LLL041 A New Year Message From The Lounge

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Happy New Year from the Lounge. Lanna talks to herself about the past year and what is is store for the next. And she answers 10 Questions.

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LLL040 Wicked Pretty Comedy Wars: Holiday Edition

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It’s time for a very special Holiday edition of Lounging with LannaLee! Plus it features some of my favorite comics.

If you are like me, you could use a laugh today. I figured I’d check out the archives to cull out some favorite conversations I’ve had with my comedian friends, Jim Lauletta, George Hamm, Bob Marley and Rachel Flehinger, and share them here with you.

In this episode, Jim tells me how he really felt about The Phantom Menace and Jar Jar Binks; George and I reminisce about a raucous trip to the Boston Combat Zone; Bob regales me with his death wish; and Rachel answers 10 questions like a boss.

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Jim Lounged with LannaLee in LLL021 Jim Lauletta Loads His Wit Laser.

 

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George lounged with LannaLee in LLL007a George Hamm Part 1: Adventrues in the Combat Zone and LLL007b George Hamm Part 2: The Passions of George.

 

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You can find Bob Marley on Facebook and at his website bmarley.com.

 

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Rachel lounged with Lanna in LLL008 Rachel Flehinger: Siren Songs of Podcast.

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Squeeze

Four Poster Set we got at the IMAX showing of The Hobbit

Four Poster Set we got at the IMAX showing of The Hobbit

Four Poster Set we got at the IMAX showing of The Hobbit – One lucky Lounge Lizard will win this at the end of the month!

I am SQUEEZING you for your EMAIL address. Can you feel it?

If you have not already joined the LannaLee Lounge Lizards, This month, RIGHT NOW is the best time to join. Why? Because this month’s drawing will include a very special 4-poster set from the IMAX showing of the Hobbit. Check out the pictures below.

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Get exclusive Lounging with LannaLee updates plus win fabulous prizes, drawn monthly!

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This is the exclusive, FREE Lounging with LannaLee mailing list and community. Support Group! Fun Force! The perfect place for all lovers of Lounging with LannaLee to hear more about what’s coming up!

Check out the poster awesomeness:

Bilbo Baggins: From Four Poster Set we got at the IMAX showing of The Hobbit Gandalf: From Four Poster Set we got at the IMAX showing of The Hobbit
Gollum: From Four Poster Set we got at the IMAX showing of The Hobbit Thorin: From Four Poster Set we got at the IMAX showing of The Hobbit

Lounge Lizard Benefits!

  • Subscription to Mailing list with exclusive reports/content
  • Teasers to Premium Podcasts/Content – [Starting in December 2012]
  • Automatic entry to Monthly Drawing – [First Drawing December 1st, 2012]

Prize Package will include homemade art/crafts, a Lounging with LannaLee Pen, plus other fun stuff. [Still figuring it all out!]

Let’s break that down a little more for you.

  • Subscription to Newsletter with exclusive reports/content: Starting in December there will be an almost weekly newsletter. It will let you know about upcoming shows, and will include exclusive pictures and content
  • Teasers to Premium Podcasts/Content: Once per month Lounge Lizards will have access to Premium Content BEFORE it goes premium. A great way to try before you buy!
  • Automatic entry to Monthly Drawing: every month we will draw one person’s name to receive a prize package from Lounging with LannaLee!

*Each person can win the monthly drawing only once per calendar year.

November Prize for LannaLee Lounge Lizards

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Here is what was in the first gift bag:

I bought or made all of these items.

LLL039 The Mallett Brothers: Road Warriors

Luke and Will Lounged with LannaLee and got couches!

Luke and Will Lounged with LannaLee and got couches!

In a sketchy band practice room, Luke, Will and Lanna talk about growing up in Piscataquis County, high school politics, and the creative life. Will gets all existential. Luke chooses not to be miserable. Will and Luke extol the virtues of touring and hanging with Six Guys in a van. And they answer 10 questions.

Luke Mallett

One of two members of MBB that’s a son of famed folk singer David Mallett, Luke began playing music as soon as he could walk. In the Mallett house, with instruments perpetually slumbering on various pieces of furniture like cats, it was easy enough. Early forays on the piano and bass guitar placed him in a number of hardcore bands in high school before he eventually joined Lab Seven, long regarded as one of the premier hip hop acts in Portland, Maine; and, finally, Boombazi, where he joined Leen and Soule in the mid-2000′s. A lyrical firehose, Luke’s hip hop background is credited by some as the source of his distinctive vocal and lyrical style that makes him one of the favorite vocalists (of any genre) in the Portland, Maine music scene.

Will Mallett

Will Mallett, Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Maine’s Hottest Bachelor” of 2011, is one of MBB’s primary songwriters, contributing musically on acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, and lead and backup vocals. He co-founded the Mallett Brothers Band along with Luke and Nick in 2009. He enjoys swimming in rivers and long rides in vans.

The 411: The Mallett Brothers Band

Lounge Lizard Update – Plus Call to Action

November Prize for LannaLee Lounge Lizards
November Prize for LannaLee Lounge Lizards

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Here is what I wrote on my blog about the first drawing for the LannaLee Lounge Lizard monthly prize, where one lucky Lounge Lizard (email list participant) is chosen to get a prize.

Every month I will be drawing a name from the LannaLee Lounge Lizard mailing list. The person who wins will get a gift bag with bunches of goodies.

If you would like to get a chance to win, and be entered to win your own gift bag, click here and follow the instructions.

Each winner will be randomly drawn. First I assign a number to each person, then I use a random number generator to generate said number.

Here is what is in the first gift bag:

I bought or made all of these items.

