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5th Edition of the Friday Extra | February 26, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey

Friday Extra | 5th Edition | February 26, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey #fridayextra #johnnylouey #foodie #nostalgia #tech #links #webinars #virtualevents #self-improvements
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Buongiorno people! I am being a little Italian today because I am really enjoying Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy on CNN. Basically, it’s a trek through the regions of Italy where he explores food and history. Watch it, you will like it! Please enjoy the goodies I have curated this past week for your weekend reads. Coming up now between March 1-6, 2021 are:

Oh, by the way, please fill out this survey. I need to know how I am doing with the newsletter and your participation helps. See ya next Friday!

P.S. Here’s a reminder on what’s new and updated in regards to COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for past Friday Extra newsletters!


My Foodie Adventures This is a place where I will be going and providing a review in the near future in the St. Augustine, FL area. This past week Buc-ee’s opened. It’s considered the Disney World of convenience stores. By the look of the pics online it looks interesting especially having some good jerky on display! For those of you who wanted to know about Hot Chicks House of Chicken in Pembroke Pines, FL-here’s my short review.


Nostalgia Schoolhouse Rock In 1973, this collection of educational cartoons that revolved around themes like grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics and civics was provided ABC Television. Note: I received an A+ in elementary school after learning, memorizing and reciting “The Preamble“. Disney + users, now you can see most of the collection!


Webinar(s) to check out

Building Your Nest Egg for Retirement Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Zoom Webinar | Register here.
Establishing Winning Technology and Data in Small Business and Startups Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Zoom Webinar | Register here.
How to Develop Effective Presentation Skills Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Zoom Webinar | Register here.

The Copy Cure is coming March 24th. Become a better writer!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links that I will be showcasing are affiliate links at no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission. Please note that I only recommend products and services I’ve personally used and stand behind. When you use one of my affiliate links, the company compensates me, which helps me run this newsletter and keep all of my in-depth content free of charge for readers (like you).


Apps to try out Well, if you have seen in the news, Clubhouse is the latest app to hit the world wide web. It’s a new type of network based on voice and it’s available for Apple users for now. Here’s a webinar which will delve into how to get started on Clubhouse from my friends at Blogger Union.


70’s/80’s music I have been listening to this past week

This week, I have been all over the place with my music selection.

Where are they now? Cast of Pretty in Pink. So growing up in the 80’s, I was and am still a movie freak (now I pick and choose what films are good for my brain). One of my favorite directors at the time was John Hughes and his films because he had a connection with the youth of that time period. Now comes Pretty in Pink. To be honest, I have yet to see this whole film since it came out in ’86 but have seen bits and pieces of it throughout the years. Maybe it’s because…. I’d rather not say. Anyway, here’s a good article of where the cast are now since the film turned 35 years old last week.


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4th Edition of the Friday Extra | February 19, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey

Friday Extra | 4th Edition | February 19, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey #fridayextra #johnnylouey #foodie #nostalgia #tech #links #webinars #virtualevents #self-improvements
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Friday Extra | 4th Edition | February 19, 2021

Hola people! Please enjoy the goodies I have curated this past week for your weekend reads. I hope you had a great Mardi Gras week and Ash Wednesday. Coming up now is America Saves Week – February 22-27, 2021 
See ya next Friday!

P.S. Here’s a reminder during this COVID-19 period. Click here for past Friday Extra newsletters!


My Foodie Adventures If you are taking the trek up to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) check out Maria’s and Enzo’s Ristorante. Pick up a pizza slice. It’s delicious! Note: COVID-19 protocols are in place throughout the property.


Nostalgia I miss reading as a kid Dynamite, Creem, Fangoria, and Boy’s Life magazines. Here’s other 70’s and 80’s magazines you may recognize and where they stand now:


Webinar(s) to check out
FEB. 23, 2021: YOU GOT THIS! How to Find Business Ideas by Understanding Business Models

FEB. 24, 2021:Managing Change in 2021: Systems, People, and How They Must Work Together

FEB. 25, 2021: Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs and Consultants
Online


Disclosure: Please note that some of the links that I will be showcasing are affiliate links at no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission. Please note that I only recommend products and services I’ve personally used and stand behind. When you use one of my affiliate links, the company compensates me, which helps me run this newsletter and keep all of my in-depth content free of charge for readers (like you).



