Greetings from Francis Slocum, the site of my Big Bro' event Saturday.
Meet Jacob, the newest little brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. Jacob is one cool (and energetic) kid!
Paddle boats + kickball + playground + ice cream = a fun day out.
Jacob is one of many kids in the Big Brother/Big Sister program waiting on a match. Can you spare a few hours a month? Think you have what it takes to put a smile on a young kid's face? Volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister today.
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Here's the deal on the bike ride were were talking about this morning with the guys from Cedar Bike & Paddle of Scranton.
This will be my first time in this ride. And I hear it's one of the best in the area.
Choose a ride that fits your ability.
I'll see you out on the road!
TOUR DE SCRANTON / Sunday April 28
The Ride benefits The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
Erin’s Fund was established in 2002 for the purpose of helping young people find and obtain treatment for their drug and alcohol addictions. Erin Jessica Moreken was a resident of our area, graduate of Scranton High School, and student at Temple University, when she met a premature death at the age of twenty eight due to a drug overdose. The Tour de Scranton is being held in her memory.
You can choose 1 of 5 rides, ranging from a 4 mile closed course ride to a very challenging 65 mile trek.
It's been all over the internet the last few days, but in case you missed it, here's the latest trailer for the new Superman movie "Man of Steel".
The latest installment has a huge cast including British actor Henry Cavill as the man with the S on his chest, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and that creepy guy from "Boardwalk Empire", Michael Shannon.
Is this going to be the swift kick that the Superman saga needs? Time will tell. "Enertainment Weekly" says the flick pretty much keeps the Superman story intact but adds a few twists.
Ever been scammed on Craigslist? I was hoping we weren’t going to get a lot of calls on this today. Wrong!!!
Sue told her rental scam story. Someone pirated one of her real estate listings and posted it on Craigslist as a dirt cheap rental. A few that responded to the scam ad lost money or personal information.
Use your head if you are buying or selling on Craigslist.
Here’s a few ways to spot a Craigslist scam--
If the seller requests payment abroad through Western Union or MoneyGram, it should appear fishy. Craigslist clearly states, “Anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.”
Using an online escrow service might sound like a good idea, but chances are it’s a scam. Scammers can set up fake sites that look legit.
Anyone that claims Craigslist will guarantee a transaction or offer any kind of protection is lying. Craigslist clearly states it “is not involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer buyer protection or seller certification.”
Never dispatch goods or carry out services on the basis of seeing a photo of a check or money order. Always wait for a check to arrive—and more crucially, clear—before completing a deal. Craigslist warns that fake cashier’s checks are common.
Do not pay any amount “up front,” even it’s a small sum. Anyone asking you to send money first, or to secure something with a deposit, is almost certainly a scammer.
It’s always best to meet people face-to-face to exchange money, goods or services.
(reprinted from www.mashable.com)
And the main way to spot a Craigslist scam…
IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS!!!
We heard from a couple in their late 20's that were visiting her parents for the first time. They have been living together for over 2 years, but the parents insisted separate bedrooms during the visit. Are the parents being unreasonable?
My take? Definitely yes. These aren't kids. They are almost 30 years old and have been in a steady relationship for almost 3 years. Lighten up parents. Think back when you were their age.
I'm 20 and live at home, and my boyfriend sleeps at my house all of time, in the same bed, and he practically lives with me. So I think they're overreacting
I think it also depends on the length of the relationship. My older sister would bring home a different guy like every couple months and I hated that my Mom allowed them all to sleep together and she was over 25.
Respect the parent’s wishes.
I actually experienced this. I am an adult female. I brought a guy home to my parents' house. My dad flipped his lid when my mom told him it was a guy "friend". My brother used to bring his little girlfriends home after the bar and nothin was ever said. It is def looked at differently.
I would allow them under one condition. The way I see it if you think you are old enough to lay in bed then you should be ready of the responsibility that comes with it.
I think it’s the parent’s house, the parent’s rules.
I am a father of three daughters and I do not have a problem with them sleeping with their boyfriends in our house as long as they are of age and do not disturb me.
