First time in my life forgot to shut my phone off during church on Sunday! MORTIFIED!! My "Super Freak" Rick James ringtone went off during the sermon ...Coincidentally the lesson was about a bible chick who married seven dudes. A very kinky girl. The kind you don't take home to mother...
We sang the Star Spangled Banner before the service in honor of Veterans Day. Teared up thinking of my Grandpa, my favorite WW2 vet. Miss him so much!!! (He's back in Michigan, not gone for good. Didn't mean to make that sound morbid). Did you see on the news yesterday where President Obama visited that 107 yr old WW2 veteran? VERY cool. Things only got a little awkward when he made the guy purchase maternity healthcare coverage.
This just in... no longer snowing in Scranton. I'm gonna make a grass angel. Cuz my Grandpa fought for my right to flail on the lawn. God Bless the USA!
Never in my life have I felt more like an athlete. And never in my life have I had more than a hundred people yell "Run Forrest" as I pass them on the street.... Haaa. The NYC marathon was an unbelievable experience! Next to skydiving, the biggest rush of my life! Our Ryan's Run 4 team raised over $296,000 (not a typo) for Allied Health Services to help kids and adults with disabilities. I couldn't be more proud. Only got a few pics. But wanted to share....
the start line
crossing the finish line... (sorry I know it's crappy quality - screen capture)
my MEDAL!!! ............(yes, every runner gets one... but still)
Our FUNDRAISING totals! Go Northeast PA!!!!! Your donations made this possible - THANK YOU so very much! xo
So Friday was my birthday. Turned 87 years old (Oil of Olay - endorsement opportunity hellooooo).... had the best birthday weekend since I was eight and got a Janet Jackson album from my aunt (played it til it broke). Something I've realized in my old age: great friends are even better than Janet Jackson albums. No, really, I know Design Of A Decade was good, but check out what was waiting for me first thing Friday morning from my friend Shannon....
haaaaaaaaa sexy, no?
THEN I got to see Jeffrey Ross's comedy show at the Kirby with my friends Nicole & Jenis Friday night, and SAMMY HAGAR on Saturday!! Yeah, we were front row - I'm not ashamed to say I totally lost my mind!!!!! Check this view....
ROCK CANDY BABY!!!
Jenis, Desiree, and Me :) goofballs. LOVE these chickas. What a perfect birthday weekend!! Now on to NYC marathon (Sunday). New year = new reasons to smile!
Thanks to the Kirby Center for an amazing Alice Cooper show the other night, and for letting me hang out with my idol backstage for a bit. He met me two other times, and even remembered me! Wowsa. AND remembered when we interviewed him on my rock radio show last year. Blew my mind!!!
Forget no more mister nice guy! He is the NICEST celebrity I've ever met!
Thank you EVERYBODY who made it to Bras Across The Bridge last night!! Raised a few thousand dollars for breast cancer (we'll have the final tally Monday) and enjoyed a wonderfully heartwarming evening of fellowship in our "pink" community! I'm sorry in advance there are so many pics, but I didn't wanna leave anybody out! This group = SO amazing :)
I think we did some good here, folks! Smile to yourself knowing you made a difference!!
Just wanted to show love to some BEAUTIFUL local celebs I met over the weekend - the kids at Keystone Extreme Allstars (cheer team) and United Sports Academy (athletic acrobatic team). They were with me at our block party at the Viewmont Mall and they absolutely BLEW ME AWAY with their performances!
And the kids were so kind to each other - the Keystone Extreme team watched while United Sports Academy was doing their demonstration and vice versa. VERY nice to see such good sportsmanship in young people! Check out their awesome pics! And if you can, join me for United Sports Academy's 5K Run/Walk for the Kids! Here's the info:
United Sports Academy's 5K Run/Walk to benefit Childrens Miracle Network
Nay Aug Park in Scranton
Sunday, October 20 @ 9am
ALL AGES WELCOME!
Any questions, call Michelle at 570 963 5477
A nationally renowned suicide prevention speaker is set to give lectures in Northeast PA over the next few weeks. Whether you're someone who's battled depression or you 've been affected by a loved one's suicide, I DO believe this type of thing helps people, to open the dialogue and try to express hope to those who struggle.
His name is John Halligan - his own son Ryan committed suicide back in 2003 at just 13 years old. All lectures are free and open to the public. Evening sessions begin at 7pm.
Sept 10 Hazleton Area High School
Sept 12 Northwest High School
Sept 17 Pittston Area HIgh School
Sept 19 Wyoming Valley West High School
Sept 23 Misericordia University
Sept 25 Wilkes University
Sept 26 McCann School of Business & Technology
Starve a cold, skydive for a fever….right? I was sick all last week so I ALMOST said no when my friend Justin from The Weekender asked if he could interview me. But I didn’t wanna cancel, so we set up a meeting for Friday. Little did I know , he wanted to interview me in an “unconventional” setting so I didn’t have time to really think about my answers.….hmmm…kay…
Cut to an hour later and we were jumping out of a plane from two miles above the earth. Ha! My THIRD skydive and I’m officially hooked! Our interview will be in the next issue of The Weekender, but I just wanted to take a sec and THANK EVERYBODY at Above The Poconos Skydivers in Drums!! You guys are amazing. Don, Darlene, Barbra, Christoph Streicher (he was my awesome tandem), Brian, Tiddy, Dave, the whole crew = YOU ROCK!!
If you’re thinking of going skydiving, hit them up!
Remember a simpler time? When Britney Spears still had her real hair, and no one knew the word “twerk”, and we didn’t realize Pepe Lepew was basically sexually assaulting that cat? I’m talking about childhood. Twas a blissful period for me because I had a vivid imagination and awesome parents. (I thought I was The Little Mermaid, they were just happy I was taking baths. It worked.)
But I got a message from a woman on facebook the other day, a mother, who made me sick to my stomach for another kid. Lemme explain: I don’t even know this woman (she claims to have met me at Backyard Alehouse two years ago…okay maybe) but she was trying to use her SICK KID to get Maroon 5 tickets! This was NOT part of a giveaway, not part of a KRZ thing, she just wanted ME to get them for her because her child is sick, thank you very much. Actually she didn’t even say thank you…
When I told her I couldn’t help her she swore at me and told me her daughter’s condition was gonna get worse. Because Lissa devastated her. I couldn’t believe it! My response:
“No – YOU devastated her. Why would you promise her something you don’t even know if you can get? And WHY didn’t you just buy tickets for her if it meant that much to her? So now you’re gonna make me feel like a jerk because I’m not a magic ticket genie?! Newsflash lady: concert tickets don’t cure cancer. And if I DID have two extra tickets I’d take your kid to the concert myself just so she could be away from YOUR soulless black heart for two hours.”
Then I facebook blocked her.
I don’t care if my response was harsh - people who use their kids like that make me sad/angry/infinitely sympathetic for the child. I can’t imagine. No one minds if you include a note about your child’s condition if you’re trying to win a giveaway or something, but to just pimp her out like that when you’re trying to randomly hit up a stranger? Not cool. On that note, I’d like to thank all the parents who rightfully DID win tickets for their kids, because you’re awesome for introducing the younger generation to the world of music! The Little Mermaid would be proud. Now I’m gonna say a quick prayer for that darling sick little girl that her mom stops being Ursula the Sea Witch.