Thanks to everybody who came out to The Weekender Summer Kickoff Party at River Grille, hosted by yours truly! The fashion show by Bratty Natty's was truly spectacular! They even dressed my funky bod in their bangin' apparel. I haven't looked this good since I wore that princess Jasmine costume for six days straight in elementary school...
my Bratty Natty's dress :))
with the crew from Bratty Natty's
more with the Bratty Natty's babes
DJ Hersh! Love him!
another shot of my dress - I wish I could wear this every day!
with my best friend "twin sis" Desiree
MY crew! Me, Desiree, and Viviane = best buds in killer duds.... NOW LET'S GET THIS SUMMER STARTED!!!
Went to get an oil change earlier this week and asked the mechanic if the vulcanized tires are excited for the new Star Trek movie. He did not laugh. Reminded me of the day I complimented the FedEx guy's "big package" (yuck yuck) and he turned around and it was a chick... I should not be allowed to talk to people.
So coming off the high of that beautifully placed joke, I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and run 10 miles. It's a CRIME to waste a beautiful day, right? I realized as I was trotting through a crosswalk that I get nervous if a car is waiting for me to cross. I get self conscious. Makes me change my stride, like a wounded gazelle, cuz I'm afraid I'm gonna fall. Imagine if the mechanic who didn't get my joke earlier that day was the one driving the car waiting for me to cross the road in front of him. He'd assume I had a horrible accident, leaving me unable to work my legs or speak properly.
Again, the arguments for me staying in the house at all times are myriad.
But I hope YOU have a great weekend here in NEPA! Take advantage of the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes Barre and go outside to exercise! In case you need another reason to rely on natural endorphins instead of drugs: Rod Stewart said in an interview this week that years of steroid use made his pee-pee smaller. AND it left him looking like…… Rod Stewart. Let that be one to grow on.
She's in Michigan. I'm here. A little blue that I can't be with my mommy on Mothers Day. I'm staying off Facebook all weekend and avoiding anyplace that offers brunch, so I don't start crying in public like a weirdo. I had that problem on Christmas a couple years ago. Some kid offered me a Rudolph cookie at a bake sale and all I could think was: my family's back in Michigan watching Rudolph, probably singing "Silver & Gold" with Burl Ives, and I'm here eating a charity cookie from a nine year old.....and this is the nicest gift anyone in Pennsylvania has ever given me. That was my first Christmas here. Pathetic, yes. But all Pennsylvania Christmases since have been lovely! Poor kid probably thought I was mental when I got tears in my eyes over a cookie...
He's kinda right.
I just wanted to say I HAVE THE BEST MOM (and two of the best grandmas) in the world! I love you all and I would NOT be where I am today if it weren't for strong women like you! I hope all the moms out there have a happy Mothers Day! And if you're barren and childless like me, you can enjoy the day by throwing on yoga pants and cranking up "Groove Is In The Heart" while you dance around like an idiot, cuz no one's there to judge you except that potted plant. Damn righteous ficas.
Had to retire my favorite running shoes yesterday! What's worse: that I've been running in the same shoes for 3 years now, or that I've run with that HOLE in the toe for 2 weeks? And no, it's not cuz I'm cheap. Well..... not JUST cuz I'm cheap. These things are so COMFY! They fit me like a glove....for my feet. Bad with analogies today.
I run between 30-40 miles a week so these things have been good to me. Fare thee well, old friends.
YEAHHHH! Bring on the SPF and the Igloo coolers! Summer concert season has officially commenced! Got to host M3 Rock Festival in Maryland over the weekend with my rock radio show. Had a BLAST!
Can't even tell you my favorite part. Jackyl brought my cohost & I onstage during their set to do a shot of Jesse James Dupree's bourbon with them - AWESOME! Plus Steel Panther invited us to hang out in their dressing room for over an hour - we sat there and watched Twisted Sister's set with them, just hanging out, chatting - the Steel Panther guys are some of the nicest on earth! Not exaggerating. It was trippy to get to be with so many of my rock faves and hang out as friends. Bret Michaels, Jackyl, Loudness, Steel Panther, Danger Danger, Kix, WASP, Firehouse, Trixter, Tuff, Great White, Kings X, Steelheart = amazing.
me with CJ & Allen from Firehouse
me, Ted Poley (Danger Danger), my cohost Ralph, Bruno Ravel, Rachel Poley (Ted's wife)
JACKYL'S TOUR BUS! Love them! Jesse James Dupree is the best combination of badass/nice guy you'll ever meet!
my cohost Ralph, Biill Leverty from Firehouse, me
me with PJ from Trixter
Steve West (Danger Danger), me, Steve Brown (Trixter), Ralph
LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this soundboard! And the sound guy was super cool. Let me poke around the controls and check out all the equipment. Music nerd HEAVEN!
....and as you can see PERFECT weather! This was the crowd just starting to form morning of the second day. If you ever get a chance to visit Merriweather Post Pavillion in Maryland - GO! Great venue, great scenery.
Next up: DAVE MATTHEWS BAND at Montage this month! See you there rock fans!!! I won't wear a Ratt t-shirt to that one. I promise.
This week we had some majorly FUN guests in the studio. The first, Chef Michael Langdon from Plains. You may know him from Hell's Kitchen. He's on the show this season, still hasn't been kicked off, which I find very impressive especially since I think Gordon Ramsey is kind of like an angry kitchen Darth Vader. Dude scares the crap outta me.
Anyway, Michael had us blind taste-testing some of his dishes. I got none right. But he let me eat them anyway, which I thought was super nice of him. Note to Lissa: tuna and duck are not the same thing....
Chef Michael - cool, funny, tall.
THEN we had former intern Danielle (now one of my best friends in the world) on the air with us - LOVE HER! :)))
Everybody smiles when Danielle's around!
And finally... on the Friday Morning Happy Hour... our friends from The WOODLANDS stopped by! Here's Simone, the hot bartender, sharing a drinkie with me :) Go see them this weekend! Their deck is now open and it's beauuuuuuuutiful! Almost as beautiful as Simone... she'll make you one of these bucket beverages = lethal!
Just wanted to say THANKS everybody who made it out to my songwriter's showcase at the Woodlands the other night! What a fantastic crowd!!! My friend Sara (such a sweetheart) got a few minutes of footage from my set - thought I'd share....
Hugh Hefner is 87 today. But his 24 year old wife says age has NOTHING TO DO with sexiness – he doesn’t look a day over a hundred million dollars. Haa... naw, I would never pick on somebody for their age, but this is something I don't get about the elder generation:
So people just keep snotting in the same rag all day and putting it back in their pocket? Is the glory of KLEENEX a secret we're keeping from these people? I feel like I should tell them. I mean, what if they're doing the same thing with condoms? It's just unnatural.
Speaking of unnatural, they just released a study that shows childless single women have a very unhealthy view of pets as their children. I'd be devastated by this if Fluffy and Melissa Junior weren't here to console me.... Enjoy the sun today! If you're going to Hef's birthday party avoid the Viagra cupcakes. Unless you wanna stand all night.
I MET MY NIECE THIS WEEKEND!!! :D My little newborn baby niece/angel from heaven! Her name is Amy Beth, she was born on March 24th, her big brother Benjamin (my nephew) is proud as can be.... check it out...
I know I met Adam Levine last week, but I'm sorry - THIS IS BETTER!!!! Amy and Benjamin, cuddling with me on the couch = happiness!
Isn't she perfect?
I feel like my brother may finally be good at something besides farting and predicting NASCAR winners. He makes some darn cute kids!! Love them so much. If you have kids (or nieces & nephews) HUG THEM TODAY! Every moment is precious.