I agree with Rocky, if they are in their 20’s they are adults and should be able to sleep in same room. When they are not at home they most likely are spending night with their significant other anyway. They should not be "doing it" though.
I think it matters whose parents it is. If it’s the girl's, I understand. Because parents are more protective of their daughters because they did teach the guy right from wrong or respect…but if it was the guy's parent’s I think it’s unreasonable. The parents should trust them.
It was my parent’s rules and will be mine too.
I agree with you Rock totally unreasonable I tell my son when he and his gf stay over no funny business.
I am with my high school sweetheart we were together for 5 yrs before getting engaged the engaged for 3 and we always stayed in diff bedrooms when we visited family and we still do now.
Totally agree with Rocky. If they've been living together for quite a while and are in their late 20’s come on-â what do they think they do at home? I get respecting their parents, but how about the parents respecting their relationship?
I agree with rocky and I am former teen mom who's boyfriend was allowed to sleep with me. You have to let them be adults sooner or later and what better time than almost 30!
My bf family invited us on family vacation on one condition--separate bedrooms. I was 36 and he was 30!!! We did as we were told LOL
My husband and i had to live with my parents for a month after we got married and we had to sleep in separate rooms. I would say that for my daughter unless she is married to the man they aren't sleeping in the same room
I would abide by their rules, but I would make them do the same for when they came over my house.
I have an 18 yr old daughter so def side w the parents on this one...tell them to get married.
It's the parent’s home, respect their request! We went to my parents for a long weekend, told them I was pregnant and we were engaged. My dad still told him to stay in a separate bedroom.
I got remarried at 48 and had lived with my girlfriend for 7 years prior. When visiting her parents prior to wedding I had to sleep on the couch!!!
Their house…their rules. If they don't let any unmarried people sleep together . . . they shouldn't make an exception just because it’s their child.
This week's big celeb breakup is Katy Perry/John Mayer. Think they will try again? I bet if they do they will get the same results.
The physical attraction may bring them together, but there is something that is not clicking on an emotional level. It's a given that John is a jack-hole, but there might be something more to it.
Isn't that the case with most couples? If you bust up once, you are destined to bust up again.
We don't think it's possible to get back together with an ex. There's a reason they are an ex!
So go ahead...Prove Us WRONG!!!
My husband and I started dating when I was 19 and he was 21. We broke up twice over many years, and got married 9 years later. We have been married almost 5 years now and he is a wonderful father to our 2 beautiful children. I can't imagine being married to anyone else!
We were in a relationship for 8 months, we broke up 5 times but we broke up last night so 6, and I think we might get back together haha
My husband and I broke up 3 times. After both coming out of long term relationships we were both jaded. But the last time we stuck and have been married for 7 years.
My husband and I dated as teenagers. We broke up when he moved away & both got into long term relationships and after 10 years he sent me a Christmas card and here we are now happily married for 15 years. We love each other every day.
I am a firm believer of once it's done it won't work again UNTIL my current husband. We met - Teaching in the SAME classroom - and as you could imagine we broke it off about 3-4 times. We were both in our early 20's and it's hard to be with own another 24/7. But after 4 years of back and forth I conquered my immaturity and commitment fear and we have now been happily married with 2 beautiful kids for 6 years (7 in November)
We broke up for 2 months after a year of dating and have been together since March 2011 without any re occurrences :)
I've been together with my boyfriend for two years after a terrible breakup. We used to just not click, but we fixed it.
Usually it doesn’t work but when I got dumped by my boyfriend a few weeks later he asked me to take him back & after a few months now we are engaged & hopelessly in love.
Sometimes you just make a mistake & instead of regretting it for however long, you fix it
We were together for 8 months...split up then both got married and 3yrs later started talking again and left our spouses. We’re going strong on 9 yrs!
My husband and I had broken up 5 different times and now are married. We have been together 11 yrs but married 5.
Their latest project is called Video Kinections. They’re trying to raise enough money to provide 4 area nursing homes with mobile carts and touch-screen computers. That way, family members that live out of the area will be able to communicate with their loved ones.
