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
Little jerks = full price!
Good idea? A contributor to Reddit posted a receipt from a restaurant that included a $4 discount for "well-behaved kids." Sweet gesture that I'm sure the parents appreciated, right? But does this send a dangerous message? The Stir doesn't like it and here's why:
--"Eating out with children is already filled with plenty of pressure for parents"
--" Every raised voice, every dropped spoon can make a mom feel like all eyes in the joint are searing into her"
-- There needs to be a certain amount of tolerance for families
Plus, what about the parents that feel their little angels were perfect and still didn't receive the discount? Does the restaurant really want to quarrel with an angry mom?
What about you? Would you like to see a discount for well-behaved children? Is this a good idea or does The Stir bring up some good points?
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Grandpa was driving with his 9-year-old granddaughter and beeped the horn by mistake. She turned and looked at him for an explanation.
He said, "I did that by accident."
She replied, "I know that, Grandpa."
He replied, "How did you know?" She said, "Because you didn't say "idiot!" afterwards.