Month: January 2013

Snapshot of the Official Inaugural Ball - the One for Those Who Purchased Tickets from TicketMaster, Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013
Politics Solo with Others

Presidential Inauguration: Ball Wasn’t All that and a Bag of Chips…Just a Bowl of Pretzels #inaug2013

Black tie events aren’t my thing but when they involve mucky-mucks as the President of the United States…um, yeah, I’ll clean up and slink on a pair of Spanx, don something shimmery and walk around in uncomfortable high heels inducing foot pain so intense it brings tears to my eyes. All for an evening just Read More »

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Presidential Inauguration: Why TSA Made Me Throw Away My Camera #inaug2013

Attending the 57th Presidential Inauguration swearing-in ceremony was an amazing opportunity. On Jan. 21, 2013, it was just me, a friend from Port Charlotte, Fla., and about a million others in front of the U.S. Capitol sharing in this red-white-and-blue-moment of American patriotism.

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Cool Stuff Others are Doing Florida Fun

Part 1: Jerk and Genius, Biographer Walter Isaacson Talks Steve Jobs in Sarasota

Steve Jobs was a “jerk,” biographer Walter Isaacson said during the kick off of the Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall 2013 Lecture Series on Jan. 15, in Sarasota, Fla. Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute and former Chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of TIME magazine, penned “Steve Jobs“, the only Read More »

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Swearing-in Ceremony of Barack Obama during the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013
Politics

First and Foremost I’m an American

Right before Election Day, I received an email from some holistic healer asking me to remove her name from my political blog featuring Mitt Romney. Huh??? It took a few email exchanges to figure out she was referring to my pretty much defunct Tallahassee blog.

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About Me

She Said I Looked Nice in Red. I Cried.

As the Wendy’s drive-thru clerk handed me my small cup of chili and Diet Coke, she smiled and said, “You look nice in red.” I cried. It was the kindest thing anyone had said to me in the last 48 hours. I’m sure she had no idea two days earlier my heart was crushed (again) Read More »

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Disclosure Politics Solo Travel

My Fashion Accessories for the 57th Presidential Inauguration #inaug2013 #inaugjenn

Two weeks from today I’ll be in Washington, D.C., watching President Barack Obama being sworn in for a second term as 44th President of the United States. It looks as though I won’t have a swearing-in ceremony ticket but I was able to snag tickets to the Inaugural Ball last night (anyone want to be Read More »

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Florida Fun

Stork Delivers Baby Elephant to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Christmas came early to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo when a female African elephant named Mbali gave birth to her first calf, a female, on Sunday, Dec. 23. The birth is significant because Mbali is one of 11 elephants rescued from a Swaziland culling, Africa, and brought to the U.S. almost a decade ago. It’s also Read More »

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