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  • Think of it as a really short week, twice

    Phil asked me today when I thought Independence Day would become a Monday holiday and I said, "never". I believe the significance of the 4th is too great. I am fine with getting a holiday in the middle of the week...seems like more of a bonus to me. what do you think? By the way... the founding fathers thought the day of celebration would be the 2nd of July..something about the day of the signing vs. ratification I think.

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    I will Be Watching, Will You?

    AT 6:30 tonight you will find me in front to the TV for the NBA draft. I'm excited to see where Thomas Robinson will end up. I am hoping he gets selected second to Anthony Davis, but I wonder if anything other than money will be on his mind...I mean once you get in to multiple millions...does location start to matter ? Will it be Washington his former home or Charlotte where a new start might be perfect for him and his little sister? Just hope he is very happy wherever he goes. Let me know your thoughts

  • Please Tell Me Unibrows Cannot be Made Cool

    So Anthony Davis wants to trademark "the unibrow" so someone else's brow doesn't end up making them money. Afterall, his brow is the one to be feared. Actually all unibrows should be feared as they are pretty hideous. I remember when Mike Meyers made fun of a certain national TV anchor...appearing on SNL as this person and sporting a unibrow. That anchor did not have a unibrow. I can personally attest to that, but the point is Mike Meyers knew having one took away credibility, did not add to it. Maybe it could be fear the "brows" as Anthony has distinct ones..even when separated. Seems like a nice guy...wonder why he started the unibrow thing? What's next?...fear the chest hair and some players will have it billowing out,,,truth is talent, skills and critical thinking are what really should be feared...but I admit there's no way to make that into a cool "fear the brow". Can you think of any other mantras that worked really well and players lived up to the hype?

  • One of these things is not like the others

    Yesterday I was invited to lunch. People are invited to lunch all the time. I was invited to lunch by the Sisters Of The Adorers Of The Blood Of Christ. They are the Nuns on the Convent at Newman University.

  • Cars need hospitalization too, sometimes

    My car has been a guy wire, a shopping cart and a brick wall...not to mention hail balls from hell and occasional muddy dogs. Next month my car is going in to the rehab hospital and they are going to take good care of it...It will be in intensive care for about a month, but look like a new car when it emerges. I love a newly detailed and polished car minus all body damage. How long will it last? If only I could travel inside my garage!

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    Horses are not for Slaughter

    If you know me, you know I love animals and what our congress might do with regard to the slaughter of horses is appalling. WE MUST tell congress how we feel about this and hurry the vote is June 26th. Here is a link that explains all

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    My plan missed the 4.

    So as usual I wait til the last minute to do something. I bought a new truck last month and my 30 day tag expires tomorrow! Don't you hate the excruciatingly long wait at the tag office? I knew that people had been waiting longer than usual because of new computer systems so I was dreading the experience. So...I devised a plan:

  • Anyone Else Stressed Out?

    Does it seem like there is too much "have to do" stuff in life and not enough "can't wait to do stuff"? I don't know about you, but I hate having to save receipts and I am not good at it. Scanning them takes too much time too. Hence, when I was asked to produce a receipt for Hail repair to my car from 2010 and could not find it I was stressed over the possibility of losing $1900....the adjuster told me to find the receipt and bring it back that same day or Monday. It's not that I love money so much but that's quite a bit of money to fork over at once and I felt like a failure and felt presumed a con artist.. for not finding the receipt. I called the bank that had my lien, they had no record of a check made out to me and to them from the Insurance company. When I asked them if they would write a letter attesting to that...the lady said she'd check and call me back..of course she never did. I called my agent and he had no record of a hail claim for that year. I could not remember a hail claim that year. I went back and faced the adjuster, 2 days after the suggested deadline. He was not there. A new adjuster said...oops it was not was 08...still I had no receipt. Then he explained he'd look to see the marks that would indicate a previous repair. Hallelujah! he found them...relief washed over me. A huge burden was lifted within minutes of his examining the car. I wish the first guy has done that...but mark one more "have to" off my list!

  • We Appreciate the Love

    Had a great time last night hanging out before the show with everyone. Really felt the love and hope you all felt it right back at 'cha. Thanks to all who have supported us and the music we've played since it was new (and we were much newer too). So many nice people who listen. Together we are powerful. Long live rock!

