My family and I had to take an unexpected trip this past weekend, and I estimate the four of us spent somewhere around 24 hours in my vehicle over the course of 4 days. Growing up, my dad drove the family everywhere, which meant he never got to enjoy the views or notice odd things we passed. During this trip I did most of the driving, and I’m pretty sure his mind was blown by what he was able to take in. If I asked him to help me look for a street sign, he usually replied like a Tourette’s patient with answers such as “Check out that dude’s hair!” or “What’s the name of that body of water over there?” On the last morning of the trip I straightened up the car and found crumbs, candy wrappers, and empty drink bottles in and around my folks’ seats. What could I do but laugh? I’m positive my sister and I were just as bad (OK – worse) as we would babble and make messes in the back seat of the family minivan “back in the day.” It’s a wonder they didn’t make us walk!
– Tiffany Blaire
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.