MY WEEKEND PLANS HAVE BEEN DRASTICALLY CHANGED

As we head into another weekend full of worry and concern, I want you know how much I think and pray for all of us during this unreal part of our lives.

Please stay safe at home. Remember if you do venture out practice social distancing and good hygiene.    As we say, “TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS”.

 HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO TRY THIS WEEKEND  

  If you’re a foodie . . .  Get takeout from a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try.  Make a recipe you’ve had bookmarked forever.

 

  If you’re into culture . . .  Take a virtual museum tour, like the ones on Google Arts and Culture page.  Read books or binge watch a movie

  If you’re into culture . . .  Take a virtual museum tour, like the ones on Google Arts and Culture page.  Read books or binge watch a movie

 . . .  Host a virtual happy hour with your friends. 

 Take a nap.

Clean the Garage or better yet take a nap

I was really looking forward to this weekend for a long time and my plans have changed. But have find out Monday

What was I looking forward too?

WRESTLEMANIA 36

Mania 36 was scheduled for Tampa Florida and it was going to have a Pirate theme, then Covid 19 happened and the WWE had to change plans and I am looking forward to what they are planning.

WrestleMania 36 will still happen, but it is the “Only WrestleMania Too big for one Night’

This mania has already been recorded without an audience and I am anxious to see if the creative minds at the WWE will do a show worthy of two nights.   They have enough trouble filling 3 hours on RAW on Mondays so forgive me if I have questions about the quality of this year’s show.

The WWE has a tough job making this mania memorable because of the Corona virus and then having to do all this with out the energy a live crowd can give.   Wrestling fans are a vocal bunch, Cheering, Chanting and Booing.   There are times that you will hear the crowd shout BORING, BORING when things are well Boring.  At least the wrestlers, I mean “Sports entertainers” won’t be hearing that unless they look at social media.

Another problem the WWE is facing is the same thing we are facing, the worries of being exposed to Covid 19.  Today the WWE says no wrestlers have the virus, but the threat has caused lots of problems for the show.

One of the Superstar wrestler Roman Reigns is not going to be on the card after being hyped to wrestle Bill Goldberg.  Roman has health concerns that mean he will not be there.  Reings has battled Leukemia twice in his life and his immune system would have a hard time fighting the virus.

The Miz showed up sick at a Smackdown taping and did not let management know and he has been pulled from the show.

Rey Mysterio, Murphy and Dana Brooks are sitting it out at home.

My opinion and the opinion of my Turnbuckle Trash co- host Chris Evans and Zane Petersen is that the WWE should have postponed the event and maybe combined it with SummerSlam.

But I will still turn om my computer sometime this weekend gets on the WWE network and cheer or boo but hope I don’t start a Social distancing chant ‘BORING, BORING “

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO DO WHAT TO DO

This working from home stuff sure is interesting for me.  I first tried in 4 years ago after I had a knee replacement surgery.  I was home for about one month and not being a computer whiz, I had some problems.

Today with changes in technology it is a lot easier — of course I can still find a way to mess up things today was a day that I did OK.

I say I am doing my show from the Denton Stichen so what does that mean.   I will let my friend Zane Petersen explain.

Zane is one of my co-hosts on Turnbuckle Trash the podcast we do about Pro- Wrestling.   This weekend is Wrestle Mania and Friday the blog will look into Pro Wrestling.

Staying at home has been interesting for me.  I am a homebody at heart so being at home with my wife has been a real blessing during an interesting, stressful time.   I know it is difficult, so I have a few more things to try for you to break the mundane days we have ahead.

Use Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Marco Polo to video chat with your long-distance friends.

Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app with curated workout playlists.

Look at yourself in the mirror. Then start that diet you have been talking about

Coloring books: They’re not just for kids. There are books just for adults

 

We talked about some positives in the news today

 

Laff lines

Agent P Wallpaper

 

ANOTHER DAY , ANOTHER DAY , ANOTHER DAY

APRIL IS NOT JUST FOR FOOLS AND TAXES

It is so hard to focus on positives during this time.  We are bombarded with news information all day long that will shock us, surprise us and leave us wondering.

Then last night as I was texting with a co-worker sitting at the Denton Stichen things started to sway.  It was the Idaho Earthquake and I said to myself #$%^  *&^% *(^$ and few more four-letter words.

But I have decided not to dwell on things I can’t control and focus on what I can and that is living my life as best I can.   All the while staying home in my Stichen .  I makes it easier to have my wife with me.

