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37 years and “pumped up”

GREETINGS FROM backstage of the Official Kick-off Party for the 2012 Arnold Classic Weekend. STOP BY THE VAULT TONIGHT! And PLEASE Join ME at The Arnold Classic, Rock Star Bikini Party-The Official Rockstar Bikini Party will be held on THURSDAY March 1, 2012! at: The Vault! 35 E. Gay Street between High St. & 3rd St. Directly across from the Residence Inn.

http://rockstarbikini.com/events.html

 

 

For ANYONE in a Band AND DJ’s. I am still looking for a large number of bands, and DJ’s to play an early morning event on Saturday May 5 from (approx 8am-Noon). There is pay involved, and minimal to no work with exposure to over 15,000 people!!!

Interested bands and DJ’s should e-mail matt@m3ssports.com and include a link to music samples. Confirmation
e-mails will be sent upon acceptance. The number of entertainment acts selected will be capped at 50.

 

As I sit here, I am listening, reminiscing, learning, and looking forward:

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

 

19 years ago this week, and on my B-Day, a man I didn’t know of gave one of THE BEST SPEECHES I HAD EVER HEARD-and still the greatest to this day. I make a point to watch every year during the Jimmy V, Coaches vs Cancer Basketball Tourney, and also on my Birthday.

Simple ways to make EVERYDAY BETTER;
1.) Laugh
2.) Think
3.) Cry
“Do all 3 things everyday, 7 days a week-that is a pretty full life”

PLEASE TAKE 11:15 MINUTES to watch Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY Speech. “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up,” it may change your life (if you have not seen/heard), or at the very least make your day better. Even if not a sports fan this is GREAT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuoVM9nm42E

Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up”-Jimmy V

SO HERE IT MY OUTLOOK ON THE LAST 37 YEARS. Over the years many things remain the same, and many more have changed.
THERE IS ONE THING I AM SURE OF: “God doesn’t give you the people you want; He gives you the people you NEED… to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to make you into the person you were meant to be.”

At one time on this day I wrote:
“So I sit here tired and a day closer to the eternal dirt nap (at least I should get some sleep then). I have completed yet another trip around the sun”

It is funny how different a person can feel a few years later with a positive attitude. Maybe things are not perfect, maybe I don’t have everything I want, maybe there are some hardships I don’t think are fair, but ya know what? The way in which I have been handling them…makes every negative a growing experience and in turn…allows me to be in a better place, no matter how much life can suck!

“Hear ’em singing Happy Birthday, Better think about the wish I made, This year gone by ain’t been a piece of cake.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dV1myAW2Cs

This week has been full of sweat, pain, tears, LAUGHS, and reflection. I am reflecting back on sacrifices, hard work, the good, the bad and everything in-between. In the past 37 years I tended to focus more on the negative, it was not because I am pessimistic-it is because I want to always push myself harder-faster-stronger deeper!!! The above MAY still be true, but today, I tend to label myself as a pessimistic optimist, maybe even now an “opportunist?” I think there will be bad, and am always looking forward as to how to overcome and make myself a better person in the process.

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”- William Arthur Ward

There is a joy in all situations-even the bad ones. The only thing is, the bad times ALSO ARE LEARNING EXPERIENCES!

Most people celebrate, drink, or hang with loved ones. This year I am reflecting, and getting’ busy LIVING AND MEETING MY GOALS. On Sunday I am participating in the Arnold Classic Pump & Run. My goal is to “press” my body weight 30 times. The goal weight is 165-168 pounds and run an average 8:30 minute mile for a 5k.
I believe I am ready for this and ready to shatter those goals set. The same way we all should wake up everyday, setting a high expectation and EXCITED to meet those expectations.

At 37 I can say I am not only at the healthiest point of my life physically…but I am finding a place to be comfortable spiritually and mentally.

I have my views on religion, and accept and even admire those of others. However my views are mine and mine alone, they may mesh with some and clash with others, but they are mine and while I don’t have all the answers and EVEN MORE QUESTIONS, I still believe I am finding the spiritual place that is good for me, and right or wrong it DOES make life easier.

Mentally, well I may be a ‘LIL out there…but I have realized life is not gonna always be good, but we have to make it GREAT! We all have our own ways, some are positive others are negative. For me? I try and find the good or daily “happy points” of a day. This is something as simple as petting The World Famous Pepper Dog, or a sunset/sunrise, or even that lilac smell in the spring that reminds me of my Grandma. These good places are even in the memory of someone I care about who is not in my life. The later can be thought of a negative…IT IS NOT!

What I am getting at is, find the good in everything even in the areas of life that hurt. There is a good, comfort, or at very least a learning experience in all points of life. FIND THEM!

“Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why
It’s not a question but a lesson learned in time
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right I hope you had the time of your life.
So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind Hang it on a shelf of good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trail
For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ8N1KacJc

I do WAY TOO MUCH for others. Yea I am a d*ck and come across as Billy F-U Bad A**, but I do it to make sure that I can be friends with someone before I let them in. Anyone who knows me will say I am moody-aggressive-compassionate-very strange, BUT, I am also HARDWORKING, loyal, and giving. All to a fault! I work till I crash; I am way too loyal to friends and business clients-far more than I should be. And GIVING? Hell, I have gone without just to make someone else smile or give something they wanted.

Bettering others gives me the strength to help myself, MAYBE give someone a lil hope just from a quote or something I did…more importantly to allow someone to learn from my own mistakes and f*ck ups.

Being able to give has allowed me to better someone else’s career in many cases (from interviewing for a job and telling the employer that my friend who was also interviewing would do a better job than me-to even buying boobs for someone to better their modeling career).

I like making someone feel good and smile. At the very least, if I can control it, I don’t want anyone to feel the negative ways I have felt, AND I want those I choose as friends to have some of the experiences I have had. No matter what, I don’t think I can/will change. I am me, and if it scares you off-so be it.

All of the above has developed a necessity for me to do for others from volunteering to helping others meet their goals, to assisting with money issues, etc. Many times this has inconvenienced me, hurt me, or whatever. BUT, I continue to do this, cause, to me…it seems right.

“And now I’m glad I didn’t know The way it all would end the way it all would go Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I’d of had to miss the dance”.
http://www.veoh.com/watch/v18764241fqS6FyPC?h1=The+Dance+-+Garth+Brooks
To all of my friends if I don’t show it, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME THE HONOR OF CALLING YOU FRIEND.

I probably don’t realize how much my friends do for me. I am sure that many do more for me than I do for them. I want EVERYONE to know that I appreciate everything and anything y’all do for me. I especially thank you for the small things you don’t realize.

