I pretty much got killed on phone calls and texts this morning after I said guys don’t ask their girlfriend’s Dad for permission to marry anymore. I really thought this was a tradition from another generation.
Didn’t this custom disappear with malt shoppes, 57 Chevys and sock hops?
My question: Does anyone UNDER 30 still do this? I didn’t think so.
Wow! You would’ve thought I said something bad about puppies or the First Lady!
It is still the proper thing to do.
And as we found out from a lot of our listeners, YOUR future in-laws will appreciate it. You just might even catch them off-guard. AND you will get this new relationship (with the in-laws) off to a good start!
I’ve been wrong before, but never THIS wrong!
Til the morning…
I'm 39 and I got married at the age of 21 and I don't think my husband asked for permission. I do have 2 young boys though and I would hope they would ask for permission because it is respectful.
Hi my name is Andrew I asked my father in law twice to marry my wife the 2nd time he gave his permission. I’m 34 now I was 29 when I asked.
If a guy asks the parent,s permission ithas more to do with the respect the girl had for them, not his personal opinion.
I fully expect my daughter’s fiance to ask permission when they’re ready...respect should never go out of style.
I didn't ask her parents. What the heck do I care what they have to say. I'm 27. We’ve been engaged for 7 months.
I was married once and got engaged in February this year and am getting married in September. Neither time were my parents asked.
My 21 year old asked me about 6 months ago if I would be upset if he married his girlfriend and I told him make sure he asks her dad. He said I already did!
My now husband asked my Dad for permission when we were 26 and we are now 29. My father’s response was "good luck with that... What am I getting in my dowry?”
Asking the bride’s parents permission or blessing is a tradition that is worth keeping no matter what age. I asked my wife’s 12 yr old son because her parents were gone & the son was the man of the house.
I'm 31 and my husband is 29. We are married a year and he talked to my Dad before he proposed.
My fiance, who is 24, asked my Dad for permission to marry me. We got engaged about 2 months ago.
I’m 26. My fiance asked both my Mom and Dad before he proposed. I felt it was a huge act of respect not so much for us, but more for our parents because that is the era they were raised in.
My husband is 30 and we've been married 7 yrs and he asked BOTH my parents via fortune cookie!
Hey Rock. I’m 25 my hubby proposed AFTER asking my Dad when I was 23. All of his brothers have asked their Dad-in-laws before they asked their wives. There is 3 of them and the oldest is 31.
Me and my husband got married August 15th of last year. I am 22 he is 21. He did NOT ask my Father. We.rent the third floor from my parents now so it’s a bit tense. My Father didn’t even show up at my wedding. My mother walked me down the aisle.
Parents don't control who their daughter marries really anymore. I would never make my daughter’s fiance ask my husband for permission. It's as if he believes they own me when it's my decision so, no, men don't have to ask for their Father’s permission nor any of that!
Hey I’m 23 and I asked for my wife’s Father’s permission to marry her. I even asked him permission to date her.
One of the most memorable images so far in the Olympic Games was the sight of Oscar Pistorius of South Africa this weekend. Oscar, or “the Blade Runner” as he’s called, became the FIRST EVER double amputee to compete in the Olympics.
Pistorius had both legs amputated below the knee and was fitted with a pair of carbon-fiber blades. He finished 2nd Saturday in the 400m race to make it to the semi-final round, than finished last and dropped out of medal contention.
Competing at the Olympic level is a major accomplishment for ANY athlete, let alone one missing limbs.
But as Sue and I watched the highlights, I started thinking of the other athletes. What if one of them cramped up or pulled a muscle while racing to the finish line? Is it fair they are competing with someone that has non-human parts?
I don’t want to take anything away from the “Blade Runner’s” accomplishments. What Pistorius did over the weekend was absolutely stunning, and I’m sure an inspiration to anyone with any sort of disability. But is it REALLY fair?
I’d love to hear what you think.
Here’s what some of you had to say this morning--
The "Blade Runner" has the disadvantage of not having human ankles & feet that help w/ balance. He has compensate w/ the rest of his body, something that most people take for granted
I would imagine the Olympic committee looked at whole situation thoroughly & if the "blade runner's" competitors r ok w/ him, what’s to question?
Yes its fair... he has certain disadvantages... He is slow of the start becouse of the lack of muscles... and i am sure he has his own concerns to worry about... And if someone doesnt prepare enough how is it his fault if they cramp or get injured... He has no legs below his knees... How is that an advantage?
Personally if they think he has an advantage, let them chop their own legs off to even things out.
Have you thought about the area of attachment of the prosthesis? I imagine that area must be quite beat up after a race.
While his accomplishments should not go unrecognized, this is similar to the bathing suit technology controversy. It is a fabricated scientific enhancement.
You said carbon fiber, Not steel. Huge difference between the two. Carbon fiber extremly light weight flexible and far superior to steel. Those can not weigh no where near the weight of a human leg thus making it easier on the heart and breathing, UNFAIR to others. Amazing yes, but fair no.
I never thought of what you were pointing out. But, thinking wear and tear on the "stump" that's hitting the prosthetic leg. That's got to count for something And something "normal" runners won't ever experience. Finally, the human foot can balance against hitting barriers (such as a stone or whatever) in the path -- where the blade can't. Just sayin
They had done very extensive testing and have reports to prove that his springs are not making him faster or have an advantage over a human leg
Some of you have asked about the US Women’s Field Hockey team competing in the Olympics. It’s true! 9 out of 16 on the team are from PA including Paige Selenski from Shavertown and Keli Smith Puzo from Selinsgrove.
How cool is that?
Paige even has a sundae named after her at Hillside Farms in Dallas.
Show your support AND cheer the team on in their quest for GOLD in London!
Tuesday July 31
Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. ARG
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Thursday Aug 2
Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. AUS
5:45AM - 7:15AM
Saturday Aug 4
Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. NZL
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Monday Aug 6
Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. RSA
5:45AM - 7:15AM
Let me start by saying I am not a lifelong Penn State football fan. Throughout my radio career, I’ve adopted the local college team as MY team. I’ve followed and been a fan of West Virginia, Ohio State, The Citadel, Colorado State, Central Florida and of course Penn State.
There’s been a lot of talk of Penn State football this week in light of the sanctions dished out by the NCAA. It’s not going to be easy for anyone associated with the team.
But this is not the time to abandon them.
I think NOW more than EVER you should be supporting the Nittany Lions. Buy a ticket. Wear blue & white. Go to a game. And CHEER FOR THE TEAM.
Wednesday more than 30 players on the team said they will stay at Penn State and not transfer to another school.
“We take this as an opportunity to create our own legacy, “ said senior Michael Mauti. “This program was not built by one man and it’s sure as hell not going to get torn down by one man.”
Don’t take out the horrendous acts of one man on the current team.
Will Ferrell was on Letterman Monday night. He told a story about his 2 year old son. He LOVES to say to Will's friends "You have a small penis!"
How can you not LOVE kids? It's like radio without the FCC! They have absolutely no content filter.
And obviously, Will is not alone.
Here's what you had to say when we asked for EMBARRASSING THINGS YOUR KIDS SAID IN FRONT OF PEOPLE.
Thanks for all the calls & texts!!!
And as always, THANKS for starting your day with KRZ.
My son is 2. Favorite show is Thomas and friends. Favorite train is Pursey. He doesn’t pronounce the “R”. He says “pussy.” He goes around the house “Where is my pussy? I can’t find my pussy!”
I have been on jury duty all week so at dinner last night my daughter told everyone how I’m always at the courthouse because that’s where all the bad people go. She is five.
My then six year old son and I were in the pet store looking at a puppy. The puppy was nibbling at him as all puppies do and went below the waist and "got" him through his shorts. He laughingly yelled at the top of his lungs, "My wiener, my wiener! The doggy's biting my wiener!"
When my son was 3 or 4 he loved to put batteries in flash lights. One day he was up stairs playing and just as my Mom walks into my house, he comes down the stairs and says “Look mommy I found it in your room and it works now but it won’t stop shaking.” He’s holding an adult toy.
My son, who is 2 1/2, is being potty trained, grabs himself, and says "I'm doing it with my balls".
When we took my 4 yr old son (now 18) to see Santa, when he was finished telling Santa what he wanted, he asked him for things for us as well. He wanted a new coffee cup for Mom (because he dropped and brroke my favorite) , he wanted Shania Twain in her birthday suit for his Dad, and for his 2 yr old sister - a new address!
When my son was little he would tell the Dr I didn't feed him and made him sleep on the porch and the other son would hold up a sign in the car window that would say “Help me.”
My son was at Hershey Park on the pirate ship and screamed that this ride was tickling his penis .
At the local zoo seeing the porcupines, my son says out loud: “Don’t worry Mommy these pricks won’t hurt me!”
I picked my two yr daughter up at Daycare, and in front of the owner she pinched my boob and said “You like it?” Her sweet voice didn’t mask my red face lol.
My 2 year old son was asking the nurse at the hospital if she had a "pee-bug".
My three-year-old is obsessed with saying the word penis in front of anybody. He knows it makes me so mad and embarrassed. He always does it when my 12-year-old daughter has her friends over and all her friends start laughing and scream and when he's running around saying it.
We were at the mall and my 6 yr old read a shirt that said “Hello titties” instead of “Hello Kitty” so he walked around all day saying it to people.
My friend’s 2 year old little girl says” Bye bitches” all the time.
I’m a single Mom and when I took my son to a ballgame i introduced him to a guy friend and my son says “Does that mean your’e not sleeping at our house tonight?’ He was 5.
Whenever we are in the minivan my son rolls down the window and says “if the van is rocking don’t come knocking.”
My daughter slaps my belly and says "Look at Mom’s bowl of jello. It's giggley"
We were having lunch in Wendy's one day and a guy walked in that didn't have any arms and my three-year-old asked very loud where are his arms and how is he going to eat with no arms?
He would put his fist up to people at the store and say “You want five where you sneeze?” and “What you looking at!” He's only 4.
Sitting on the couch with a guy I just started dating...my 5 yr old daughter walks up..."My Mom thinks she can dance but she can't and.....she farts". Ya that guy didn't last long.
My son is 4 and LOVES to tell everyone he has 2 testicles lol omg
My Mom was babysitting this one girl & they were eating lunch at a Chinese buffet and she looked at my Mom and said: “Have you ever had crabs before?”
My 7 year old daughter says "Ken-*ucky" Fried Chicken, meaning, KFC.
Last night Lissa & I hosted our monthly SPARTY at Famous Salon & Spa in Hazleton. That's right! I was the bull in the china shop.
Owner Marina invited me since the Spa caters to men as well as women. They even have their own barber shop.
All I can say is WOW! What a great staff. They really made Lissa and I and our contest winners Ashley, Kristina, Angela & Kathy feel right at home. And Marina put me at ease the minute I walked in by offering me an ice cold beer.
It's true! Feather boas, ducks, and Batman were all a part of my weekend.
I hosted another fun Happy Hour Friday afternoon at Cooper's Cabana in Pittston. We are there EVERY Friday afternoon with great drinks specials & a chance to win a cruise to the Caribbean.
This week we had a fun group from Pride Mobility AND future bride Margo with her feather boa. #GoodTimes.
Saturday I helped with the 24th Annual DUCK DERBY at the Coal Street Complex. You helped to raise thousands for the American Cancer Society.
My bud Brian Coe was there from the WB/Scranton Penguins. Kids had a chance to win Penguins bobbleheads if they shot a puck in the inflatable net. Brian got whacked in the head by a stray slapshot from Pen's mascot Tux. That's gonna leave a mark. All for a good cause, right Brian?
Saturday night Sue and I went to see THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. I couldn't help thinking about all the victims in Colorado. Did the tragedy keep you from going to see the movie this weekend?
The 8pm show at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 was packed. I'm sure I wasn't alone in my thoughts. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families.
So what about the movie? Other than the director needing a pair of scissors to cut this down by at least 20 minutes it was great. I loved the portrayal of the Bane character. He's definately one of the best villians ever. Anne Hathaway was pretty hot as Catwoman, but her character just added some silliness to the flick. And Batman, how about a throat lozenge? We had a hard time understanding your low talking.
Was Letterman right? Does Batman die? I won't say a thing about the ending, other than I LOVED IT. I just wished it came a little sooner!
That's my sister Suzie and I. She and her boyfriend were in Milford, PA Sunday for their annual cigarette run. The price of smokes are so crazy in NYC that they rent a car and trek to PA to load up. Makes perfect sense, right? Love you guys!!!
It’s back…the American Cancer Society’s DUCK DERBY. This is the 24th year for this fun event…and there’s a few changes.
#1…the rubber ducks won’t be floating down the Susquehanna River.
#2…new location: Coal Street Complex in Wilkes-Barre.
#3…yours truly is the honorary co-chair.
So here’s the deal:
*Ducks are $5 each or 6 for $25. We’ll be giving away over 100 prizes with the top prize being $1000!
*I’ll be picking the winning ducks out of the pool.
*All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and their various programs like Road to Recovery, Reach to Recovery and Hope Lodge in Philadelphia & Hershey.
What: 24th Annual Duck Derby
Where: Coal Street Complex in Wilkes-Barre
When: This Saturday, July 21 Noon to 3pm
And look for me on WBRE’s PA-Live Thursday afternoon at 4pm. You’ll see why I chose radio over TV!
How do you make a 12 yr old smile? Take them to Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit.
I had a blast there on Saturday hosting my monthly Big Brother event and so did our newest little, David.
Lahey has 2 of the coolest mini-golf courses I've ever seen. The 36 holes wind through a wooded area that overlooks the Lackawanna Valley. And the course features 5 water falls & 7 streams. I guess that's why they asked us if we wanted any extra balls for our game.
Next we hit the Bumper Boats. It was great fun, but be prepared to get wet!
And Lahey also has a super-fast go cart track.
Add batting cages and a full arcade and you've got a great day of fun.
We weren't done hiking yet! Greetings from the summit of Mt. Battie, high above the beautiful town of Camden.
Sue and I always dread the 8 hour drive to Maine, plus another 2 to Bar Harbor, but it is well worth it. If you're ever planning a trip to lobster country, give me a shout. I'll steer you in the right direction.
Whitney Houston's last recordings will soon be available.
The Sparkle soundtrack, due out July 31, includes the singles "Celebrate," a duet produced by R. Kelly, and gospel hymn "His Eye is on the Sparrow," sung by the late R&B star.
With the late Whitney Houston’s final film appearance set for an August 17 opening, today RCA Records announces the track listing for the Sparkle soundtrack, due out July 31.
