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
How popular is Valentines Day in America? Not as popular as you may think. 60% will celebrate on Thursday, making just about every other holiday, except St. Patrick's Day, more popular (Source).
Apps to rev up your relationship:
*** Avocado: Avocado is an app that let's you stay in touch with your sweetie by sending cute messages, share photos, manage dates, create shared lists (vacation ideas, grocery lists), and send hugs and kisses (the app vibrates when you place the phone against your chest).
*** BeCouply: Fresh ideas for date night.
*** Treat: Design your own greeting card using personal photos and customized text. These are real greeting cards you can send to your sweetie (unless, of course, it's a Saturday). The app is free but, of course, the cards comes with a price.
If you're going to spend Thursday night reeling from a relationship gone wrong, here are 10 ANTI-romantic movies you may want to pop in the DVR:
1) Lost in Translation (2003- Scarlett Johansson)
2) High Fidelity (200 - John Cusack)
3) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 - Jim Carrey)
4) Broken Flowers (2005)
5) (500) Days of Summer (2009 Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zoey Deschanel)
6) Crazy Heart (2009 Jeff Bridges)
7) Blue Valentine (2010 Ryan Gosling)
8) Barney's Version (2010- Paul Giamatti)
9) Like Crazy (2011 Felicity Jones)
10) Take This Waltz (2012 - Michelle Williams)
How to stay together
This may not match the advice grandma gave you on your wedding day, but we're finding out the key to a lasting relationship is sharing similar vices. A new study found couples were less likely to divorce if their drinking habits were the same. Get this from the study:
For straight couples where the man was a heavy or “hazardous” drinker, the divorce rate was 13.1%. When the woman was the heavy or hazardous drinker, the divorce rate jumped to 26.8%. Couples in which both spouses were heavy drinkers had a divorce rate if 17.2%. If both spouses were light drinkers, however, the divorce rate was a mere 5.8%.
The best advice is to watch how much you're tipping the bottle back, but when you do, do it together!
Record of the Year: Goytye f/Kimbra: "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Album of the Year: Mumford and Sons: Babel
Best New Artist: Fun!
Complete list of winners here
Best Photo Bomb
Best at ignoring the Grammy memo that asked celebrities to cover the cleavage
Best in completely observing the rule...
Today is Clean Out Your Computer Day, Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, Make a Friend Day, and White T-Shirt Day
ABC: the Bachelor is 2-hours followed by a new Castle
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, and Hawaii Five-O are all new
NBC: The Biggest Loser is 2-hours followed by a new Deception
FOX: Bones and The Following are new
CW: The Carrie Diaries and 90210 are new
#1 hits on this day (Billboard Hot 100) ...
- "Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain (2008)
- "Creep" TLC (1995)
- "Africa" Toto (1983)
- "Fire" Ohio Players (1975)
A man was looking to hire a driver for a bus tour business. Three men applied for the job. He calls one into his office to interview him. The man says that he can put the wheels right on the edge of a bridge, drive, and not fall off.
The employer is very impressed. He calls another man in. This man says that he can put the wheels halfway off of a bridge, drive, and not fall off.
The employer is again very impressed. He calls the last man in. He says, "I heard what the other two guys said, and I don't think I could match them. I usually drive in the middle of a bridge".