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I got engaged to Slick LaRoo

Big Ben loves Slick LaRoo.

Both sides of the family got to watch the engagement LIVE at Fox 59 WXIN.

Wow. I am 35 years old and I am in love. On Tuesday, 2/5/13 I asked Slick LaRoo (a.k.a. Kelly Campbell) to marry me. Not just any proposal, a LIVE proposal on Fox 59 WXIN after our weekly DoItIndy Kid’s segment. I was confident of a yes, but I still had the inside jitters.

CLICK HERE to watch the engagement video on Fox59.com

I won’t forget the day that @IndyVal, DoItIndy reporter told me she had a Twitter friend (@SlickLaRoo) I needed to meet. I really didn’t think much of it at the time. AND…things didn’t work out exactly like a regular relationship either… Kelly became a friend in October 2011, reporter for DoItIndy after that and we finally fell in love in the summer of 2012. I’m excited, a little anxious, scared and I want to be an amazing person for the woman I will wed very soon.

Many adventures will come in the future, and I can’t wait to share them with the love of my life.

If you would like to chat the wedding with us, please use the Twitter hashtag #WedBK.

The Wedding Website – Campbell and Risinger love. 

Thanks to our buddy Priscilla for making this for us.

Thanks to our buddy Priscilla for making this for us.

Two options from the Indianapolis Colts Grille

Devour Downtown Winterfest 2013

#Devour13 is the BEST food showcase in Indianapolis.

Shooting a video promo for The Weber Grille restaurant in downtown Indianapolis.

I love food. I love Devour Downtown.

That said. Devour Downtown Winterfest 2013 has started in Indianapolis. From Monday, January 21 to Sunday, February 3, 2013 you can eat at some of the BEST restaurants our great city has to offer.

DoItIndy has come on board to sponsor for their fourth festival! Over the last three years I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing chefs and local talent in the Indianapolis area. I definitely love to eat on the local side and find the hidden gems of Indianapolis. Make sure to follow DoItIndy food reporters: Dork with a Fork and EatUrban as you look for your favorite places to eat in downtown Indy.

Quesadilla from The Indianapolis Colts Grille.

Quesadilla from The Indianapolis Colts Grille.

So make a plan to hit up the places you want to go STRATEGICALLY people! I’ve been overwhelmed in year’s past by too much food goodness. If you tweet, show us what you eat! Use the official Devour Downtown Winterfest 2013 hashtag: #Devour13 to say hi! You can find Devour Downtown via social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (new in 2013).

#MTFW at Roundpeg

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I recently had the opportunity to chat social media and community events with Lorraine Ball of Roundpeg. Social Media is a complex tactic that can really make or break your event or community outing. The talk went to several local Indy organizations, pics, postings and more. We chatted up DoItIndy, Indy Fringe Theatre Festival and Movember Indy. Thanks again Lorraine and crew at Roundpeg.

#MTFW chat with Roundpeg

Here is a link to Roundpeg’s page where you can listen to the entire Podcast : http://www.roundpeg.biz/2013/01/mtfw-social-media-and-community-events/

The Year 2012 in Pictures

Saturday morning at FOX 59 WXIN greenroom.

Saturday morning at FOX 59 WXIN greenroom.

Wow. 2012 flew by in what seems like the blink of an eye. Now that I’m 35 years old, time goes faster and faster. Life was awesome in 2012, so many amazing things happened to myself and our wonderful city of Indianapolis.

CLICK HERE to view my blog – 2012 in pictures on DoItIndy.com

Looking forward to the best year yet in 2013!

#BeUrban

Movember and my Moustache

Changing the face of men's health

Please join or donate to our team:
http://www.mobro.co/doitindy

Movember is awesome. I found out about the charity last year and I’ve been hooked ever since. Through genetics that my father blessed me with, I have the ability to grow hair like an adolescent wookie, so my moustache is BIG. My dad is an inspiration to my moustache too, he rocked one for over 15 years. The picture below is my dad in 1978, what a leisure suit!

Doc Risinger rocks a great moustache

Last year DoItIndy (Tolin and I) raised $720 for the charity. THIS year we have the DoItIndy Urban Moustache Warriors and at this time have 16 members and counting! Nothing like growing your moustache and hanging out with Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. I invite you to click on the link and join our wonderful team today. NO running or walking, we just grow our moustaches for men’s health and prostate cancer. If you have any questions, please let me know.

