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  • Lightning blew my shoe off!!

    I love a good lightning show. Last night when the storm passed through, my girlfriend Leslie and I decided to go sit in some chairs under the carport and enjoy it for awhile. It was a very mellow rain because there was no wind and then the occasional big flash of lightning followed by a slow rolling thunder. It was very relaxing. Until....BIG FLASH of lightning with a HUGE clap of thunder!!! This was one of those thunders that doesn't "follow" a lightning strike but happens at the same time! Meaning the lightning was REAL CLOSE!! It didn't so much "scare" me as it did startle me. So much so that my right leg jerked because of the way I was sitting and my shoe flew right the f*** off of my foot!!! I couldn't stop laughing!!

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    Moonlight Drive is Playing Wichita This Friday Night

    I am a fan of only a very few tribute bands, but here is one really worth checking out...Moonlight Drive, a Doors tribute band (obviously) is playing a benefit concert for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this Friday night at 9 at the Wichita Ballroom, 4150 W. Kellogg Drive. Moonlight Drive is amazing. If you loved The Doors, you will really enjoy this band, if you were lukewarm on The Doors you will STILL love this band. If you loved Jim Morrison, you wil love this band. Don't miss it!

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    This Means War!

    My husband loves animals but does not share my passionate love of squirrels. Neither do our dogs. I have to admit the squirrels are asking for it when they taunt the dogs from the safety of a tree branch or the other side of a window. To make matters worse, squirrels chewed through our soffit and made their own cozy little house inside ours. My husband had placed steel wool in the hole, but the squirrels simply removed it and scoffed at his meager attempts to thwart them. So last night my husband decides to add even more steel wool. He asked for my there we were... on a slope leading to our neighbors husband, fearing a scene from Christmas vacation, asked me to hold the ladder..on an incline...while he looked ot see if our guests were out for the evening. It was dusk..and we were...anticpating a little squirrel's head popping out or perhaps a squirrel jumping into my husband's hair...but I kept thinking..."poor squirrels...this is a great place to nest for them...they don't know about home ownership". Do they make squirrel houses?

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    Freaking Awesome!!!!

    Occasionally we have meetings to keep us updated on things like ethics and FCC regulations. We all get together and conference call other stations and our legal team and go over the things we can and can't say, the things that will get us in trouble or even fined heavily if we say them. It's funny because we all know what you can and can't say. It's common sense right?? What I find even funnier is the fact that we can't say F###, but I think everyone knows what we mean when we say Freak. As in: "that was freaking awesome!!!" Words are words are words....

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    Did I finish everything I needed to do?...Yep!

    Wow! Looky here...I haven't blogged in a while. Why? Because my short term memory sucks. I will leave for the day thinking to myself: "ok I've done this and this and this....hmmm did I forget anything??? Nope!" Of course I've forgotten lots of things but at the time my short term memory loss comes to my rescue and tells me everythings alright. Everythings done. I go home happy. Short term memory loss can sometimes be my friend.

  • Boobage! Seriously?

    So last night my husband and I are standing out our our porch waiting for friends to pick us up for dinner. We are having what I think is a serious discussion about some classes I am wanting to take. I am thinking I have his undivided attention. Well, it's a bit nippy outside and I am standing with my arms folded. Just as we are talking about where I might take these classes, my husband yells, "boobage" seems my arms had the same effect as a push-up bra. "Boobage! " Really sweetheart? What about educational opportunities? Oh well.

  • So What If I had a Crush on Bobby Sherman?

    A friend asked me the other day who my teen idol was as a kid. I said "Bobby Sherman" and my husband immediately started in on what a terrible musician he was. Musician? He had blue eyes and a sweet smile. Sure I had one album of his, but I was in "love"... I was 12 for goodness sake! Cut me a break! My musical tastes improved later!

  • Too Old to Insure?

    Wow! One family whose mobile home was destroyed by a tornado had tried to get insurance for just such an occurence. Unfortunately they were told their home was too old to insure. That's so sad. I get that it might not have much value, but hey, it was "home" to them. Seems like there should be some feasible way to insure old mobile homes.

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    I used to love tax time...what happened???

    I used to love this time of time! When I would take my papers to a smart accounting-type person and they would gleefully click away at their computer keyboard, entering all my information and then informing me that I would be getting a check in the mail! I started planning ahead this year. I was going to put my tax refund into a vacation fund for later on this year!

  • Answers to the Jan and Phil's Quirky Question

    We are thrilled that listeners are loving our "Quirky Question of The Day". We had some calls asking about two of the "Quirky Questions" this week that took along to time to answer. The answer to Wednesday's question on what 18% of people have in their bedroom is: an electric blanket.

  • I Love Hockey Players

    Phil and I are lucky enough to get to interview Thunder players on the Jan and Phil show. I have done a considerable number of interviews over the past three decades and I must say that, consistently, the hockey players have always been fun, polite, and intelligent. I find it ironic that in a sport where arguments and fighting are all part of what is expected, the players are so brilliant and likeable, and well-mannered.

  • A cure for the hiccups

    I learned something from my 8th grade english teacher Mr. Smith. Of course you expect to learn something from a teacher after all they are...teachers. But in this case it wasn't proper grammar or how to creatively construct a short story. This was a cure for the hiccups. In the middle of a particularly boring session one day, I walked up to Mr. Smith's desk and asked him if I could leave the classroom for a moment to get a drink of water as I had the hiccups. He stood up and announced to the class: "May I have your attention! It seems Mr. Thompson here has the hiccups and wants to get a drink of water. I am going to allow this once he proves to us all that he indeed has the hiccups....Mr. Thompson, it's all yours." I stood there, all eyes on me. I was stunned. I had no problem being up in front of the class because I was kind of a class clown anyway but I was not expecting to be thrust into the spotlight this way. All I wanted was to get out of class for a couple minutes and I truly did have the hiccups. I did...but not anymore. Being caught off guard like that in front of a room full of people cured me off my hiccups!!! I have tried this throughout the years on other people and 99% of the time it works! So try it some time. When a friend has the hiccups tell them you have a cure. Then march them out in front of whoever happens to be around and put them on the spot and see if it works for you. It usually does!

