Thank you to EVERYBODY who came out to our Party On The Patio last night for the Ryan's Run Kickoff!! Raised some great funds for Allied Health Services and saw SO many wonderful friends! Thanks Des, Cami, and Ryan for the pics...
Desiree, Me, & Jamie :)
Me & my piano = true love!
Me & Desiree - FAVE pic of the night!
Thanks to the spectacular sound & stage peeps at Mohegan for making us all sound our best last night!
Holy musicians! Ryan's band and George Wesley's Band!
They’re calling it a return to normalcy at Penn State this weekend but I’m thinking it will be anything but that.
Emotion will be overflowing at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
And even though both Penn State and Ohio will be wearing decals on their helmets showing support for the Sandusky victims, let’s hope the focus is on football.
After some last minute scrambling this week I was finally able to score tickets for the home opener. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to a Nittany Lions football game, but I made a promise to show support for the team this season.
I thought it was important to be there in the stands for the first game.
And even though I’m a grad of Penn State’s opponent, Ohio U, I’ll be rooting full force for the Lions.
“Wanna hold my snake?”…..usually that line doesn’t work on me, but yesterday it did. I was at Quaker Steak & Lube, Bike Night, and some dude brought a giant snake. Why? Who knows. But I immediately froze cuz I’m deathly afraid of snakes. Turns out he named it after his son.Cuz it was his son’s snake. His son was killed overseas in the service. So when a guy tells you THAT…… how can you say no when he asks if you wanna hold it?
I did what any red blooded American would do. I said HELL YEAH!!!
And this is my favorite junior biker, little Lizzy Farley - LOVE HER! She's my buddy. She comes to Bike Night quite a bit with her Grandma & Grandpa :) Isn't she beautiful?
Tuesday I had ALL ACCESS to Uproar Festival (thanks Sully)! Hung out all day with him (lead signer from Godsmack if you're not in the know) on his bus, in the dressing room, he basically let us annoy him all day, God love him. My friend Amber and I agreed it was surreal. SUCH a nice guy! And what an amazing show!
I’ll have you know, backstage after the show, Shinedown and the dudes from Godsmack were talking about how awesome the crowd was at Montage! YEAH SCRANTON! We rock ;)
I'M GONNA BE GONE TOMORROW! Yes, you heard correctly - I have a day OFF. Well, til Quaker Steak & Lube Bike Night at 6pm. But most of the day I will be off. TONIGHT I will be at Montage....
I have a date with Sully Erna (from Godsmack). He is unaware that this is a date, but it most certainly is. Haa Uproar Festival! Remember when I opened for Sully back in April? Yeah, he was super nice to me and I feel I must repay him by going to scream my face off for he & the rest of the bands at Uproar tonight... (he'll be going on the Shiprocked Cruise with me in November too - WOOT!)
Excited to see you Sully!!
I'm also pumped to see THESE GUYS....
SHINEDOWN! Love them too!
And here's a couple pics from my weekend. I got to have brunch in NYC with some very dear friends whom I seldom see. Was very sweet! Too brief though. Thank the Lord for good friends! :)
...the lovely and talented Leah Sutton. She's my friend Ralph's mom - she used to book a comedy club in NYC where Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Mario Cantone, Susie Essman a bunch of others got their start. This woman knows good comedy! And good talent in general.
All of us at brunch! Leah, her friend Jill in yellow, Leah's fiance Robert, Ralph, and me :)
Ralph's one of my besties. He's also my cohost on The Tour Bus Radio Show (rock show in NYC). Find us on Facebook! He's even more offensive than me :)
And finally - here's a photo of MY NEPHEW BENJAMIN IN A SUIT!!! I have no reason to add this, but he was in his OTHER Aunt's wedding over the weekend (Congrats Anna & Chase! Love you!) and I just think this is super cute.... Isn't he dapper??
Jeff Reese, head instructor @ Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Scranton MMA joined us on the show this morning. He's spreading the word on Scranton MMA's official anti-bullying, self-defense program BULLYSHIELD.
160,000 kids miss school every day because they live in fear of being bullied. Physical and/or verbal abuse causes depression and lowers self-esteem. At Scranton MMA they seek to Bullyshield your child by building their confidence through the teaching of self-defense.
Jeff was nice enough to offer 25 FREE 30 day programs to our listeners. If you want to get your kid signed up for the FREE BullyShield starter program send me an email.
And if you need more info on the BullyShield program go here.
This is the cake I made for Boyfriend's dad's birthday this past weekend. It was my first time using an edible photo image at home and well . . . I learned a few lessons. If you ever decide to do a photo cake at home, don't put a lid on whatever you carry it with unless you know FOR SURE there is enough space between the lid and the cake. In transport, he lost part of his beard. :) It tasted good though, that's what counts, right?! Oh hey, and the thought! :)
Today marks 2 years with Boyfriend. Crazy, right? Before him, I feel like I was constantly blogging about horrible dates and meeting just about every creep within 50 miles. It's pretty awesome that while it feels like it was just yesterday that we met . . . at the same time it feels much longer than 2 years. We celebrated with a little date on Friday night and to my surprise, he braved the Michael Kors store all on his own and gave me the most beautiful purse as a gift. It's perfect for Fall . . . very exciting! A guy who goes to Michael Kors?! Score. :)
No means no unless it comes from my mouth. WTH?! Twice a week I get emails from a PR company trying to get their client on the air with us. Their client is an author who penned two books regarding chiropractic issues. I know what you’re thinking – WHY are you waiting, Lissa?! Book this man before he turns into a global phenom and doesn’t have TIME for piddly little radio interviews!!!
