and God of our fathers and mothers,
The flood waters came, wreaking havoc upon our cities, our homes, our rescue workers, our sense of security,
And we turn to You for comfort and support.
Help us to differentiate between floods of destruction
and down-pouring of Your love and comfort.

We know that waters can destroy.
In a world decimated many times before,
having been submerged in waters from the Florida hurricanes, the Asian tsunami, and …
each of Biblical proportions, we remember the destructive abilities of these flood waters.

Recalling now that the world, though filled with Your Glory, is not equal to Your flawlessness,
we strive desperately, sometimes without success,
to move beyond the impulse to blame You.

Keep us far from apocalyptic thoughts, for we know that You ask us to care for each other, an awesome responsibility.

We also know that we can seek You in the waters.
We recall Your Loving Hand, guiding us in our infancy:

From a barren rock, You brought forth water to quench our thirst,
In the midst of a journey through the wilderness, You showed Miriam a myriad of wells which healed our parched throats, You guided us through Yam Suf, the Red Sea, moving us past destruction toward new life and new beginnings.
Through Your love, we found our way.

Be with us now, during these deluged days.

Draw us close to those harmed by these waters, hearing their cries, responding to their needs.

Lead us to support those who will fix the cities,
care for the displaced, who bring healing to those suffering.

Though our attention spans seem so short, may we
be slow to forget those who were in danger.

Please bring a warm wind and hot sun from the heavenly realms to help dry up the flood waters.

And may we all embrace at least one lesson spoken aloud by so many who — facing the floods — rushed to pack up their valuables:

That memories of love and of time spent with family and friends are priceless, holy and sacred.
This can never be taken away.

As we rush to meet the challenge of living in this
imperfect world of ours, May we slow down enough to cherish those who are truly valuable –kadosh/holy — to us.

Baruch Ata Adonai, Hamavdil bein kodesh l’chol.
Blessed are You, O God, who differentiates between the truly Valuable and everything else.

The following prayer, is written by Rabbi Dr. Barry Leff of Congregation B’nai Israel, in Toledo, Ohio.

Ribono shel olam, Master of the Universe!
Harachaman, the compassionate One!

As you blessed our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, please bless and heal those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
El Na, Please, God, bring physical healing to those who are sick or injured; bring material support to those who have lost their homes and their jobs; bring comfort to the neshamot, the souls, of all whose lives have been disrupted by this catastrophe.

Please God, support the hands of all those who are working to save lives and rebuild in the effected lands.
Help us to remember that the poorest have been made poorer, and we are commanded not to turn our eyes from our poor brother.

Bring them speedily from darkness to light.
Amen

 

 
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HEALTH:

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We all have seen the BIG folks in the gym (men & women) lugging around their gallon jugs of water. We know that muscles need water to be big and strong, but I have another theory to their size. Those folks have big arms from carrying all that weight around from the gallon of water-those things get heavy!
 
But seriously I have been criticized for drinking TOO MUCH water. How much is too much? Here it is in a nutshell. No matter what level of fitness (by the way if active a gallon of water daily is a good rule of thumb), if your urine is dark yellow like apple juice GET SOME WATER ASAP. If your urine is lighter in color like lemonade then you are good. I use a lot of supplements, so I go by the rule of urine being clear in color. I know it is gross…but an easy way to make sure you are healthy.
 
Here are some more tips:

Don’t Get Sick!
What to eat and drink to avoid getting sidelined by common woes.

Spring in Ohio with Cool Nights and Hot Days presents a number of training obstacles for runners. Shorter, darker days and icy roads can freeze training in its tracks, while a storm of season-specific health problems—including cold fingers and toes, stiff, achy joints, and even seasonal depression—can leave you wanting to skip your run altogether. Luckily, making certain foods and drinks a regular part of your diet can help you avoid common winter problems, says David Grotto, R.D., author of 101 Optimal Life Foods. So before a winter woe sidelines you from yet another workout, try these consumable prescriptions for staying healthy—and running strong—all season long.

