Biz Buzz - March 26, 2009
By Dianne Lively Yost
Ding dang, y’all! Charlie Daniels is out here on my porch clear as day with his famous fiddle! Sing it, Charlie! “The Devil went up to Wall Street he was lookin’ for some souls to steal. He was in a bind ‘cause he was way behind. He was willin’ to make a deal. When he came across these young men sellin’ derivatives, Credit Default Swaps and such. So the Devil jumped up on the tradin’ floor and said boys let me tell you what! I bet you didn’t know it, but I’m a greedy trader too and I have lots of tricks stuffed up my sleeves so I’m willin’ to make a bet with you. And, those boys said our name’s Entitled and it might be a sin, but we’ll take your bet and you’re gonna regret ‘cause we’re the best that’s ever been. Debt’s just a climbin’ now, run boys run. Entitled’s in the house of the Risin’ Sun. Fox is in the public trough pickin’ out dough. Momma, does the law bite? No child no!” Wow! I reckon the Devil’s done lost that bet! Now that’s what I call a hit tune! Thanks Charlie! On to the Buzz on Biz!
Y’all are gonna get all zenned up and tanned all at once ‘cause The Spa at The James Madison is flat open for business! I popped in there just the other day and met up with Spa Esthetician Argelia De La Torre and Spa Manager Rhonda Smith to check it all out! Right so The Spa is located at 218 West Washington St., in downtown Madison in the Madison Markets campus right flat next to Town 220! So anyway, this new spa is just beautiful and offers a variety of massage therapies and facials! But honey it also offers fabulously luxurious manicures and pedicures that are flat affordable! I’m talkin’ $20 for a 30-minute manicure or pedicure or $40 for both! You just can’t beat it! Oh and here’s my fave: Spray Tans for only $35! Y’all I’m not kiddin’! Rhonda says their $1,500 spray tan machine is top-of-the-line and is designed to match your skin tone perfectly and safely! Got to get bronzed pronto! Hey and Argelia also says the Spa features services like make-up application and lessons for teens and adults! Perfect for teen prom parties! Oh and The Spa also does lash and brow tenting and a variety of waxing services. Speakin’ of which . . . now y’all keep this on the down low but the Spa offers the famous and racy Brazilian wax! Ooh la la! The best part is that while you’re gettin’ your Brazilian, you can order up a Cosmo or two from Town 220 to take the edge off! Love it! Call for an appointment today at 706-342-7000. The Spa is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday by appointment only.
Hit the Road. Troy Bryant and Aubie Knight, owners of Madison –based Aces Limo Service, wanted me to tell y’all ‘bout their upcomin’ concert packages for Jimmy Buffett and Nickelback in April. Honey you can travel in style to Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta and back! The packages include tickets and transportation. Check it all out on their website at www.aceslimoservice.com! Or, pick up the ding-a-ling phone, call ‘em up at 706-818-1534 and book your fancy wheels!
Sign ‘n Read. Hey! Famous Christian writer Barbara Brown Taylor is comin’ to Dog Ear Books for a book signin’ event on Saturday, April 4 at 4 p.m. to sign copies of her new book Alter in the World: A Geography of Faith! Check out her website at www.barbarabrown taylor.com! I can’t wait to read that book! Dog Ear Books is located in Madison Markets on Academy Street! Be there or be square!
Shout out! Y’all The Caring Place is offerin’ a Pet Food Pantry! Hey and Georgia Rescue and Rehabilitation (GRR) is coordinatin’ this very cool effort! Big barks and shout outs go to GreenSouth of Madison and Tractor Supply of Madison for donating dog and cat food! Thanks y’all! Carol Harris of GRR needs donations to keep this important service going! “Last week I passed out 56 gallon bags of dog food from GreenSouth and they were gone in 45 minutes! There is such a tremendous need with the economy such as it is.” Tell it Carol! Y’all call Carol and donate a bunch of money right smack this minute! Call her at 706-752-1500.
Printed in the January 26, 2009 edition.