BIZ BUZZ: Dianne Lively Yost
It’s Darkthirty and that means: Time for Rodeo Practice! We’re lookin’ dang good Momma: Black cowboy hats with rhinestone hat bands from Green South and chaps and cowboy boots from Tractor Supply! It just don’t get better ‘n this! The only thing between us and Buckhead’s Rockin’ S Arena is this here $500 1972 Ford Pickup! Shasta! This truck’s so loud my eardrums are explodin’! And what’s with the billowin’ black smoke? Ok . . . all clear . . . let’s go! Ding dang!
We made it, but there ain’t a soul here but that spooky Rodeo Clown!
The good news is that we can practice on that Mechanical Bull! You first Momma!
I’ll operate the control box! Humm . . . it’s got four levels of difficulty: Beginners, Yeehaw, Rootin’-Tootin’ and Bull-freggin-hog-fryin’ ludicrous!
We’ll start out slow! Go Momma! Stop Clown Boy! Don’t touch that control box! Lord Have Mercy! He’s flipped it up to Bull-freggin-hog-fryin’ ludicrous and Momma’s buckin’ and spinnin’ like nobody’s business! WHOA! FACE PLANT! Watch out! Momma’s dirt-spittin’, Sham-Wow smackin’ mad and she is flat slappin’ that clown into next week!
Whew! I’m glad all that Rodeo Ruckus is over! Now it’s time to Chillax and dream ‘bout all those fabulous Mother’s Day gifts we’re gonna get on May 10 from some of our Citizen advertisers! Hummm . . . new outfits from Amelia’s and Laughing Moon, jewelry from Whidby Jewelers and Artisan’s Alley, delish candy from Antique Sweets, a new pair of kicks from Barkin’ Dog Shoe Co., art from Red Door Studios, pamperin’ from Pure Bliss, pedicures from The Spa, hair treatments from Petal’s . . . I mean honey we got it covered right here in Morgan County! I’m feelin’ better already!
Callin’ all Kids! FUNTASTIC! When it comes to keepin’ the kids busy this summer check out Mulberry Too!
That’s right . . . Madison’s famous Main Street toy shop Mulberry Toys, owned by Madisonians Michelle Robinette and Vanessa Carter, is expandin’ to offer themed birthday parties as well as a heap of fun daily drop-in classes ALL SUMMER LONG!
Here’s the lowdown: Mulberry Too is located at 235 South Main Street behind your very own Morgan County Citizen newspaper building in downtown Madison! So anyway, y’all can check out all the scoop this Saturday, May 9, at a Mulberry Too Open House from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.!
Honey they’re gonna have Karaoke, samples of classes and activities and info on the themed birthday parties!
I flat can’t wait to check it out! Oh and about those themed parties . . . honey Michelle says if you book a party before June 1 you’ll get a great big fat DISCOUNT!
They do the theme, invitations, goody bags, a game, music, a craft, cake, juice and CLEAN UP! Sign me up! Hey and the summer class lineup is super fantastic! They have things like Karaoke Club, Stitchery, Draw it! Paint it! With Julie Nolan, Mad Scientists, Sign Language and much, much more!
You can pick up a schedule at Mulberry Toys or at the Open House on Saturday! Hey and you also can purchase a Mulberry Summer Punch Card for the classes like a 10-punch card for 10 classes at $80 or a 20 punch card for 20 classes for $150! Get ‘em while they’re hot! Or you can just pop in for a class and pay $10! Call 706-342-7011 or visit www.mulberrytoys.com for more intel!
Everyone and I do mean everyone is gonna be headin’ out to Beautiful Rutledge for the famous Rutledge Country Fair, one of the biggest events in Morgan County on Saturday, May 16!
Honey bring out the entire family for a day filled with live music, great food, crafts and more!
Put it on your calendar and I’ll see you there!
Y’all don’t forget to head down to the park behind Town 220 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight, May 7, for a Concert on the Green sponsored by Madison Main Street!
Big Daddy’s is gonna rock us outta the park y’all! See you there!
Oh and Citizen advertisers Town 220, the Madison ChopHouse Grille and Yesterday Café wanted me to let y’all know about Mother’s Day events! Town 220 located on West Washington Street in the Madison Markets campus is gonna be open on Sunday, May 10 for Mother’s day for a special brunch; Faye Craft’s cookin’ up a special Mother’s Day feast at the Madison ChopHouse Grille on Main Street in downtown Madison and Chris Bray of Yesterday’s Café over in Rutledge says she’s gonna have plenty of Buttermilk pies on Mother’s Day, her busiest day of the year!
Before I forget I also need to let y’all know that O’Hara’s on Main Street in downtown Madison is hostin’ Italian Night on May 12 with guest chef and Madisonian Ron Mastrogiovanni! This delicious event is perfect for the entire family! Be there!
That’s it for the buzz this week! But, keep checkin’ the Biz Buzz Blog for more info on what’s goin’ on in Morgan County!
Check it out at www.morgancountycitizen.com and hit the Biz Buzz Blog on the right hand corner under Jamie Mile’s fabulous blog!
Y’all be sweet and I’ll see you next week!
Printed in the May 7, 2009 edition.