Sending prayers & love to all our friends & family effected by the storms/tornados last night - Lots of damage that will take a long time to rebuild and one life lost that we know of right now - The pictures coming in are heart breaking - If you would like to help out call or visit The American Red Cross website - To contact your local Red Cross call 800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcross.org - We are working on posting a link to our main page our website right now! Thank you so much - Be safe & have a great Thursday - Carmen
There are certain moments that will stick with us and I had that 'A-HA' moment last night. Lil Man & I were doing the night time routine, which sometimes can be a lonnnnnggggg routine when it comes to 'cleaning up'. lol He is the first Grandchild, so let's just say he has A LOT of toys. In his lil people church school, the kids have small cans they are collecting pennies to help children in need at Christmas, children that may not even have a Christmas without a little help. We did Operation Tyson's Toys when he was 2 years old to help Brenner Children's Hospital, so he kind of gets it. I made sure he was part of dropping the toys off and going into the hospital.... So we have been really talking about this 'can' since last Sunday. I have tried my best to explain that many children are not as blessed as we are and it's our job to help them. He is pretty smart and exposed to charity events through the radio station, so he is doing pretty good at understanding this concept as a 3 year old. So, here we are putting our pennies in before we go night night and he jumps up, like a lightbulb went off in his head and walked over to his toy box. He started pulling out trucks, cars, books...and said 'we give them this, and this, and kids can read this book' Let me tell you I felt this sensation come over me of pure love. He even had a set of new little cars (from the movie) that he had JUST got that weekend and said 'not now, but later they have these'. OH! My heart!!! I just smiled, got on his level on the floor, and told him how proud I was of him. See, I could tell him all day long how important it is we share and give to others in need, but it really becomes magic when a child really gets it, feels it in there heart, and becomes proactive without me even saying anything. All I can say is thank you Lord for such a beautiful child that lights up my world everyday. It's those little things that really matter at the end of the day. Make it a GOOD One!
No, not that word! I'm talking LICE!!! Makes me cringe to think about. Fingers crossed we do not have that WORD (do not give energy to it - lol ) in my household. Don't get me wrong, I really feel bad for ANY child who gets it, it spreads like mad, and there is not much you can do to prevent it...well, unless your child lives in a bubble! Lil man, who is now 3, had a big play date last week & the next day one of the mom's called me to let me know one of the boys had lice. My first reaction is to grab a paper bag and breathe - LICE - it's like I've never heard the word before - uhhhh...duhhhh....you do have a child, right? The reality is, at some point we will cross these bridges of childhood and we do not get a free pass card. Mama needs to get a grip and roll with the MANY challenges we will face, as we play the grow up game and get over myself! Humor is God's Gift I tell you. You know I went into panic mode off the bat, but I remained calm...thank you for letting me know mama friend...really. Ya know, she could have not told me at all. I slowly put the phone down and ran over to Lil Man's head...just picking through it like a monkey does her baby - lol - what a sight! He must have thought 'what in the world is wrong with this woman I call Mommy?' Once I broke out every cleaning supply, washed the sheets, on & on...it came to me 'ok, so if he were to get this, how far can these suckers jump?' lol Then the thoughts...'ok, would it show right away if he got it?' That's when I broke out the 'go to numbers' - the people in your life that you can call for whatever issue that is 'their thing'...they each have a special gift of knowledge and OH how I am blessed to have these friends - lol - so I call my mommy friend, she has 3 kids, natural medicine is her THING - she is my go to with kids - you name it, she has dealt with it. She said sometimes it can take days to tell (itching - full blown episode) before we even know - She did say look for dandruff that will not seem to 'shake' out - AKA - EGGS! I'm calming down now because at least I know what to look for now. I went to a Natural Herb Shop & learned about a great soap made from NEEM - Check it out - all natural, and even though they do not advertise for that purpose - I love using it everyday, never knew! Needless to say, Lil Man's hair has been cut into a wonderful short mohawk - and no sign of that 4 letter word. Make it a GOOD One!!!