With any of my friends I always hold you dear-even when I should not. One person I will always have close is not even on this earth any longer. Kelly, as I referred to earlier. I have not felt her in 20 plus years, but at a very young age she had a huge impact on my life and I miss her to this day

“Now {Only The Good Die Young} stops me in my tracks Every time I hear that song, I go back….”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdeSLxz5TTE
I lost Kelly when we were in the 7th Grade after she fought hard against the evil that is cancer (that sees no age and claims anyone-even the innocent). Kelly taught me that you can be compassionate and loving even underneath a TOUGH and sometimes mean exterior. After she died someone told me that she had a huge crush on me and blah blah blah. While to this day it pi*ses me off that that person told me that, COME ON!?!?!? That can put some feelings of guilt on a kid (that is carried on to this day). However it taught me a huge lesson…TELL THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL NO MATTER THE CONSEQUENCES. So on that note; to the person I am no longer with-I hope you find Happiness and I do Love You with all my heart!

“Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life Who never knew how much I loved them, Now I live with the regret, That my true feelings for them never were revealed, So I made a promise to myself, To say each day how much she means to me, And avoid that circumstance, Where there’s no second chance to tell her how I feel.”
http://www.veoh.com/watch/v252342NR4FnNQk
Over the past few years I have a person who I am not with and will never be, WE HAVE BECOME VERY GOOD FRIENDS but, even though it pi*ses her off…I tell her every time we talk-I love her. In her death Kelly has taught me a very important lesson. Since I have adopted her as my guardian angel (or maybe vice versa?) over the past 20 years she has been very busy.

The person mentioned above has also had a birthday this week, and had a great present given to her, however she also had a horrible week to earn that present. I hope my birthday friend down in Haiti gets to enjoy her gift, as well as some downtime after a horrible last few days! I can’t give a mint chocolate cake to her, but during this rough week, I am sending some thoughts and prayers.
In the last few years there was a young lady who has stolen my heart. Again, I am not with her, but I do love her.
She bettered me as a person, and in turn everyday is a good day just because of her. I don’t get the chance to chat with her very often; however I make sure to tell her how I feel…even if only through my actions-she will not take the chance to see.
Let’s face it, if we can’t be honest with ourselves, how can we be honest with someone else? We MUST tell others how we feel. WE MAY NOT GET ANOTHER CHANCE TOMMORRO. And if those feelings are true and not reciprocated…this means they are REAL. Take joy in the feeling, and not in any action you want in returned.

“The competition’s getting younger Tougher broncs, you know I can’t recall, The worn out tape of Chris LeDoux, lonely women and bad booze, Seem to be the only friends I’ve left at all”
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-723146791672839871
I work way too much, and have worked out beyond my physical boundaries, and play way too hard. I go until my candle burns out at both ends. For some reason I am chasing ghosts. Maybe the ghost of seeing my dad in a suit and tie everyday-no vacations and behind a desk working STUPID hours. I vowed very young that would never be me.

Another ghost I fight is my physical stature (yet another one-thanx dad! LOL).

I have my height and temper from the Irish side of my family. On the other side of my family I have taken after my Grandfather. Not his height or long arms, or ripped abs and chest, or his sense of style, or his good looks- I have his giving traits (and yes many times that pi*ses me off!), but I also have his eyes and his shoulders. To this day, every young (and OLD) lady I know says “your Grandpa is hot.” Great, my Grandpa gets hit on more than me. ANYWAY,
I am not very tall…ok I AM SHORT. BUT I am strong as an OX and probably in the upper ranks of “Normal” 37 year old males in terms of physical fitness (funny thing according to body mass index I am morbidly obese).

Just like trying to overcome my other demons and ghosts, I try too hard to overcome my physical down falls by working out way too hard-to the point of injury and pain.

I also fight the ghost of failure. We all fail and that is what makes us grow

“why do we fall sir?”-to learn to pick ourselves back up.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFfozZTjItQ&feature=related

I went through a period of my life where I could not win. I failed at every chance! From jobs, to personal physical goals, to 2 VERY Un-healthy relationships. I hated to fail. LOOKING BACK THESE WERE GREAT LIFE LESSONS THAT I WAS GIVEN TO BETTER MYSELF AND MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE LATER ON.

“With every failure I am closer to success.”-Einstein

Some of my failures I bring on myself. I am the first to say I do, before I think. I would rather fall off that horse-break something-and have a GREAT EXPERIENCE and STORY, than to listen to the professional who says I cannot do it! I do, and have had the chance to experience a lot of very cool things. Many I have done well and conquered, others I have failure MISERABLY. But all have taught me something-and given me some GREAT STORIES. I want to be that old guy-the ones I always gravitated to that sit by a campfire or on a porch and can spin tales for hours (Like Old Man Neighbarger and Leo Gartner, some stories even true LOL).

Since I have been interjecting song lyrics into this self description…this sums me up to a tee-with the exception of one verse I have edited out.

“I don’t know why I act the way I do
Like I ain’t got a single thing to lose
Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy
I guess that’s just the cowboy in me
I got a life that most would love to have
But sometimes I still wake up fightin’ mad
At where this road I’m heading down might lead
I guess that’s just the cowboy in me
The urge to run, the restlessness
The heart of stone I sometimes get
The things I’ve done for foolish pride
The me that’s never satisfied
The face that’s in the mirror when I don’t like what I see I guess that’s just the cowboy in me
We ride and never worry about the fall
I guess that’s just the cowboy in us all.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTeTi8zKqvI&feature=related
I like everyone else have made mistakes

“regrets I have a few, but few too to mention”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiA7TVQN9Z8

Right now in my life this “career” that I have been working on and manipulating to stay working in is giving me one hell of a ride. The Highway of Life takes me to many different cities and allows me to meet all kinds of different peeps.

There are many lanes on my highway to success in the form of all kinds of different projects. Sometimes the road is bumpy but I am confident it will lead to where I want (“God blessed the broken road”). I am always around people and work in exciting situations, yet I want more.

I want one thing, the same “one thing” that everyone wants.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxY31-FcDVA

My one thing is different than many, and the same as a few. Everyone has that one thing, and we all need to find it. Mine is happiness in giving to many and making others Happy and smile-I want to be a success making others happy and for one small piece of their life forget about their problems…because of something I did.

My one thing would be complete, if I could get a quiet life when not “on”

“Not too soft not too loud-Just enough to draw a crowd Quietly, quietly, quietly making noise.”
http://open.spotify.com/track/1OuLW3UVFaKxSWCYwVLEJt
That is how I will find my one thing. At this ripe young age of 36…I am still searching for my one thing, while I don’t know where the journey will end, I am in the middle of it

“Sometimes the best map will not guide you, sometimes you can’t see what’s round the bend.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8qdw39bDOo
In regards to relationships I have found I do have a type. I have dated fitness competitors, book geeks, smart girls, dumb girls, and yes whores. Some have hurt me, others I have been a real prick too.

