They never let me anywhere near the studios but I'm sure I'd have the best "one hour - all request hour" if they did!
Hi! I'm Mike The Web Guy. My boss told me that I should start one of these blogs, even though I'm not "on the radio." After being told that it was a "good idea," I figured, "why not?" I could always use another thing to do. Things about me... I'm a HUGE San Diego Chargers Fan (Any SoCal Locals who want to get together for a game - COMMENT back at me and let's HOOK IT UP). I live in Clifton Park. I'm all about APPLE (sorry PC people). I have a woman who lives upstairs in my house who is related to me by marriage. We have two kids who pretty much run our social life.
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Remember as a kid how entertaining a piece of sidewalk chalk and blacktop could provide? Hours of imagination at work. One of the highlights of my day is pulling up in my driveway to see my kid's hard work and creativity at work. I love it.
These artists take sidewalk art to a whole new level. I don't know how they do it, but their art is like the kind Burt created for Mary Poppins - art that is so realistic you could almost JUMP into it.
Now, if we could only get to stop raining around here for an afternoon! I feel so inspired!!!
Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, K-Marts new "Gas" ad. Enjoy!
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Great story about a couple who found a picture of their proposal while hiking in Washington on Facebook. The couple thought they were the only ones for miles at their spot on top of Rattlesnake Ridge in North Bend, Washington. Turns out they weren't alone. A photographer was hiking with his wife when he spotted the young couple.
A few clicks with this camera, he captured the image, posted it on Facebook and Instagram where his friends kept sharing the image until the couple in the picture, recognized themselves.
Check out the photo here!
I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy, this story has the makings of an awesome movie script! Was your engagement an adventure or did you keep it low-key and special to each other?
It's not: bad breath, wearing the wrong outfit, wondering if she thinks he's cute, if the date location is "perfect," ordering the wrong drink/meal, or any number of other miscues.
According to Yahoo Shine!, the one thing guys get nervous about on a first day is… conversation. What to talk about, talking too much, saying the wrong thing, and the flow of the conversation were the top responses from guys.
On this subject, I kinda feel for guys. We don't have the number of magazines, talk shows, or resources that women have full of "do's and don'ts." We turn to other guys whose advice could be more harm than good. As a public service, I did a little recon (searching for "What To Say On A First Date" articles for Women online) and came across these talking points: avoid sports conversations, unless she initiates it and is actively interested. Pay her a compliment! That's a cue to start some small talk. Don't talk about previous relationships, your ex, or breakups - especially on a first date. Do ask about her day but try to keep away from making the conversation a "work vent session."
How do you get "first date" conversation going?
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A friend of mine was heading to Seattle for a few days. While he was away, he called and asked if there was anything he could get me. I said, "surprise me."
He brought back a bag of Starbuck's Pike Place Roast, the special reserve roast that you can only buy in Seattle. What's cool about this, besides the history of the blend, is the label on the bag. You'll notice that it's different that the iconic green Starbucks logo you see in stores.
This is definitely a keeper!
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I have to use the "*" for this story because the study here was FUNDED by the National Confectioners Association, a trade group representing the candy, chocolate, and gum industry. According to their findings, candy doesn't make you fat or kill you. Candy has no negative effects on you at all!
No surprise that New England Journal of Medicine (my weekend reading material) disagrees with the NCA's findings. But that doesn't stop the candy people. Laura Shumow, MHS, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, National Confectioners Association, said in a press release: "There is a place for little pleasures, such as candy, in life. A little treat in moderation can have a positive impact on mood and satisfaction, and as emerging research suggests, minimal impact on diet and health risk."
I'll take my treat in the KING size, please.
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This is Monday, a 19-year-old Japanese macaque monkey who also suffers from allergies. Some twenty monkeys are suffering the effects of hay fever at this time of the year, with the typical symptoms being the same as with humans. I doubt Monday's car was covered with a yellow neon like dust before the rain came this weekend - but my eyes burn just like Monday's from whatever is floating around in the air.
I know they say it every year, "this will be the WORST year for allergy sufferers," but this year is SO bad (how bad is it?), it's SO BAD you can actually SEE the little pollen particle floating around. The pollen was so think on my car last week that I washed my car Friday afternoon so that I could see out of my windows and mirrors. If you leave anything out overnight, like your porch furniture or a kids bike, take a look at the yellow dust covering it the next morning.
It's a bad year. How are you coping with the "seasonal allergy" suffering? I'm looking for my old SARS mask to get through the week!
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I'll bet that if you have one of these, you've probably learned that you can do more with your tablet than check your email, post on facebook, or get on the Internet. Perhaps you've discovered the world of "streaming" where you can watch or listen to your favorite shows/radio station (hint, hint, iHeartRadio!) on your tablet. You're not alone with this discovery.
More networks are opening up their programming to streaming meaning that the days of having "cable TV" is coming to a slow end. The latest BIG announcement came yesterday when TBS and TNT said they will stream their programming live on their websites and new Watch TNT and Watch TBS apps. The new service will start this summer. The cool thing about this is: it's not just shows but also SPORTS coverage, meaning that we will be able to watch TNT's NBA coverage, TBS's regular-season and playoff Major League Baseball coverage, and both networks' coverage of the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship!
Pretty soon, the BIG flat screen on the wall in our house is going to be replaced by a small screen in our hands.
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YES! Terry Crews is back in Old Spice's newest ad campaign's. He's the guy who brought some "BAM" and "POW" to their ads a few years ago. Looks like he's bringing the same fight against beards in the new Old Spice shaving gel commercials!