I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME

There is a song by the O’Jays with the opening lyric of “I Love Music, Any Kind Of Music” and that pretty much describes me. I don’t care what genre of music if it is done well I love it.

My musical taste run from Classical, Big Band, to Pop rock and dare I say COUNTRY MUSIC? Dare I say I enjoy some RAP AND HIP HOP!

I do consider Rap to more of a performance than music but when done well I kind of like it.

I grew up in a house that loved to sing, my sisters and I would sing along with anything.   One sister played the soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” and made the younger ones (including me) sing along.

Singing and dancing to Motown was a great way to spend an afternoon.

Over the years I have had the opportunity to go to several concerts and even at time get to introduce the acts from the stage.   The first time I did that was in Alexandria La.  It was the Oak Ridge boys and Steve Warner.

Some other favorites I had to privilege to intro from the stage are 3 Dog Night, Charlie Daniels, Steppenwolf, Garth Brooks, Styx, America and The Beach Boys.

So as you can see there are perks to my job, but no matter what I would still love my music.

There is one musical act that I love to listen to that most people don’t know about and that is the band CROW.  A couple of minor hits in the late 60’s with Cottage Cheese and “Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll”  Honestly I love the music these guys recorded but the story of how I came to know Crow is a little unusual.

My family drove to Paris TN.  To attend the wedding of my Cousin Brenda.  While there her brother Randall ( he is my cousin too I guess LOL) put in an 8 track of an album “Crow By Crow”  I spent most of the weekend listening to it over and over again.  That included Randall and I ditching the reception and driving north to Metropolis Ill to see Superman’s hometown.

Ever since that weekend Crow has been one of my favorites.  Here is a favorite of mine and if you are a Beatles fan you might remember it recorded by the fab Four.   This is “SLOW DOWN”

Today on the morning show it was TOYS AND GUACAMOLE

Stupid News: Candy makes a man lose his job and a Marriage proposal

Laff lines:  the Net gets negative

I will be back on September 24th

BRING ON THE MOVIE POPCORN

Let’s all go to the lobby and grab our self’s some overpriced snacks.

I often wonder what the profit margin is for movie popcorn. Well according to Marketplace.com it is 85%.  Yes 85%, but I don’t mind.  You go to the movies you get Popcorn and then you have them add the butter or is it. The website for Peta 2 has an article titles “Accidental Vega Movie Snacks” that say the Regal movie chains “Butter is made with coconut oil soybean betta-carotene and natural and artificial colors and flavors.

Over the years there have been groups talking about how unhealthy the movie popcorn is.  I say bring it on… I go to the movies 3 or 4 times in a year and I want that popcorn, and now to find out it is a VEGAN TREAT.  Does that make me Vegan and wait I just quoted something from Peta, yes Peta.   I wonder if that will hurt my standing with the People for the eating of tasty animals.

Over the years the movie theater chains have had to look at the business model because of technology.

DVD, BLUE RAY, DIGITAL platforms and people spending thousands on home theater systems has put pressure on the theaters and how they draw people to the theater.

The big thing a few years ago was movies in 3d which I really didn’t enjoy the few times I used the glasses.  I haven’t seen a movie in I-max yet, but there is just something about going into the theater with you bucket of Popcorn ( hopefully refillable) and a glass of soda, and maybe some movie candy and enjoying the experience of all the adds over and over then some trailers and finally the MOVIE

Usually the snacks are done and the Dolby speakers get all nice and loud and the movie itself.  Of course there are times when the jerk behind you will not shut up, or a kid keeps kicking your chair but that is part of the experience I guess.  That is why I only go to the movies during matinees. And make sure my wife and I are part of a small amount of people who are likeminded.  Being there for the POPCORN!!

This blog was inspired by an article I read today that said Samuel L .Jackson is the Top – Grossing Actor of all time , now that doesn’t mean he is the highest paid but that his movies make bank.   Think of all the Marvel movies he has been in.

Now let me just say this, Jackson is so good  as Nick Fury but man in the Star Wars movies he was just as bad.

Here is a list of highest grossing actors and there top movies

Samuel L. Jackson, $5.753 billion.

Highest-Grossing Film:  “The Avengers”, $623.4 million.

  1. Harrison Ford, $4.963 billion.

Highest-Grossing Film:  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, $936.7 million.

  1. Robert Downey Jr., $4.960 billion.

Highest-Grossing Film:  “Avengers: Infinity War”, $678.8 million.

