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  • My Husband is a Cat Magnet

    Once again, my husband has come across a "Cat in need of Care" and once again we have been able to find a loving home for said cat. My husband is a Sweetie and animal lover and cats must sense this, as they literally meow at him for help, I am not kidding. This last one lead him to a food container that needed opening. Now the cat will have a new owner and lots of food. Many thanks to Camille, Tara and Kim who made this cat adoption possible. Sometimes it takes a village and one retired firefighter to rescue a cat.

  • The National Geographic Bee

    Just happened to noticed that the finals of the National Geographic Bee are going on now. Seems all the finalists are boys! Happy to say this Includes one from Lawrence. I took the quiz on the National Geographic Bee website and scored 6,800. A great score in 10,000. Seems I have some studying to do! I think were are pretty isolated in the U.S. We concentrate on learning about our own vast and beautiful country but don't learn much beyond our borders. Props to those boys in the Bee that have!

  • The Painful Sock Puppet

    Well, Phil is creating a painful "sock puppet" today. By that I mean he is getting a sticky, waxy stick stuck up his nose and in his ears to get rid of hair. He says there is a surprising amount to look forward to. It hurts me just to think about it, but I get the importance to Phil of doing it. I know that in many cases, pain is the price of beauty. I'd like to say it's only what is on the inside that counts, but I know that the reality is, looks matter. Studies have shown that to some extent looks matter on a genetic level, with people picking romantic partners from a criteria in their mind that they are not really even aware of. So I say, do whatever makes you feel better in terms of improving your looks, but if the people that care most about you say you have gone too attention, they are probably right.

  • Thanks for the Styrofoam

    Many thanks to all the Audience of Experts Members who called to contribute styrofoam shipping containers and gel packs to alleviate my shipping dilemna. Who knew it would cost so much to ship some steaks to Long Island? Well, actually Mark's Meats did and I appreciate the information they gave me. You may remember I got the red carpet treatment at the TODAY show back in April, including a behind the scenes tour! All that was arranged by Fox listener, Jerome who has a wonderful cousin who happens to be THE BODYGUARD for Meredith and Matt at the TODAY show. Well, to show my appreciation, I first had to wrangle some addresses from Jerome...then I had to find shipping containers...I know that sounds silly, but it turns out those shipping containers that you receive pershiable food or meds in are worth their weight in gold (darn near). It seems they retail for $40, including gel packs...but in order to have the unused, empty containers shipped TO you, you pay over $100 in shipping not sure yet what it costs to ship the container once it is filled, I am working on that...still MANY thanks. Hope I don't discover you cannot ship a once used container! If I found out shipping a used container is kosher, I suggest those who receive them should sell them, instead of putting them in the land fill!

  • Really Gene?

    Gene Simmons Chalks Up Schwarzenegger's Infidelity to His DNA Wed 05/18/11 01:06

  • Florescent Lights Ought to Be Illegal

    I recently looked into a magnifying mirror in one of those Big Box stores, under the glare of a florescent light, and and I am sure the eye that stared back at me was not mine. I warn others that those mirrors are a portal to to warp the image of all who dare to peer in. The florescent lights only add to the misrepresentation, casting their insidious gray-green glow over all beneath them. I believe that if clothing store managers covered the walls of their dressing rooms with pale peach or pale pink paint or wallpaper and changed their lighting fixtures to those that use daylight balanced bulbs, they'd see remarkable sales increases. Note to store managers:..if you do this and my sales figure predictions owe me. I want 20 per cent of sales receipts following the implementation of my suggestions. Don't make me call my lawyer, please.

  • A two-inch knife with three one-inch blades

    My friend, I will call him "M" had a little difficulty at the concert last night. Seems he did not realize the "knife" (it's more like something you clean your nails with) he brought to the concert would be a problem. When I say it is about 2 inches long with 3 blades that are just over an inch, I know. I have it. I wa able to secure it in my car...which was parked much closer. Anyway, it isn't that I fault security. They have to be is just pretty funny since "M". Is built like a full back and although he is gentle as a lamb...I know he would not rely on a 1 inch knife if he felt he had to hurt someone. I am just constantly amused at life. It is so hard to balance safety concerns with everything else.