Both situations have taught me I don’t want anyone to feel like I have felt nor do I want to intentionally hurt someone. It would be cool to have a super hot model on my arm. But I would rather have the girl who has my heart whenever she wants it; to be with the person who bettered me, the person who showed me by example how I should be living, and the one who challenged me mentally, to be a better person, and to feel good just by being around them. I want someone who will allow me to do for them, without taking advantage-and vice versa. I know I am sick of whores, I am tired of drunks TIRED OF HEADCASES. I want someone who I can trust. I want a person I can talk with, share with, and do things for. If she is a nice and a good person…I just want the girl next door. I want a woman who can let me treat her as all women should be treated…like gold.

I have also found that if someone MAY be perfect for me; I can look past any imperfections, cause they are not imperfections, they are just part of a perfect person. The problem is, when you are in a relationship it takes 2 people, each person can be perfect; but if not perfect together, then neither is perfect for the exact time…

Sure are some proud girls And you can’t tell them nothin’ And I tell you right now girls May just be seven wonders of this big, old round world But how ’bout them cowgirls.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPFNUjoT7Tc&feature=player_embedded
I had that person, and looking back I realize even though I did not acknowledge, accept, or take ownership for it…I did not treat her the way she should have been treated. These past years I have taken ownership for that, even if it is too late.

A few years ago she took time and effort to make me a cake (btw the only one I have had in years), and looking back…I was a real A*S! She tried to do something nice for me, and I was too involved in my self-pity of getting old to appreciate her TRYING to make me enjoy a day that I had not liked in the past. SO TODAY…I AM FINDING GOOD IN THIS DAY!

I don’t know if I have ever said it, so I am saying it now, for those kind of stupid actions and statements just cause I was being stuburn or just a jacka**, to her (and everyone else I know), I am sorry!!!

So as I blow out the candles…

I have a few wishes on this birthday this year, one deals with her, a wish I did not get to make a few years ago because I was an A** on my birthday!

This year, my “wish” is not for her to not give up on me…it has nothing to do with me. She has been pretty down every time we have text, or emailed. I hope when she blows out her daily candles lit by the dawn of the sun, she can find peace in her situations, and enjoy her life the way she taught me to enjoy mine. I hope she can find ways to smile, the same smile I get to “unwrap everyday”….even if just in my memories.

I also “wish” that I have the ability to continue to pursue these childhood dreams for myself. I “wish” to continue to have struggles and setbacks.

“I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age. 
The ending of an era and the turning of a page.
Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here,
Lord have mercy on my next thirty years. Hey my next thirty years Im gonna have some fun,
Try to forget about all the crazy things Ive done.
Maybe now Ive conquered all my adolescent fears
And Ill do it better in my
next thirty years.
My next thirty years Im gonna settle all the scores,
Cry a little less, laugh a little more.
Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear,
Figure out just what Im doing here.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXuQZosY50I
In my past 37 years, I have learned a lot. After just under a decade at The Ohio State University…I learned one thing I hate Math and Spanish (ok that is 2, but like I said I hate math and can’t add). The institution of life has taught me something far greater; Success is not measured in the amount of stuff, measured in the amount of worth, and not measured in the number of people looking up at the stage (at times THANK GOD FOR THE LATTER), success is in the measure of the man. I hope to be huge one day!!!

If on stage, in gym, mentoring or whatever, my name is known different to many: Matt, Robert, Sexton, “SEX,” DJ, Lil Matty, Boss, A**hole, Coach, Matty Boy, “M,” DJ Larry The Cable Guy, The guy with the Republican Tattoo,” “The guy in the hat”…and the newest one “’Matty Light” (play on Nati Light), we can also include Bible Thumper to some and spiritually neglectful to others…the title I like most, is friend.

BUT IN ONE WAY SHAPE OR FORM…THEY ARE ALL ME! And I am the “Rain King” http://www.lyricsdepot.com/counting-crows/rain-king.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu9rtD7KKBI
I’ve proven who I am so many times, The magnetic strip’s worn thin, And each time I was someone else, And every one was taken in.”

Someday I hope all are names associated with someone who is remembered as a hard worker, who was caring, and who gave back and paid it forward. It would be nice to know I made a positive influence on one person’s life. Those are areas I am working on. Maybe when I look back at 74 I will have a better understanding of the above wish, and have directions on my road to happiness, MAYBE I will have found my “one thing.” MAYBE…in my next 37 years.

So before I blow out any candles in the next few days I have a few wishes. I know you are not supposed to let anyone know those wishes, but, if the first step to success is to dream or “wish” the second is to write it down…only then can it come true.

I want my “one thing” the thing in life that will allow me to find happiness. Not sure what it is, but I AM GOING TO FIND IT! I also want to just be healthy-by that I don’t mean big arms or chest. I just want to feel good physically, mentally and spiritually. The thing I have found is that none of these areas can be found without A LOT OF HARD WORK AND STRUGGLE. But ripped abs would be nice 😉 I also hope “she” and anyone else I know…just does not give up on me.

This PAST 37 years, I believe I am complex and scared-but, I believe I am taking those 2 negatives and making them into driving forces for happiness and success. I believe I am not Superman, but I am not an old geezer. While finding acceptance of my age…age is nothing but a number. I also know that every person I have met has helped to form the person I am.

To all the good and bad…thank you! As I get older, there are more physical aches, more bills, the nights get longer and the mornings earlier, while the responsibilities grow

These days I get up about the time I used to go to bed. Living large was once the deal, Now I watch the stars instead. They’re timeless and predictable, Unlike most things that I do.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95cvvG_U_jE
I have come the conclusion that I must work hard, continue to grow as a person, treat others the way I want to be treated, and just DO IT. Without wondering too much. I have to just do what I can and let the Good Lord above…handle it. He knows far more than me, or anyone I might turn to for help!

