New Hurricane NEWS

Tomorrow is June 1 and for those of us in Florida this is beginning of Hurricane Season.  NEW in 2017 Hurricane Season will be information included on Storm Surges and maps that might look something like this:

GOOD NEWS THOUGH, starting Friday throughout this Weekend, as Hurricane supplies will be tax-free in Florida this weekend only from June 2 through June 4!   Starting Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4, hurricane supplies will be tax-free in the state of Florida.  This means you will not be charged sales tax for the following items:

Reusable ice packs up to $10
Flashlights, lanterns and candles up to $20
Gas or diesel fuel containers up to $25
Batteries, coolers, and first-aid kits up to $30
Radios and tarps up to $50
Generators up to $750

At the minimum, your 72-hour disaster survival kit should contain the following: food, water (at least three gallons per person), blankets and pillows, cash, cell phone chargers, clothing, first aid kit, flashlight and batteries, keys, mosquito spray, a battery-operated NOAA weather radio, toiletries, toys, tools, important documents and pet care items.

NOW, back to the New NEWS for 2017 Hurricane Season. In an effort to explain dangers ahead the National Hurricane Center will start including storm surges in their reports.  So when tornado, hurricane, or other tropical storms hit this season be sure to gather full details from the National Hurricane Center so you and yours will be protected as well know what to do.

Until next time, keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is!  Just Brenda

New York City

Those of you that know me would complete this tag as, what does New York City know about Pace Picante Sauce.  LOL but not this time this is about MY Southwest Airlines!

Headed for a Memorial Day weekend in New York City onboard My Southwest Airlines always guarantees a great experience, onboard Any Southwest flight that is!  While at TIA enter Susie Bain whom I first encountered at the ticket line as she appeared to be a patron but ends up jumping up to help out her fellow employee stating.  Yes I am on vacation but I Can Help you to ensure everyone is served quickly as I am a Southwest Ticket Counter employee.  WOW then onboard I get the pleasure of setting with and chatting with Susie Bain who does what I call Extra Mile Service, she literally sees me reading The Southwest The Magazine Summer, and points out the opportunity to enter a contest to WIN $500 gift card or other great place prizes!  WOW now that’s Extra Mile Service, thank you TIA Southwest for Susie Bain!  @SouthwestMagazine; @SouthwestTheMag; @SouthwestAirlines. 

Now the FUN begins as we board Southwest Flight #1815 departing St Louis headed to LaGuardia airport.  Head Steward, DeeDee Lang who has a Sweet Sincere Smile and ends up with an even Bigger Sense of Humor!  So, we are taxing the runway for take off and DeeDee Lang starts the mundane safety speech … OH NO enter FUN SENSE OF HUMOR DeeDee Lang!

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome aboard flight #1815 headed to LaGuardia, we hope you enjoy your flight and our service today.  If not please know there are Six Emergency Exits off this plane.  Delayed Laughter as they catch what she just said, she continues, Please know should the lights go out, you will be able to see by the Disco Lights on the floor!  Should there be a change in cabin pressure, know oxygen masks will fall from above your head, please put the mask over your head, pull the string to tighten and then breathe normal.  If you are traveling with children or Those Acting Like a Child, you may Chose to service them after your mask is on.  Should you need your flotation devise, it is located under your seat, put this over your head, secure tightly around your waist and pull the string to inflate.  Should your string not inflate your life jacket, please know there is a red tube you can manually inflate and if this doesn’t work, Oh Well!  Roaring Laughter!  We will now be coming around the cabin, to ensure your electronic devices are turned off, your seats are in their upright position and all tray tops are secured position, WHY, because WE Do Not Trust You.  The cabin has been full of Laughter, Applause and full undivided attention throughout ALL of DeeDee Lang’s security process, Great Fun Job DeeDee Lang!