Our first winner of the LannaLee Lounge Lizard is my pal Trisha Smith. Normally I will mail the package to the recipient, especially if they live a couple of hours away. Fortuitously, today I will be in Trisha’s neighborhood and will be able drop this stuff off personally. I will take pictures, for sure!

The only difference between what is pictured (above) and what was received, is that there were also 3 Lounging with LannaLee pens included.

Yesterday I paid a visit to Trisha and handed her gift off to her. Here are a couple of pictures of Trish enjoying her stuff:
Trisha Smith Wins a prize!Trisha Smith Wins a prize!

Call to Action

If you already have not done so, please join the LannaLee Lounge Lizards.

Not only will you get an email newsletter from me with exclusive content, you will also :

  • Be entered in the monthly drawing
  • Get Access to exclusive Bonus Content for FREE

In fact, if you join the list right now, you will get access to an exclusive Premium Episode with Comedian Bob Marley [episode available to LannaLee Lounge Lizards until December 14th.]

So, join.

How you can hear Maine’s own Comedian Bob Marley

George Hamm, Me, and Bob Marley
George Hamm, Me, and Bob Marley

George Hamm, Me, and Bob Marley

Listening to a new premium Lounging with LannaLee episode, a short conversation where I ask Comedian Bob Marley 5 questions. The episode will drop on Friday December 7th.

Lounging with LannaLee Premium is a paid subscription service, however, for one week only, until Friday, December 14th, I will leave the Bob Marley episode open so that my LannaLee Lounge Lizards can listen to it for free. Do you know what this means? That’s right, if you become a LannaLee Lounge Lizard, you too can listen for free! What a bargain!

How do you do this? It’s simple.

How to Listen to episode for free

  1. Click on this link.
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On Friday you’ll get an email telling you how to access the episode.

Special bonus, if you become a premium subscriber you can access all past and future Premium episodes, like episode that launched today, where I asked Comedian George Hamm 5 questions. And he LIKED IT! Click here to find out how you can join.

LLL038 Becky McCray: Small Towns Rule!

Becky lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Becky lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Becky lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

In the aftermath of SmallTown2012, Becky and Lanna hunker down to talk about small towns and why small towns have an advantage. They discuss getting lost in Boston. They discuss getting lost in Kansas! Becky gets on her soapbox to tell how technology has evened the playing field, allowing people to be successful wherever they live. And she answers 10 questions.

Becky McCray

Becky McCray says that small businesses and small towns matter. She is a small town business owner, she and her husband Joe co-own a retail liquor store and a cattle ranch. She writes and speaks about small town business, and she and Chicago entrepreneur Barry Moltz are the authors of the book Small Town Rules.

She has been featured in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Her blog, Small Biz Survival, ranks in the top 20 small business blogs worldwide. Along with Sheila Scarborough, she co-founded Tourism Currents to teach tourism professionals about social media marketing. All of this from her home base in Hopeton, Oklahoma, a community of 30 people.

Longer bio available here:
http://www.beckymccray.com/biography/

The 411: Becky McCray

LLL037 Greg Holmes: Show Things The Way They Really Are

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Greg Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Surrounded by books, Greg and Lanna talk about photography, travel and Cicadas. Greg tells Lanna he likes it best when one looks “like the environment is having its way with you.” Lanna tells Greg how easy it is to update his website. Greg calls for everyone to document their lives and their environment with photography. And he answers 10 questions.

Greg Holmes In his own words

I’m just a guy with a camera, a bunny with antlers and a blog.

The 411: Greg Holmes

Inspirations: Sponsorship Opportunity for Gift Bags

Lounging with LannaLee LogoI am putting together some gift bags for an upcoming Lounging with LannaLee Salon Night event. This is a perfect opportunity for local and/or small businesses to donate some small items to be included. The gift bag will be opened during an upcoming recording of a Lounging with LannaLee show.

The theme of the next LLL Salon is Inspiration. Do you make or sell something that is inspired or will inspire? Contact me (lannalee@gmail.com) today to find out how to send it in. Note: if you are local to me, Portland Maine area, I can arrange to pick things up.

What I need: 10-12 small items that are inspired or incite inspiration
When I need it: by EOD Sunday, December 9th, 2012

You will get:

  • A mention on the show
  • A mention on the website
  • A mention in my newsletter
  • My undying gratitude

LLL036 Patsy Terrell: It’s So Fun to be Me!

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Patsy Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

In the Hutchinson Kansas Library, Patsy and Lanna chat about nutburgers, being happy, and Southern Women. They discuss male vs. female styles of conversation. Patsy talks about her career and how “some things are meant to be said in our inside voice.” And she answers 10 questions. Then Patsy and Lanna have a mostly cheerful conversation about how they each dealt with a death of a parent.

This is a longer than usual episode. Enjoy its awesomeness!

Patsy Terrell: Offical Bio

Patsy Terrell blends her knowledge of new media with her foundation in traditional marketing and public relations for maximum benefit to clients.

She works with authors, the tourism industry, museums, businesses and organizations to identify their goals and help choose the best tools to achieve them.

Her background includes work in radio, television, newspapers and magazines. She has been using social media since it first came on the scene.

Patsy also does voice work, and freelance writing and reporting. She writes a monthly column in the statewide magazine, “Kansas Country Living.” She is the author of three cookbooks and five geneaology books.

Patsy Terrell: Fun Bio!

I dabble in many things, and make a living at some of them. I’m a writer, social media facilitator, voice talent, ponderer, traveler, afternoon tea aficionado, artist, consultant, reader, journal keeper, speaker, baker, journalist, collector of vintage prettiness, PR person, and Christmas lover. In my spare time I host journaling, visioning and creativity retreats. Otherwise, I just spend my days being incredibly thankful. Recent moment of self-awareness: I use too many exclamation points. I’m trying to stop. Really!

The 411: Patsy Terrell