DOES SPRING HAVE A SMELL

DOES SPRING HAVE A SMELL?

I think it does.  On Thursday I had an appointment to get to at 10am.  As I stepped outside I took a deep breath and there it was the distinct aroma of spring.

You are rolling your eye, thinking I had a little bit too much Nyquil.

I have always said that the seasons seem to have their own smell, winter with the cold that freezes you nose hairs and the inversion.   Then add that a rendering plant and the city dump is just west of the radio station and yes WINTER STINKS!  But there is nothing like walking out your door after a winter storm when it is quite.  That has a smell too.

Spring just smells clean to me. Then you start getting the aroma of the flowers.

Summer has its own smell on a mild summer night you can walk outside and the smell of the grills smokers and Dutch ovens is intoxicating.   But a hot summer day has the smell of GET ME BACK INSIDE TO THE AIR CONDITIONER!   The other summer smell has n words to describe it.  Hot summer day a slight breeze and a dairy or pig farm…

Fall has a great smell.  The air starts getting that cool crisp smell.  The grills are still cooking at nights and the weekends and even the falling leaves have an aroma.

Now I know that me smelling spring doesn’t mean winter is over.  It means we are closer to the time when we can start going back outside to enjoy the smells of spring.  Then every year it happens the late snow storms that brings the complaints on Facebook.

Snowed on my birthday in May and in 2002 I had an appointment at the U of U medical center as a follow up to a major surgery I had had in the spring.  It was June the 12th of 2002 and we drove from Logan to the U of U in snow the whole way.  We found out later that Sardine Canyon had been closed right behind us and at the U of U snowplows were out.

So is it spring I smell or is it just wishful thinking.

 

Today on the morning show: The Carlton Dance

Stupid news: Hunting with Jose, and this guy is having a Bad day.

Laff lines   the moving sidewalk

 

 

 

WHEN YOU DOWN AND CONFUSED LIKE I WAS

Twenty six years ago my life was at a crossroad.  My career was at a standstill.  My personal life was a mess.  I was a mess.

I made the decision one of the hardest of my life to leave Missouri and move to Utah to look for work and work on me.

The day my truck crossed the state line my life took a turn for the better.  WAY BETTER!

My college roommate and his family lived in North Logan and I asked if I could store some stuff at the house until I was on my feet.  I stayed overnight and decided to stay a few days to catch up with my friends and then it happened.

My friend’s wife decided to play matchmaker and invited a girl over for dinner that night and my life changed forever.  It wasn’t love at first sight but she was nice really nice, but my life was a complete mess and having a relationship was not in my thought process.

So I was in Utah less than 24 hours and I met the love of my life Teresa.  She truly is the best thing to ever happen to this southern boy.

True story time here.   I knew I liked Teresa a lot.  But marriage had never crossed my mind until when we were talking and all of the sudden I asked her to be my wife!  The thought had never crossed my mind and I firmly believe that my late Father and Mother on the other side kicked me in my — and here I am getting ready to celebrate my 24th anniversary on June 17th.

THANKS MOM AND DAD.

 Now my top 10 list of love songs in no order

When a man loves a woman_ Percy sledge

Unforgettable-Natile and Nat king Cole

Annie’s song- John Denver

At last- Etta James

We’ve only just begun – the Carpenters

Sentimental journey – Les Brown and Doris Day

Faithfully- Journey

The way I want to touch you- The Captain and Tennille.

Can’t help Falling in love – Elvis

I can’t stop Loving you—Ray Charles

 

Here is the announcement of the Cruise in Concert and our ticket winner

 

Stupid News – China  and North Carolina news

Laff Lines-   A stand up montage for Valentine’s Day

 

I AM NORMAL … ALMOST

As you know I have been sick over the past month.  Flu like symptoms then the flu and some complications.  You add that up and I missed a lot of work the past 4 weeks.