  1. Tom Hanks, $4.605 billion.

Highest-Grossing Film:  “Toy Story 3”, $415 million.

  1. Morgan Freeman, $4.522 billion.

Highest-Grossing Film:  “The Dark Knight”, $534.9 million.

So who is your favorite actor? For me the answer is Denzel Washington. That man can act!

Here is one of my favorite movie clips of all time it is from” Crimson Tide” with Gene Hackman.  Warning this clip has some harsh lounge.

 

Excuse men, I need to get that refill on the Popcorn

Today on the morning show a feel good story that will inspire you.

Stupid news:  a political protest that is just dumb. Along with ‘DON’T STOIP BELIEVING”

Laff lines: Popeye

 

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS

I am going to show my age with this statement “SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE”

Yes you can still find some Saturday morning cartoons but (use old man voice) “When I was a kid we lived for those Saturday morning shows”

My first memories of Saturday morning shows is “The Adventures of Superman”  No it wasn’t a Cartoon but it came on at 6:30am and without the aid of an alarm I would wake up just in time on Saturday’s to watch the adventures of the Man of Steel.  Yes Bullets would bounce off his chest but he would duck when the bad guy threw the gun at him.

Other favorites were the Bugs Bunny cartoons voiced by Mel Blanc who by the way shares his birthday with me.

Super hero cartoons ruled the day for me.  The Super friends were great.  If it wasn’t the friends it was The Fantastic Four and Spiderman or Space ghost.  I even got into the parody super hero shows.  Mighty Mouse, Underdog and my favorites of the sillier super hero shows.  Captain Cave Man and Hong Kong Fluey.   I miss those shows.

Even though I love music the shows that were based on musical acts just didn’t do much for me.  The Beatles the Jackson 5 shows were watchable for me but were not among the favorites.

The was one exception, kind of.   The Archie’s were a cartoon show that led to forming a band and having the #1 song in 1969 Sugar Sugar.  The Archie’s were just one man.  Ron Dante was the lead vocalist.  Not a name that everyone remembers but he also had other hits just not under his name.  He was member of The Detergents who had a novelty hit with Leader of the Laundry man, and Ron Sang lead on the Cufflinks hit Tracy.

By the way the song Sugar Sugar was written by Andy Kim who had solo hits with Baby I love you and Rock me gently.

A big shout out must go to The Banana Splits which was a live action and cartoon show that I really loved.

But one show on Saturday mornings that always made me laugh was the show Lancelot Link Secret chimp.   The spy show parody featured the efforts to stop the evil leaders of C.H.U.M.P.  (The Criminal Headquarters for the Underworlds Master Plan)  Our hero worked with A.P.E. (The Agency to Prevent Evil).

The show was so much fun that a few years ago I showed some shows to some kids and they loved it.

There was even a rock band on the show called The Evolution Revolution.  I had even found the album in a cut out bin and paid a buck for it and it was great.

A few weeks ago I even found this

I could go on and on about Saturday morning cartoons but I must admit the kids today have cartoons every day thanks to the Disney channel, Boomerang, the Cartoon network and I must admit I will watch some of the shows, well a lot of the shows today.

So now that we have talked he old school Saturday morning cartoons it is time for me to go to the Hall of Justice and join up with A.P.E. and as I leave I say ‘UP UP AND AWAY”

Today on the morning show President Trump, National Video Game day

Stupid news: Vending machines. Looking for love and a Meat thief:

LAFF LINES:  Giving to Good Will

9-11 DID WE LEARN FROM IT? I AM NOT SO SURE

 

It was 17 years ago I was doing my radio show on The Country Giant when a phone call came in about an aircraft that had hit one of the towers at the World Trade Center and I like many of you thought oh what a tragedy what a horrific accident.   We were wrong, at 9:03 am Eastern Time a second plane hit the other tower and we knew then that America and our way of life would never be the same again, we watched and prayed as new of two other suicide flights crashed at the Pentagon and in the woods of Pennsylvania.

I knew while all this was happening that my sister and nephew were in New York City for a medical study on a genetic disease that runs in my family.  Were they safe were they near the towers?  It turns out they were in a nearby hospital that was evacuated to be able to care for victims of the cowards who didn’t even have the guts to remain alive for their cause.

When you work in the media you have certain obligations to the public so despite my anguish I had to gather my co-workers around and tell them to get to work and get information on a local scale on this World wide event.