Here's the track listing to the SPARKLE soundtrack--
1. I’m A Man – CeeLo Green
2. Yes I Do – Carmen Ejogo
3. Running – Goapele
4. Jump – Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter & Jordin Sparks
5. Hooked – On Your Love Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter & Jordin Sparks
6. Something He Can Feel – Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter & Jordin Sparks
7. His Eye Is On The Sparrow – Whitney Houston
8. Look Into Your Heart – Jordin Sparks
9. One Wing – Jordin Sparks
10. Love Will – Jordin Sparks
11. Celebrate – Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks
As I was biking around Harvey’s Lake yesterday morning, my thoughts drifted to where I was 3 years ago.
It seems like yesterday, yet it seems like a lifetime ago.
July 1, 2009.
I was recovering at the Geisinger Heart Hospital following my heart surgery. When I finally woke up from surgery which happened the day before, I had no memory of an entire day! How could I have lost a day?
“It’s Wednesday!”, I remember my sister saying.
What the Hell happened to Tuesday?
I was freaking.
That was the beginning of 4 weeks of recovery before I returned to work.
Again, it seems like a lifetime ago.
Was that really me feeling like I was 75 years old after my surgery? I could barely walk to the end of the hall at Geisinger without getting short of breath.
And now I’m pedaling in the hot sun on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Medical science is simply amazing. And I am forever grateful to my surgeon
Dr. Casale, my PA, all the nurses and the other specialists at the heart hospital.
I will think of you all every July for the rest of my life.
This morning we celebrated Sue's 23 years waking up NEPA. Today was her last show, but it won't be the last time you will be hearing from her. She will be popping back up on KRZ from time to time.
Tears were shed, friends dropped in and a few drinks were consumed.
Thanks for the love!
Sue we will miss you. Frankly I can not believe that you have been able to do the 2 jobs this long (must be the DD coffee!). Good Luck Drew
Sue: like many of us in nepa, I grew up listening to you and rocky. Through you I fell in love with radio and am a self-âconfessed radio geek. I went to college for radio and although I took a different path after I graduated I will always contribute my love of radio to you. Thank you. Good luck with everything, you will be missed
I love u Sue!! Have fun & good luck with all u do!!!
Sue -â You guys are the only reason I started listening to the radio in the morning. So sad to hear you're leaving. Love Rock and Lissa too! But you will be sincerely missed <3 Best of luck to you!
Thank you Quaker Steak & Lube for the food & drinks!
Sue good luck. My mornings will not be the same without you. I'll miss your arguing with Rock. Love you guys! The Marathon Mom!!!
A little more stressed than I should have been on this beautiful Friday morning and Shaggy just made my day thanks guys!! Sue-â lost you once so I GUESS we can do it again. Best of luck on your endeavors!! It won't be the same without you. :'(
I moved to nepa only a little over a year ago, and ur station and show was the first i found, and Ive listened every day since. Thanks for so many laughs and best of luck sue!
Oh no!!! I can't believe Sue is leaving!! I've been listening to KRZ just about every morning for the past 5 years and it won't be the same. You'll be missed!!
Good Luck Sue! I will miss you on my commute every morning.
Sue i will miss you on the radio! I listen to you every day on my way to work. I wish you the best and much happiness! Kelli from beach lake
Former intern Snuggy surprised Sue with flowers.
From the crew at Guns N Hoses Charity Basketball Assoc. we would like to say best wishes to you sue. You are gonna be missed. Keep up the good work.
we'll miss u sue -â you're a nepa institution! all the best!
love you sue best wishes. Its funny but you and rock are like family at this point go sell them houses! !!!
What kind of nonsense are guys pulling with this sues last day?
What is there to say that hasnt already been said...u r the best, have loved listening u to every morning for the last ? Years. Continued success with the next chapter. U will b missed. Thank u for the laughs!!
It’s been a pleasure hearing Sue for the fifteen years I've lived in Nepa. kickin it for music 1 and 2 & Halloween were a blast thank you for the memories.
Best of luck to sue I always love hearing u do the news u never just read the news u put ur own commentary which was so great will miss ur quirkiness
Hi Sue, Best of luck. Listening from Sea Isle City, NJ. Margaret
Thanks to Brian from the Penguins for the awesome jersey and Kathy at Truly Scrumptious for the amazing cake. ~Sue
How weird is this? Right before Sue was going to make her announcement, our tower was struck by lightning and we got knocked off the air!!!
Anyway, Sue announced that, after 23 years sitting across the studio from me at KRZ, she's going to focus her energy on her Real Estate career.
This Friday will be her last day on the air. But it won't be the last time you will be hearing from Sue. She'll be calling in from time to time, and will be filling in when Lissa is off.
Feel free to add to the comments that came in yesterday morning.
Request as Sue’s last song you guys should play the first song she played when you guys got on the air!
Cheers to you when you have that drink…been a long time listener and you sure will be greatly missed by all..you made my ride into work an easy one driving into Bethlehem everyday..love ya Sue.
Well my 3 yr old and I love ya and best wishes.
I have started my day with you guys since I moved here 16 years ago. I will truly miss you in the morning. I believe our life is a path we all have to take and now yours has a new direction. Best of luck Sue. Taylor
My Monday has officially been ruined!!! Best of luck 2 u Sue, I wish u all the best! We the listeners will surely miss u though.
This sucks....man....I will miss hearing u in the morning....good luck & u deserve a rest!
You know Sue you aren't supposed to make me cry on my way to work on a Monday morning.
Radio won't be the same.
OMG u will be missed it’s so funny in the morning with u guys there’s only one sue u can never be replaced. Good luck!
What a sad day in radio!!! Lots of luck Sue!
Having known this amazing couple for, like, 17 years, this is SUCH a sad day! But we know Sue will continue her reign as Dark Mistress Of Real Estate and Rocky will continue to make you laugh so hard that coffee will squirt right out of your nose. We love you guys--health and happiness to you both.
I can't imagine mornings without Sue's voice!! Will miss ya terrible but best of luck forever and ever.
Really I'm shocked!!!! Best of luck Sue!!! Follow your dreams.
I'm so sad. The two of you have been brightening my mornings for a LONG time! I'm glad Rocky will still be there and I wish Sue the best of luck!
No!!!! You both together are the reason I listen and love KRZ!!! Sue I wish you all the best, even though I am sad to hear you are leaving I understand. Rocky I hope you don't go anywhere.
OMG Sue we are gonna miss you! Listen to you guys all the time! Good luck! Hope it works out! But please don't be a stranger! Rock give her big hugs from us! YOU'LL GET THROUGH IT!
Mornings will never be the same, good luck Sue! I know u will do great! And don't worry Rock we will still all be here in the morning with u.
Sue and I spent Saturday enjoying a beautiful day on the river for RiverFest 2012. You've couldn't have drawn up a more perfect day for kayaking.
We were 2 of about 200 kayaks that launched up river in Harding.
This kayaker has a doll straddling a "high-powered" gun on the front of his boat.
Sue said "Hey, I like your Barbie!".
"It's NOT a Barbie!", the guy screamed back.
Sue and our friend Donna with an awesome view of the Endless Mountains.
My view as we approached the Coxton Railroad bridge.
Lunch break in West Pittston directly across the river from Coopers. After paddling for 2 hours, my peanut butter sandwich was one of the best tasting ever!
Just up river from the 8th Street Bridge we came across a reminder of September's flood.
Another shot of the house that was carried down river during the flood. It's still hard to believe the river could have been this high and so powerful. Most of the day we could touch bottom with our paddles.
That's Sue directly underneath the Cross Valley in Wilkes-Barre.
4 hours since we launched...the Luzerne County Courthouse and Pierce Street bridge.
This is the 3rd year we've paddled the river during RiverFest. If you've never gone, you've GOT TO TRY THIS. You will get a new appreciation of the river, from the inside out. And the mountainous view is simply breathtaking.
Want info on RiverFest and other events on the river?
I got a behind the scenes tour of the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON show which hits the Arena June 27 thru July 1, and all I can say is WOW!!!
DRAGONS is the biggest show ever to hit the Arena with 38 tractor trailers filled with gear, props & of course the dragons.
The crew has been here since May constructing the set which is as large as a football field. When I toured yesterday, they were installing the enormous backwall, the size of 9 movie screens combined!
And you can be the FIRST IN NORTH AMERICA to experience the 23 dragons, some with wingspans up to 46 feet. That's right! The North American tour starts right here in NEPA with 8 performances beginning next Wednesday.
Here's one of the crew putting the finishing touches on Gronckle, one of the larger dragons.
Each of the large dragons weighs over 1.6 tons and contains 24 microprocessors to control movement. They take about 3 months to build with up to 25 people working on them through the entire process.
This is the head of Nightmare, the 2nd largest of the dragons. Don't get too close, this baby breathes fire!
No need to wax your eyebrows. This dragon will burn 'em right off!
High-flying, fire-breathing dragons along with Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats are coming.
Don't miss out!
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00pm
Thursday, June 28, 7:00pm
Friday, June 29, 7:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 11:00am, 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, July 1, 11:00am & 3:00pm
Tickets are on sale now and range from $29.50 to $79.50.
Get yours today at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Lissa & I want to thank all the listeners who joined us at the Styling Studio in Dallas for our monthly SPARTY!!
We all compared pedi's mani's and gel nails......sooooo cool we all looked like a million bucks when we were done.
Our thanks to Libby and the crew for all their effort is making it a really great night for everyone!!
Be listening for your chance to win at the next one in July!!!!!
Last week I was screwing around on YouTube looking at old radio videos from DJ's that I used to work with when I found this!
I had no idea this video existed. It's me at my 2nd radio gig, doing a mid-day show on an AM station in Charleston, SC. I don't know what's more disturbing...the goggles for glasses or my Grizzly Adams beard.
Ever find a video or pic on the web that you didn't know was out there?
I was relaxing on the deck thinking about what to blog about tonight after a great bike ride around Harvey’s Lake. Should it be the creepy looking Ice Cream truck that I saw circling the lake? Or how about the boat named the S.S. Horny?
Then I remembered the GOOD NEWS we heard this morning on WNEP. The scum that “allegedly” burglarized then torched the Plains Little League refreshment stand was caught. I guess we can drop the allegedly, because he confessed to the crime after Plains cops hauled him in. And the police can thank this mental midget for making it so easy for them—he left his cellphone at the scene of the crime.
So what’s next?
Obviously, this low life isn’t working, so they can’t garnish his wages. And it’s a waste to have him sit in jail.
Why don’t we put him in a dunk tank and have the Plains Little Leaguers practice pitching. I’m sure I’m not the only one that would be willing to donate a 5 spot every time Mr. No Moral Fiber went for a swim!
Here’s how you can help:
Sunday June 24 Noon-6pm
Hun’s West Side Café
570 Union St, Luzerne
$5 donation at the door
Raffle for door prizes
If you or your business would like to donate a gift basket or gift certificate for the raffle, or make a cash donation, contact:
Donations can be sent to:
Plains Baseball Inc.
P.O. Box 1541
Plains Township, PA 18705
Lissa has a friend that is a single Mom with a 15 year old daughter. The daughter has been invited to go on vacation with her 17 year old boyfriend and his parents. As a parent, would you let her go?
We could've stayed on air til 10 taking your phone calls and texts. And, to my surprise, some of you actually agreed with me!!!
First off, I have a problem with a 15 year old girl having a 17 year old boyfriend. But, if you approve of that, why does it make any difference if they are in Florida under parental supervision? They will be supervised just as much (or as little) as they are back home.
Text Club Comments--
--When i was in high school I never dated anyone less than 2 years than 2 years older. And my mother was lenient, i went to ocean city with him and his family, it was a blast.
--If they r all over each other now they've probably already had sex.
--I'm a 26 yr old female. I've been in her shoes. It'd be different if it was two 15 yr olds going to the beach, for example. The parents don't have to keep an eye on the boyfriend b/c he's 17. Things will happen anywhere, Mom can't stop that but a cruise w/ flakey parents. Sorry girlfriend!
--Her mother better wake up and smell the roses or she will be a grandmother sooner then she planned she obviously isn't secure with her daughter's decision around this guy and his family they don't sound like responsible parents to instill good choices in life to their son so their is no decison to make the answer is NO
--If her mother has any trust she would let her!!!! I have six kids and they all know right from wrong trust is the best thing. My kids and I are open to each other. I think she would do the right thing and if her mom don't let her go she might hate her for it in the long run.
--Im a 20 year old woman and i know what was on my mind as a naive 15 year old. I would've gone. But i know i wouldve gotten in trouble. My mom was up my butt all the time and i still someeeeehow managed to get myself into a lot of situations. It doesnt matter how much you are around things will happen beyond the parents control. If i had a boy over there were STRICT rules. But we got away with a lot anyways. You cant tell a 15 year old girl no. She’s just going to fight you and go behind your back 20000 times more. Just sayin from experience
--I agree with Rocky also. I am a single mom of 4 children, 3 of who are girls. But my decision would be based on my daughter, the boy, and his parents. If they arent responsible people i would have second thoughts. If they are going to have sex they dont need to go to florida to do it.
--15 is way too young to be going away with your boyfriend whether his parents are there or not. It only takes a few mintues to get in trouble!
--I have two young girls so now is not a problem. But I wouldn't let either of them till there 35! I am also a bouncer at a popular night club and after seeing how girls act now a days they (my girls) are not ever going to a bar/ club scene ever!! Some things I have seen or caught these girls doing would make you sick!
--I agree with the woman who called in! Yay.Rock! I agree. I'm not a parent but I agree you can not watch them all the time. I know how I was when I was 15yrs old I had a lot of freedom too and never did drugs or anything.
--Let her go! Cut the cord already. Being 2 protective is not good help. And yes, I have a 17 year old!
--I have a 14 year old daughter that is not dating or is interested. I think it is totally not good for her to go on vacation with her boyfriend. Vacation is family and until there is a ring on her finger he is not family.
--HECK NO...my daughter is 17 & I won't let her go away w/no boy but I would let him come w/us on vacation..double standard I know but I can't keep an eye on her if she's w/them.
--I agree w/Rocky.... I'm a mom & there's NO way u can watch all the time... They can do anything here that they can do in Florida or at the movies or out for ice cream.
--No way! As a Mom, u have to protect your child as much as you can! She’s too young and sorry Rock, but I am with my 13 year old daughter all the time. Why put your daughter in a situation where she could easily make a poor choice that she would regret! Mom can’t run and pick her up when she’s that far away!
--NO! I work in the vacation spot where people bring their kids with their boy/girlfriends. THEY DO NOT WATCH THEM! Sometimes they even let them have their own room.
I had a chance to talk to Adam Lambert’s tour manager a few weeks ago when he was in town for the big KRZ show at the Kirby. The guy was wearing a vintage looking Cleveland Indians t-shirt. As a lifelong Cleveland fan, I had to know where he got it.
Wow! I found out there’s a website loaded with old school looking shirts.
Just got back from 2 laps around Harvey’s Lake and once again I am not a statistic. Either you guys got the message about the 4 foot rule for bikes or my glow-in-the- dark shirt alerted you to my presence!