Here are a few more things that we can do while we have all these restrictions.

Have our own version of Mystery Science Theater Three Thousand.  Find a bad movie and have you and your family supply the dialogue

Have a space in your home where all the Tupperware goes? Organize it and match lids to containers.

Attack your Junk drawer and supply shelf or even your garage.

 

The Month of April is here.  Here is a list of holidays you could celebrate.

April 1st is April Fools day.  Not this year leave it alone

April 2nd is National Burrito day and National Peanut Butter and Jelly day

April 5th is National Deep-dish pizza day

April 6th is National Siamese cat day.

April 7th is National Beer Day.  I will raise a glass of Root or Apple Beer this day

April 8th National Empanada day and is Passover

April 10th is Good Friday, National hug your dog day and Siblings day

April 11th is Pet day

April 12th Is Easter Sunday

April 13th is National Scrabble day and starts Egg Salad week

April 15th is not Tax Day this year, but it is Laundry Day

April 16th is National wear your Pajamas to workday

April 17 th is National Cheeseball day.

April 18th is National Velociraptor day.  I have all the Jurassic Park movies

April22 is Administrative assistance day and Jellybean day Earth Day

April 23rd is National Picnic day.  And National Book Day

April 26th s national Pretzel day

April 27th National Prime rib day

April 28th is my kind of day National Superhero day

April 29th is National Shrimp Day

April 30th National Raisin day.

I hope this might have given you a couple ideas.

I DECLARE APRIL AS WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS MONTH

 

 

DAY 2 IN THE STICHEN

There is an old song that say “working in the coal mine, working all day now. “

Day two of working from home did go a lot smoother today.  It is all the extra steps in place to do what I do that makes what I do harder that what I used to do. “DO” YOU UNDERSTAND?  WELL DO YOU?”

Instead of waking up at 4am I slept in to 4:05am and after a shower it is time to warm up the old computer to get my day started … I wanted to go back to bed but I started doing what I do (no more of that). I take an hour to an hour and a half getting things then at Six am it off to the races.

I wanted to share with you one thing that happened yesterday afternoon. My wife took the opportunity to get some fresh air and sit outside in the sunshine light breeze 57 degree temps and just relax, there was hardly a sound a very tranquil day when my wife looks at me and say’s “Life sure has slowed down”  I said “and that’s a good thing”

 

Here are some more ideas of things to do at home

. Download Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a foreign language.

 

Treat yourself to a 10-step skin care routine you don’t have time for during a normal work week.

Look at pictures of puppies.

Take note from “Tangled” star Rapunzel, who has an entire song about how she’s spent her days alone in a castle.  Activities included in her ditty: Ventriloquism, candle-making, papier-mâché and adding a new painting to her gallery.

Write actual letters to family and friends. After that? Write thank-you notes to service people who you remember went out of their way for you.

 

One more thing as I am writhing this my wife who is also working from home looks out the window see the clouds and the rain and says.  “why is March going out like a lion?”

That’s true This year the end of March was supposed to like a lamb!  BUT NO, WE GET MARCH ENDING LIKE A PERTURBED PIG

 

DAY ONE IN THE STICHEN

Today was an abnormal day in an abnormal time in all of our lives.

For me it was my first day of working from home and it was really hard to get used to working from my Studio Kitchen!  As we call it the Denton Stichen.

I was a nervous wreck Sunday evening knowing that I had planned things out in my head and on paper but also knowing that things would be difficult at best.

BOY WAS I CORRECT!

I woke shortly after 4am to start my day.  When I am at the KOOL studio’s I have 2 computers and 3 screens I am looking at and a lot of tools that I might not have at home.

So I slowly pieced together my program for you and recorded on my stitchen recorder to send through the power of the internet to the radio station.   Let’s just say my learning curve is huge.

So, as I sit here thinking how I can do better there are a few things popping into my mind.    Like I haven’t had breakfast yet.

 

Over the next few days, I will be sharing some ideas about things we can do while we are staying home

. Complete a puzzle: The more pieces the better!  Take on a Rubik’s Cube. More of a word person? Crossword puzzle!

Start a journal or blog. Sure, it can be about the coronavirus, but it could also be about anything.   I thought I would hate writing a blog, but I love it

Dust off that old instrument and practice.

Watch all the really long movies you’ve avoided until now.

. We are all struggling with this and we need to come together but not to close!

WORKING FROM HOME

 

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I am going to do something starting on Monday that I have only done once in my entire life….

Work from Home!