It took my sister and nephew several hours to be able to get phone service to let us know they were alright and well.   Over the years I have spoken too many of you that have similar stories.  Sadly enough we had people from Cache Valley and Northern Utah lose their life that day.  As I write this blog post the emotions of that day are flooding back as my eyes tear up at those memories.

I had a vacation planned and was ready to cancel but President Bush asked Americans to get back to life and do what we had planned.   Teresa and I felt a little strange walking along the Colorado River as a Military Helicopter flew on patrol not so high above us with guns at the ready.

We also visited Las Vegas at this time under heighten security with security checking under our car for bombs.  One image is burned in my memory as we visited New York New York on the strip with the replica of the Statue of Liberty viewing area full of flowers and signs all about the events of 9-11.

We as Americans banded together, Democrats and Republicans, people of all colors, religions, ethnic backgrounds spent time grieving and praying together United.

If I could go back in time and bring that feeling of unity back with me I would.  Instead of banding together to face the problems we face as a people we seem to be taking to social media to express our outrage that not everyone on this planet thinks the way we do.  I have said it before, we in this country are losing the right to disagree with others for fear of becoming a social outcast and accused of being something we are not.   I know because it has happened to me.  I won’t get into all the details I have been called all kinds of name and accused of all kinds of horrific things I am not.  Just because I have a different opinion on a matter that another person.

Have we not learned anything from this date 17 years ago?   The lesson that was being taught was that we need to celebrate what we have in common and have tolerance for the things that make us different.  I really hope that the current state of social upheaval could take a look back on the unity we had as a nation just a few short years ago.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Today on the morning show in Utah we are happy and new anchors play the name game

Stupid news:  Two marriage proposals

Laff lines:  Adult coloring books

 

 

 

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE I WILL NEVER FORGET AND A FEW DUH’S

Attempt number 2.   I will explain at the end of the blog

Today I would like to tell you about a great experience I had this past weekend.  A Friend had asked if I would lend my voice at a balloon launch for the “Share Parents” group here in northern Utah.

Share Parents is a support group for parents who have lost children and it was both and honor and privilege to read the names of their lost love ones and watch the balloons as they soared into a beautiful Cache valley Saturday afternoon with just enough dark clouds to provide a backdrop for the balloon as they soared to the heavens.

I admit I got emotional as I watch families remember some with tears.  Then there was a beautiful little girl who jumped up and down with excitement watching here balloon lift to the sky

Afterwards it was pizza and prizes with the families.  As I announced the prizes excitement and laughter filled the air as some people won multiple times.   Including one little girl who won 4 hair ribbons which she wore proudly – all four of them at one time.  Priceless.

Then afterwards clean up began and one little boy came up to me to show off the prize he won and didn’t win.  He proclaimed that he had traded the prize he won with another boys who was just walking by.  A few seconds later I overheard one of the little boys say “Wanna be friends.”  Another priceless moment.

It truly was a something I hope to share with this group for years to come.

Over the weekend I learned of the death of Bill Daley.  Most people remember Bill from his role on “I Dream of Jeanie” I met Bill at Comic con a few years ago.  He was sitting in some seat while Barbra Eden was being interviewed by “Big Buddha on Fox 13” I was watching Buddha do his thing when I notice Bill.  I said Hi to him and told him how much I enjoyed his work on Jeanie and also on “Newhart” he invited me to sit with him and after just talking I interviewed him.   This is the interview I had with a very nice man who provided me with countless smiles and laughter over the years.

The weekend was also one of a few Duh’s which will explain the second attempt.

Sunday morning I was getting ready for the day and could not find one of the socks.  My wife pointed out the sock which was right next to my foot. “Well Duh”

This morning as I was getting ready to come to the station I put on an amount of toothpaste on my brush placed it on the counter top and as I left the bathroom I noticed the toothbrush right there where I left it unused.  (Yes I used it when I noticed it) “Well Duh the Sequel”

Just a few minutes ago as I was writing this blog I was getting ready to use the spell check, hit the wrong command and the program crashed and lost my 1st attempt ( We’ll Duh three , the spell check from ****)

Today on the morning show we talked men’s fashion, Pumpkin Spice and dangerous Pizza

Stupid News:  Is that a candle or are you just happy to see me and a cookie Fire

Laff Lines: being on a plane

GRANDPARENTS DAY IS SUNDAY! MEMORIES OF MY GRANDMA

Sunday is national Grandparents Day!  Another opportunity to say thanks to those people who helped shape our lives.   I am always amazed to see how a little child will be so willing to snuggle up to an elderly Grandparent or Great Grandparent.

