Monday, October 20, 2014

Be Royal - And We're Headed to the World Series!

Kansas City Royals World Series

So since my last post, the Royals clinched their spot in the World Series! It's has been fun and crazy in this town! The first game against the San Francisco Giants is tomorrow night. Be Royal! "

On another note, I've made the decision to take a break from blogging. The new job takes quite a bit of time, that's true. But to be honest, I'm just not that excited about it anymore. I've gone from "What will I write about this week?" to "Ugh. I have to write a blog post." That means it's time to take a step back. 

Thanks to everyone who reads regularly. 

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing ... Keep It Real. And ROYAL!

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Little Somethin' Somethin' Called Kansas City Royals Baseball

I'm Down With the Crown Kansas City Royals
The Midnight Assassins. The 11th Inning Specialists. The Wizard of Hos. Raisin' Cain. These are just some of the clever monikers used to describe the Kansas City Royals and some of the players. How fun! 

If you haven't heard, the Kansas City Royals are in the playoffs for the first time in 29 years. I was 14 the last time they were crowned World Series Champs. It was the era of George Brett, Dan Quisenberry, Bret Saberhagen, Frank White, Willie Wilson, Dick Howser and so many more. While I wasn't that into baseball then, there was no mistaking the energy and magic that engulfed our city. Everybody knew the names and face. 

And now we're back. And it's just as energetic, fun and magical as it was 19 years ago.

Tonight is our third game against the Baltimore Orioles. We opened a big ol' can on them for the first two games in this Best of 7 series. Boy, wouldn't another sweep be sweet? 

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing ... Keep It Real.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Society6 and One Other Favorite Thing

I was going to get all "deep thoughts" on this post, but when I sat down to write, all I could think about was this awesome online store I stumbled across and the framed pics I ordered yesterday for my new kitchen

If you haven't browsed Society6, you should. It's just so fun. Even if you don't order anything, the site will make you happy. And, it will make you feel hip and cool. At least, that's been my experience. 

Here's what I ordered: 
Society6 David Olenick
By David Olenick

Society6 Teo Zirinis
By Teo Zirinis

My other favorite thing for this week is this book:

I'm listening to the audio version, and it's such an amazing story. Crisp writing that accurately captures the confusing emotions of young children at that bittersweet sliver moment in time that marks the transition from child to young adult. The Snow Queen fantasy plot only makes me love this story that much more.  I look forward to every moment I can get away and plug in.

What are some of your favorite things this week? 

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing ... Keep It Real.