Friday, December 30, 2005

Skate Park At The Smyrna, TN YMCA

I was driving down Sam Ridley the other day on my way to Antioch when both my daughter and I gasped with delight to see that there was a skateboard park at the new Smyrna YMCA.

I don't have a membership to the Y but am seriously considering getting one now. I love the convenience and the affordability of the town center and will attend the Tang So Do class there for as long as it is offerred but the lure of indoor swimming and skateboarding for the kids is quite compelling.

Do you have the scoop on the new Y? Post your comments here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Gorgeous Day in Smyrna, TN

My weather feed is telling me that it is 60 degrees outside today in the beautiful town of Smyrna. I am off from work and catching up on a few blogging duties for some of my other endeavors. I think it is high time that I ditch the duty and get outside to enjoy.

It will be time soon when we will all long for spring, if you are not already longing for it. Days like today make you wish for spring even more.

Hooray for sunshine.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Merry Christmas To All

I don't know how much blogging I will get done over the course of the next few days but I wanted to take this time to thank all my readers for visiting my site.

If you have a review or comment, please let me know. My email address is dailydiablogger@gmail.com. I would also like to promote your local events and job openings in the town of Smyrna. This is a great place to seek exposure and most of all - GET FEEDBACK FROM THE READERS. Blogs can be a powerful communication tool. I offer my blog to you for free.

Smyrna, TN is a great place to live and work - let's let everyone know.

Take care and be safe this holiday season.

Kindest regards,
M. the Daily Diablogger

Monday, December 19, 2005

Expansion of Rutherford County Blogger and Podcaster's Group

I'm so thankful to those that bravely came out to the first Smyrna, TN Blogger and Podcaster's Group Meeting. I can't help but be suprised by it. Over the course of the last three months, it has become clear that there is opportunity for growth.

Month two saw a change to the Rutherford County Blogger and Podcaster's Group after having such a good turnout from the LaVergne crowd.

Month three will now see a change of name to the Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group so as to include our friends from neighboring counties.

Our monthly meetings are geared to be social interactions and learning opportunities. I'm not the most organized person in the world but I do have a mind that longs for new experiences and knowledge and so, it is my goal to bring you at least one new topic of discussion, if not only for five minutes, each meeting.

I hope going forward that the relationships we form in the newly named Middle Tennesse Blogger and Podcaster's Group will last for years to come and that we might actually work to help promote and educate one another in all areas of life.

I look forward to making new friends and reinforcing existing relationships at the next meet up on January 14th, 2:00 PM at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN.

We can discuss other venues at that time.

Espresso Joe's Coffee Co is located at:
901 Rock Springs Rd.
Smyrna, TN
615-220-2870

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Help for Katrina Victims in Smyrna, TN

I've been contacted by someone who is interested in helping with clothing/household items or toys for Katrina victims who are in the Smyrna, TN area.

Does anyone know for certain where one might contact a local agency to provide such assistance?

While at first I might say to contact the Red Cross, that might take more time than we actually have to work with here. My second guess would be the Smyrna, TN Fire Department because it is they who are coming to the Town Center on Monday, December 19th to pick up the unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. I would only imagine that they may have a way that you could volunteer and/or are earmarking a certain number of things for victims of Katrina.

Finally, I think I might recommend the local Second Harvest Food Bank or the Police Department.

If you know of a particular organization that is working to supply toys or services specifically to the Katrina victims, please post your comments here or email me directly at dailydiablogger AT gmail dot com.

Kindest regards, readers.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Next Blogger's and Podcaster's Meet Up

We've decided that the next blogger and podcaster's meet up will be on January 14th at 2:00 PM. We will continue to have this at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN.

This session was attended by Aunt B. of Tiny Cat Pants, Dewayne of Chip Talks, John H. from Salem's Lots and Amy from Bad Bad Ivy.

Thanks to all who attended. I hope you had as much fun as you might have expected. I will post pictures at a later time.

We spoke about our lives, other bloggers and technology as well. I told the bloggers about Woot.com, InBubbleWrap.com, PodCastAlley.com, and discussed some tools online that you can download for free such as OpenOffice.org, a program called NVU (N View is the correct pronounciation) and of course, the GIMP.

Schnurbusch was the Barrista over at Espresso Joe's. He says he has a blog but I can't find it. Dude, please comment as I would like to point folk your way.

Join us on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 PM at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN:

Espresso Joe's Coffee Co is located at:
901 Rock Springs Rd.
Smyrna, TN
615-220-2870

Live Blogging from Espresso Joe's

We are live blogging from Espresso Joe's. Aunt B. is talking about a camoflauge yarn that you can buy to John from Salems Lots. I feel totally out of place due to the fact that they are so much more hilarious than I. All I can talk about is Monkey Butt Powder.

