It could be if  you believe this new poll  which  shows the Monday after the Super Bowl is the hardest of the year because everyone’s exhausted . . . bloated . . . and possibly hungover.

This survey found 44% of us think it should be a PAID HOLIDAY.   I really don’t know what to think of that!  I know in the past I have been to Super bowl parties that ended late and I had a 2 hour drive to my home but that was my fault and I went to work , no hangover but boy I was kind of bloated ( I love eating)

The poll went on to find out 52% of us have used a vacation day before, to get today day off.  And 39% of us have used a sick day. (Can’t say I find a whole lot wrong with that)

41% of us expect to be less productive today.  41% also plan on being late to work.  And 38% of us will drink more coffee than normal.

Which isn’t TOO unusual, since on any given Monday, we’re more likely to show up late . . . drink a ton of coffee . . . leave work early . . . and zone out in meetings.

That said, about 40% of people said they might be MORE productive today.  Possibly because so many people call in sick, so there aren’t as many distractions.

So the NFL season is over but football returns Saturday with the XFL!!!

Today the morning show was a wild one with school and snowstorm information

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A little good news a little bad news today.

First the good news:  I went to see the neck surgeon yesterday and was told that the healing process is going great and that I would not have to be in my neck brace 24-7 and that I could wean off the brace taking it off for an hour one day and increase that time every day.

I was also told it was ok for me to drive again, but only short distances.  Since I live about 2 miles from the station it is a big relief to say I fired my chauffer!  My wife Teresa has spent to last month and a half driving me to and from KOOL 1039, and driving me to various appointments.  I can’t tell her thank you enough!!!  I married up!

Now the not so good news.  There is a lot of illness in my family right now.  Teresa is still home sick with the flu and I spent most of Thursday with a family member escorting her from one Dr to labs and x-rays.  Found out she has pneumonia but hopefully meds take hold and both will be well soon.

I must admit I am physically and mentally exhausted.  When I got home last night I got something for Teresa and me to eat and hit the sack about 6:45 yeah that early.  Stick a fork in my butt I am done.  I am almost asleep when two friends called to check up on us and another friend shows up to drop something off.  I am grateful for the friendship but I then locked the door turned off the lights and visited snore city!

Alarm goes off at 4:15 am and here I am foggy eyed and a not so bushy tail.  But I will tell you a secret…. I enjoy what I do so much that I woke up a little and my tail became bushy.

Now that my day is almost done the adrenaline dump is happening.   I will go take a nap to rest up for Sunday

Go Chiefs and don’t forget the snacks

So  you are not a football fan and Super bowl Sunday does nothing for you.  But what will you do while everyone else is watching the Chiefs and the 49’rs play for the NFL championship.

KOOL to the rescue!!!  Starting at 3pm on Sunday afternoon it the American Top 40.

On TV for those who prefer furry friends to football friends. The Puppy bowl is on Animal planet.  The Kitten Bowl VII is on the Hallmark.

There is a Sex and the City” Marathon on E!

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” Marathon on Bravo

“The Bachelor” on ABC/Hulu

Breaking Bad” Marathon (AMC)

For those still reeling from the news that “Better Call Saul” is coming to an end, AMC will be airing the original sensation all day long.

“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” BBC America

There is a marathon of “The Office” on Comedy Central)

“”Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on Freeform

But remember you don’t have to watch the Super bowl to have Super bowl Snacks


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Today could bring a celebration at my house, or it could mean more frustration.

Today I go to see the Doctor who performed surgery on my neck on December 18th.  Since that time, I have been in a neck brace and have had some restrictions placed on what I can and can’t do like driving.

My wife Teresa has been my personal driver and has been getting up at 4;30 am to drive me to the station.   If the Dr. okays it and I am hopeful the neck brace will be removed and with that being able to get behind the wheel and drive.

I have had lots of reactions from people who have seen me with the neck brace on.   Kids are the best!  One day at a local store a mom and three little ones were shopping and as I walked by two of the kids waved and said “HI”.  Then one of the girls asked” What’s that?”

