The Internet Created the Vulgar Meme #FHRITP. TV Reporter Shauna Hunt Fought Back

I was once a TV news reporter, and I know there’s always an element of unpredictability in live broadcasts, but there's a trend (not going to say it, check the hash tag #FHRITP) that's shocking— not only in how crude it is, but in how unapologetic its perpetrators are. ...more
I had to look it up. Really? This is *a thing*. So lame.more

The Day I Heard Her Dad Tell Her, "Not Bad for a Girl"

"Not bad for a girl." It made me cringe from the top of my head down the tips of my blue-painted toenails. Words spoken by a father to his little girl about her belt promotion in karate. It wasn't meant to be mean. He was just kidding. It was their little inside joke. He couldn't be prouder, actually. But he still said the words. And she still heard them. ...more
Absolutely one of my pet peeves.   I know people mean nothing by it, but if people actually ...more

The Problem with Domestic and Sexual Violence PSAs at the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl

The fight to address violence against women is having a pop culture moment, literally trending last night during the Grammys and last week when the NFL aired an ad for the NO MORE Campaign during the Super Bowl.  ...more
I think she makes good points, but I still think the PSA's are good. It's just that they need ...more

What is your NBA playoff motto…I am "All In!"

I'm All In... NBA Every season each team in the NBA comes up with their own motto for the playoffs. They usually make a video and set it to some music. The purpose: to pump up the fans of course. Now social media has taken it to another level; these are the new hashtags to unite the fan base. One of the most famous past Cleveland Cavaliers' mottos was Witness back before LeBron left. This year the Cavaliers' motto is "All In" with the hashtags AllIn and AllinCle.  ...more

The Decline of Baseball - And Why It Matters

Years ago I read the book A Reasonable Life: Toward a Simpler, Secure, More Sane Existence by Ference Matte.  In this book, Matte laments the loss of simple pleasures, among them baseball.  He compares the joys of a Sunday afternoon pick-up game to the intense, high stakes sport that kids play today....more

Steph and Riley: Why it Matters

There's a small movement toward making families the epicenter of our society again. I can feel the undercurrent of "this is no longer acceptable" as a resounding cry of those leading the charge to take back our future and make it right.  Parents have begun to say “here I am” employers, media, government… “here I am, this is me”....more

Can You Play Golf Drunk?

There are some sports that you should never participate in while drunk, such as sky-diving or race car driving. However, what about golf? Is it acceptable to play golf while knocking back a few cold beers? Some golf courses will have a bar on site, but are you supposed to wait until you have finished your game before you enjoy a nice tasty cocktail or a beer?...more

Survey: 8 out of 10 Men Hate the High-Waisted Bikini--Screw Them

MissTravel.com ran a survey and found out that their respondents don't like high-waisted bikinis.-PJ Gach...more

The Internet Created the Vulgar Meme #FHRITP. TV Reporter Shauna Hunt Fought Back

I was once a TV news reporter, and I know there’s always an element of unpredictability in live broadcasts, but there's a trend (not going to say it, check the hash tag #FHRITP) that's shocking— not only in how crude it is, but in how unapologetic its perpetrators are. ...more
I had to look it up. Really? This is *a thing*. So lame.more

6 Reasons to Start Kickboxing + BODYARMOR Review

Outside of my pregnancy years, when my workout schedule was sadly sporadic, I have been pretty consistent in staying active. I was a casual jogger in my college years, took Tae Kwon Do classes and mixed in aerobics whenever possible. Like everyone else, I eventually joined a gym and worked out as regularly as I could. My husband and I also used to play tennis as often as we could in the summer until we had our first child. I started running again about three years ago, this time more intentionally, keeping a pretty consistent running schedule. This is the problem though...I got bored. I know many people would disagree with me, but I personally find running a little boring. Not that I'll be giving up running completely but I needed to mix things up. I had heard about kickboxing thru some friends and decided to give it a try towards the end of last summer. It's been about 8 months now and I still love it! Let me tell you the reasons why kickboxing is my workout of the moment....more

Not to give up

I still feel small. And weak. But better than at the beginning. Since I started doing martial arts with my boyfriend (now my husband) less that a year ago, I didn't think, not for a moment that I could get so addicted to it. Jiu-jitsu primarily.  It seemed like a whole new world was opened to me.At the beginning, it was just for fun, he would teach me basics of jeet-kune-do, then we started jiu-jitsu together and, something just clicked. I fell in love instantly. And whatever I started doing in the meantime, I was just getting back to it. It was incredible....more

Rock Climbing Granny Part 2

A while back, I first posted about my rock climbing passion here....more

Babes in Neverland: Stevie Kremer

A few years back I donned a tacky prom dress and heels, gathered my friends (also dressed in frills) and headed to a fundraiser for a local youth mentoring program. We arrived at the party and were greeted by a young woman wearing a giant feather boa and a vibrant smile. I don’t remember the details of that particular party, but the feeling and vibrancy of the boa-wearing gal has stuck with me over the years....more