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Beautiful Tribute, Marietta!

Jul 25, 2015 -- 11:23am
BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE
 
I was crying watching the way the City of Marietta honored fallen soldier Lance Cpl. Skip Wells on Thursday.  I'm sure you know, Mr. Wells was killed in the Chattanooga Tennesseee tragedy. 
 
Hundreds of people lined the Canton Connector Bridge over 75.  Then the procession moved by the thousands on Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw.  
 
I also understand, that the City of Marietta pulled this thing together in less than two hours.  Thanks for making us proud.  The fire department, the many flag wavers, the great americans honoring the Wells Family~ The silence was deafening as the motorcade passed. 
 
The funeral is tomorrow afternoon, as I'm writing this on Saturday morning.  The Wells family and the others who lost their lives are on my mind. 
 
Sad week.  Lafayette, Lousiana, thinking of you too. 
 
God Bless America.  
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You used ur power for good!

Jul 16, 2015 -- 9:49pm
I JUST SAT AND WATCHED.
 
 
For the past 15 years or so...I've been involved with a radiothon for Camp twin Lakes....
My friend and teammate, Steak Shapiro, introduced me to the CTL family, and what they were all about.
They had me at 
Hey!!!!!!!!  Wanna help some kids!
 
On Wednesday, the 15th of July....680 hosted our annual telethon.
It's my favorite day on the air.
Not ONE OF MY FAVORITE DAYS> 
it's my favorite day
 
You've probably heard me say USE YOUR POWER FOR GOOD. 
This day, we can use the microphone to make change for good.
 
You know about the on air stuff.
 
I wanna share the behind the scenes magic
 
Around noon, I got an hour break.
 
I left my phone back at broadcast central, and just wanted to walk around the camp and watch.
 
That's what I did.
 
I found a random rocking chair, somewhat hidden, and just observed.
 
I saw laughter, happiness, sarcasm, bumper-wheelchairs.
I forgot these children were sick.
 
And so did they.
 
Thank you , 680 listeners.  
You used your power for good. 
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I'm gonna count to 7.....

Jun 30, 2015 -- 5:11pm
GETING A KICK OUT OF KIDS
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I had a laugh out loud moment on Saturday, when I was checking into a hotel. We were in line, and this lovely woman, who clearly was overwhelmed by 3 kids, while her husband was on his cell phone, btw....... 
Anyway, the lovely woman decided to try and negotiate with a 6 year old.
" I'm going to count to 7, and when I get to 7, you better have straightened up......"
 
7?????  Since when do kids get to 7?
My mom didn't even count, she just looked at me, and then it was over.
Game,Set,Match .
Mom wins. 
 
Again, I don't have kids.  I sit in awe of you guys that do. But I also am so curious about when the kids got the upper hand.  When did parents start negotiating with people under three feet tall? 
 
Oh, and bribes.  That's a whole new concept.  
I'm desperate to go back to when I was 6, and wait for my dad to bribe me with an Iphone or iPad to get me to do something.
 
Or better yet, negotiate with me like we're at the world peace summit, so that I would behave.
 
Again, not criticizing.  
Just observing. 
 
And summertime is the best kid watching ever.
I'm gonna count to 7!
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What to get the DAD in your life!

Jun 16, 2015 -- 5:53pm
 
Gifts for Fathers day~ 
 
I love my dad.  And I must tell you, I'm an excellent gift giver..
So thought I would pass along some ideas.
 
1} If you haven't taken the dad in your life to THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME, you're missing it.  He will LOVE it. It's really interactive, the whole family will enjoy, and you can make an afternoon of it.  Stop by Twin Smokers down on Restaurant Row on Marietta.  Best BBQ he'll ever eat.  The Brisket is ridiculous, and the potato salad...just trust me.  They make with greek yogurt ! 
 
2} Top Golf Gift Card.  This place is crazy!  It's a three story golf heaven on earth, you stand on these golf alleys, and hit golf balls, that have electric chips in them... If you don't golf, you wont' get it... But you will enjoy going with ... There's great food, music, full bar...it's a blast. 
 
3}Massage at Spa Sydell.  That's all you need to know!  7 different locations in and around ATLANTA.  He will get a 90 min massage that will make him sooo happy. Really nice facilities... highly recommend
 
4}Shoes!!!  Bennie's Shoes is my new go to place for kicks.  I've lived here for 20 years, and wasn't in there til a year ago.  Now I don't go anywhere else.  They're local and fantastic, Right in Buckhead.  All the Athletes go to this store for great size and style selections.  Ask for Brian!   Again, gift card is perfect! 
 
5} How about a new outside grill, patio ..or a steam shower?? Make a nice home improvement and go to PIRCH.  It's new in Buckhead, across from Phipps, where Dicks sporting goods is.  I Can't begin to tell you how cool the outside patios, grill kitchens, brick ovens are. How about a STeam Shower??? They've got it all.  Pirch is from San Diego, new concept on home improvement. You'll be impressed.
 
