It is not even the end of August and I am already reading stories and hearing people talk about fall.  One reason is PUMPIN SPICE!

Dunkin Donuts started to sell pumpkin spice products this week Starbucks will next week and if you haven’t heard there is PUMPKIN SPICE SPAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As much as I love Spam I think I will pass on that.

Baseball is winding down. Football is on the field.  Schools are education and the temperature is temperaturing (if that is a word) Tuesday it was 95 and this morning at 5am it was 47 degrees with a high today of 85.

So after a hot summer why are we looking forward to fall so much?   A new survey asked people what they’re excited about for the change to fall.  And here are the top 10 answers . . .

  1. The change in the weather, 44%. (I love the KOOL-er air.
  2. Football coming back, 37%.
  3. Pumpkin spice foods and drinks, 37%. (If we have pumpkin spice Spam can pumpkin spice bacon be fall behind)
  4. The leaves changing colors, 35%. (NUFF SAID)
  5. Lower electric bills, 29%. (Paying less, I LOVE FALL)
  6. Going apple picking, 23%.
  7. Drinking warm drinks, 22%.
  8. Lots of TV shows coming back, 20%. (The final season of ARROW for me)
  9. Thanksgiving, 20%. (Another food related to fall and it is a Holiday and a day off, Bring on the Turkey)
  10. Wearing sweaters and baggier clothes, 19%. (You need the baggy clothing to compensate for all the Pumpkin spice cookies)

Today on the morning show:  Pumpkin Spice and Veggies


Stupid news: Betting with a cop and Gary

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My day starts at 4:15 am when the alarm goes off and sometimes I get angry at the alarm clock, sometimes I just get up and make my way to the shower and try to wake up.

However this morning the alarm goes off and my first thought was ‘WHY IS IT THAT WHEN I CAN SLEEP IN, I CAN’T AND WHEN I CAN SLEEP IN I CAN’T?”

I think everyone who has an early wakeup call has that happen to them.  You work hard and you think “on my day off I am going to sleep in”.

So I thought how ironic life can be.  I found a website that had a list or ironic quotes here are some of my favorites.

Those who laugh last think slowest.

  • Whoever said nothing was impossible obviously never tried slamming a revolving door.
  • If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is higher.
  • Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway.
  • Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege.
  • Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot…
  • Stupidity is not a crime, so you’re free to go.
  • Dijon vu — the same mustard as before.
  • without geometry, life is pointless.
  • a bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two-tired.

Here is my favorite  and it represents my life pretty well



Today on the morning show:  Are we friendly and the Tooth Fairy.

Stupid news:  Put a band aid on it and the new class of Dancing with the stars

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Over the past few weeks I have been asked several times by strangers “.   Do I know you? You seem familiar”   The answer is you might know my voice.  I work morning on KOOL 1039.




Ohhhhh Kay.

I love the fact that we can all visualize what a person looks like just by the sound of their voice.

To be honest, I am always surprised when some recognizes me.   Getting to talk with you about the radio station is always fun for me.  Not because of the ego boost, which is KOOL.

I feel humble when this happens.  Why?  Well like most of us I have struggled with confidence in myself and what I do.   Last night I thanked a man for saying nice things about the morning show and told him that I have a self-confidence issues and he seemed shocked.

So I just wanted to let you know that I hide behind a mic every morning doing what I love doing.  What you hear is me the real me.  I am a little goofy, I love to laugh, and I try to be a friendly and caring person.  So thanks for the kind words…… even when you say “YOU DON’T LOOK ANYTHING LIKE YOU SOUND”

I guess it is true:  I HAVE A FACE FOR RADIO


Today we went back in time to take back to school  and we have a poem about ice cream

Stupid news Why di 3 homes in Ohio burn?  and we open a can of whoop %$^


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I admit it I was not a great student. There are plenty of excuses I could bore you with but let’s leave that for another day and just say I was not a good student.

I can see my sister Judy right now saying.  You didn’t apply yourself and I didn’t.  It was not the teachers fault because I have the utmost respect for teachers.

Boy I better have said that with my sister and cousin both retired teachers (and great ones at that) and my best friend who still drives over and hour a day sun, rain, snow, ice to teach.  He will retire after this year.

I would like to say to have the discipline to complete schooling just to be a teacher is not something that was ever in me.

Some people can name their favorite teachers and honestly I can only remember the name of one of my teachers and she was great.  Miss Townsend, taught me a math class and an English class.   Her class was one of the few I would ever feel comfortable enough to be myself.  Miss Townsend would even tolerate me giving my answers in math class with my best Paul Lynda impression.   But the most important thing about Miss Townsend taught me was that she cared about me and her students.   She was a great teacher:

But my first teacher crush came not from a teacher at my school.  It was from TV. (Originally a movie short)  Her name Miss Crabtree from the little Rascals.