Tonight I will be one of the “celebrity” bartenders at their fund raising event at Brews Bros West. (75 Main St, Luzerne)
C’mon out and have a few drinks and help a great cause. And you could win luxury box tickets to a Penguins hockey game at the Arena.
I started juicing last night…and we’re not talking Barry Bonds give me a shot in the A kind of juicing.
WebMD says we should aim to eat 2 whole fruits and 3 to 4 veggies a day. Are you doing that? Don’t worry, I’m not either.
Here’s more from WebMD—
As with any food, it’s important to consider calories and sugar content. A medium piece of fruit has about 60 calories. A cup of vegetables has about 25 calories, and 3 cups of leafy greens have about 25 calories. Each 60-calorie serving of fruit equals about 4 ounces of juice. A typical juice is usually 12 to 16 ounces.
Those calories add up.
Something to keep in mind if you considering joining the juicing revolution.
Last night I whipped up a delicious Fresh orange & Kale drink with milk/water and ice. I threw in some protein powder since I was drinking it after a workout.
Are you a juicer?
I’d love to hear your thoughts as I am totally new to this juice thing.
Last weekend while I was in Ohio visiting my son I was involved in a freaky road rage incident. This was the FIRST TIME EVER someone followed me in traffic.
Here’s what happened:
Not knowing the area, I made a left turn from the right lane and cut right in front of another car. The vehicle beeped and I didn’t think anything of it. As I slowed down looking for my son’s place the car caught up to me and started riding my bumper. Distracted, I missed his apartment complex. I turned down the next random street and the car behind me followed. When I turned around in a driveway, the vehicle was waiting for me.
The driver, a young girl in her 20’s, rolled down her window to apparently give me a Driver’s Ed lesson. My first thought was to stop and laugh at her for being so over-the-top ridiculous. But I decided to ignore her. Out of the corner of my eye I saw her lips flapping a mile a minute. Did I piss her off even more by ignoring her? Probably. But she gave up.
Whatever happens in traffic, confrontation is just not worth it. There are way too many wackos on the roads. And some of them are armed. We even talked to a few on the radio yesterday morning.
If you are ever followed after a road rage incident, your best bet is to go to a police station. Don’t stop. Don’t go home. Don’t pull into a parking lot. And don’t throw fuel on the fire.
We’ve all been in this situation before. You’re watching a movie with your parents and suddenly there’s a scene that makes you squirm. Maybe you sit there an act like nothing is happening. Or maybe you get up to get a drink or make popcorn.
A few years ago Sue’s parents insisted they wanted to see the Borat movie.
“We hear it’s supposed to be really funny,” they said.
Yeah, it’s funny alright!
Thanks to Borat’s accent, they didn’t pick up on most of the dialogue but they did SEE the nude wrestling scene with Borat and his obese friend/movie producer.
We still laugh about it.
How about you?
When I was 15 I begged my Dad to take me to see “A History of Violence” because I was a big fan of the lead actor. I had no idea that there would be oral sex scenes. Can you say awkward?
Porky's the first one I was 13 watching it with my mom.... Ugh!
Ted!!! My 14 year old tricked me into it and said it was about a magical teddy bear.
Flight w my dad.... The opening scene was of an alarm clock going off & it zooms out 2 show half of a naked lady & u can see her boob. Then it pans out again so u can see her back & i was "well that was interesting" to fill the gap & my dad was like yeah. & then she gets up off the bed & walks to the camera! She was totally naked & u could see EVERYTHING! I was like oh my gosh
I saw Unfaithful in the theaters with my parents... I guess we didn't know what it was about.... bad idea
My great aunt and uncle took me to see There's Something about Mary when it was in theatres.
OMG took my 17-year-old niece to see Black Swan. I was mortified
With my mother--The girl with the dragon tattoo.
The sex scene in 300.. I watched it with both my parents and I'm 15. Ridiculously awkward.
I watched the girl with the dragon tattoo with my dad. The rape scenes... Can you say awkward?
Eddie Murphy delirious!! I was pretending I didn't know what the bad words meant!!
Love and other Drugs was an intense movie to watch with my 50 Year old parents!
