Whether you have a case of the Mondays or stuck lamenting (recovering from) a weekend well-spent, trust us when we say, you are not alone. There was even a scientific study once whose findings concluded that a person doesn’t even crack a smile until 11:16am and that the average Monday work day only consists of 3.5 hours spent actually working. According to this recent survey, it’s the unhappiest day of the week.
BUT, we’re here to change that. We’ve got nine reasons to like Mondays (or at the very least, this Monday) below.
Worst case scenario, there’s always your couch, red wine and The Voice. (Just us?!)
Last Monday, we shared a Spotify playlist to help get you through the week. Today, we freshened it up for you. Go ahead and pull out those tiny little ear buds, and get your listen on here.
They went down, we’re yelling Timber(rrr)! Orlando City Soccer Club got another three points yesterday against the Portland Timbers thanks to some last minute (well, almost last minute) heroics by last year’s acquisition from Sporting KC- Dom Dwyer in the 87th minute. While Dwyer’s goal put City ahead and secured the victory, the club had to come back from being down 2-nil after the 59th minute. Dwyer said,“I think it was a solid performance again. You know, of course we were upset to concede two goals, but we’re very, very pleased today.” (ProSoccerUSA)
Scott shoots his shot. Governor Rick Scott is expected to make a big announcement this morning at the ODC construction building on Carder Road. Many believe that the announcement will be his intention to make a run for Senator Bill Nelson’s seat. President Trump has previously endorsed and encouraged Scott to go after the current Senator, whose seat is the only state-wide position held by a Democrat in our state and has been in office since 2001. If elected, Scott would join fellow Florida Republican Marco Rubio in Washington. (WFTV, Politico)
Tiny Homes, Big Hearts. An Oviedo veteran now has a place to call his own thanks to two nonprofit organizations, Fairways for Warriors and Operation Tiny Home, along with Longwood’s own Cornerstone Tiny Homes. Marine Corps veteran Peter Banach is the proud owner of a 360-sq. ft. home that was built over a three-day workshop early last year by volunteer combat wounded veterans at a final cost of just under $80,000. He moved in last month; he’s paying a low cost, a discounted mortgage and feels a sense of pride that he hasn’t felt in years. (Orlando Sentinel)
Aiming for the Top(Golf). There’s a new range in town and thy name is Drive Shack; the nearly identical- to TopGolf- facility opened this weekend in Lake Nona. The New York based company’s CEO and president Sarah L. Watterson believes that there is plenty of room in the “eatertainment” arena for another competitor – “We saw a lot of the great aspects of golf in owning this business, and we also saw the opportunity to take some of the best aspects of golf – the food and beverage, the camaraderie, the good feeling of whacking a golf ball – and pull them off the course and put them into another venue,” Watterson said. Indeed, we will see if Drive Shack is more than just par for the course. (GolfWeek, Orlando Weekly)
Are you ready for some (pro) football? When the Alliance of American Football league makes its debut next February, it will feature a former Heisman winner (as a coach, not a player). That’s right folks, Heisman Trophy winner and National Championship Coach, also known as the “Head Ball Coach”, Steve Spurrier will coach the “unnamed team” out of our very own little-big town Orlando, FL. The team will play at UCF’s Spectrum Stadium for five home games out of the 10-week season. The league’s head honcho Charlie Ebersol explains why the City Beautiful received the nod to host a team. “Orlando has already proven to be a passionate, loyal and engaged fan base that loves the game, yet they don’t have a professional football team to call their own.” You hear that Goodell? (Orlando Weekly)
🏃♀️ Looking for a new running club? One that offers booze too? Join Ten10’s Run Club. (Mills)
🏀 It’s the LAST Magic home game for the season AND it’s Fan Appreciation Night! (Downtown)
🍷Wine, art and Thornton Park, so many of our favorite things in this one monthly event. (Thornton Park)
🎪 through Sunday It’s the last weekend of our local(ish) Renaissance Festival! (Sorrento)
🧘🏻♀️ Goat yoga is all the rage these days and we’re totally buying it. (Eustis)
🍯 Get your local on at the official grand opening of The Cookery! (Downtown)
🧔🏻 Don’t miss this newish music party or this epic (bearded) band! (Milk District)
🚲 There’s a safety fair for the temporary Curry Ford experience and you’re invited! (Curry Ford)
🎺 Experience the songs that helped propel the Civil Rights Movement. (Downtown)
🍗 Eat like a king at the annual Beard in Baldwin. (Baldwin Park)
🎬 4/16 Coming off a Florida Film Fest high, take in this Fringe teaser show. (Ivanhoe)
🌽 4/18 Come hungry to the ultimate foodie festival. (Winter Park)
🖼 4/19 It’s the monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop at The Gallery at Avalon Park. (Downtown)
🎟 4/20 Joni RuPaul Season 9 & 10 Winners at the White Party at Parliament House (OBT/Edgewater)
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Til tomorrow morning! xx