What was the best song from the 90's? It's a tough question, because music was so different in the 90's. We had Pearl Jam on one side, Tupac on the other, and Color Me Badd somewhere in the middle. Alternative music changed what top 40 was, but then rap and hip hop changed it again. For people who are young enough to have graduated in the 90's, I wonder what music you remember as "your songs" from that time. Hit me back if you have any you remember.
Where do you fall on the spectrum of Swine Flu emotions? It's all hype? It's just the flu? We're doomed?
To be totally honest, I'm a little scared, but trying to remain alarmingly macho at the same time. It IS the flu. People get it every year. Somehow when you associate it with pigs, it gets scary. (one thing to remember is that you CAN NOT get the swine flu from eating pork! Enjoy your bacon.)
I'm a little scared because I'm in a risk group, being asthmatic. As you know if you also have asthma, we're in the risk group for everything.
Guess I'll get swabbed and get a shot. Make it two shots with a beer chaser!
Wow, I so remember this day and all the pain and sufferring it used to bring!
After a summer of laziness, it's time to get up early...AND take a shower...AND wear decent clothes...AND go to school??? For the whole day? "Can't we just do a half a day for the first few weeks and ease in to this?"
The ride to school (or walk, as many of us did) was so long.
The walk up the sidewalk was too.
Inside, it still smells just like last year. "It's gonna be a long time until next summer!"
What was that familiar smell? Looking back, it must have been a combination of books, bread baking in the cafeteria, and terror.
The first sight of a friendly face was such a welcome vision! "What did you do all summer?" "Nothing. What did you do?" "Nothing." "School sucks!" "I know!" A little exchange like that took the edge off, and the next thing you knew, you were walking home from that first day and kind of looking forward to seeing your friends again on the SECOND day of school. After day three, you stopped giving them numbers and it was all routine again.
The top things I learned in school:
Be polite. It counts for a lot.
Don't two face your friends. You can't get far enough away to outrun the shame of it.
Try. If you make an effort, you'll get help. If you don't, you won't get any sympathy for being lazy.
Be part of something. Don't let it all pass you by.
Of course, I learned all these things years after I threw my last stack of school papers high in the air. If my time machine worked, I'd go back and do it right.
Anybody else got a strange feeling? Don't get me wrong, I still love that it's Friday. It's just an odd day.
Maybe I'm feeling like the kids heading back to school next week or something.
"Bet You Won't Play It Friday" was awesome! This week we got more calls than we have lately and we really really worked on playing all the songs requested. It's impossible to play them all in the 4 and a half hours they give us on the air, but this week I was really jammin' them in. I hate to ever miss a single one.
If you've never called, do it next week! You don't have to go on the air with us, but we would love for you to. Here's the number: 336-373-0987.
Who knows what it is that makes this Friday feel just a little bit "off"? Perhaps my red meat level is dangerously low? Better go steak up.
Very expensive research tells us that most Simon listeners are "dog people".Â This is only to say that they own dogs more often than cats, not that they have any distaste for cats.Â We didn't research that part.Â The facts show that most of us have at least one dog.Â With this in mind, we often deal with pet related issues on the GET UP show.Â
We're experiencing the hottest week of the summer in the lovely Triad area.Â People are sun burnin', heat strokin', and forgetting that this IS Summer.Â
It's interesting how the heat affects people in such dramatically different ways in different settings.
Heat in PuntaÂ Cana, "Wow, it's so tropical!"
Heat in Greensboro, "This s*%$# is getting ridiculous!"
Heat in a live volcano, "How amazing!"
Heat in High Point, "I cain't stand this hot.Â I don't feel like doin' nothin'."
Heat in Memphis (my favorite), "Let's go to the Peabody and get some drinks."
Heat in Winston, "Let's go roll in that cool mud where the ballpark is going to be!"
It's so hot that the swimming pool water is all warm, like a bath.Â Some people love that feeling, but when it's 100 and you jump into a pool, isn't it awesome to get that shock of cold water?Â That's living.Â When you jump in and it's as warm as cheese dip, it takes some of the fun out.Â The heat hasn't bothered me so far.Â It makes the AC on 65Â feel great and it makes the PBRs even more refreshing.Â They didn't win that award for beer excellence back in the 1890's for nothing!
Enjoy your hot days.Â The winter will be here before we can turn around twice.