Just when you thought we would end with normalcy, WRONG!  DeeDee Lang states thank you Ladies and Gentlemen for flying with us today, please know it has been a Real Chore, Oh I mean Pleasure serving you today.  Again the Laughter fills the cabin, after catching a silent moment she continues with, as you disembark, please be sure to thank My Ex Husband and My Boyfriend for their joint service in piloting us today, I wasn’t sure how this would go since we three are on this flight together.  Applause and laughter fills the cabin.  DeeDee Lang you made Southwest Flight #1815 pure enjoyment for all those onboard! 

Flying home on Monday evening enter Pilot X, whose name I did not get in Atlanta Georgia, but who welcomes everyone with:  Welcome aboard everyone on Southwest Flight #1612 headed to Tampa Florida and if your destination is not Tampa then someone is on the wrong plane and just know, I am the one driving!  Laughter fills the cabin as Pilot X continues with.  Onboard you will find what looks like three -3- Super Models, however know that they are Highly Trained Professional Attendants that will proudly serve you on this flight.  Be sure to let then know how they might make your flight comfortable.

As we land and disembark, I had the pleasure to meet Pilot X face to face and thanked him for his great sense of humor in making the flight Calm, Fun and Enjoyable.  I truly enjoying Flying on MY SOUTHWEST on every trip possible and can’t wait for my next venture.  Please be sure to Check as your FIRST choice, Southwest Airlines, when booking ANY flight and remember: Bags Fly Free; No Change Fees; they fly almost everywhere … except West Virginia direct and Southwest has the Most Fun Employees!

Again thank you MY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES for employing Great, Fun, Caring, Helpful and Extra Mile Service Employees both Domestic and Internationally!  I have been flying Southwest Since 1989 and want to give a Big Shout Out to a few of my Long Time Friends, Alison Hoefler and Diane Cox who also Give Extra Mile Service.  In 2012 when I remarried Alison Hoefler helped me with my Themed TRAVEL Wedding by loaning us Southwest Props and Official Southwest Ladies Scarfs, which I promptly returned!  Check My Southwest out at @SouthwestAirline; @SouthwestTheMag and @SouthwestMagazine or heck just go online and BOOK ALL your flights with them!

Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is just like All Southwest Airline Employees do!  Just Brenda


Those Who Gave ALL

Thank You to ALL those who gave their Lives for our freedom

Though Memorial Day and Veterans Day are two separate holidays, both days seem vaguely synonymous and appear to celebrate the same thing: the men and women who serve in the United States military. However, in reality, Memorial Day is much older than Veterans Day and each holiday commemorates different people in the U.S. armed services.

Memorial Day stemmed from a desire to honor the dead after the Civil War. On May 5, 1868, General John Logan, commander of the Great Army of the Republic through General Order No. 11, selected May 30 as Decoration Day.

Despite the fact that Veterans Day and Memorial Day both have the ring of a federal holiday that commemorates those in the armed forces, Veterans Day officially honors those who have served in the military in any way, while Memorial Day formally remembers those who gave their lives in the service and protection of America’s freedom

So as you celebrate today, remember to keep it REAL Grateful an REAL FUN!!  Brenda

Yes, Thank You

Happy National Wine Day #NationalWineDay and #TBT to our Rooftop Party where Wine is Celebrated through our event with the help of Ed’s Fine Wine’s located at 2454 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL. Check out their webpage at    Thank you to Every One Who attended, contributed and we will see you all next year in March on the Rooftop to celebrate again! 

 FYI, People have been drinking wine since the early days of man and woman. There are plenty of references to wine in the Bible and not for getting drunk. Wine has thankfully been around for thousands of years.

There are many varieties of grapes, giving us the opportunity to make and enjoy, hundreds of different varieties of wines. Made from fermented grapes, wine is easy to make. It is so easy to celebrate National Wine Day. Here are a few ideas:

– Have a glass or two of wine.

– Go on a winery tour.

– Have a wine variety that you have never tried before.