There are many songs that shape my life however there is one that defines my life…
I’ve been sittin here
Tryin to find myself

I get behind myself
I need to rewind myself
Lookin for the payback
Listen for the playback
They say that every man bleeds just like me
And I feel like number one 
Yet I’m last in line

I take too many pills it helps to ease the pain
I made a couple of dollar bills, but still I feel the same
Everybody knows my name
They say it way out loud
A lot of folks f*** with me
It’s hard to hang out in crowds

I guess that’s the price you pay
To be some big shot like I am
Out stretched hands and one night stands
Still I can’t find love
And when your walls come tumbling down
I will always be around
People don’t know about the things I say and do
They don’t understand about the shit that I’ve been through

It’s been so long since I’ve been home
I’ve been gone, I’ve been gone for way too long
Maybe I forgot all things I miss
Oh somehow I know there’s more to life than this
I said it too many times
And I still stand firm
You get what you put in
And people get what they deserve
Still I ain’t seen mine
No I ain’t seen mine
I’ve been giving just ain’t been gettin
I’ve been walking that there line
So I think I’ll keep a walking
With my head held high
I’ll keep moving on and only God knows why

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DQup4hd1_o&ob=av2e
It will be interesting to read this as I grow older…but not up.

“Im growing older but not up My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck Let those winds of time blow over my head Id rather die while Im living than live while Im dead.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLC8fJdQJ24
I have found that as I get older, so do my heroes, or those I look up to. Some have even passed on to the next world. All those I look up to are either due to work ethic, strong opinions, or making others smile and make a living doing so. Some are all of the above.

MY HERO’S
1.) My Grandfather-he pisses me off! I will never be like him yet I will try. He does and has always helped anyone out-even when he knows he will be burned!

2.) Jimmy Buffett-he makes people forget about their problems for that one song, or that one night of a concert. AND MAKES A VERY GOOD LIVING OUT OF IT!

3.) Ted Nugent-Combines all his passions and vents through music. He is my dude! The ONE LONE WOLF Conservative in the entertainment world! Thanx “Uncle” Ted

4.) Francis Albert Sinatra-Did things ‘his way’ and created his own form of entertainment…the ultimate showman. He was Billy Bad A** yet was kind, gentle, and always getting hurt

5.) The Underdogs-those who rise above whatever their limitations…from sports heroes, to business guys, to the kids at the Special Olympics…you work hard you overcome, you get my props!!!

AND ALL MEMBERS OF OUR U.S. ARMED FORCES WHO ARE SERVING, HAVE SERVED, AND GIVEN THE ULTIMATE SACRAFICE (as well as their BRAVE families) so we all can have special days like I am CELEBRATING TODAY

The Soundtrack to my life
1.) Behind Blue Eyes-The Who (No One Knows…)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtZNNV4d_rA&feature=fvst

2.) My Way-Frank Sinatra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K86QYtDuUpQ

3.) Pacing the Cage-Bruce Cockburn (also covered by Buffett)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8qdw39bDOo

4.) Better as a Memory-Kenny Chesney (Don’t know if I have been told this too many times, or really how I am…)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHmhMH3alQM&feature=related

5.) All the way-Frank Sinatra (GOOSE BUMPS!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Tef3IEWCM

6.) Dead or Alive-Bon Jovi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRvCvsRp5ho

7.) This Cowboys Hat-Chris Ledoux (we all aren’t really all that different)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDhE01jV_g

8.) Cowboy in Me-Tim McGraw (…never worry about the fall)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QDwep13uJA

9.) Pirate Looks at 40-Jimmy Buffett (yes I AM A PIRATE 200 years too late)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw7qzpSwucc

10.) Color Blind-Counting Crows (NOT THE VIDEO-but a HAUNTING SONG NONE THE LESS: ”I am ready…”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0s7ycdUcHk

11.) Cowboys from Hell-Pantera (COWBOYS…wear black!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7EQlfprV9E

12.) Momma’s Don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys (can be a lonely life)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP5irLCDB4Q

13.) Desperado-Eagles (but this version by “The Man in Black” is more my style…”YOUR PRISON IS WALKIN THE WORLD ALONE”) Kinda hits a little too close to home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz72aEUgIE0

14.) Sober-Tool (REALLY LISTEN TO LYRICS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hglVqACd1C8

15.) Where ever I may roam-Metallica (where I lay my head is home)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwPg8gJq_Kw

16.) Numb (For me, for “her,” for them?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYiU_JCYtU

17.) Disarm (this song pi**es me off really bad-LOVE to lift to it to get rid of memories)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQtLoJlQD6E

18.) Only God Knows Why-Kid Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DQup4hd1_o

19.) Rain King-Counting Crows (the lyrics kinda sum up my life “and I deserve a lil more…”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzbxDeDUdrc

20.) AND…someday I will realize My Place in this World-Micheal W. Smith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpXMnY_t03M

MOVIES THAT MAKE ME
1.) Batman (Original)
2.) Rudy
3.) The Joker is Wild (and it is NOT a Batman movie)
4.) Pay it Forward
5.) Say Anything
6.) Rocky IV (shut up!!!)
7.) The Pursuit of Happiness
8.) Pure Country
9.) Boondock Saints
10.) Walk the line

So that is me in a blog. Wrapped up with all the good and bad of 37 years. I am still writing my book, and working on a few songs, some songs to be written, others have gotten radio play. This was for me, and not whoever is still reading this. I need to put thoughts into writing and what the hell…I am an open book and I will share. Speaking of books…”My Life, shaken, with a twist of fate,” has 14 chapters completed.

I am not 37 years closer to the eternal dirt nap…I am 37 years traveling FORWARD on this bumpy road of life. Some miles go by quicker than the other, and some miles are bumpy, but ALL MILES are needed to reach the destination. My map does not have that “X” on it, yet!!!

Sunset is an angel weeping
Holding out a bloody sword
No matter how I squint I cannot
Make out what it’s pointing toward
Sometimes you feel like you live too long
Days drip slowly on the page
You catch yourself
Pacing the cage
I never knew what you all wanted
So I gave you everything
All that I could pillage
All the spells that I could sing
It’s as if the thing were written
In the constitution of the age
Sooner or later you’ll wind up
Pacing the cage
Sometimes the best map will not guide you
You can’t see what’s round the bend
Sometimes the road leads through dark places
Sometimes the darkness is your friend

Today these eyes scan bleached-out land
For the coming of the outbound stage
Pacing the cage

My favorite version by my hero on stage-Jimmy Buffett

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q23t8DVE8gg

 

PLEASE JOIN ME: 

THURSDAY: At the Arnold Classic, Rock Star Bikini Party-The Official Rockstar Bikini Party will be held on THURSDAY March 1, 2012! at: The Vault! 35 E. Gay Street between High St. & 3rd St. Directly across from the Residence Inn.
http://rockstarbikini.com/events.html

 

FRIDAY: Join my Crew at The Filling Station for the “All request Dance Party”

 

PLEASE “suggest” “like” or become a “fan” of our new “fan page” Matty Sexton on facebook.http://www.facebook.com/DJMattySexton