If I can’t work then you know I am sick.  A few years ago right before the Cruise in I lost my voice….. It was gone.  I worked.  I have worked through colds broken bones and as soon as a could after recent surgery.  That is why this past month I could not work and that was frustrating.

But now I am starting to feel almost normal.  Well normal for me.  I still have a few symptoms but I am feeling better.

Yesterday I was speaking with Wild Bill from Kix 96 and he made the comment that I looked better and seemed to have a little more energy.

More energy is important.  While I was sick I spent so much time in bed.  Was I reading my Spider-man comics? Nope.  Was I binge watching movies and TV?  A little.  But most of the time I was awake I was Zombie like, and I don’t even watch that show.  I could not focus, I could not concentrate.   IT WAS AWEFUL.

But I had a major breakthrough on Tuesday.  I worked and I had enough energy to not only do the morning show, but I had enough energy to put in an 11 and a ½ hour day.  This comes from a man who came in one day to do some computer work and lasted a whole hour!!!

So here I am feeling normal.  Well almost

Today on the morning show.  Sometimes I hate social media.  The explanation of Galantines day.  Those were the days. And Dave’s matter of perspective

Stupid news goes slap stick

Laff Lines: Brain Surgeons

I AM JOE COOL

 

I AM JOE COOL OR SHOULD I SAY JOE KOOL!

 

It was 19 years ago we learned of the death of Charles Schulz.  The creator of the comic strip Peanuts had a huge influence on me and my life.

The Peanuts comic strips were drawn simple but in just a few words Mr. Schulz helped me become the man I am today.

The Peanuts Christmas is a classic telling the story of Charlie Brown and his internal struggle with the true meaning of Christmas and the unforgettable reading of the Christmas story

Linus with his love of the Great Pumpkin and his blanket

But why am I Joe KOOL?

As a teenager I was reading Peanuts in the paperback forms almost every day and when Snoopy put the sunglasses on and became Joe Cool to impress the ladies, well so did I.

This is a true story.  One year for Christmas my cousin gave me a deck of playing cards where the back had Joe Cool on them.   I thought it was sooooooo cool.  However I had some nephews who thought they were cool too and decided to play with them (they were about 3 years old)  they tore most of them except the 7 of hearts.

In my teenage mind I thought it was a sign!  I took that 7 of hearts playing card with Joe Cool on it and placed it in my wallet and would use it as my business card to flirt with THE LADIES. Yes I am that much of a geek!

Did it work?   Not really, I guess I wasn’t as cool and Joe Cool.

By the way several years ago the same cousin found another deck of Joe Cool cards and sent them to me for Christmas.  They are now proudly displayed along with my wife’s Snoopy collection.

But I got to say my favorite Peanuts character is Sally Brown.

Her constant pursuit of her “Sweet Baboo” always made me laugh.  When Sally sat with Linus in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin she said  “If you try to hold my hand I’ll slug you”  Makes me laugh just writing it down.

Sally had one of my favorite strips in the entire Peanuts catalog.  Well making an oral report on dinosaurs to her class she tried to start with some humor.

“MY FAVORITE DINOSAUR IS THE BRONCHITIS.  IT BECAME EXTINCT BECAUSE IT COUGHED A LOT”

That line alone has brought me so much laughter in my life.  I think I have told that joke thousands of time myself to a mixed reaction.  I love that joke.

So thank you Mr. Schulz for the years of such a simple and sweet comic strip that had some many life lessons too.

One more great line from Peanuts and Lucy Van Pelt.  I think of this almost daily when I look at social media.

        THE QUALITY OF YOUR STUPIDITY IS RISING”

On the morning show a feel good story out of Huston and naming a Salmon for your Valentine.

Stupid news- Tigers in Huston and a Birthday Celebration in Utah.

Laff lines:  Looking like my dad

    

VALENTINE’S DAY GIVE THE GIFT OF BACON ROSES

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday, a day to tell the people who mean the most to us that we love them!  Aww that’s nice!

I am happily married man!  My wife and I agreed before we got married that Valentine’s Day would not be a day we would go spend lots of money on.