I only knew one of my Grandparents. My Grandma DE Hart.  But oh what a great Grandma she was to me.   She lived in Paris TN and we lived in Memphis so we only got to see her on weekend trips a few times a year.   She would always make sure that each of us had something special waiting for us when we came in.  Mine was a Chocolate Cake! MMMMM I loved my Grandma

Later in life I had the honor to live with her when I worked in Paris Tn.  Well to be technical I lived with my Aunt Chris and Uncle Brent and we stayed with them.

Every morning I would leave to go to work about 5am, Grandma usually was still asleep, but I worked a split shift and I would come home about 8:30 and my Grandma would be awake and she would always tell me “Sit down her and I am going to make you a big breakfast” To this day when I go to a restaurant for a big breakfast!  I loved my grandma

My little Grandma was born in the sticks of TN and had never left the states until my Mom and Grandma traveled to Hawaii to see my sister and her new baby.   At the airport Grandma got tripped up on the escalator and everyone thought she would get upset and not want to get on the plane.  But she hoped up and was ready to go!

Later in her life that trip became a way we could communicate with Grandma when she was in a nursing home battling Parkinson’s.  If you got her vacation photos out she seemed to be a little bit more with us.  I know that brought a lot of comfort to my Mom and sisters who visited her in the nursing facility every day.   I lived in Idaho at the time, so getting to see her was limited but when I was in Memphis I wanted to see Grandma.

She went back to heaven when I was in Arkansas and the trip to go home was full of tears and memories.  After the funeral all the cousins got together and spent a few hours sharing memories and laughs.  I think I wrote in a previous blog that after everyone had left the restaurant, I was hanging back to make sure the wait staff received a proper tip and this little waitress came up to me and said “ It is sure nice to serve such happy people”  My response was an insert foot in mouth moment.  I said “We just buried our grandmother” I felt horrible so I had to apologize to the waitress and tell her that my Grandma would have loved to be there with us and I think she was.

So this Sunday take a few minutes and remember you’re Grandparents and if you are a Grandparent Happy Grandparent day.

I think on Sunday I will have a “Big Breakfast”

Today we remembered Burt Reynolds and really old Cheese

Stupid News had an ax, Taser and sleeping student

Laff lines- Fighting with your spouse

IS FACEBOOK IN TROUBLE AND WHY

 

As I was getting ready to come into the station today I was reading an article about Facebook.  The article from the Pew research group says that a large number of people are taking a break or has deleted Facebook out of there live.   They give three reasons

Conservatives think Facebook is going too far to censor them, while Liberals think it is not going far enough.

Young people don’t think Facebook is KOOL anymore.

People believe that Facebook is exploding everyone and sell our data to anyone who wants it.

Well PEW you missed a glaring reason why Facebook numbers are falling and that reason is US!

Yes we have to take blame for what is happening with Facebook and other social media because we can’t keep using Facebook to advance their personal agendas.  Not only that we have a lot of false courage when we sit behind a keyboard and will respond to a post or an opinion that differs from your view and your response is sometime crude rude cruel and vulgar.  Not everyone does this but you know exactly what I mean.

Especially when it comes to politics and political post.  If you lean right or if you lean left you are part of the problem, but you can be part of the solution too.  The right of Free Speech carries with it a huge obligation.  That obligation is to be civil in your post.  The written word is powerful but sometimes can be misinterpreted by the reader. 

You might remember a recent blog where I touched on this.  I had made a post about an actor is very liberal in his political views and I am more conservative.  The post was supposed to be about his personal life which I have no respect for.  However a liberal friend found a different meaning to my post than what I had intended and suddenly my post became a political shouting match and hurt feelings and bruised egos.

In today’s news cycle the big story involves a former NFL Quarterback and a shoe company and as I scan my Facebook page I read some not all of the post and comments that are hateful and rude.   LET ME POINT THIS OUT NOW.   I SEE IT ON THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE AND THE LIBERAL SIDE.

On this issue I take no side.  I have never owned a swoosh, can’t afford to buy a swoosh.  I don’t like the looks of the swoosh so even if I could afford a swoosh I probably wouldn’t buy a swoosh.  But if you choose to buy or not buy a swoosh I really don’t give a swoosh.  Do what you want.

I just want Facebook to get back to what it should be.  A platform for friends to keep in touch with each other. To send pictures of food, babies along with dogs and cats. 

So today I have a challenge for the computer gurus at Facebook give us to post with an * this post might be considered offensive to some people.  If you are sensitive to this just don’t read it”

 

Today on the show did you know the Chocolate chip cookies are addictive?  Jeff Foxworthy discusses politics and dog poop,

 

Stupid news:  Get a belt, an act of love and an electric fence.

 

Laff lines on the 1st day of the NFL season has Frank Calendo on Football

 

I COLLECT POUNDS!

What do you collect?

Most people have a collection of something that means a lot to them.  I know people who collect lots of different items some are unique, like a girl who loved to collected sticks— yep sticks, and she would even put her name on them.  Hey she likes sticks and to me that is KOOL because she thinks it’s KOOL.

Other items that people collect  are coins, stamps, movies, stuffed animals ,video games, books , cd’s , rocks , dolls, you get the picture.  It is fun to collect stuff!

In the past I have collected dust bunnies and lots and lots of extra pounds around my waist.   Getting those extra pounds were fun too.

I guess I am in my 2nd childhood or maybe I never grew up.  I collect comic books!  Now before you say WOW those can be worth a lot of money.  Think again, the collectors market for comics is soft and I have very few comics worth more than a couple of bucks.  And I read most of them too.

I also collect Super Hero action figures or dolls (yeah I have 3 Barbie’s, Star Trek Barbie and Ken and a Batgirl Barbie too.

When I was very young G.I. Joe figures came out and my Mother asked me if I would like to have G.I. Joe figures for Christmas?  I told her “NO.  BOYS DON’T PLAY WITH DOLLS” Yep even then I was 2 fries short of a Happy Meal.

So why do I collect? The thrill of the hunt.   There is something very satisfying about the hunt,  whether you go to thrift stores, antique stores, yard sales, flea markets ( we need a good flea market in Logan) or if you shop on line to collect.  The thrill of finding something that you have been looking to add to you collection is a kick in the pants.

I know there are people out there who think some collections are silly but I do not agree.  Collect what you love.  Collect what you are interested in no collection is silly they are just KOOL!

Excuse me I need to collect a few more pounds around my middle!

 

Today on the morning show  we talked wonkie veggies, V.I.P  and new words.

 

Stupid news Donuts, Swimming and Bougie

Laff lines: Vacations

 

 

 

I WANTED TO BE LATE

I have a confession to make.  I woke this morning and I was thinking “I wonder what would happen if I was late?”

But the thought of being late is not one I enjoy.  I HATE BEING LATE.

But I have been late before.  Usual stuff, forgot to set my alarm.  Turned off the alarm and fell back asleep. Lost my keys.  Lost my wallet.  Got into a wreck at 4 am in the morning.

Yes, that did happen to me.  I was working in Troy Mo. and it was the 1st day the radio station was to be on the air.  I leave my place at 4am.  As luck would have had it we had a pretty bad ice storm and the roads were slick and my place was off a dirt road.  I am being careful and hit a large dip in the road and my truck didn’t make it up the incline, as I slid backwards into a ditch I knew I was in trouble.  I put on the flashers and stepped out of the truck took one look said a few choice words, well several.  Then karma hit.  I slipped on the ice and BAM I heard every vertebra in my back crack.

As I lay there on the cold ice hoping another car would not come by before I could get up, I knew I was going to be late and on the 1st day of the radio station.  More choice words were uttered at the thought of being late.

I slowly found a way to crawl over to my truck and somehow pulled myself up and stood just knowing that I was going to fall again but I didn’t!  Off on foot on the ice covered road back to the place I was staying about a mile away all the while a few more not a bunch of choice words.  Yes the expletives where flying!

I got back to my place called my boss 1st and told him what happened and that I was ok.  But that was not the end of that story.  6 months later a co-worker was trying to cover his own #%@ told a complete total lie about me.  The boss calls me into his office and started to chew me out and during our conversation out of nowhere he say’s “You were late our 1st day on the air” Wow, really you bring this up 6 months later.
But in a strange twist of me being late brought me here to KOOL 103.9.   I decided because of that incident and a couple of others that I could not trust the man who was my boss and I quit.  A few weeks later I was in Utah and on my 1st day here I met my wife Teresa.  Then a few months later I went on the air here in Logan Utah.  That was over 23 years ago.  So I guess I was really glad I was late that day!

Here are a few funny excuses for being late from a website advancesystemsinc.com

“My car’s radio was broken and I can’t drive without my music.”

