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  • Shorts in Winter

    Shorts in Winter

    Was at QuikTrip this morning, as I am most mornings getting my coffee and as always, the QT guys were wearing shorts. It was 17 degrees this morning. That's something I've always noticed about QTguys, no matter what the weather they are almost always wearing shorts. Same with UPS and FedEx guys. Someone called this morning and said it was because of all the moving around these guys do, it keeps them from working up a sweat "down there." Makes sense. I'm just glad I don't have that to worry about because I don't do shorts well. My legs are just to skinny to pull it off. I've always had little stick legs and I've always been self concious about it. Hairy too! I wore some spandex biking shorts when I went mountain biking once and I looked ridiculous!! Maybe I'm being too hard on myself but I'm just glad I don't work at QT, UPS or FedEx. I would be the outsider in long pants!

  • MLK Day means HUGE savings!!

    MLK Day means HUGE savings!!

    Today is Martin Luther King Day and you know what that means? Huge savings on mattresses and furniture!!!! What?? Over the weekend all I saw on tv was commercials for big "Martin Luther King Day Sales." I dunno, just seems funny to me when days like Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc. are opportunities for savings. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about saving money on furniture, mattresses and appliances and I'm not saying it's wrong to have these sales, it's just seems funny to me that's all. Perhaps when Martin Luther King Jr. "Had A Dream", he was sleeping on a comfortable new mattress that he got on sale.

  • Goin' Solo

    Goin' Solo

    So I get in this morning and Jan has left me a couple of messages: she's sick. You can't tell on her texts but on her voicemail she sounded terrible! There has been something going around here at the station, hope I don't catch it...I don't do sick very well. I've been working in radio a long time and used to do a show alone for years but since1994 I have always had a partner. I don't like working without an on air partner. There's something about being able to banter with another person, when you get used to it it's hard to just talk to yourself. Plus I like that instant reaction that Jan gives me when I tell a story or say an off hand remark. Whether she laughs because she thinks I'm funny, stares at me in disbelief because I said something stupid or completely disagrees with me and calls me down on it, it is instant gratification. Lucky for me I had a lot of phone calls this morning and you all kept me busy so I didn't have to talk to myself too much. Get well soon Janny!!

  • Do You have a Doppelganger?

    I was blown away recently when I saw a picture of a famous actress on line. I thought to myself, "what's she doing now "and discovered it wasn't a picture of this famous actress afterall, it was a video of her doppelganger. A doppelganger is someone unrelated to you who looks just like you. I was mesmerized by the resemblance. I have many times been mistaken for someone else, but never anyone famous. I wonder how many people have a doppelganger? I am going to bring this up on the show tomorrow.

  • My inner voice calls me "Phillip"

    My inner voice calls me "Phillip"

    Everyone has an inner voice right? I hope so or the rest of this blog is going to sound psychotic. Everyone talks to themselves don't they? I don't mean a full blown conversation or anything but like when you have things to do and you're running the list through your head. My inner voice only comes to me when I really don't want to do something but really should, like go to the store for some grocery shopping or going to workout. My inner voice is there to talk me into it, to encourage me, to get me to gird my loins and get it done!! Funny thing is my inner voice speaks out loud through my mouth and calls me by my proper name "Phillip." I will actually say, out loud, when I'm alone, something like: "ok Phillip let's do this!" or "C'mon now Phillip you know it's gotta be done!" Kinda like when you were a kid and you'd get in trouble and your parents would address you by your first and middle name...kinda like that. Hmmmm....does sound a little psychotic doesn't it Phillip.

  • Go Shockers

    I am a Shocker fan and I am perplexed, wondering where they'll end up for post season play. Will they return to the NIT or will it be the NCAA. I have seen the Shockers play well enough to be strong contenders in the NCAA...just wondering today where I might want to travel in a couple of months.

  • Midlife Crisis?? Me??!!!!

    Midlife Crisis?? Me??!!!!