But over the years I have seen a little backlash on Cupid and his arrows.  I have nothing against Valentine’s Day.  Face it I am like most men.   I don’t care about it.

Here is a something I read from Yougov.com

According to a new poll, the #1 gift GUYS want to get for Valentine’s Day this year is . . . NOTHING.

Over 500 men were asked what they want, and 41% said they don’t want anything for Valentine’s Day.  It’s possible a lot of those guys just aren’t in relationships though. 25% of women also said they don’t want anything this year.

The top five gifts women DO want to get are a card . . . candy . . . flowers . . . jewelry . . . and a massage.

The average amount of money spent 50 dollars.

The top five gifts men want are candy . . . a card . . . BOOZE . . . breakfast in bed . . . and a book.

Like I said I am not opposed to Valentines so I have thought long and hard about what I would want for Valentine’s Day.   It is a gift that almost all men would love to get (….. get your mind out of the gutter…)

BACON

Over the years friends and family have surprised me with Bacon gifts!   I even have received Bacon Roses yes they are made with real Bacon. Here is a Video on how you can make Bacon roses

Today on the morning show a story that is all about Christmas…. Yes Christmas

Stupid news:  A radio station in Alaska is giving away a dozen roses and it is making some people angry.   In California an unusual accident.

Laff lines: Being average looking

I FEEL LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS…. OR DO I ?

There is an expression “I feel like a Million bucks”.  Well over the past few weeks I feel like a buck 57!

But there is hope for me!!!!

A new study says if you want to “feel like a million bucks,” you can do it for about 99.4% less money than advertised.

The researchers found that when people spent an average of $205 on clothes and shoes, $214 on accessories, and $208 on other things like getting a haircut or makeup, they said they felt like a million bucks.

So for only 627 dollars you too can feel like a million bucks!

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE !!!!

Just pay a separate shipping and handling change and you can feel like 2 million bucks.  Average shipping and handling charge is only 627 dollars!

I guess I could use a go fund me account.  On account I am not got no money!  LOL

Maybe a trip to Vegas with that 627 dollars and go to a high end buffet and make them cringe when I hit the desert table!   That would make me feel like a million bucks

Saturday is National Pizza day:

Stupid news: A found wallet and a couple of clowns messed with the wrong Granma and Grandpa

Laff Lines; the Dentist

I AM GETTING BETTER— I HOPE

When it comes to my health nothing is simple.

Almost 20 years ago it was complications from Kidney stones.  3 years ago a Knee replacement was supposed to have a 3 day hos

NOW THE FLU!

One month ago I started feeling a little sick. OK, I can handle a little sick.  I left the station early on Friday and Saturday I was at Insta-care.  Flu like symptoms I was told and I was given meds and sent on my way.

A few days later just when I started to feel better KABLAMO. I was even sicker, all the flu like symptoms I had seemed to triple, along with headaches and fatigue.

But as they say on the late night TV commercials “WAIT THERE IS MORE) a sinus and gland infection.  Back to the Insta-care – meds -nose spray and those disgusting sinus washes.  Nothing, I was getting worse. On top of that my mouth and glands were so sore it was hard to talk.

I couldn’t even cheer during the Super bowl, I know that is a good thing since it was so boring I slept through the 1st half.  Just in time for the half time show— NOPE- I went on the WWE network to watch Halftime Heat which far more entertaining that the Super bowl halftime show.

This time I went to my regular Dr.  Who saw things the other Dr’s didn’t see.   So I think I am back on the mend—I hope?  You know with me there is always “BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE”.

 

Books can make you look smart

Stupid news: The barter system in St. Louis and New Orleans Saint Fan’s are bitter

Laff lines License plates

I’M BEING FOLLOWED BY A JOB SHADOW

The 1st day of February is here, I can’t believe January 2019 has come and gone.  I guess in part since I have spent the past 2 weeks sick have help time fly along.

