Hi! Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! I tweeted a photo of my famous Jell-O shots and had so many people ask how I made them, so that's what you'll find in this blog. I've been making these red, white, and blue Jell-O shots for a few years and EVERYONE loves them. If you prepare a few days in advance they are REALLY easy to make.
All of the little cups and lids are found at Party City ... it's the Jell-O that's the problem. Finding WHITE Jell-O is a chore, but if you're willing spend a little extra, I found Pina Colada Jell-O on Amazon and that's what I used! (It takes awesome too!) The trick to these jello shots is to let each layer color set in the fridge for an entire day before adding the next layer on top! For first timers - make jello like you normally would, but replace the COLD cup of water, with a cup of vodka or rum! I used a different flavor vodka for each color Jell-O!
In all, it takes 3 days to make these ... but trust me, it's totally worth it. They are a total CROWD PLEASER on the 4th of July! Save for next year! :) XO
(Day 2 after heart surgery. Nice puffy hands from all the fluid in my system. That heart pillow wasn't for show. It made it less painful to cough or sneeze!)
It was 5 years ago today that I had heart surgery. I am forever grateful to Dr. Casale, Dr. Stella, my PA Doug Long and all the nurses & staff at the Geisinger Heart Hospital that got me through a difficult time in my life.
Before I left work, I sent out the following email.
From: Rocky Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:19 PM To: WILKES-BARRE USERS Subject: ROCK'S SUMMER SABBATICAL
I thought I'd get everyone caught up on my "Summer Sabbatical" in case you haven't heard. I will be off the radio for the entire month of July.
Last October I went in for a physical, and my doc found a heart murmur. Pretty crazy because just a month earlier I ran a 1/2 marathon and had no symptoms at all. More tests determined I had a leaky valve.
Hold off on the pig valve jokes as I won't need it replaced. Thankfully. Tuesday I am having valve repair surgery @ Geisinger, WB. My surgeon, Dr. Casale, says I should be in the hospital 3-5 days and home 4-6 weeks. After that, I should be good as new and able to run & workout like before.
Have a good day,
It’s still hard to believe. One minute you are feeling perfectly fine, and the next, doctors are telling you that there are serious problems.
What did I learn from all this?
Be proactive! Take care of your body. And don’t write off those annual checkups. One exam could save your life. It saved mine!
Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is. ~Norman Cousins
Yesterday was my 4th anniversary on air at WKRZ. Seems like just yesterday I was getting death threats cuz I was "new".... awwwwww. When I first moved here, I'd never been to Pennsylvania in my LIFE - I was terrified! Didn't know a soul, I cried a few (or more) times a week cuz I missed my family, never had money (hey did you know moving's expensive? derrrrr), and my apartment in Wilkes Barre was smack in the middle of Stabby Row. Not good times.
But now, happily settled, beautiful safe apartment in Pittston, boyfriend I love in Scranton, friends I'll have for the rest of my LIFE, and listeners who (save a few nutjobs) stopped threatening to kill me a long time ago. Haha I really appreciate everyone I've met in this NEPA community! I feel like the KRZ family is my own and I truly treasure it and thank God for it. Doesn't mean I don't cry from time to time cuz I miss my Michigan family, but knowing I have friends who'll watch a "Girl Meets World" premiere with me in sweatpants at 10pm on a Friday night and actually call it a "party" - well if that's not family I don't know what is ;) I mean this: I love you! And you, and you, and you, and you... Thanks for everything!
I love it when one of our off-air conversations make it on air.
This morning, while a song was playing, Freddie was telling us about walking out to the garage in his slippers to check on his cats.
Slippers??? Freddie wears slippers? Who knew?
He turned to Lissa for validation.
“You wear slippers, right?”
I hear the word “slippers” and I immediately think of my Dad. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it brings back memories of my Dad. Sunday morning. Robe. Slippers. V8 Juice. Later, he’d sit on the couch and light a pipe.
Slippers to me, are something Dads and Grandpas wear.
Are guys in their 20’s and 30’s that listen to our show REALLY wearing slippers???
Apparently I’m kind of standing alone on this! :)
Here’s what some of you said in the Text Club--
I absolutely hate feet so I'd rather have them covered by socks, slippers, or something. Everyone I know wears slippers.
My son is 19 and he is very particular about his footwear and he rocks his slippers!
I agree with Rocky. I'm 34 and don't plan on getting a pair of "slippers" for at least 30 years from now.
I'm a guy 23 and I wear Spongebob slippers...my girlfriends loves them too.
Rocky we can slap some skull and cross bones on them and whatever else you want on there to help you feel better about them
My boyfriend is 28 and wears his slippers (moccasins) all the time. I had to buy a new pair for Christmas last year bc his old ones were too smelly and ratty, I couldn't stand them.
Rocky join the dark side you get a Cookie with your slippers
I'm 53. Slippers? No way. Ever.
Yes! My 35 year old boyfriend wears slippers. Usually to step outside to smokeI am 39 and wear tweety slippers
Rocky that if you have a pet and have ever stepped in something warm and squishy at 2 o'clock in the morning you would wear slippers too
I am 33 and I have been wearing slippers since I'm like 16.
I agree with Rocky. Slippers remind me of my Dad.
I love it when a guy will wear slippers and be cozy with me. I wouldn't want him cuddling with me, with sneakers on xD LOL
Slippers are INSIDE SHOES that are clean! Why would u wear disgusting outside shoes that u step in spit, pee or whatever else on ur rugs!!!!!
I'm 35 and I wear slippers around the house and outside to water the flowers and my girlfriend 26 she also wears them
My husband is from Eastern Europe and as soon as he walks through the door at home, on go the slippers! - Allison
Yesterday was kind of a bummer day, spent Father's Day working in NYC, always hard to be separated from my mom & dad on holidays. Then on my way home, heading through Port Authority, I gave my sandwich to a homeless guy who wasn't homeless. Womp womp. So there's that.
But TODAY we're interviewing Jennifer Lopez! Woot!! So I wore my extra large J.Lo hoop earrings! Was feeling BADASS til I ran my fingers through my hair and pinky totally snagged, almost ripping my ear off……. That's why she's Jenny from the block and I'm Lissy from the farm.
Thanks to everyone that rode in the 5th Annual Heritage Valley Bike Tour on Saturday. Despite a limited amount of sunshine, it still turned out to be another great day on a bike. In fact, any day on a bike is a great one!
My team, the 4 Stooges, rode the 22 miler to Carbondale & back.
The start of any bike ride is always the most challenging part of the day. One screwup, and it's Dominos!
Hello Carbondale! We're halfway to the finish line.
I took a second to take a selfie in Archbald. Not sure why my piehole is open. Things with wings soon discovered it.
The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail is a 70+ mile long recreation trail along the Lackawanna River. It runs from the NY border south to Pittston. It's a simply amazing trail system with new sections opening all the time.