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August 20, 2015

National Radio Day
As it so happens I work behind the scenes for a radio station.  I never would have guessed but here I am. I've been here for a little over two years and I'm still woefully ignorant about radio but I'm learning.
The Roots of Radio
The Influence of Radio and Television on Culture, Literacy and Education
Format Trends: What’s changed in eight years?
6 Major Trends That Will Change Radio Forever

World Mosquito Day
Is this day a celebration of mosquitoes or an awareness of them?  
What is malaria and why is it dangerous?
In April we observed World Malaria Day and that day is so similar to this one because the mosquito is how one contracts malaria that I won't repeat a bunch of information here but simply encourage you once again to partner with an organization (Bite Back, Nothing but Nets) and help provide malaria medication and nets to countries in need.

And c'mon, sometimes you just have to giggle...

Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon
Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

Lemonade Day
Lemonade and its variations worldwide
Make your own Perfect Lemonade
Outside of the box Lemonade: LEMON:AID, LemonAid Warriors, Lemonade the Song, The band Lemonade, attitude adjustments.


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Today I want to celebrate transformation - the work we have each put in day after day, month after month, year after year to become not who we were. Let me say this - there is no shame in who we were because that was the hurt us - the baggage laden us - the angry us. And we've done the work so let's celebrate who we aren't and who we now are!  The song above is all about being transformed - from the choices to let go of pain and find healing. It inspired something called cardboard testimonies which I personally love. A way to share your story in one or two sentences/phrases. I don't know about you but I love not being who I was. I still have work to do but I love looking back and seeing the transformation I've gone through thus far. 

Here's some inspiration - yes, a lot of it is faith based (okay maybe all of it) but if you don't subscribe to a faith that's okay! You still have a cardboard testimony. 


So in case *you* didn't know...I have a wee obsession with the TV show Friends. Nothing that requires an intervention...well at least I don't think so. *wink*

Today's #FRIENDSFriday is all about how well do you, or I, know the show? It's time for a little Friends Trivia!

And in keeping with the trivia focus today here's a clip of one of my most favorite episodes of Friends that features one of the best games of trivia ever!

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of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

Watching my brothers become Uncles - thanks to my oldest redhead - has been one of the best things in my life. It was through their interactions with her from the moment she was born until present day that made me see the men they were growing up to be and what kind of Father's they would be to their own children someday. It takes nothing at all for me to think back to those days when she was an itty-bitty and my brothers - who had no experience with babies - took on soothing her when she cried, changing her diapers, helping feed her, and just snuggling. Mushy gushy heart.

What makes you sentimental today?