How could a young kid not fall in love with Miss Crabtree?  Here is my favorite Little Rascal’s short which stars Miss Crabtree.

Today on the morning show setting your thermometer

Stupid news with Sir Paul and diapers

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Are weekends over-rated and Monday’s under-rated.

This morning I stop at a convince store early in the morning.   As I and going to the door one of the clerks is arriving and the voices are heard ‘GOOD MORNING”

But soon the conversation turned to it being MONDAY and everyone in the store chimed in


So I starting to think, why do we dread Monday’s so much?  Especially those of us get a real weekend (having Saturday and Sunday).  We always hear that we re-charge our batteries.

Here is 9:06 am and my D-Cell are bone dry.  Maybe I need to dress like a big rabbit and beat on a drum.

So I found an article that backs up my claim the real reason we dread Monday’s should have a scientific reason

Here is the article from Mental Floss

Have a case of the Mondays? Here’s why.

  1. Sleep Patterns

Our minds are absolute slaves to our body clocks. As we remember every year when the clocks “spring forward,” even an hour’s change can completely mess you up. But in a way, we do this to ourselves every single week. Since most people don’t get enough sleep during the week, they often try to make up for it on weekends. But sleeping in even an hour or two for just two days can confuse your body clock. According to scientists, that extra sleep just makes you more tired at the start of the week, because it can throw your body clock off by up to 45 minutes. This makes it even harder to get up on a Monday morning, even though you would think you would be well rested since you “caught up” on sleep over the weekend.

  1. Socializing

One strange reason we might feel down Monday mornings is thanks to something that dates back to our cavemen days. Humans are social animals, and to feel happy we need to feel comfortable of our place in a “tribe,” so to speak. Even after just two days away, according to scientists, we need to make sure our place in our work environment is secure. Gossiping with your co-workers is an important part of gearing up for the work week, and if you don’t do this, you might feel out of sorts.

  1. Sudden Change

Scientists have found that when you ask people to record their emotions at regular intervals, it turns out that Mondays are no more stressful or depressing than Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Fridays only come out ahead because people are anticipating the weekend. Other than that, all work days are equally terrible. But if you ask people to remember which day was worst, they will always say Monday. This comes down to the fact that there is a larger emotional shift from Sunday (a happy weekend day) to Monday (a work day) than there is between two work days. So no matter what, Monday will always seem like it was the worst day of your week.

  1. You Feel Worse About Yourself

Your average weekend might involve eating, drinking, or smoking more than normal. And all of these things take a toll on you physically, which may be why one study found that American women of all ages and locations feel least attractive on Mondays.

People also see Mondays as the best day to change something about themselves. You are more likely to consider (or actually start) a diet on the first day of the week, as well as quit smoking. While these are positive changes, they aren’t fun to actually do, and they come from a place of feeling bad about yourself and your health, which contributes to that blah Monday feeling.

  1. You Are Less Healthy

But you don’t just feel less healthy on a Monday, you actually are less healthy. Scientists have found that even people who generally maintain their weight weigh the most at the beginning of the week. Mondays are also the most common day for people to suffer heart attacks and strokes. Even if you don’t end up in the hospital, your blood pressure is higher on Monday, as is your chance of getting sick in general.

  1. You Don’t Like Your Job

According to a massive Gallup poll, 70 percent of people hate or, at best, are “completely disengaged” from their job. This contributes to what psychiatrists and career coaches call the “Monday Blues.” Feelings of depression and anxiety can start on Sunday night, leading to an unproductive Monday. That might be why 37 percent of job applications are submitted on Tuesdays, more than any other day; you have another terrible Monday at a job you hate, and you’re ready to get out of there.

I can relate to everything except number six.   I love my job but I do find myself thinking about work even before I go to bed and struggle to sleep because I am planning my day and week.

So will you and I still dread Monday’s?


Today is National Potato day (or is it Potatoes)

Stupid news: a Bad break up and a two knife robbery


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When I lived in Missouri I was having lunch with friends at a little hamburger joint struggling to stay open.  The burger came out with fries and I asked for a side of mayo and ketchup.   The waitress and my friends watched in horror as I mixed my mayo and the ketchup together and started dipping my fries.


That is when I told them about Fry Sauce which at that time was just a Utah Idaho thing.  I even told the owner to mix some together and advertise to try the amazing fry sauce.  But the owner didn’t want to stay in business and served no fry sauce.   He was out of business within 6 months.

Some food combinations sound strange but they work for some but not for others.

