Big Al On The Red Carpet with Reese Witherspoon


Big fun this past weekend in Nashville, Tennessee for the red carpet premiere of her movie “The Good Lie” starring Nashville native, Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon.

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Big Al’s Fun Times at South Lake Tahoe


Full Disclosure: I have been to Tahoe many times for many years, mostly in the snow for skiing and snowboarding.

Full Disclosure #2: I have NEVER been to South Lake Tahoe.

There, i said it…I’m a bit ashamed to admit that. But not anymore. I went out there during Labor Day weekend. Let me tell you, I had so much fun…I didn’t even want to go back home. You would think all that’s out there in SLT is just gambling and catching a Sammy Davis Jr-type, fake Rat-Pack stage show (well…if you’re into that type of thing). I had the chance to hit Lake Tahoe, straight from my hotel room at Harvey’s. The water was so warm, and what amazed me was that the water was quite shallow. In fact, I didn’t hit the deep part, where the boats were, until at least 75 feet out from the beach. Lots of activity there, from wake boards and kayaks, to jet boats and para gliders. I heard you can even get on a Lake Tahoe Boat Cruise.

Yeah, there were lots of people there…cause it was Labor Day Weekend. But there was more than enough beach and park area (and little nooks and crannies in certain residential areas, if you know where to look). Perfect place for a cookout, a picnic, or just chill out.

I was wondering, I was at Tahoe California side for Winter and skiing, how could I have missed this? Between the Lake, the camping, the shops, the nightlife (at the hotel nightclubs and casino areas) bouncing out the SLT before the snow hits is the perfect weekend getaway. Did Ientiom that the scenic route on Hwy 50 to South Lake was breathtaking?

So, yeah…you need that South Lake Tahoe in your life at east once. It cleared my mind, recharged my batteries, and was back on the mic, ready for blastoff!

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#ThrowbackThursday MLK Meme


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Big Al Sams Does the Ice Bucket Challenge


Had a Great time doing the Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS. Big Up to the nurses of UC Davis Medical Center and the staff of the ALS Sacramento chapter for the help out.

 

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August 22, 2014 · 8:50 PM

Flying Drone Camera Fun in LA with @BigAlSams


Yes, you can have different kinds of fun in LA at 2am! This is Isaiah, a real estate guy who has secret passion for engineering. He created this flying drone from scratch and tested it out at the “Urban Lights” outside exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard. Needless to say, I was impressed…what kinds of interesting, different geeky 2 in the morning stuff happens like  this?

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My Moment of Greatness with Gabrielle Union


I interviewed the beautiful and talented actress Gabrielle Union for her movie “Think Like A Man Too.” We had a good laugh, and I think she was actually flirting with me during the whole thing (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).

Later during lunch, the future Mrs. Dwayne Wade called out to me from across the lobby. I was stunned she remembered me from all the other reporters. Of course I got the selfie.

Fun times…
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Momma Got Married!


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Last weekend I went to Southern California for one of the greatest moments of my life, and I know it was for my mom: she got married!

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