Any Given Saturday in the Fall

Any Given Saturday in the Fall

My love of college football comes from my Dad.  He always watched the games on Saturday and when he retired, he became Florida Gator season ticket holders. I think one of the reasons I choose to go to school in Auburn was the access to amazing college football games...
A Trip to the Graddy Resort

A Trip to the Graddy Resort

We refer to my inlaws house as the Graddy Resort because it is like being at a resort.  They live on the river in Knoxville, TN and have several Yamaha Wave Runners.  There is also a pool & hot tub for your enjoyment and a fire pit where we roast...
Willy’s Bar and Grill:  Knoxville, TN

Willy’s Bar and Grill: Knoxville, TN

I remember my in-laws telling me about Willy’s several years ago when they first moved to Knoxville.  I was a bit reluctant at first because how can a restaurant in a landlocked state have good seafood.  However, I decided to try it because I’ll...
Nick and J’s Cafe in Knoxville

Nick and J’s Cafe in Knoxville

I am been to Knoxville quite a few times since I have family living there.  On our last trip, I wanted to try one of the ‘top restaurants’ in Knoxville so I took a look at Trip Advisor and Yelp to see what was listed.  There were a variety of...
Day 1 (AGAIN) of My 30 Day Transformation

Day 1 (AGAIN) of My 30 Day Transformation

I have once again begun a 30-day transformation to lose weight and get healthier.  When I went to my doctor in April my blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol were all down due to a 10 pound weight loss and eating fewer carbs.  I did pretty well the rest of...
ACE CAFE TO OPEN THIS SPRING IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO

ACE CAFE TO OPEN THIS SPRING IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO

Ace Cafe Orlando, the first North American outpost of the celebrated London-based motor-diner, is scheduled to open spring 2017  in downtown Orlando.  Ace Cafe is located on a three-acre parcel in downtown Orlando at the corner of West Livingston Street and...
Rave:  Scottish Remodel & Repair

Rave: Scottish Remodel & Repair

I spent months trying to find someone to install a french drain and after my disastrous experience with Chris Coleman from Landscape & Design by Chris, I asked around and Doug Simpson from Scottish Remodel & Repair came to my rescue.  I gave him a call and...
Rant:  Landscape and Design by Chris

Rant: Landscape and Design by Chris

I called several companies to install a french drain.  Three companies actually returned my call and showed up to quote the job, and two companies actually gave me a quote.  Landscape and Design by Chris was recommended to me by a friend’s landscaper who said he...
Good Bye Orange Theory Fitness, Hello YMCA

Good Bye Orange Theory Fitness, Hello YMCA

I have tried almost every gym in Orlando including Planet Fitness, Orange Theory Fitness, YMCA and Train with Nicole, my personal trainer.   I joined Orange Theory Fitness in January and worked out there for a few months.  At first, I loved it and I still love the...
Photo Contest: Orlando United Fountain at Lake Eola Park

Photo Contest: Orlando United Fountain at Lake Eola Park

I am originally from Orlando which makes me an Orlando native, a rarity.  I remember Orlando in the days before Disney and Universal, before 60+ million tourist flock here every year and before the mass influx of new residents seeking sun, surf and discounted Disney...