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.
I didn't know there was a "Barbie's of the World Collection." And being Mexican-American, I can tell you that the women in my family never wore a dress like this. We did have a Chihuahua… so I'll let that slide.
Photo Credit: Hillsborough County
A woman's three-year-old police mugshot went viral, earning her declarations of love from around the world.
27-year-old Megan Simmons from Tampa, Florida, was charged with drunk-driving back in 2010. But, her arrest photo was recently posted on the website Reddit. The orange-jumpsuit photo has generated a flood of attention for Simmons, including dozens of marriage proposals. Simmons says she isn't happy with all of the attention and has been forced to block people on Facebook. She adds, "I think the pic is terrible honestly."
You can read more of her story here.
Growing up in the middle of the Arizona desert, there were two seasons: hot & mild. It wasn't until I moved to the East Coast that I understood the excitement that comes with every passing season. While Spring and Fall also mean it's time to start back up on the allergy meds, I put together a list of Six Things I Look Forward to when the need hits 60 degrees… let me know what you think.
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#1 Sunroofs. All winter I stare at the window above my head while sitting in traffic on the Northway trying to get to work, if I'm lucky there isn't a few inches of snow blocking my view of a few breaks of sunshine. As soon as the temps hit 50 outside, the first thing I do is click the button above my dash, throw on my Yankees baseball hat, and enjoy the WHOOSH of cool, fresh, air coming into the car. My sunroof is the only feature I love about my car, a definite must have if you're thinking about getting a new ride!
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#2 Swingsets. After a long day at the office, nothing beats hearing my kids laugh and play on the swing set in our back yard. I caught them out there yesterday afternoon. Look at the joy on their face. Seeing them happy makes all of the stress from work seem a thousand miles away, especially if there's a cold drink waiting for me in the fridge!
#3 Sitting Outside. Call me crazy but the sound of the wind in the trees, the birds chirping, and bugs buzzing have a wonderful calming affect. Whether your sitting on the front porch or enjoying the back deck, does anything beat sitting outside? It's one of the few, free things in life you can enjoy as an adult.
#4 Short Sleeves. All winter long we're layered up like an Arctic Penguin. Itchy wool sweaters. Thick winter coats that make us feel like the Michelin Man. Finally the warm weather comes and we get to swap out those heavy winter cover ups for some short sleeves and t-shirts. Sure, our arms are the same color as a glass of milk but hey, we have a few months to lose that pasty look for a healthy glow!
#5 Ice Sundaes. You can still order ice cream in January but where's the fun in getting a brain freeze with frozen fingers? Plus, all of the awesome little ice cream places are boarded up for the season as you sadly gaze in their direction driving by their place on the road. Oh how much I have missed you Banana Split. Hot Fudge Sundae with your delicious blend of creamy vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. Summer can't get here FAST enough!
If you have a few coins sitting around, you may want to use them to buy radio icon Casey Kasem's home in West Los Angeles, which has just hit the market with an asking price of $42 million.
REALITY TODAY notes "the home is a 12,000-square-foot single-family French style mansion, sitting on 2.39 acres. The residence has seven bedrooms and 11 full and one-half bathrooms. Featuring hardwood floors and a variety of ceiling types including cathedral-vaulted and tray, the home is a multi-winged beauty."
Check it out here.
On April 11, 2013, the United States Mint will launch a national design competition for the heads side of commemorative coins celebrating the National Baseball Hall of Fame to be issued in 2014. There are 2 contest: one for Kids (13 and younger) and one for everyone else. You can learn more about the Kids contest here.
The US Mint is expecting 10,000 enteries in the contest. I have to admit that I got excited when I read the headline "Baseball Coin Contest" because it got me thinking about the old Baseball Coins I used to collect as a kid. I remember the summers of my middle school days when the highlight of the day was walking to the Circle K gas station at the end of our block, throwing down my hard earned allowance for a 64 ounce Big Gulp Mountain Dew fountain drink and a pack of baseball coins. (Growing up in Arizona, Circle K's are like our Hess stations)
My favorite team as a kid was the San Diego Padres and my favorite player was Tony Gwynn. I'll never forget the excitement the day I opened up my pack of coins and saw Tony Gwynn's face staring up at me! Sadly, the two times in my life that the Padres have made the World Series they have been swept in ultimate defeat which may explain why I'm not the biggest baseball fan…
But hey, maybe I can "change" my luck by wining this coin design contest.
photo credit: PizzaHut/AP
What happened to plain pizza? Why do we need to have our crusts stuffed? When did cheese, a meat, some veggies, and tomato sauce on hand-rolled dough stop pleasing our appetites?