My mom, my sister and me went to see Sex and the City 2. The shower scene with Gilles Marini, I think my Mom said something like, "Hmmmm, okay, that's interesting." lol!
As far as violent films go, the best had to be Robocop. My grandfather & uncle took me to the Casino Theater in Mt. Pocono when it came it in '88 ... I was 12 ... I don't think they knew how bloody & violent it was before going to see it lol
Zack and Miri make a porno came on tv when we were watching as a family. My parents kept it on. Awkward.
9 1/2 Weeks, I'll never live down the all the sexual content that was continuous haha!!!
Definitely "American Pie" when I was about 14 years old.. you could actually feel the awkward in the room at the time.
The Adam Sandler movie "That's my boy " with my 91 year old grandma. She had her hands over her eyes.
Die Hard with a vengeance when I was like 10. Too much cursing!
The Color of Night with Bruce Willis. I was 13 and watched it with not only my mom, but our PRIEST as well.
I got into a big debate last night on my Facebook page over the above pic of Kale.
So called veggie "experts" were claiming what I sauteed WAS NOT Kale. :)
Kale is one of the healthiest veggies on the planet. It's very high in beta carotene, vitamins K & C and rich in calcium. Some think eating Kale on a regular basic could provide significant health benefits, including cancer protection and lowered cholesterol.
I'm trying to eat more of this so-called SUPER FOOD.
And yes, veg heads, what I cooked last night WAS indeed Kale...organic BABY Kale.
That being said, anyone have any killer Kale recipes to make this stuff easier to eat? My Kale, red pepper, jalapeno, carrot & white wine sautee was ok, but it needed something to jazz it up.
We had a listener ask for some Valentine’s Day advice. Her plan? To wait until Valentine’s Day to break the news to her guy that she was preggers. This is something they both wanted to happen, but he still doesn’t know.
And yesterday morning we debated…is this a good or bad idea?
My take? DON’T WAIT!!! Why withhold this information? Put yourself in the guy’s shoes. Wouldn’t you want to know IMMEDIATELY?
Sure, it sounds like a cutesy idea to surprise your guy on Valentine’s Day with some funny little Baby Daddy card, but what’s the first thing that he’s going to say?
“WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME SOONER???!!!”
Don’t do it. Valentine’s Day is a special day for YOU ladies…don’t cloud it with the baby news. Keep that special on a separate day.
Depends if they discussed it and wanted a child. She should use her judgment--she knows him better than the listeners do.
U have all these guys now wondering if they’re that guy . And just for that I think she should wait for Valentine’s Day . LOL
Give him a Happy Valentine’s Day Daddy card.
Waiting isnt a bad idea but I think she should share the news at home now; more personal & intimate then celebrate on V-day.
I think it's an excellent idea. I don't think he'd be upset as long as she didn't tell a bunch of other people before him.
I don't understand why she even took a test without him knowing that it was a possibility.
Tell restaurant to bring a baby high chair to the table.
Finding out a week ago is no big deal if wants children then that news at dinner would be the icing on the cake what wonderful news on Valentine’s day she wasnt keeping anything from him that’s nonsense.
I being a guy don't think it’s a bad idea to tell him on Valentine's day but if he is that excited about having a baby I wouldn't have told anyone until he knows.
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By now you’ve probably heard about the 18 year old Scranton Prep student and the alleged threat he made Monday on Twitter.
Torre Scrimalli of Scranton tweeted: "If there is a Facebook or twitter fight tonight over the HC MV game I will just blow up the schools and students involved. #goonsquad."
Thanks to this senseless message, 2 schools were evacuated and the basketball game rescheduled.
Let’s face it. Any perceived threat, real or otherwise, must be taken seriously.
Personally, I think jail time is a bit extreme. But Scrimalli should be forced to repay any costs involved in making sure the schools were safe.
And if you haven’t done so already, sit down with your kids and refresh their memory about the internet. It’s also known as the WORLD WIDE web. We all have it. AND we all can see what is posted. Think before you post!
Your thoughts are always welcome.
