I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been so busy getting adjusted to a new schedule. My mind is always focused on my future, and I will write a more in depth blog soon. But, it made me think. What makes me happy? What are the simple things that make us all happy? What do we like? I made a list! I read it over, and it made me smile. They seem so simple. Sure, a few of them cost money, but most are for free. I want to enjoy my list more often.
Here’s mine: What I like.
Sad movies with a happy ending
Ice cream cake
Laying on a blanket
Sitting by the water
Reading paperback books
Eating food with people I love
Long phone coversations
Taking a shower before bed
Slow Christmas songs
Being in love, and being loved in return
I know I’ve been slacking on my blog. I moved and my Mom visited for a while. I’m still in Las Vegas. The city I love most! Move went well and I am loving my new place. It’s cozy and has a great kitchen. I’m actually enjoying cooking again. So that’s a good thing!
I had a great time when my Mom was here. I love when she visits, it’s always comforting to have Mom around, right?
I took her to see the Scintas. We had a blast. I knew Mom would love it. Especially because they are Italian and from Buffalo, New York. In fact, she had so much fun, she took my Dad to see them in Buffalo this weekend at the Italian Festival. She said it was packed! If you haven’t seen them at the D Las Vegas yet, you must go. They are talented and so much fun. Janine Valentine also sings with them, and she’s wonderful.
We also went to see Michael Jackson ONE again. That show amazes me, I love it so much! My Mom is a huge MJ fan, so I knew she HAD to see this show. I’m so happy Cirque got this one right. The Immortal Tour was disappointing in my eyes. It wasn’t done right. ONE is right on the money and fabulous in every way. It gives me chills, like it should. The show is selling out quick, we almost didn’t get tickets booking a few days in advance. Just to let you know, all the seats are great. It’s good to be a little ways back so you can see everything happening around you. The seats in the far back wouldn’t even be bad. So heads up if you are planning to go. I always appreciate when people give me feedback about where to sit, so I’m passing it on.
I took Mom to dinner at The Barrymore as well. One of my favorite hidden gems in Las Vegas. Such a great place. Great atmosphere, great staff, and delicious food. It’s inside the Royal Resort on Convention Center Drive. In fact, we are having my friend’s engagement party there soon. I love it. You can go for food or just sit at the bar. Sometimes they have entertainment too.
For the 5th year in a row I hosted The Nevada Burn Foundation’s Firefighter Auction. Many of my friends came out to support the cause, and I appreciate it. It’s the major fundraiser for that organization and it’s very important. A lot of money was raised! I enjoyed emceeing the event with Scott Allison. Kudos to all the bachelors too, it’s not easy getting out there in front of all those people!
I also hosted the Review Journal Business Press Green Awards at the Springs Preserve. It was a really nice breakfast and I was happy to see so many companies and leaders get acknowledged for “going green” and changing the way we think. I remember when the “green” movement first started and I wondered if it would catch on. It did… and we as a community are making strides and making a difference! I was happy to join General Manager Debbie Donaldson in honoring the winners.
Next up is a fun event supporting the Nevada SPCA. It’s a celebrity bowling tournament for animal rescue. “Out of The Gutters” is going to be a lot of fun and takes place at Sam’s Town on August 11th. Deven May of “Jersey Boys” and I will be bowling along with a long list of local celebrities. You can see the full list by clicking on the information link above. Come out and bowl with us!
I’m also on the planning committee for the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame gala this year. It takes place at Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa on August 17th. We have a wonderful night planned to honor all of the Hall of Fame inductees and broadcasting organizations. We have a great auction planned and Frankie Moreno and his full band are performing. Tickets are on sale now. Here is the gala website. Lots of specials guests will be there too.
I keep plugging away. Keeping busy and enjoying the time that was given to me to give back to the city I love. I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. I can’t believe August is here already!