Apps to try out Dropbox is my go to backup storage of media and documents. Never had any issues with this application. Try their off-shoot co-editing tool Paper!


70’s/80’s music I have been listening to this past week Growing up in a Latino household in the 70s and 80s, Salsa music ran rampant in my house and Grandparents home for Sunday dinner. So this past week, I have been listening to Johnny Pacheco’s compilation of Salsa music. He was the founder and musical director of Fania Records, who has passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at the age of 85. Here’s my favorites from this pioneer of Salsa music:

Fania All-Stars-Live At The Cheetah Club Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa Latina)Full Movie-Johnny Pacheco, Musical Director

Celia Cruz y Fania All Stars en Africa (1974)

Spotify-This is Johnny Pacheco

Damn, another Fat Boy bites the dust! Prince Markie Dee of the Fatboy’s rap group dead at 52.


Where are they now? Happy Gilmore” takes a golf swing this past week.

Other things I found: … and Shooter McGavin responds. Here’s what has happened to the rest of the cast.


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Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Guadalupe Roastery Coffee! Guadalupe just unveiled their brand new bag design! Their bright and colorful bags feature their Nicaraguan farmers, Rolyn and Lorena. Please go and purchase their delicious coffees. You won’t regret it!


Thanks for reading Ladies and Gentlemen! 

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3rd Edition of the Friday Extra | February 12, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey

3rd Edition of the Friday Extra | February 12, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey #fridayextra #johnnylouey #foodie #nostalgia #tech #links #webinars #virtualevents #self-improvements
A purveyor of recommended self-improvement websites, webinars, virtual events and foodie connoisseur in the great state of Florida and beyond!

Friday Extra | 3rd Edition | February 12, 2021

Hi folks, I hope you had a delightful week. Please enjoy the goodies I have curated this past week for your weekend reads. So coming up is President’s Day, Mardi Gras (there will not be any parades nor festivals) and Valentines Day. Nice, so with all that time off why don’t you start a side business? My fellow blogger Ryan Robinson of Ryrob.com has the 100 Best Business Ideas You Can Start in 2021 (and make money on the side). Click on over there and check it out!

See ya next Friday!

P.S. Here’s a reminder during this COVID-19 period. Click here for past Friday Extra newsletters!


My Foodie Adventures Just before you cross over into Georgia, don’t forget to visit this seafood palace in North Jacksonville!


Nostalgia This past Monday was John Williams‘ birthday. If you don’t know who he is, you must be living under a rock. He is the Mozart of film soundtracks from movie blockbusters in the past 30 years. Here’s a Spotify playlist of his greatest hits!


Webinar(s) to check out
FEB 16, 2021: Career Hacks For Free Technical Certifications

Effective Interview Skills | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Zoom Webinar Register Here.

Work Smarter with Google’s Productivity Tools | Grow With Google | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. EST Register Here

FEB. 23, 2021: YOU GOT THIS! How to Find Business Ideas by Understanding Business Models

FEB. 24, 2021:Managing Change in 2021: Systems, People, and How They Must Work Together

FEB. 25, 2021: Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs and Consultants
Online


Disclosure: Please note that some of the links that I will be showcasing are affiliate links at no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission. Please note that I only recommend products and services I’ve personally used and stand behind. When you use one of my affiliate links, the company compensates me, which helps me run this newsletter and keep all of my in-depth content free of charge for readers (like you).



Apps to try out Clickup is your all-in-one project management software. I use it for its to-do list but it has so many features. I love its many integrations with your favorite software such as Google Calendar. Try it, it’s free!


70’s/80’s music I have been listening to this past week
Prince Jazz Funk Sessions 1977 Instrumentals WARNING: This is Prince in ’77 and has a smooth jazz sound fusion-which I love! Genius . . . I miss him dearly.


Where are they now? Cast of The Warriors (1979 film): Classic fictional film of how gangs were rampant in 70’s New York. This film portrayed them has characters from a superhero comic littered across the boroughs in NY. Basically, the story centers on a New York City gang who must make an urban journey of 30 miles (48 km), from the north end of the Bronx to their home turf in Coney Island in southern Brooklyn, after they are framed for the murder of a respected gang leader. I wish I could have seen this film on the screen but I have seen it hundreds of times during the launch of cable TV in the 80’s. Here’s a short breakdown about the cast and their website/social media presence:

Cleon, WarLord, leader of the Warriors played by Dorsey Wright.

