Wednesday, March 23, 2011

40 Bikes, 40 Flags, 40 Heroes: Flight 93 Memorial Bike Ride

 As some of you may know, me and Mike are participating in a memorial bike run in September of this year for the Flight 93 Memorial Fund. We were so honored to be chosen to go on this ride. We will be leaving our town of Meadville, PA to be joined by other riders across the state on September 11, 2011 and will travel to the location where Flight 93 went down. There we will participate in a memorial ceremony to honor those passengers that were on the flight.

As you may not know, we are currently sponsoring ourselves on this ride. Sponsorship is $1,000, so we are looking for donations to help fund our ride. Any monies donated over the $1,000 sponsorship fee will go directly to the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign. So, if you'd like to donate, please contact me directly for instructions at  Thank you in advance!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

For the First Time

I simply must talk about something that I'm EXTREMELY excited about. Some of you may know that I normally watch Dancing with the Stars. Now, while I like this show, I usually don't get too excited about it. This season is different. I am so excited I can barely contain myself (no coffee needed to get me bouncing off the walls). The reason being: my favorite Steelers player will be competing. That's right, you all know him as Hines Ward, I on the other hand, affectionately refer to him as My Dear Hines Ward. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this man (I don't mean in a smoochy, kissy sort of way). I respect him, admire him, and think he's an amazing player. I love how he speaks his mind no matter the consequences, and I like how he sticks up for his fellow team players.

So, you can just imagine how excited I was last night for the first show of DWTS! I could barely sit still. Thank goodness Hines was one of the first to dance or I might've had a heart attack by the end of the show if he were last. And I must say, I was very pleased with his performance. Normally the athletes seem to be the worst dancers, but Hines, well let's just say Hines has some pretty nice hip action going on (I know I didn't say I loved him in a kissy kind of way but....)!

Last night was the first time I ever voted for my favorite dancer. Guess who it was. Yes, I used all 11 votes too. And next week, I plan to do the same thing. I don't care if Hines breaks a leg doing the jive, I will still vote for him. I am after all, his biggest fan (ok, that's a bit ironic since I'm only 4'8"). Yes indeed, I do love My Dear Hines Ward.

P.S. I don't know if any other Steelers fans out there watched last night, but did you see Franco Harris in the audience holding The Terrible Towel? Yeah, that was the greatest thing EVER!