I explained what had happened and the little girl looked confused.  That is when mom did what any good mom would do, she said “HE HAS AND OUWEE “

Then in the past 24 hours I have had to explain my ouwee a few times.  I had to take my wife Teresa to Instacare and while she sat in the lobby and I stood in line to check her in the lady behind the desk looked up and said, “Do you need a wheelchair?”  I explained the situation that my wife was ill and needed a Doctor.

Less that 12 hours later I was back in the Instacare with another family member who was ill and had to explain again that I was not a patient.

So today I go see two Doctors one with a sick family member and later my Doctor who hopefully will say it is OK to remove that neck brace.

I won’t miss it, but I will miss explaining my OUWEE



Today on the morning show we learned about a MEAT PATCH and Superbowl snacks .












We say a little bit of that on Monday.   I was waiting for my wife to pick me up, and standing in the parking lot enjoying a cool day with a lot of sunshine so I did what you want to do in winter… I stood with my eyes closed facing the sunshine and soaked it in and it’s felt great.   Then one hour later it was cloudy cold and snowing.   MAKE UP YOUR MIND!

I really enjoy winter until about this time of the year I am ready for it to be spring.  I want some sunshine and warmer weather.

A new survey asked people to name the worst things about the winter, and here are the top 10 . . .

  1. Getting covered in snow and freezing rain on the way to work.
  2. Having an umbrella break during a heavy rainstorm.
  3. Dark mornings.
  4. Never seeing daylight.
  5. Stepping into puddles.
  6. Icy sidewalks.
  7. Colds and the flu.
  8. Black ice.
  9. Runny noses.
  10. The wind chill.

But I have good news we are turning the corner. a couple of sure sings spring really isn’t too far away ,  On TV we are starting to see commercials for the Master Golf tournament  April 9th and the Daytona 500 February 16th   and in Major Lesage Baseball pitchers and catchers start reporting for Spring training Feb 12th!

But there is frustration during that time too.  Spring in Cache  valley and Northern Utah it snows in Feb March April and May.   So we have plenty of time to complain about the wither


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I have always struggled with saving money, my mom used to say ‘Dave, is that money burning a hole in your pocket” YES MOM, IT IS!   

Like most of us money was tight when I was growing up we simply did not have much.  My mother had 5 kids to support after my father died and frankly looking back I don’t know how she did it.   We didn’t want, but we didn’t have a lot either.  The only vacations we went on were weekend trips to Paris!      Not that Paris.   Not Paris Idaho or Paris Texas either.  It was Paris Tennessee.  A short drive from Memphis.

I wouldn’t say I am frugal or stupid with money, but I am just a little dumb with money.   I have tried to balance my checkbooks but it has never happened.  At least I tried and learned my wife is a lot better at that than I am

 One of my problems with money is impulse buys and I came across this today about impulse buying here is a list of the top 10 impulse buys.


  1. Candy. 2.  Clothes.     3.  Takeout for dinner.    4.  Coffee.
  2. Lunch or dinner.     6.  Books. (Comics for me)    7.  Beauty products. (I don’t buy those because I AM THE REFLECTION OF PERFECTION  )
  3. Shoes. 9.  Magazines or newspapers. (Do people really buy newspapers anymore)    10.  Underwear or socks.

When I wasn’t married and living in an apartment I did go out and buy new underwear and socks because I didn’t want to do laundry.  (I had lots of pants and shirts and needed to have more ……….delicates)

Now that I am married and more mature (oh yeah I am more mature do do head) I have been saving a little but you know things happen, Car repairs, Home repairs, unexpected illness and oh yeah all that impulse spending make it hard.  There is an online source that might help called


Now it up to me to change my ways and stop the impulse buys!   And when I get home I am going to do laundry  ,  I wonder if Walmart has a sale on underwear today

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There are things that happen in life that stay with you.  One of those things for me is seeing my first football game.

It was a Sunday afternoon and I was out playing with the other neighborhood hoodlums, when it happened.  One of the dads invited us to come inside and watch a football game on TV.