COLD HANDS AND FEET
Ever return from a run and notice your fingers and toes have turned ghostly blue-white? You may have Raynaud’s disease, a circulatory disorder that limits blood supply to your extremities and can be exacerbated by cold temperatures. Even if you’re not among the 5 percent of Americans with Raynaud’s, no runner is totally immune to frosty digits.
FOOD FIX The amino acid arginine helps expand blood vessels and encourages blood flow, Grotto says. Arginine is found in protein-rich foods, including lean meat, poultry, and fish, as well as cashews, almonds, and peanuts, plus cereal grains, such as oats and barley. Tea, wine, cocoa, and chocolate can also help: They’re rich in catechins, tannins, and other bioflavonoid compounds that help improve circulation.

STIFF, ACHY JOINTS
A 2007 Tufts University study found arthritis pain increases incrementally for every 10° F drop in temperature. Even those without arthritis often notice a spike in stiff or achy joints during winter.
FOOD FIX Anti-inflammatory omega-3s, found in abundance in such fatty fish as salmon, help reduce joint inflammation and even soothe exercise-induced muscle soreness. Omega-3s are so effective that in one study nearly 60 percent of neck-and back-pain patients taking fish-oil supplements were able to stop using NSAID pain relievers like ibuprofen. Barbara Lewin, R.D., a sports nutritionist who works with runners, recommends also reducing intake of omega-6 fatty acids (found in corn oil and red meat), as they can actually promote inflammation.

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER-Lord knows I get that here in OHIO
Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is a type of depression that typically emerges in winter, when a decrease in sunlight causes a dip in our levels of serotonin, the brain’s natural “feel-good” chemical.
FOOD FIX Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., coauthor of The Serotonin Power Diet, explains that eating small doses of carbs (about 25 to 30 grams, or 120 calories’ worth) will help your brain produce serotonin. Consume the carbs without other foods (make sure your snack has no more than two or three grams of protein, which prevents serotonin production) and on a nearly empty stomach. Doing so will banish that SAD feeling within 20 minutes. Try an English muffin or half a bagel with jam, low-fat popcorn, pretzels, or even a sweetened breakfast cereal.

THE COMMON COLD
Most adults will catch two to three colds per year. The highly contagious virus strikes more frequently in the fall and winter seasons, when we spend more time with people indoors.
FOOD FIX Grandma’s chicken-noodle soup: Research from the University of Nebraska Medical Center found that chicken soup has anti-inflammatory effects that ease symptoms of upper-respiratory-tract infections. The warm broth soothes throats, carrots provide beta-carotene (which is linked with immunity), and onions and garlic have antibacterial properties. Boost your stay-healthy odds with a daily cup of yogurt or kefir. A study published in 2008 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that long-distance runners who consumed the probiotic lactobacillus (found in yogurt and kefir) had shorter and less-severe bouts of respiratory illness than those who took a placebo.

DRY SKIN
Running in cold and windy winter air, which is often low in humidity, pulls moisture out of your skin. Add to that dry, indoor heating, and it’s no wonder your face, hands, elbows, and other sensitive spots end up flaky, cracked, and irritated.
FOOD FIX Research shows that essential fatty acids found in salmon, flaxseeds, walnuts, and olive oil can help skin cells stay hydrated. In fact, a study published in 2009 in the British Journal of Nutrition found that participants who took flaxseed-or borage-oil supplements for three months had a significant increase in skin moisture and a reduction in roughness. Grotto also encourages runners to get plenty of ACES—his acronym for vitamins A, C, E, and selenium. “They’re all antioxidants that help heal our skin from the inside out.”

Cool Nights Warm/Hot Days
Boost your chances of staying healthy with these nutrient-packed picks

Dairy Most milk, yogurt, and cheese contains vitamin D and calcium. These nutrients work together to prevent bone loss.

Slow-cooked stews Made with lean beef, postrun stews provide iron needed for red blood cell production.

Green tea A mug will warm you up postrun—plus, research shows EGCG (a compound in green tea) has anticancer properties that may prevent skin-tumor growth.

Canned tuna It’s a good source of vitamin D, important in the winter when less sun exposure decreases our body’s ability to produce it.

Barley This chewy grain (perfect for soups and stews) is high in cholesterol-lowering fiber and selenium, which reduces free-radical damage.

Winter squash Sharpen your eyesight for dark months with vitamin A superstars, such as pumpkin and butternut squash.