Pizza Hut announced this week it's latest creating: the "Crazy Cheesy Crust." It's a pizza that looks like a party dip platter - 16 individual dough pockets made to order. I love the specialized pizza plate they have in the picture. There's no chance of finding one of those in the stores!
Don't get me wrong, I love pizza. Like most Americans, we probably order AT LEAST once a week at home. Remember as kid when the joy in your day when you parents would tell you that tonight's pizza night? Even as an adult, I love the smell of a fresh baked pizza pie in the car driving home from the pickup window. The warm cheese pulling away from the pie as your grabbed your slice.
In college pizza is a staple food. Not delivery, home made. And not the kind with real dough. I'm talking about English Muffins (store brand), with mozzarella cheese, and a bottle of store brand tomato sauce. You can't afford the brand names in college! Oh the taste when one of those little pizza rolls would come out of the toaster oven. It was the best meal you could buy for under five bucks!
You know what, I bet if you made a batch of the toaster over English Muffin pizzas tonight the kids would ask you what they were… Hmm… Guess what were doing for dinner tonight?
We have a test kitchen in our office building.
Since the web department is on the wing of the building only use for fire escapes or smoke breaks, news travels slowly in our neck of the woods. I discovered this yesterday after a box of blueberry muffins and chocolate chip cookies were delivered to our break room. The fact that the other side of the building smelled like birthday cake was a giveaway too.
Yesterday I found myself walking over to the sales department just to smell the room. Stefan (The Net Ninja) and I nicknamed that side of the building "the cake factory." If you've been to Main Street USA at Disney (or any other place where they pump in yummy smells) that's exactly what our office was like yesterday. I wanted birthday cake SO BAD yesterday!
I was so excited to come to work this morning to discover what delicious smells would be coming from the floor beneath us. It seems as quickly as the deliciousness was made, it has left the building. All that remains are the sounds of keyboards typing, phones ringing, and office chatter.
I started thinking this morning about people who work near bakeries how they must LOVE the smell of the freshly baked goodies but how at some point they "get used" to the smell. How sad that day must be. Equally, how frustrating would it be to have these culinary temptations blowing your way every day and the only snack you have to hold you over is: an apple.
Kids can be so mean. Can you imagine what an eight-year-old girl from East Tenneesee must be going through when she was sent home from school because school officials say, "she has an odor." She actually missed 24 days of school for this! According to The Tennessean, "school officials say the girl's smell is so bad that other students and teachers say they can't focus."
Her parents say the second grader takes baths and takes care of herself but yet, its still a problem. You can read the rest of her story here.
We can safely guess that this little girl is going to have a nickname that will follow her for the rest of her life. It's not fair, it's not right, and it's not her fault. But kids can be mean.
So can adults. Think about it… have you had to confront someone you work with over their "odor?" Of course you didn't. We either talked about the person or told a boss so they would deal with the problem. You can drop subtle hints. You try to talk around the issue. Perhaps you bring up new or great smelling soaps/body washes.
The fact of the matter is: there really isn't a nice way to tell someone that they stink.
And that stinks.
Good News: Boston Market's is now serving a new St. Louis Style BBQ rib rack.
Bad News: if you're on a diet, it has 1100 calories.
That's twice as many calories as a half a rotisserie chicken! Worse than that, even as tasty as the new rib will be a Boston Market, it will also be packed with 74g or total fat, 2,670mg of sodium and 40g of sugars, according to Boston Market website.
The new ribs were tested in Buffalo and the feedback from customers was strong enough to push the ribs out across the country. The ribs will be at the Latham and Saratoga Boston Markets on Monday as part of a new marketing campaign called, "We Love the IRS," the "Incredible Rib Specials."