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??
Fighting a bug is bad enough, but many times you get sleep dreprivation to go along with it... So I'm sharing this in the Huffington Post from the good doctor Jennifer Collins, M.D. We all should give her a cough of appreciation.
1) Be Careful With Cold Meds. Even though your first instinct might be to hit up the pharmacy, turns out, everyone reacts to nighttime medications differently. Some people may even have adverse reactions that keep them up instead of lulling them to sleep, like feeling jittery or anxious, or experiencing a rapid heartbeat. The decongestant pseudoephedrine might be behind these symptoms, according to WebMD.
2) Why Elevating Your Head Works.Propping yourself (preferably up on a wedge pillow to protect your neck) puts gravity back to work in your favor, says Jennifer Collins, M.D., an assistant professor of allergy and immunology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Instead of choking on that unfortunate post-nasal drip, you'll breathe more easily through the nose and alleviate any sinus pressure that may have moved into the ears while lying down flat, she says.
3) Get Steamy. Sure, it's relaxing. But the real reason a hot bath or shower lulls you to sleep is thanks to the cooling effect after you step out of the tub. This drop in temperature helps trigger your body to prepare for sleep. But steam also offers cold and flu symptom relief. That moisture in the air can help loosen congestion in your nose and chest, keep your entire body moisturized and help you breathe easier while you sleep, says Collins. A humidifier can help, too!
4) Try Tea.A little chamomile, passionflower or other "sleepy time" teas before bed can help you relax before bed. "Plus," adds Collins, "you're also getting fluids when you drink tea." Sweeten with a drop or two of honey for the additional benefit of soothing that sore throat, which might otherwise fuel your tossing and turning.
5) Keep H2O Handy. While you might dread trekking to the bathroom in the middle of the night when you feel like garbage, staying hydrated throughout the day will ease congestion and help you feel better all over. A runny nose, breathing through the mouth and coughing all contribute to dehydration, says Collins, but it's important that your respiratory system stays moisturized. Plus, keeping a water bottle nearby can help you squash any middle-of-the-night coughing.
6) Stick To Cat Naps. If you're home sick, take it easy, but try to avoid sleeping all day long. While rest is obviously essential to your health, too much napping throughout daylight hours can make it harder to fall asleep at night. Try relaxing activities like board games, reading or catching up on your Netflix queue.
7) Remember Good Sleep Hygiene. Many of the age-old rules still apply to the bedroom, even when you're feeling under the weather. A sleep-promoting bedroom is cool, dark and quiet, used only for sex and sleep and ideally, free of light-emitting gadgets like cell phones and laptops.While some people might be tempted to try a stronger sleep medication when sleep is particularly elusive, sleeping pills shouldn't be mixed with most cold medicines, as many are alcohol-based and can cause dangerous interactions, cautions Collins.
Stay rested, my friends.