What a night to kick off the Country Concert Season at Blossom! The weather was perfect. Sunny, in the 70s and Zac Brown Band put on a fantastic show.
ZBB always plays for an extending amount of time. They even have an intermission. They played their hits, starting with Homegrown, kept em coming with Knee Deep and Goodbye in Her Eyes, Sweet Annie and more right from the start and they mixed in a lot of new tunes as well. When they brought out the wheel of James Taylor and had a young fan on stage to spin it, I knew we were in for a great night. The second half of the show was no different.
Fan favorite Drake White opened the show and he brought his stomping energy to Blossom that got the crowd ready to go! It was fun night from start to finish!
Never underestimate the power of clean clothes, especially for young kids that may not have the luxury that many of us don't think about until we "run out'. Even then, for many of us it's as easy as walking to another room of our house and tossing a load into the washer and then the drier a little later. While its a chore for many of us to do laundry, there are many families that have to save their money and then cart all of their laundry to and from a Laundromat when they can, if they can.
When it comes to kids, there have been programs and studies around the country that have shown that families who have had the opportunity to benefit from community or school based laundry programs have improved attendance and better focus which leads to more self esteem and better grades. Medina is launching a kind of 'voucher' program through Garfield Elementary school with the help of local businesses and donations from residents.
For more details on the program and how you can help, CLICK HERE
“It’s OK To Be Breathless….”
Being breathless or speechless is not always thought to be good, but I feel differently. Since being speechless generally is not a problem for me, (sheesh) let’s defend breathless instead. There are times we feel breathless. First, the literal form. You’re working out, running, jogging, hiking, whatever, doing good for your body and health. Being breathless is always tough to weather in those moments, but deep, hard to catch breaths eventually give way to far more gentle ones. And then there’s the good feeling afterward that ensues from a good physical burn.
There’s also a more casual form, like rooting for your favorite team, good or bad. The feeling when the Indians were on the verge of a World Series title in 2016, the Cavs winning it the same year, or the Browns leaving you breathless weekly, when we all wish NFL games were 59 minutes long and not 60. The adrenaline that flows through you, the feeling that you are part of something communal. And when it passes, you feel better knowing that you cared about something deeply enough to let it temporarily take over your body. This is a good breathless as well.
Then there’s the kind of breathless only another breathing soul can provide. I saw a social media post a couple weeks ago that stated something like, “The sight of him/her, still makes me breathless after a long time….” (paraphrasing). And I thought, what a great way to feel and publicly state. We all should be so fortunate to feel breathless in the presence of the one we hold close. Is it a romantic synonym for being extremely happy? Well of course.
But what on earth is wrong with that? It tells you just how alive you really are, and confirms you are, where you are supposed to be in the world. Those moments when you share the same air.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Of course I think the world of mine. I 100% get my humor and quirkiness from my dear old dad!
He is the king of dad jokes, the best advice giver and always there to listen. I am beyond proud that I can call him dad.
No matter what your Father’s Day plans are this weekend- take a moment to call your dad, remember him if that is case, or take the day to treat him, heck even buy him the neck tie, because if I can give my dad half the joy he has brought to my life, I am doing okay.
Here’s one my ALL TIME favorite Dad Jokes from my daddio: two antennas got married. The wedding was ok, but the reception was GREAT! Hahahaha! Oh, I am so LOL!
The Warriors did not get the 'Three-peat' they had hoped for.
As a Cavs fan I'm pretty happy, aside from the injuries suffered by two of the greatest shooters in the league, of course. I'm a fan of the sport of Basketball in general and while I support my favorite teams, I really enjoy watching a good, competitive contest rather than a blow-out or one-sided victory. Could the series have ended another way had KD been healthy? Sure. Had Klay not gone down in Game 6? Probably. Those will be factors to reflect on for those that were not thrilled with the outcome of Game 6, but in the end, the Toronto Raptors are the NBA Champions and that's what the History books will show. Injuries are a part of the game, just look at the Western Conference finals from the 2018 season... would the Warriors have beaten the Rockets to advance if CP3 didn't have to sit those last games? We will never know.
I do hope for a full, speedy recovery for Klay and KD... and not just so I can 'Love to Hate' them for being as good as they are, but because whether you like them or not, they bring another level of excitement to the game when they are on the floor.
Congrats to our neighbors to THE NORTH for bringing home their first NBA Championship for not only the Franchise, but for ANY COUNTRY outside the USA. Also, we can never let 'The North' forget that 'The North Coast' is the team that showed that the Warriors could be beaten. Now bring on The Draft!!!
The first night of the WQMX Bowling League was a smash of a success! From the great group of people to the staff, we had a ball!
The prizes, the ticket stop, the food all the things- we were in the right frame of mind and it was such a fun night! There are a few lanes still available, so be sure to call Turkeyfoot lanes ASAP to get in for next Wednesday, 330.644.8417.
Next week I will be back from 7-9pm with Rolling Green Mini Golf Passes, Circle K Gas Gift Cards and…. 2 passes to THE COUNTRY FEST! More details to come on how you can win ;) Bowling = winning!