Swan, War Chief of the Warriors played by Michael Beck.

Mercy played by Deborah Van Valkenberg.

Cochise played by David Harris.

Vermin played by Terry Michos.

Fox played by Thomas G. Waites.

Ajax played by James Remar.

Cyrus, leader at the Conclave played by Roger Hill is deceased.

Rembrandt played by Marcelino Sanchez is deceased.

Cowboy played by Tom McKitterick.

Luther played by David Patrick Kelly known for this famous jingle in the film.

D.J. played by Lynne Thigpen  is deceased.

Masai played by Edward Sewer is deceased.

Cropsey played by Joel Weiss.

Other things I found:

This site has it pretty down packed of the locations of where the film was shot. Here’s another one. This site even breaks it down to key scenes. Something to note: A Warriors series may be coming to Netflix according to this article. Don’t forget the short video they did back in 2015! Here’s a before and after surprise pic of Swan, Mercy and Ajax!


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Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Guadalupe Roastery Coffee! Guadalupe just unveiled their brand new bag design! Their bright and colorful bags feature their Nicaraguan farmers, Rolyn and Lorena. Please go and purchase their delicious coffees. You won’t regret it!


Thanks for reading Ladies and Gentlemen! 

P.S. Here’s a bit about me and my social media linksTell me your feedback or suggestions here!

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2nd Edition of the Friday Extra | February 5, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey

2nd Edition of the Friday Extra | February 5, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey #fridayextra #johnnylouey #foodie #nostalgia #tech #links #webinars #virtualevents #self-improvements
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Friday Extra | 2nd Edition | February 5, 2021

Hi folks, I hope you had a splendid week. Please enjoy the goodies I have curated this past week for your weekend reads. Don’t forget for you football lovers it’s Super Bowl this Sunday. Don’t forget to view some of the commercials! See ya next Friday!

P.S. Click here for past Friday Extra newsletters!

So as I noted in last week’s newsletter, I have taken the plunge to create a newsletter which I will send to you on Fridays on a weekly basis (oops! I know I said bi-weekly) and appear here on my newly named website: Preferences by Johnny Louey. After reading and viewing Khe’s recommendations on how to create a newsletter, it has inspired me to have one of my own. The topics of this newsletter will revolve around the highlighted topics below. Let’s begin:


My Foodie Adventures Finally, Chicken Salad Chick is in South Florida. By the end of this weekend, I am probably going to check out Hot Chicks-House of Chicken based in Pembroke Pines, FL. It has been recommended by NBC’s Today show and Yelp. Check out my review coming soon!


Nostalgia Well, as a music lover except for some country music, I love 60’s TV shows. One in particular was “It Takes A Thief” starring Robert Wagner. He played a sophisticated thief Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison. What I loved about these episodes was the theme song played by Dave Grusin. I know he wasn’t the original music creator but he revamped it to make it funkier. Here’s a great playlist I found on the music of “It Takes A Thief” series that lasted between 1968 and 1970. Enjoy!


Webinar(s) to check out

FEB. 10, 2021: How to Write Online with David Perell

Effective Interview Skills | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Zoom Webinar Register Here.

Work Smarter with Google’s Productivity Tools | Grow With Google | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. EST Register Here

FEB. 23, 2021: YOU GOT THIS! How to Find Business Ideas by Understanding Business Models


Disclosure: Please note that some of the links that I will be showcasing are affiliate links at no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission. Please note that I only recommend products and services I’ve personally used and stand behind. When you use one of my affiliate links, the company compensates me, which helps me run this newsletter and keep all of my in-depth content free of charge for readers (like you).



Apps to try out
Mailchimp: As you probably read in last week’s newsletter, I created/co-founded 2 newsletters the “Mighty News Feed” and “Communique” using Mailchimp. In the past 7 years, it has worked for me. It can help you market smarter and grow. Explore Forever Free Options as well as it makes it easy to create email campaigns, landing pages, and more. The free version is all you need to start but if you get the paid version it can be costly but have great features.


70’s/80’s music I have been listening to this past week
Sade
David Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Michael Franks live.


Where are they now? Lee Majors: I was thinking about this actor when I happened to come across his show on TV the other day. This Six Million Dollar Man actor looks like he’s doing well at age 81 and has a hottie for a wife!


Any suggestions and comments are welcome.


