All posts in August 2010

Safety Tip For Your Hotel Stay

One thing the GFB Speaker Team does a lot of is travel. Sometimes we live in hotel rooms while we are plane-hopping from campus to campus. One thing you want to do when you travel is make sure you safeguard your hotel room number. This might sound like an oh-so-obvious safety tip but you would be amazed how many times the well-meaning front desk agent at a hotel has announced my room number in a crowded lobby. My recommendation is if the front desk agent starts to tell you your room number in front of other guests, just nicely ask if they would just write the room number down on that fancy key card holder they give you.

Another thing you want to do is make sure, if you are traveling with someone else, that they do not announce your room number to a lobby full of people. This happened to me very recently and, while I don’t want to name any names, mom I’m looking at you. 🙂 The bottom line is strangers should not know where you sleep, even it is on a very temporary basis and you think everyone around you looks normal. Stay safe in your travels!

Reinhardt College Kicks Off Our Fall Tour!

The incoming class of freshman at Reinhardt College should not be messed with! 

 Our Fall 2010 Tour has officially begun and they helped me kick it off right with a Students Fight Back program this past weekend.  They were enthusiastic, fun, and just a little bit scary.  Mad props go to Jeremy, who not only planned the whole thing, but also served as one of the creepiest SBGs I’ve ever worked with.  I think at one point I compared him to a Harry Potter character; maybe it was the badass beard he was sporting.

Keep checking the blog over the coming months.  We’ve got a super busy semester planned and we’ll keep you entertained with our tales from the road both here  and on our Facebook page!  Be sure to become a fan of ours on FB!

Fox Donates Appearance Fee for “Love the Way You Lie” to Women’s Shelter

The video for “Love the Way You Lie,” by Eminem, featuring Rihanna will debut today, August 5th at 9:00pm on MTV right before Jersey Shore. (Stop pretending you don’t already watch that show. We all know the truth.) Love the Way You Lie is about the cycle of domestic violence and the extremes of abusive relationships. Rihanna, who was the victim of a violent attack by her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown said:

 “It just was authentic. It was real. It was believable for us to do a record like that, but it was also something that needed to be done, and the way he did it was so clever. He pretty much just broke down the cycle of domestic violence, and it’s something that a lot people don’t have a lot of insight on, so this song is a really, really powerful song, and it touches a lot of people.”

The video features Megan Fox and Lost’s Dominic Monaghan. Fox’s appearance in the video obviously touched her because she donated her entire paycheck for the appearance to Sojourn House, a women’s shelter dedicated to helping battered women rebuild their lives. I, personally, find Fox’s donation really touching and appreciate any effort to bring attention to the problem that is domestic violence and combat the problem.

Hardcore Improvised Weapon!

Beware you aspiring home invaders, women are willing and able to fight back.  And you never know what they will have lying around their house to club you over the head with!