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2.19.2017

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Thunders into Cleveland (Photos)

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Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Thunders into Cleveland (Photos)

Monster Jam Triple Threat was truly a triple threat! Exciting, thrilling, and full of surprises.

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There's nothing like watching these huge trucks in person!

And, it's always fun to see a Cleveland native come home and show off his skills!

2.17.2017

What to Do Northeast Ohio | February 17 - 23

Fun, family friendly events in CLE and Northeast Ohio #EatPlayLiveCLE

This happened last week!




Can't wait to see what happens this weekend! 


Bucket List - Family Friendly Events in Northeast Ohio 
The bucket list calendar is a list of fun things we would like to do in Northeast Ohio if we had unlimited time and money. Some are free, most are not, and be sure to call all events prior to attending, just in case I have some information wrong or it was canceled.

That Post Questioning Politics, Media, and Being Catholic

That Post Questioning Politics, Media, and Being Catholic


I'm still struggling with being on social media, being a Catholic, and president 45.


After the Women's March, I felt energized. I could be on social media and advocate for issues of importance. In the process, I eliminated "friends" and blocked others. I was even called an asshole. Granted, I compared her to her mother so might have deserved it. Wasn't wrong, but was an asshole move.

I watched 45's press conference Thursday, expecting to hear who the new secretary of the Department of Labor nominee would be for his cabinet. Google was up and ready for me to learn more about this new pick. What new controversy was going to surround this person?

Turns out the controversy wasn't what I was expecting some 70 odd minutes later. It was 45 himself and his live therapy session with the world.

It was also insulting for him to tell us, the public, that we aren't smart enough to know what or who to trust.
"You know what it is? Here's the thing. The public isn't -- you know, they read newspapers, they see television, they watch. They don't know if it's true or false because they're not involved. I'm involved. I've been involved with this stuff all my life. But I'm involved. So I know when you're telling the truth or when you're not. I just see many, many untruthful things.

And I'll tell you what else I see. I see tone. You know the word "tone." The tone is such hatred. I'm really not a bad person, by the way. No, but the tone is such -- I do get good ratings, you have to admit that -- the tone is such hatred." - 45

Just saying something does not make it true. We need the media and those who are willing to break the law to shed light on what is really going on in the White House. We also need to demand integrity from trusted sources. We can also research much on our own.

Instead, we are being distracted from the real issues. 

2.09.2017

Irish Comfort Food + Storytelling at the MusicBox Supper Club

Irish Comfort Food + Storytelling at the MusicBox Supper Club

I spent my twenties working on the West Bank of the Flats in Cleveland, Ohio. Well, most of my twenties. I ended my hospitality career on the other side of the river.

Now, I get to scope out restaurants to plan a dinner for my day job. This is the third year and I'm going back to my roots. Well, sort of, my old night club is now the Music Box Supper Club. The hubs and I went on Wednesday night to see the space and have dinner.

Gone is the water fountain that was in the circular driveway. Gone is the Panini's restaurant in the basement. Gone is the dance floor and the DJ booth. Even my office is gone. It's an elevator.

In its place, a really beautiful club and restaurant. In the late 90s, the place to be was on the dance floor on the second floor. Now, when you walk in you can upstairs to the concert hall or straight into the Rusty Anchor.

MusicBox Supper Club stairs to Concert Hall
I can't tell you how many guys I watched roll down those stairs.
The concert hall looks intimate on what was once the dance floor. All seats have a perfect view of the stage. Only one bar remains in the back along the windows.

MusicBox Supper Club riverview

The panoramic view of the river hasn't changed and is breathtaking for this Cleveland gal. The last time I looked out these windows, they had just demolished several restaurants. Now, you can look out over the river on to the brand new East Bank of the Flats.

What to Do Northeast Ohio | February 10 - 16

Fun, family friendly events in CLE and Northeast Ohio #EatPlayLiveCLE

Enter to win Monster Jam ticktes! Ends soon!

This happened last week!


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Can't wait to see what happens this weekend! 


Bucket List - Family Friendly Events in Northeast Ohio 
The bucket list calendar is a list of fun things we would like to do in Northeast Ohio if we had unlimited time and money. Some are free, most are not, and be sure to call all events prior to attending, just in case I have some information wrong or it was canceled.

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