  • I just Love to Give-away Stuff

    Most of you who listen probably already know how much I love to make people happy. That's why I am so excited about the announcement Phil and I will have on Friday morning! I cannot wait! In fact I think I have "let the cat out of the bag" a couple of times already!

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    We Had Lots of Fun at 81 Speedway

    Phil and I went out to 81 Speedway last Saturday night. We signed up people for the Fox Workforce. It's our VIP club through which listeners can win lots of cool stuff. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and Phil and I saw people we had not seen for a long time. I know the last time I was out there was the night Princess Diana died and that was way too long ago. Phil and I plan on being back out there on the if you are one of those people who hates to sign-up for things (even though it is easy at let us get you signed up for the workforce. Then you just need to go to our website and click on "Workforce" on the left hand side and select any contests you want to participate in. It could soon mean cold, hard cash for you!

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    Sleep means a lot to me. I know people who don't feel the same as I do about sleep. Their theory is "you get more done if you don't sleep." I've also heard the term "sleeping your life away." How can anyone not realize the importance of sleep? You feel so much better, more alert after a good nights sleep. I also like to get a fan going in the room. For one I like the noise and secondly, I like the cool breeze wafting throughout the room while I am warm and cozy underneath the blankets....ahhhhhhhhhh!!! If I get too warm I just hang a leg out! Oh man, just talking about it is making me smile! I love sleep! It's one of the things every human being does. Rich or poor, you sleep. Plus I dream a lot!!! Dozens of dreams a night. Some short some epic, all very vivid and usually unusual. I can't imagine if I were a smoker trying to quit and using Chantix! (Chantix supposedly makes you have vivid and unusual dreams.) Even as a kid my babysitters loved me because I never put up a fight when it came to bedtime. I was there!! Maybe it all goes back to an album I had as a kid. I loved Bill Cosby and on one of the albums there was a comedy bit that started with him saying: "I love sleep, I enjoy sleep like a good steak!"

  • Fifteen Years?

    A lady in Brittain has been reunited with her cat after it had been missing for 15 years. It had a tattoo and was traced to her via the tattoo. The cat was found in a wooded was it living off the land all that time? I wonder if it was happy to be home or yearned for the freedom of the forest? I wish we knww what our pets were thinking.

  • The mystery of the next door neighbors lawnmower

    So yesterday I'm at my house taking it easy, listening to the sound of a lawnmower just outside my window. I'm thinking it's my yard being mowed but as it turned out it was my next door neighbor , a man in his late 60's to early 70's trying to get his yard mowed before it started to rain. After a while the rain began. I still heard the lawnmower running. Then the hail started...and the lawnmower was still running. So I looked outside and there, in the front yard of the house next door was a push lawnmower sitting there running with no one behind it. I thought perhaps that the guy had run in to his house to get a raincoat. The rain was really coming down by now and the lawnmower sat there...running...30 minutes went by. I started wondering if maybe I should go next door and knock on the front door. I'm thinking the guy went inside for something and had a heart attack and is on the floor either dying or dead. I was standing on my front porch just about to get the nerve up to walk over there when comes the guy, walking from around the back of his house. He walked up to his mower and began pushing. 10 feet later he turned off his mower and walked back inside his house. wtf???? Why was his mower idling in his front yard for over 30 minutes in the rain? Why didn't he shut it off when it started hailing? Maybe he has trouble starting it and figured it would only rain for a short time? No! After he mowed 10 feet and then shut it off, 20 minutes later he came back out and fired it up again and finished his yard!??? I'm almost tempted to go over and ask him about it but I didn't want him to think I was a nosy neighbor and then again, perhaps he has the beginnings of memory loss. That might be the explanation.

  • Is DIY Landscaping A Good Idea?

    My husband has come up with what certainly looks like a good plan for landscaping our backyard. The only problem I can see is that we are not a "DIY" couple. The cost of the plan means we'd have to be, but then the cost of just about any landscaping plan would make us a "DIY" couple. Will we be able to make it look like we think it is supposed to look? Will we still be speaking afterwards? Would it be better to start with "Peel and Stick tile" rather than landscaping retaining walls and pavers?

  • I'm here to snake your drain!!

    Sex sells. There are a lot of commercials that use subtle sexual innuendo's to sell their product and then there are others that are not so subtle. Remember the Levitra commercial where the guy was in his backyard trying to throw a football through a tire swing. He kept see he was impotent! After the Levitra he was able to throw the football through the tire! I love that kind of advertising when it's really obvious. It makes me believe the advertising agency knows exactly what it is doing and isn't afraid to do it. My favorite commercial as of late that is using sex to sell a product has been airing a little over a month or so. It is so over the top filled with sexual innuendo. But it's supposed to be that way and that's what makes this commercial so great. What is the commercial selling? Drain Cleaner!!

  • I wish I loved Baseball

    I have confession to make...I can't watch baseball, especially on TV. I love it in theory...the history, the complexity, But I am just not a fan. I think highly of Carol Hughes and Johnny Maze, my friends at work, they like baseball. It just seems so slow moving to me...and I am not a fan of stats and they are so necessary to baseball. I do like sitting in the stands..I guess it would be pretty rude to go to a game and take along a book though. To all of you who love baseball...Good for you. It certainly is an American pass time that deserves support....but if I am going to pass time out of this one life I have, it'll be football or basketball. Hurry up August!

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