With the Covid 19 pandemic it has been decided since I am in the group of people who would be adversely affected by the Corona virus I will be working from home starting Monday.

This is something I have done before almost 23 years ago.

I had injured my knee doing something stupid I am sure and needed to have surgery to repair a torn meniscus.  That meant lying in my bed a few days and we tried an experiment I did my entire show in my bed.

Technology was a lot different then.  Before the surgery we lugged up a flight of stairs a small transmitter and an antenna and for a week while lying in bed I was on the air.   It was different and kind of fun

Fast forward to 2020 and the Covid 19 crisis and I am working from home for hopefully just a short time but who knows.

The Biggest change over the years.  Cell phones and the internet.

On Duck Dynasty I heard this “I am a low tech man, living in a High tech world.  I am sure there will be a huge learning curve but I am going to face some challenges.  I have a small studio at my house and I do Turnbuckle Trash podcast from there.  But here at KOOL 1039 our studio has a lot of the bells and whistles that I just don’t have.

To me I am looking forward to the challenge of working from home and would like to thank the Management and staff here at the Cache Valley Media group who are supporting me in this effort.   I and when I say I — I mean we are very lucky to have this organization of caring people here.

See you Monday from my kitchen studio or as my Turnbuckle Trash co – host Zane Petersen calls it

THE STICHEN.

I found some tips on working from home on PCMag.com

  1. Maintain Regular Hours

Set a schedule, and stick to it…most of the time. Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many remote workers maintain work-life balance. That said, one of the benefits of remote work is flexibility, and sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else’s time zone. When you do, be sure to wrap up earlier than usual or sleep in a bit the next morning to make up for it.

  1. Create a Morning Routine

Deciding you’ll sit down at your desk and start work at a certain time is one thing. Creating a routine that guides you into the chair is another. What in your morning routine indicates you’re about to start work? It might be making a cup of coffee. It might be returning home after a jog. It might be getting dressed (wearing pajama pants to work is a perk for some, but a bad strategy for others). A routine can be more powerful than a clock at helping you get started each day.

I say “morning,” but not everyone who works from home follows a nine-to-five schedule. Yours might be a “getting started” routine at another time of day.

  1. Set Ground Rules with the People in Your Space

Set ground rules with other people in your home or who share your space for when you work. If you have children who come home from school while you’re still working, they need clear rules about what they can and cannot do during that time. Additionally, just because you’re home and can let service people into the house or take care of pets doesn’t mean other family members should assume you will always do it.

  1. Schedule Breaks

Know your company’s policy on break times and take them. If you’re self-employed, give yourself adequate time during the day to walk away from the computer screen and phone. A lunch hour and two 15-minute breaks seems to be the standard for full-time US employees.

  1. Take Breaks in Their Entirety

Don’t short-change yourself during breaks, especially your lunch hour.

  1. Leave Home

Try to leave your home or work space regularly. The same advice applies to people who work in traditional office settings, too. Leave the building at least once a day. Your body needs to move. Plus, the fresh air and natural light will do you good.

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Stupid news

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SOCIAL DISTANCE , I KIND OF LIKE IT

To be honest I am kind of liking this Social Distancing.  I am basically a home body anyway. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy seeing my friends but I have found with everything going on and being asked to not gather in groups of more than 10 and if the “COVIDIOTS” of this world don’t comply we could see stronger restriction like were order in Idaho.

Ask me again in a few weeks when my eyes start bugging out and I am screaming for more social interaction but for now I am really enjoying a simpler life style.

I do have one worry and it has nothing to do with the virus in a technical sense.

‘It’s the economy stupid” I feel horrible small businesses who were struggling and now this.  I know the federal government is addressing how to deal with this economic downturn.

I am worried because my perception of Washington is not good.  I see grown men and women who firmly believe in issues but to see both sides of the isles trying to fund pet projects that don’t address how you and I are going to survive this.  But to see and hear the name calling from both sides of the political spectrum really disappoints me.  I have seen 5 year olds who act better than these “ADULTS”   I told a friend of mine recently I am seriously considering not voting for any sitting federal government officer.  But when I say this I see a candidate who I cannot support in any way.

SO I will spend my social distancing day trying to keep my distance from the politics in the news and focus on the human impact and try my best to help those around me.

But only if they have TP and hand sanitizer!

Here is some lighter moments in the Covid 19 news

Stupid news

Laff lines

HARD TO BELIEVE BUT I DO MAKE MISTAKES !