Growing up I loved taking mashed potatoes and spreading it like butter on my bread, roll or biscuits. Nummy, but my Mom would freak out sometimes.

So what are some strange combo’s that some people like to other’s YUK’O

I had friends that would eat peanut butter and tomato sandwiches right in front of me.

There are people that go to Wendy’s and get fries and a drip those fries in a Frosty.

Popcorn can be flavored so many ways, with melted butter and soy sauce or hot sauce,   if you read the Little House on the Prairie books it talks about popcorn in a bowl and pour milk on it. (So my sister told me, me read Little House?  Laurel Ingalls is not a super hero)

Ramen noodles with a slice of melted cheese. (I used to cook up ramen pour out all the hot water then add the spice packet with butter and sometimes a little ranch dressing, dang I might do that for lunch

I guess my point would be that it might sound and look awful but you just might want to try it.  I tried the Fries and frosty thing ONCE, JUST ONCE .NEVER AGAIN.

But I will not make fun of any culinary midget with not taste bud who does like the frosty fry thing.   No I say live and let live, pass the mashed potatoes and some toast please

Today was a bad joke day here are some of the best


Stupid news watching Friends for profit and the next time I fly I am taking my horse on board with me.

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50 years ago today the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival took place in NY.   It was a mixed bag of peace and love, great music and life alerting trips on drugs, rain, mud, lack of food and more.   No I was not there and looking back I am glad I wasn’t.

This morning as I looked at some of the acts that were there made me think back at the concerts I have been to over the years.

My 1st concert was about 1968 when a neighbor and her kids took me to see The Bryds and Steppenwolf.  The thing I remember about that show was Steppenwolf singing a song called “The Pusher man” that song used language that if I used at my mom’s house would have meant I would have been tasting Lifebuoy soap to this day.

Other memories from concerts was The Four Seasons , with our seats behind the main stage and the girls near us screaming until Frankie Valli turned and sang a song to us in the cheap seats.

Seeing The Carpenters and noticing that Karen did not look well and then 2 days later finding out she was in the hospital.  It was a few years later that one of the greatest voices was silenced.

I wrote yesterday about seeing Steve Martin and the next Saturday he was on Saturday night live.

I got to introduce my 1st concert from the stage in Alexandria La, It was for an Oak Ridge Boys concert there and the guys invited us to come back stage for a Birthday Party.

Another great concert memory came when I had the opportunity to meet one of my all-time favorites.  Charlie Daniels and after a short interview I was on stage my knees shaking in front of 5 thousand and the spotlight on me, what made that so special was looking down and seeing my nephew Kelly Denton screaming his head off .   That is an image burned into my memory.

I got to sit on the tour bus with the Gatlin Brothers as they were watching a golf tournament a friend was winning.   But the memory came later when in the Interview with Larry Gatlin he talked about his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse.

The summer of 1991 was an incredible year for concerts for me From Guns and Roses to Don Williams I saw a bunch.

Guns and Roses was memorable not because of the concert (honestly I didn’t think it was very good) But Ugly Kid Joe and Skid Row were awesome.   The memory came when Axl Rose dove off the stage and started fighting with fans.  I watched from a safe distance as the riot tore the River port Amphitheater up.

Three days later I was asked to introduce country music star Mark Chesnutt at a show and Mark invited us onto his bus and asked if we knew what  happened at the Guns and Roses show .. His face was priceless and we told him what happened.

That same summer I saw Lynryd Skynryd and watched people set barn fires with empty beer cups.  Bats attacked us at a Sawyer Brown show.   I took some friends to see a Gospel comedian named Jerry Clower at a county fair and had to laugh as the opening act named the Kingsmen performed, I saw people leave when they realized this was a gospel quartet and not the band that did Louie Louie.

I didn’t go to the 38 Special concert at the Cruise in because I had lost my voice.   I did sit in my back yard listening to it.

When the Beach boys came to the cruise in I worked hard to put a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with an autographed boogie board.  The thing was I was doing all of this and three weeks before the show I found out I had Prostate Cancer.   I decided to not tell anyone until the day of the show in an effort to help raise more money,   As I told my story from the stage with more than one tear in my eye I was amazed by the outpouring of love and support, not only from you but also the band itself as I a walked off the stage almost every member of the band either shook my hand or gave me a hug wishing me well.   (I was declared cancer free)

At the Styx show at the Cruise in I was on the 3rd row on a hot sticky summer night and the music was LOUD!  The man in front of me thought too loud and took two candied Almonds and used them for earplugs.  YUK.

Those are just a few of the great memories from a lifetime of loving live music.   If you get a chance to go to a live show go.  You never know what will happen

Woodstock memories and breakfast

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A feeling we have all know at one time or another.