PLEASE check out the updated website (please let us know what you think?) http://www.rmsexton.com

TIME TO BOOK YOUR 2012 Events
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”- WARREN BUFFETT

Now is the time of year that is especially popular for engagements, and for putting together wedding plans for 2012. If you or someone you know is getting married, we can make their day special. We have been in the entertainment and wedding industry for over 25 years. Our expertise will make you or your friend’s wedding, a moment to remember. Call 614-580-3118 to secure your date, or go to www.rmsexton.com

 

 

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:
Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town

March 9
Please join ME, and my buddies, Lt. Dan’s New Legs at The Miracles & Magic: Opening Night Party at the LC Pavilion on Friday, March 9 with bigger plans and more amazement than ever before! World-class sleight-of-hand illusions in a private show or at your cocktail table alongside other unique entertainment and surprises. For more info: www.MiraclesAndMagic.com

March 10
Join my crew, and The Reaganomics at The St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler at Kinsale. Produced by M3S Sports, this event running and walking event slightly veiled as a reason to party over a four-mile course through the neighborhood around the beautiful Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club. For more info: http://www.m3ssports.com/events/st-patricks-day.htm

Roar into the Irony Pony, and watch the Daytona Supercross Speedvision Broadcast LIVE Super Cross on our Jumbo Screen while rockin’ and “rollin” along inside the store with the season debut of the newest products and apparel!
https://www.ironpony.com/news.asp

March 11
Join me as I rock the Budweiser Terrace as The Columbus Blue Jackets take on The St. Louis Blues

MARCH 17 (St. Patty’s Day!)
Two Pending Bar Events

MARCH 23
Join my crew when they rock the Budweiser Terrace as The Columbus Blue Jackets take on The Hurricanes

MARCH 30
Join my crew when they rock the Budweiser Terrace as The Columbus Blue Jackets take on The Panthers

MARCH 29-30
Join my crew and Get down with Saint Agatha’s at the grooviest
70th party ever. We’ll be celebrating all things 70s, with all of the proceeds from ticket sales,
our silent auction and the live auction going to support our school.
Can you dig it at Monsignor Kennedy Parish Hall

MARCH 30-APRIL 1st
I AM ROCKING THE NCAA FINAL FOUR, In New Orleans!!!

 

 

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE WEEK:
Many people say they know it’s important to be positive, but if they don’t live it, they don’t really know it. When you know it, you live it. You walk the talk! It’s so easy for us to say words, and it’s much harder to be the example of those words. So how do you walk the talk of what you know? There’s only one way, and that is to practice it! When you practice, eventually you become the walking, talking example of positivity. And you will inspire everyone around you, because your life will be utterly magical. To help you walk the talk, I wrote The Magic, where you will discover that just one word changes everything! – Rhonda Byrne

 
SONG(s) FOR THE WEEK:
Needed a lil pick me up this week! Guess, a “Warrior Call!!!”

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

 

Reminising
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD6WM94G3Ic

 

I LOVE THIS SONG…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e87NBOLnynw&feature=related

 

WOW!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGQEzii85Fo&feature=related

 

GREAT MESSAGE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5BJXwNeKsQ&ob=av2n

 

We kept apart and connected by the same stretch of road
Neglected the truth and refused to grow old
It started a stream but then the levee fell
When the rainmaker had some extra seends to sell

I just wanna drink ’til I’m not thirsty
I just wanna sleep ’til I’m not tired
I just wanna drive ’til I run out of highway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EACiyU6lGU

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?:
Haters will broadcast your failure, but whisper your success

HELP:
Voting is officially opened for the 2012 “Infinity Coaches’ Charity Challenge”, a competition between 48 of the top college basketball coaches in the nation. This year, Coach Thad Matta has been selected for the challenge, and we are thrilled to support him! As a part of the promotion, each coach has been asked to select a charity, and we are excited to announce that Coach Matta has chosen Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio!If we help Coach Matta receive the most votes, a donation of $100,000 will be given to RMHC of Central Ohio!

 

RIGHT NOW THAT TEAM FROM UP NORTH IS WINNING!

Fan participation will determine the ultimate winner over an eight-week period beginning January 18th by registering and voting on a custom microsite on www.ESPN.com/Infiniti.  For the first six weeks, four brackets of 12 coaches will be paired against each other, with the winners from each group moving onto the next round in week seven and the final round in week eight.  Fans can vote for up to four coaches per day.  The winning coach will be announced March 9, 2012.

Here is what we need you to do:
1. Go to ESPN.com/Infiniti and vote for Thad Matta in the Midwest Region
2. If you already have an ESPN account, submit your username and password. If you do not, you will need to register. It’s a very simple process.
3. Share this with all of your friends
4. Repeat steps 1 – 3!
Thank you all for your support. Together we can help Coach Matta win and earn $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

 

 

MUST READ:

Are you dying to be a people pleaser?

Hey bud, CONFESSION: I am a recovering ‘People Pleaser.’  I know what you’re thinking, “What’s wrong with pleasing people.” Nothing is wrong with pleasing people, however
EVERYTHING is wrong with being a ‘People Pleaser.’ “What’s the difference Sean?” Pleasing people… The act of doing or saying things that are most  likely received as favorable to others. The act itself is pleasurable for the giver, and they need no reciprocation or validation for their efforts.

 

People Pleaser… A deeply rooted behavior that causes an individual to desperately want to be liked and approved of by EVERYONE. An addiction to making others happy,
even at the risk of the giver’s well-being. This group loops (daily) the hallucination that it’s
possible to please everyone at all times. See the difference?
http://archive.aweber.com/theseantimes/5zavA/t/Are_you_dying_to_be_a_people.htm

 

PASSING:
3 innocent “Hilltoppers” in Chardon Ohio

 

But who will Marsha Brady get to play the school dance?

Davy Jones, Monkees Lead Singer, Dead At 66

Davy Jones, lead singer of 1960s made-for-TV pop group the Monkees, died Wednesday (February 29) at age 66. According to TMZ, Jones died of a heart attack at his home in Florida.

 

The baby-faced singer born David Thomas Jones in Manchester, England, on December 30, 1945, began his career as a child actor, appearing in a British daytime soap opera and radio plays and taking a brief detour into being a horse jockey before landing a Tony nomination at age 16 for his role as the Artful Dodger in a Broadway production of “Oliver!” (In a rock and roll footnote, glam-rock icon David Bowie adopted his stage name after worrying that his birth name, David Jones, would cause confusion with the then emerging stage star and future Monkees singer.)

