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Corporate Babble is Good for Weddings

One of my favorite ideas ever is Corporate (or Buzzword) Bingo.  It’s the game you play while in meetings, or listening to the head honcho talk, where you count the number of times you hear corporate-speak.  Words and phrases like teamwork, synergy, deal-breaker, game-changer, same page, culture, vision, mission, fast-track, blah, blah, blah. Don’t get me wrong, none of those things are bad by themsleves, but we all know that when they are strung together by a talking head, you need something to help you pass the time.  Well, I found a place where at least some of these phrases matter.  Wedding…


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Abercrombie & Fitch–Titillating Fashion for the Splash Park

All the parental rage over the push-up bikini tops for young girls at Abercrombie & Fitch got my attention recently. Yes, it’s swimsuit season and the marketing machine, fueled with morality, has exploded in the faces of many a concerned family. I’ve seen the mostly  nylon–yuk–bikinis on every network news and cable program. The title of “push-up” has been dutifully replaced by “striped” by A&F to calm the masses. Too late. The classic reaction of most any child is to crave whatever their parent rejects. Ding! Thanks Abercrombie & Fitch. Why pay any  more big advertising bucks than you have…


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Houston, We Have Your Cliches

I watched three late local newscasts last night, and wondered what would have filled the time if it weren’t for UK’s big victory in Newark and the Bellarmine victory celebration on Sunday morning. This week, get set to endure plenty of cliches about Houston and aerospace, as Fox41’s Bennett Haeberle did leading off the newscast: “Houston, We Have Liftoff.” The UK and Bellarmine stories took what seemed to be half the newscasts. It’s the one time during the year that local on-air types are seen in a different city, and that sports bars are the focus of live shots.  Two…


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Bellarmine Knights–Wide Awake on Sunday Morning

There I sat in my pajamas on a cold Sunday morning. The snow was still on the car tops and lawns. All local news channels were a-buzz with Bellarmine and the homecoming that awaited at Knights Hall shaping up to be a high-five tear-jerker. I had already gotten all misty when I heard about the championship win of 71-68 yesterday while at the gym. I just stood there in front of the screen with several others when a woman exclaimed, “We won!!! Well, who could that be? It’s March, after all. The “we” was Bellarmine University. Taking the men’s division…


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Here We Go. . . Cats

I love those Bud Light “Here We Go” spots airing during the NCAA Tournament games. You know, these ones. . . So here we go with a roundup of a huge hoops weekend. Here We Go to Houston: Wow. This has been quite a run for this Kentucky team, the one that lost six road games in the dismal SEC, the one whose membership in that league may have gotten it a #4 seed instead of a 2, the one who few experts thought would get past Ohio State. But now they’re headed to Houston and will face Connecticut, the…


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Lady Cards Bow Out to Gonzaga, 76-69

  After digging themselves an early hole, the Cardinals weren’t able to claw back to overtake the Bulldogs in their Sweet 16 matchup. In a home game for Gonzaga, Louisville wasn’t able to find its stride until the second half. Freshman Shoni Schimmel, the proclaimed female Jimmer Fredette, missed 12 of her first 13 shots and couldn’t find her groove until late in the game. For the first time in the tourney she played like a Freshman.   The Bulldogs are the lowest seed to ever make the elite 8 in NCAA Women’s history, but boast the highest scoring offense…


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Take 2 minutes!

I have been inspired by a TV Commercial! I know that sounds crazy but sometimes something comes out of no where and hits you! This commercial will take 2 minutes of your life.. but if I’m correct it will change your perspective on your family, your work and your life! Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.weselllouisville.com


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Awesome Performance Carries “Edge” at Actors

As the audience walks in the Victor Jory Theatre before the start of “The Edge of our Bodies,” a young and innocent-looking actress sits in a chair, still as a statue.  Her transformation into a street-wise, sexy and intelligent woman on a remarkable journey makes for a memorable performance in the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Catherine Combs is Bernadette, a 16-year-old boarding school student who takes a train to see her boyfriend, bringing news that she’s carrying his child. But the boyfriend is nowhere to be found, and in the process of telling her story Bernadette has some…


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I Should Have Been a Florist…Really!

Groom confession number 4 – I loved the meeting with the florist. I don’t consider myself a very “artsy” person.  I can’t draw, my ceramics professor in college called me his “special” student (why I took ceramics is a whole different blog), and in general I just never got the “high” that most creative types get from art.  Of course, it then seems ironic that my bride-to-be plays 1,200 instruments, paints, writes, knits, and takes advantage of just about every other artistic outlet known to man.  Opposites attract? This may all have changed for me.  I really should have thought…


Red Hog Tapas Satisfy!

Last night, my cohabitante Sarah and I decided not to slave in the kitchen, but to venture out. We’re very well acquainted with the abundant assortment of excellent eateries within walking distance of our Crescent Hill home, but I decided to surprise Sarah by trying something new. I noticed that Red Hog Tapas open only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Perfect timing. We passed on seeing an early showing of the movie “Limitless,” only to find that Red Hog’s tapas menu could be similarly headlined. But wait, there’s more – a separate sheet of Red Hog Specials. And an amazing assortment of very reasonably priced wines and draught and bottled beers.