Onions and garlic These bulbs provide a boost of flavor along with antimicrobial properties, which may help protect you from winter bugs.

Kale In season in early winter, this leafy green delivers a megadose of vitamin K, which helps maintain strong bones and form blood clots.

Baked potatoes White spuds are high in vitamin C, while sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A—two antioxidants that help protect your immune system.

Citrus Oranges, grapefruits, and other types of citrus fruits (at their peak in the winter months) are high in fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C.  

 

 
SUCCESS:

Successful people are always looking to looking out to help others, non-successful people are asking what’s in it for me?
Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don’t want to do

 

the road to success is always under construction.

 

Push yourselves so you can have a better tomorrow.

 

Strength does not come from physical Capacity but a capacity to win-Gandhi

 

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom ~ #G.S. Patton 

 

 
INSPIRATION:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1uLfF35Uw&feature=channel_video_title

 

Since I am a dog lover, this is even better!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjBafAhSYw4

 

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

 

 
QUOTES:

Still on my Baseball kick, and from one of the Greatest Movies about Baseball (or IS it about Baseball?) “I used to believe, I still do, that if you give something your all it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, as long as you’ve risked everything put everything out there. And I’ve done that. I did it my entire life. I did it with the game. But I never did it with you, I never gave you that. And I’m sorry. I know I’m on really thin ice but, when you said I didn’t need you… well last night should’ve been the biggest night of my life, and it wasn’t. It wasn’t because you weren’t there. So I just wanted to tell you, not to change your mind or keep you from going, but just so you know, that I know, that I do need you.”- Billy Chapel

 
Because your heart is so beautiful, everything looks beautiful to you.” ~ Japanese proverb

 

CLOSING:

Beware of getting ahead of God by your very desire to do his will. ~Oswald Chambers

 
“We are called to be architects of the future, not it’s victims. ” Buckminster Fuller

If you want to leave your footprints on the sands of time, be sure you’re wearing work shoes ~ Anonymous

 Fans don’t boo a no body-Reggie Jackson

 

TO DO:

SATURDAY:
My Crew rocks The Iron Pony in Westerville

My Buddies, LoveSick Radio Play Captain Jack’s in Heath Ohio


FUNNIES:
ALL WEEKEND:
The hysterical, J. Medicine Hat is at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Easton. Just don’t let the girl you are supposed to go out with go, he may hypnotize her and she will be married 2 weeks later (YEP-TRUE STORY).

MORE TO DO:
SATURDAY

Go ahead, ring those bells…The Clippers kick off the season with their home opener on Saturday

A Polar Affair at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Polar Bears Aurora and Anana play host to this special night at Polar Frontier. This business casual event is a great way to learn more about polar bears and the Arctic ecosystem with guest speaker Robert W. Buchanan, president and CEO of Polar Bears International. For more info www.columbuszoo.org

ALL WEEKEND:
I will be in Jersey for a Breast Cancer Benefit and Car Show!

IN THEATERS:
The family friendly, animated comedy ‘Rio’ rated “PG,” staring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, and the one dude from Black Eyed Peas.  

Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette star in Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ (seriously how many of these do they have to make…even Friday The 13th gave up eventually!). At least this one has the BEAUTIFUL Hayden Panettiere. Scream 4 has many of the same twists and turns that will leave the viewer on the edge of their seat, rated “R.” 

DVD:
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I’ rated “PG-13.” I watched this on a plane and thought it was a lil dark (borderline scary) for younger viewers.

 

‘Country Strong’ starring: Gwyneth Paltrow , and Tim McGraw, rated “PG-13.” This is just a GREAT movie for anyone who enjoys watching someone succeed, and someone make a comeback (country music fan or not!)

 

ON THE MUSIC SHELVES:
Alison Krauss has Paper Airplane

Jack Johnson releases Brushfire Fairytales

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:

Stage Show for Dealers in Atlantic City April 25-28th

Licking County Special Needs Prom April 30th

Opening for Darius Rucker Midland Theater May 5th (Pending)

Capital City Half Marathon May 7th

Wedding Season starts May 14th

Ronald McDonald House Awards @Columbus Zoo May 21

Warrior Dash June 3-4-5 (negotiating)

 

 

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