I LOVE being on the radio, and it's all I ever wanted to do since I was a kid! So here I am living my dream, playing the music that I love! I'm married with 2 great kids. My son Jackson is 13 and my daughter Lauren is 10, and we're a tight little family unit! We go for walks and bike rides together, and we love to go for weekend trips. At our house, every Friday night is "Pizza and Star Trek Night" when we watch TV and have pizza delivered! I think everybody has one geeky obsession, and mine is the space program! No, I'm not a real astronaut, but I like to read about them , and have met most of my heroes, the US astronauts from the 60's and 70's.
We see this news clip on TV every year with presidents "pardoning" a lucky bird that would have otherwise ended up stuffed full of stuffing. In this picture, from last year, the president is a. pardoning, b. blessing or c. about to karate chop this turkey in half.
BUT: Apparently most of those birds don't last long after the official pardoning ceremony! Sure, they're sent to an animal sanctuary, but they usually don't live more than a year or two after that anyway. Farmers say these birds are bred for eatin', not for living to social security age. Their hearts and bodies just can't handlie all that extra, meaty turkey yummyness for more than a couple years.
So enjoy your time in the spotlight, pardoned turkey! And don't count your chickens quite yet.
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I don't think I'm the only one cucoo-crazy about this Monty Python reunion! The group announced that they will do a one-time show at London's O2 arena, with classics like the "Dead Parrot" sketch, along with some new comedy, and some things they never did on stage, including songs from the movies!
Eric Idle says there will be a DVD release (A good gift for me, thank you!!!) and John Cleese says there MIGHT be more shows in the future!
They were a huge part of my youth. My friends and I knew all the words to many of their skits, and repeated them endlessly (instead of studying. Thanks Monty Python guys. I could have accomplished something with my life, but now I'm a deejay, AKA: rock bottom)
Also excited to see they've included the still lovely Carol Cleveland who was a big part of many of their best sketches and all the movies!
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One Christmas tradition seems to be going away: calling your family and relatives on Christmas day. A new survey shows that 45 percent would rather you just send them a text instead!
Awwww! When I was a kid it was always a big deal to call my grandparents on Christmas day. They were in far-away Iowa (we were in Minnesota), and my dad would make a big announcement "Now everybody quiet down! I'm calling LONG DISTANCE!!!"
We'd stand around the phone to listen. It was a big black thing that must have been nailed to the wall, and the cord was about 8 inches long. A quick hello, "Merry Christmas" and a lot of talk about the weather, which was pretty much the same in Iowa as it was in Minnesota. That was it, and the call would probably cost about a day's salary.
Note to my kids: When you get older, IF you don't spend Christmas with Lisa and me, you MUST call. Texts are not acceptable. And a real Christmas card too. The kind you mail!!!
Don't panic! There is apparently a minor turkey shortage this year! Butterball says there are fewer large, fresh turkeys available this year, although there are still plenty frozen turkeys, which make up 85% of Thanksgiving sales.
Turkey producers say there has been a "decline in turkey weight gain" this season on some turkey farms.
You don't think this might have anything to do with the hot new Richard Simmons video, "Gobblin' To The Oldies?"
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At least one top model doesn't think Taylor Swift has what it takes to be a VIctoria's Secret model. Like she was planning on it, anyway. After Taylor's performance at the Victoria's Secret "fashion show," (trust me, you won't see these fashions any time soon in line for a night out at Burger King) model Jessica Hart told Women's Wear Daily:
"I think what you find is that for a lot of us, we've been working for 14, 15 years; what it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself. I think it comes with age. It's definitely the benchmark of all jobs."
Yes, that's it. Most underwear models are chosen for their experience, confidence and typing ability.
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