Remember a simpler time? When Britney Spears still had her real hair, and no one knew the word “twerk”, and we didn’t realize Pepe Lepew was basically sexually assaulting that cat? I’m talking about childhood. Twas a blissful period for me because I had a vivid imagination and awesome parents. (I thought I was The Little Mermaid, they were just happy I was taking baths. It worked.)
But I got a message from a woman on facebook the other day, a mother, who made me sick to my stomach for another kid. Lemme explain: I don’t even know this woman (she claims to have met me at Backyard Alehouse two years ago…okay maybe) but she was trying to use her SICK KID to get Maroon 5 tickets! This was NOT part of a giveaway, not part of a KRZ thing, she just wanted ME to get them for her because her child is sick, thank you very much. Actually she didn’t even say thank you…
When I told her I couldn’t help her she swore at me and told me her daughter’s condition was gonna get worse. Because Lissa devastated her. I couldn’t believe it! My response:
“No – YOU devastated her. Why would you promise her something you don’t even know if you can get? And WHY didn’t you just buy tickets for her if it meant that much to her? So now you’re gonna make me feel like a jerk because I’m not a magic ticket genie?! Newsflash lady: concert tickets don’t cure cancer. And if I DID have two extra tickets I’d take your kid to the concert myself just so she could be away from YOUR soulless black heart for two hours.”
Then I facebook blocked her.
I don’t care if my response was harsh - people who use their kids like that make me sad/angry/infinitely sympathetic for the child. I can’t imagine. No one minds if you include a note about your child’s condition if you’re trying to win a giveaway or something, but to just pimp her out like that when you’re trying to randomly hit up a stranger? Not cool. On that note, I’d like to thank all the parents who rightfully DID win tickets for their kids, because you’re awesome for introducing the younger generation to the world of music! The Little Mermaid would be proud. Now I’m gonna say a quick prayer for that darling sick little girl that her mom stops being Ursula the Sea Witch.
Ben Affleck should send Miley Cyrus a freaking thank you card for doing what she did Sunday night at the VMAs. Friday afternoon all anybody could talk about was how Affleck will make a worse Batman than Betty White, but by Sunday nobody hated him. Cuz we all had nightmares of Hannah Montana’s teddy bear dry humping. Miley Cyrus violently rubbing her asscheeks against Robin Thicke's groin really made me realize how much Robin Thicke looks like.... Billy Ray Cyrus. Ew.
And does anyone else notice how her fiance Liam Hemsworth comes with her to NONE OF THESE EVENTS. Now we know why.
Then, ya gotta love Taylor Swift using an AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH to slam an ex. Only her. Cuz nothing tells somebody you're over them like talking about them all the fxxking time. Justin Timberlake is one talented dude. Loved his set. And N Sync didn't look a day older than their dads in 2003. Gaga, Bruno, Macklemore - you all blew me away. Lotsa talent there to counteract Miley’s stuffed animal molestation.
P.S. Did anybody else notice the same actress is in the Psychic Friends commercial AND the Monistat commercial? You’d think a good psychic would’ve known about that yeast infection.
I’m starting to think I have some serious OCD issues.
This week I was talking about my latest issue…parking at work. I like to park in the same general area every morning. Again, not in the exact same spot, I’m not that OCD! Definitely not Jack Nicholson-As Good As it Gets OCD. But yeah…I do like some order and routine in my life.
Lately Lissa has been disturbing that order! :) She’s the first one to park in the morning and has the pick of the entire lot. I cruise in half asleep right after her and use her car as a guide as to where to park…2nd spot over to her left.
This week she kept switching her spot. Wednesday she parked so far to the left in our lot that when I lined up with her I was almost in our driveway.
Hey Liss: Pick a spot and stay with it!
As I read this back, I’m starting to realize that I may have some OCD issues.
If you are a regular listener of the morning show you’ve heard a “few” of them:
--Can’t eat at buffets.
--Won’t start eating popcorn at movie theatre until credits finish.
--Never use the shower or toilet during a thunderstorm.
So are these silly little quirks or serious OCD concerns?
Thank you EVERYBODY who came out to our marathon team kickoff party last night at Mohegan Sun Casino! We had several hundred people - amazing!!! Ryan's Run 4 is officially ON :)))) I'll be running the NYC marathon November 3 with Ryan Leckey from WNEP TV and about 50 other local runners to raise money for Allied Health Services - click below to see my runner page, meet my team, and learn more about our cause!
Some pics from last night....
Ryan & I
gorgeous blond is fellow marathoner Angela, me in middle, & my dear, beautiful, hilarious friend Jenis
Angela and I planning our running strategy...... "go faster than some, slower than most". Brilliant!
If you're starting college, plan on spending on average $1500/year on textbooks. Yikes. And there's always that one required book that's going to set you back $100-$200. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think the book publishers are in cahoots with all schools. Why do they keep changing one small thing in a required text? So you have to buy the newest version!
Our listeners came up with a great list of websites offering discounted textbooks or books that you can rent.
If you know any other places to get cheap text books, add them to the comment section below.
I got all Smurfy this weekend on my monthly Big Brother outing. Meet Nicholas, a way cool 8 year old, looking for a match. We didn't plan it, but we both wore blue to go see Smurfs 2 at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14.
Little Brother, big soda! Think Nick finished it?
Good call on the Starburst Nicholas!
We hit the game room after the movie.
Does anyone win at these games? Nick was going for the Ipod.
Special thanks to Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 and BBBS advisor Melissa for a great day!
You can really make a difference in a young person's life...volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister TODAY.
And don't forget about the 7th Annual WALK AROUND WILKES-BARRE Thursday August 15, 5:30-10pm. We always have a blast eating & drinking in downtown Wilkes-Barre as we move from place to place for the different courses. Our friend Candice Kelly from WBRE-TV will be joining us too!
Call Alan Stout at 824.8756 to secure your ticket.
THANK YOU again Pocono Raceway for having me out to sing the anthem yesterday! Really, you have no idea how special this was for me. I appreciate all your kindness and am so grateful that my beloved Grandpa, my hero, my favorite WW2 vet got to see this back in Michigan! He said it made him cry in a good way :) Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart.