THANKS to Tina from Cancertacular for being on the show this morning! Help fight childhood cancer in our area by saving your pennies:
Cancertacularâ¢ of NEPA is pledging to collect 450,000 pennies by September 30, 2010 at 11:59PM. Each of those pennies represents a child who battled cancer. They will take photos of the massive pile, have both childhood cancer survivors and those who lost an angel to childhood cancer autograph them, and hand deliver them to Congress in Washington, DC. Of course, all of those pennies willÂ come right back toÂ NEPA to assist local children battling this monster. Pennies need not be rolled, but counted. Drop off at any of the following locations:
1. LAVENDER GOOSE, 1536 Main Street, Peckville, PA. 570.489.0380.
2. EDEN - A VEGAN CAFE, 344 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA. 570.969.1606.
3. THE FANCIFUL FOX, Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA. 570.558.3001.
4. PRANA YOGA, 1112 Wheeler Avenue, Dunmore, PA. 570.341.8886.
5. DR. LINDA THOMAS-HEMAK'S STRP CLINIC, 5 South Washington Avenue, Jermyn, PA 18433.
6. REACH FOR THE STARS DANCE STUDIO, 662 Pocono Blvd , Mount Pocono PA 18344.
7. THE EATERY, 801 Hill Street, Jessup, PA. 570.489.1080.
8. BIZ GIFTS, 1530 Pittston Avenue, Scranton, PA. 570.342.4880.
9. ZUMBA PERFECT, 110 Terrace Drive, Blakely, PA.
10. STYLE ADDICTIONS, 202 West Elm Street, Dunmore, PA. 570.558.4247.
11. HAYSTACKS, 116 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, Wilkes Barre, PA. 570.822.4474.
Check out our full, unedited interview with Shane Snider (son of Dee Snider and one of the stars of the reality series "Growing Up Twisted" on A&E - Tuesday nights @10pm ET)! He's officially my favorite member of the cast, even though I love the whole crew (and for the record - LOVE Twisted Sister. Who doesn't?). Shane's a Facebook friend of mine - comedian, hottie, and overall super nice guy...
So Kris Allen was in the studio today, much to the squealing delight of a room fulla hot nâ bothered NEPA femme-fans! We thoroughly enjoyed his acoustic set, interview, and meet & greet. I could recap the high points but youâd be better off just listening to the audio (check Rocky & Sueâs Blog). He was a tremendously easy, fun interview and dished on everything from groupies to Wheat Thins. His guitarist Cale (or as I like to call him â âmy future husbandâ- yum) was also very down-to-earth and accessible to the hordes of screaming girls we had waiting for them in the KRZ studios. Big THANKS to one of our very cool listeners (Yay Jenn!) for sharing some of her primo pics with me - Enjoy! And when you listen to the audio, tell me thatâs not the most amazing & inventive Michael Jackson cover EVER! Thanks Kris!!! Youâre true talent, my friend.Â
Okay, so we've been giving Rocky hell for the last week about his uber-embarrassing childhood pics and the fact that he had SEVERAL Mom-inflicted wardrobe tragedies. He's been quite the sport about it. But whaddaya know - a very intelligent (and perceptive) listener called in and pointed out that neither Sue NOR Lissa had offered up their own adolescent imagery to go head-to-head with "Velvet Boy" in a pre-pubescent awkwardness showdown. Wellllll.....here we go. And sadly, I had NO say in these photos because they were emailed directly from my Dad to Rocky (yes, Dad's a huge Rocky fan - go figure). So enjoy. And bear in mind that these fashion crimes are probably far worse than Rock's, because they were self-inflicted. My dear, sweet, innocent Mother had nothing to do it.
Email us YOUR horrendous childhood pics if you think you can up the embarrassment level! The WORST (read: "most emotionally scarring") will win tickets and backstage passes to the Goo Goo Dolls on August 7th. Contest ends August 4, 2010. Send pics here: email@example.com
Soâ¦. as the ânew kidâ in town, weâre conducting a little research to help complete my initiation into Northeast P.A. What things do I NEED to do? What places do I need to see? Basically, tell me what makes this area famous. Or infamous. Suggest to me ANYTHING you think I need to try in order to become a true NEPA homegirl! Places, festivals, food, sporting events, etc. Then weâre gonna narrow down your suggestions, take the best ones, and Iâll tackle them one by one (I may even bring my parents on a few outings â theyâll be visiting from Michigan during the weekend of August 21 & 22). Thanks for ALL the great suggestions so far & keep âem coming!
Email me or call us on the air tomorrow morning â
hereâs my cyber digits: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggestions weâve gotten so far:
Coal Mine Tour
Pittston Tomato Festival âTomato Fightsâ
Infield at Pocono Downs
Wilkes Barres Giant Cow
How DARE Rocky make fun of my doodle?! I will crush him!! I merely cobbled together an adorable little sketch of the three of us (Me, Sue, and Rock) while we were on the air this morning and threw it in front of him. With a ginormous grin I exclaimed âHaaa! Thatâs YOU Bro! Lookit â yer doinâ jazz hands!!â He sighed. Then shook his head. Then incredulously pointed out that the sketch looks ânothing like himâ¦â Â Well excuuuuuse me Picasso.
My girl Sue was much more encouraging, laughing exuberantly and clapping her hands together. She even struck a pose âala âcartoon Sueâ and gave me a hearty thumbs-up (just like in the picture)! Â Wow! What a good friend. But alas, Captain Negativity (formerly known as âBooby Manâ or âProfessor Perv Mobileâ) had even MORE criticisms for my lighthearted doodle.Â Like the hoover vacuum of party poopery, he ranted (in no particular order, but in HIS words):
Â -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Rocky has NEVER in the past (nor will he ever in the future) do jazz hands!
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Lissa appears to be miniature-size, like a tiny Shetland pony compared to Rocky & Sue â whereâs the artist perspective?! Helloooo?..... and what the hell is UP with Liss doing the splits? Is she even capable of this?
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Why does Lissa appear to be wearing some kind of freaky-deaky onesie instead of a shirt & pants?
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Why does Sueâs pose seem to indicate that sheâs headed straight to a âhoe-downâ or âhootinannyâ?
Upon completion of his tirade, I burst into tears and crumbled to the floor like Rush Limbaugh attempting to do one push-up. My cries of agony were abated only when Sue gave me a lollipop and patted my head. (This is normally how we end each and every workday). Please feel free to weigh in with some much-needed words of encouragement for my doodle.Â Because it IS just that â a doodle. Iâm saving my TRUE artistic talent for âPictionary dayââ¦.haaaa suckas!
It was difficult to choke back tears as I read on air this heartfelt sonnet I'd penned for the lovely and talented Miss Lindsay Lohan. As you know, she heads toÂ prisonÂ tomorrow.Â Words cannot express my inner turmoil.......somebody hold me (warning: when I'm upset, I get a little handsy...).
Â Dear Lindsay Lohan, I miss you already.
But keep doing coke and youâll look like Tom Petty.
Iâm sorry our judges could not have gone easy,
On someone so freakinâ fantastically sleazy.
Thereâs so many things that Iâll miss about you,
Your skin is as green as ten Grinches, plus two.
You have more dirty fluids than a pit crew at Midas.
You sound like Vin Diesel with acute laryngitis.
But Iâm sorry your dignityâs gone down a notch.
I still think itâs better than the name âFirecrotchâ.
So for Godâs sake, in prison letâs hope you recoup.
Cuz thereâll be four thousand Sam Ronsons watching you poop.