Here’s listener reaction from today’s show--
This kid caused a basketball game to be evacuated and caused two schools to be searched at the taxpayer’s expense. Just because he said he's sorry, people thinks it is okay.
Bad parenting has its consequences. His parents should have taught him better about those things.
Maybe wear a sign for a month explaining what he did.
You're doing a great job. No one is perfect. When it happens to them or their child, they'll feel differently. And happen it will.
There are legal, social and moral consequences to our actions. He apologized primarily because he was caught. As a police officer and former SRO, I realize that students are prone to rash decisions, however, it has been my experience that school policy and penal law are clear on communicating any type of threat.
It's a lesson for everyone--mostly in empathy. Torry made a mistake. We all do.
Is he 18? Community service for the whole summer to help the people who have to deal with these situations and at the homeless shelter so he learns and appreciates what he has.
Learning experience with a judge approved written report on what he learned.
He’s not a kid any more. It’s time our young people take responsibility for their acts. They sometimes think they can get away from everything.
Computer and phone would be thrown in the safe indefinitely, a written apology would be made and read in the presence of a teacher or school official.
In this day & age I’m sure he was well aware how wrong it is. I don’t buy that it was a mistake.
Make him go to schools in this area and speak to other kids about how something so stupid could cost you so much.
He is only 18 and has his whole life ahead of him. He had no intention of carrying out what he posted. I believe public humiliation is enough for him and his family.
Kids have to be taught that words can’t be taken back, especially on the internet. I think jail is a little extreme but he should definitely have to pay for the resources used (police, drug sniffing dogs) and perform community service.
A painless little prick! I didn't feel a thing. And that, along with your answers to a few questions is all it takes to possibly find a cure for Cancer.
Thanks to everyone that joined me Saturday for the Cancer Prevention Study at the Coal Street Ice Rink. All the volunteers with the American Cancer Society were over-the-top excited with the response. Let's keep it going!!!
If you've ever had a friend or family member diagnosed with Cancer, you've probably felt helpless. Now you can do something about it.
If you are between the ages of 30 and 65 and have never been diagnosed with Cancer go to www.penguinsfightcancer.org and volunteer to participate. It takes just a few minutes. And you can help create a world with less Cancer, and more birthdays.
The next enrollment is Tuesday January 29, 3-7:30pm at the Coal Street Ice Rink in Wilkes-Barre.
And if you can't make it, tell a friend!
Let's keep working together for a Cancer-free tomorrow!!!
And THANKS AGAIN for Saturday.
Hangin' with my buds Brian Coe of the Pens and Jamie Kane from the American Cancer Society
Lissa has a friend that was on a first date with a guy that texted DURING the date. I was surprised when Lissa gave the guy some slack.
Is this a deal breaker? Does is mean he's not into you?
My take? Unless the guy states up front that the reason he's on is phone is because he's got a sick family member, then I think the girl is getting played. Who is he texting DURING THE DATE? Bet the house. It's another chick he's working.
And if it ever happens to you, call the guy out on it. If he says "it's work", ask him what could be so important.
And guys...wouldn't the girl find you MORE ATTRACTIVE if your phone rang and you DIDN'T answer it?
What do you think?
Here's what a few of our listeners had to say.
I think it depends on how much he was on his phone and if he was completely ignoring her. The world is all online social media through phones. Maybe he was updating his Facebook to tell everybody was on an awesome date.
I think I would have said "Is everything okay?" When he says why I'd say bc you've been on ur phone.
I'm a female and i answered my phone because there was nothing to talk about and he didn't care.
He isn't into you. If I was her I would ask who he is texting and if he said "a friend" I would either do 1 of 2 things: I will say put the phone away this is a date and if he doesn't put it away I'll just walk away.
I'm newly back into dating after 5 years and I recently dated this guy who was on his phone all the time...rude!! Then I just went out with someone who ignored his phone even if it rang. Not everybody does it, and those who do are rude. Once you know somebody well and are comfortable with them that's fine but it doesn't make a good first impression!
I think texty guy is just a tool. Run fast. Run far!