Two important things are happening this weekend.  Of course the Super bowl.  Go Snacks ,and Groundhog Day.  Why is Groundhog Day so important – it’s all about the movie I love The Bill Murray movie, but I am disappointed by one thing that some TV network doesn’t take the opportunity to play the Movie 24 hours straight.  It fits the theme of the movie and think of the publicity it would generate for a channel.

Sunday’s Super bowl with the Patriots and the Rams could shape up to be a great one.  I just hope that it is.  I know people who love the Pats and people who hate the Pats.

Who could blame them with cheating allegations and deflated footballs?   There’s Tom Brady who seems to be the perfect man.  One of the great QB’S and not only his own good looks but he is married to one of the most beautiful women in the world.  Those who dislike him often site the deflated footballs, (yeah that was at the very least borderline cheating) but remember he came into the NFL unheralded and made himself into one of the greats.

Then there is Bill!  Coach Belichick- a great coach and someone who does nothing to help his public image.  He mumbles through his press conferences and has been accused of at the very least stretching the rules and at the worst out and out cheating.

I have watched several interviews with him and even a documentary where he comes off a quiet man and a man with a good sense of humor.  It is just sometimes the man cannot get out of his own way.

I really don’t have a favorite in this one – That is not meant to be a PC answer because as you know I am an equal opportunity offender.   I just want a good game a few snacks and a possible nap.

I have long been a critic of the Halftime shows at the Super bowls.  To me, most of the shows are overproduced and some have been AWFUL.

But this Sunday I will be switching to the WWE network for “Halftime Heat “for a six man tag team match streamed live on the network.  It is not the 1st time the WWE has done this in 1999 there was a WWE championship Match with the Rock Vs Mankind.

But the 1st time I remember alternative programing for the half time show was “Men on Football” featuring Performers from the Fox show “In Living Color” Fun but not for kids and in today’s PC climate I don’t think they could do it again.

Have a Great weekend and believe it or not there will be some people that will be watching the PUPPY BOWL!

Today on the morning show we had a JOB SHADOW.  Ashlyn Bair.   Ashlyn also celebrated her 14th birthday on our show today.

 

Here are some of the highlights with Ashlyn

Stupid news: A wedding update and Hell Froze over

Laff lines:   The Super bowl is too close to Valentines

 

 

GOOOOOOO SNACKS

I read recently that Super Bowl Sunday is 2nd only to Thanksgiving Day in food consumption!   Another reason to over eat YES.

Over the years the snacks for a Super bowl have been varied. One year in St. Louis I made Jambalaya and boy was it a hit.  In the 3rd quarter I glanced into the kitchen and 2 friends were talking standing over the pot eating from the pan.  Another friend kinda over did the eating and got ill.  His brain would not listen to his stomach saying “You know I can’t take that much spice.

 I made jambalaya several years in a row.

My favorite Super bowl snacks include Chicken wings, Hot dogs and Chili.  But I am not particular I just love food.

I am not sure what the snacks will be at my house this year (stupid flu) whatever my body can handle will be greatly enjoyed even if it is Pepto in one hand Diet Mt Dew in the other

GOOOOOOOOO SNACKS

 

 

  • The food website Delish analyzed Google data to figure out what Super Bowl food people in every state have been searching for the most.  Some are traditional snacks, some are WEIRD.

The most popular snack is Buffalo chicken dip . . . it’s the top Super Bowl food in eight states.

But NOT the states whose teams are IN the Super Bowl . . . they have some of the worst snacks of all.  California’s top Super Bowl food is baked chicken breasts . . . and Massachusetts’ is gluten-free pretzels.  (Say what, another reason to root for the Rams, I like baked chicken breast but gluten free pretzels??? Go Rams)

Here are the full results for every state.  (We typed them out because Delish decided to share their info in a way everyone loves: A 51-page slideshow.)

