Finally — some good news!
The very funny Lily Tomlin will be presented with the Live Achievement Award at tonight’s SAG Awards.
Since Lily’s parents are from Paducah, Kentucky — a city very close to my hometown — this feels like a big win for small town girls everywhere.
I saw Lily in Paducah. She was eating with a friend at Chuck e Cheese. The waitress recognized her, and then she was very quickly surrounded by fans. She was really nice about it, which made me like her even more.
Actually, any celebrity that eats at Chuck e Cheese is a friend of mine.
Posted in Celebrities, Comedy, Humor, Life, Restaurants
Tagged celebrity, Chuck E. Cheese, comedy, Humor, Kentucky, Life Achievement Awards, Lily Tomlin, Paducah Kentucky, restaurant, SAG Awards, small town girl
I began plotting my move to Manhattan at the tender age of eight at the dining room table in our tiny farm community in Kentucky.
It took me a few years, and I made some stops along the way, but I made it. And I’ve a spent the past decade here in the Big Apple.
Thank you, New York City, for being everything that little girl dreamed of and so much more.
Tomorrow I begin a new adventure in Chicago. I feel like a kid again, and just as excited!
Posted in Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged Chicago, child, dream, farm, girl, Humor, Kentucky, memories, moving, New York City, thank you note, thanks, Travel
On my Delta flight back to NYC from Toronto today, I was flipping through Sky magazine, and an article on the Mississippi Delta caught my eye.
Where to go. What to do. All the summer festivals, food and drink.
As I skimmed the recommendations, one bolded phrase caught my eye:
Pull up a chair and have a helping of barbecue at Kentucky’s Fancy Farm Picnic – – the world’s largest picnic – – held in August.
Look at that, friends and family! We’ve got another publication to add to the list!
I almost grabbed the PA from the flight attendant to get everyone to read page 83…but decided to let them discover it for themselves.
It’s more fun that way.
Posted in Entertainment, Family, Food, Friends, Humor, Magazine, Travel
Tagged article, Delta, family, Fancy Farm Picnic, festivals, friends, Humor, Kentucky, Mississippi Delta, SKY magazine, summer, Travel
Happy Birthday, Kentucky!
Thank you for being my birthplace, home of the #BBN and the state where…
Peanut butter was invented!
That’s right – – right in Lexington in 1958.
There is a little tear in the corner of my eye…
And I really mean hay! I am in Kentucky.
Is that a gorgeous view or what?
Posted in Humor, Life, Photography, Travel, Vacation
Tagged hay, Humor, Kentucky, life, photography, scenery, Travel, vacation
I was waiting to board my flight to Chicago last night when I heard a fellow passenger utter the familiar phrase:
I bleed blue.
I immediately knew a UK Wildcats fan was at the gate, so I walked over and inserted myself into the conversation. What were the chances?
And can you guess how long it took before we were discussing the UK/Duke game of 1992?
Posted in History, Humor, Life, Sports, Travel
Tagged airplanes, airport gate, basketball, basketball fan, Chicago, conversation, Duke, eavesdropping, Humor, I bleed blue, Kentucky, passenger, predictable, Sports, Travel, University of Kentucky, Wildcats
A fun little encounter during my errands yesterday…
I was on the Upper East Side, waiting to cross the street, when a woman asked me where the nearest subway station was located.
I was headed there, so I led the way. We started chatting, and I learned that she:
- lives in Florida, where I am headed for vacation
- has family in Kentucky, where I grew up
- attended Morehead State University, a college that I never hear mentioned outside of the state of Kentucky
She was on her way to a movie audition. Hope you got the part, Kelly!
Posted in Humor, Life, Movies, New York City, Travel, Walking
Tagged audition, errands, Florida, Humor, Kentucky, life, Morehead State University, Movies, New York City, stories, subway, subway station, tourists, Travel, Upper East Side, vacation, walking
Congratulations to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the first three-year old to do so since Affirmed in 1978. And now his name will live forever along side that of past champions Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Citation.
He’s a Kentucky thoroughbred, of course.
Posted in Animals, History, Humor, News, Sports, Travel
Tagged Affirmed, American Pharoah, animals, Citation, history, horse racing, Humor, Kentucky, news, Seattle Slew, Secretariat, Sports, thoroughbred, Travel, Triple Crown
Pro basketball has never held my interest. The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and my only question is…
“Any former UK players still in the mix?”
When pro ball and UK intersect, I’m in…if only briefly. That’s why I’m stoked about tonight’s NBA draft lottery, which takes place at 8pm right here in New York City.
With seven UK Wildcats in the lottery–and freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns the projected #1 overall pick–I can’t wait to watch the action on ESPN.
As soon as my Wildcats find a home, I will wish them well, and then probably not think about pro ball again (until they start making headway and headlines for their respective teams).
That shouldn’t take long.
Posted in Basketball, Education, Humor, Life, New York City, Sports, Television
Tagged #1 overall pick, basketball, college, education, entertainment, ESPN, headlines, Humor, Karl Anthony Towns, Kentucky, life, NBA, NBA draft lottery, NBA playoffs, New York City, pro ball, pro basketball team, professional basketball, Sports, Television, UK Wildcats
I had seen images online of the April 6th issue of Sports Illustrated, so I couldn’t wait to get mine in the mail.
Just look at that angle of Karl-Anthony Towns in action:
But then I got my issue today. And it looked like this:
Because apparently there are no college basketball fans in the Northeast.
I mean, how could there be? No teams from this area made the Final Four. And there couldn’t possibly be fans of Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State or Duke outside their state lines, right?
(Well, probably not Duke.)
Don’t worry. I’ve already contacted SI and requested a copy of the Kentucky cover issue. And written a letter to the editor.
March Madness only comes once a year.
Posted in Basketball, College, Commentary, Humor, Magazines, March Madness, Sports
Tagged #BBN #TimeforNine, aerial shot, basketball, basketball fans, college, college basketball, cover issue, Duke, Final Four, Karl Anthony Towns, Kentucky, letter to the editor, magazine editor, magazines, March Madness, Michigan State, Music, NCAA, NCAA tournament, Northeast, regionalisms, Sports, sports fans, Sports Illustrated, state lines, Wisconsin