Maybe it was friends of his texting him asking if he needs to get bailed out or not and he was answering them saying no I don't need to get bailed out I'm good
I agree with Rocky. If it was very important he should tell her up front. I would do that anyway
I think thats terrible...but thats the new generation of technology...no one talks anymore..glad I grew up in the late sixties. Have a great day!
No, he was either not into her, playing her, or is just a jerk. Probably all three.
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One of my followers on Twitter came up with a great question for today’s show. @HollyKull wanted to know if dropping your kid off at school while wearing pajamas was common or just play ghetto fabulous.
I don’t have any problem with it…as long as you STAY IN THE CAR!!!
I’m always blown away by how many people (mostly young women) I see at the mall or grocery store walking around wearing pajama bottoms. When did dressing like Honey Boo Boo’s family become OK?
Think about it. You are leaving the house wearing something you SLEPT IN.
And what kind of message does this send? Hello world! Here I am. I am so lazy I COULDN'T EVEN GET DRESSED TODAY. Take me as I am.
So put some pants on and let me know what you think!
(Comments from today's show)
--After working swing shifts, and having days off in the middle of the week, I wear them. I don't care. Don't like it? Don't look
--I see that every day!!! What gets me is when they wear their slippers!!!! Drives me nuts!!!
--I do it all the time as long as I look good from the waist up.
--That's straight up gangsta!!! Definitely not cool
--Hey Rocky & Lissa I just dropped my son off for practice and yes I'm in my PJs
--I do it all the time it's fine I only get dressed if they are late and I have to bring them in
--I remember seeing that in the Wal-Mart in Pittston a few times while living up there! To me I just see it as a way of life.
--Not Ghetto Fabulous. Actually Lazy Slobulous.
--Perfectly acceptable especially for us nurse moms that work night shift
--Definitely not!! Even my 7 year old daughter would be embarrassed as she says one morning you are changing right!! Ha ha!
--I work in a daycare and every one of my parents come into my classroom wearing their crusty PJs that they obviously slept in, daily. They then complain that our program's 9am start time is just too early for them!
Yesterday I told the story of how outraged I was last week while Sue and I were having lunch with some friends while we were in Maine. A couple decided to change their baby’s dirty diaper in the booth right next to us. Granted, the place wasn’t too crowded, but still…THERE’S PEOPLE TRYING TO EAT HERE.
And I was the unlucky one at our table with a full view of the poop-a-palooza.
First off, no one should be exposed to this at a restaurant of all places. And secondly, what about the health issue?
The couple did put down a changing blanket, but in my eyes, this is way over-the-top disgusting.
I mentioned this to the waitress as we were paying our check, and she just rolled her eyes and walked away.
Was I wrong? Or should the waitress have said something to the couple?
Here’s what you had to say on Facebook and via text.
Enjoy your lunch today!
--I would prefer to never change a baby at a booth however if there is no changing table in the bathroom u got to do what u got to do plus we put a changing pad down
--Very inconsiderate on their part. I used to work at old navy at the viewmont mall in the fitting room and a large lady walked in and started breast feeding right in front of me. I offered to open a room for her and she said " it doesn't bother me if it doesn't bother you". I told her it did and she left instead of taking the fitting room. Unbelievable the nerve of some people.
--In China, most children don't even wear diapers they wear Pants with a slit up the crotch and the parents just hold them out the street and let them poop and Pee in public. And just go about their business like nothing happened So I could see this being a cultural thing as well.
--I'm pretty sure poop and food don't mix in any country.
--EW! Imagine the next people to sit there..e coli much?
--I've done it. Baby changing station in rest room never gets cleaned. Dining room tables get cleaned about 30 times a day. Guess where my baby's ass is going
--I'm totally with you in thinking there was a better option, but in the case, the go to trunk was probably not an option. Dude, Maine, winter and naked baby? But there had to be a better option.
--Agree with rock and caller sheila. Would you believe stroud mall has no changing tables?
--It shouldn't have been the waitress. Should have been the manager to say something.
--I generally like to give people the benefit of the doubt but I think the health inspector might take issue with changing the baby in a restaurant.
