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
A priceless list of the 10 Commandments of Being a Kid (via CafeMom)
Thou Shalt Always Interrupt Mom on the Phone - If mommy is on the phone, drop whatever you are doing, race over to her, and loudly interrupt her with the least important thing you can possibly think of.
Thou Shalt Not Pee - Even if your bladder feels like it's about to burst, hold it in. Keep telling mommy that you don't have to go. Once you're in the car and on the highway, then and only then can you admit you have to go.
Thou Shalt Fight Off Germs ... Until Thy Parents Go Out - If you're going to get sick, be sure to time it perfectly. Wait until your parents are about to go out for the evening and then start coughing or running a fever.
Honor Thy Box, Not Thy Toy - There's plenty of time to play with toys. You're a kid. But to really have fun, start playing with the box that the toy came in.
Thou Shalt Not Keep Secrets - When you hear your parents say, "Do not tell so-and-so but...", that's your cue to take notes and be sure to tell everyone what your parents were saying about them. And for bonus points, do it at a big family gathering.
Thou Shalt Eat off the Floor - Food is good. Food is extra good after it's been thrown on the floor, picked up, and then eaten.
Thou Shalt Embrace Change - A free mind is a wonderful thing. So change it often. Loved mom's lasagna last week? Be sure to hate it this week. Have a blast playing miniature golf? Next time you visit Putt Putt Palace, be sure to have a complete meltdown.
Thou Shalt Dig for Gold Like There Is No Tomorrow - You have a nose for a reason. So anytime you have a free moment, shove that finger up there and see what you can find. The best time for spelunking is during school pictures.
Thou Shalt Fill Thine Belly With Sweets - When you're eating dinner, be sure to leave a lot of room for dessert. The best way is to eat less than half of what's on your plate, then grab your stomach and say you're full. Follow that up immediately by asking, "Can I have dessert now?"
Thou Shalt Not Waste Thy Weekend - With no school on Saturday and Sunday, weekends were totally made for kids. So don't miss a precious second. Get up as super early as you can and enjoy the day. Be as loud as you can too to let everyone know how much you love weekends! As for sleep, don't worry, you'll catch up during the week.
Great letter to all moms on the stir from a new mom. She is openly apologizing for judging other moms before she had a kid of her own. Here's what she's apologizing for:
She hopes you accept her apology...she had no idea. Read the entire letter here
According to David's Bridal, 75-hundred couples will get married today simply so the man will never forget his anniversary. Well, that's a side benefit. The real reason, of course, is today's date, 12.12.12, a once-in-a-century wedding date.
The day is also good luck from a numerology standpoint. "The date reduces to an 11 number (12+12+2012)," according to an expert. That translates into a high level of spiritual awareness. "It also brings sensitivity and romance into the marriage." The only danger is one or both parties taking things too personally.
The one drawback is the day of the week. Wednesday isn't the most exciting day of the week to walk down the aisle.
Congrats to Urban Outfitters... for looking like a bunch of tools. Their Holiday Catalog is filled with profanities to appeal to a younger consumer. Parents are calling for a boycott of the store, and their Facebook page is being slammed by protesters.
Of course, the outrage could be exactly what they're looking for, and many 20-somethings don't mind the profanity. "Not all forms of the (F-word) are bad," according to a writer at Teen-Ink. ( Fine. Swear it up. Cuss all you want. Have fun in the unemployment line. Am I being an old fuddy duddy?). Take a look at the catalog here
Jennifer Connelly turns 42; "Blossom's" Mayim Bialik is 37; and Dionne Warwick turns 72.
Bob Barker turns 89 today... is he missed on that show, or what? Do you remember his famous sign off? Can you repeat it word for word?
ABC: All new tonight including The Middle, The Neighbors, Modern Family, and Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012
CBS: All new tonight kicking it off with Survivor: Philippines, Criminal Minds, and then CSI
NBC: Whitney is new followed by a Guys With Kids rerun, and then new episodes of Take It All and Chicago Fire
FOX: The X Factor is Live
CW: Arrow is new followed by the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
A man visiting a doctor says; Doctor I just dropped in to tell you how much I benefited from your treatment.
The doctor replied; but you are not one of my patients. The man said: I know. But my uncle Bill was, and I am his heir.