So until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is and Thank You for All You do through o2b Fun, Inc. for your KIDDOS!   Brenda


HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!  It’s been one of those crazy but successful weeks for me.  We all wear many Hats and this pic made me want to share for a good Laugh, Hey it’s almost PM time!  LOL!


Thank you to all Our Hero’s who make it possible for o2b Fun, Inc. to provide Educational Scholarships to Students!  YOU Are AWESOME and we are Grateful!  Make it a FUN, Exciting and Memorable Weekend what ever you do!

SIDE BAR for anyone considering using PayPal Swipe Card on your phones, please think about the alternative of PayPal Card Reader!  Reason is we used this for our Rooftop Party and there is a 60 Day WAIT on all funds to be transferred to your bank account.  Just a Heads Up folks … LOVE PayPal not a fan and will Never again use a Swipe Card Reader!

Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is 🙂  Brenda


CONGRATS to all our 2017 Scholarship Winner’s!  Your letter have been sent and YOU WON …

SO that means, thanks to you our HERO SUPPORTERS as well followers, parents, teachers, winners and public need to be watching for the upcoming photos, testimonials and information on YOUR 2017 WINNERS.  We will be posting under our STUDENT Tab once all the pictures come in and then Each Friday after testimonials come in we will be blogging those results.  Also we will post full information under our STUDENT tab for your perusal.

Again thank you to all of you Our HERO’S!  It’s only because of you that we are able to provide Educational Scholarships to Tampa Bay Area needy students.  YOU ROCK!  EXCITED WE ARE!

Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is 🙂 Brenda

Mother’s Day Weekend


HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND to Each and Every One of You Momma’s while we hope you enjoy the lil chuckle above!  Now we hope you enjoy the Following has gone VIRAL on Facebook and I saw it for the first time on May 1 under Laurie Fredericks post which I believe ALL MOTHER’S would agree to this totally.

There have been so many times that I was ask me the same question, What do I want for Mother’s Day?
I want you. I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your kids around, I want you to ask me questions, ask my advice, tell me your problems, ask for my opinion, ask for my help. I want you to come over and rant about your problems, rant about life, whatever. Tell me about your job, your worries, your kids. I want you to continue sharing your life with me. Come over and laugh with me, or laugh at me, I don’t care. Hearing you laugh is music to me.  Raid my refrigerator, help yourself, I really don’t mind. In fact, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I want you to spend your money making a better life for YOU and YOUR family, I have the things I need in You My Child!!  I want to see you happy and healthy. When you ask me what I want for Mother’s Day, I say “nothing” because you’ve already been giving me my gift all year. I want you.     My Part = Just remember you need to be there for your kiddos also as every relationship requires we give unconditionally … I Love You Nate, Catie & Samuel Pleasant you three are My Hero’s! ❤ ❤ ❤
SHOUT OUT THANK YOU … Lisa Kane; Ross Palm Harbor; Michaels Palm Harbor and Men’s Warehouse for helping us share Pasco County Junior and Seniors with PROM attire for their Awesomeness.  YOU GUYS ARE OUR HERO’s and I am SOOOOO Grateful that you share for our kiddos!  Sorry in my rush to get the clothing to Pasco Schools I did not take any pics 😦
Until Next Time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is and Celebrate MOM!  Brenda


PROM 2017

EXCITED … that is what comes to mind when we at o2b Fun, Inc. gave out these items for Tampa Bay Area SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS for PROM 2017 FUN!  *Note, we cover all eight counties, Citrus; Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and Polk when giving out the PROM apparel shown below!


So excited to share these outfits to be kept, worn and partied in … thank you ever so much for our Donors and Friends that continue to pour into us so we can give it right back out to OUR TAMPA BAY AREA STUDENTS! 

Know that All of YOU, our Donors, Sponsors, Event Attendees and Providers are OUR HERO!   UP Next is our Scholarships that will be given out so stay tuned!

AND until next time … Keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is 🙂 just Brenda and the Board of o2b Fun, Inc.!