Helloooo! Welcome to MY PAGE! My own little chunk of the World Wide Web. It's very exciting.
My career started while in college at a little Top 40 station in Clare, Michigan (the Gateway to the North). Not only was I a weekend DJ, but I was also the station janitor. No kidding! I did what was needed to break into the biz, even if it included scrubbing toilets.
After Clare, it was on to Saginaw, Michigan, a decade in Kalamazoo (yes, there really is...), north to Grand Rapids, and then south to Greenville, where I'm excited to take over afternoons on MY 102.5!!!
I met the love of my life in Kalamazoo at a wine festival. Kelcey told me on that first night: "You'll never meet a girl in Kalamazoo." Apparently not... that night! But I won her over with my charm, wit, and a great deal of wine. We married in September of 2001. She's my best friend.
Born: Troy, Michigan
Wife: Kelcey Carlson, anchor/reporter WRAL-TV
Pets: Dog- Phil Stubbs!
Kids: Two! Charlie, born in 2007, and Kellen, born in 2011
When it comes to shopping for gifts... men are the worst. Men push the deadline, bargain less, and spend too much. 10% of guys plan to wrap up their Christmas shopping when? Yes, on Christmas Eve. For women it's 3.6% (probably buying something for their guy to take to his mom!). Of course, is this survey telling us something we don't already know?
If you're worried you'll gain weight over the holidays... you will. Get over it. In fact, a new Jenny Craig survey found 47% of women gain four to five pounds during this time of year. A strategy for cutting back on the treats: Fill up on lower-density foods like a big salad.
But it's not just the treats that pad the waist - it's the stress. 66% of women admit that once the weather gets colder, they get less active. Experts suggest finding a buddy for motivation and take a lunchtime walk.
How to NOT breakup come January... Christmas is so magical. The lights, the music, the gifts...and then it's done. What now? Break up! No, wait, don't break up like so many do in January. Here's how to prevent that courtesy of YourTango:
Favorite 80's holiday movies... what's your favorite? Here are a few good ones (courtesy: Babble.com.
It appears grandparents are doing what grandparents do -- complain about their kid's kids. They don't like how you're raising your kids at all. In fact, your "liberal ways" are leading to bad table manners and bad school behavior.
It wasn't like that back in their day! 92% say when they were kids, they ate dinner with their families. Today they say only 54% of children sit down with their families.
Today just 49% ask if they can be excused from the dinner table -- back "in the day" it was 89%.
What's really taken a hit is the good old fashion 'thank you' letter. 86% of grandparents were told to write one when they were kids vs. 35% of kids today.
C. Thomas Howell from those classic 80's flicks is 46, Nicholas Hoult from X-Men: First Class is 23, and Emily Browning from The Uninvited turns 24.
Today is Letter Writing, Cotton Candy Day, and Pearl HarborDay.
Hyde Park on Hudson - Bill Murray, Laura Linney
Playing For Keeps - Gerard Butler
Deadfall - Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde
Lay the Favorite - Rebcca Hall, Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta Jones
ABC: Last Man Standing and Malibu Country are both new, followed by a Shark Tank rerun, and then a new 20/20
CBS: Undercover Boss, CSI: NY and Blue Bloods are all new
NBC: SNL Christmas, and Dateline (NEW)
FOX: Kitchen Nightmares and Fringe are both new
CW: Nikita is new followed by a Arrow rerun
What is the difference between ignorance, apathy, and ambivalence?
I don’t know and I don’t care one way or the other.