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  • The Witches of Eastborough!

    Well, last weekend was opening weekend for my 15th show at Mosley Street Melodrama - and no that wasn't a typo - 15 is correct! Can you believe that??? It seems like it wasn't all that long ago I wrote my first play. I have actually written 14 shows and one of them we did twice. We had a great opening weekend. If you've ever heard the term "opening night jitters" let me tell you it really does exist. I think it's because I really want people to like the shows. I love hearing the crowd laugh and I'm always nervous that they won't! There have been a couple of those opening nights that didn't go so well. But last weekend was terrific! One of the best opening weekends ever for me. It's such a great cast - all of them have been in my shows before and it's been so much fun to work with them on this show.

  • The Amazing Buddy!

    You all know how crazy I am about my dog, Buddy. Many of you remember my rottweiler, Lily. Lily was a great girl and two years before she died I came home one day with two seven-week-old puppies. Needless to say, she was NOT happy about that. I found a home for the little girl puppy but no one wanted Buddy. I remember telling everyone he'd make someone a great pet and my friend said, "Yes, for YOU!" Buddy and Lily ended up being best friends and it was so fun to watch them together. Despite the fact that Buddy had a great home and BFF he was still afraid of everything; kids, scooters, bikes, people, rollerblades, he was just a very scared little dog.

  • Look at what Buddy can do!!!

    I am SO proud of my Buddy! If you've read my previous posts you know I started him agility training and he just finished his first class. It was a blast to take him to class and I'm looking forward to our next one that starts towards the end of October. The first night of class we tried to get Bud to go through a tunnel that was *maybe* three feet long and probably even shorter than that and he was having none of it! That first night we went into the agility arena and I thought to myself "there is no way I can ever get him to do any of this, well, maybe the hurdle and that's it"! Watch the video and see what that little boy can do now after our first six weeks of agility class! (Watch the second to the last hurdle...that "jump" makes me laugh!)

  • Please vote for ME!

    I know, it's election season and everyone is asking for your vote. Now, here I go asking for you to vote for me BUT I don't want to be governor or senator (too much work) I want to interview REBA!!!

  • What a week!!!!!!!!!!

    First off - I want to thank everyone for voting for me in the Reba contest. I am surrounded by so many wonderful people in my life and I thank you so much. I had SO many people rooting for me and I sure didn't win for lack of trying. We tried HARD! The woman from Baltimore won and I'm sure she'll do an amazing job. The good news for me is that is the first night of Buddy's next agility glass so now I won't have to miss it. OK...that is me trying to be Glass Half Full Girl. :)

  • KS Humane Society Adoption Drive!!!

    As you know, I am a HUGE advocate for adopting rescue animals. I was the kid always bringing animals home saying "Can we keep him? PLEASE???" And nothing has changed. There are so many animals that would make a great pet - they just need that second chance. And this weekend the Kansas Humane Society is doing a round-the-clock adoption drive with a goal of adopting 200 animals!!! There are lots of fun things going on for the whole family AND reduced adoption fees. So here's the rundown on what's going on!

  • Fun Carrie videos

    If I had to pick ONE word to describe the Carrie Underwood show - it would be WOW! Wow with an exclamation point. That girl absolutely amazed me. That voice! Before the show we were lucky enough to be invited to a very intimate event, "Close Up With Carrie" and Carrie came in with a guitar player and sang "Don't Forget To Remember Me" and it blew me away. You know she's the real deal when she can sing a song in front of a very small group and blow your socks off!

  • Wow...what a couple weeks...

    There is not one day that goes by that I don't feel blessed by having a job I love this much. I mean, seriously, Taylor Swift in studio for 45 minutes??? That was a good secret, wasn't it??? If you didn't hear the interview on the air I did put it up as a podcast so you can still hear it. But she was incredibly sweet and down to earth. There was so much going on behind the scenes leading up to that interview because they did not want the word getting out about the visit. So I was very happy when it came down to just sitting down for the interview but the whole time the president of her record label, Scott Borchetta, was standing behind me AND the president of my company was here too watching from outside the studio. Talk about a stresser! I had never met Scott Borchetta before but he's a great guy. (I ended up seeing him twice in Nashville!) She was absolutely lovely and nice as ever. Her mom was with her and it was great to see her for a bit too. If you wonder how Taylor manages to stay grounded I would say it's her mom...she's a great person.

  • Christmas Crusade Day #1

    I successfully made it through my first day of Christmas Crusade. I always put so much pressure on myself during Christmas Crusade. I don't want one child to not have a Christmas present for Christmas.

  • Buddy's Thanksgiving Vacation

    I went to Austin, Texas for Thanksgiving with my Mom and we took Buddy along with us. It was a lot of driving but a really nice trip. We watched LOTS of football games - I probably watched more football over Thanksgiving than the last ten years combined! My sister and my Mom are big football fans, actually they like everything and me, I prefer baseball, but I didn't mind watching because it was fun to hang out.

  • 'Tis the Season of Giving!!!!

    I know how hard this year has been on local families. There have been so many people laid off in the Wichita area and so many of those families just don't have the extra money to make it a Merry Christmas for their kids. This is the time of year when those of us who can step up and help out those who can't. Even if it's just a small toy for a toddler that's one toy a little boy or girl wouldn't have otherwise.

  • People who are WAY more talented than me...

    I've always been a music lover - just not a great musician! I do play piano - for myself only - and I did play clarinet for two years and I have no idea why I quit. I seem to have fond memories of me playing the clarinet. But you couldn't be in the marching band if your only instrument was the piano. (However, now that I said that I really would like to see how you might push a piano around a football field!)

  • Top 10 Countdown!!!

    This week on Wednesday and Thursday I will be doing my yearly countdown of MY Top 10 CDs of 2010. And it is TOUGH!!! There were so many good CDs that came out this year and I keep debating and debating which CDs will be on the list and what order! I definitely know my Number One fact, I had a super secret interview with "the artist" two weeks ago.

  • My #9 CD of 2010...

  • My #8 CD of 2010 is...

  • My #6 CD of 2010 is.....


  • My #5 CD of 2010 is....


  • My #4 CD of 2010 is...


  • My #3 CD of 2010...


  • My #2 CD of the year is...


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