All kidding aside, it was a beautiful night for a ride. Hopefully you had a chance to take advantage of this amazing late May weather. Didn’t Snedeker say rain this morning? Glad you were wrong this time, Joe!
We got word earlier today that JUSTIN BIEBER is coming to Philly in November. Tickets go on sale NEXT weekend, but we’ll have a bunch to give away once we get back from Memorial Day weekend. We’re kicking around a few ideas for these hot tickets. We’re thinking parents would do just about ANYTHING to win Bieber tickets for their kids. True?
Ava Gioe is a 5 year old little girl from North Scranton. She suffers from DIPG, a rare form of brain Cancer that has been so far resistant to chemo.
She is currently in a hospital in Maryland where she had a surgical procedure to directly apply a potent form of chemo directly to the affected area of the brain. The tumor itself is inoperable because it is a soft tumor that has intertwined the brain stem. This surgery has only been done on 4 others with DIPG(none of which were children) She is still in ICU recovering from the 10 hour surgery.
You can follow her on Facebook "A Miracle for Ava" or Twitter #prayforava
Dina Cipriano, owner of Fusion Hair Design is hosting a "Cut-a-Thon" Benefit to raise money for the family. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Gioe family.
MIRACLE FOR AVA BENEFIT
Sunday May 20, Noon-5pm
Fusion Hair Design
1138 W Market St, Scranton
Today's show was simply Boob-tastic! We read an email we received from a Mom having a dispute with her husband. She wants to give her 18 yr old daughter a boob job as a graduation gift. He is totally against the idea.
I agree with the Dad. First off, 18 is WAY TOO YOUNG to be making such a big decision. Most of us don't have things figured out til we're in our mid to late 20's. And why would you give your daughter a medical procedure as a gift and risk complications when she doesn't really need it? Is getting teased in High School about your small chest really reason enough to go under the knife? I don't think so.
I was surprised how many comments we got siding with the Mom and the daughter.
Here's a few of the texts--
--I work with kids everyday with low self esteem. There is always going to be someone to make fun of her. She is too young. She needs to rise above it and not let others dictate who she is. She needs to find a way to love herself.
--I think the mom should not buy breast implants for her daughter. Everyone is made differently. Embrace being flat chested, enjoy wearing plunging necklines, they'll look classy. A big busted woman would just make it look trashy.
--I think she should pay and work for it herself to determined if she really wants it
Omg! She is way too young. I didn't get my figure until I was about 22!! She's not done developing!
--I'm for it. She has been picked on in high school, she's going away to college for a fresh start and if they are moderate size to look natural, I think it's ok. I would do it for my daughters however with how busty I am I don't think they'll have that problem
--My natural boob job--Child birth
--I wasn't big breasted and dont regret it. They are too young to know reality. This does not need to be.done to a kid. I ended up with breast cancer and it probably wouldn't have been found if I had implants.
--She’s not finished growing. My daughter went to a plastic surgeon for a reduction consult & he recommended waiting bc she might have to have surgery again in her twenties.
--As a father of a young daughter she will be 3 next week, I can't say that I understand completely how the dad feels, but as a father I want both of my kids to be as happy as they can be. I know self-image is a huge part of that, especially for girls. I would let my daughter do it, and I think the mother is being amazingly mature and open to the idea.
--I think its fine as long as she is flat & not too big. I can understand her being teased. I would have her research it fully too. My hubby is ok with it.
--At 18 you are legally an adult. If she wants to get her boobs done she will find a way to get them done. At least this way the parents are a part of the whole thing.
--The daughter should consider trying temporary solutions. A bigger chest is more to deal with...especially when you haven't always had it. I can't tell you how many people I know that got implants and have reversed it because of the added weight.
--I'm not a parent....but aren't parents supposed to teach/encourage their children to be proud of who they are? Everyone is teased in high school!
--I was flat when I was young and very tall and very thin . I always said I wanted a boob job . I was a late bloomer and didn't develop until my late twenty's and I'm so glad I never got a boob job . because I was a small be in high school and I'm now a natural d and have been since my late twenty's . now that I have them I miss that small b, clothes fit much better on a b.
--I know if my 23 year old asked me i would have told her to wait until after college when she has matured more and c if she still feels the same about it
--Hell NO!! I'm 26yrs old and just went up to a cup size D...when I graduated I was 18 and was only in a Bcup...your body is still not done growing! Stupid mother trying to be a friend not a parent!
--I had no chest all thru college, hated it, then at 25 I all of a sudden developed and I'm 31 and a 36c and I wish they would go away!! I hate boobs!!
--I think 18 is a little young. I would think about getting a gift certificate to Victoria 's Secret or Fredericks of Hollywood and in the meantime do some shopping for plastic surgeons and give the boob job as a college graduation gift.
A former KRZ DJ, Bob Loftus, sent us a box of memories this week. Wow! This guy is more of a pack rat then Sue and I combined!!!
We opened the box live on the air this morning, and were blown away by what we found inside: vintage photos with hairstyles & eyewear we'd soon wish to forget, station playlists, memos from our GM and old concert tickets. Bob saved EVERYTHING!
Funny, this playlist from '93 reads like Lissa's Ipod! Check out the artists: Bad Company, The Outfield, Journey, Heart & Def Leppard.
Bob even saved the memo announcing our arrival from March of 1989.
Remember the Bud Light Amphitheatre at Harvey's Lake? Here's a ticket from a Little Feat/The Band concert from '93. And how about that price?
Thanks Bob. You're one of a kind. And if this is any indication of what you've saved over the years, you might want to give the guys from American Pickers a call.
If you’ve been on any of the Social Networks this week, you’ve seen the hash tag #KeepFightingGary.
Gary is GARY LUKASIEWICZ, a High School Senior and Class President at Riverside High School. He has a rare form of Cancer. His classmates have joined together to create the #KeepFightingGary campaign and get worldwide support for their friend.
These cool kids from Riverside High School joined us in studio today to talk about their friend. What an inspiring bunch!!!
Our prayers and thoughts are with Gary and his family.
Continue to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter-->
It's a MOTHER OF A WEEK on the Rocky & Sue Show. Every day we'll be asking you to reveal something about YOUR Mom.
This morning we asked: What do you know about your Mom that you wish you didn't?
You guys didn't disappoint!!!
I wish I didn't know that every time she has sex she calls it "doing her taxes" yuck!
At 1 point, my mother told me about her 1 night stands. Definitely something I wish I didn't know!
Wish I didn't know my mom had a secret compartment behind her top dresser drawer (if u took top off) that stored her crotch-less lingerie.
I wish I didn't know my mom has a name for her private area.
Love my mother to death. But I found out that when I was two she left me and my father for another guy for a year but she did come back to us. I'm 37 and I just found this out two years ago. Its hard not to think about it now. But I get by because I know she love me.
I wish I didn't know that my mom has a belly button ring because my dad thought it was hot.
I wish i didn’t know my mom is obsessed with the book 50 Shades of Grey!
I wish I didn't know my mom slept with no underwear on.
When I was about 3 or 4 I went downstairs & my mom was doing santa... My dad was dressed as Santa... Omg
I wish I didn’t know about every detail of my mother’s terrible bowl issues.
I wish I didn't know my mom has a "goodie drawer".
I wish I didn’t know my mom kept dirty magazines under her mattress!
I wish I didn’t know the color of my Mom’s lingerie.
I wish I didn’t know that my Mom kept an old issue of Playgirl with Sly Stallone in it.
I wish I didn’t know that my Mom used to hunt squirrels and eat their brains.
What I wish I didn't know about my mom is that she is 51 and goes out and parties and has parties that are crazier than any person young or old that I have ever met.
I wish I didn’t know that I was conceived (accidentally) on the pool table in my grandparents basement.
One thing I wish I didn't know about my mom is she's doesn't shave anything or anywhere.
I wish I didn't know her favorite song was “Poor Some Sugar On Me”.
Saturday was another day out where I got to act like a kid. My new Little Brother Josh and I started our adventure at Pike's Creek Raceway Park on Rt 118 in Hunlock Creek. What a great place for any kid, big OR small.
It was Josh's first time hitting the oval on a go cart and he had a blast.
We made a new friend on the Mini-Golf course.
There's no better way to wrap up a day at Pike's Creek then with a famous Ranch Wagon footlong.
Call 477.3188 to book your kid's next party at Pike's Creek.
Our next stop, Back Mountain Creamery on Carverton Rd, Shavertown.
Thanks to BMC owner Carl, Josh dished out the samples of homemade ice cream.
Like a kid in a candy, er, ice cream store.
And Josh was a pro behind the counter.
The happiest kid in NEPA!
Josh is one of many cool kids in NEPA waiting on a match in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. Why not give up a few short hours every month a make a difference in someone's life? You won't regret it.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bridge.
Cookouts, tank tops and construction on 81…the summer season is starting to heat up. Since THE AVENGERS kicks off the Summer Blockbuster season at the movies this weekend, we put together this handy guide of the biggest movies of the summer.
What is the movie you are MOST LOOKING FORWARD to seeing?
Here’s the list--
The Avengers (May 4)
--A “Who’s Who” of Marvel comic super heroes. Can’t miss.
Dark Shadows (May 11)
--Tim Burton directs the gothic soap starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins.
The Dictator (May 16)
--Sacha Baron Cohen returns. Be prepared to be offended.
This morning we said good bye to our latest intern Wonder Bread. Our friend Kathy from Truly Scrumptious in Kingston created a work of art as a send off...a Wonder Bread cake! You definately need to look her up if ever you need a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. (www.eatcakefirst.com)
And Wonder Bread was truly surprised by his pastry-riffic namesake.
GREAT job Wonder Bread. We can't wait to have you back on the radio this Fall for Intern Revenge. You took a lot of punishment, and soon you'll be able to dish it out.
Look who waddled up to our front door this morning. That's Calder the Penguin, the unofficial mascot of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Look for Calder at the Pens games this Saturday, Sunday & (if nec) Tuesday. And be sure to follow his exploits on Twitter. (@CalderPenguin)
Lissa found out what happens when you get too close to Calder
Calder with his official "We Salute You!' t-shirts. Get yours today at the Pens Team Store (40 Coal St, Wilkes-Barre) and be sure to call 208-PENS for playoff tickets. Plenty of good seats available for this weekend!
.that eats Ramen Noodles dry, right out of the package?
Sue, Lissa and even our intern Wonder Bread looked at me like I was from another planet when I said this on the air this morning.
I lived on these tasty treats all through college and even a few years after that when I was a struggling DJ. I can remember rushing home to my apartment for a quick between-class-snack. Who had time to boil water?
Seriously…you NEVER ripped open a package and broke off a piece of delicious crunchiness?
I can’t be the only one!!!
Friday morning we’ll be feasting on dry Ramen noodles…and I’m buying!
In the meantime, here’s a few texts that we got from Ramen haters/lovers.
--Omg i had a coworker that ate raw Ramen! I thought she was the only loon.
--Hey Rock, not only do I eat raw Ramen but I also sometimes dip my finger in the flavor packet.
--Rocky don't feel bad I'm 39 and I've never eaten cooked Ramen. I only eat it raw.
--I eat Ramen right out of the package too! I actually prefer it that way.
--I've eaten Ramen noodles dry. When I was younger I would eat the whole package before the water would start boiling.
--I'm a grown woman and eat raw noodles of any kind. I even got my son to start eating them.
WNEP was the talk of the show this morning. I flipped on 16 when I first walked into the studio at 5am and ABC News was running a piece on the bears in the backyard. Weather guy Kurt Aaron ran inside while 4 bears ran wild through the weather set. I wonder if they found Snedeker’s mannequin head stash?
And then when Joe was on with us doing the weather he mentioned that Monday his daughter was home sick from school, so he took her to the movies. All 3 of us thought this was kind of odd.
Not to sound old, but IN MY DAY, if we were sick, we couldn’t leave the bedroom unless we were being wheeled out via gurney!
What do YOU think? Is it OK to take your kid out of the house on a FUN event, when they are home sick from school?
--My mom is a nurse and would never let me stay home sick she always thought I was faking it. Then I threw up on the kid next to me during the pledge of allegiance and she never argued with me again about staying home sick!
--I ask my son if he is sick if he wants to go to Chuck E Cheese. If he says yes, we get in the car and I drive him to school. If he says no, I know he’s sick.
--My kid is home sick today. I left a note of stuff to get done in the house I'm going to work. I'm working my 14th day straight I need a mental day!
--I was a straight A student. My parents let me stay home if I wanted.
--I would take my kids somewhere without a doubt! As long as they don’t have a fever sometimes kids need a break just as we do from work. Don’t u ever just need a break?
--For the parents that are giving their children a "relax" day--don't they remember these kids have summer break?
--I teach and have had a student this year out sick. The next day he tells me his Mom took him skiing.
--I'm keeping my daughter home Friday to have a "relax day" kids are like adults they need a day off from school every once in a while too.
--If they're okay to go to the movies, then there okay to go to school.
Joe Snedeker has been ranting this week about all the trash on the side of the road he sees while biking. We decided to send Lissa and our Intern Wonder Bread to the WNEP backyard with a surprise for Joe. We dressed Wonder Bread as a Haz Mat specialist and gave him a bag of trash to dump at WNEP.
Thanks to our guy on the inside, morning anchor Tom "Silver Back" Williams, for helping us get in!
Joe gets caught off guard when our Intern Wonder Bread crashes the backyard at WNEP
"I'm from Haz Mat, and I have a bag of trash for you!"
Intern Wonder Bread pleading with Joe not to call security
We lost a legend earlier today. As I'm sure you know by now, Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82. Words can't describe the impact he had on the radio, TV and music industry.
I thought I'd pay tribute by letting Dick take over my Blog for the night.
This piece comes from Dick Clark's own blog...something he wrote just last week. I find it ironic that a man surrounded by music most of his life chooses to enjoy the sounds of silence!
April 9, 2012: The Sounds of Silence
We are constantly surrounded by sound. In a modern world, we are exposed to millions and millions of sounds, both pleasant and unpleasant, on a daily basis. Sometimes it seems enough to drive a person mad, so when I read an article last week about the quietest place on earth, I became intrigued.
In South Minneapolis, Minnesota, there is an anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories that can mute out 99.99% of all sound. "The Guinness Book of World Records" has listed the studio as the quietest place on earth. Companies from all over the world use the chamber to test the noise of their products. From Harley Davidson to Whirlpool, they have been able to test noise without any outside sound interference. Even NASA has used the chamber to help astronauts train for the silence of space.
