Thursday, October 30, 2014

Site Visit ~ Phoenix & Scottsdale

I've never been to the great state of Arizona so I was excited to travel to Phoenix/Scottsdale and see what these cities were all about.

It's funny. I've traveled all over Europe and even to many cities in the US, but lately I've been going places with landscapes that are totally new to me. I recently went to Palm Springs and the whole mountain/desert/oasis set up was really fascinating for this born and raised Kentucky girl.

And then I got to Phoenix/Scottsdale and it was so full of cacti (cactuses?), palm trees, and mountains. I was digging it. I quickly learned which mountain was named "Camelback" and I made it my goal to locate him during every car ride.

I was there scoping out the property we will use for our 2016 December meeting. I toured 3 resorts in Scottsdale and 2 in Phoenix (all hotels will remain anonymous).

Here's some shots from the tours...

 Great open air lobby design.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Too Much of A Good Thing

Talk about first world problems.. our DVR is about to burst at the seams. Like my jeans after Thanksgiving meals.

And then you put football season on top of it and it's a cat fight everyday.

Me: Alright, let's knock out some of these shows.
Tim: It's Thursday. Football
Me: Shit. Thursday already?

Me: Alright, let's knock out some of these shows.
Tim: It's (Saturday, Sunday, Monday).
Me: Curse you, football!!!!!

I need to take a day off work just to catch up on my shows. The struggle is real, my friends.

So here's our line up. And my two cents.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Billboard Chart Toppers - Calling It

As much as I hate paying a monthly subscription (for just about anything), I have to admit that keeping SiriusXM radio alive and kicking in my car has been pretty fun. Maybe it's just me but I'm almost positive songs are played on SiriusXM for a good amount of time before they hit regular radio.

I know this because Tim will randomly say oh this new song is good... and I'm like pshh please I've been jamming to that for weeks! (Read: he doesn't have Sirius.)

I love feeling like I'm one of the "special ones" who gets to hear the up and coming songs before they make their way up the charts.

I also feel that I have a knack for knowing which of these songs are going to swim around the mid-30s/40s of the Billboard Top 100 and which ones are about to skyrocket to the top.

For example, I was listening to a morning show on the way to work one day and one of the hosts was going on and on about a new song he'd heard called "All About That Bass" and how he was convinced it was going to be #1. So he played it for his co-hosts and listeners, many of whom were hearing it for the first time.

Well I promptly tweeted said host, informing him that I had made that call weeks earlier.