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??
This contribution for the Christmas stocking comes from cafemom.com. Sounds like a good place for a cup o' cider and a Christmas candle! They tell us that the fabric container hung by the chimney with care should be more than just an after-thought. They can be very pleasant surprises...how about these?
Supplements to Their Favorite Toys: Ever noticed how those "sets" of a certain toy always have little bits that can go along with them? Unwrap those suckers and slip them inside the stocking, and you have something your kids will actually PLAY with for a good long time. Not sure what I'm talking about? Well my daughter will be getting minifigures to go along with her LEGOs this year and the new walkable Littlest Pet Shop toys . . . because she's already got plenty of toys they'll interface with.
Cute Soaps: OK, I know, who the heck wants SOAP as a gift? Isn't that like telling someone they smell bad? Not when they're kids and the soap is fun! Think shapeable foam for faux beard making or soap crayons -- pretty much anything that can be considered as much toy as it is toiletry.
Movies: You know why I love Blu-Ray? It isn't just because there's all that high-def goodness. It's the fact that the cases are a whole lot smaller than the regular DVDs -- perfect for sticking in a stocking. What could be better than unstuffing the stocking and finding a recently released movie the entire family can watch?
Socks & Undies: Again with the -- really, for a holiday? But listen up and listen good: sometimes you have to get useful stuff for your kiddos. And it's a lot easier to make it pass as a present when it's just filling up empty space in a stocking stuffed with other goodies. Trust me, this is a much better option (for you) than trying to cram that cavern with candy.
An Ornament: Because I am a real sap, I love getting my kid a new ornament every year. Which doesn't go over quite as well with her because, well, our tree has usually been decorated for a week or two when she opens it on Christmas morning and looks at me like, really Mom? Sticking it in the stocking with the OTHER goodies is a good way to avoid that groan . . . and I sit content in the knowledge that I'm building her a mushy mass of ornaments for "her" tree when she's my age.
The Real Presents: Who says you have to save all the good stuff to put under the tree? No, really, WHO says? If it's small enough to fit in there, consider skipping the wrapping paper and jamming it in there as your gift to the environment.