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??
For those quick fixer-uppers, try any and/or all of these:
1. It's the little things. It turns out that love is in the details: "We know from marriage and divorce research that it's the everyday things - having fun, connecting, and showing you care - that make or break a marriage," says Debra Castaldo, Ph.D., author of Gifts of Love. We heard the same from other experts, real couples, and even one of America's greatest living poets. So we worked up this list of 17 fast little somethings that'll help you and your guy go all gaga for each other again.
2. Have a quick fightfest (just not about each other). "It's very detrimental to a relationship to pretend you're always doing great," says Brian Grossman, Ph.D., a relationship expert and author of Learning to Listen: Did You Hear What I Think I Said? So vent about whatever's bugging you: your job, your mom, this morning's rude barista. "You'll immediately feel closer. And don't feel pressured to come up with solutions; this exercise is more about sharing your feelings with each other."
3. Wash the car. Pull the garbage to the curb, or handle whatever chore he always takes care of. It'll help you appreciate what he does for both of you. "Since I took on some of the bill paying, my husband is calmer and our marriage is less stressful," says Jennifer Lee, 45, a life coach in Winter Springs, FL. "A tiny thing made a huge difference."
4. Share story time. "My husband and I used to take turns giving a bath and reading books to our daughter at bedtime," says Alisa Bowman, author of Project Happily Ever After. "But one night, my husband crawled into bed and listened while I read to her. It was a very sweet moment to have us all lounging there together, and now we do it regularly. It only takes a few minutes to read a bedtime story, but I always feel closer to him when it's over." If you're not in the reading-with-kids phase, read novels aloud to each other. Especially the good parts.
5. Open a bottle of wine. A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin in 2010 found that couples who drink together report feeling closer and having fewer relationship troubles than people who imbibe alone or don't drink at all. But don't turn into a Tennessee Williams play: The best effects were seen when couples had one to three drinks and sipped similar amounts.
6. Take a WARM Shower-together. It doesn't matter how jam-packed your days are: Any couple can grab five minutes of absolutely alone, soaking-wet face-to-face time first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Saving water is important too, right?
7. Act like teenagers. Have a semipublic makeout session. Remember how thrilling it was in high school? It's even better now.
8. Get some distance. If you come home in a terrible mood, take five. Sit on the deck or go grab the mail - so you don't pick at your spouse when you don't really mean to.
9. Brag about your better half. And do it when you're both right there. "When my husband and I are out with other people, talking about marriage or parenting or work - anything, really - I love to say what a great dad and friend he is to me and our daughter," says Linnet Overton, 31, from Nashville. "Sure, he blushes up a storm, but I know it makes him feel good to know he's appreciated. And when he publicly compliments me, it reminds me that I'm loved and valued."
10. Share a sexy dream. "Our brains are the biggest factor in making us feel turned on," says therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D. "After you've been intimate with someone a thousand times, it's the mental stuff that keeps things hot." (Yahoo)