I am not completely stressed out yet but it could happen any day at any time.   THAT STRESSES ME OUT!

A new survey looked at the most stressful “life moments.”  And we’re not sure we’re on board with the results, because a few big ones didn’t make the list.

Here are the top ten most stressful life events, according to the survey . . .

  • Losing your job.
  • Moving to a new home.
  • Planning a wedding.
  • Getting married.  Seems like they could have combined those last two.
  • Starting a new job.
  • Having your phone die when you’re lost.
  • Having a child.  Yep, LESS stressful than not having a phone.  (???)
  • Interviewing for a new job.
  • Meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time.
  • Doing your taxes.

Divorce and the death of a loved one did NOT make the top ten.  But somehow, a dead PHONE BATTERY did.  (???)

I am not stressed …… to much but I am getting that way.   I have visiting my Doctor for a numbness in my left hand.   Test reveals a nerve issue like carpal tunnel sundown but this nerve issue is in my elbow and I might need a little minor surgery to correct it.   No big deal, but it really is any surgery is not really minor.

But what is causing a rising level of stress is the results of the test that found possible nerve damage that runs form my neck…  Guess what more test and test means stress.  So I guess I am getting stressed out


Today on the morning show we celebrated the 74th birthday of Steve Martin who I saw as the warm up act with the Carpenters one week before he hosted Saturday night live and became a start.    Also would you eat pumpkin spiced meat?

Stupid news: A thief tries to sell to the wrong guy and fast food restaurants

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With the tour of Utah the subject of bikes has been coming up everywhere.  I feel bad because I DON’T RIDE BIKES.  It is not that I can’t … I hope but I have had a lot of bad luck with bikes.

I don’t remember my first bike.  Why?  I didn’t have it long.  It was stolen out of our locked fenced in back yard.  We found it in a ditch about a year later trashed.

Bike number two stolen again.

Bike number three – I think I was in the 4th or 5th grade.  It was a Christmas present and it was NICE!  Blue with a Banana seat.   The bike had hand breaks and was a 5 speed.  I LOVED THAT BIKE!  I road it everywhere and almost killed myself doing it.

I went to see a friend and he let me borrow a few toys so I was riding home holding the toys and riding down a steep hill.   I couldn’t use the breaks and I was picking up speed, a lot of speed and at the bottom of the hill a cross road and a huge ditch.   Luckily there was not traffic.  Unlucky that ditch was full of water and huge.   I went flying toys went flying and because of the law of gravity I started falling.    As John Pennette says “Gravity is a law, and I obey the law”

The one thing about gravity , it hurts when you you hit the ground and the bike smashes on top of you and toys smash on top of you .   I was lucky to escape with a few scrapes and a huge thigh bruise but the bike was banged up to.   But a neighbor who saw the accident helped with making a few repairs and in about two weeks I was on that bike again.

About a week later, that bike was stolen!  I was on foot.  My mother being the great mom she was offered to buy another bike several times, but I didn’t want her to waste her money.   I walked.

Unless I saw Vicki Snyder, a girl in the neighborhood who had a crush on me.  I had a crush on her bike.   Vicki would let me borrow her bike if I would sing to her.  Yep I was like Alfalfa of the little rascals.  I would sing and the girls would swoon.  LOL

So as you can see I just did not have a lot of luck with bikes.  I do have a bike now but it is an exercise bike / clothes hanger!!!!!!

Morning show: it is Pumpkin Spice already

Stupid news: a Booty call, Bee’s and Monkey’s

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When I drive I always look for landmarks to help me navigate where I am and where I am going.

That got me lost in Salt Lake City on Saturday night.  I was downtown at the Gateway for the Devotion Championship Wrestling event and had a great time. But after the event was and


I have driving in Salt Lake for years and rarely have had an issue.  But most of that driving was in the daylight hours not 10:30 on a Saturday night.     I navigate by landmarks and dang it was dark on Saturday night.

As I made my exit from the Gateway Garage I was in a little trouble.   I had to navigate by street numbers, which was Ok I only got twisted around once.   But when you navigate by landmarks you can get all twisted around.   In other words I was lost.  I knew I was in Salt Lake City ….. Sort of but where.  Finally I just pointed my car in one direction thinking I will see a landmark soon.

It worked and I made it to the Hotel.

My wife in a concerned and loving way asked “Why didn’t you use the navigation system on your phone???????

I didn’t even think about it because I have never used it and frankly……….. I didn’t know how.

Sunday morning I had a tutorial on how to use the navigation system.     I am now a tech master.   That is until I need to use it and I am lost again and have lost my phone…

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