 

  • Alabama, white chicken chili . . . Alaska, nachos . . . Arizona, death by chocolate cake . . . Arkansas, chicken wings . . . California, baked chicken breasts . . . Colorado, broccoli cheese soup . . . Connecticut, Buffalo chicken dip . . .

 

  • Delaware, chocolate peanut butter cake . . . D.C., pigs in a blanket . . . Florida, cake . . . Georgia, Buffalo chicken dip . . . Hawaii, football-shaped cupcakes . . . Idaho, salad . . . Illinois, jalapeno poppers . . . Indiana, fried rice . . . Iowa, Irish stew . . .

 

  • Kansas, Buffalo chicken dip . . . Kentucky, salad . . . Louisiana, cupcakes . . . Maine, paella . . . Maryland, pizza . . . Massachusetts, gluten-free pretzels . . . Michigan, pizza . . . Minnesota, tacos . . . Mississippi, granola bars . . .

 

  • Missouri, broccoli cheese soup . . . Montana, lentil soup . . . Nebraska, pigs in a blanket . . . Nevada, vegan cheesy bacon spinach dip (huh?) . . . New Hampshire, cakes and cupcakes . . . New Jersey, Buffalo chicken dip . . .

 

 

  • New Mexico, pea and peppercorn mash . . . New York, spinach dip . . . North Carolina, cobb salad . . . North Dakota, baked nachos . . . Ohio, Buffalo chicken dip . . . Oklahoma, chicken noodle soup . . . Oregon, banana bread . . .

 

  • Pennsylvania, chicken wings . . . Rhode Island, seven-layer dip . . . South Carolina, turkey chili . . . South Dakota, cupcakes . . . Tennessee, cake . . . Texas, spinach dip . . . Utah, bacon-wrapped smokies ( Oh yeah we have a winner!!!!!!). . . Vermont, lasagna . . .

 

  • Virginia, Buffalo chicken dip . . . Washington, cake . . . West Virginia, Buffalo chicken dip . . . Wisconsin, Buffalo chicken dip . . . Wyoming, cake.

I am so proud of Utah Bacon wrapped Smokies are incredible and when you bake them but brown sugar on about half …… Desert!  TRUST A FAT MAN

GOOO SNACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

The morning show: It’s cold

Stupid news: THE NAME GAME

Laff lines Hospitals

 

BRING ON THE SUPERBOWL ——- SNACKS

I am on the road to recovery but boy what a two week time.   The flu, I thought I recovered but NOOOOOOO! And now that has morphed into a sinus infection and a VERY PAINFUL infection in the glands under my tongue.

But I am not contagious, but the flu bug has hit several in the building.  I think we need to order some hospital bedding and a nursing staff here.

But since I am on the way back to health I can finally get excited about Sunday’s Super Bowl.  I would be more excited if the refs didn’t miss crucial penalties in both the NFC and AFC title game.   I guess I will have to root for the snacks.

My 1st memory of watch football was the 2nd Super bowl game between the Packers and the Raiders.  Some friends and I were our playing when one of the boys Dads invited us in and while watching the game he would explain what was going on.  Thus I became a FOOTBALL FAN!

Here are some facts you might not know about the game it self

Tom Brady has thrown 18 touchdown passes in Super Bowls, which is by far the most in NFL history.  The only other quarterback with double-digit touchdown passes is Joe Montana, who had 11.  Brady has already played in eight Super Bowls . . . twice as many as Montana, who was in four.

The QB with the second most Super Bowl appearances is John Elway with five.

