Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama & Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson present the 7th Annual Revvin' 4 Research Charity Ride. It benefits BCRFA and funds breast cancer research in Alabama. Revvin' 4 Research is this Sunday, Oct. 4. Registration begins at 11am at Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson in Pelham - Highway 31 and 119 behind Cracker Barrel. The price is $35 for individual riders and $50 for 2-Up - rider and passenger. You can register online through tonight at midnight at revvin4research.com. Paid registration includes a Revvin' 4 Research t-shirt, food and beverages, police escorted ride, after party entry with live entertainment, and door prizes. Announcements and the National Anthem will be performed at 12:45 p.m. Kick stands go up at 1 p.m. The After-Party begins at 3:30 p.m at Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson in Pelham. It includes lunch compliments of Courtyard Oyster Bar, complimentary beverages from Coca-Cola Bottling Co., snacks provided by Bud's Best Cookies, Mayfield and Golden Flake, and live entertainment by The Sinners. For more information or to register, visit revvin4research.com or call 205-996-5463.
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE - Educate, engage, have fun! That's the goal for Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt as he prepares to host thousands of neighborhood citizens and volunteers at the "Ninth Annual Party With a Purpose." This neighborhood event will take place Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Ensley Park located at 2800 Avenue K, Ensley. Councilor Steven Hoyt launched Party With a Purpose in 2006. Since then this annual event has earned the Best Neighborhood Program Award in 2011 from the Neighborhoods USA conference. Each year thousands of neighborhood citizens attend along with hundreds of community volunteers add to the events' increased success. This year attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of musical artists, participate in family fun activities, and take part in an on-site job fair with employers from the community. For more information, call 205-254-2304.
WHERE IS THE LOVE - Mike talked with Dr. Misty Smith, LPC, from Convenient Therapy about getting along with roommates. Is moving in with best friends a great idea or bad news? The explains what you need to do before making the big move to make sure it's successful and saves your friendship.
- Discuss Your Daily Routine
- Talk about your day-to-day habits
- Time you each get up and go to bed
- Work schedule
- Bathroom routine
- Having other people over, especially any guests that frequently sleep over Study time for school & when you'll need it quiet.
2. Recognize Your Need for Time Apart
- Best friends who live together find boundary lines to be a problem. You enjoyed spending "every moment" together before sharing the same space. Finding the ability to have "me time" can be difficult. You don't want to feel like you are pushing your friend away, but you don't want to have an "open door" policy for your bedroom.
- Address this before you agree to share space! Boundaries are important in ANY relationship!
3. Chores and Bills
- While it's obvious how to split some bills (you each pay half the rent, for example), others need some compromise.
- cable...what if you don't watch TV?
- Internet/home phone...what if you only use your cell phone for this purpose?
- The same "sharing responsibility" happens with chores.
- What days will you do the cleaning?
- Who cleans up the common areas?
- Who buys supplies, and how often?
- How clean is clean?
4. Arguments...what to expect
- You will have some as roommates!
- These will be different! It is normal!
- Always do it in a respectful way.
- Your relationship does change.
- Your communication should evolve.