“I heard it was supposed to snow.”

“I was driving past a school and I saw a sign that said ‘Slow Children at Play’ so I slowed down because it’s the law.”

“I stayed up late watching a scary movie and then this morning I overslept because I forgot to set the alarm clock.”

“It’s okay. I was early yesterday so it evens out.”

“All of my clothes were dirty so I had to do a load of laundry first.”

“My dog stole my dentures from my bedside table and I had to chase him all around the neighborhood.”

“There was a free giveaway promotion at Starbucks and the line was really long.”

“I thought I was being followed but it turned out to be a debt collector.”

Today on the morning show a study on speed, and some really dumb crooks.

Stupid news: A crook steals from the wrong farm and the Weather forecast made a bad forecast.

Laff lines: School Fundraisers

THIS SUMMER HAS FLOWN BY

We celebrate workers this weekend.  The people who make our nation great.  Labor Day has morphed into the last 3 day weekend of the summer and unofficial beginning of fall.  But as we celebrate our jobs (and most importantly our paychecks)

One of my favorite things I get to do every morning is to go to the keyboard and write Dave’s blog.  I enjoy the lighter side of life but occasionally I get a little serious.  But hey it’s a holiday and let’s look back of some moments from my blog.

Binge watching and eating

I talk of binge eating one type of food and you want to eat all the time.   Right now for me it is Hot Dogs!  Yes, hot dogs I find myself craving hot dogs every day but I try to resist.  I know some people are going Yuk, but I love a good dog.

Most of the food I binge is not good for me!   You can tell it just by looking at me.   Over the past few years, I would binge on Cheetos’s, Bugles, Snickers and Little Debbie Snack cakes (that harlot tempts me every day)

My favorite binge worthy good for you food is (drum roll please)   CABBAGE.  Just about any way it can be prepared I like it, boiled, raw, stir-fry, Cole slaw, kraut,  If it is cabbage…….. Pile it on!

I already know what I am having for lunch.   A big bowl of Cole slaw, with my special sauce.  I will add some sort of meat, and devour.  But since I am not home I better run to the store and get some Cheetos’s and Little Debbie Snack cakes.

MEMORIES OF FRED

I miss Fred!   Fred was the 1st car I ever owned.  It was a 69 Pontiac Le Mans.  It was SWEET!  I and Fred or Fred and I had great times together.

Why did I name my car Fred?  “Smokey and the Bandit” Yep the movie.   Shortly after I bought my car I went on a date to see the film and the name Fred just hit me.  My car was Fred!

I loved that car and like most I wish I still had Fred but our relationship went sour when I was as the song say’s “Tempted by the fruit of another” a 72 ford which I got for a screaming deal.   But I had a dilemma on my hands.  What was this cars name?  Junior!   He was Fred Jr.  My 2nd car Jr. was his name.

Then one horrible day I had a double date, my date was a great girl and I think I had fun on the date.  But like I said, I was having a bad day and probably it probably wasn’t a good date for the lady.

After dropping off our dates my friend and I were on our way.  I started up Jr. shifted into reverse and the entire gear shift lever came off!    I remember saying “What the _______    Oh the language that came from my mouth.  My friend thought I was having a breakdown and was actually worried about me.   He shouldn’t have worried because having the gear shift come off in my hand was just what I needed!  A bad day ended in laughter.   Thanks Jr.

I needed a car to replace JR.   That car was another Le Mans I think a 78, nice care, red with a white vinyl roof and white interior.   That car was not a Fred or a Jr.  I named it Fredrick!  A great car but one problem.  One day I was at work when the county sheriff came in for an interview with the news department and then he hung around for a purpose.

He asked who owned the red Le Mans.  I sheepishly raised my hand and asked if there was a problem?  His answer, “Not really, but that car is the same kind of car that was driven by the biggest drug dealer in Blackfoot Idaho” What a cowinky dinky.

Now the tale of TWO DAVE’s

My weekend started off normal enough, my wife and I went to celebrate a Birthday with a good friend.

Saturday morning I went out looking for Yard sales but didn’t buy anything.   However I did notice one sale who did the signs right   BIG OLD LETTERS, no address but a BIG BOLD ARROW.  These made it so easy to find the sale.  Good job.

Sunday morning came and so did the second Dave of the weekend.    The sick Dave.

I had told my wife that my stomach was feeling kind of strange but didn’t think it was a big deal.  Two am on Sunday morning I found out different.  I was one sick pup.  Of course being a man I thought I could tough it out.  WRONG AGAIN.

