Monday, December 1, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
ArtPrize happens once a year in Grand Rapids. Basically it's a massive art competition and people come from all over the United States to compete. It quite literally takes over the town. Well being primarily an Arts & Entertainment reporter I cover almost all ArtPrize.
ArtPrize all the time. Last week a story came through our tip line that one piece had been vandalized. Basically it was a piece about loving one another, gay, straight, transgender, intersex, you name it we love you no matter what. Well someone didn't like the piece and splattered red paint all over it.
The thing is the cops were never called, the artist simply got on his hands and knees and scrubbed the paint off the best he could. He was a very nice guy, he talked to me about his thoughts on WHY someone would do that to his piece. He was very level headed about it, he even said he expected something like this to happen.
What was hard about the piece is that it had a whole back side that encouraged people to express their thoughts on it... yet someone STILL felt the need to splatter it with red paint. Anyway I liked this story and wanted to share it again. So here it is, check it out if you haven't already. I think being an intersex individual I resonated with the piece.
The piece is called, "Love Does Not Harm" and can be found in Grand Rapids out front of St. Marks Episcopal Church.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Before I started at FOX I lived in running clothes. When I wasn't walking around in running clothes I was either in a hoodie or black jeans and some sort of band t-shirt. I realized quickly I would have to get my wardrobe updated, fast.
My friend Katie from "Rock Your Runway" gave me a few tips on how to update what I was wearing and I have managed to create some new looks on a very low budge.
I have been getting a few emails with people asking where I have been shopping and where I have been getting all my clothes and I thought why not share on the 'ole blog. So this is volume one.
First outfit I want to share is a personal favorite. I love red! I found this red skirt at Express. Now they can be a tad pricey but they are constantly doing 40% off everything in the store, and nearly half off of a 60 dollar skirt becomes very affordable. Just make sure you join their email list and you'll get all of the deals.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
This has been a crazy week. As many of you know I have worked at WGRD here in Grand Rapids for over 5 years, and I have been on air full time for the last 4 years. I love Grand Rapids, I love rock music, concerts and everything that I did at GRD, but the time has come for a change.
I started writing this post last week and have not been able to bring myself to finish. Leaving GRD is very hard for me. Anyone who has made a big life change, getting a job, moving, buying a house etc. can vouch that it is not easy starting over. I have made many close friends over the years here at GRD...
|My GRD brothers who also moved on, JT, and Shaffee If Dahmer were in this pic it would be the 3 men who taught me radio|
Friday, July 25, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
When I wasn't in the rehearsal for the play, or actually performing in the show I was running, running AND running. I probably should have listened to my former teammate who is an elite runner for the Saucony Hurricanes, and take some time off after Kalamazoo Marathon. Yet I did not. I ended up with some lingering knee pain and just wrapped an entire week of no running/no cross training. I started back up running on Sunday with little/no pain. I am doing some special stretches and hip exercises and I think I am on a good road now.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
|My crew from Grand Rapids, before the race! From Left to right, Annete, Molly, Gretchen, Me, David, Sarah, Kevn|
|Brian and me before the race! Teammates for life! Go FSU Bulldogs!|
|John and I kicking in at the finish!|
|After the race with my "bike crew" These guys kept me supported by riding their bikes along side the last 4 miles!|
|My husband woke up at the crack of dawn to drive me out to the start line, and he and my parents were out on the course supporting the entire race!|