Biz Buzz • Dianne Lively Yost
Ding Ding Ding Ding! SOUND THE ALARM! Holy Heart Palpitations! It’s outlandish!
Momma’s done joined the Cult of Hare Krishna! I flat saw her on the corner at the bypass! She’s shaved her head bald and is flouncin’ ‘round like a fish outta water in a flowin’ orange hippie saffron robe! Ding dang! She’s even bangin’ finger cymbals to the beat of George Harrison’s "My Sweet Lord!" This calls for a super scheme if there ever was one! Come on y’all! Get in Pawpaw’s pick-up and let’s kidnap Momma back! Good Lord Have Mercy! Slow down there she is! Slow . . . slow . . . down . . . STOP! “Excuse me Miss Hare Krishna . . . would you like some candy?” She took the bait! Here she comes . . . grab her robe! We got her! Now all need is a bonafied cult deprogrammin’ plan and honey that calls for a splash of White Lightnin’, my handsome husband’s credit card and a quick afternoon of SHOPPIN’ LOCAL!
Wow! That flat worked like a CHARM! All it took was a fast trip to Amelia’s, a pop over to Laughin’ Moon for some fab bling, a quick bite of Eddie’s chicken salad at the Madison ChopHouse Grille and a stop at Just Out of the Kloset consignments! Ding dang dong! We even popped over to Antique Sweets for a Bulldog Bite and went down to Artisan Alley for some magic turquoise jewelry and Momma did need a little bitty diamond bling from Whidby Jewelry! Oh and then we took a quick trip over to Rutledge to visit LilyBeth’s and to pick up a vanilla root beer float at The Caboose! Now Momma’s flat too pooped to party! Shhhhhhhhh! She’s snorin’ up a storm so we’ll have to whisper the rest of this here column!
Right so . . . Can y’all hear me? Good ‘cause honey have I got a scoop for YOU!
Anyhow, y’all that fantastic shop Sartoria Monica, located at 232 West Washington Street in Madison right down from Town 220 in the Madison Markets campus, is flat FAMOUS Y’ALL! I’m talkin’ Monica Culqui and Barbara Powers are knittin’ up a storm – so much so they had their very own showcase at the recent AmericasMart in Atlanta to market their handmade, knitted garments and scarves! AmericasMart shattered attendance records! Honey, Sartoria Monica is flat goin’ NATIONAL! That’s right! Retailers from all over the country are sellin’ Sartoria Monica’s product lines like Joints in Canada, Maggies in St. Simons and China Berry in California! Love, love, love it! Y’all head over there immediately to check it out and to congratulate Monica and Barbara!
OK y’all! Do not forget! This Thursday, Jan. 26, head over to The Meiere House Antiques, located at 270 South Main Street in downtown Madison, to check out their new look and enjoy some fab libations and tapas prepared by the Mysterious Alexander of Italy! Honey, Momma can’t wait to meet Alexander! See you there!
Get a leg up on spring y’all! I’m talkin’ Spence Blueberries of Rutledge is offerin’ three-gallon plants for only $7.50 per plant in a bunch of different varieties! Y’all call Rick or Karen Spence at 706-614-4522 to make your order! I can’t wait to pick my own blueberries! Karen! Rick! Put me down for two plants please, but bill my handsome husband! He loves to pay for my shoppin’ excursions! Thank you!
Hey! I flat gotta to tell you: it’s good to be back! Right, so in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve slap missed three entire weeks of Biz Buzz columns on account of my handsome husband had me sellin’ all kinds of ads and I smack didn’t have time to Biz Buzz! But, now we have us some expert help on the staff! I’m talkin’ all ‘bout Ryan Roberts who just joined us over here at the Morgan County Citizen and Lake Oconee Living magazine! He fits right smack in with all of us and the best part is that Ryan is an EXPERT Advertising Manager with tons and tons of experience! We flat love him!
Look for some new advertising vehicles from our team, like the 2012 Lake Oconee Living Weddings & Celebrations Guide, which will come out in February in the Morgan County Citizen and the Herald Journal over in Greene County, just in time to promote the Madison Morgan Wedding Association's Bridal Venue Tour that takes place Feb. 25 and 26! It will also be available on college campuses in Milledgeville and Athens, in area chambers and other wedding-related distribution points throughout the year!
And, speakin’ of advertisin’ opportunities, we’re flat excited to be workin’ with the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center to create the official guide and supplement for the Center’s 2012 Antiques Show & Sale that takes place Feb. 16, 17 and 18! Last year, some 2,500 people attended the show! Wow! We’re expecting an even bigger crowd this year ‘cause honey it’s gonna be fabulous! Y’all call the Cultural Center for tickets and more info at 706-342-4743! Hey and if you want to advertise in the fantastic supplement, just call us over here at the Citizen at 706-342-7440! Love it!
Right so Valentine’s Day is approachin’ and our famous Stupid Cupid page is comin’ up again this year to showcase all the local shoppin’ opportunities in Morgan County! Don’t be left out!
Yikes! I’m flat outta space! I’ll see all y’all next week: Same time. Same Number One Weekly Newspaper in the Great State of Georgia!
Printed in the January 26, 2012 edition