 

In an ironic twist of fate given his future stardom, he appeared alongside his “Oliver!” castmates on the December 1964 episode of “The Ed Sullivan Show” that featured the legendary American TV debut of the Beatles.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1680140/davy-jones-dead.jhtml

 
BIRTHDAY:

Happy 108th birthday to Dr. Seuss
“Today you are you, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is you-er than you.”
— Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss, the wonderful voice of children of all ages, would be 108 years old Friday And what fun we are planning at the Gadsden Public Library at 10 a.m. today. We plan a singalong, birthday party, story time and a movie in the movie room — and YOU are invited!

So, come on to the GPL, zippidy do!
For party and favors and birthday cake too!
We’ll laugh and we’ll dance with a toot and kazoo
Come wish happy birthday, you’ll be glad if you do!
— G.G. Byars

Sharlene Carroll was serenaded by her husband, Dr. David Carroll the morning of her birthday. Dr. Carroll, pastor of Malone Baptist Church, sang in his finest “Kermit the Frog” voice. Their grandson Carson, who is 4, loved the prank.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
— Dr. Seuss
http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20120229/NEWS/120229773

MORE B-DAYS THIS WEEK:
February 27
Actress Joanne Woodward is 82.

Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey is 58.

Guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden is 55.

Singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is 52.

Singer Chilli of TLC is 41.

Singer Josh Groban is 31.

February 28:

Actor Gavin MacLeod (“The Love Boat”) is 81.

Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 73.

Actor Frank Bonner (“WKRP in Cincinnati”) is 70.

Actress Bernadette Peters is 64.

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 57.

Actor John Turturro is 55.

Singer Cindy Wilson of The B-52’s is 55.

Singer Pat Monahan of Train is 43.

Actress Ali Larter (“Heroes”) is 36.

Singer Jason Aldean is 35.

And Ginny Andrews says her Birthday is on The 28th
February 29:

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is 40.

Rapper Ja Rule is 36.
And it really is Ginny’s Birthday today
March 1:

Singer Harry Belafonte is 85.

Singer Roger Daltrey is 68.

Actor Alan Thicke (“Growing Pains”) is 65.

Actor-director Ron Howard is 58.

Actor Tim Daly is 56.

Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Saved by the Bell”) is 38.

Singer Justin Bieber is 18.

March 2:

Actor John Cullum (“Northern Exposure”) is 82.

Singer Lou Reed is 70.

Jon Bon Jovi is 50.

Actor Daniel Craig is 44.

Singer Chris Martin of Coldplay is 35.

 

March 3:

Singer Jennifer Warnes is 65.

Rapper Tone Loc is 46.

Actress Jessica Biel is 30

My buddy DJ Legend…and Me!

 

ANNIVERSARY:
On Thursday March 1, The Man in Black, Johnny and June Cash would have celebrated their 44th Anniversary. What a great story of love and triumph they were.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GvD_NQrLFo&feature=related

http://www.cmt.com/videos/johnny-cash/145534/old-time-feeling.jhtml

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT:
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 14 Cast Revealed
I may watch this season have always had a crush on “Half Pint”

 

Maria Menounos and tennis great Martina Navratilova join the list of celebrities who will shimmy and shake starting on March 19.
The cast for the 14th season of “Dancing With the Stars” was announced Tuesday, and it features athletes, former child stars, TV hosts and more. With the show set to kick off on March 19, the new crop of celebrity dancers strutted their way onto the “Good Morning America” set in Los Angeles with their sights set on the coveted Mirror Ball trophy.
So, what celebrities will be dancing this season and with whom will they be dancing? Here’s the rundown:
Jack Wagner
Melissa Gilbert
Donald Driver.
William Levy.
Sherri Shepherd
Roshon Fegan
Chelsie Hightower.
Maria Menounos
Jaleel White- Urkel
Gladys Knight
Gavin DeGraw
Katherine Jenkins
Martina Navratilova
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1680142/dancing-with-the-stars-cast-season-14.jhtml

 

GREAT SONG by J.W.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn8E9rrBt7s

 

MUSIC:
1.) I can die happy! The Muppets won an Oscar for their song “Are you a Man or a Muppett?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MFn8L9tIrg

 

2.) MUST WATCH performance from Bobby, at Graceland!

http://www.hulu.com/watch/332708/live-from-the-artists-den-kid-rock#s-p1-so-i0

BOOKS:

‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’-Dr. Seuss

“Don’t be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it’s not ‘Climb Every Mountain,’ kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss’ familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times (grinning purple elephants, floating golden castles) and the bad (deep blue wells of confusion). Seuss’ message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.'”

MILITARY:
Rep. Allen West on the Koran burning incident & the aftermath:

” I want to extend my sincere condolences to the families of the Army Colonel and Major who were killed by Afghanistan security forces over this “burning Koran” episode. If we had resolute leadership, including in the White House, we would have explained that these Islamic terrorist enemy combatants being detained at the Parwan facility had used the Koran to write jihadist messages to pass to others. In doing so, they violated their own cultural practice and defiled the Koran. Furthermore, they turned the Koran into contraband. Therefore, Islamic cultural practice and Parwan detention facility procedures support burning the “contraband.” Instead here we go again, offering apology after apology and promising to “hold those responsible accountable.” Responsible for what? When tolerance becomes a one-way street it leads to cultural suicide. This time it immediately led to the deaths of two American Warriors. America is awaiting the apology from President Hamid Karzai.”

POLITICS:
Next week is “Super Tuesday” in Ohio. I am not a fan of ANY of those we have the choice of. Paul is a GREAT thinker but comes across as wackier than Ross Perot. Newt could be a GREAT leader as he was as Speaker of the House, however I WILL NOT support “career politicians” who say what they think we want to hear (HEAR THAT JOSH MANDEL!?!?!). Rick Santorum has some great ideers, and could be a great leader, however, he is too tied up in moral this and that…and morals should be “We The People’s” decision. The best of our choices, and THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD WIN IN NOVEMBER, is Mitt Romney. So until Allen West, J.C. Watts, Herman Cain, Donald Trump, or TED NUGENT comes out…Romney is the only clear choice. OHIO, this one time, we can support a Michigan Man!

 

TED NUGENT GOES OFF: OBAMA IS AN ‘ANTI-AMERICAN MONSTER,’ SUGGESTS GOP CANDIDATES LACK TESTOSTERONE
For those unfamiliar, Ted Nugent doesn’t shy away from sharing his opinions on myriad controversial political topics — from gun-rights to homosexuality, from religion to the military.
The veteran rocker recently said at a Republican event that, ”The whole world sucks, but America still sucks less.” He followed up the assertion by clarifying, “But with this administration, we are catching up,”

The Detroit native caught up with Mike Broomhead’s team at KFYI-AM in Phoenix for yet another bombshell of an interview. We warn, the following clip contains graphic language. Still, many will find Nugent’s trademark no holds barred attitude on politics a refreshing change of pace.

