Chik Fil A Leadercast in Indy

One of the things I love about living in Indianapolis is that there are always fun and interesting things going on and that these things are accessible. This may be a sweeping generalization, but typically event tickets and parking are reasonable, and traffic isn’t too big of a hassle. If there’s an advertisement for something on the radio on an Indpls station, chances are tickets are available and you could be there, from wherever in the listening area you live, in two hours or less.

Chik-Fil-A’s Leadercast is no exception. Every year, Chik-Fil-A brings together the top leaders from across many disciplines and puts together a day’s worth of inspirational presentations on leadership. The grand event takes place in Atlanta, and it’s broadcast at various venues across the country. And Indy has a venue.

The JW Marriot to be precise ((squee!)).

Leadercast is an annual Chik-Fil-A event, showcasing some of the most inspirational speakers around. This year’s line up includes Sir Ken Robinson, Dave Ramsey, and Suzy Welch.

BgK and I will be attending this year, and I can’t wait. A full day of grown-ups, listening to successful people and eating Chik-Fil-A sounds like a win-win-win to me.

You can register on line and join us this coming Friday!

BgK’s been having fun with the Chik-Fil-A cow — they are both looking forward to Friday!

Know Magazine

MaM has hit the question stage in her young life. Not the “why” stage her brother is in, but a whole different kind of question stage. Here’s what went down last night as she was getting ready for bed:

“Mommy! Dad showed me the moon is out tonight ,and so’s Jupiter!”

“That’s great honey. You saw the planet Jupiter?”

“Yes, I did. Mommy, who drives Jupiter?”

“Who drives it?”

“Yes. Who drives it? Honey, it’s in orbit around the sun like our planet, Earth.”

“What’s orbit?”

“It means that something goes around something else. Jupiter and Earth orbit around the sun.”

“Oh. What does Jupiter look like?”

“It’s very big, and it’s read and has a big spot on it, there are also nine moons.” (I think. Is it red? or is Mars?)

“But what are the people like on Jupiter?’

“There are no people on Jupiter.”

“But I want to SEE Jupiter. I want to go there!”

“Well, Jupiter is very cold, you’d have to take a spaceship there” (I think it’s cold. Which planet is Jupiter? M V E M ….?)

“A spaceship? How do you drive  a spaceship?” (are they called spaceships? can you even ever get there? would it take light years?)

“Well a space ship travels in space ,and you have to be an astronaut to work in one.”

“An astronaut? What’s an astronaut?” (Where are those Tang commercials when you need them?)

“Well, an astronaut learns all about the spaceship. Most astronauts have been in the Air Force , and you have know a lot of science.” (Is it the Air Force? or is it Navy? Are they even training new astronauts? Is NASA defunct yet?)

Enter Mad Science’s KNOW Magazine. KNOW Magazine is a new, advertisement-free science magazine for kids ages 6-9 yrs old. Colorful photos, activities and interesting articles for parents and children alike will engage any budding scientist. I think MaM is seriously going to dig the experiments. I’m just hoping I can keep up with her!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by  Mom Central on behalf of Mad Science and received the products necessary to  facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me  for taking the time to participate.

Turning Up Sex and the City 2

As I opened the padded envelope, Mam exclaimed, “Oh mommy! She is sooo beauuuutifulll!” as she snatched my soundtrack of  “Sex and the City 2” out of my hands and just blissfully stared at SJP, who graces the CD case (is it still called an album cover?)

Oh Mam, do I have series to introduce to you in about 12 yrs!!

We opened the CD together and popped it into my laptop. MaM went off to play, and I stayed to listen. And I LOVED most of the soundtrack from first listen. There are songs to sing along with, showtunes, tunes that make me want to belly dance, and a few classics.

My first favorite:  The opening track, “Rapture”, by Alicia Keys. You have to love a song that talks about the characters with whom you’re obsessed. The line “because I’m so Carrie and my man’s so Big” caught my attention, and I just love it.They also managed to have the underlying theme music intertwined in the song, which just made it that much better.

Other favs include a rendition of “Single Ladies” by Liza Minelli. I cannnot wait to see how this plays into the movie. The other renditions that have me curious are the numbers sung by the “Sex and the City Men’s Chorus”. What is that? Why are they singing?? So curious! I’m also really loving Alicia Keys’ version of  “Empire State of Mind (part II) Broken Down”.

The song I turn up the loudest though? That has to be “Can’t Touch It” by Ricki Lee. I love, love, love it, and I’ve been playing it non-stop since I got this CD in the mail from the One2One Network.

To learn more and hear some sound bites, see Ready to buy it yourself? Use this link to Amazon:

The movie was already on my “to see” list, but this soundtrack sealed the deal. The Mr. and I have a Friday afternoon matinee date.

Disclosure: The One2One Network sent me the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack to review, the soundtrack is mine to keep in exchange for this post.