Silence may not, however, be as golden as we have been led to believe. Complete depravation of sound does not make us calm and serene. In fact, it is the complete opposite. Subjects report at first they become aware of their own breathing, then the beating of their heart. The noisy sounds of the human body are usually drowned out by the ambient noise that envelops us on a daily basis. In the absence of sound, our ears, which are so used to searching for sound, will focus on the sounds of the body. Then the brain will create sound to fill the void, so deep in that anechoic chamber, alone with only our own sounds, hallucinations will begin. This lack of sound is so disturbing that the longest anyone has been able to stay in the chamber is only 45 minutes!
So remember, just when you think all the sounds of dogs barking, people mowing their lawns and children screaming are driving you mad, they may just be keeping you sane!
Meet my newest little brother, Adam from Dallas. What a cool kid...and what a great competitor!
We hit Rich's Golf & Fun Center in Wyoming on Saturday for non-stop fun. Mel, my BBBS rep schooled us on the mini golf course after she banged 2 holes in one.
Then Adam gave me a run for my money on the air hockey table. We split 2 games.
And on the hoops court, it was all Adam.
But it's not about winning or losing. It's all about sharing an afternoon with a young kid looking to have fun.
It's real easy to make a difference in a kid's life by being a mentor. Why not give up a little of your time each month and volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister today? It's honestly made a huge difference in my life. And I guarantee it will do the same for you!
Six months ago Sue & I expanded the family by adopting 2 great little dogs, Sammi & Franky.
You’ve probably heard us talk about these 2 Terriers on the air. We love them to death and were happy to be able to give them a good home.
The kids, as we like to call them, came from Blue Chip Farms in Dallas. Blue Chip is a non-profit/no-kill shelter. At any one time they can have as many as a dozen dogs, 100 cats, and various other animals including horses, pigs & rabbits.
Right now the shelter is in desperate need of any of the following items:
Scoop Away/Tidy Cats Cat Litter
Little Friskie/Fancy Feast canned cat food
55 Gallon trash bags
Green Works Dish Detergent
Aluminum cans for recycling
Mops & Pails
Small Latex Gloves
And LOTS more!!!
And Blue Chip can always use volunteers and cash donations.
It’s a place where no animal is too old or too unwanted to find a warm bed, good food, and most of all, love.
I can’t wait to get back on the road with my bike this Spring. Riding indoors just isn’t the same. I always think of what my buddy down at Main Bike World says: “I hate ceilings!” Not a bad thing to hate, eh?
And something to keep in mind when you see a biker like myself out on the road: there’s a new State Law designed to make it safer for cyclists. Joe (no relation to Tony) Soprano wrote a piece in the Sunday Times Leader outlining the new law that went into effect last week.
Please read the following carefully:
--Drivers must give bicyclists at least 4 feet of buffer space when they pass. If they can’t do it safely, they must wait.
--The law also allows drivers on two-lane roads to cross the center lane when they pass a bicycle if there is no oncoming traffic.
--And drivers attempting to turn left must yield the right of way to riders traveling in the opposite direction.
As the weather starts to warm up, there will be a lot more of us riders out there. Please keep our safety in mind while you're driving. I'd hate to be the next road pizza.
Lissa has a friend that is weeks away from having a baby. The Mother-in-Law asked if she could be in the delivery room with her. We all agreed that it was great she ASKED and didn’t INSIST, but still thought it strange that the MIL wanted to be there.
What do you think? Is it OK to have someone other than the Father in the delivery room? And what about the MIL asking?
Here's what some of you had to say--
--I agree that its def a personal decision. I had my dad and my mom along with my first daughter. With my second daughter it was my sister. But personally I would not allow my mother in law in the room, she's very pushy! Good luck to the new mother!
--The hospital had a brand new fetal heart monitor when I had my daughter. The nurse asked if some nursing students could come in an see it. Since it felt like the whole world already saw everything I said sure, why not. About 20 nursing students paraded through during the day.
--My parents own a restaurant and a customer invited herself and wouldn't leave while I was delivering!
--Hey its Kelly K, my mom was in the delivery room, funny thing she's an LPN but she got freaked out and had to leave for awhile but Steve was fine!
--22 people in the room when I was born! My mom allowed family and student nurses to be there. Oddly enough I was born on March 22.
--My mil came to the hospital and asked the nurses to ask me if she could come in to the delivery room. I SAID NO IT WAS ME AND MY HUSBAND she kept peeking through the curtains to watch, after I delivered my son. She was finally able to come in. She asked to hold my son so we let her. My husband went to make calls, she proceeds to say out loud I am the first person to hold him, I looked at the nurse and the nurse turned to her and she said NO u were not the first. Mom was!!!
--My wife and i had the whole circus, my 2 sister in laws...my mother and father and law....fun fun...everything was great until i asked her "female" Dr to throw in a few extra stiches! Thanks. You guys are great
--Yes. I had my mom and mother in law in the room with me and my hubby. It was wonderful. It made a great relationship even better.
--It depends how modest you are.....by the 3rd child, I had my hubby, my mom & dad, my 2 sisters and although they declined, I had invited my bro and other sis, grandmother and inlaws to all come in!!!
--Before I got scheduled for a C section, I was only having my husband in the delivery room. You only get 2 support people and I wasn't causing WW3 by choosing my Mom or my MIL over the other. Also, it is such an intimate moment, that it should be between the parents.
This is one of my favorite days of the year: Opening Day in baseball. Just like Spring, everything is new and fresh. And just like your favorite team, mine is in FIRST PLACE!
As baseball returns I started thinking of some of my all-time favorite baseball memories while I was out running. It is times like these I really miss my Dad. He of course got me started liking baseball at a young age and eventually converted me into a Cleveland fan. It’s a curse, but I wear it proudly.
Some of my memories…
*Playing catch with my Dad in the backyard in our own little Field of Dreams. And my Dad making me run after the ball every time I threw it over his head.
*Getting called out on strikes in Little League when the ump didn’t show up and MY Dad volunteered.
*Going to my first World Series game (Cleveland in ’97) and dressing like it was a football game. It snowed and was in the 20’s! And I somehow convinced Sue to stay til the end.
*Catching my only foul ball. I was sitting behind home plate at a Single A game in Charleston, SC and the ball went through the netting and hit me in the knee.
*Breaking one of the large picture windows of my parent’s house and pleading with my Mom not to tell my Dad. “It’ll be dark when he gets home. He won’t notice.”
*Watching my Indians beat the Yankees in the famous bug game in Cleveland.
*Playing baseball til the cover came off the ball then wrapping the ball in electrical tape.
*Tearing up at the end of the movie “Major League” the first time I saw it.
*Summer trips to Yankee Stadium with my Dad as a kid. Those days they would let you walk on the field after the game to check out the monuments in center field. Then it was Corn Beef sandwiches at the Jewish deli across the street from the old stadium.
OK, not really. Actually my Grandfather owned a candy store in Monclair, NJ.
A few years ago I learned I had a Great Aunt that I never new existed. She died when she was 17 after immigrating from Russia. This discovery motivated me to research my family's history.
There's a wealth of information available through www.ancestry.com, but that's a paysite.
As of yesterday, the 1940 Census and over 3 million images were made available FREE online at www.census.gov.
You can search the handwritten documents and get a better understanding of your roots.
"In the first three hours, we had 22.5 million hits on the site," said National Archives and Records Administration spokeswoman Susan Cooper told the Los Angeles Times. "We're a victim of our own success."
Yes, searching is slow at first because of the web traffic. Give it time. And have fun exploring your family and our country's history.
This weekend you’ll have a chance to thank a true American hero.
I will be acting as emcee of A NIGHT AT THE RACES to benefit the 1st LT. Jeffrey F. Deprimo Memorial Fund. Jeffrey, from Pittston, was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 during Operation Enduring Freedom.
I work with Jeffrey’s cousin Desiree and a few years ago gladly accepted her offer to help with the event. Even though I never had the chance to meet Jeffrey I’ve gotten to know his Mom, family & friends and feel as though I’ve gotten to know Jeffrey as well.
Hope to see you tomorrow night.
And may the best horse win!
A NIGHT AT THE RACES
Saturday March 31
St. Anthony’s Parish Center, 28 Memorial St, Exeter
Admission $5.00 (Adults only)
Admission price includes food & beverages
Army 1st Lt. Jeffrey F. Deprimo Died May 20, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Pa. guardsman killed by bomb in Afghanistan
The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania National Guard soldier and two others were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, military officials said Wednesday.
First Lt. Jeffrey F. Deprimo, 35, of Pittston, was killed near the town of Ghazni early Tuesday along with a Navy lieutenant and an interpreter, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The driver and gunner, both state Guard soldiers, were injured in the attack and evacuated to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
DePrimo, who worked as a car detailer at a Ford dealership in Exeter, volunteered to go to Afghanistan, according to co-workers.
“We couldn’t take him away from going over and fighting for his country,” said Dan Lane, sales manager at the dealership. “Nothing could have stopped him. It’s what he wanted in his heart.”
Deprimo, who served with the Scranton-based 109th Infantry, had been commander of the lead convoy vehicle when it came under attack.
On today’s show we talked about a study that says most people over the age of 40 say they were the happiest when they were 33. Starting a family, and being secure in your career had a lot to do with it.
I mentioned on air that if you could honestly say that you were the happiest RIGHT NOW, then you’ve probably got this whole life thing figured out. When were you the happiest?
Take a moment and read this email. What a great attitude. And I think we can all can learn something from these words no matter where we are in life’s journey.
Stay happy AND positive.
I know the topic is over, and I tried calling in, but I couldn't stay on the line. However, I felt compelled to share what I was thinking.
When was the best time of my life? It better be right now!
It would be too easy for me to say when I was 29. I had a great family, terrific friends, I was top of my career (flying around the country as a recognized expert), bought my first new vehicle, had my house 1/2 paid off and a personal secretary, Brooke. Yes, her name was Brooke and she looked every bit the part!!! Life was perfect.
Then I got downsized as the company I worked for, like many others, was greatly effected by the economic downturn. Then my wife got sick, really sick. I lost most of my friends as I could no longer go out and do things anymore, taking care of my wife was my 2nd full time job after work. I also had to take a junk job to keep food on the table and a roof over our head.
Needless to say I thought life was terrible and would be for the foreseeable future.
One day I woke up and decided that the only thing standing between me and happiness was me. I changed my attitude, made the best of every moment and have not looked back. Yes, 8 years later, my wife is still sick, actually worse and her physical and mental illnesses puts "in sickness and in health" to the test every day of our relationship. But that is a choice. I can let it be an anchor or accept it as a challenge and make the best of my life.
I can list items in my past all day long of great accomplishments, but I choose to live in the future and look to what I am going to do next. Alaska, Ireland and the Mediterranean await me in the next several years, after that, I will create new goals. I am left with a smaller # of friends, but they are true friends. A better job opened up and I was able to get my career going again.
Don't let yourself be a roadblock, I live with challenges every day, but I choose to fight and succeed.
Parents are the best. Especially when their editing switch is turned OFF!
What have your parents said that embarrassed you in front of a date? After Lissa told a story that happened last weekend, you guys ran with it.
Thanks for sharing yesterday!
I walked into pick a girl up for a date and her dad answered the door in full police uniform she had failed to mention her Dad was a cop as I waited for her he continued to pull out his gun, handcuffs and baton and told me stories of having to use each one on guys his daughter had gone on a date with. That was the last time I went out with her.
My nephew brought his girl home from out of town to meet the family on Xmas eve. When his Grandfather walked in he shook her hand and said "You're the reason I had to wear my teeth today"
My Mom told my boyfriend she was certifiable and refused to take her meds so she could snap at any moment
My husband told my stepdaughter’s boyfriend that he just sharpened the blade on his chainsaw and would have no problem cutting him in half from his crotch to the top of his head.
I went over my boyfriend’s house for the first time and his Mom was literally shaking her head. He left & his Mom said don’t have sex with my son, I think he’s gay.
My husband’s Grandmother asked if I was on birth control the first time we met- I was 17 and mortified
My date came to pick me up and my brother was talking to him and would not stop talking about this machete and how he is going to college to be a mortician and isn't afraid to kill someone....my date almost peed.
My stepfather would pass gas in front of my date, constantly and loudly. Especially when we were hand in hand walking right behind him
My Dad brought down an unloaded gun and said "No sex or this will get loaded". My date literally peed on my floor.
One time while on a date my mom kissed my date on the head and said u could do better hun. She’s a 6 ur a 10. The next day we broke up and he never called back
Well it wasn’t me but it happened to my sister her prom date came to the house a few years ago and when he came in my Dad was sitting on the couch with the shotgun next to him and he was playing the banjo. It was hilarious.
My husband had his friend come in with a shovel and ask “How deep for the hole?” Dad turns to the boyfriend and asked “How tall are you?”
My mom would bring up sex! All the time . She’d say “Christina likes big packages I hope ur packing.” Or she would grab my boobies and comment on how small they are but I make up for that in other ways.. Ughhhh!!:) gotta love her tho!:)
No more fights over the remote...AND...a place for my stuff--that's why I need to convert our guest bedroom into a Man Cave. I have a small office in a corner of our house for SOME of my sports memorabilia and antique radios but it's not nearly enough space.
I need a Man Cave!!!
Men who need a man cave but don't build one may end up creating one in their relationship. They achieve this by withdrawing, getting defensive when their partner asks for more of their time and sometimes by abandoning the relationship. Guys need time to be alone. Women do too, but women often prefer the company of friends during their "alone time."
So can a Man Cave REALLY improve your relationship? I think so.
Here's what you had to say on the air this morning...
My boyfriend's Man Cave was the best thing that ever happened. It truly saved our relationship.
I wish I could make him a man cave! I'd fill it with video games, food, a fully stocked bar & dart boards. This way
he would stay home more & I wouldn't have to worry about him out at bar & driving home.
My husband became married to his computer in his Man Cave. We are divorced now.
Great idea! Maybe that's what my husband needs.
I think the Man Cave can either make or break marriage. It depends on the couple. I will say it broke my marriage. He eventually moved out of our bedroom and into the lower level of the house. We're now divorced!
My husband's Man Cave saves our marriage on a daily basis!
My husband has a Man Cave, and I think it’s a wonderful idea. It gives us both the space we need! It also provides a wonderful home for all of his sports related things. It’s really a great idea!
Grow up Rocky, you don't need a "man cave"... are you 12?
Man cave helps...I have 2....one on first floor with collectables and TV...other in basement....love it and so does she.
My husband and I do have a man cave, pool table, homemade bar, fridge,...because if he wants to watch a game or something he can do what he wants and then I can do what I want to in the house.
And if you need some ideas for a Man Cave CLICK HERE
If you’re a fan of “American Pickers” on the History Channel like I am, check this out!
Mike & Frank are coming to PA, and they want your stuff. If you have collectibles, old advertising or sports memorabilia that you’re willing to part with, contact the show.
