Missing My Internet.

In Florida during the summer we have these pesky little afternoon thunderstorms that often turn into torrential downpours. The kind where you just sit inside your office or home during lunch because it is too rough of a rainstorm to think about venturing outside even with an umbrella or rain jacket.

Well, one of those thunderstorms happened last week and knocked out the power for a few hours. However, it also knocked out my cable internet. So after some testing and phone calls with Cox Communications, I thought it was my router. So I went to the store and bought a new router, hooked it up, did everything right….nothing. Okay, when I say hooked it up, I really didn’t mean me, but my friend that knows how to fix everything when Adam is away, Tien. We came to the conclusion that it was not my router, but my modem. The next day I called my Dad for advice and he ordered me a new modem. It came today, I hooked up the modem, connected it to my original router, nothing. Finally I connected my new modem to my new router and I have access to the world again!!!

My cell phone bill data plan also thanks you because I already had to order additional data for the month.

It’s Been A Fun Run

Well, it’s been a fun run. On Friday, July 18, my final column ran in the Pensacola News Journal. Partially fitting for the occasion with the topic of thank you notes: The Power of a Thank You Note.

I’ve throughly enjoyed my time as a columnist. I learned a lot about myself, young professionals, and the journalism world in the process. I will continue to provide articles that I think are relevant to young professionals. It’s a passion topic for me and I enjoy providing insight and information. Someone in my company told me at some point I have to stop being a young professional and just switch to a professional. But I hope that I will be a young professional for as long as I can and when I’m not to still encourage and influence young professionals.

Thanks for being avid readers of my column and for all of your comments, notes and emails sent my way. I’ve enjoyed speaking to everyone about the topics and my column! Until next time, I’ll hope to still see you on here.

Kristian Bush of Sugarland

Kristian Bush, 1/2 of Sugarland, was doing a radio tour and stopped by local radio station, Cat Country 98.7 on June 13. Station listeners, as well as additional media, were invited to the station for a private acoustic set to introduce Kristian’s new music.

From Kristian’s website, “The lead single from the highly anticipated project, “Trailer Hitch,” will hit country radio nationwide July 28.”

I’ve seen Sugarland in concert before at the Pensacola Bay Center. But, as everyone else was wondering and Kristian mentioned no one knew what he sounded like. I was plesantly surprised by his voice, that to me has a nice rasp to it. Not as intense as a Kip Moore rasp, but a noticeable one that wasn’t too overbearing.

Radio visits are fun and Kristian’s was no different except he took time to talk to his fans, up close and personal, answer questions, and cracked many jokes. He is a really funny person, easy to listen to and just a joy to be in a room with. He started off the conversation answering the question everyone was wondering about Sugarland: No, they aren’t broken up. He even explained how he wrote the Sugarland albums and now these were his songs from a male perspective. He spoke about his journey and then we listened to some songs, he played some songs, he took time to speak to each of his guests, answered more questions, took photos and signed pictures. He spent over an hour with us. I left the station excited for his new music to be released.

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Photo courtesy of Phil Bailey, GoPensacola.com

Shout out to Kristian’s PR and Management: Jensen Sussman at Sweet Talk PR and Whitney Pastorek at Red Light Management. I admire work done by Jensen and I met Whitney outside of said concert in Pensacola while in line for Sugarland’s fan club.

Kenny Chesney Free Concert!

KC_TBR_5x5_RGB_0Kenny Chesney has announced his only concert for 2014 will be in Pensacola, Florida (where Florida meets Alabama) and it’s FREE! The news was released today and more information will be posted on Kenny Chesney’s website on Thursday, July 17 at 7 a.m. CST. He will be performing at the Flora-Bama-Jama on Saturday, August 16. Visit Kenny Chesney’s website here.

The Tennessean article

Music Row‘s article

Pensacola News Journal‘s article

Sony Music Nashville’s article

Help Sorting Through The Clutter

Help sorting through clutter – published July 11, 2014 (Pensacola News Journal)