I was invited to the club’s regular meeting Wednesday night at the Rendezvous, where I:
- Ate a great meal.
- Spoke for too long, as the scheduled program speaker, about my employer, Muscatine Center for Social Action.
- Met and visited with maybe a dozen of the nicest ladies you would ever meet anywhere.
- Received $400 in donations for MCSA, along with some canned food and winter hats and gloves.
- Received one of the Muscatine Humane Society’s Valentine’s Day gourmet apples for taking time out of my evening to attend the meeting and speak.
If only every speaking engagement could go as well as this one did. They were a great group. The meeting was a lot of fun. And I can’t thank them enough.
2014 Valentine’s Day playlist
It’s Thursday, Feb. 13. At 5:45 a.m., I will be leading (or, I’ve already led) an indoor cycling class at the Muscatine Community Y.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.
So a friend on Wednesday challenged me to put together a Valentine’s Day play list to use this morning.
The problem with this is my musical preferences lean heavily to alternative/outlaw/beer-drinking country songs. And I don’t much care for love songs — most of which are too slow for a cycling class anyway. Add to this the fact that most of the people who regularly attend this class are not country music fans and the challenge becomes more apparent.
But below is the list I’ve put together. Some of the selections are to songs about love and romance like 7-Up is to Coke. Oh, well. I’ll let you know how it goes.
2014 Valentine’s Day play list
It Had To Be You — Frank Sinatra
On Top of the World — Imagine Dragons
Love Bites — Def Leppard
You Make Me — Avicii
Unbelievable — Diamond Rio
Loser — Beck
We Own The Night — The Wanted
As She’s Walking Away — Zac Brown Band
Ticks — Brad Paisley
Till My Last Day — Justin Moore
Howlin’ For You — The Black Keys
Fell In Love With A Girl — The White Stripes
My New Tony Lamas — Deryl Dodd
Bless the Broken Road — Rascal Flatts