They haven’t yet decided which part of the state they’ll pick, but we’d like it to be NEPA. This area has a rich history. Most of the antique radios and advertising pieces in my own collection were found in the attics & basements of house in Wilkes-Barre & Scranton.
“We’re looking for great characters with great, big collections,” says show producer Jodi Friedman. “The messier the better. Nothing that’s too pristine. Our guys like to go digging. They like to find the rusty gold, they say.”
Here’s a partial list of some of the items the guys are looking for:
--Motor scooters (Vespas, Lambretta, Cushman)
--Old advertising signage
--Bicycles (Pre 60’s to turn of the century)
--Old toys (tin, wind-up, cast iron)
--Old movie posters
--Vintage concert posters & T-shirts
--Early Boy Scout items
--Late 70’s and earlier Military items
--Pre 40’s Christmas items
--Vintage collegiate collectibles
Email them your name, number, town, state and the items along with pictures you think Mike & Frank will be interested in.
A good chunk of today’s show was spent discussing the new statewide anti-texting law that goes into effect THIS THURSDAY, March 8.
I won’t lie…I text while I drive. It’s stupid, I know, but just like a 14 yr old girl, I can’t help myself.
Today, after the show, I tried an experiment. Could I drive home without checking my phone? It wasn’t easy but I did it.
Luckily, I have Bluetooth that’s factory installed. If my phone rings, I can answer it by hitting a button on the steering wheel, and the call is fed through the car’s sound system. This SHOULD BE standard equipment on all new cars.
But I also check the internet, email, Facebook AND text while I drive.
I need to stop.
The threat of a $50 fine isn’t enough. Calls like the one we got this morning from a woman seriously injured by a texting driver is.
I thought about her as I drove home today. She was rear-ended by a texter doing 60mph. She’s still in rehab. She almost lost her business. 3 seconds changed her life. Think about that the next time you’re driving and feel like you can’t stop yourself from responding to a text.
This morning we asked “Is the threat of a $50 fine enough to get you to stop texting while you drive?” These are just a few of the TEXTS sent to 34-2-35--
I used to text and drive when I had a regular cell phone (no keyboard) but now that I have a smart phone I NEVER text and drive because its impossible with a touchscreen or keyboard now...so I wait until I get home or stop somewhere like a gas station..my life is too important to screw up while texting
Technology has SPOILED people!! I do not text while driving. Make the fine....$550!
Do people realize what a "primary" offense is?It means the police can use that as a reason to pull you over.
Hey guys, there is one thing everyone is forgetting about with the new law. Yes the fine may only be 50 but u are forgetting the court costs
I drive from Scranton to Hazleton every day. How can I not text sometimes? I love autocorrect so I don't need to look at my phone. However, it has forced more phone calls and real conversation to catch up with friends, so I don't have lots of conversation via text. It's so bad though because it only takes 1-â2 seconds for an accident to happen. But I'm texting now.
They can't stop us! (driving now) I don't even have to look at my phone to do it
I used to text and drive, but then I got into an accident (when I wasn't texting), and now I don't text and drive anymore
I've been guilty of texting. Had close calls. I put my phone in the glove box
If I get a text while driving I either ignore it or, if my kids r in the car, I will have them text back for me. i used to text while driving but my best friend told me off about it so I stopped :)
They can’t stop people from speeding....What would make them think they will stop texting.
I text while I drive & it's not going to stop me.
The only person I text while driving is you guys and I think your worth 50$!
The $50 fine is not going to do it... Two points on your licence yes...
It should be a $5000 fine especially after listening to the caller that drives with her knees!
Here’s the official word on the new law from PennDOT--
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania's new law prohibiting text-based communication while driving will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 8, making texting while driving a primary offense carrying a $50 fine.
"Your most important job when behind the wheel is to focus only on driving. Most people would never close their eyes for five seconds while driving, but that's how long you take your eyes of the road, or even longer, every time you send or read a text message," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "It's not just your own life you're risking; it's the lives and safety of every motorist around you."
The new law specifically does the following:
• Makes it a primary offense to use an Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) to send, read or write a text-based message.
• Defines an IWCD as a wireless phone, personal digital assistant, smartphone, portable or mobile computer or similar devices that can be used for texting, instant messaging, emailing or browsing the Internet.
• Defines a text-based message as a text message, instant message, email or other written communication composed or received on an IWCD.
• Institutes a $50 fine for convictions.
• Makes clear that this law supersedes and preempts any local ordinances restricting the use of interactive wireless devices by drivers.
"This is a serious problem and we are hoping that we can educate citizens on the dangers of texting while driving and prevent future accidents," said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "Our troopers will attempt to use observations of the driver while the vehicle is in motion to determine if traffic stops are warranted. An example might be the motorist continues to manipulate the device over an extended distance with no apparent voice communication.
"Ultimately, we hope that our enforcement efforts will create voluntary compliance by the majority of motorists," Noonan said.
In 2010, there were nearly 14,000 crashes in Pennsylvania where distracted driving played a role, with 68 people dying in those crashes.
Does your guy cry during movies? He's not alone. Ok, I admit it. I always get misty watching that final scene in "Major League" when my beloved Cleveland Indians beat the Yankees and earn a trip to the World Series. Willie Mays Hayes...a washed up catcher with bad knees...it doesn't make sense!
And yeah, the Father/Son play catch scene in "Field of Dreams" is another one.
We had NO SHORTAGE of phone calls & texts on "guy cry" movies this morning. Some were to be expected, others were pretty surprising.
Feel free to add (sniff sniff) to the list.
And pass the Kleenex.
*Forrest Gump at the end when he's putting the little guy on the school bus.
*My husband cried during Snow Dogs! They are his favorite dogs.
*Marley and Me--anything sad with a dog will make him cry
*La bamba!!!!. The part when his brother is running up the hill screaming RITCHIE!!!!!
*My BF cries at all movies. He even cries when he sees the ASPCA commercials
*Rudy.& Brian’s Song.
*P.S. I Love You.
*Million Dollar Baby.
*I cried when Will Smith had to kill his dog in I Am Legend!
*I’m a guy and not ashamed to say I had trouble not crying during The Vow!
*Recently my wife tricked me into watching The Christmas Shoes. I balled at the end and cursed her for it!
*I don’t tear up easily but The Notebook had me crying like a baby!
*Marley and Me made my guy cry hardcore!
*The president's speech in Independence Day.
*My guy cried at the animated movie Up
*My dad cried at the Twilight wedding
*My husband cries everytime he watches the movie Mask with Cher and Sam Elliot
*My boyfriend said The Land Before Time.
*A time to kill mMatthew Mccaughney
*My husband, my son and I think the dog cried during Pay it Forward
*On the plane, guy next 2 me crying as we were watching Bridges of Madison County.
*I'm a guy and the movie "The Christmas Shoes" gets me every time!!! Super sad!
*The movie that made my husband cry was Haji with Richard Gere. The movie was about a professor that finds a dog at the train station
*My boyfriend cried during 7 pounds and A Walk to Remember
*My husband cries watching Miracle when the USA ice hockey teams. What an emotional moment!!
*My 44yr old, 6'2" 250 lb husband who is quite the "tuff guy" cried his eyes out watching "My Dog Skip" I never laughed so hard, but it touched my heart
*My guy cried while we watched Beauty and the Beast. He asked me for a tissue and i looked at him and he was balling
*I'll admit the movie Knowing gets me at the end when his son gets on the ship without him
I’m usually pretty laid back. I try not to let people bother me. But this morning was different. My morning started with CONFRONTATION.
As I was approaching the driveway at KRZ I noticed Lissa’s little Neon stopped in front. An 18 wheeler had conveniently parked on the shoulder blocking our way in.
I quickly pulled into the Mini-mart next to the station to see if Mr. Inconvenient was inside.
It’s 4:30am. There’s 1 guy waiting at the counter. I’m thinking I found my guy.
“Is that your tractor trailer parked out front?” I asked.
“Yeah,” he grunted.
“You’re blocking our driveway. It’s a radio station and people are trying to get to work.”
Truck guy says “Give me 5 minutes.”
5 minutes??? In the radio world, 5 minutes is an eternity. In 5 minutes, we can run to the bathroom, grab a cup of coffee, check email, print stories off the web and still have time left to delete annoying people from our Facebook page.
“I don’t have 5 minutes,” I pleaded. “And we have a bunch of people that need to get in to work.”
OK, I stretched the truth just a bit.
He mumbled something under his breath, shook his head, and slowly walked out to move his rig.
Wow! Battle won. It’s not even 5am and I’m in the victory circle.
Here’s a chance to do something rewarding and really make a difference in NEPA.
This morning we had Leadership Wilkes-Barre in the studio with us. Their project for 2012 is SpecialSpaces. Special Spaces is a national non-profit organization that creates dream bedrooms for kids with life challenging illnesses. Special Spaces was originally founded in 2004, but the NEPA Chapter is the first in our area.
Their first bedroom makeover is for a 4 yr old boy who has Down Syndrome. That project is scheduled for Saturday April 14.
If you would like to help with this project or would like to nominate a child for a future project contact Michelle Morgan at NEPA@specialspaces.org or 570.212.9728.
And we’ll see you this Wednesday, February 29 at the Hoyt Library in Kingston for the Special Spaces Wine & Cheese Benefit from 6-9pm.
Wow! I can’t believe it’s already the last weekend in February. Where did this poor-excuse-for-a-Winter go to?
Here’s a few of the events we were talking about this morning—
Tomorrow night is the Penguins’ annual SALUTE THE TROOPS night.
The Pens and the Tobyhanna Army Depot will be holding a care package collection at the East Gate of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza prior to the sold-out game against the Syracuse Crunch.
Fans are encouraged to put together care packages or donate items which will be sent to currently-deployed military members through Operation Touch of Home (www.operationtouchofhome.org), a Monroe County based non-profit organization.
The following essential and comfort items are especially needed:
- Small Travel Kits, Including Body Lotion, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothpaste & Toothbrush, Lens Cleaning Towelettes, Comb, Shave Cream
- Small Medical/First Aid Kits, Including 2 Caplet Packs of Advil, Imodium, Pepcid, etc
- Sunscreen (SPF30)
- Powdered Drink Mix- (such as Gatorade or Powerade)
- Candy/Snacks That Won't Melt (Trail Mix, Raisins, Gum, Peanuts, Beef Jerky)
- Ink Pens
- Light Reading Books ( Reader's Digest, Cross word books, etc)
- Disposable Razors
- Pre-Moistened Towels
- Travel Size Tissues
- Ear Plugs
Let’s go Pens!!!
Tomorrow is also the "Ski for a Cure" Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Jack Frost Mountain. Registration is at 8am for the race and ski-a-thon. It benefits the Susan G Komen Foundation.
Is this good reporting or someone who can't work off the teleprompter?
I give the reporter credit for not missing a beat when a car gets t-boned behind her....BUT REALLY! Maybe the rise in gas prices isn't the biggest story OF THE MOMENT. Did you not hear what just took place behind you?
We'd love to hear from some of our reporter friends @ WBRE and WNEP. How would you react? And have you have had news break while you were live on the air reporting on a totally different story?
Those exact words were text to us this morning. Moments earlier I mentioned on the air that if I was EVER to get a tattoo, it would be the logo of my favorite football team and not my son’s name.
Does that make me any less of a father for saying so?
Granted, tattoos are a personal choice. If you want to have a Tweety Bird in ink on your ankle, go for it. Or if you prefer barbed wire on your bicep, make it happen, cap’n.
But I really don’t get having someone’s name permanently inked on your bod. Does that mean you love your child any more than someone else? Of course not.
It reminds me of the people that wrap themselves in the American Flag. If you want to have 30 flags in front of your house and a statue of Uncle Sam humming “America the Beautiful”, I’m not going to stop you.
But don’t say I’m any less of an American for choosing not to display my patriotism.
And Dylan, if you’re reading this, I still love you more than I will ever love the Cleveland Browns!
OK, so I used to go through magazines and rip pages out of things that interested me...things and ideas that I wanted to make, or try, or buy. I still have a folder FULL of stuff on the lower shelf of my bookcase. Then I checked out PINTEREST, a website that has a plethera of ideas and projects, vacation spots, unique wedding ideas, photography, kids stuff, recipes, pets, home improvement, room design, fashion, hair, shoes......ahhh I could go on and on. I'm HOOKed!
PINTEREST is a treasure hunt that's pretty to look at....you see something and you pin it to your bulletin board and you have it forever whenever you want to drag it back out and give it a whirl...that inspired the first meal I've made in awhile.....If 'Im doing a bonifide meal it has to be quick, easy and GOOD.
So here's the Chicken Parm recipe. Been done I know.....but it was tasty and quick to put together.
Oh and the chicken is baked not fried.
Start with olive oil and 2 cloves of smashed garlic....cover bottom of casserole dish
I used 4 chicken breasts cut into pieces,
then a jar of good tomato sauce.
Cover with mozzarella cheese and parmesan
then garlic flavored crutons on top of cheese.....yep...they suck up the tomato sauce and give the parm some CRISP!
Cover those with more mozz cheese and more parm and pop in 350 oven until chicken is done and it's bubbly
and crispy on top.
10 minutes to make 30-50 minutes to bake.
And if you want to see my page on PINTEREST go here-->
There was a firestorm of reaction in the KRZ Text Club this morning after we read the email from Christine aka "The Girl who Said No!". She turned down Dave's proposal live on KRZ Tuesday morning.
You were all hatin' on her Tuesday, but after we read her email, the pendulum started swinging in the other direction.
My thoughts are in italics.
Feel free to add a comment.
I really agree with her BUT if someone you loved was leaving and going away wouldn't you feel you should try to keep them for the fear of losing them. People change and maybe he was just afraid of losing her forever. Good call.
I feel bad that they had to embarrass each other in public, but all I really know is I want to marry Lissa and have Rocky and Sue adopt me. What a messed up family tree that would be!
The point is, she already told him NO even before Tuesday...bottom line. No? Not familiar with that word. It means?
I don’t feel sorry for either of them lol if she said no beforehand they should’ve just ended the relationship there plain and simple. Can’t fault a guy for trying.
Sounds like Dave has issues i am happy that Christine said no. Now I understand why the sign wasn’t more personal. Issues? So many he needs a subscription? How can you tell?
Dave's a dumbass! I don't feel sorry for him now! Harsh!!!
Sorry. I guess I'm the odd ball but I don't feel bad for him. He was selfish and wanted her to stay!! I wouldn't continue to even be in a relationship! Quirky, but not odd.
Obviously he is afraid she will fall out of love with him if she goes on the study abroad trip. So he put her on the spot to keep her. I still feel bad but if she said no, then no. But he obviously doesn’t respect or understand. So she won’t be able to resist an International Man of Mystery then?