If you missed the meeting, you are really missing something great. We are so sad that Kleinheider did not join us. We wanted to find his home address and just show up there.

Dewayne from Chip Talks is here and Amy from Bad Bad Ivy has also graced our presence.

Conversation has now turned to crocheting.

Thanks to Espresso Joe's for the hospitality. Thanks to Schnurbusch over at My Space for his tremendous service.

I'll be posting on our next meeting soon.

Toys For Tots

Today is the Rutherford County Blogger and Podcaster's Meet-Up. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

In a previous post, I told you that the Smyrna Martial Arts Group was participating in a toy drive for Toys for Tots and for the elderly. All the toys collected will be left with the Smryna Town Center and on Monday will be picked up by the Fire Department.

It is being said that there will be 3,000 children without toys for Christmas in Rutherford County alone this year. If you are interested in making a donation, bring your unwrapped gift to 1.) the Smyrna Town Center by Sunday or 2.) To the Rutherford County Blogger and Podcaster's meeting today and I will take it to the Town Center.

Find out more on the Rutherford County Blogger and Podcasters.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Saturday, December 17th - 2:00 PM

Be there, or be square.

Seriously folks, come to the Rutherford County Blogger and Podcaster Meet Up on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 PM at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN. We've done this for two months now and it has been quite gratifying. Put a face to the blog (or podcast) on Saturday. We welcome visitors from other counties.

Espresso Joe's Coffee Co is located at:
901 Rock Springs Rd.
Smyrna, TN
615-220-2870

EDIT EDIT EDIT
HIDE THE KIDS THIS SATURDAY...
RUMOR HAS IT AUNT B. MAY, INDEED, GRACE US WITH HER PRESENCE. OMG. I do believe she truly wishes to learn to kick someone in the face. As I am somewhat skilled in doing so, I have offered to instruct her and fulfill a lifeftime goal.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Vogue Cleaners in Smyrna, TN

BadBadIvy has this to say about Vogue Cleaners in Smyrna, TN:

I highly suggest Vogue Cleaners on Sam Ridley Parkway. It's not the cheapest dry cleaners in town (I know, I called them all to get prices), but it's reasonably priced, and you get a nifty 5% discount if you pay in advance. I know, 5% doesn't even cover the tax, but since I prefer to pay in advance anyway, it's kinda nifty that I get a discount for something that's my preference anyway.
Vogue Cleaners Express
(615) 355-5390
568 Nissan Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Rutherford County Blogger and Podcaster's Group Meet-Up

Well, another month has nearly passed since our last meet up. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone next week. I hope to see new faces as well. I know that Kathy won't be able to make it. For those of you that can make it, our next meeting will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 PM at the Smyrna, TN Espresso Joe's. They have free wi-fi so bring your laptops.

Meet local bloggers and podcasters at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 17th at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN.

Espresso Joe's Coffee Co is located at:
901 Rock Springs Rd.
Smyrna, TN
615-220-2870

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Friday, December 9, 2005

Hooray! It Is Confirmed

Tip of the hat to Bad Bad Ivy over at The Life and Times of One Hot Mama by way of the Rutherford AM (like I really have time to read it). Maybe them folk could give me a personal heads up once in a while - is that too much to ask? After all, my blog is free PR for them, right? Moving on.

It would seem that we citizens of Smyrna will be getting a Target after all.

You heard me. A Target! Now, go save your money so you can spend it all at the new Target. Just think about it, no more Antioch or Murfreesboro to enjoy the shopping splendor that is to be had when one visits a Target.

Rejoice and be thankful you are alive.

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Rumors, Rumors, Rumors...

I don't like to spread rumor and I should probably do some fact checking but I gotta tell you what I heard the other day. I heard that there is going to be a Target put in behind the Lowe's in Smyrna. I have a feeling that would make a lot of Smyrna residents very happy.

Has anyone else heard this and can you point us to any facts?

I've Been Sick

Sorry for not providing your local entertainment but, alas... I've been sick. I've just taken some cold medicine so I don't know if I can hold on much longer.

Dewayne - I've got my wireless going! Yay! I didn't think I would be able to figure it out but I did and I'm soooo happy.

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Playstation 2 Slim Goes Dead and Getting a PS3 For Free?

My PS2 Slim has died. I've read about the laser being really crappy. I've not had this console for that long, really. I've contacted Sony to see if I could get them to swap out my console for a new one. I'll let you know how that works out. In the meantime, I thought I'd be a little creative and see if there were any offers out there online to get some free stuff (namely the PS3).

I'll let you know how that works, too.

Southern Living At Home Sale

Having a hard time finding that perfect gift for the perfect person? Southern Living at Home is having a clearance sale. Check out Shonna Harrison's deals from Southern Living at Home like the one below.



Victoria Pressed Glass Serving Bowl now only $19.95.

Shonna is a Smyrna, TN resident.