I had no idea these stickers even existed in Indiana! Must be one of like four in the whole state!
Hey everybody remember me? I’m alive and well taking a mini blogcation (awaiting confirmation from Webster’s on if this is a word), going to be crickets and product reviews on this site for a little while. I will occasionally post, but nothing like my loyal followers are accustomed to. I apologize in advance to all 13 of you, but factors out of my control have kneecapped me for the time being. Although I still have the writing itch in me it’s going to have to be in some other format. This leads me to my next blogging career choice…..Skipah the Guest Blogger! That’s right for the rock bottom price of $0.00 USD you can have Skipah take over your blog for one evening. Your traffic will immediately go up because trust me my mom will read it! If my snarky sense of humor and viewpoints on Kentucky elections sound interesting to you feel free to contact me via Zuckerberg’s little creation (Facebook), hit me up on that Twitter thingy, or you can go old school and email me at SKIPAHSREALM@GMAIL.COM.
So what has yours truly been up to? Wining and dining Miss Madison all weekend that’s what! She is quickly diversifying Mr. Skipah to a world he never thought in a million years he would willingly accept, namely the arts. For all the silly Kentuckian jokes I’ve made on here (and trust me they are usually warranted), I’ve lived my whole life right across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY and never even tried to take the city in for all its hidden treasures. Meeting Miss Madison is exactly what the Skipah needed! My closed minded walls are quickly being torn down and rebuilt from the ground up, although a little extra plywood might be needed to reinforce my hard head!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention I was Miss Madison’s eye candy (I’m so full of myself) at a middle school basketball game Thursday night. I had a blast though, even though her school got run out of the gym (Indiana University send a coach to watch #41) she got to score points with the principal and I gorged myself on popcorn and pizza!
It took plenty of convincing but I had to inform the students I’m not Shawn Mendes!
What did our weekend consist of you may ask? The Hunger Games that is what. No I’ve never read one page of Suzanne Collins trilogy, but I’m all in on Friday’s release! Miss Madison is stoked about it like I was for the James Bond movie release last weekend so I got a crash course this weekend. The first two movies are great, the last one Mockingjay umm not so much, but it at least sets up the finale in grand fashion. It’s sort of like The Running Man with better acting and a better script. If you have never seen The Running Man it’s a complete dumpster fire of bad acting and straight out of the 80s cheesiness. Which means I’ll watch it every single time it is on! I’ll have to check the archives, but it quite possibly could be the only movie ever that would feature TWO future elected governors. Sadly no Richard Dawson (he’s dead) in The Hunger Games, but Donald Sutherland can play an asshole with the best of them!
In between all of our Hunger Games excitement we found time to have a celebratory dinner at the local Japanese Steakhouse Friday night and I did my best to impress her with some Cajun chicken sandwiches and garlic-parmesan homemade fries Saturday night.
Store bought cajun seasoning is considered blasphemy in my kitchen!
Miss Madison approved!
Sunday I got a full taste of Louisville courtesy of Miss Madison. In our quest to find some place new to walk we bypassed the walking bridge , and instead opted for the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge. The bridge is older than dirt and not exactly pedestrian friendly, but it does have a sidewalk for walkers and bikers if you don’t mind traffic zipping past you at 40 mph. Once we arrived in Louisville on foot Miss Madison took me to the 21C Museum and Hotel. If you are ever in the Louisville, KY area and enjoy modern art you need to visit this place pronto! The lobby is free to explore and you will be well rewarded! After our four mile stroll we were both feeling malnourished and had a fine dining experience at the Bluegrass Brewing Company.
For you geography nuts, this is the widest point of the Ohio River!
I was planning my own Thomas Crown Affair to get this back to my place!
Not your “typical” hotel shuttle service!
Damn no wonder my legs hurt!
So much for all that exercise!
In other news Mr. Skipah has been asked to join the The Southern Indiana Education and Awareness Committee. What is this you may ask? A local group is spearheading Colon Cancer research and awareness and reached out to me to help spread the word. I don’t know if they thought I looked like a professional 5k walker when Miss Madison and I participated in their fundraiser earlier this year, but I was truly humbled to be asked to join. First meeting is sometime next month and I’m proudly looking forward to it!
Can’t express into words how exciting this is!
That was the second most exciting thing to happen to me the last few days. The biggest was being featured on a PR Newswire press release. You can read all about here! While not exactly the Associated Press, I’m still giddy about it. Makes everything I’ve endured worth it to some degree in this little thing called “blogging.” I’m currently screening publicists and vetting agents for my yet to be announced media tour this winter, I’ve been advised to let this Charlie Sheen thing blow over before we start booking appearances on the morning talk show circuit. Just kidding, no future sit downs in the works with Matt Lauer, but still one of my proudest blogging moments for sure!
About it for now, Hammy is taking the Texans plus the points tonight and begging me to turn the Monday Night Football game. I’m working a couple of other projects blog related that hopefully bear some fruit, and frantically shopping on Amazon for my very own Hunger Games outfit!