Local Love (Christmas Style) Light Up Louisville

It was a fun T-Day week with less work! 
Saw the new James Bond flick, Skyfall on Wednesday
Grubbed out on Thursday… 
Saw Lincoln on Friday (highly recommend it)… 
and ended that day with seeing the Christmas Tree presentation 
at Light Up Louisville downtown. 
Good times were had by all. 
And now that I can officially listen to Xmas music
It’s ON! 
Me, rommie’s sis – K Beg, and roomie. 
Sorry, ScottyD. The photo I took of the 4 of us was bad. : (
It’s fun when you actually get to hang out in the city you live in. 
: ) 
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Local Love – Waterfront Wednesday

In the summer time, the last Wednesday of the month is always blocked out on my calendar for Waterfront Wednesdays. Our local radio station, 91.9 WFPK, hosts a FREE, outdoor concert series that features artists from many different genres of music. Everything from pop to blues, to americana can be heard on their radio station. On tonight’s roster?

Audra Mae (6pm) Listen here.

The Dan Mangan Band (7:30-ish) Listen here.

and These United States (9-ish) Listen here.

If you don’t have plans tonight (and if you do, cancel them – this is waaaay cooler) you should bring a camping chair, a few friends, and come down and listen to some awesome talent. Added Bonus: You usually end up bumping into somebody you know. So that’s always fun too! See you there!
And if you aren’t lucky enough to live in Louisville, (hee hee) visit iTunes and download some awesome tunes from these kids. They’re all great!
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Local Love – New 2 Lou

Are you New to Lou (isville)?

Being new to a city can suck. Or it can be wonderful. It’s all in how you look at things. I love moving to new cities. Getting to start over and make new friends is very exciting to me but it can take a while to make some new friends/acquaintances and to find all the cool stuff to do in a new place.

My new friends, Stacey and Amador, thought the exact same thing when they relocated to Louisville a couple years ago, so they decided to start New 2 Lou. This new social networking group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. They choose a different venue every time and invite Louisville newcomers as well as locals.

Here’s a short bit from their Facebook fan page:
“What do we do? Socialize, meet new people, ask advice for places to eat, get your hair cut, live, park, etc. Where do I get breakfast at 4 in the morning? What about my haircut? Are there any drink specials on Wednesdays? Any free local music? Heard of City Scoot? What about the PARC card?
Not New2Lou? That’s OK, you’re invited too! After all we need insider information from you!”
Conrad (the hubs) and I went last month and had a ton of fun. We met some cool people, found a great new tea cafe, Hillbilly Tea, and made some new friends we’ve hung out with a few times since. Their next social is tonight at Bodega on Market Street, downtown! I’ll head down for a bit and hope to meet some new, cool peeps!

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Local Love – The Louisville Palace

This post has nothing to do with fitness, but everything to do with how much I love my hometown and all the cool things to do in it.
I love all things local, especially when they are traditions you’ve grown up with. Originally built in 1928, the Louisville Palace theatre is one of the oldest currently operating theatres in Louisville. With its incredibly ornate interior, the Palace shoots you back in time and makes any viewing there feel like the coolest evening you’ve ever had. While it makes an insane concert venue, it also hosts one of the coolest summer events in the city: The Classic Movie Series.

Through the summer months, they play all kinds of old, classic movies but they always do a Hitchcock Series as well. A different movie plays every weekend. They’ll show everything from Psycho to Marnie to North by Northwest. On the marquis this weekend?
The Man Who Knew Too Much – Starring the ever dapper James Stewart and the gorgeous Doris Day.
Not only is all of this mind-blowingly cool, but to add to it: tickets are only $5!
I love Louisville! Happy Weekend!
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