Would he rather her say yes get married and have the fact that she gave up an opportunity of a life time between them all the time..if ur not sure and forced in to doing it..it’s not gonna work..my niece studied abroad while having a boyfriend..when she got back they were still then and now together and very happy...if u ask me he is selfish for even asking her to give that up... Glad to hear that LDR (long distance relationship) worked out. Usually they don’t.
I don't feel bad for him and I think it’s wasteful on his part because someone that could of really gotten engaged missed out on the amazing proposal! Yeah, lots of listeners said the same thing.
To me he is trying to control her. Christine run. Is this Lissa?
Good for her. I think it's funny she was worried she embarrassed the station. Guess she doesn't listen to the show ;-â) Our jaws dropped, but we weren’t embarrassed.
She is a tramp! She said no to a life-long commitment over a college course that she could do here. Dude your just a toy till she gets bored, better off. That’s a stretch.
Dave was wrong for trying to stop her from following her dreams of studying abroad. You have a short time in your life where you get to do what you dream of before real life starts! Good point.
I just got the BEST TEXT EVER that I just had to share.
Last weekend I spent a few hours with John, a little in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. We had a blast playing video games & air hockey at Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 and then watched “The Phantom Menace”. It was John’s first ever 3D movie and he loved it!
Monday morning John woke up extra early to hang with us in the studio at KRZ. He was a natural RADIO STAR.
We thought he had fun, but we had no idea.
Here’s the text I just got from my BB/BS advisor—
John talked about how happy you guys made him on the way home. He said you guys made his year! Seriously.
This is why I volunteer as a Big Brother. Moments like this make it all worthwhile. It’s pretty amazing how a short amount of time every month can really make a difference in a kid’s life.
So we had this big surprise planned this morning for Valentine's Day. A listener called us Monday to take advantage of our offer: Propose using the electronic sign at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
At 7:30, the proposal went up for all to see. And then our listener Dave asked his girlfriend Christine to marry him live on the air. To everyone's surprise, she said NO!!!
What followed was uncomfortable silence and then Dave telling us he had to go.
Calls and text poured in.
Here's what a few of you had to say--
I wish I would have had a proposal like that. An ass would have not been so romantic and gone so far to make it special. Should not have played that again. Let him have some dignity. I would have left her in the parking lot!
He didn't even ask her to marry him he said everyone there thinks she should marry him.
That was rough. As a professional counselor he really needs to talk this out
You should have a show the "local bachelor"....10 girls & he can choose..he can go on a date each night w/ a diff girl...10 day,10 date. What do ya think?
Hey dave...let that chick hitchhike home!!
It sounded she was insulted that it was made so public if u listened to her she asked if this was on the radio I think it wasn’t a personal moment between them she was more upset that it was on the radio then the question that he asked her
Her reaction sounded like my wife: "what are you doing?" RUN DAVE! DON'T LOOK BACK
Sadly, every guy that makes a huge spectacle of the proposal is usually told no. But its ok to make a huge spectacle of the wedding day because it’s her day....not fair!
This may not be the 1st time that he has asked, that’s what is sounds like to me, lets hear her side.
BAD DAY TO DO IT! Also I don't think she wanted have a relationship. She may have someone on the side. It’s better he finds out now than later.
I feel terrible. That guy did a great thing and got crapped on. I’ll marry him! He deserves better treatment than that
Everyone seems to be blaming the girl, we don't know if Dave is a complete ass maybe he was cheating and this was his way to make it up to her
He is really lucky in the end because a nice girl would have thought about his feelings and said yes then spoke to him later about it. She didnt think of his feelings at all so he is better off because she is not a person who would think of his feelings. He deserves better than her.
C’mon guys it was unfortunate but stop talking about the girl. There is evidently a story here and it may be painful for her. I feel bad for both of them but if isn't for us to figure it out. Give them some space.
I’d say 'No' just for him asking on the radio....It’s not the most romantic proposal...Id be pissed too if I were her!
The best thing u can do is let this cool down. Both people are extremely embarrassed, give them some privacy, drop the bit, it flopped. It’s not your fault but if u keep talking about it, you’re making things worse. If either person calls u then its fair game.
I don't think his message was good: “Everybody at KRZ thinks u should marry me?’ but I don't think that is why she said no either. He sounded desperate to me.
When he was on the phone yesterday u could tell she was gonna say no. I dont know why ur surprised
You guys need expert help for this man. go to bravo TV.com and contact Patti Stanger the millionaire matchmaker.
The Jerry Springer Show we attended back in December with KRZ listeners aired yesterday and the cameras loved us! Maybe they could sense the dysfunction OR maybe it was the fifty we slipped one of the camera guys.
The topic: Stripper Sister vs. Pregnant Sister. But it wasn't these two! That's KRZ contest winner Cammi & Lissa.
My Mom would be so proud!
And here's what I was cheering...Stripper Sister flashing Pregnant Sister!
Lissa is ready for her closeup.
KRZ contest winner Billy having a moment with Jerry.
It was THE hot topic on this morning's show: First dates on Valentines Day.
Lissa is going on a date with a guy for the first time next Tuesday. I think she is setting herself up for a miserable night. Valentines Day in general is one of the worst nights of the year to go out. The service stinks. Restaurants are crowded. Save it for the weekend.
Sue thinks the environment isn't good for a first date. And he might possibly be putting a little pressure on Lissa since he waited until Valentines Day to ask her out.
Here's what some of you said via text--
Big mistake... long wait for dinner plus expectation are too high for that day. She'd be better going out the week before or after. Good luck Lissa
I dont think theres nething wrong with going on a 1st date on valintines day.. Its just a senseless holiday the card compines invented to boost card sale
A first date on Valentine is a bad idea. I think it puts too much on it for both parties kinda like it has to work out bc of Valentines day.
Too much pressure for the first date. The wrong kind of pressure
If she wasn't interested she would have said no. So tell her stop complaining.
My husband and I had our first date on Valentine's day 10 years ago! Happily ever after!
The worst thing is that when they go and kiss on Valentines day what if they have onions and she has smelly breath. That would be the worst thing
I think Lissa should definitely go! What’s the worst that can happen? Obviously he likes her, he just wants the date to be perfectly romantic, as a 1st date should be right?
There is nothing wrong with the date on Vday. Establish some boundaries and expectations. No flowers, split the bill and downplay the hype and just be honest.
I am also going on a date on v day with a guy i have known for a long time. He and I have never been on a date before and I made it perfectly clear to him that it is a first date and he should treat it as such.
It's just like going out on new years eve. seems like the guy just wants more than a date.
Its a good idea, very good. You never know what hand fate will deal. Hopefully she has fun, it could be a date they will celebrate the rest of their lives!
Awkward. Go out w/ her girlfriends-- My girlfriends & I are having girls night on Valentine's since some of us can't be with our boyfriends & others are single
What difference does it make what day they go. If he likes hr and she likes him then that's the perfect day to go out I say go for it
He will be looking for more than just a dinner date it's valentines day , women might be a little more willing in his mind. And if that's how he is thinking she is better off not going out with him at all!
Good idea, I met my boyfriend of 2 years on Vday but we waited till the next week for our first date to avoid the hype. Good luck Lissa
I think Lissa setting herself for a bad thing
Worst idea ever.
Who has a first date on a TUESDAY? This guy already wants too much!
Doesn't matter, it will work or not its all in compatibility which is there or not any day. Lol just as bad dinner service. As for him picking that day may have been a gesture for them not to be alone on a romantic holiday. Too much thought, just go w it and enjoy!
V day doesnt matter but it is a Tuesday doesn’t Lissa get up at like 200a? Wait until Friday.
Good idea. Then they will remember the date of their first date
Yes but it also gives you a lot of time to interact with the person and plus it’s an easy way to remember the anniversary!
Too much pressure. The hype makes it almost impossible to make a good impression.
Bad idea. The expectations are too high.
Lot of pressure on both of them for the most romantic day of the year
When my husband and I started to date back in 1989, it was right around valentines day that we decided to go out. I specifically waited until the weekend afterwards. I think there's too much pressure for a first date to be on that day.
Hope you had a great Super Bowl weekend. As you can see in this photo, our dog Frankie the Rat picked New England. I coached him all week, but for some reason he went with the Patriots. Frankie lost and Rocky & Sue Show listener Phil won a $50 Brews Bros gift certificate.
Saturday night's comedy show at the Pocono Brewing Company was a sell out AND a lot of fun. Here we are with headliner the Reverend Bob Levy. Bob told me he plans on bringing some shows to Scranton. Keep listening to KRZ for details.
Legendary WWE wrestler Mick Foley was there. This was our 5th attempt at a photo. For some reason the flash on my phone wasn't working right. Thanks for the patience Mick.
A film crew was at the club doing a documentary on Santa Claus and what they do in the off season. That's why Mick's wearing the Santa hat. Don't worry, I don't get it either.
And we wrapped up the weekend at a friend's Super Bowl party. What an awesome game. And besides M.I.A's attention grabbing middle finger stunt, the halftime show was one of the best ever.
Suggestion for next year: Save a vacation day for Super Bowl Monday like we did. I don't see the day after the big game being made into a national holiday anytime soon.
Most experts think it’s a toss up and should be one of the best ever. The rematch…NY vs. Boston (again!)…Brady going for his 4th ring…Eli Manning trying to outdo brother Peyton. Lots of good story lines.
I just hope more people will be talking about the game Monday instead of the commercials.
My prediction: Giants 34 Patriots 30
I asked a few friends on Twitter for their predictions--
@TrishHartman (Trish Hartman/WNEP)
Pats 30-24 (this is actually my fiance's prediction, since I know jack about football.) Another prediction... Pigs in blanket: 20, Trish: 0
@sorrymomanddad (Justin Brown/Weekender)
GIANTS! All the way. There's no such thing as an under dog, just being under estimated!
@MonicaReports (Monica Madeja PA Live/WBRE)
as much as I hate to say this..... Giants
@DaveKuharchik (Dave Kuharchik PA Live/WBRE)
Pats all the way. I hate the Giants!!!
@SharlaMcBride (WNEP Sports)
I’m picking the Giants beat the Patriots, 27-24! Eli Manning gets Super Bowl MVP ï
@brian_coe (WB/Scranton Penguins)
Giants 27 - Pats 18. And I predict no fewer than 15 Peyton manning shots during the broadcast.
@ReporterJim (Jim Murdoch WNEP)
I’m from the jersey shore so giants by 10
@SportsmanDaily (Tom Alexander @ www.sportsmandaily.com)
NY 23 - NE 14
@pinglocal6 (former WNEP Sports anchor David Pingalore)
Pats win 31 21
And a few more picks from KRZ listeners--
The Patriots are going into the game with revenge, The Giants are going in with heart and desire. The Gmen were "counted out" in week 13-14 of the regular season and they fought hard to get each win each week. They have to win, to prove everyone wrong that they aren't just a "lucky" team. The last several weeks The Giants have been playing really good football. Everything seemed to fall into place at the right time; the players got healthy and they have gelled as a cohesive team. Eli and the offense have been consistent with scoring points. Cruz, Manningham, Ballard, all making great plays consistently to move the chains. Defense has been outstanding the last few weeks. Granted the secondary struggles on the long ball, but the line has been strong and has made key stops. Defense needs to bring pressure strong and hard on Brady and make him throw a pass he is not comfortable with. All of that combined with the fact that as a team, they have been disciplined to keep the penalties low, and they have capitalized on turnovers. Their momentum is strong and they are playing extremely well, so all of those factors and the fact that I bleed blue, tell me the Giants are going to come out on top Sunday.
The Giants are going to win based on their incredible front four. Between Justin Tuck on one side and Jason Pierre- Paul ok the other side they will apply pressure on Brady which will allow Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard to get either sacks or knock passes down.
I will be attending a party at my house so that way I can get my drink on.
The New England Patriots enter the Super Bowl this Sunday as a 3-point favorite, the first time they’ve been favored by less than 7 points since Week 12.
With such a low spread to cover the Patriots could make a very profitable NFL betting option this Sunday.
Revenge is one of the biggest driving factors in professional sports, and you won’t find a much bigger revenge spot than this year’s Super Bowl. The Patriots had their perfect season in 2007 spoiled by the Giants in Super Bowl XLII, and with so many key players from that team still leading the Patriots (including Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Logan Mankins, and Vince Wilfork), it is hard to imagine New England isn’t champing at the bit for this chance at redemption.
So it’s pretty much a lock that you will be among the 100 million worldwide that will be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday. Even if you’re not a football fan, you’ll probably be at a house party eating or drinking.
Americans will spend more than $1 billion this week on food & drink. That includes 1.25 billion chicken wings, 8 million slices of pizza, 46 million pounds of potato chips & 71 million pounds of quacamole. Yeah, the California Avacado board always throws around that guacamole stat, but I haven’t been to a party yet that served up a tub of the green goo.
And how about the betting?
Experts in Vegas say over $90 million in bets will be taken in. And remember, that’s only the LEGA bets. If you’re at a party, you’re betting on anything that moves during the game.
Those are the fun bets. Even if you’re not a football fan, you can get in on the action.
These are a few REAL prop bets for Sunday’s game--
--What color Gatorade will be dumped on the head of the winning coach? (Orange is the safe bet)
--Will Kelly Clarkson’s bare belly be shown when she sings the National Anthem? (I’m thinking not)
--Will Madonna wear a hat at any time during the halftime show? (Bet the mortgage on this one, yes!)
Here’s a few more I just came up with while writing this blog--
--Will the guy next to me gag when he gets that first look at Madonna’s emaciated arms during the halftime show?
--Will a commercial starring talking monkeys on Jazzies air before the game even starts?
--Will I wake up Monday morning thankful that we finally were smart enough to take the day after the big game off?
I’m very excited about this weekend and here’s why. I’ve been asked to host a comedy show @ the Pocono Brewing Company Saturday night starring wrestler Mick Foley, Reverend Bob Levy, and my new best friend Louis “Twitchels” Centanni.
Mick, Bob & Louis will all be on the radio with us this week.
Bob & Louis…Wednesday @ 8:10
Mick…Friday @ 7:40.
Here’s the lowdown on the show and the comics. Hope to see you Saturday night!
Saturday, February 4th
Show Time: 10 PM
Pocono Brewing Company
Swiftwater, PA 18370
CALL: (570) 839 - 3230
Louis "Twitchels" Centanni - Actor/Comic
- Was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at 7 years old
- Was given nick name Twitchels by Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton on season 3 of "The Simple Life"
- Was profiled on what became the highest rated episode in True Life's history on MTV's True Life: I have Tourettes
- Just completed filming a small role in the feature film "The Silver Linings Playbook"
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO-- http://brokenlens.com/video/centanni.html
Rev. Bob Levy - Comic
- Was given the nick name the "Reverend" by Jackie the Joke Man Martling due to how opposite of a Reverend Bob is.