    Someone asked me the other day if I was having a mid-life crisis. This question took me by surprise. For one, if this is mid-life for me then I will live to be 106. Let's look at the evidence: I wear an earring. Doesn't count because I have been wearing it since 1983. I've had 2 nose jobs. Doesn't count because I didn't like my original nose since I was in my 20's. I dress "age inappropriate" (jeans from the Buckle and Aeropostale shirts). Doesn't count because I've been dressing that way forever. It's not like at some point in my adult life I started wearing suits and then regressed. I have a girlfriend who is much younger than me. Doesn't count because I wasn't looking for a much younger girlfriend, it just happened that way. And finally, the real proof that I'm not having a mid-live crisis: I drive a 2004 Toyota Echo with 141,000 miles on it, no electric seat, no electric windows, no gps, no keyless entry, no cruise control...hell it doesn't even have intermittent wipers!!!! Mid-life crisis? Not yet.

  • My Sincere Sympathy to Joe Philbin

    I know how difficult it is to suffer the death of your child. My heart goes out to Joe Philbin, Offensive Coordinator for the Packers and possible candidate for Head Coach of the Dolphins. His son, 21-year old, Michael has been missing and is now presumed drowned in the Fox River near Oshkosh. A security guard heard someone on the ice calling for help. A body has been recovered...the identity of which has not yet been verified. Why anyone would've been on the ice (posted as thin ice) at 2:30 in the morning has not been determined

  • Van Halen "Tattoo" sounds good!

    Van Halen "Tattoo" sounds good!

    Played the new Van Halen song "Tattoo" this morning. I'm a fan of old DLR Van Halen. Now don't get me wrong, I liked the Sammy version too but the DLR VH had a sound noone else had so I was a little concerned that the new song was going to let me down. For the most part, it didn't. Eddie and Alex sounded fantastic! Classic Van Halen! Like they never went away! Dave still can't carry a tune and his lyrics are a bit trite but they always have been. The thing about Dave is he isn't a "rock star" anymore, I think it's the hair. I mean Dave is still a star, a front man, an entertainer but the long haired, bad boy rock star persona is gone. And one more's not Van Halen without Michael Anthony's backing vocals. That was so much a signature of Van Halen. If Michael Anthony's vocals were in this song it would have sealed the deal for me. I like the new Van Halen song but without Michael I don't love it. It is better than I anticipated and I am looking forward to hearing the entire album "A Different Kind Of Truth" when it arrives February 7th.

  • Should I Tell?

    I had a little accident at my house...involving my car and my house. Is thre a moral obligation to tell your insurance agent. I mean are you creating a lie of omission when you don't tell and thus your rates do not go up? More details on the show tomorrow!

  • Free Computers and Russian Women

    Free Computers and Russian Women

    It seems I'm very lucky and popular lately. Lucky because there are free computers waiting for me and popular because there are free Russian women waiting for me! Since we switched e-mail services here at the radio station, the spam filter is letting some fun things through. It appears that Dell has several computers just waiting to ship to me but they don't have my correct address!!! Imagine that! I guess I need to "update my information" with Dell to recieve my new laptop...I'll get right on that. But the most fun new e-mails that are not getting filtered are the come on's from lonely Russian women who want me...bad! Most of them start out with things like "looking for love?" or "please check out my profile" but my favorite showed up this morning in my inbox: "Marry me - I'll be the best Russian wife!" it goes on to say in the text "Greetings - send me your photos where you are naked " I'll get right on that too.

  • Leg Cramps...why do they hurt SO much?

    I woke up this morning after the committing the capital crime of stretching in bed. It must be a capital crime because it resulted in pain so severe, it can only be described as torture! I understand that their are people battling cancer, ALS,CF, CCA, MS, MD and many other horrible illnesses...but how is it that such a seemingly minor thing as a leg cramp results in such horrific pain? I looked up "leg cramps" on webMD and found that doctors do not know what causes them. what do I do as I am trying to walk it off...same website says the cramps may be connected to dehydration and flat feet. At midnight last night I determined I was suffering from both. I guzzled a glass and a half of water and went back to bed and made my husband promise if I got another cramp he would go and get my tennis shoes from the closet and slap them on my feet to create arches...then I laid awake for the next hour, not daring to move a muscle, for fear of bringing on another cramp. I finally fell asleep about 1:30...geez, I am tired today.

