I AM SO FLATTERED & HONORED ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR. I AM WITH GREAT COMPANY.
PICTURED HERE WITH SOME FELLOW NOMINEES: ERIC READINGER & LAW SMITH (top right) AND DOUG COE (bottom left)
I am over the top, so honored and flattered that I am among this year’s nominees for Creative Loafing: Best of the Bay. I am nominated in the “Best Local TV Person” category.
It’s been such a HUGE compliment to be nominated in the past, but this year means more to me than I can properly express in words. I hope to share more in the future. There has been a lot going on this year and as many know on the personal side it has been heart wrenching with the loss of my beloved brother-in-law, Dr. Hasan Khan. It is most excruciating to see my beautiful sister in so much pain. It puts life in perspective. I am sorry, I do not mean to weigh down this article.
I wish you could have seen my face when I heard the news of being nominated this year! Here is how it happened. A dear friend of mine and a proof reader of this blog, Andy Graham invited me to share some social time at my favorite restaurant, Berns.
I love this picture, it is typical Andy, full of life
While we were sitting at the bar, a patron pointed out one of our favorite bartenders, Doug Coe, was nominated this year in the food and entertainment category. I gave him a huge hug and said it was so well deserved! Next, some other patrons turned to me and shared the news that I was also among this year’s nominees.
Pictured with Doug Coe and his lovely wife Linley
Later on I learned to make things even better, I am in such great company with some of my fellow nominees. You never know who can walk into your life and open doors. A dear friend of mine Mike Muroff, who is a partner in Purdy+Muroff Architecture, Inc. introduced me to a good friend of his, Law Smith.
Mike and his partner Scott Purdy gave me the privilege of sharing some big news: Read previous coverage by clicking link
Here with Scott Purdy and Mike Muroff
Law and his business partner Eric Readinger, encouraged me to follow my passion and start a podcast. I have taped seven episodes of Trailblazer: The Sarina Fazan Podcast, which will be launching soon. Hasan’s passing and my priority to take care of my family has taken precedence in my life. I have spent a lot of time in Chicago this year so I can be present for them. But, I am announcing the air date soon.
Back to Law and Eric, the guys have their own podcast “Sweat Equity.” Wouldn’t you know, and not a surprise to me, they are nominated as well in several categories! Best podcast and best recording studio included. I have had the privilege to be a guest on multiple shows and the studio is where I tape my podcast. Eric is also nominated for best up and coming radio personality, and Law for best stand up comic and best mover and shaker.
Again, it is such a compliment to be nominated with the “Best of the Bay.”
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Voting is until September the 4th: I appreciate all the support. Good luck to all the nominees!