Meet Lexington Humane Society’s pet of the week – Tiffany! This beautiful girl needs a new home! Stop by and meet her today.
1600 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, KY 40504
Howard, Taffy and Henry are all looking for their forever homes! I mean really — does it get any cuter?
Stop by Lexington Humane Society to meet them today!
1600 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, KY 40504
I’m not crazy about Valentine’s Day. Never really have been. The one thing I look forward to is flowers from my Dad. Each year, my dad sends my sisters, my mom and I flowers to work or school. He’s been doing this since I was in kindergarten!
This year, I got double the flowers… Justin sent some gorgeous red roses and dad with the roses arrangement. I’m one lucky gal!
The flowers didn’t melt my anti-vday mentality altogether…So enjoy some Grumpy Cat Valentines Day wishes, too.
Hope you are loved on this day!
Most Chamber of Commerce dinners consist of, well, just a dinner. Not the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce dinner! It’s an all out event, 1,500 people and one of the best party bands you’ll ever hear. A four-course meal, performances, party favors, you name it. It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest events in Kingsport each year. Perhaps the best part of this year’s event, was the Gangam Style performance by Kingsport head honchos, including my father, Colonel Burdine. I’ve got video proof here!
Side bar: Party on the Moon may be one of the best cover bands I’ve ever heard.
It’s only been a few days since I told you about Snow Chief, the dog found severely malnourished, on the verge of death in Nicholas County. Well look at him now…
His rescuers tell me not only has he put on some much-needed LBs, his personality is really showing. And, thanks to all the donations the Nicholas County Animal Welfare Society got, Snow Chief has a comfortable new bed, a warm winter coat and tons of goodies.
Something else to note – the rescue group says they got SO many donations, Snow Chief’s vet bills are now all paid for! They decided to end the ChipIn account in his name, but you can still donate to the Nicholas County Animal Welfare Society. Or, you can send some Christmas money to your local shelter.
Spread the love and keep doing good.
For the 2nd year in a row, I had the privilege of emceeing the fantastic Reindeer Ramble at Keeneland! The YMCA puts on this super fun 5k run/walk with a twist: Runners/walkers dress up! And they go ALL out. They have several groups called “Santa-Pedes.” These groups are connected and have some sort of theme.
Some of my favorites this year – the Nativity Scene: Runners dressed as the three wisemen, sheep, Mary, Joseph and Jesus. One runner even wore a box made to look like the Inn! It was pretty fantastic.
The “Milk and Cookies” team was another great group — check out the giant milk carton! They even handed out cookies to fellow runners.
I also ran into the beautiful and inspirational Lily! Remember her? She was the 10-year-old girl who I did the “Making a Difference” series on. Lily runs to raise money and awareness for MD — because she has it!
But perhaps the coolest part of the run was right before the start – when one long-time YMCA employee proposed to another!
I happened to catch it on video. Super cute. And she said yes! Congrats and Merry Christmas!
I’ve been to a few bourbon distilleries since living in Kentucky – but it’s always been for a news story…never actually just for fun. But when friends came to visit last week – we rented a bus and took a trip to Marion County to tour the Maker’s Mark distillery! It’s a hike to get there from Lexington, but all good things are worth waiting for.
What an awesome experience. Even if you aren’t a bourbon drinker, it’s still interesting.
From beginning to end – you get the inside scoop on how the delicious golden nectar is made. And at Maker’s Mark – you even get to taste the bourbon at the beginning – at 130 proof. Let me just tell you – it will make your nostrils tingle. But, it’s surprisingly smooth. At the end of the tour, the tasting. You get 3 glasses of bourbon, a class on how to taste and what you are tasting, and of course the delicious chocolate-covered bourbon ball.
In thegift shop – if you buy a bottle of bourbon, you get to dip it yourself in the red wax!
Well, maybe not… but I do consider myself the Twinkie Santa.
You’ve probably heard that Hostess, the company that makes the Twinkie, the Ho-Ho and the Ding Dong is no more. To most people’s surprise, I have never tried a Twinkie. Nope, not once. For one, I didn’t grow up eating junk food. The older I got, the more I realized sponge cake just wasn’t worth the calories for me. So I never tried it.
I had a chance recently, when fellow reporter Josh Breslow gave me one of his 2 Twinkies. It sat on my desk for 2 weeks. And while I contemplated eating it, I eventually came to the realization that it would just sit on my desk. I wanted to see how long it would last before mold grew on it. But, my coworker and friend, Chris Goodman, is a Twinkie-afficianado. When Goodman asked for the Twinkie, I just couldn’t say no. The Twinkie needed to live out it’s life mission: To be devoured and enjoyed by someone who would appreciate it.
Do I regret that I never tried a Twinkie? Not really. I’m kind of proud of it. If someone does come across one in the future, I might not be as strong. My curiosity usually gets me.