  1. No quarterback has more combined rushing yards in the Super Bowl than Joe Montana, who has 105.
  2.  Emmitt Smith is the only player in NFL history to score multiple rushing touchdowns in multiple Super Bowls, with two.  In three Super Bowl appearances, he had 11 total catches, for over 300 yards, and five rushing touchdowns for the Dallas Cowboys.
  3.  Larry Csonka, and Terrell Davis are the only running backs in Super Bowl history to rush for 100-plus yards in multiple Super Bowls.  They each did it twice.
  4. Davis is the only player in Super Bowl history to rush for three touchdowns in a single game.  He did it when the Broncos defeated the Packers, 31-24 in 1998.
  5. Jerry Rice had 589 career receiving yards in Super Bowls, the most in NFL history.  The next closest receiver is Lynn Swann with 364.  That’s 225 fewer yards than Rice.
  6. Jerry Rice is the only player in NFL history to have 100-plus receiving yards in three different Super Bowls.  Deion Branch, Antonio Freeman, John Stallworth, and Lynn Swann have done it twice.
  7. Former Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri has made the most field goals in Super Bowl history with seven.  However, the current Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski could tie or break that record this Sunday.  He has five.
  8. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday is America’s “second-largest food consumption day.”  Only Thanksgiving Day beats it.
  9. Peyton Manning is the only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams:  The Indianapolis Colts in 2007, and the Denver Broncos in 2016.
  10. Ever wonder why players shout that they’re going to Disney World after the Super Bowl?  It started back in 1987 when Phil Simms was paid $75,000 to shout “I’m going to Disney World” on the field moments after the New York Giants won.
  11. The New England Patriots are going to their 11th Super Bowl, more than any other team.  But believe it or not, they have NOT won the most.  That distinction belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have won six.  The Patriots have won five.
  12. The priciest tickets to the first Super Bowl, which was played in 1967, only cost $12. Adjusted for inflation, that’s the equivalent of about $89 today.  And even at that bargain price, the event still didn’t sell out.Tickets for this year’s Super Bowl  but they’ll cost you almost $3,000 apiece.
  1. In 1980, the Pittsburgh Steelers became the first Super Bowl-winning team to visit the White House.  They visited with Jimmy Carter in a joint ceremony with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who’d won the 1979 World Series.
  2. If you didn’t know, in odd-numbered Super Bowls, the NFC team is the designated ‘home’ team while AFC teams enjoy that honor during the even-numbered Super Bowls.  So this year, the Rams are the ‘home’ team.  Of course, the game is played at a neutral site . . . this year it’s in Atlanta.
  3. Although the Baltimore Colts beat Dallas in Super Bowl 5 in 1971, Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley was named the game’s MVP.  He’s the ONLY player in history to earn this honor as a member of the LOSING team.
  4. A new Vince Lombardi Trophy is handed out every year, and they’re made by Tiffany & Co. out of sterling silver.  Each one weighs seven pounds.

There’s never been a shutout in the Super Bowl.  The Miami Dolphins hold the record for fewest points scored in one.  In 1972, they lost to Dallas, 24-3.

  1. The 2017 Super Bowl was the first one to ever go into overtime.  That was the wild game where the Patriots came back to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.
  2. Perhaps not surprisingly, Cleveland is the ONLY current NFL city that has neither hosted a Super Bowl nor seen its own team, the Browns, make an appearance in one.
  3. From 1985 to 1997, the NFC won 13 straight Super Bowls.  During that streak, the NFC clubs outscored their AFC opponents by a cumulative score of 490-219.
  4. On San Francisco’s Super Bowl game-winning drive in 1989, Joe Montana saw a celebrity spectator . . . in mid-huddle, he nonchalantly asked his teammates, “Hey, isn’t that John Candy over there?”
  5. Despite all Brady’s accolades, he can’t beat this:  Montana not only won all four of his Super Bowl appearances, he did it without throwing a single interception in any of those games.
  6. During the 1995-1996 season, some proxy servers blocked the Super Bowl website . . . because it was Super Bowl 30, written as:  “Super Bowl XXX.”
  7. The coldest Super Bowl took place in New Orleans in 1972.  The Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins battled 39-degree temperatures.  Atlanta is being hit with a winter storm this week, but by game-time on Sunday, they’re expecting temperatures in the mid-50s.

On todays show Flu kits and its cold

Stupid news: We spend a lot on takeout food and a Family game night gets violent (are you shocked)

Laff lines Vacations