- Became a fan favorite of the Howard Stern show after years of being a guest regular
- Formed the "Killers of Comedy" a comedy tour featuring Jim Florentine, Don Jamison, Yucko the Clown, Beetlejuice,
- Was the star of the hit tv show "Killers of Comedy" on Howard TV
Mick Foley - Wrestler/Comic
- A 30 year veteran of the wrestling industry from TNA to ECW, and of course WWE
- First wrestled as "Cactus Jack"
- Loved by millions as "Mankind" in the WWE
- Has been doing standup comedy for several years now and is actually...VERY FUNNY
I always feel like I’m 9 again when a waitress brings me a drink with a straw in it.
Think about it.You put your lips on the straw and suck.Some of the liquid goes in your mouth, and the rest falls back into your glass.The whole thought of it disturbs me!
And it creeps me out even more if you bring a straw with all the paper torn off except at the very top where my lips go.I’m a grown man.If I DO want to use a straw I think I have the ability to remove its paper.
Talk about distracted driving...here's the video we were just talking about.
Zachary Russell, who was driving his wife Jennifer to the hospital from their home in Waxahachie, Tex., after her contractions started, Jennifer realized about 15 minutes later that the baby was coming early. His next move? He whipped out his cellphone and started shooting video.
“I just kept making sure the frame was good and that I was staying on the road,” he said. “I’m surprised I did real well!” Then he uploaded it to YouTube!
Imagine for a minute that it's YOU driving your wife to the hospital. She starts having the baby IN THE CAR. What do YOU do? Grab your camera?
If that was me, my 2 hands would be so tightly gripped on the steering wheel, they would need to be pried off. And video? That would be the last thing I'd think of.
Could YOU do it? Could you REALLY give up Facebook for 24 hours?
Think about it for a second: an entire day without status updates, pokes, posting pics of your cat and harvesting your asparagus crops on Farmville.
We found 3 hardcore, Facebook addicted listeners to take us up on our offer. Anne, Josh & Chrissie will attempt to not log-in for an entire day. 24 hours doesn’t sound like a long time, but when you’re like Josh and check in from your location every 5 minute, including when you go to bed, it’s quite the challenge.
Here’s what a few of our FB friends had to say about the challenge--
Michael—“Me not having Facebook is like the world ending to me.”
Melanie—“I can do it but it will require some liquor.”
Terri—“I tried not to get on the computer already…didn’t work. I used my phone.”
Lisa—“Hell no!!! I tried but I can’t.”
Lori—“I did it as an experiment. Lasted 2 weeks. Haven’t done it since.”
Ashlee—“People seriously can’t go that long without Facebook?”
Christa—“I could go 24 hours but that’s about it.”
Newt—“What is this Bookface you speak of?”
We’ll be checking in with our 3 guinea pigs 7:10 Thursday morning.
So pull yourself away from Bingo Blitz for a second and flip on 98.5 KRZ.
When someone passes, it’s hard to get the final memory out of your mind. I try not to remember my Dad in the final months he spent in a nursing home suffering from dementia. He still knew who I was and his eyes lit up during my visits, but it was hard to keep him focused. I like to think of the good times like our annual visits to Yankee Stadium or the quirky things he would say that would make us all laugh.
I think this is the way we should view Joe Paterno. No matter how you feel about the way he handled the Sandusky situation, you must judge Paterno on the entire story, not the last chapter.
One of my best memories of Paterno comes from the 1994 Citrus Bowl. Sue & I were there with contest winners to watch the Nittany Lions take on hugely favored Tennessee Volunteers. The game in Orlando was like a home game for Tennessee. The stadium, filled to capacity with 72,000 fans, was a sea of orange.
State held on to a slim 17-13 lead at halftime.
Here’s what JoePa said to his team in the locker room:
"Who do they think they are, telling us they need a better opponent," Paterno yelled. "I'm tired of this Orange team! I'm tired of this Orange Stadium! I'm tired of seeing Orange! Let's go out there and kick the Orange out of them!"
Thanks to quarterback Kerry Collins and a tough defense, Penn State won big 31-13.
After the game we headed downtown for the victory celebration. Sue & I worked our way down front for the trophy presentation. It was there we got to shake the hand of the legendary coach. We thanked him for a great game and for sending the Tennessee fans home winless.
What is your memory of Coach Paterno? We’d love to hear it.
Here’s a few comments from those close to Paterno.
“I just can’t help but to think he died of a broken heart.”
--Matt Millen former PSU linebacker
“He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end.”
--message from the Paterno family
“One of the most influential men in our nation’s history. By his passing PSU nation grows even stronger.”
--Jordan Norwood former PSU receiver
“To Penn Staters past & present, know that Dad loves you all and has always loved being part of your family.”
“The GREATEST…The Legend…My Coach…My friend…You’ve meant so much to me and millions of others…You will live on in my heart.”
--Daryll Clark former PSU QB
“There are no words to express my respect for him as a man and as a coach. To be following in his footsteps at Penn State is an honor.”
--New Penn State coach Bill O’Brien
I had to shake my head while watching the premiere of American Idol last night. One contestant from Tennessee quit his job to follow his dream to be on the show. I’m all for reaching for the stars and dreaming big. But in this case, he’s putting himself first and his family second.
You see this budding superstar, ok, karaoke singer, is married. And his wife is pregnant.
If you are 25 and have always wanted to be the next Jon Bon Jovi or Brad Pitt, go for it. Take a chance. Aim high. You may later regret never having the cojones to double down in life.
But if you are married with a kid on the way, it’s not the time to be selfish. Put your dream on the back burner. The child you are about to bring into the world should be your top priority.
In this time of economic struggles, walking away from your job to appear on a reality TV show is probably not the best of decisions.
Try doing both. Keep your job, dude. And try singing on the weekends. I’m sure there are lots of karaoke bars in your hometown wishing someone with your vocal skills would walk through the door.
Kids are like sponges. And they always absorb the one thing you don't want them to.
This morning we asked for some of the made up swear words you use around your kids. Wow! We could've stayed on the air another hour taking your calls & texts.
Try using one of these MADE UP SWEAR WORDS the next time your kid is in the car and some fuzzball cuts you off in mother humpin' traffic!
Holy Mother of Pink Monkeys
Cheese ‘n Rice Shitzu Sugar Honey & Ice Tea Mother of Pearl Fuzz Balls Jeepers Christmas Bass Ackwards Oh Shitaki Mushrooms Mother Smushing Piece of Turtle Sum You Fudgen Banana Son of a Sea Serpent Kiss my Gas Fizzle, Bizzle & Shizzle Son of a Pickle Shut the Front Door Flippin A Oh Mylanta Shnitzle Poop on a Stick Son of a Bench of a Banister Fudge Ripple Ice Cream Tartar Sauce Bun of a Sitch French Toast
And leave a comment if you have any to add to the list.
I was sick to my stomach watching the news tonight.
You’ve probably seen the story of the puppy left to die in Shamokin. Little Harper as she’s now called, was shown on WNEP again tonight. Also shown were the 2 poor excuses for humans that were responsible for this senseless act.
According to WNEP, the owner of the small pit bull, Michael Wolfe, threw the 12 week old dog over a bank after learning it was sick.
If you are a dog owner, you know they ask for so little but give so much. And after giving, how could you even consider tossing a member of your household out like a bag of garbage?
That’s exactly what these 2 scums did.
Luckily, Harper has a new home at a no-kill shelter in Sunbury. She’s safe from the 2 monsters that formerly owned her. And the 2 former owners now face charges.
Give your dog an extra hug & biscuit tonight. That’s all they ask for.
The future stars of the NHL come from outdoor hockey rinks just like this one…the Riverside Park Ice Rink in Tunkhannock.
It’s a great place for kids to learn to skate and play hockey. It’s totally run by the community and the kids that play there. And you can help the rink get back on its feet.
The floods in September did a number on this place, but thanks to donations the rink was rebuilt. But they still need to replace the skates that were lost in the flood.
That’s where you can help. If you or your kids have old skates that you’d like to donate, bring them to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins team office on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre. They will be collecting skates until the end of February.
Want to learn more about the Riverside Park Ice Rink?
We had a guest reviewer on the show today...8 year old J.T. from Wilkes-Barre. J.T. is my new little brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.
Last night I took J.T. to the "Disney on Ice" show at the Arena and he absolutely loved it. If you plan on going with your kids, DRESS WARM!!! Even the ushers working the show said it seemed colder than usual.
J.T. was actually IN the show as well. He was over-the-top excited when he found out he got to release one of the lanterns at the end of the night. Being 8, he wasn't happy about getting a big hug from the Princess!
Check this out! J.T. and I pretty much have matching glasses. Maybe that's why we got along so well! OK, the real reason we had so much fun is 'cause J.T. is a SUPER kid.
I find it hard to believe that he's still looking for a match in the Big Brother program.
J.T. likes playing Dodgeball and racing around on the Green Machine tryke he got for Christmas.
There are plenty of cool kids just like J.T. looking for matches. If you'd like to volunteer, CLICK HERE.
A few hours a month will really make a difference in not only a kid like J.T's life, but yours as well.
We lost another friend today. After 15+ years, we said goodbye to our girl Maxi.
Maxi first came to us at KRZ many years ago. The Luzerne County SPCA stopped by the radio station to spread the word about adopting and of course, they brought a few dogs with them. The minute Sue saw Maxi, she wanted to take her home.
Maxi made quite a statement that very first night by peeing all over my pillow! Welcome to the family.
Maxi has been through a lot over the years. While we were living in Florida she survived both a dog attack and getting hit by a car.
I always called her my little graduate. She and I went through dog training together. It wasn’t easy for Maxi, as she was easily distracted by the other dogs, but on final exam day, she passed with flying colors.
The last few years have been rough on Maxi as she slowly started losing the use of her back legs. But she was a fighter.
Sue and I knew before Christmas that the end was near. We decided to make one more trek with her to Maine. It was her best trip ever.
We’d really like to thank Dr. Wilson and the rest of the staff at Back Mountain Vet. They really put us at ease. Maxi went very peacefully.
Our hope for Maxi is that soon she will be running again and will eventually find Milo.
Max was our clown dog.....overweight, skinny legs, underbite and goofy. She made me laugh out loud.
She didn't have a good start in life. Abused, fearful, neglected.When we got her from the animal shelter Max had to learn how to play. She needed to learn how to walk up and down stairs. Everything she needed to learn about being a dog she learned from Milo our Jack Russell who passed away just 6 months ago. She copied him, chased him, was jealous of him, loved him.
No pedigree, a mix of every dog you've ever seen, mutt, mixed breed, plain, last to be picked...in fact we took MAX as she was going to be euthanized the next day. It was a trial run. She was a mess, didnt fit in, not housebroken, called the SPCA to see about a return...they said one more week...keep her one more week.
That week she was barking in the kitchen incessantly...wouldnt stop. As I walked toward the kitchen to yell at her.....I saw the smoke pouring out of the kitchen! ....MAX sat barking in the smokey kitchen until I came to see what was happening. The rest was history.....
No one taught her about smoke and fire, no one taught her how to fly in the air to catch a frisbee, no one taught her how to apologize for getting in the garbage by putting paws on each shoulder and bury her head in your chest......that was all MAX.
Silly, silly MAX....sweet girl with brown liquid eyes. Miss you so much already.
Ever bust your babysitter doing something they weren’t supposed to be doing? Lissa told us this morning about her little nephew’s babysitter. She basically raided the fridge and ate almost everything in sight, including a casserole!
We think it’s cool to go into the fridge IF ASKED. But just because you’ve been put in charge of someone’s kid for a few hours doesn’t mean you have free reign over the house. Don’t put on the feedbag unless asked. We hate to think what else is going on when the parents are out of the house.
We were surprised by the amount of people that thought it was ok for a babysitter to eat anything in sight. According to some of our callers, it’s an unwritten babysitter rule. Really???!!!
Here’s more listener reaction to the babysitter question. What do YOU think?
Had one looking in our bedroom, caught her and she said my daughter was playing hide and seek. Yeah, right. She never worked again.
When I babysat, the parents either left me money for pizza or told me to help myself. U should wait to be offered, but u should be offered. FEED THE HELP! LOL!
My babysitter bought a porno on my cable PPV!!
I caught my baby sitter having an affair with my ex husband
I caught mine doing her laundry. She left a pair of her silky black thong underwear in my dryer.
My daughter baby sits and she won't even take a drink if she isn't offered.
I'm a home health aide, I take care of children with special needs and I would never eat their food if they didn't tell me it was ok.
Come on Sue! If invited to use the fridge, I would assume the invite was to use it when they trusted you to be alone in their house and watch their kid anyway a good host would have food and drinks for them waiting
Caught my babysitter stealing the diamond earrings my Grandmother left for me in her will. I had left the house only to remember that I forgot something and went back into the house. I snuck up behind her and said "I suggest you put those back before you find yourself in jail". She tried to tell me that my 2 year old daughter took them out. Yeah...ok
Not video but voice activated recorder. My son was crying for 45+ minutes with no consoling words from the sitter. She was never asked to babysit again.
Jay-Z leaked a new rap song "Glory" to the web earlier today. In the song he talks about his and Beyonce's baby girl Blue Ivy.
The song says it features "B.I.C", which would lead you to believe that little Blue Ivy Carter makes her recording debut! At the end of the track you can hear a baby crying. Pretty slick if that's the case.
Jay-Z also reveals that Beyonce once had a miscarriage.
Whenever I park in one of those big lots, I try to stay clear of most of the cars AND more importantly, the carts. I don't mind walking a few extra feet if I know that my car isn't going to get t-boned by a runaway shopping cart.
So last night when I had to run out to the grocery store for a few things, I did my normal routine and found a parking spot with a few empty spaces on each side of me. I try not to drop F-bombs in public, but when I got back to my car I couldn’t help myself. There was a shopping cart left merely an inch from the driver’s side door.
Help me out on this. If you are physically able to push a cart full of groceries up and down all the aisles of the store, to the checkout lane and back to your car why FOR THE LOVE OF GOD don’t you have the strength to park the damn thing in one of those corrals?
Please if you would, share with me the thought process. You’ve pushed this cart around the store for the last 20 minutes and had the energy to empty its contents in your trunk, and then what happens? Are you suddenly zapped of all your strength and give up? Is that how it works? Is it a Superman/Kryptonite thing?
This is not an audition to take over for Andy Rooney on “60 Minutes”, though annoyances like these seem to bug me more as I get older. It's just a friendly reminder.
I'll promise to keep my eyebrows in check and stop dropping F-bombs in public if you promise to keep your shopping cart away from me!
First off, Happy New Year, and THANKS for making 2011 a GREAT one. We want to do it again in 2012 AND we need your help.
The next 12 months are a clean slate. It's like we have this giant dry erase board that we need to fill. What would you like to see us to on the show this year? A stunt? Set a World Record? Get involved with a project in your community?
