Music I'm Listening To: This week I was in California and was on a plane listening to my favorite playlist on Spotify. I call this playlist Airplane because it's downloaded on my phone for when I'm on an airplane. This playlist has all of my favorite songs. I have 3 songs that are my favorite on this playlist and John Hiatt's Have a Little Faith in Me is one of my favorites.
Article I'm Reading: Since I was on an airplane this week I ended up reading a great book called Lead for Gods Sake by Todd Gongwer. Brian Boland who is the UVA Men's coach told me about his book and so I decided to read it on the plane. It's a great book and if you are a coach you should read it.
Social Media Post of the Week: This past week Rafael Nadal was playing in an Exhibition and a Mom in the audience couldn't find her daughter so the players stopped playing until the Mom was able to locate her child. Its a great story.
Quote of the Week: I decided to add this video of the top 10 Sports movie speeches. I won't tell you who the #1 speech was but there are some great ones in the top 10. If you are a sports fan you'll love this video.
Music I'm Listening To: It's funny how when you are driving in your car and you hear a song that you grew up with and you can remember that song word for word. In high school I loved ACDC and listened to all of their albums. One of my favorite songs was Back In Black which I heard on the way home the other night. I hadn't heard it in a long time but I knew every word to the song!
Article I'm Reading: Like most people who travel a lot and go on vacations you use the same hotels and airlines so you can secure points to use later on. I'm a big fan of Marriott and we normally only stay in Marriott hotels so now that Marriott is changing their reward structure we may have to start looking at some new hotels.
Social Media Post of the week: With everything going on in Charlotte and Tulsa Magic Johnson weighed in on what he thought about it. Here are his tweets
Quote of the week: Every Friday I send a text to my daughters saying something about it being Friday. Its usually short and it always includes a quote. So for my daughters Lauren and Hannah this one is for you!
Music I'm Listening To: This week I've been listening to a playlist that one of my staff put together that was all Lock'n Festival Bands. Lock'n is a Music Festival that is close to where I live here in Virginia and it always has a lot of Dead music. It's a great playlist and Shake Down Street is an area at the Festival so I thought this would be a great video to watch.
Article That I'm Reading: This article is on the Apple IOS 10 Update for I Phones. It talks about 25 secret features that you need to know to get the most out of the new update. I updated my phone yesterday and so far I really like it. They have a lot of new features and after reading the article I was able to learn a few more things about how to use the update.
Social Media Post of the Week: With the NFL in full swing. I saw this on Facebook which had the values of the top NFL teams. The Dallas Cowboys came in first with a value of 4.2 billion. Crazy to think that Jerry Jones purchased the Cowboys for 140 million. I guess that was a good investment!
Quote of the Week: This is a quote I always tell my kids about telling the truth because when you tell the truth you don't have to remember what you said because you always remember the truth.
Music I'm Listening To: This week I've been listening a lot to Alabama Shakes. I really like Brittany Howard's voice so I've made a radio station on my Spotify Account with Alabama Shakes and it has been great to listen to in the office when I'm stringing rackets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbR999N5MiA
Article That I'm Reading: With the announcement of the new Apple 7 I'm deciding if I should upgrade and get the new phone. I'm up for a new phone in a couple of months so I'm not sure if I really want to upgrade yet. The New York Times has a great article about the phones.
Social Media Post of the Week: With the NFL starting this week it means it is Fantasy Football time! I only play on one team but it is a huge business. In the is article it says that it cost employers over 17 Billion Dollars of lost time by employees doing Fantasy Football during the season. That's a lot of time and money!
Quote of the Week: I figured it was only fitting that I use a Vince Lombardi quote this week since it is the first week of the NFL season. I'm a Lions fan so I hope we at least make the playoffs this year.
Music I'm Listening too-Silas and Range are a band out of Charlottesville, Va that have just graduated from Western Albemarle High School. My daughter Hannah turned me on to them a couple of weeks ago. You can find them on Spotify.
Article That I'm Reading: With the US Open starting this week I've been reading alot about the new roof at the event. It was used for the first time in a match with Rafael Nadal. http://www.espn.com/tennis/usopen16/story/_/id/17436769/2016-us-open-tournament-closes-roof-first-match
Social Media Post of the week With all of the talk about Colin Kaepernick it was hard not to read about him not standing for the national anthem. I'm definitely not a fan of him or the 49er's but it makes no sense to me to disrespect the flag. I'm not sure how you can be oppressed when you make $19 million per year.
Quote of the Week--Its only fitting to have a Roger Federer quote since its US Open week! I miss him not being in the tournament this year. Hopefully he gets better and can make a comeback!