  • A blog about blogging.

    So, here it is...2012. I'm not a guy who makes resolutions but I guess I will make an exception this time. What is my resolution? Blogging! Why is this my resolution? Because I've been told that people are interested in my blog, what's on my mind, what I do from day to day, and also that if I don't blog every day I'll be in trouble. So here it is world (or those 6 people that will read this)... my first blog of 2012!!! A blog about a blog!!! Interesting? Compelling? Probably not but that means they can only get better right? I'm going to link this to our Facebook page and I would like some feedback on this whole blogging thing. Any feedback would be welcomed: ideas on what to blog about, do you really want to know what I do or what's on my mind? Help me with my New Year's me with my blogging.

  • The Bet is Almost On

    Phil and I are working on a bet for the "big game" may be that he paints my garage or I clean out his basement...hmmm... should I take that bet? Not sure!

  • Boeing, Boeing, Gone

    So, it is official. Boeing is moving the Wichita work to San Antonio and Oklahoma City. Perhaps now this city will diversify...we have been talking about it since the 1960s, but it is my understanding that some Wichita companies have successfully blocked those efforts in the past. Let's hope we can that now we can get some more industry in here. Any thoughts on any of this? Feel free to us at 436-1045 tomorrow morning!

  • Paying It Forward

    I am not really sure the about when the term "paying it forward" really came about or for that matter, exactly what it means...but I know it involves doing an unexpected good dead for someone in need and I am all about that! I was privileged to meet three Fox Listeners, one of whom was unemployed, tremendously excited because after saying "hi" to Phil and me at Dillard's TW, they were going out to pay for the purchases of others! The world needs more loving people like them! so happy to have them in our "audience of experts"!

  • It's New Years Eve, almost!

    I have been wondering what changes i need to resolve to make in 2012...lose weight, meditate, never procrastinate...the list could be endless. I think 2012 will be a really good year for me and I am hoping that positive attitude will help make it so. When you think back over the really good years in your life...did you realize at the time how good they actually were? I am determined to do that this year!

  • This is Pretty Cute!

    It takes a lot to make me laugh, but I think this is so well done, I just had to share! My husband and I will be going on a diet as of the first of January, so this is really timely for us! I have been thinking of all the low cal stuff I can prepare and then I get this!

  • Cars4Christmas Rocked this Year!

    Hope everyone got to listen this morning as we gave away 4 vehicles to people who needed reliable transportation. Something as simple as having transportation can really be the key to getting everything else...a job, an education, better health. At least that is the case in towns such as ours which do not have extensive mass transit. It really fills me with joy to see someone who has always been on the giving end get to Kristine this morning...she lost everything in a flood, then her vehicle was hit by a driver with no insurance. She is on disability from her injuries. Now she can get to her doctor's appointments, to the store, etc. without asking for rides. Andrea was also a recipient this morning. She has two children, one of whom was premature and has many, many health problems. She has to take her daughter to doctor's appointments in Kansas City. She also needs to look for a job. Vehicles are life changing things. To donate one, in any condition, just go to the Cars4Christmas icon at this website. We'd like to start giving away vehicles in Wichita every month!

  • Cars4Christmas

    Each year it is our pivilege to provide used cars to folks who need a hand-up in life, through Cars4Christmas.. Tomorrow four peoples lives will, hopefully, improve as the result of our efforts. I cannot imagine the hardships some of these folks have havinga premature baby with special needs and multiple doctor's appointments and no car. Or losing everything you have in a natural disaster and being on disability. But tomorrow will be a joyful day. Hope you all can listen or stop by Carstar at 606 North Webb from 6-9am and join the celebration! And if you have a vehicle in any condition, that you no longer can use, please consider donating it to Cars4Christmas... you'll be the most important part of this great effort!

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