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??
I am so guilty of this like many of you. Yesterday, I totally wasted a whole dollar on a small package of Peanut M&M's from the candy machine. I thought that was a very high price to pay, but I was hungry. Then I got curious as to what I was paying for. Don't ask me why. The A.D.D. was in high gear, so I counted the M&M's in the bag. Anyway, there were 21 in there. That's 4.8 cents each! That's not inflation. That's highway robbery. Or, just plain stupidity.
Then, this morning, I received this helpful info from one of my radio buddies in Houston about some MORE money wasters.
DON'T WASTE ANYMORE MONEY ON...
Plastic surgery: Everyone knows you're old. Paying good money to look weird and old isn't helping anything. Plastic surgery is butchery. It doesn't make you look better, it makes you look like someone cut your face open, pulled the slaps, and stitched it all back together. Your skin might look smoother, but leather suitcases are also smooth. Not to mention that plastic surgery is expensive like real surgery, only there are not any healthy benefits.
Movie candy: It's not bad enough that movie candy comes in packages so large that it would take a normal sized human being 4 movie screenings to finish it, but it is wildly overpriced. Also, you're an adult. Do you really need candy to watch a movie? And don't use the candy machine either. (Thanks, Marc. it's too late.)
Expensive male haircuts: Perhaps the greatest swindle ever perpetuated upon the fairer sex has been that a woman's haircut should cost at least 5 times what men pay. For women, that battle is lost. But men, there's still hope. It's called a barber shop, and it's just fine. Let's not mess up a good thing, OK? And for the boys? A good buzz cut will work just fine in the summer months.
See? My son Sean is just fine with it.
The gym: Here's a money saving tip: if you're chubby, go jog. It's free.
And look at this candid photo my daughter Janelle took at the gym. Do I look happy?
Casinos: You ever heard the expression "the house always wins?" Well it does. Oh, one more thing: YOU ARE NOT THE HOUSE.
First class plane tickets: If your boss buys your ticket, I guess it's worth it. If not, you're paying 600 bucks for a hot towel and a curtain. The first class section is just the "hey look at me, I spent more money than you on the same flight" section. Save money, sit with the rabble and eat the pretzels.
High-end cocktails: Fancy cocktails, bottle service, and top shelf liquor in the finest bars, have less to do with quality than vanity. That's why we're a lot cooler than you, cause we're out here on the wine and beer program.
Hotel minibar: If you buy a full price bottle at a liquor store and think, "this would be better if it was smaller and more expensive" the mini bar is just right for you.
SUVs: You don't need a car that big. You. Just. Don't. Why? Because if you really needed a car that big, you'd have a pickup truck. Once upon a time, it might have been the "cool" thing to drive around in a neutered tank, but is showing off how much credit you have really "cool" anymore?
$200 athletic shoes: Air Jordans used to be cool, but let's face facts. In 2011, Michael Jordan is a 48-year-old underwear salesman. Stop paying 200 bucks for sneakers. They won't help you fly, no matter how much you clap.
Designer clothes for babies: The reason you don't buy a baby a 75 dollar shirt is the same reason you don't but one for a college kid. They don't care either way, and will likely throw up on it. But, if you really just gotta have those, check into a clothes reseller. Kids grow quick, and outgrow the nice stuff, so take a look and see.
Amtrak: Planes are expensive, but fast. Buses are cheap, but slow. Trains are expensive and slow. Got it?
Expensive jeans: Blue jeans became classic because they were the dependable, affordable pants of the working man. Here's a tip, if you paid enough for your jeans that you are reluctant to wipe pizza grease on them, then they aren't jeans. That's what jeans are for.
MACMAN FOOTNOTE: As for the peanut M&M's purchase yesterday, they were gone in less than 3 minutes. Money waster transformed into woney waister.