Among his more piquant revelations, Nugent believes that having Tim Geithner seve as Secretary of The Treasury, bearing in mind Geithner’s “tax cheating,“ is like having Jeffrey Dahmer ”in charge of a children’s playground.”

He also said that “welfare is slavery” and that we have “American hating maniacs” in our government.

Nugent is also no fan of the current GOP field, suggesting in fairly crude lingo that Republican presidential candidates are lacking in the testosterone department.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ted-nugent-goes-off-obama-is-an-anti-american-monster-suggests-gop-candidates-lack-testosterone/

 

 

BUISNESS/PRODUCT/IDEER OF WEEK:

Therapy Dog Provides Comfort in the Classroom
A staff member at an elementary school in Davenport, Iowa helps students get excited about class! Gracie, the golden retriever works as a comfort dog at Trinity Lutheran School in Davenport.

Gracie inspires and comforts the kids depending on the situation.
“I’ve seen kids when they have a scrape from outside, and they came in and they saw Gracie, and they had a huge smile on their face,” said Madison Fuller, a fourth grader.
http://fox4kc.com/2012/02/26/therapy-dog-provides-comfort-in-the-classroom/

 

 

DESTINATION OF THE WEEK:

Columbus Zoo BEST in the US
According to USA Travel Guide Columbus Zoo is the best zoo in the country. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium topped the USA Travel Guides   “Top Ten List ”

While any of the zoos mentioned above are worthy of they respect they have garnered, none have achieved the positive worldwide reputation of the Columbus Zoo, arguably America’s favorite. While the zoo has been open continuously since 1927, its reputation grew to such heights under direction of the amiable Jack Hanna, one the America’s most beloved animal experts. Under Hanna’s guidance, the quality of the Columbus Zoo was elevated considerably, making it what is considered today to be the aspiration of any traditional zoo. Along with over 7,000 animals, the Columbus Zoo has more recently expanded to include a water park, amusement park and golf resort.”

Congratulations to Jack Hanna and everyone with the Columbus Zoo for being recognized.

http://www.columbusbestblog.com/central-ohio/columbus-zoo-best-in-the-us/

 

 

YOU DA MAN:

Police: Deer saves woman from assault
Scared alleged purse snatcher away
Authorities say a woman under assault got some crucial help from a darting deer.

Police in this western Ohio college town say a man was choking her with her purse straps and punching her in the forehead when a deer jumped up and raced past, scaring the man away.
Sgt. Jon Varley said the incident happened early Sunday after the woman left a party.

He tells the Cincinnati Enquirer he can’t recall anything similar in his 17-year career. He says the woman suffered red marks and bruises but didn’t require medical treatment.

None of her property was taken when the man ran away.
http://www.610wtvn.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=268656&article=9824397#ixzz1nsnqVQTl

 
UMMM?:

The 5 Most Unintentionally Creepy Gifts Given to Presidents

The president of the United States of America has everything he could ever want: a big house, a fancy car, a private plane and a legacy secured for all time. So what do you get the man who has everything? The answer to that question is usually something lame like “a poem,” or “a song,” or “a heartfelt macaroni portrait.” But sometimes it’s something awesome like “furniture made from super-predators” or “all the cheese.”

#5. Badass Chairs Made from Wild Animals
#4. The Blueberry Jelly Bean Flavor and a Jelly Bean Portrait
#3. Portrait on a Carpet
#2. Two Grizzly Bear Cubs
#1. 1,235-Pound Cheese
http://www.cracked.com/article_19692_the-5-most-unintentionally-creepy-gifts-given-to-presidents.html

 
WHAT THE HE**?:
Sheriff: Mother Injected Her Children With Heroin
Ohio State University Police on Friday evening arrested a mother accused of injecting her teenage children with heroin before sending them to school.

According to investigators, Shantel A. Parker injected her children, ages 14 and 16, with heroin and had been giving them heroin and other drugs for months.

Parker, 35, of Laurelville, was wanted on two counts of felonious assault, two counts of corrupting another with drugs and two counts of endangering children.
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/02/24/logan-mother-injected-her-children-with-herion.html

 

 

SPORTS:

The 23 worst human names in sports history.
Not everyone can have parents who love and respect them, just ask UNC Charlotte center Ivana Mandic, who we feel should seriously consider jumping on the bandwagon and changing her name to either “Cincodos” or at the very least “Metta World Mandic.” In any event, here’s our list of 22 other athletes whose parents hate them.

Yoshie Takeshita — Japanese human name, German porn name.
Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon — It’s like a cat walked on a keyboard and her parents said: “YES! That’s the name!”
Misty Hyman — Gold medal athlete, certificate of participation name.
Desintee Hooker — Hooker! Get it? Like the rugby position!
DeWanna Bonner —  Ironically, we Donwanna Bonner.
Karen Cockburn — Few people can say their last names are also a symptom of gonorrhea.
Ron Tugnutt — It’s like his parents looked for baby name ideas on Urban Dictionary.
Sally Mangina — Something tells us she’d prefer to have a Sally Penis.
Johnny Dickshot — Like Prince, he eventually changed his name to a symbol. (This: 8===D~~)
Chubby Cox — From what we hear, it’s not the Chubbyness of the Cox, but how you use it.
Dick Pole — Redundant.
Dean Windass — Or “Windarse”, as he’s known in the UK.
Danny Shittu — Incidentally “SHITT-U” is also the nickname of Arizona State University.
JJ Putz — His parents named him this because they knew he’d one day grow that stupid soul patch.
Lucious Pusey — ….and his brother Sloppy-Roast-Beef-Looking.
Pete LaCock — “It’s French! Leave me alone!”
Rusty Kuntz — AKA the K-word.
Jenni Asserholt — Thing is, Asserholt isn’t nearly as stupid as spelling Jenny with an “I.”
Dick Trickle — Moving too fast to waste time on the “follow-up jiggle.”
Harry Colon — “No, no it’s colon like the punctuation mark. I swear!”
Irina Slutskaya — We’ve met her so trust us when we say: the name is misleading.
Capt. Jack Glasscock — This in actually an improvement over when he was Private Jack Glasscock.
http://www.jockular.com/13324/worst-names-in-sports-history

BUCKEYES:

ALMOST OFFICIAL, the Basketball Season is Over?

 

 

RELIGION:
Mother of Ohio School Shooting Victim Forgives Gunman
The mother of one of the victims of the shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio on Monday says she forgives the shooter because “he didn’t know what he was doing.”