That game was Super bowl two with the Oakland Raiders vs the Green Bay Packers.    I was hooked on football.  Saturdays it was college and Sunday’s the NFL.  Football was the source of many arguments on what to watch on TV.  So much so that my mother bought a used Black and White and put it into my room!  Did that stop the arguments?  Somewhat, but the living room had color TV.  So the arguments continued.

My love of football had me wanting to go to see the SUPER BOWL!  It became a bucket list item.

My bucket has holes.

Hole number one.

I was living in South Central Louisiana the year of the Super Bowl Shuffle.  The Bears and the Patriots were playing just a few hours south of me and I thought about driving in New Orleans just to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere but I stayed home and watch it on TV as the bears destroyed the Patriots.

The next day I went to the radio station and the owner’s brother in law came in to say HI and then said “I almost called you Sunday morning.  I had a friend offer me 2 Super Bowl tickets but I didn’t think you would go”

I was nice and didn’t torture him or try to flush his head down the toilet, but I wanted too!

Hole number two

The cost of going to the Super Bowl continues to rise so much that you need a load to afford it.  I am not kidding.   Stubhub is offering loans so you can go to the big game. It won’t be cheap, with interest rates as high as 30-percent.  Factor that in with ticket prices. They range from 44-hundred to just over 16-thousand bucks a ticket. Stubhub is offering monthly installments spread over a year.

So February 2nd I will be sitting in my recliner with snacks at the ready with the 4k TV and sound bar ready to go.\

I might not be able to mark the Super Bowl off my bucket list but at least I can afford to buy a bucket!

Another bucket list item might be just one year away.  The internet is buzzing that coming up in April the WWE will announce the Wrestle Mania in 2021 will be in Las Vegas.   I need to start saving now.


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Do you feel uncomfortable at parties and get-togethers?  I DO!!!!

I guess I am not alone on that one because a recent survey say’s the main reason people struggle in a social situation is running into someone they would rather avoid.

 Here are the top 10 things that cause us anxiety at social events . . .

  1. Somebody you don’t like shows up. (You know who you are)
  2. You want to leave but feel pressured to stay.(I hate that)
  3. You feel like you don’t fit in. (Yep)
  4. The only person you know is the host. (But I don’t like them either)
  5. Its just not any fun. (Someone turn on Live PD)
  6.  it’s a potluck, and no one is eating the food you brought. (That’s what you get for bringing salad!

  1. No one is drinking the beverage you brought. (Not everyone likes diet Mt Dew???????)
  2. Just WORRYING someone you don’t like might show up. (Please look at number 1)
  3. You can’t drink, because you have to drive home. (Mine should read “You have to take a bunch of drunks home so they don’t get behind the wheel!)
  4. All the food and drink options suck. (Once again)

If you can just suffer through the beginning of a party, you might be okay though.  The average person said they start to relax 14 minutes in.  But we know within 10 minutes if we’re going to leave early or not. Then it is time to make up an excuse to leave so you can get back home get in your P.J.’s sit in your recliner with Diet Dew and a few snacks and turn on LIVE P.D.

On today’s show I got into politics but not on the side of Republicans or Democrats.  It is Dave’s Matter of Perspective

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While I was having therapy on my wrist and hand on Monday we started talking about music when the song “Bad Moon Rising” came on the radio.   Being the smart…… guy me am I sang along “There’s a bathroom on the right”.   That led to a discussion about misheard song lyrics.

A friend of mine that the Rupert Holmes “Escape” said “If you like bean enchiladas”

I used to bug my sister Sandra by singing “There’s a kind of flush (sfx) all over the world tonight”  She was a huge Herman Hermits fan and yes I did it on purpose!  That is what little brothers do!

So today more misheard song lyrics

“Money for nothin’ and chips for free”. Correct lyric: “Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free” from Dire Straits’ ‘Money for Nothing’.

“Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you”. Correct lyric: “Every time you go away take a piece of me with you” from Paul Young’s ‘Every Time You Go Away’.

“We built this city on sausage rolls”. Correct lyric: “We built this city on rock ‘n’ roll” from Starship’s ‘We Built This City’.