I had to cancel plans for the rest of the day and stay close to home —– IFFIN YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

I was hopeful of feeling a lot better this morning.   I would say the improvement is noticeable but not by much.  I am here because I am one who very rarely would call in sick.    Work happens!

GREAT MOVIE HORRIBLE DATE

Knowledge is good.   That is the quote on the plague of the founder on Faber College in the classic movie “Animal House’

Saturday July 28th is the 40th anniversary of this classic comedy.  I have seen the movies countless times in the past 40 years and yes it make me laugh every time.  I must say that I related to the Delta house guys, (without all the drinking).

The movie which has brought me so much laughter over the years also brings back one painful memory.  THE WORST DATE OF MY LIFE.

I was not married at the time and had been out on a couple of double dates with a good friend of mine with a couple ladies. On one of the dates Tim and I mentioned how we had went to go see “Animal House” and how funny it was.   Brenda the woman I was seeing asked if we would take her and her roommate to go see the film the next weekend.

RED FLAGG ALERT. RED FLAG ALERT.

I did not think this was a good idea since the movie was crude and rude and well crude.   I expressed my concerns about whether they would enjoy the movie as much as Tim and I would and suggested we go see another movie.   However, Brenda insisted and the next Friday evening we drove into Idaho Falls to see “Animal House”   What a disaster.

Brenda and her roommate had had a fight earlier in the day and were both in bad moods.  Brenda never smiled on the drive to I.F.   During the movie, smart ___ comments were being made and I asked if she wanted to leave, which lead to a snappy NO.

The show was over and we stopped at a fast food joint to grab something.   Hoping to salvage the evening I started joking around and said something that set Brenda off and she stormed off and locked herself in the women’s bathroom. (I honestly don’t know what I said, but it was the wrong thing to say)  I spent the next 15 minutes talking to a door trying to get her out.  She screamed at me to just leave and she would find a way back to Rexburg.

There was no way I was going to do that, so I continued to get her out of the women’s room, which was finally successful.    But wait it gets worse.

One the drive back Brenda and her roommate start to argue again but that quickly turned around to I’m sorry and things were back on a good ground.   But wait it gets worse.

The two ladies started to try to tickle each other and are play fighting while I am driving which was making me angry.   But wait it gets worse, all of the sudden the girl from the back seat pulls Brenda’s shirt off.

Now I am a red blooded American male and the thoughts of having a near naked woman in my car would normally be OK.  But wait it gets worse.  Brenda starts screaming at me to not look at her and calling me all kinds of names.  But wait it gets worse.   I had enough, I pulled over and told the girls that if they didn’t want to walk the final 10 miles home to knock it off.

I was seriously thinking of kicking them out of my car, but I knew that I couldn’t do that.  I am not that kind of guy.  But I got my point across and the next 10 miles were spent in silence.

We pulled into the apartment complex where the girls lived and I stopped the car and said “Well you are home, see ya soon” Brenda said “Aren’t you going to walk us to our door” ARE YOU KIDDING ME, THEY WERE LUCKY THAT I DIDN’T DO A ROLLING STOP.   I told Brenda that I didn’t think I wanted to and that I was done.  She started crying and calling me names and got out.    I will say this I did watch to make sure they got into their apartment.   I never saw Brenda again.

So that is my tale of the worst date I ever had at one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.  If I would have known the date would have ended that way I never would have gone.  So you see KNOWLEDGE IS GOOD!

ICE CREAM

Ice Cream and me we go way back.  If it was cold and made with milk I wanted some and more.   I mean have you ever had ice cream then said “NO THANK YOU” I am not talking the exotic ice cream made with some strange unknown substance. I am talking the staple ice cream like this top 10 list of our favorites

Chocolate, Vanilla, Butter pecan, Cookies and cream,Mint chocolate chip, Chocolate chip cookie dough,

Strawberry, Pistachio, Rocky road, Chocolate chip, 4%.

Did you notice that Spumoni didn’t make the top, there is a reason IT JUST ISN’T GOOD!

I have a cousin who loves it but not me.   Are you sure we are related, should we take a DNA/

My 1st and only experience was back in the day when a friend brought some of that concoction to my home and after about 2 spoonful’s the rest sat in my freezer for longer than I would like to admit.