The DoItIndy crew of Movember 2012

Director KC, Big Ben, Producer Asa and Tolin of DoItIndy

Throughout the month of Movember, the local committee (which I am lucky to be a part of) has planned several events for the Indy area! Please visit www.movemberindy.com for more information on the local movement, events, sponsors and more. You can also find Movember Indy on Facebook and Twitter. During the last two years the state of Indiana has raised $51,779.67 and the city of Indianapolis has raised $26,646.73, that is awesome for a young charity! Heading into the third year that Movember has been in the state, people are ready as ever and the movement is catching on. I can’t wait to see what happens in 2012. DoItIndy is also a proud sponsor of Movember Indy.

Hope to see you out soon for a Movember Indy event!

Moustaches seem to be catching on…

I leave you with these fine words from Ron Swanson or a.k.a. Nick Offerman. A true moustache warrior!

Pokemon Championships in Indianapolis

DoItIndy at Pokemon National Championships

Shooting an interview for DoItIndy

When I was in college…yes I played Pokemon a little. I am a true fan-boy geek at heart. The game was OK, but I never really got into it. BUT – the cartoon was always cool to me. PIKACHU!!!!!

Check it out – I got to interview the world wide marketing manager, a player of the card game and PIKACHU!

CLICK HERE to read my blog on DoItIndy.com

Irvington Noir photo shoot

So…as I walk out of my house on Friday afternoon my neighbor John Siskin (a professional photographer) asks me if I would want to be in a photo shoot as a model?! Really? I asked if he was serious and he said absolutely. John is a part of the Irvington Photo Club who shoot different scenes around the Eastside, “Irvington”  area. The club was looking for a tough guy who could act as a “gangster type” of dude from the days of the 30’s-40’s (Noir). I guess that is me!

The Irvington Photo Club is putting together a book of scenes that are classic, old school, black and white and just cool. The book will be coming out later this year around October, just in time for the awesome Irvington Halloween Festival! Thanks for the experience – I had a lot of fun! Kudos go out to Slick Laroo (@slicklaroo) for the behind the scenes shots.
You can find the photo club online at www.irivingtonphotoclub.com and via social media at Facebook (www.facebook.com/Irvphotoclub) and Flickr (www.flickr.com/groups/irvingtonphotoclub/).
Here are a few shots from the night:

IndyFringe 2012

Nothing better than watching an IndyFringe show!

IndyFringe offers so much to the Indianapolis community throughout the entire year. The Basile Theatre hosts show from a variety of performers and artists from around the county.

Please enjoy my blog from Somnium Media on IndyFringe 2012 and the upcoming festival! DoItIndy is also going to have their first party on Thursday, August 23rd. More to come soon…

Follow IndyFringe on Facebook, Twitter and Google +.

CLICK HERE to read my blog on IndyFringe

Go Ape! Treetop Adventure at Eagle Creek Park

Safety first at the Go Ape! Treetop Adventure

FIVE Ziplines. Tarzan swing ropes, bridges, rope ladders, and more await you at Eagle Creek Park’s newest attraction – Go Ape! Treetop Adventure. The entire course takes two to three hours and you never know it – time flies by! Lol. I took roaming reporter Slick Laroo and my friend McCully (she designs the DoItIndy logos) with me to have fun and see what this new adventure was all about.

DoItIndy is a big fan of Go Ape!

Seriously – if you travel to the Treetop Adventure wear good shoes and not too much clothing. You will be twisting, swinging, bending, climbing and having a great time. This is THE thing for an outdoor fun junkie!

The Go Ape! Treetop Adventure is now at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis

You are given a good run through of all equipment and safety procedures.

So grab your family and friends…because this is cool. Have fun this summer and experience all that Indy Parks has to offer. If the Treetop Adventure isn’t for you, the Indy parks department will have something that you will like! For more Indy Parks and Recreation info: Indy Parks official website.

Slick Laroo and McCully train to start the Go Ape course. DoItIndy!

For more information on Go Ape!: Go Ape official website

Fun to be had with Go Ape!