Thursday, June 23, 2011


If you can't tell, I am feeling PRETTY PATRIOTIC today.

I'm feeling very red, white and blue because I AM GIVING AWAY 2 FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF SWIM ON THE 4TH OF JULY!

The giveaway is happening on Facebook from 6/23/11 - 7/4/11!

Now, you may be saying to yourself, Why would i want TWO copies of SWIM?

Great question. Yah see, if you win, your FRIEND gets a copy, too.

Here's how to enter in 6 simple steps!

STEP 1: Go to my Facebook Page

STEP 2: Click "Giveaway" on the left hand side.
STEP 3: Upon seeing THIS page...
Click "Enter Giveaway"

STEP 4: Allow Permissions
STEP 5: Post your entry on your wall. (This allows your friends to get the prize & it double enters you). Consider saying something to entice your friends/family...
STEP 6: "Like" me on Facebook if you haven't already.

Just go back to your profile, smile, and know that you just entered a contest.


I hope you are all having a great day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Someone You Should Know: Amy Tippins -

So as some of you may know, I tweet like a fiend (1,197 tweets... I started rethinking my my life choices around tweet 800).

Anyway, while I was getting my tweet on one day, I came across the Twitter account of Amy Tippins (@RockScarLove). Amy is the owner of RockScarLove––A clothing company that develops apparel with catchy sayings related to post surgery scars.

A transplant recipient herself, Amy set out to develop a company (and shirts) that "focus on helping transplant patients embrace their new, incredibly wonderful journey of a life."

Long story short, I am posting this blog for a handful of reasons:

  1. It's a wonderful idea.
  2. I think she has something that everyone would like.
  3. She's someone you should know.

Friday, June 17, 2011


What did you do tonight? Or last night? (For all of you social butterflies reading this Saturday morning...)

 Hopefully you remember.

Regardless, I have a GREAT event for all of you Chicago/Indiana/Wisconsin blog readers to check out next Friday night!

The Mystic Celt (located at 3443 N. Southport, Chicago, IL) will be hosting Danny's Song-Chicago; A benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The benefit is being held in memory of Dan Sprehe, a kind young man who passed away on September 28, 2010, from Type 1 Diabetes complications.

The cover for the event is only $40.00 per person, and it covers mixed drinks, beer, wine, and appetizers.

Doors open at 8:00 PM, and they will stay open, for benefit purposes, until 11:00 PM.

NOTE: All cover charges must be paid in cash. (Mystic Celt staff will be collecting at the door).

ANOTHER NOTE: I've been to this bar, and it was a hella-good time... no joke. I'll leave it at that.