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Something miscellaneous you may get a kick out of that involves:

  • Florida Wanna escape to a place for the weekend down in the SW Florida area? Here’s my review of one place you outta check out!
  • Finding work Need some money? Join Appen! Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Here’s my personal link to join .
  • Book Since the beginning of 2021, I have been reading this man’s book on habits and implementing his tips. Buy Atomic Habits from James Clear.
  • Article Check out how this stadium is turned into a concert venue. https://chdr.tv/2ccfc
  • Health The New York Times have been excellent in reporting about the Coronavirus. Here’s a link to sign up for their Coronavirus briefing.
  • Faith For you catholic men who would like to be in a brotherhood where you help out in a community, church or charities, consider becoming a Knight of Columbus. Here’s an article I did about the KofC.
  • Productivity Did you know CNBC’s The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is more than a TV personality? He is a successful entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Check out his free business learning center.
  • Podcast Since 2014, I have been listening to the crazy comments of this man has been saying when he is interviewing his heroes from TV, films and radio. Love him or hate him (he can be raw in his comedy routine) Gilbert Gottfried is a funny man. There is too many episodes to name when he’s been hilarious with guests. Check out his podcast here.
  • Playlist This is more of greatest hits than a playlist. Enjoy some Michael Franks this weekend.
  • Something nice Man leaves €2m to French village that hid his family from Nazis

Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Guadalupe Roastery Coffee! Guadalupe just unveiled their brand new bag design! Their bright and colorful bags feature their Nicaraguan farmers, Rolyn and Lorena. Please go and purchase their delicious coffees. You won’t regret it!


Thanks for reading Ladies and Gentlemen! 

P.S. Here’s a bit about me and my social media linksTell me your feedback or suggestions here!

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FEB. 23, 2021: YOU GOT THIS! How to Find Business Ideas by Understanding Business Models

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New Look! New Newsletter Launch! Preferences by Johnny Louey and 1st Edition of the Friday Extra

Hi ya’ll! I have changed the logo and name of this site. This change was to give my audience my preferences not only throughout Florida but the world. I hope you like it. Peace!

1st Edition | January 29, 2021

Finally, I have taken the plunge to create my first newsletter which I will send to you on Fridays on a bi-weekly basis and appear here on my newly named website: Preferences by Johnny Louey. After reading and viewing Khe’s recommendations on how to create a newsletter, it has inspired me to have one of my own. The topics of this newsletter will revolve around:

  • My foodie adventures (check out my Google Maps restaurant reviews), and foodie events around the great state of Florida.
  • Nostalgia: Hey, I grew up in South Florida ( here’s my favorite Facebook nostalgic page which I contribute at times) since the mid 70’s so there will be plenty to talk about. Over 80% of friends and family asked for a “Where are they now?” category (basically what has happened to the TV celebrities, music performers, and movie stars from the Generation X era) so I will have that on the newsletter.
  • Online/offline productivity webinars/events/apps/tools: In my initial survey to my friends and family, a big percentage of you have asked me to review productivity apps and review a variety of podcasts that revolves around business, health, lifestyle, and productivity.
  • Links: My favorite links I have found during the week relating to Florida, food, books, articles, health, faith, and productivity. Here are some sample topics I will present each week: Recipes from Instagram for busy professionals, a 15-30 track Spotify playlist from the ’70s to the ’90s, and online price specials in general from Florida small businesses. 

I know it’s a broad range of topics but I will focus down to three once my readership gives me their updated feedback in the near future.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links that I will be showcasing are affiliate links at no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission. Please note that I only recommend products and services I’ve personally used and stand behind. When you use one of my affiliate links, the company compensates me, which helps me run this newsletter and keep all of my in-depth content free of charge for readers (like you).

Thanks for your help Ladies and Gentlemen! 

P.S. Here’s a bit about me and my social media linksTell me your feedback or suggestions here!

P.S.S. Here are 2 newsletters from 2 organizations I care about in South Florida:

  • Back On Track Communique (A weekly faith-based career support newsletter) 
  • The Mighty News Feed (A weekly Florida State Knights of Columbus and Council 12240 newsletter on what Knights are accomplishing in the great state of Florida) 

    Sign up, you may learn something from these 2 fine organizations. See ya in the next edition!

Hey! Do you read The Hustle? It’s the best daily business newsletter out there — only takes 5 minutes to read and you’ll sound like the smartest person in the room. Sign up here, it’s free: https://thehustle.co/?ref=8156636959