Tavares – The Seaplane City

Tavares, Florida is a small town about 40 miles north of Downtown Orlando. The once sleepy suburb has been spending a lot of money in recent years on some crazy ideas that are now paying off.  Welcome to Tavares, “America’s Seaplane City.” I recently was invited to check out the new(ish) redevelopment project as part…

RIP Elaine Stritch: Best 30 Rock Quotes

“Two women Jack…at the same time? What are you, Italian?” “You give me 10 minutes with the Lemon family, and I’ll have them tearing at each other like drag queens at a wig sale.” “Oh, for crying out loud, Liz. You see, that’s what feminism does. It makes smart girls with nice birthing shapes believe…

Aloft Orlando

Checking out the new Aloft Orlando Downtown

I still can’t believe they turned the old OUC office building into a hotel.  And a pretty cool hotel at that! Thanks to YELP, I was invited for a happy hour at the WXYZ lounge inside the Aloft Orlando Downtown. The bar area was pretty great.  It was sophisticated without being snobby and will be…

Meeting Jen Lancaster

Author Jen Lancaster – Orlando Book Signing

(Sorry for the lateness of this blog. Life gets in the way yo!) I love to read, yet don’t get to read enough. I’m also a pretty picky reader. I think it’s because I work in news and feel like I’m always surrounded by death, destruction, politics, etc. So when I read, I want it…

JoeStrong

The fear of the unknown

I’m finding myself watching a lot of reruns lately. Movies like When Harry Met Sally or Sleepless in Seattle. I’ve re-watched The Newsroom episodes an embarrassing amount of times to admit. I like that I know how the story ends.  I’m scared for The Newsroom, Season 3, because I’m afraid it won’t end up the…