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I provide the voice for radio, tv and web commercials all over the world and specifically enjoy working with small to medium size businesses to create impact messages on hold for their phone systems.

I produce all my work in my home studio work with each client from start to finish on each project. The process for each client takes roughly 4-5 days depending on how quickly the client gets back to me on edits, rewrites, re-records and the like.

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Marty Daniels
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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Let me give you a quick update and then I am off too bed...RIGHT!

The last few nights the Daniels family traditions have been in full swing as we did our "fun holiday stuff", you know, the stuff that doesn't require money, schedules or insincere conversations or reactions too gifts you really don't want.

It started last Sunday night when we went too German Village, a neighborhood in the downtown Columbus area. The neighborhood association and a few corporate sponsors had gotten together and lined the BRICK streets with candles...While we were walking around it started to snow and not just a little a whole bunch. Additionally store owners stayed open later than usual and everyone that was walking around in the snow was in the best spirit I have seen since "Black Thursday"...it was great.

While we were there we tried a new deli, not too be confused with "New Delhi"...it is called the "The Brown Bag Deli"...if I am not mistaken it has been open for a while but they just got a new owner (MOLLY) who is looking to increase her catering business. Trina and I split a sandwich which was OUTSTANDING!!! I am not certain what it was called but it was Smoked Turkey, Havarti Cheese and Cranberry Sauce, Mayo on Toasted Sourdough Bread! YUM! It Was it good.

If you want to find me before 8PM some night of the week when I am in town, I will be there drinking coffee writing some new material....The Brown Bag Deli is located on the corner of Mohawk and???? Boy, I can't remember the cross street right now...but the address is 898 Mohawk St Columbus, Ohio 43206 and just to give you more info about The Brown Bag
Deli, their number is (614) 443-4214!

An extra special treat while we were eating, the very best Santa Claus made a stop into the deli. Let me explain, this guy was naturally large, not padded, his beard was the real thing and he was dressed as the European Santa from the early 1900's. He carried some sleigh bells and the most wonderful thing was how a young girl who is at that age where she is on the fence about "Does he or doesn't he exist?" reacted too him. I am pretty sure she has a couple more years of sleepless nights on Christmas Eve. I got my picture made with him as did Trina and I'll have those up here before long. You can learn more about him on his website.

We continued our trek around the village and on Third Street it is the main drag through German Village. We visited my favorite bookstore, The Book Loft It's 32 rooms of literary heaven and hell...they have some real stinkers in there but by and large it is the best stuff at a discounted price.

We went next door too Cup O' Joe and scored a free sample of some new Coffee blend which is coming out...and let me say as a Coffe-holic, it was AWESOME! From there we went to Caterina
where we were thrilled too see former Columbus Mayor, Greg Lashutka...He is a former OSU Football player so the man is LARGE! 6' 4', maybe 6' 6"...additionally the staff their was so welcoming as we just sort of browsed the really beautiful pieces of art and other household decorations with function.

This is getting sort of lengthy but I want to also point out the carolers we listened too outside of Helen Winnemore. Now in the Daniels family Helen Winnemore has a real personal connection. My brother, Mark, who is a really wonderful Pastor and talented writer purchased the wedding rings
for he and his wife, Ann there back in like, 1970-something. Since then it has always been a place where I have purchased SPECIAL gifts for Trina. When you go there you need to look through their Kaleidoscopes, they are a real treat!

Other hits on the walk were Schmidt's Candy...OYE! Red Stable Antiques, Gifts & Fine Foods and Urban Axis which is a really nifty store just for the four legged friends that help rule my otherwise pretty unruly life! At Urban Axis they were taking pictures of all the dogs that came in in front of a Christmas Gift against a green backdrop...it was really nice.

I love German Village and at Christmas time it gets even better!

It's getting pretty late. I'll post about my visit too the Columbus Zoo and the kickoff of our "Christmas Movieganza" with the always delightful Todd Biros and a trip too The Mad Greek tomorrow!