Drop us a comment below.
Here's some of the ideas from this morning...
Krz idol! Karaoke
I would buy a krz dj calendar
Hi Guys i love the show i think u should bring back the birthday wheel.
U should do morning challenges...where u send a listener into a store or fast food restaurant and have them do funny things like make weird requests or do something strange.
I wanna be a guest DJ. How about it guys?
Please continue the let it show concerts with BTR and HCR! That was AWESOME!. Best concert ever!
Set up a dunk tank in the parking lot and let us dunk you guys for charity.
Bring back the 100dollar birthday wheel every morning.
Bring back spank the frank
Bring back the Sparty
How bout work takeovers..like show up with lunch or something..you can start with CVS in Old Forge *hint, hint*
Loved the free stuff give away when people would call up with items they didnt want
More Spotlight Lounge shows. .
2012 countdown to doomsday. Haha
Ghost hunting trip!!
I think u guys could help do fundraisers for people who need help
jrze girls want to take a road trip to the beach...somewhere different than the Jersey shore..Rohoboth for a weekend bus trip
That's us hanging with Lissa's "date", Deb the Diva
Saturday was the big KRZ...ok, Entercom Christmas...er..."Holiday" party at the Scranton Cultural Center. I bet you are waiting for some sordid tale of drinking & debauchery right? Well, there was none of this!
Yes, there was an after-party at the Backyard Alehouse, but Sue & I headed home to catch Jimmy Fallon on SNL.
Our friends at Constantino's Catering did an amazing job with the food. The Eggplant dish rocked the Casbah!
And who knew there was an OUTRAGEOUS CHRISTMAS SWEATER contest?
Here I am with contest winner (& sole entry) Doug from the copywriting department.
It’s true! The classic Christmas song “Baby, it’s Cold Outside”, has another meaning. Read the lyrics yourself, or listen to the video.
“Say, what’s in this drink?”
“I oughtta say no, no, no sir.”
That’s right. This song is about date rape!
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
I really can’t stay (Baby, it’s cold outside)
I’ve got to go ‘way (Baby, it’s cold outside)
The evening has been (I’ve been hopin’ that you’d drop in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hand, they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Hey beautiful, what’s your hurry)
And father will be pacing the floor (Listen to that fireplace roar)
So really, I’d better scurry (Beautiful, please don’t hurry)
Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Put some music on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (Baby, it’s bad out there)
Say, what’s in this drink (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I oughtta say no, no, no sir (You mind if I move in closer)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (And what’s the sense in hurting my pride)
I really can’t stay (Oh baby, don’t hold out)
Oh, but it’s cold outside
I simply must go (It’s cold outside)
The answer is no (Baby, it’s cold outside)
The welcome has been (So lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)
My sister will be suspicious (Your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (I ain’t worried about you brother)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (That ol’ biddy, she ain’t gonna bother me)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (You don’t need no cigarette, it’s smokin’ plenty up in here)
I’ve got to get home (Baby, you’ll freeze out there)
Say, lend me a comb (It’s up to your knees out there)
You’ve really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)
Oh, but don’t you see (How can you do this thing to me)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (Well, think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died)
I really can’t stay (Get over that hold out)
Oh, but baby it’s cold outside
I've always wondered about the thought process behind sending one of these cards. At first glance, they look like the perfect family. But I think there's something more to it . I honestly think they are hiding behind their 3x5 glossy smiles.
I look at a card like this and think: 8 year old Taylor is an habitual bed wetter. 16 year old Amber just found out she's pregnant and doesn't know which one of her boyfriends is the father. And 22 year old Robert's claim to fame is his action figure collection which is the largest in his neighborhood.
If you send a family portrait card for Christmas, I'm sure you are a perfectly fine, normal family and not Springer worthy.
But that doesn't mean to think we just might be imagining something else!
It will be a New Years Eve like no other. This year, we’re giving you the chance to celebrate 2012 on Times Square in NYC!!!
And this year it’s going to be one Hell of a party. The lineup includes Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Pitbull, Hot Chelle Rae & Florence & the Machine and AT LEAST 500,000 of your closest friends.
And the other cool thing is we’re putting you up at The Time Hotel. You’ll be in the heart of midtown Manhattan, walking distance from Times Square, Central Park & Rockefeller Center.
That’s always been a bucket list thing for us…Times Square for New Years Eve.
And that’s why we’re asking you for something off YOUR bucket list.
Call us @ 7:45am with your bucket list item to qualify.
Last night I felt like an astronaut out on a spacewalk that suddenly got cut loose from the mother ship. There I was floating aimlessly in space unable to send a message back to home.
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way.
OK, what really happened was I lost my phone. I am always giving Sue crap about forgetting/losing/misplacing her Iphone. And I felt like a total LOSER when it happened to me.
I was completely unconnected for an hour, though it seemed like days. No tweets, no texts, no Facebook messages from random people AND no phone calls. Shouldn't I have felt good about the peace & quiet? Instead I felt like a junkie not knowing when he was going to get his next fix. Sad, I know!
When we got back from dinner I was still like Major Tom, lost in space.
Tell my wife I love her very much.
We called my phone, but still no answer.
Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do.
Finally, after retracing my steps, I found it…safely tucked away in my car between the driver’s seat & stick shift.
I poured myself a large glass of Tang and laughed about the whole thing.
Once wasn't enough so yesterday we made a return trip with listeners to THE SPRINGER SHOW! We're like seasoned pros now when it comes to fist pumping & chanting "Jerry, Jerry."
One of the funniest moments happened when we were outside the theatre, tickets in hand, waiting to get in to the show. A school bus filled with kids stopped at the traffic light across the street. And right on cue, the 5th graders first pumped out the bus window and started their own "Jerry, Jerry" chant. The future of our country is in good hands!
Once again we weren't disappointed. Strippers, cheaters, spineless husbands...and like a special dysfunctional dessert, a kiddie pool filled with chocolate pudding!
Here we are waiting for the fun to begin with contest winners Helen & Cami.
Once the show starts taping, we're instructed to turn our phones off AND there's absolutely no photos.
It's not everyday I get to see barely dress women wrestle in pudding, so I quickly snapped a few pics as the show was ending.
You would think Jerry's security guys would be used to the craziness by now, but even they posed for pics with the pudding posse.
THE SPRINGER SHOW airs weekdays @ Noon on Fox56. Hopefully the 3 segments we were a part of will make it on air. We'll be sure and let you know.
Special thanks to John our driver from Nasser Limo and Cheryl @ Fox56 for making the Springer trip a reality.
I'm off to the grocery store to grab a box of Jello Chocolate Pudding Pops!
Did you hear about the guy in Utah that was shot by his dog last weekend? A Sheriff’s Deputy said “The dog did something to make the gun discharge.” Ever think the owner did something? Maybe this hound was provoked and his owner deserved it.
This is what I fear will happen if we dress up our 2 new dogs for Christmas. It’s been an ongoing debate between Sue & I.
She wants to buy them silly little outfits and then have them pose by the Christmas tree.
Do you dress up your animals? If you answered “Yes”, please for the love of Kibbles & Bits, STOP!!!
I have never seen a dog in an argyle sweater vest with a happy look on its face. It’s bad enough we humiliate them by teaching them dumb little tricks to entertain our friends. But dressing them as one of the 8 reindeer? Not cool.
I’d love to get your take on this.
And if you DO dress you dog up for the holidays, email a photo. That way we can all share in the humiliation.
Two of my favorite junior listeners are starting a campaign to make it a better Christmas for kids in the hospital. Meadow & Ashley Quinn are collecting new Teddy Bears & Stuffed Animals which will be distributed at the Children’s Hospital of Philly.
Young Meadow, who has been in and out of hospitals most of her life, wants all the sick kids spending Christmas in the hospital to have a special friend by their side to share the holidays with.
What a great idea!
If you’d like to contribute to this Teddy Bear drive, drop off your donations at the Utopia Salon & Spa on Route 6 in Hawley, across from Wallenpaupack High School.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. We took an extra day to recover from the tryptophan hangover!
We celebrated on Saturday…Sue and I, my sister and her boyfriend. Even though there were just 4 of us, we had enough food for 10! What’s Thanksgiving without a fridge full of left overs?
While the turkey was cooking we took a short road trip to Brace’s Orchards for Apple pie and the best apples anywhere. Right around the corner from Brace’s is the place where we adopted our 2 new family members, Frankie & Sammi. We had to show my sister from NYC Blue Chip farm, a 35 acre no-kill animal refuge.
Saturday was such a beautiful day, all the animals were out getting fresh air. There were horses in the ring, dogs, some running loose, others in open pens. It’s definitely worth the trip if you are driving around the Back Mountain some weekend.
That's my sister Suzie doing her best to convince this horse that there's PLENTY of room in her Manhattan apartment.
Even though there’s just been 4 of us the last few years, smells in the kitchen instantly bring me back to the many Thanksgivings I spent in New Jersey with my Mom & Dad. Great memories.
It was proof once again this morning that we have absolutely THE BEST LISTENERS in America! Thanks to all our volunteers that me us @ 5:30am at the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre.
Volunteers of all ages helped do the prep work for Thanksgiving at the kitchen.
This crew from the PA American Water Company has volunteered from the very beginning...15 years ago!!! The generosity of NEPA continues to amaze us.
Sue begged that I didn't take this pic. I snapped it moments after she talked to the volunteers at the onion table.
Even The World's Strongest Man, Mark Henry from the WWE stopped by. He seems to be unimpressed with Lissa and I here, but he REALLY had fun hanging with his fans at the soup kitchen. And he loved seeing kids doing their part.
That's 412 pounds of Sexual Chocolate behind us!
If you would like to help deliver meals to the homebound on Thanksgiving this year, call the kitchen @ 822.7118. It's an easy way to make a difference in someone's life.
Penguins Captain Ryan Craig even stopped by to help. You still have time to purchase the special Black Friday ticket package (ticket, hat & food voucher). $4 from every purchase goes directly to the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen.
How you had a good weekend. It was a busy but fun one.
Friday night we went to a surprise birthday party for one of Sue's Real Estate buds. Do you know how hard it is for 25 people to keep quiet in the dark for 20 minutes until it's time to yell "surprise!!!"?
Saturday we did the Scranton Santa parade. The weather was perfect. And the crowd lining the route was huge. Sue and Amanda drove the KRZ vehicle while I walked the route handing out candy canes to the little ones. After years of practice, I think I've finally perfected the parade wave.
We were lined up just ahead of the crew from WNEP, Tom & Noreen Clark, Jon Meyer, Tom Williams and of course Joe Snedeker. He brought out his Miata (girlie sportscar!) and his beautiful wife Dawn.
After the parade I hit the Beer Festival at Split Rock. Huge crowd. And who knew that you pre-game for a beer fest? There was tailgating in the parking lot before the festival started. I love discovering new beers. My favorite of the festival was Aderis Porteris, a sweet porter from Latvia. A most excellent brew!
Why would someone dress as a banana at a beer fest? I forgot to ask.
And what a weekend for the new Twilight movie. It rocked the box office bringing in $139 million, and here's why!
This is my friend Lisa. She went to the midnight show Thursday and then went back again Friday morning! She finally OD'd on Edward and passed out in front of the theatre!
Ever anticipate receiving a gift? It’s a GREAT feeling. You have all sorts of thoughts floating around in your head. With me: maybe this could finally be the cordless nose hair trimmer I’ve been dreaming about.
Today I was expecting a gift when I got home from work. But it wasn’t the trimmer. It was a little unwrapped something from the 2 newest members of our family…Franky & Sammi our recently adopted Terriers.
And guess what? Today was a Poop-free Wednesday!
Thanks guys!!! It’s just your 3rd day in our house. We’re getting adjusted to one another. And hopefully this is the start of a great relationship.
And forget the gifts. Just be there to greet me at the door when I get home from work.
That's what the 2 newest members of our family were screaming today as we let them loose in our backyard. Meet "Clyde" and "Dotti". We adopted these 2 Rat Terriers from Blue Chip Farms in Dallas.
Clyde is the 2 yr old Black/Brown Male, that is most definately the Alpha. Dotti is a 6 yr old female. She lost her eye in a car accident, but it doesn't slow her down a bit.
They had a great afternoon running in our backyard. And like typical Terriers, they tired themselves out! We're still getting used to one another and waiting for their personalities to emerge. Clyde is alot more outgoing and seems to think he's in charge. Dotti is a bit shy.
Our older dog Maxi seemed intrigued by these 2. She was barking at them, but I think only because they were ignoring her. All 3 seem to get along just great.
We found these guys at Blue Chip Farms, a no-kill shelter in the Back Mountain. Margie the owner is a saint. She has opened her 35 acre farm to dogs, over 100 cats, horses, rabbits, and who knows what else. If you are an animal lover, you should consider volunteering at Blue Chip. They could really use the help.
Donations can be sent to:
Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge
974 Lockville Rd.
Dallas, PA 18612
Please Rocky stop judging until all the facts come in.
Joe did not c the event and he did what he was required.
I am a psu graduate and joe did what he needed to do.
These are just a sample of some of the texts from today's show. And it seems like the majority of our listeners are of like mind.
Why must Joe Paterno step down? He didn’t do anything legally wrong. He "did what was required" as one of our texters stated. But morally, he turned his back on those kids.
We kept hearing about "protocol" from callers. If you saw or heard about a 10 yr old being raped, would your first thought be protocol?
This is an ugly situation that will soon get uglier. I don't intend to make Joe Paterno the fall guy here. We all know about his long storied career at PSU and what he has meant to the school and the community. But he should have done more than just report the incident to his superiors.
So many people were at fault here.
The disgusting excuse of a human being that is solely responsible for these horrendous acts will get his. But others must pay the price for their do nothing attitude and this includes the Graduate assistant that reported the incident, Coach Paterno and President Spanier.
Read the Grand Jury’s findings. It will make you sick.
If you’re a Penn State football fan, you have to put your love for the Nittany Lions & Coach Paterno aside. Do you see Paterno on the sidelines coaching Penn State against Nebraska Saturday afternoon? I don’t.
It’s too bad the legacy of Joe Paterno has to end this way. But he’s got to go. And the President should hold the door for him and follow him on the way out.
Here’s how your DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY will pay off this holiday season--
We’re going back to the JERRY SPRINGER SHOW Monday Dec 5th and we want to take you with us. Our friends at Fox56 have hooked us up with tickets for the Springer Show and we'll get there via Nasser Limousine.
We're calling it A VERY MERRY JERRY!
All you have to do is send Jerry a Christmas card.Put something in there about your dysfunctional family and you could be going with us to see Springer.
Send your card along with your name & phone number to:
A VERY MERRY JERRY
C/o 98.5 KRZ
305 Highway 315
Pittston, PA 18640