The mother of one of those killed in the shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio on Monday says she forgives the shooter because “he didn’t know what he was doing.” Phyllis Ferguson, the mother of Demetrius Hewlin, told ABC News that she always taught her 16-year-old son “not to live in the past, to live in today and forgiveness is divine.”

“You have to forgive everything,” she continued. “God’s grace is new each and every day. Until you’ve walked in another person’s shoes, you don’t know what made him come to this point.”
http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/159303-mother-of-ohio-school-shooting-victim-forgives-gunman.html

 
FINANCE/BUISNESS:
‘The Arnold’ means growth, success
Arnold.
That’s all it takes, just the first name — and it’s hard to think of anyone other than the famous bodybuilder, action-movie star and former governor of California, or his annual Columbus festival.

This type of instant recognition is invaluable in creating a brand, and it has helped grow the Arnold Sports Festival and Fitness Expo into the country’s largest such event.

About 18,000 athletes from 80-plus countries and 175,000 attendees will be in Columbus today through Sunday for the 45-sport festival. They will fill the city’s hotels, spend an estimated $42.4 million and pave the way for the city to attract other sporting events.

“The Arnold gives us legitimacy,” said Bruce Wimbish of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. “ When people say we can’t host a major sporting event, this shows the answer is, yes, (we can).”
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/03/01/building-on-a-name-brand.html

 

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BOOKING EVENTS FOR 2012! “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”- WARREN BUFFETT
Now is the time of year that is especially popular for engagements, and for putting together wedding plans for 2012. If you or someone you know is getting married, we can make their day special. We have been in the entertainment and wedding industry for over 25 years. Our expertise will make you or your friend’s wedding, a moment to remember. Call 614-580-3118 to secure your date, or go to www.rmsexton.com

HEALTH:
Disney’s Habit Heroes Accused of “fat-shaming”
Meet Snacker: Disney’s newest fairy at the center of a major controversy.

The zaftig Snacker, along with a bean-bag shaped mob figure named “Glutton” and a ball-bellied couch potato named “Lead Bottom” make of a few of the cartoon villains in Epcot Center’s educational exhibit Habit Heroes.

The theme park’s interactive experience and corresponding website were created in collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, to teach kids healthy eating habits. But after a soft launch three weeks ago, critics have accused the exhibit of “fat-shaming,” and Disney has responded by closing the exhibit as the company mulls a relaunch. And the website is down for maintenance.
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/disneys-habit-heroes-accused-fat-shaming-232300194.html

 

 

INSPIRATION:.

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.-Unknown

SUCCESS:
Jose Canseco is having a good day
Sometimes, on his Twitter feed, Jose Canseco sounds really sad and depressed. Some days, however, he’s the most optimistic, upbeat guy in the world.

I’m no psychiatrist, but I’m going to assume that swinging back and forth between such extremes — between such poles, as it were — is nothing but healthy.  All that mania and depression evens out, don’t you know!
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/23/jose-canseco-is-having-a-good-day/

 

QUOTES:

… do what u love!! Dreams don’t have deadlines -Rev Run
CLOSING:
We must use the eyes behind the eyes constantly. Never let what you see with your physical eyes be more real to you than what you see with your spiritual eyes. Stay creative and use your imagination, do different! Go to new places, see new faces, change where you eat, travel, the kind of books you read. Like hip-hop? Check out the opera. Don’t get stuck in a rut. There’s a big world out there. Make a new move today!

 

 

TO DO:

THURSDAY:
Yonder Mountain String Band Newport Music Hall

Rock Star Bikini Party-The Official Rockstar Bikini Party will be held on March 1, 2012! at: The Vault! 35 E. Gay Street between High St. & 3rd St. Directly across from the Residence Inn.
http://rockstarbikini.com/events.html

FRIDAY:
Confederate Railroad Dough Boyz (Ashville)

SUNDAY:
The Black Keys play The Schottenstein Center          :

ALL WEEKEND:
Arnold Sports Festival takes place throughout Downtown Columbus. For more info: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com

Seussical the Musical at The Palace Theatre: www.nationwidechildrens.org/pleasure-guild

Central Ohio Home & Garden Show at The Ohio Expo Center: www.ohioexpocenter.com

FUNNIES:
FRIDAY:

Joan Rivers plays The Capitol Theatre  

ALL WEEKEND:
Jo Koy plays all Weekend at The Columbus Funny Bone Comedy Club at Easton

IN THEATERS:
“The Hangover” for Teenagers, ‘Project X’ rated “R.”
MY PICK OF THE WEEK:
Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ rated “PG-13.”

 
DVD:
‘I Melt with You,’ rated “R,” starring Jeremy Piven, and Rob Lowe.

The Oscar winning, ‘Hugo’ rated “PG.”

ON THE MUSIC SHELVES:
Craig Morgan  releases, “This Ole Boy”


COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:

Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town

March 9
Please join ME, and my buddies, Lt. Dan’s New Legs at The Miracles & Magic: Opening Night Party at the LC Pavilion on Friday, March 9 with bigger plans and more amazement than ever before! World-class sleight-of-hand illusions in a private show or at your cocktail table alongside other unique entertainment and surprises. For more info: www.MiraclesAndMagic.com

March 10
Join my crew, and The Reaganomics at The St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler at Kinsale. Produced by M3S Sports, this event running and walking event slightly veiled as a reason to party over a four-mile course through the neighborhood around the beautiful Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club. For more info: http://www.m3ssports.com/events/st-patricks-day.htm

Roar into the Irony Pony, and watch the Daytona Supercross Speedvision Broadcast LIVE Super Cross on our Jumbo Screen while rockin’ and “rollin” along inside the store with the season debut of the newest products and apparel!
https://www.ironpony.com/news.asp

March 11
Join me as I rock the Budweiser Terrace as The Columbus Blue Jackets take on The St. Louis Blues

MARCH 17 (St. Patty’s Day!)
Two Pending Bar Events

MARCH 23
Join my crew when they rock the Budweiser Terrace as The Columbus Blue Jackets take on The Hurricanes

MARCH 30
Join my crew when they rock the Budweiser Terrace as The Columbus Blue Jackets take on The Panthers

MARCH 29-30
Join my crew and Get down with Saint Agatha’s at the grooviest
70th party ever. We’ll be celebrating all things 70s, with all of the proceeds from ticket sales,
our silent auction and the live auction going to support our school.
Can you dig it at Monsignor Kennedy Parish Hall

MARCH 30-APRIL 1st
I AM ROCKING THE NCAA FINAL FOUR, In New Orleans!!!
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