Thanks for reading my blog. Both of you. I hope you find some points of humor or entertainment in them, and if you don't, well...email me some! I am always looking for more. By the way, my boss just told me that I'm not sharing enough information about myself. He wants a bio. So, in the interest of any of your curiosity and for a little more job security, here I go:
Hobbies: Radio. Although I am seeking another to supplement.
What I Do In My Free Time: WHAT?
Favorite Foods: Pretty much anything that doesn't make the kitchen stink after it's cooked.
Favorite Singers/Bands: Coldplay, Jars of Clay, Hillsong, Train, Colbie Caillat, Sting, Eagles, Chicago.
Favorite Women: My two girls.
Favorite Men: My two boys.
Favorite TV shows: American Idol, Fringe, Burn Notice, Swamp People, Fox News, The NEW Two and a Half Men.
Favorite Movies: Romance, Sci-fi and comedy. The trifecta. (Yep, I like CHICK FLICKS...don't judge me.) Favs include Star Trek, You've Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping, Dumb and Dumber, Caddyshack, Rat Race, Blazing Saddles, Animal House, Airplane!
Political View: He said WHAT?
Religious View: If Jesus can save me, He can save anybody.
Favorite interview: It's a three way tie. Billy Preston, Kenny Loggins and James Taylor. Three of the nicest guys you could ever meet. The late Billy was the best in making me feel comfortable when I was a little nervous.
Favorite concerts: Billy Joel and Elton John. Maroon 5 and Train. Chicago's still got it, but I think the late Dan Fogelberg wins out in the "older school" category.
Favorite Quote: Phillipians 4:19: "But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Favorite job: This one! Love playing your favorite songs.
Someone once told me that working out is FUN!
Here's elyptical candid photo from my 14-year-old daughter.
So, what's a sweaty DJ to do?? Go to Jared and ask him...He just told me "eat fresh." What a company guy.
Hey, shouldn't we be judging a gumbo cook off or something??
Happen to run across this list (with some DJ editing) in RollingOut.com...Some of these are just plain-old common sense, and some may be items you never really thought about before. Either way, if you're struggling with sadness, don't just read these, DO some!
1. Stay prayerful. Communicating with God is a great way to redirect your holiday blues. So stop to reflect on the True meaning of Christmas. And if you need help in that area, just watch Linus' Bible reading of Luke 2 on the Charlie Brown Christmas special.
2. Give back. Volunteering for a church or non-profit organization helping those less fortunate than you is a sure way to realize how blessed you are and to be a blessing to someone else.
3. Treat yourself regularly. A day at a Spa is a sure way to take some of the edge off of the approaching holiday season. Or even a haircut. Seems to work well for my son, Sean. (Buzzcut in December? Really?)
4. Change your surroundings. Travel to a new city or country to change the usual holiday atmosphere.
5. Do something different. Create a new, meaningful tradition with your family.
6. Do something silly. Find your inner clown. Anything that makes you smile is good medicine.
8. Avoid negative people and/or negative talk. These are things that zap your energy and usually add more stress.
9. Journal. Keeping a personal journal is a great way to sort through and process the emotions you are experiencing.
10. Work it out. As in exercise. Physical activity releases Endorphins (natural pain and stress fighters).
Wow, I feel happier already!