Hey there! THANK YOU if you were one of the wonderful samaritans who showed up for the bone marrow registry event on Thursday! We had the Boys & Girls Cub of Scranton on the air with us that morning to pump it up - we're trying to find a bone marrow match for Mari, a Scranton native who has Leukemia. No one in her family is a match, but hopefully of the 100+ potential donors who came to the event on Thursday - we'll find one! By the time I showed up 4:30pm on Thursday, the line was out the door! Well done, Northeast PA!
You can always go to bethematch.org to register if you missed it! THANK YOU AGAIN!
Boys & Girls Club in the studio - from left: Me, Larayne, Tricia, Etta (in the chair), Rocky.
Friday I checked out Blues Traveler on the Sherman Theater Summer Stage. Outside under the stars, gorgeous night! Went with one of my best friends, Nicole - we're both big music geeks and were BOTH blown away by their performance! I knew they were good, but I didn't know they were amazing! John Popper's vocals are sick! He gave me chills in 90 degree weather.
Much like my wicked camera skills....which are obviously awesome. Sigh. WHY IS THIS CROOKED?! I wasn't even drinking. Cool stage though.
Me & Coley :)
Saturday I helped out with the benefit for the Deutsch Institute, to help local people with disabilities and mental illness. It was an outside concert, behind Mulligans. Lots of great food, killer music, cool vibe. And my girls were even able to join me!
Desiree, Me, Holly
Graces Downfall playing in front of a beautiful Scranton background....
Again, THANK YOU to everybody who came to either of these events! Whenever I can use even a tiny portion of my weekend to help people, I'd say that's time well spent. Especially considering my alternative = dancing around in the lawn sprinkler to "I Got The Power" by Snap.... and I promised my neighbors I wouldn't do that anymore. As much.
Went with Amber & Desiree to Philly on Saturday to see NKOTB/Boys 2 Men/98 Degrees - SOOOOOO much fun! It might interest you (and by "you" I mean YOU, Mom, cuz you're the only one) to know I STILL remember all the choreography from their videos back in the day. In fact, Amber and Desiree did too. We may or may not have stage an impromptu reenactment of those dance routines in the parking lot pre-show. (There also may have been some Backstreet Boys and Tiffany in there- I DARE YOU to crank "I Think We're Alone Now" and NOT dance.... can't be done).
One thing is for certain - good music is wonderful, but it's made a million times sweeter when you can enjoy it with great friends :) LOVE these girls....
Getting ready at the hotel...
BEAUTIFUL DAY in Philly!!
about to go inside..... I have no idea what's wrong with our faces....