The reason I got into radio was to make a difference. I'm personally involved with many local organizations, as well as the hundreds we work with through the station. Here are just a few of the groups I spend more time helping:
University of Iowa Children's Hospital, CMN, and Dance Marathon
The ARC of East Central Iowa
Knights of Columbus
Marion Youth Baseball
I enjoy coaching baseball, playing tennis, kickboxing, listening to music, playing board games with my kids, riding rollercoasters and taking long walks on the beach.
My favorite teams that I follow:
· Minnesota Vikings Football
· Nebraska Cornhuskers Football
· Univ of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Hockey
· Linn Mar Lions
· Iowa Hawkeyes
· Minnesota Twins & Cincinnati Reds Baseball
It is FLU season. Have you had your flu shot yet? Got mine today..Painless, but I teared up a bit to make the nurse feel bad like she did it wrong so she gave me a lollipop. ;-)
There are 3 different Flu viruses going around, so it might be a good idea for you to get one, not only to protect yourself and your family, but the rest of us you come in contact with. What irks me about Flu season are two things; those who don't get a flu shot, they get sick but still come to work anyway and infect everyone else while they mope around and compalin about being ill; and those who get the shot, but still come in when they should stay at home becasue they want to save their sick days for when they are feeling better so they can have a few real days off. According to a Harris Poll. 30% of adults are guilty of that. That's a lot of lost productivity and very dishonest. and to make matters worse, employers say it is most prevalent around the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas by employees who are out of vacation time.
What's the soplution? Some employers are now requiring that you see a doctor or go to urgent care if you claim you are sick and if you can't show proof, it comes out of your vacation time. It's amzing how quickly people become more healthy.
My Grandfather told me a shot of good Bourbon when you started to feel something coming on was the best preventative measure for the flu. He never got the flu.
Halloween is here and what is the first group that comes to mind when you think of Halloween... Kiss of course. The originhal all-makeup rocketrs are still kicking it on tour. The just arrived back on the East Coast, getting ready for their Kiss Cruise from Miami which departs Monday. Here's a clip of the band on their most recent tour in Japan, they were live at Budokan.
Candy week. What is your favorite Halloween Candy. Here by a close vote is the list of the worst Halloween Candy that is handed out. Mounds, Candy Korn, Taffy, Pretxels, Welch's fruit snack (this is not school lunch ), Necco Wafers probably the worst tasting sugar candy ever.
Believe it or not, its the first official video from Grand Funk's Mark Farner. He said he wrote the song and did the video to get men out on the dance floor. Good Luck. Check it out. It's called Take You Out
World Series start tonight in Beantown. Fans of both the Red Sox and Cardinals are making a point to urge me not to pick their team to win the series. Why? Well, my picks have been the Kiss of death this season for the playoffs. I certainly can't take credit for all of it, as several big names on the losing teams failed to come through with any hits. However, every team that I picked, with the exception of the Dodgers first round was eliminated. Anyone wagering exactly the opposite of me would be sitting pretty on a pile of cash right now. Call me William Macy of Baseball playoffs.. The Cooler. I picked St Louis to win the football game last weekend and their QB Sam Bradford is now out for the season with an ACL. It's worse than the Madden game curse.
Sorry Cardinal Fans... I choose St Louis in 6 over the Red Sox....
I'm deeply depressed today after watching last night's Monday Night Football game. Everyone talks about parity in the NFL. They are half right. Half the teams are all equally bad and the better teams are all about the same. Problem here is that my team, the Vikings, look horrible, and played one of the worst games I have ever watched or witnessed. They gave the game away and the so-called new QB, who was brought in to help the team right itself from a dismal start looked worse than a rookie QB in their first pre-season game. Looks like I'll be hoping for a shot at the number one draft pick in the Spring. To add further insult, my wife says "If they are going to be that bad, you don't need to watch and you can do some work around here on Sudays" Crap!