Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This Saturday, April 4, my father and I will participate in the MS Walk, which is hosted annually by the National MS Society. This will be our 15th year to participate and in that time, we have raised approximately $25,000.
I am asking for your help this year in reaching our goal of $5,000. All donations are tax deductible within IRS rules, and all the money raised goes directly to MS research. The National MS Society spends more money on MS research than any other MS organization in the world. Since its foundation in 1946, the Society has allocated more than $500 million to MS research.
The Alabama chapter of the National MS Society is dedicated to serving nearly 4,000 people in Alabama with MS. Funds raised though campaigns like the MS Walk allow the chapter to continue providing innovative and necessary support to people affected by multiple sclerosis.
Any amount you can contribute is greatly appreciated, and I’ve made it easy for you – all you have to do is click the donate button below and make your donation through PayPal.
Thanks in advance for your help in this effort.
Monday, March 23, 2009
This past weekend, Tony and I traveled down south to Birmingham to watch East Carolina vs. UAB softball. Why? Well, I once worked as an assistant sports information director at East Carolina University. While there, one of the sports I covered was softball and I became good friends with the softball coaches, Tracey and Natalie. It is rare that I get to see Tracey and Nat, so, whenever their team plays close by, I try to venture down to watch the games and catch up with the girls. ECU won both games of the doubleheader, by matching scores of 3-1. I don't think Tony was thrilled about going, but he did, and I appreciate it. It was nice to have company.
While there we saw a man dressed like a dragon. We referred to him as dragon man. UAB's mascot is the "Blazers" and I guess he decided to be the mascot for the day.
It was a beautiful day and I actually got some sun for a change, and it was really great to see Tracey and Nat. They always make me laugh!
Tracey, Me and Natalie
It's me and Tony
(I took this photo - which is why it looks stupid)
Friday, March 13, 2009
1. I really did catch the fish in that picture.
2. I didn’t like Tony when I first met him.
3. I tear up almost every night at the end of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
4. When Brian Williams says goodnight at the end of his broadcast, I say to my TV, “Goodnight, Brian.”
5. I really like NBC News.
6. I once tried out for Big Al at the University of Alabama.
7. I have been skydiving (as if you didn’t know that).
8. I love to go white water rafting.
9. I love to cook.
10. I have hated my thighs since junior high school.
11. I am terrible at painting my toenails.
12. I almost constantly worry over what to cook for dinner because Tony is the pickiest eater I know.
13. I wish I had a really big kitchen – I’m jealous of PW’s big ranch kitchen.
14. I am on my third pair of New Balance 993 tennis shoes – they are the best!
15. I love to read, but have to be in the mood for it.
16. I like to get up early and have an early start to the day.
17. I like hanging with my dog, The Tide. She is the best snuggler!
18. I have seen Pride and Prejudice (The Keira Knightly version) about 100 times.
19. I love chocolate chip cookies.
20. I love Lucky Jeans.
21. My biggest regret in life is changing colleges.
22. I love to give gifts, it’s a much better feeling than receiving.
23. I wish I had the money for a backyard makeover.
24. Jackie is my oldest and dearest friend.
25. The end of football season depresses me.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The circus arrived in town on Tuesday night, but because I had to work late, I was unable to go downtown and greet the performers and animals as they arrived in our fair city. Finally Thursday arrived. We got to the arena about an hour and 15 minutes before show time. They open the doors an hour before the show and spectators and circus fans can go out onto the arena floor and get up close and personal with the circus folks. There was a huge line to get in and once they opened the doors, it took us a good five to 10 minutes before we were inside. My dad and I trotted down to the arena floor and saw things like this:
In short, should “Zing Zang Zoom” come to your hometown, make it a point to gather up the young and old and head on out to see it – you won’t regret it! And may all your days be circus days!