6} A new watch from Solomon Bros... They've got a really impressive selection, and really nice, knowledgeable sales peeps. Ask for Ron!  Prices start at $250.... Also have beautiful Tacori cuff links.  REally beautiful. 
 
7} How about a book??? The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon is a gift I keep giving. Great story about being positive, and getting rid of toxic people in your life.  It's an easy read, and can be life changing.  it was for me 
 
8} A weekend away..... How about renting a cabin at Elijay for the family or a group of couples???  My friend, Brad Spencer , runs Blue Sky Cabin Rentals.  Had NO idea how beautiful these gorgeous luxurious cabins are.  Hot Tubs, Fire Pits, hikes, outdoor grills, you will have a blast, and it's just an hour away.  You'll think you've died and gone to heaven with the mountain views !  
 
9}  A night out with his friends to watch sports! Get a gift card to Dantannas sports bar/Grill and make him a gift certificate for a free night out with his buddies!  He'll watch a game , and have an unbelievable night , while thinking you're the greatest girl ever! 
 
10}Workout wear from Lululemon.  It's pricey, and he's probably too intimidated to walk in the store, but it will be his FAVORITE GEAR.  I promise.  My friend Elizabeth runs the LULU store at Avalon. Go ask for her. 
 
Happy FATHERS DAY!!  hope this helps...All different price points! 
Super Sandra Shopper! 
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AMERICAN PHAROAH SMILED FOR THE CAMERA!

Jun 09, 2015 -- 6:04pm
AMERICAN PHAROAH SMILED FOR THE CAMERA
 
I'M NOT A HORSE RACING FAN.  NEVER BEEN TO A RACE, WILL PEEK AT THE TV WHEN THEY'RE RUNNING.
 
I BARELY PAID ATTENTION TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY AND THE PREAKNESS.
 
BUT, WHEN AMERICAN PHAROAH RAN AWAY WITH THE TRIPLE CROWN AFTER WINNING THE BELTMONT,  I HAVE TO ADMIT, I WAS IN LOVE. 
 
IT WAS THE MORNING AFTER, AND AROUND 8AM. NO COFFEE YET, BUT WAS ENJOYING THE TODAY SHOW.  
THERE HE WAS.
 
OH YES, HIS TRAINER AND JOCKEY WERE THERE TOO, BUT 'AP' KNEW HE WAS ON CAMERA, KNEW HE WAS A STAR. 
 
HE WAS LOVING LIFE!  
POSING, SMILING, 
YES, SMILING
 
IN FACT, THE NEW YORK TIMES CAPTURED THE "MONEY SHOT' AFTER THE RACE...VICTOR ESPINOZA'S HAND IN THE AIR IN CELEBRATION, AND THE HORSE WAS SMILING FOR THE CAMERA. 
 
LOVING EVERY BIT !  ( GET IT... )
 
SO, I WILL NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THIS SWEET HORSE'S RIDE .
THX FOR BRINGING OUR NATION TOGETHER.  WE GALLUP TOGETHER IN CELEBRATION!  
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Hawks Fan~ FoShizzle!

May 27, 2015 -- 9:48pm
Hawks fan.... foshizzle
 
 
In October of 2014, Steve Koonin came in studio and told me that he would win me over as a "HAWKS" fan. 
 
ok...
 
I mean, I' ve been here since 1997, hosted many a "Hawks" tv show, including HAWK TALK , for the past 3 years..... 
A fan, not so much.
 
why? 
A fan hates to stand in line, hates to lose, hates to not win.... did I say, hates to lose? 
 
So, Mr. Koonin.  I took you up on your offer early.
I went to a game vs. Nets . 
 
There was no long security line. There was no traffic. Youguys took care of that. 
The in game entertainment was OUTSTANDING.  I was entertained the entire night.
 
The talent on the court.  Well....
 
We won....
and then we won again....
 
and again...
 
This happend through January.... 
 
19-0.
 
I was sold on the HAWKS
 
THANK YOU~ 
I had the best experience as a Hawks fan.
I don't want to focus on the Cav's sweep.
 
I want to focus on the happy hawks fan that I was.  The Philips Arena experience that the national media was talking about.
the 4 all stars.
the 5 starters that were named players of the month for January.
 
The gear that I saw at the gym. 
The pac man logo that I saw at the airport.
in Orlando.
 
That's a win.
 
The tweets from Dan Quinn to Chris JOhnson  to Roddy White.
The city is in~ 
All IN.
 
Thanks Hawks! 
Helluvarun~
 
See ya next year, courtside, with my 
#TruetoAtlanta shirt on.
 
I am! 
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