Biz Buzz • Dianne Lively Yost
Shhhhhh! Y’all hush! Momma’s watchin’ her Lawarence Welk Show reruns and we’ve gotta sit here and watch it with her! Somebody make me a martini! Shootfire! It’s startin’: “Live from the Champagne Theater in Branson Missouri . . .” (Enter bubbles, Lawrence Welk and the beautiful Lennon Sisters) Ahhh wun and ahhhh two . . . “It’s beginnin’ to look a lot like Christmas . . . Everywhere you go . . . Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again with candy canes and silver lanes aglow!” Oh My Gosh! Somebody shake me another martini! Who in the world is thinkin’ ‘bout Christmas in the sizzlin’ summer?
Thrifty Mac! That’s who! I kid y’all not! Ok so the day before I went to the beach I had to head over there for some last minute shoppin’ and who in the Sam Hill do you think was in there? Santa! Lord Have Mercy! Santa was in Thrifty Mac getting’ Mrs. Clause some medicine ‘cause she flat didn’t feel good! Anyhow, Santa was on his way down to Florida for a Christmas in July event and came smack through Madison! Accordin’ to everyone in Thrifty Mac, when Santa walked in . . . Magic! Time stopped! No phone calls! No customers! No drive through pick ups! No nothin’ for like 30 minutes while they visited with Santa! And as soon as Santa walked out the ding dang door honey the phone was just a ringin’ off the hook! I reckon Santa orders his Big Green Eggs from our very own Thrifty Mac! Check out the photo right here in this column if you don’t believe in Santa!
Hey and thinkin’ ‘bout Christmas honey don’t wait for the Holidays to get your NEW CAR! That’s right y’all! I headed on over to Youngblood Motor Co. located right here in Morgan County at 1600 Athens Highway in Madison today to meet Cecily Youngblood, the company’s new sales consultant! So what’s hot at Youngblood? Well honey Cecily says the 2012 Ford Escape is hot, hot, hot! It’s a brand new model with a completely different body style! Y’all are flat gonna love it! Other big sellers are Ford’s Edge and Explore and honey they’ve flat got ‘em! Hey and if you’re lookin’ for a truck, get over to Youngblood! And, Cecily says if they don’t have exactly what you’re lookin’ for on the lot, they will flat find you exactly what you’re lookin’ for and can get it to Madison in as soon as a day! Ding dang! Y’all shop local now!
This just in . . . Amelia’s just now got in a brand spankin’ huge shipment of new Fall fashions from my fave, fave, fave designers . . . I’m talkin’ Nic + Zoe, Ethyl and Tribal! Get your bowhonkers over there immediately! You can find Amelia’s at 172 South Main Street in downtown Madison!
Don’t look now but my toes have turned smack into hooves! I’m talkin’ goats! I’ve gotta get a pedicure and get one fast! Y’all watch out ‘cause I’m speedin’ right over to Petals Salon located at 203 West Jefferson St. right down from my fave jewelry shops Artisan Alley and Whidby Jewelers! This is an emergency if there ever was one! Thank the good Lord! There’s Melissa Howe, a world famous manicurist and pedicurist! Wow! Melissa has some really, really hot new nail styles that y’all have got to try! I’m talkin’ ‘bout the new Gelish Magneto 3D Nail Polish! Ok y’all this is really, really cool . . . Melissa paints your nail and then hovers a magnet over it and you get a cool wave-ish design on your nail! It is so cool! Oh and you’ve got to check out Melissa’s Nail Apps! Ok so these are sort of like stickers that Melissa pops on your nail followed by a top coat! Wow! They are really fun! It’s time to relax with a fab pedicure from Melissa! Y’all call Petals at 706-342-0702 for your appointment today!
The Best is yet to come! Lake Oconee Living magazine is now takin’ nominations for it’s the 4th annual Readers’ Choice Awards! Y’all need to help us find the stars of our “Silver Screen” winter issue! The nomination process is open til Aug. 31 and official voting begins Sept. 3! Honey nominate your business or your favorite business! Categories are in Arts & Culture, Food and Dining, Community, Health & Beauty, Sporting Life and the newly added “Best of Backyard Traveling” section for the best things outside the lake area! Visit http://www.LakeOconeeLivingMag.com to make nominations!
Ding dang! I almost forgot! The 8th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival is slated for Saturday, Oct. 6 in Town Park! I am so ready to beat those ugly three Amigos! This is THE YEAR! That’s right y’all! Hot Off The Presses is flat gonna rock it! I cannot wait! Oh and the super fantastic Madison ChopHouse Grille is gonna be the Presenting Sponsor this year! Thanks ChopHouse! Oh and there’s also gonna be a Fall Festival, live entertainment, Elivs and a kid-sized train to ride the kids all ‘round Town Park! Honey it is gonna be a blast! Y’all get your team registered by getting the application and updated info at http://www.mainstreetmadisonga.com! Oh and the good news is that there’s gonna be a brand new Chili Tasting Procedure for this year’s Cook-Off! Since we ran out of tasting kits last year, Madison Main Street is gonna sell wrist bans instead of kits this year! They will supply the cooks with tasting cups! Sounds like a plan! Get this on your calendar!
Printed in the August 9, 2012