I don’t mean to make fun of the author. He’s probably a very smart, well adjusted (get it - spinal humor) man. My issue is with the person sending these emails. EVERY TIME they start with: “Are you always wondering why chiropractors get a bad rap”? And every time I think: no. I don’t think anyone wonders that. Why would they? And to use the word "always"? Haaa....Yes. Always. Constantly. It's right under "Paying Bills" and "Birth Control" on my list of concerns.
First of all, KRZ’s audience is mainly young females (18-34). Chicks like me. Translation: if we care about chiropractors AT ALL, it’s because we hurt ourselves at Zumba (Lissa) or drunkenly fell off our friend’s porch (Lissa) and need a little alignment assistance. Doesn’t mean we sit and think about it, hoping to hear some random guy on the radio whining about how nobody thinks he’s a real doctor. I’m sorry, but we don’t.
Who’s the public relations genius sending these emails to a Top 40 station in the first place?! And why, after several reponses of “no thank you” DO YOU CONTINUE TO SEND THEM?! If I were author-chiropractor guy and this were my agent, I would strangle him and demand my money back.
See, people wonder why I don’t have a manager/agent when it comes to my music – THIS is why. I don’t want some spamhead in Fruitypatoot California mass emailing venues or media personnel and annoying the crap outta them in the name of my music. Lesson of the day: know your product. Know your approach. Know the word NO. This is also helpful on dates…..Italian guy from the bar last weekend.
Aren't they beautiful? Total superstars! You'll hear Aubrey and Kara in some KRZ ads over the next few weeks, talking about my marathon. They're patients at Allied Health Services. I'm running the New York City Marathon for them in November, so any fundraising I do benefits their rehabilitation (Aubrey has cerebral palsy and Kara's a brain tumor survivor). Remember - NO amount is too small! I appreciate anything you can spare!
Teachers back in the day could get away with a lot more than they can today. I had a 4th Grade teacher named Mrs. Pause. She was 4' 11", but didn't act it. If she caught you talking in class you could expect 1 of 2 things to happen: either she would sneak up behind you and whack you in the back of your head with her hand OR fling an eraser right between your eyes.
And on my Senior class trip in High School we spent 2 nights at a camp ground with cabins. A few teachers acted as chaperones. The "cool" English teacher that all the girls had the hots for actually went on a beer run for us! Times have changed.
What did your teacher do when you were in school, that there is no way they would get away with today?
Here's what some of you had to say--
Have a GREAT weekend!
Hey guys when I was in high school (late 70's) we had a male teacher that had a stash of adult mags in his desk and he allowed us to browse the pics. We also had another teacher that used smokeless tobacco and let us use it in his class.
A teacher from Central Columbia high school, Bloomsburg PA did pose for Playboy and I can’t remember for the life of me her name.....she was a centerfold and kids constantly posted the pics in hallways
A teacher @ Poc Mt high school around 94' was a Coors Light girl. Poster was in a beer distributor.
A teacher would place a metal garbage can over a student’s head and bang on it with a ruler.
My volley ball coach: "What's a matter with you? Do you have your period?" (when we didn't move fast enough!)
I had a teacher in high school that used to slap students on the wrist with a rubber spatula she called her “Lady Rubbermaid.”
Our electrical shop teacher gave me and a friend keys to his car countless times to go to Burger King for lunch as long as he got a vanilla milk shake.
When I was in 5th grade (early 80's), there was a kid that talked all the time (probably had ADHD looking back), and our teacher would make him wear a dog muzzle!
Joe S. sprayed me with a water fire extinguisher for asking to go to the bathroom.
Although it was only last year, a substitute came into our class and said he was drunk.
I graduated in 01 and I remember this was in junior high school I had a teacher if any females wore skirts in his class he would make them sit right in the front.
I had a teacher that would swear at kids and smack kids' heads together. He also would not let a girl go to the bathroom so she wet herself. This was 4th grade.
I graduated in 1990 and I had an English Lit teacher who was a stoner and often came to class stoned.
My 1st grade teacher took us on a "field trip." We went for a walk through the city to the bank so she could cash her check. We were told not to tell our parents, but in the 80s, apparently schools didn't keep track of us.
Our gym teacher. If we were chewing gum in class we would have to put a piece of gum in a box and take an old one out and chew it for the rest of class.
I just graduated in 2008 and we had a teacher who would jump on kids' desks if they weren't paying attention.
My History teacher would bum smokes from students and go out for smoke breaks with students.
Hey friends! Let's hear it for THURSDAY! I'm making today my Friday and taking tomorrow off to play CAKE BOSS. I'm baking Boyfriend's dad's birthday cake and well, I let my imagination get the best of me and realized i'm going to need a full day to accomplish everything i'm trying to do. I'll post pictures on Monday. I have high hopes for this masterpiece in the making! :)
I first heard this song a few weeks and i've quickly become obsessed with The Lumineers. Have you hear "Ho Hey" ??? I'd love to hear your thoughts? I'm listening on repeat for the 4th time already today ... there's something about it that I love ... like it?