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??
HERE is yet ANOTHER attempt from researchers to place us all in categories of good health. Or bad health. Or, in my case, bad WEALTH...of knowledge.
HOW YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH
SHY: Shy types are 50 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. Researchers at Chicago's Northwestern University who carried out the 30-year study, believe this may be because wallflowers lead more sheltered lives and so find new situations more stressful. Shy types are also more vulnerable to viral infections, such as the common cold -- whatever time of year it may be -- according to research from the University of California, with stress once again playing a key role.
SENSITIVE: Men who are more like women -- sympathetic and compassionate -- have lower stress levels and are less likely to have heart attacks, found research at Glasgow University. In the study men were given a 'masculinity' and 'femininity' score based on traits such as leadership ability, forcefulness, aggression and risk-taking for the former, and sympathy, affection, compassion and sensitivity to the needs of others for the latter.
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY: They may always have a half-full view of life, but optimists are also more likely to be overweight. Researchers from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and other centers, assessed obese men and women undergoing a six-month weight-loss program involving counseling, nutrition and exercise. The researchers found that those who were most positive lost the least weight. It's thought that looking on the bright side led to patients not caring about their weight problem and always giving into temptation.
ANXIOUS: Researchers at Descartes University, Paris, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, have found that needy personalities are five times more likely to develop stomach ulcers. Dependent, emotionally unstable types may be more likely to smoke and drink, have irregular eating habits and sleep problems -- which all lead to higher than normal rates of stomach acid production, triggering the ulcers. The good news? Anxious people have more sex, according to a Sheffield University study.
ARGUMENTATIVE: Angry people respond more quickly and strongly to stress, mentally and physiologically, increasing blood pressure and heart rate. Hostile, aggressive behavior is one of the least healthy personality traits to have. In a study of 448 women attending breast-screening centers, researchers at the Oncological Hospital of Kifissia, Athens, found hostile types were more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Being angry also brings a 50 per cent increase in the chance of poor heart health, say researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
OUTGOING: Extrovert men are also more likely to have lots of children. Physically they aren't believed to be more fertile - these party animals simply go out more. Extrovert men are less likely to get heart disease, according to a Milan University study. They are also less prone to infections and more likely to recover from disease. This may be down to reduced levels of stress hormones -- extroverts are better are coping with what life throws at them. And if they think they have a medical problem, they're likely to speak up.
DIM: A low IQ is correlated with greater risk of anxiety, late-onset dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Furthermore, a Harvard School of Public Health study on children with low IQ found there was also an increased risk of depression and schizophrenia. One theory is simple: people with low intelligence have a harder time understanding the importance of healthy living.
VIRTUOUS: As you'd expect, people who are conscientious reap enormous benefits healthwise, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow. They are less likely to develop all kinds of illnesses: diabetes, hernia, bone problems, sciatica, stroke -- even Alzheimer's.
Go on! PICK ONE! Or be like me, and rotate categories.