Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Years! Ride the Skyway! 2012! WOOOOOT!

My awesome firm decided to take a break this week for the holidays, mostly because we are awesome. To be clear there was a lot I had to do, like start a blog. And I wasn't all that jazzed about finding affordable care for my little ones whilest I blogged. To be frank, it really just doesn't exist unless your granny is in town. You know what I mean. I digress. 

The not-that-unexpected upside was that hanging with my kids has been super fun and amazingly rewarding. They never cease to amaze and thrill me. 

Yesterday, I needed to run an errand downtown. I asked the kids if we should go carless and take the Skyway. They were OVER THE MOON. To be fair, we are a Skyway family, possibly one of many? We have a Skyway track right by our place and I learned yesterday that my kids track the Skyway cars. When we boarded yesterday by boy said, Dad what car on we on? I said 109 why? He said he has never been on 109 and last time he was on 101. I was amazed. Who remembers that kind of stuff? 

Kids do. And they had an awesome time. I was super enthused to answer a ton of downtown questions. Most of which I knew the answers too. My daughter, on the way into our one-of-the-best-in-America main library, said, Dad, we are city people. You know what kiddo? I think you are right. She said the park (Hemming) was crowded, and I answered most good parks are if the weather is nice. It was a perfect day. The kids were excited to see chess boards as we just learned to play. But no time for that now.

After getting our books and media from the library with help from Mr. Josh and Mr. Chaka, we headed to our errand at Burrito Gallery. On the walk back to the Skyway we took a look at the figurines at Jacobs and walked past Chew for the last time. We will miss you! 

On the way home, I asked this question. 

Your dad has ridden the Skyway in a banana suit before. Can you guess why?

BREAKING! THE SKYWAY WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 2AM FOR NEW YEARS EVE! 

RIDE IT!



Monday, December 19, 2011

EverBank Deal? ADVISORY: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCEMENT



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        Contact: Angela Spears, (904) 630-1977, aspears@coj.net

 

MAYOR BROWN AND BUSINESS LEADERS

SET TO MAKE MAJOR DOWNTOWN ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENT

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Dec. 19, 2011 Mayor Alvin Brown will join with local business leaders this morning to make a major economic announcement about Downtown Jacksonville.

 

WHO:           Mayor Alvin Brown and local business leaders

 

WHAT:         Major Economic Announcement about Downtown Jacksonville

 

WHEN:         Monday, Dec. 19

                    9:30 a.m.

                   

WHERE:       301 W. Bay St., 2nd Floor -- 32202

                   

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Monday, December 05, 2011

WJCT Classic Film Series - Rebel Without A Cause 12/7


WJCT's Electro Lounge will be presenting the second week of its Wednesday night film series this Wednesday, December 7th with a screening of "Rebel Without A Cause," the classic film starring James Dean and Natalie Wood.  

 

The doors to the concert hall will open at 6pm each week, with the films beginning at 7pm. Prior to the film's start this week, local jazz band Tropic of Cancer will entertain guests in the concession area.

 

A $5 admission fee will be collected at the door. Any dollar contributed over the requested $5 will be matched by an anonymous donor to WJCT and will be used to support WJCT 89.9 FM.

 

Other movies in the series include:

"The Misfits"—December 14th
"Holiday Inn"—December 21st