  • Here's a phrase you don't hear every day!

    Occasionally Jan will do the "Other News" stories and have to preface them with a "note content" warning. That of course means it might be offensive to some people. The story this morning was one of those but it had in it a line that you just don't hear everyday: "he was caught performing a sex act under a juggler's hat." How can you not be intrigued?? Here's the whole story courtesy of ABC News. (NOTE CONTENT)

  • Don't close it!

    So the county is considering closing Lake Afton Boys Ranch/Judge James Riddel Boys Ranch to save money. Money that the Kansas legislature diverted from Sedgwick County and gave to their struggling state budget. The county has a 9.3 million dollar shortfall. SO, let's close a juvenile faciility that actually has a tremendous record of keeping young men from returning to jail. We all know how often juvenile crime leads to the revolving door of inmates being incarcarated over and over...Well, the Boys ranch has an excellent track record of stopping that revolving let's close it. In fact, an average of 65% of these juveniles have not returned to criminal activity in the 12 months following their release. So, even the most calloused observer would surely wish to spend this money now and save it in the future whne there would likely be more victims and prosecutions.

  • I love a good play on words!

    Everyday there are a million quips on Facebook and occasionally one will really crack me up. The one posted on the Fox Facebook page yesterday for example:

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    So I went to Barry Manilow and I liked it.

    Yeah, you won't find me at many concerts that don't rock...but I had the opportunity to be the guest of my good friend San at barry Manilow and we had lots of fun. Barry certianly seems like a nice, kind, generous guy and he brings out a lot of memories of the the 70s with his songs and videos. Also, I did not sweat before his here's photo of me not wind-blown and not sweating :>).

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    I could have been a mogul in Winslow Arizona!!

    In 1972 a band called The Eagles released a song called "Take It Easy" It was the beginning of a "Long Run" of songs that would solidify this band as one of the greatest classic rock bands in history. Of course there is a line in that song: "Standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona such a fine sight to see, there's a girl my Lord in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me"

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    Way to Go Union Rags

    The Belmont was thrilling after all! It was very sad not to have racehorse, "I'll Have Another" making a run for the triple crown at the Belmont on Saturday, but a win by "Union Rags" was also a very heartening story and made for some great drama at the end of the race...and the second place horse at the Belmont was owned by the same guy who had a different horse place second in both the Derby and The Preakness. See the Union Rags story...this was an story done before Union Rags lost in the Derby.

  • Oh Medallion, Where Art Thou?

    Phil and I think we know where the medallion is and I am afraid nearly everyone does and it has probably been found already. It is so frustrating to not be out there yet...should've gotten up at 2am, I think that is when this morning's clue came out. The adreneline is pumping!

  • People Can Change

    My mother used to say that "a leopard never changes his spots", but she was wrong. I read recently that people surveyed regarding believing old adages such as the one above tend to believe them if they are in adage form, especially if they rhyme. However these same people surveyed did not believe the same statement when it was expressed as, "People never change" for instance. That whole concept fascinates we say something can make it more believable. Oh, and the reason I know my mom was worng? I will be covering that soon in another bog...a great story that i cannot wait to be able to tell.

  • Stop Putting Off Being Kind

    This year I embarked on a new campaign to stop deferring any chance to be kind. For years I have given to charity, picked up hitchhikers and given money to homeless it is getting more personal. Now when I see someone whom I admire and/or made a diffference in my life I stop and tell them how they influenced my life and why I appreciate them. Most recently I stopped and offered a lift to an older gentleman who is smart and often published, in the letters to the editor column of The Wichita Eagle. He accepted and we had a nice conversation. I recommend doing this, it probably makes me feel better than the person I talk with.

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    I have created my own celestial event.

    Today is the Transit of Venus. When Venus appears as a small black dot passing across the Sun. I thought it was yesterday. I kept looking at the today it appears that there is a small black dot passing across everything I look at!

  • Oh Yeah, I remember that Song

    I had a great time at the Survivor/Rick Springfield show. I hear that Rick loved our crowd! I was not that big a fan back in the 80's, but I loved hearing "I've Done Everything for You" and had forgotten that Rick had done the song. He and his band sounded fresh and rocked it. Survivor had many songs I had forgotten about and I also enjoyed local musicians Uche and Crash who were great!

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