Weekdays from 2-6pm PST I host the Afternoon Drive show on Today’s Best Music, 107.3 KOOL FM from Victoria, BC. KOOL plays the biggest songs in Top 40, like Taylor Swift, Adele and Justin Bieber (and the girls go wild!) I sing along to all of them...really poorly.
I also make lots of phone calls to Nonna, my hilarious and super wise 93-year-old Italian grandma. A KOOL listener once asked me if Nonna is real, so I called her to relay the question. Nonna was confused and said, 'Am I real? Well I smile at the bus driver and he smiles back at me, so of course I'm real!' Now you know.
If it's a local event, interesting news story or viral video, I'll have it for you...and of course you're always included in the conversation, so you should give me a call sometime (250-386-1073). I'd love to hear from you!
When you’ve been planning something for almost a year it’s crazy when it’s actually time to do it.
Big day tomorrow – I start my solo cross Canada motorcycle ride from Victoria, BC to St. John’s NL. I’ll be staying with strangers along the way, fellow bikers I’ve connected with through Instagram. It’s going to be a celebration of our beautiful country, the awesome Canadian motorcycle community and the magic that happens when you take a risk and ask a stranger to go for a ride (and also to sleep on their couch).
So much has gone into the planning of this ride…there’s just one last thing to do…call Nonna to say goodbye. And also pack. Ughhh…still have to do that.
Operation: Carry My Blind Dog Up a Mountain was a success! Equal parts embarrassing and fun.
Let me explain.
Cooper is my 9-year-old rescue dog who’s blind and is also losing his hearing pretty quickly, too. He walks into things, trips down slopes and takes a realllllly long time to find his footing. Recently on one hike, we had to actually carry him for the majority of it.
He was happy to be carried…but let’s be honest, we’re not doing that again! Cooper is a 25 lbs cocker spaniel.
At that point, I figured I had two options. Either he stays at home while I go hiking or I stop hiking. I didn’t like either of those choices…soooo that’s when I started looking for a dog carrier backpack thing. Technical term.
We tried it out on a three hour hike around Mount work this weekend and I’m happy to report, Cooper and my back/shoulders all made it!