Space Races Giveaway Ending Soon + Bonus Code

Our Space Races Poster giveaway is ending tomorrow evening at 11:59PM EST.  It has low entries so if there is anyone you know that you think might like it – be sure to enter!  As previously mentioned this poster would look great in a kids room or even a classroom!

Since I am doing back-to-back concerts this weekend (Ocean Grove tonight and Jon McLaughlin tomorrow) I have decided to offer up a bonus entry code.  This is good for ONE entry on either the Space Race Kids giveaway OR the Freschetta giveaway – so choose wisely! You must complete the Mandatory entry first before commenting with the bonus code which is “Enchanted”

(Anyone who uses the bonus entry on both contests will have those comment removed. Bonus code is good for 1 entry on 1 contest only. Bonus entry code expires April 30 11:59PM)

Book Review: The House that Ruth Built by Robert Weintraub

A lot of my friends are probably a bit surprised that I actually read this book.  While I love baseball, I am a Mets fan and certainly NOT a Yankees fan.  But like I said, I love baseball.  And I actually really enjoyed reading The House The Ruth Built.
It was really interesting, and although it had a lot of history in it, the book did not bore me at all.  It follows the Yankees the first season that they had Yankee Stadium and focuses a lot on Babe Ruth.
I also enjoyed how it told a bit about how the radio broadcasts began and how the reporters worked on their stories.  Having studied Journalism in college, it was interesting to see how things worked in the 1920s versus now.  Also interesting was the cost of tickets.  The most expensive opening day tickets were something like $3.00.  Bleacher seats? Just $1.00.  A couple of scalpers ended up spending the night in jail after trying to sell the bleacher seats for $1.10! And a program from the game? 15 cents!  Those $1 tickets probably sell for closer to $100 today!  Another interesting fact was how a lot of the players got jobs during the off season because they got paid so little.  Could you imagine any if the players today having to take a job in the off season?

Before the 27 World Series wins, before Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter – the Yankees were New York’s also-ran franchise. They didn’t even have a stadium, renting out the New York Giants’ Polo Grounds and, embarrassingly, losing to them when it counted: in the Fall Classic.

But in 1923, the Yankees played their first season on their own field, and everything changed. Babe Ruth bounced back from a contentious season to carry the team to their first title, justifying his new Stadium’s nickname, “The House That Ruth Built.”

This is the untold tale of the Yankees’ break-out season, filled with stories of New York and baseball in arguably their greatest eras. Robert Weintraub’s fresh reporting vividly illuminates the singular year that made the Yankees the storied franchise they are today.

You can learn more by following these links:
The House That Ruth Built on Facebook
@RobWein on Twitter

I received a free copy of this book from the publishers in order to post this review.  I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are mine.

Rock N Roll Fridays – Happy Together Tour

1. THE TURTLES… Happy Together …”Imagine me and you, I do, I think about you day and night, it’s only right…”
Who was the last person you thought about day and night?

I will say this much.  There is a person, but I don’t want to name them here.  Or anywhere… lol 
2. THE TURTLES… Eleanor … “They’ll turn the lights down way low and maybe we won’t watch the show…”
What was the last movie you made out to?

I can’t recall ever making out at the movies. It is too expensive to not watch 😉
3. THE TURTLES… She’d Rather Be With Me… Me oh my, lucky guy is what I am, tell you why you’ll understand, she don’t lie although she can”
Has someone ever left another person to be with you?

Not that I know of

4. THE BUCKINGHAMS… Hey Baby They’re Playin Our Song… “Hey baby they’re playin our song, the one we used to hear when we used to get along”
What song did you love to hear in your most recent relationship?
I can relate almost any song to anyone or anything so I can’t think of any one song specifically.
5. THE BUCKINGHAMS… Susan … “Susan, do ya have to be confusin’, I’m losin my mind….”
Who is the most perplexing celebrity to you?

I guess right now I’d have to go with Charlie Sheen…

6. THE BUCKINGHAMS… Kind Of A Drag… “Kind of a drag, when your baby don’t love you, kind of a drag when you know she’s been untrue…”
What’s been kind of a drag for you lately?

Finding a job.
.. frustrating to upload / send out so many resumes each day and not even get a “sorry we already filled this” email in return.

7. THE ASSOCIATION… Never My Love… How can you think love will end when I’ve asked you to spend your whole life, with me…”
How do you react to a break up?

Not well.. lol 

8. THE ASSOCIATION… Windy… “and Windy has stormy eyes that laugh at the sun up high and Windy has wings to fly above the stars…”
What is the worst downwind you have ever been in?
I don’t know
9. THE ASSOCIATION… Goodbye Columbus … “It’s a lucky day just for changing leavin the old world behind, lucky day for walkin a new road, just to clear your mind…”
What do you do when you’re overly happy?
If I’m happy… then I am nice to people!

10. THE GRASS ROOTS… Let’s Live For Today… “I think of all the worries people seem to find, and how they’re in a hurry to complicate their mind, By chasing after money and dreams that can’t come true, I’m glad that we are different, we’ve better things to do…”
How are you different from your significant other?
I don’t have a significant other at the moment

11. THE GRASS ROOTS… Midnight Confession… “In my midnight confession when I tell all the world that I love you…”
What is your confession this week?

My confession is that I have not seen the last 2 Harry Potter movies.  And I OWN one of them on DVD.  (However, I am currently watching the first movie and will go through them all over the next few days!)

12. MARK LINDSAY (Paul Revere & The Raiders)… Miss America … “Do you miss America, miss America, miss America, I know I do…”
Do you believe we should still have Miss America pageants?

I don’t think they are hurting anyone, so I don’t see why not.

13. MARK LINDSAY Arizona … “Arizona, cut off your Indian braids, Arizona, hey won’t you go my way…”
Have you ever cut your hair or shaved a mustache/beard for someone else?
My mom is always begging me to cut my hair.  I haven’t gotten a hair cut in over a year. So no.

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