  • Jan and Phil try out "HD Sunglasse" on KWCH Channel 12's "Does It Work?"

  • Bring back the original Block Party

    Having attended more Wichita River Festivals than I can count, I have so many great memories. Remember when the Block Party was on Wednesday and it was centered around Old Town and lasted into the night...multiple bands playing on multiple stages, those were the best!!! I'm pretty sure I was there to witness the "incident" that may have caused the powers that be to "re-think" the whole Block Party idea. Too many people having too much fun I guess. My personal opinion, The Riverfest needs to bring back the original Block Party format and let the adults have some fun!

  • Enter the Workforce Eliminator Contest

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  • "The Big Prize"

    Someone is going to win a trip to Hawaii

  • We have a Winner!

    Robin to fly to Hawaii for the first time

  • Friday is 1045 The Fox night at Cabaret Old Town

    Please come support live music and theater in Wichita at Cabaret Old Town. This Friday night is Fox night. Mention the Fox when you call 265-4400 to make your reservations and you will get in for just $12. That is 30% off! the show is very funny...Kyle and Monte The Musical. Hope to see you there this Friday night!

  • Do I just have a dirty mind?

    Currently there is a television ad for a product designed to firm the upper arm. Oddly enough it is being marketed only to women and the ad looks like aSaturday Night Live skit. Turns out it actually has been a Saturday Night Live skit. Apparently it is not just me...others find they too are unable to take this product seriously due to their "dirty mind". I will reveal the product soon (on the air). Do you already know what product it is?

  • Polo is Very Hot

    Years ago I used to occasionally watch the polo games at 13th and Rock. My dad borrowed a horse (our quarter horses were not polo ponies) and played the game a couple of times. He taught me a bit about polo and I really enjoyed watching it. I was delighted to see that we have a "new" polo grounds in the area, just South of Haysville in the 94-hundred block of South Broadway. I was delighted to attend my first game in a long while yesterday, thank you Mark Chamberlin and Sean Clem for the invitation. The thundering of the hooves, the beauty of the horses, it was really a wonderful experience. There are a few games left on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 prior to the end of the season on September 12th. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours.

  • What a Weekend

    Phil took vacation and my head is spinning after a fun-filled weekend . Thursday night we were at the zoo for Zydeco, then Friday night the moon over lake Afton was beautiful and a nice breeze was blowing as STYX took the stage. Many thanks to the crowd and the nice reception they gave Phil and me as we took the stage prior to the band coming on. It was a great night. Saturday was fun at Hartman Arena. Lots of great Blues, Brews and BBQ. Seems to me there's a lot to do in this town!

  • The Great Division of Labor

    Thanks to everyone who called to chime in about who does what around the house after I revealed we would have to have a new washer and dryer at our house each month in order to keep my husband interested in doing the laundry. If you want to comment on how you've divded the duties at your house, feel free to call any morning or post to our Facebook page at facebook/1045thefox.

  • I Think I Need to go to More Garage Sales!

    Why do I just find old crock pots and rusty saws?

  • Is a Couple's 29 Year Age Gap Immoral?

    Linda Hogan, the 50 year-old ex-wife of Hulk, is now engaged to her 21 year-old boyfriend. They have been dating for two years. He went to high school with her children. The "live and let live" part of me says, "who am I to judge?". Afterall, he's not a victim is he? He's of legal age. She wasn't his teacher or his pastor of a true authority figure in his life. However, another part of me says, "yuck". I do assure you that, for me, it would be the same if Hulk was the 50 year-old and he was engaged to a 21 year-old woman. I also have to ask, would it be different if the 29 year age difference was between a 40 year-old and a 69 year-old? I'd love to know your thoughts on tomorrow morning if you want to express an opinion. The number is 436-1045.

  • Do You Know Who I am?

    Okay, you hate to ever play the "Do you know who I am?" my neighbor hasn't. However there is considerable irony that my neighbor can't seem to get service from a company where she's the highest ranking staff members around.

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