Friday, July 30, 2010

GO Bay Head: Bay Head Mayor's Wellness Campaign

GO Bay Head! is a volunteer program sponsored by Mayor Bill Curtis of Bay Head, NJ, with the goal of promoting fitness, well-being, and good health in our community. Active living and healthy food choices are the keys to fitness and wellness, regardless of your age.

Mark your calendar for the following events:

Wednesday, August 11th: What's Cooking for Kids Workshops
Friday, August 13th: Youth Recreation Program -- Kids Fit -- Bay Head School
Saturday, August 14th: Water Safety 101
Month of August: Recycle Your Kicks -- Sneaker Recycling
Month of August: Presidents Challenge -- Join GO Bay Head
Month of August: Wellness Lecture Series at Dorcas'
Month of August: Walk Bay Head -- Walking Tour maps available online
Saturday, October 2nd: Bay Head Community Days -- Wellness Celebration

The October 2nd celebration includes the annual 5k Shark Run, the Rubber Duck Derby on Scow Ditch, and an all-day festival in Centennial Park.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Maybe It Was Memphis

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Memphis Travel. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the country music playlists that I created on my iPod is called "Don't Mention Memphis," based on the Tim McGraw song. That playlist includes other gems like Trisha Yearwood's "Wrong Side of Memphis," Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis," and "Maybe It Was Memphis" by Pam Tillis. Since Memphis is featured prominently in so many of my favorite songs, I was lucky to have the chance to travel there on business almost fifteen years ago, when I was still single, working for The Firm, and, of course, London and Maddie weren't even twinkles in my eye.

Back then, it wasn't easy to find a Memphis-savvy travel guide, but I did know enough to stay at the Peabody Hotel and show up on time to see the famous Peabody Ducks, get the blues on Beale Street, and enjoy some serious Memphis BBQ ribs. Unfortunately, my client kept me so busy with due diligence work that I never had the chance to visit Elvis at Graceland.

Flash forward fifteen years to today, when London and Maddie at age 9 and 8 are just about the right age to enjoy a trip to Memphis, and I'm ready to enter to win a trip package. The family package includes accomodations at the Madison Hotel, a carriage ride, admission to the Memphis Zoo, the Pink Palace, and dinner for four at Rendezvous.

Wish me luck... maybe this is my chance to go back and visit Graceland.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Music Monday: You Keep Me Hangin' On by the Glee Cast

Up north in the Roxiticus Valley, London and Maddie are in the midst of their fourth summer of Annie's Playhouse Summer Stars day camp, and this year's theme is Glee. Our family hadn't watched Glee all year, but we decided to catch up on the entire first season as fast as we can. The girls and I have been having Glee marathons until bedtime every night and are really addicted. For this week's Music Monday on the Bay Head Blog, I picked Quinn Fabray and the Cheerios singing "You Keep Me Hangin' On," since London and Maddie both have solos in that one in this year's big show at Annie's Playhouse on Friday, August 6th.

Set me free, why don't cha babe
Get out my life, why don't cha babe
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on
You don't really need me
But you keep me hangin' on

Why do you keep a coming around
Playing with my heart?
Why don't you get out of my life
And let me make a new start?
Let me get over you
The way you've gotten over me

Set me free, why don't cha babe
Let me be, why don't cha babe
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on
Now you don't really want me
You just keep me hangin' on

You say although we broke up
You still wanna be just friends
But how can we still be friends
When seeing you only breaks my heart again
And there ain't nothing I can do about it

Woo, set me free, why don't cha babe
Woo, get out my life, why don't cha babe
Set me free, why don't cha babe
Get out my life, why don't cha babe

You claim you still care for me
But your heart and soul needs to be free
Now that you've got your freedom
You wanna still hold on to me
You don't want me for yourself
So let me find somebody else Hey!

Why don't you be a man about it
And set me free
Now you don't care a thing about me
You're just using me
Go on, get out, get out of my life
And let me sleep at night
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on...

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