SPAMONI IS THE FRUIT CAKE OF ICE CREAM! BUT I KIND OF LIKE FRUIT CAKE

Well I have got to go, got a busy weekend planned ahead of me —-OR DO I?  I think I have a half a gallon of

GETTING PAID

Believe it or not there are people who think they get paid too much at their job!  SAYYYYY WHHHHHHAAAATTTT!

A website Roberthalh.com did a survey where they claim that 5% of us think we are overpaid for the jobs they do.

To those who think they are overpaid, send that my way.  I quote the founder of Motown Records Barry Gordy Jr when he wrote the song “MONEY”.  One of the lyric lines says “Your love gives me such a thrill, but your love it don’t pay my bills!  I want money that’s what I want”

As you know I love my job but you know what, if the man behind the desk said “Dave have a raise” I would take it.   That is me just being honest.   I get paid to do what I do and I love what I do but who couldn’t use a little extra?

I am no financial wiz but I found out that we need to manage our money better.  There are so many people out there who are in terrible debt.  Money is just too easy to spend.  That Credit card is there with its little voice saying “USE ME, USE ME” I have done it and dang that money is expensive!

From a website called Goodfinancialcents.com

Here are some funny quotes about money

“Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.” – Helen Gurley Brown

““It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white… the only color that really matters is green.” – Family Guy

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” – Earl Wilson

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. ~J. Paul Getty

We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules. ~Buzzie Bavasi

If inflation continues to soar, you’re going to have to work like a dog just to live like one. ~George Gobel

 

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.” -Jackie Mason

When people ask me if I have any spare change, I tell them I have it at home in my spare wallet.”-Nick Arnette

“Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won’t be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.” -Henny Youngman

I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died” — Malcolm Forbes

If you’re given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal.” — Katherine Hepburn

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his son to college.” — Bill Vaughn

At Christmas time Money is the perfect gift.  I is always the right color and right size.

Money is the root of all evil!  I need deeper roots

My mom lied to me

Like most kids I was a picky eater and that drove my Mom bonkers.   She would say, “You are just like your Dad, a meat and potatoes man”.   Yep I basically would only eat meat and potatoes along with bread as a young kid.   But my Mom was a tricky woman.  MOM LIED TO ME!

I remember when she put something on my plate and said they were little potatoes.   I gobbled them up and YUM!   Those tasty little morsels were on my plate quite often after that.   But wait!   THOSE AREN’T POTATOES!  They were Hominy.  I had to look it up today to find out what Hominy is.  According to my Google search Hominy is a food produced from dried maize kernels that have treated with an alkali, in a process called nixtamalzation.   In other words I still don’t know what it is but I know you can buy it and because of the lie my Mom told me it opened the door to eating veggies.   Except Brussel Sprouts they still suck!

When I graduated from high school I left for more education and potatoes in Rexburg Idaho.  I lived in the dorms and ate my foods at the cafeteria where we had potatoes every meal.  Idaho potatoes every meal, who would have thunk it!

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My nickname(s)

A nickname is usually a name that you are known by only to close friends and family.

So me I am David (Dave), Buford a nickname I picked up in college most of my close friends and my wife calls me Buford.  Earl, one of my sisters calls me David Earl what a pearl.  Why?  I have no idea.  Radio Guy, a name I used on the air in Montgomery city Missouri and Doctor of Rock, another radio name and Denton my family name.

I love the scene in Animal house where the Delta House pledges get there nicknames.  Flounder and Pinto of course there were others day, Boone, D-Day and Bluto.

There are great nicknames I met a guy last week with the nickname Bruno.  Friends I have are called Bear, Shultz, and Grunyon.

In family’s you have Mom,  Dad , Mommy, Daddy, Ma, Pa  Grandmother, Grandma, Grandfather, Granddad, ME Maw, Papaw,  these are endless.  Of course Grandparents give nickname too like MOONPIE

Spouses have nicknames of endearment.  I call my wife T-Girl and we call each other Smoopie (we watch a lot of Seinfeld).   Spouses call each other names like Dear, Honey, Snuggle Bunny, and of course Godzilla, (they might not be married long after using that one)

So what is in a nickname, I think a lot of fun and can really show how much you know and love someone.

THANKS

 

I started the Dave’s blog in the spring and have had a blast writing it.  Sometime a little writers block hits and I struggle but it gives me the opportunity share a little bit more of my warped mind.  I do truly try to find some humor is most situation, if I didn’t I might go bonkers and life wouldn’t be near as much fun.

Thanks again for the comments and for listening to KOOL

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