By Dianne Lively Yost
Note to readers: I’ve missed y’all! My parents in Huntsville, Ala., needed some help so I spent some time with them. My column will not appear for another two weeks because I’m going to be with my sister in Birmingham while she recovers from surgery that will heal her breast cancer and following that I’m going to be with my Daddy while he gets a brand new super-charged pacemaker put in to strengthen his heart. I still want your Buzz on Biz so if you have news for me, just pop me an email at email@example.com and put Biz Buzz in the subject line.
Come on y’all! You drive ‘cause I just took me a nerve pill! Momma’s done gone berserk! We’ve gotta head over there right smack this minute ‘cause a mouse is in the house whippin’ up a ruckus! Wow! That was fast! Momma! Where’s the mealy mouse? Yikes! It’s right scary up there in the attic! Get the flash light! What in tarnation? That ain’t no mouse! Whatever’s up there is BIG as all DAYLIGHTS! I can hear ‘em stompin’ and a jumpin’! Hey! That nerve pill works! I ain’t scared a bit! Let’s haul this creature outta there! You open the attic door and I’ll charge in and whop it on the head so hard its brain is gonna roll around in its head for days! On the count of three: One . . . two . . . three! WHAM! SLAM! What the? Call 911! A Leprechaun’s done got me in a headlock and honey this Leprechaun fell out of the ugly tree and hit every ding dang branch on the way down! HELP!
Yay! The Madison Police Department has that Leprechaun locked up in the Morgan County Jail and I heard tell . . . Ring . . . Ring . . . Hold on y’all and let me get my cell . . . What! He’s out and he’s workin’ for the City of Madison! Ok y’all! That was Madison Main Street Director Ann Huff and she says that the Leprechaun’s turned real sweet and has even given the City of Madison his Pot ‘o Gold! That’s right! And y’all can all register to win it! Here’s the deal, you register to win at these fabulous Downtown Madison businesses: Amelia’s Apparel & Accessories & The Ruffled Rooster, Antique Sweets, Artisan’s Alley, Bliss, Godfrey-Cox, In High Cotton, Laughing Moon, Lilywind Kids, Madison ChopHouse Grille, Madison Markets, Pure Bliss Spa & Shop, The Creative Mark, The Madison Gift Mart & Café and Whidby Jewelers. Right . . . so on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday March 17, there’s gonna be a drawin’ at the Madison ChopHouse Grille to see who wins the Pot ‘o Gold! You don’t have to be present to win, but y’all come ‘cause it’s gonna be fun! Ok so anyway, if you win honey you’re gonna get $350.00 in gift certificates from all of the participatin’ downtown merchants and restaurants! May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Leapin’ Leprechauns ain’t the only mystical creatures in Madison! That’s right! Honey Henri Moon, owner of Lilywind Kids located at 206 West Washington St., in Madison, wanted me to tell y’all that the Easter Bunny’s gonna be at her shop March 14 for pictures from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the first 5X7 color picture is free! Oh and local artist, Mary Sue Alexander will be there with hand-painted Easter eggs that she’ll personalize for free! Henri also has some really cute and cuddly Easter Bunnies that are machine washable! Y’all can check ‘em out at her website www.lilywind.com! Call Henri at 706-752-1666 with any questions!
Show off your Choppers! Now you can capture all of your special moments with Emages Photography Studio that just opened up at 211 West Jefferson Street in Madison! Owner Emily Boyce wanted me to tell y’all all ‘bout it so here goes! Ok so Emily has a graphic design degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta and she’s been a photographer for years! Now all y’all can take advantage of her talent! She’s an on-location and in-studio photographer and she specializes in Weddings, Children, Maternity, Engagements and more! The best part is that she gives you a digital CD of all your photos after she’s edited them and you get all the release rights to print them anytime you want! Oh and she’s doing a special Easter special at the end of March in an old barn in Madison complete with baby ducks! Anyhow, y’all can pop by her studio to check it out, check out her website at www.emagesphotographystudio.com, or give her a call to schedule a session at 706-474-8090! I wonder if Emily has taken any photos of that ole Leprechaun?
Ding dang! Outta space already! Y’all be real sweet to Momma, shop locally and I’ll see y’all just as soon as I get back from Alabama! In the meantime, y’all email the buzz on biz at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Biz Buzz in the subject line! I flat want to know ALL the gossip! Oh and wasn’t that Sunday snow wonderful! Y’all can watch my Madison SnowShow at my blog at www.morgancountycitizen.com . . . just click on my blog link in the right hand corner! Y’all be good and don’t forget to head over to The Shops at the Icehouse Underground at 271 West Washington St., on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. for “Get a Clue,” the first 2009 Art Underground Series by The Madison Artists Guild and The Shops at the Icehouse Underground! Have some wine, snacks and enjoy art by Lewis Smith, Diane Davies and Karen Strelecki! Bye-bye y’all!
Published in the March 5, 2009 edition.