 

When you are on the radio you are constantly trying to communicate in a way that is informative and entertaining but as the song goes

“Mistakes I’ve made a few, but then again too few to mention”!

Anyone who has ever been on the air will be able to tell you story upon story about the bloopers.  Before I tell you about a couple of mine let me tell you of some others I have been 1st hand knowledge of although I did not do them.

In Montgomery city Mo.  I had been doing play by play  for a high school football game  about 200 miles from home, I thought all had gone well until the next morning when I got a call from the Mayor, The Chief of Police and County Sherriff.  It seems the young man who was at the station made a mistake on the air and lost his temper.  He did make the matters worse when he FORGOT TO TURN OFF HIS MIC.   What the 3 officials told me was that the young man was using every word that George Carlin said you couldn’t use on TV and added to the list too!

While in Rexburg Idaho I was on a date while listening to the station and a young man was doing a news cast on the air and not doing a very good job.  He was mispronouncing names and places that should have been easy but not for him.  I got angry and drove to the station with my date and proceeded to … how I say this nicely…CHEW HIS BUTT OUT!

Now before you think I was a jerk let me complete this little story?  Part of the solution I came up with was to ask the young man to start watching the CBS evening news to get the pronunciation of people and places in the news.   To his credit he did it.

Fast forward a few years and of course the young man had moved on and when I say moved on he did it in a big way.  I was watching the CBS evening news and there was a familiar face and name reporting a story.  That young man’s name is Art Rascone whose brother Dan works for KUTV in Salt Lake City.  I found out that Art went on the great career in broadcasting.  And he has even written a book about his experiences.

I have had a few on those mistakes myself.  Once in Paris TN on a Saturday afternoon I got the 1st sounds of a man’s name and the words that came out were………….. NOT GOOD.  I dropped the word the same word that Ralphie on a Christmas story said when He had to but soap in his mouth (Lifeboy Yuk)

When you are doing a live sporting event you need to be aware on what you say.  One game we were having Tech problems and I was attempting to repair.  My on air partner decided to tell the world that I was leaving an impression on the press box with my PLUMBERS PANTS.  Before I knew what I was saying I said “oh was I showing major league butt crack?”  For weeks after everywhere I went someone was asking about my MAJOR LEAUGE BUTT CRACK”

Then there is the spider!  Doing a game broadcast in a very small Utah town the press box was even smaller with board placed over sports where windows should have been, the boards were removed the game started and it turned into a blowout quickly/ What do you do when the a game is boring and you want to keep those listening a reason to stay.  That came in to form of a very large spider who started to build his web in the opening not 2 feet from my face.  The play by play quickly turned into a play by play of the Spider web.  Yes watching a spider was more interesting that a game of football.

 

Things do happen and will continue to happen because we all make mistakes, from this moment on I will not make any more bloopers.  YEAH LIKE THAT’S GONNA HAPPEN.

 

 

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EARWORMS NOT AS GROSS AS IT SOUNDS

EARWORMS!

 

 

Now before you take off for Insta care an Earworm is a song you can’t get out of you head.   They can be aggravating.  Sometimes aggravating to your friends and family

Example the song Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Riders.  That song gets stuck in my head and I will just start singing it out loud.   When that happens I get the look from my wife Teresa!

Other Ear worm songs for me include

The Proclaimers: I’m gonna be (I would walk 500 miles)

Happy – Pharell Williams

Bohemian Rhapsody _ queen

Hello Mary Lou- The Statler Brothers version, don’t know why

Living on a prayer- Bon Jovi

Beat it – Michael Jackson

Don’t worry be happy – Bobby McFerrin

These are just a few that I find get stuck in my head from time to time.  But about 6pm last night for some unknown reason a song I don’t even like hit my head.  It was a big hit twice once for actor Richard Harris and Donna Summer.   The song “MACARTHUR PARK” not one of my favorites.  To be honest I hate that song.

Not that the entire song is in my head just a lyric line.  THIS LYRIC LINE.

“MACARTHUR’S PARK IS MELTING IN THE DARK

ALL THE SWEET SWEET ICING FLOWING DOWN

SOMEONE LEFT THE CAKE OUT IN THE RAIN

CAUSE IT TOOK SO LONG TO BAKE IT

AND I’LL NEVER HAVE THAT RECIPE AGAIN.

OH NO”

Oh no is right that lyric makes no sense to me all I can think of now is having cake.

SOMEONE BAKE ME A CAKE!

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Today we had some lighter news about Covid 19

Stupid news

Laff lines