Fun Happenings Around here last week! John and I have wanted to send Matthew to the The Ian Eagle/Bruce Beck Sportscaster Camp at the ***Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair, NJ for a few years. Both Ian and Bruce are the go-to sports guys having won a zillion awards between them. A lot of their "campers" have moved on to TV/Radio Jobs. A great opportunity. Right after camp, Bruce was headed over to Rio to cover his 7th Olympics for NBC. Can you imagine?
Matthew is all about 24/7sports and, as he approaches college application time, he knows for sure he wants a career in SOME type of sports reporting. Lucky for us, we live within easy driving distance to Montclair State University (Where the Yogi Berra Museum is located) and he was able to go. Finally!
He loved it! Most importantly, he's decided he'd like to puruse radio/sports social media rather then the TV side. THIS IS HUGE! Nice to know he's zeroing in a bit. Of course I know it could change and on-air reporting could be in his future. (He is a TV "pro" having auditioned for/getting a wee part in a David Letterman Skit a few years back! He played a Boy Scout. He doesn't speak a word but that's besides the point! :)
See him in action!
But I digress...
One take-away that he got from camp seems so simple but is a great nugget of wisdon: Say YES to everything that comes your way. They had about a dozen well-known speakers come in during camp and he swears each one said something to that effect. Be it calling play by play for a high school team or a a preschool baby crawling event, JUST SAY YES! You never know where it will lead.
The highlight for him? A Behind-the Scenes Look at Met Life Stadium (Press box amazing!) which is home to the Giants (his favorite team!) as well as their training center. Seriously, a dream come true for him. He got to look at their new museum and I'm sure his heart skipped a beat seeing these babies:
The Super Bowl Lombardi Trophies!!!
Hall of Famers...without looking at this player's name, I'm sure you reconized him!
Matthew with Jeff Feagles!
He got lots of cool pics especially of the players' (full) lockers at their training center but he didn't feel right posting pics of them because some of the guys had some pretty personal stuff in the lockers. (Framed pics/letters from families, etc.). The week was a success!
On a fun fact note from long ago...
***My husband grew up not too far from Yogi Berra's house. He and his friends would often ride their bikes the five miles to his house and Yogi and his wife (most his wife!) ALWAYS brought them out bottles of Yoo-Hoo! Although John has never been a Yankees fan, he's always had a soft spot for Yogi!
This commercial really got a not-so-nice reaction out of me. This is supposed to depict a teacher's first day of school? Um...no. Click to see.
Am I overreacting? Maybe. But seriously, do you know any teacher-on the first day- that arrives WITH the kids (I'm there at 6:15 for an 8:05 start time) and with that little bag?
Does it annoy you as much as it does me?? Commercial FAIL! Sorry Kleenex.
Now here's a throwback to one that makes me smile every year!
I admit to feeling like that parent once or twice in my life!
Am I the last person on Earth to have heard about this AMAZING product? Seriously?
I was down the shore for July 4th and needed to iron my son's shirt. It was one of those shirts that is like linen (but not) and is a wrinkled mess even straight out of the dryer. If it were up to me, I'd give the shirt away because it's truly a mess of a shirt but he bought it with his own money so...it stays.
Even the iron couldn't tame those darn wrinkles. After five minutes, I added water to the iron and RUST comes out of the holes onto the shirt! The only collared shirt for the restaurant. I had to scrub the line of rust out and then attempt to re-iron again but with a towel placed between the iron and shirt to save from yet another rusty stain. Hey, I was desperate Then my sister gets Downy Wrinkle Releaser out of a cabinet and a few sprays and tugs later, DONE!
It took less than a minute!
How to use?
Spray on clothes while on hanger, pull taut, and the wrinkles simply vanish! My sister said she has used it for years and it's never hurt her clothes.
I'm heading to Target tonight to get my own bottle and making sure I show Matthew how to use it next time he needs that shirt ironed! :)
Here's hoping you have an iron-free day!
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