“Saving his life from this warm sausage tea”. Correct lyric: “Spare him his life from this monstrosity” from Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

“See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen”. Correct lyric: “See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen” from ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’.

“Excuse me while I kiss this guy”. Correct lyric: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky” from Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’.

“Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tangerine”. Correct lyric: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine” from ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’.

. “Sweet dreams are made of cheese”. Correct lyric: “Sweet dreams are made of these” from The Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (are made of this)’.

“It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”. Correct lyric: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not” from Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’.

Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her” Correct lyric: “Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer” from The Monkees’ ‘I’m a Believer’.

“I want to hold your ham”. Correct lyric: “I want to hold your hand” from The Beatles’ ‘I want to hold your hand’.

Kicking your cat all over the place”. Correct lyric: “Kicking your can all over the place” from Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’.

“Blue seal in the sky with diamonds”. Correct lyric: “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”  and from The Beatles’ ‘

“Let’s pee in the corner, let’s pee in the spotlight”. Correct lyric: “That’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight” from R.E.M.’s ‘Losing my religion’.

“Bald-headed woman… bald-headed woman to me”. Correct lyric: “More than a woman… more than a woman to me” from the Bee Gees’ ‘More than a woman’.

“We’re caught in a trout”. Correct lyric: “We’re caught in a trap” from Elvis Presley’s ‘Suspicious Minds’

“You’re the wobbly one”. Correct lyric: “You’re the one that I want” from John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John’s ‘One that I want’.

Kick a chicken with it”. Correct lyric: “Gettin’ jiggy with it” from Will Smith’s ‘Gettin’ jiggy with it’.

“Hold me closer, Tony Danza”. Correct lyric: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer” from Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’.


“I like big butts in a can of limes”. Correct lyric: “I like big butts and I cannot lie” from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’.

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I am guilty of loving watching repeats of favorite TV shows…. Well sitcoms.  So here is a list of 10 favorite sitcoms that I will watch over and over again.

The Andy Griffith show


Lavern and Shirley

Big Bang Theory

The Odd couple

I love Lucy

Leave it to Beaver

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TODAY IS NATIONAL D.J. DAY! A day to celebrate people like me the voice on the radio!

I love what I do and most of the time I don’t call it a job, I will say “I am going to play radio”.  That is the great thing about what I do I get to have fun every morning.  But sometime that fun isn’t as fun.

This morning I am getting ready to go on the air and at exactly I glance at my computer to see a warning that the program was shutting down.   CRASH!  Did I panic?  You bet your (insert your favorite word here).

Not to bore you but I was on the phone and trying to keep us on the air and streaming for the next hour.  So the start to my National DJ day was interesting to say the least.

So I thought today I would tell you a little about how I got into this thing called radio.

First I love listening to the radio and grew up listening to radio legends like Dewy Phillips, George Klien and Rick Dee’s.  Yep the Disco Duck Rick Dee’s.

In the 7th grade I won a radio contest for having the craziest laugh in Memphis.  I remember when my name was announced as the winner I jumped over the coffee table in celebration!

Forward to my senior year in high school, the school I went to was part of a program where students could take a radio class.  I signed up and started to learn how to be a DJ.  I will brag on myself, I was the first, first year student who had there on air shift.

One thing I had to do was to learn how to talk, I had a southern accent, and worked hard to lessen the accent but once a redneck always a redneck I can slip into a southern accent that would make Jeff Foxworthy sound like he was British royalty.

That was the start of my radio life.  A life that has taken me on a wild ride.  I have worked in Tennessee, Missouri, Idaho, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Salt Lake City and on February 28th on 2020 I will have been on the airwaves in Cache Valley 25 years.

I have had the chance to meet and interview several celebrities and participate in some amazing events.  But I still think what I like best is being able to talk to you on the phone at events or just meeting you around.  It is a real blessing in my life to do what I love to do.  I have had many ups and a few downs.I wouldn’t have it any other way….. Well maybe not waking up at 4:30 every morning but as they say “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.”   They forgot one thing “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man damn tired!

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