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It Takes One To Know One

I was an ugly redheaded baby so it seems only right that I comment on the redheaded baby they've cast as Carrie's son in Homeland on Showtime.  It's true. He's not an attractive child...right now. (Or is it a she? I can't tell.)  But it's tough to be cute when you're born with pasty white skin and seemingly no eyelashes.  Add to that the shock of orange hair at birth is not something typically seen in nature and therefore tends to repel the masses.  But, with time, our hair becomes less orange and our skin a little less pasty.  We learn to wear the right colors and how to behave in public so as not to seem like the typical, evil Ginger others perceive us to be.  Yes, most redheads look pretty funny when they're young.  Then...we blossom. Read more...

Chillin' In Beaches Negril

Before coming to Negril, Jamaica to broadcast live at Beaches Resorts I'd heard about it's rep for being chill- but I was skeptical. How can an all-inclusive resort that offers so many entertainment options be chill? Read more...

Dear Liam Neeson

I've written a letter to the star of A Walk Among The Tombstones and I wanted your thoughts on it.  Read more...

I'm Head-Over-Heels IN LOVE!

It happened over the weekend across a crowded room at Pfeiffer University.  I fell completely head-over-heels in love with a Chicken Door!  I was at Pfeiffer to host an art show and sale to raise money for the Making Strides walk on October 18th.  So I guess I can blame the Primax Pink Warriors and The American Cancer Society for my new obsession- a door with chickens painted on it.   How can an inanimate object cause such a passionate response?  Well I've searched high and low for a piece of local art for my living room that would make my friends and family ask, "What the heck is that?" Behold!  The Chicken Door! It completes me.   Read more...

The Death Of Robin Williams

Robin Williams died last night of an apparent suicide and today I'm reading social media posts like, "couldn't billions of dollars make him happy" and "he was so successful and he had a wife and kids". Obviously those people don't know the difference between regular, old run-of-the-mill sadness and depression, but I do. Read more...

Happy, Harry, & Hippos

A listener told me she'd never thought to visit Orlando because she doesn't like to ride rides, so I'm dedicating this blog to her and anyone else who thinks Orlando is just theme parks and fun for the kids.  Translation:  That's CRAZY thinking!

 

Sure the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney is a great ride for the entire family (because it's a pretty tame roller coaster with Happy and the other Dwarfs making appearances inside the mine).  And YES, going to Universal Orlando to experience the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter is completely EPIC for anyone who's loved the Harry Potter books and movies.  Yet if that's not your bag, you could go on a safari at Animal Kingdom to see some Hippos up close and in person.  (Not to mention tons of other animals I'd never even heard of before!)  Or there's always Sea World Orlando to feed the Sea Lions, visit the penguins in Antarctica, and watch an amazing Dolphin show.

 

Even more off the beaten path, Wild Florida is a short drive away from Orlando and offers airboat rides and an animal park where many rescued critters live out their lives fat and happy.  It's a family owned and operated business and fun for people of all ages.

 

Did I mention the shopping Orlando has to offer?  To put it mildly, Ramona would stroke out trying to decide whether to start at the quaint boutiques of Winter Park, the Orlando Premium Outlets, or at Fashion Square Mall.  

 

And if you're a foodie you need to book a trip to Orlando because the area is rich with fine dining and James Beard nominees at area restaurants.  Speaking of, I enjoyed the best Italian meal I'd ever had in my life at Vivo's at Universal's City Walk.  Keep in mind, I went to Italy in the Fall and had a lot to compare my Squid Ink Pasta with.  Vivo's was CRAZY good!  Eddie V's on restaurant row offers great steaks and seafood and the food at The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria is so delicious a lot of guests eat every single meal at the resort.  From Zeta sushi to Bull and Bear for steaks, there are 13 restaurants at Bonnet Creek that will not disappoint.  

 

Bottom line, Orlando is a dream vacation waiting to happen and the folks at Visit Orlando want to help you experience the trip of a lifetime.  Go to VisitOrlando.com/September to find out about their Magical Deal Month and all the money you can save if you book your trip in September….up to 50%!

 

Thanks to Paul, Jessica, Rachel and the entire Visit Orlando gang for the great time.  My buddy Suzanne from The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek for the great digs and AMAZING meals!  Also to Tina, Lauren, and Julie from Clear Results Marketing and Thomas and Brian from Silver Lake Audio for allowing me to do my job while having a great time with fun people.  I can't wait to come back next year!  (Odds are I'll be back sooner that that.  Orlando ROCKS!)

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Operation Orlando 3

If you choose to accept this mission, here's a look at the fun you can have at starting at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek... Read more...

Random Thoughts During A Road Trip

I recently made a road trip home to Ohio to the tune of 16 hours in a car, BY MYSELF.  The following are random thoughts that came to me while I was driving. Read more...

Is It Doughnut Or Donut?

I LOVE my job!  I get to play fun music and meet great people and when I'm sent out of studio to "work" I get to do the neatest stuff.  I host parties, introduce musicians on stage, emcee fashion shows, play beach games with listeners in Hilton Head, etc.  But one of the most fun things I've ever gotten to do was eat donuts to help raise money for the Special Olympics! Read more...

Liming In St. Lucia

I learned a new term while in St. Lucia and plan on doing it regularly now that I'm back home in Charlotte.  LIMING.  It means "to chill", but the pre-requisite to Liming is an adult beverage in your hand otherwise you'll just be slacking-  not liming.   And you know me, I'm all about succeeding when I put my mind to something!  Speaking of, my new friends at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort seemed to have mastered the art of making their guests seem completely spoiled yet right at home.  Beyond the wonderful employees who are genuinely happy to see you, to the ridiculous 5 star service, to the yummy all-you-can-drink adult beverages, the food at Sandals Grande St. Lucian is fabulous!  Read more...
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