--Touchy subject....as a parent, I understand why the couple may have done what they did....bathrooms were occupied, changing station dirty or broken. Improvising is a huge part of parenting. They probably should have gone to a car if they couldn't use the bathroom. But unfortunately saying something doesn't usually help.
--What if the kid started whizzing?
--Waitress could have told them it was against policy or that they were violating health code and then directed to bathroom.
--Not everybody has a strong stomach for things like that and a lot of people have a strong sense of smell. To smell a dirty diaper next to you while you are eating is disgusting and unsanitary. I took my daughter out to the car and changed her so no one had to see or smell anything
--Can't lie I have when they didn't have a changing station, but I did it like a ninja nobody noticed. I've seen ppl slap the kid on the table and change them. All I have to say to that is NO
--Emergencies happen I hope they used a changing pad and wiped throughly afterwards, you people spewing off about health violations your food you eat is most certainly dirtier than that child period HYPOCRITES !
--i would rather see a baby changed at a table/floor then in a NASTY bathroom because for all of you that don't know if the bathroom is NASTY so isn't the KITCHEN .... NOTHING and i MEAN NOTHING is worse then a ADULT man or woman BLOWING their NOSE while im eating... and YES i have said something to the people rather then the waitress don't forget putting her in the middle may cause HER to lose her TIP.... go direct or goto the MGR... babies are just babies but, their is NO excuse for a ADULT to be GROSS in PUBLIC.
I wanted to jump on here real quick to THANK each and every one of you for making it another FANTASTIC YEAR waking you up at KRZ!!! We have what I feel are the BEST listeners on the planet. And you proved it again this year.
So again, THANKS for being there with us every morning. We try our best every day to make waking up and getting stuck in traffic a little easier to deal with.
Here's a few of my favorite moments and pics from 2012.
To you and yours, all the best in the coming year.
We started the year off right...Stripper Sister vs. Pregnant Sister on the Springer Show. Nice road trip!
Former intern Snuggy and the guys from the Backyard Alehouse kicking off St. Pat's weekend on the Friday Morning Happy Hour.
James Durbin from American Idol on the KRZ St. Pat's float in Scranton.
Intern Challenge with Zack & Wonderbread
"Summer Smash" performer Neon Hitch and her special way of saying hi!
One of our Wheel of Bieber contestants getting a Nightcrawler Facial.
The Penguins gave Sue her own jersey on her last day @ KRZ. We all miss you Sue!!!
Hosting Friday afternoon Happy Hour at Cooper's. Bridal parties are always the best.
"kNOw Bullying" rally at Hazelton Elementary & Middle School.
I've been asked by the American Cancer Society to spread the word about a very important project.
Last night we held a rally to kick off CPS-3, also known as CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3 at the Coal Street Ice Rink in Wilkes-Barre.
Most of us know someone affected by cancer. What if YOU could prevent even one family from hearing the words "you have cancer"? What if YOU could help save lives from cancer and give people more of their most precious resource: time?
Please join me in participating in this study. You really can MAKE A DIFFERENCE and help create a world with LESS CANCER and MORE BIRTHDAYS.
Enrollment is taking place at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins training facility, the Coal Street Ice Rink in Wilkes-Barre at the following times:
We got a bunch of calls after we played this on KRZ this morning.
Every year DJ Earworm does a mashup of the biggest songs of the year. Check out this year's "United State of Pop".
And here's your Mashup Cheat Sheet:
"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen "Diamonds" by Rihanna "Die Young" by Ke$ha "Gangnam Style" by PSY "Glad You Came" by The Wanted "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers "Home" by Phillip Phillips "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars "Lights" by Ellie Goulding "One More Night" by Maroon 5 "Payphone" by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele "Some Nights" by fun. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra "Starships" by Nicki Minaj "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson "Too Close" by Alex Clare "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift "We Are Young" by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction "Whistle" by Flo Rida "Wide Awake" by Katy Perry "Wild Ones" by Flo Rida featuring Sia
I remember as a kid seeing a white bucket at the car wash with a handwritten sign that read: “Tipping is not a city in China.” It was years before I got the joke!
As we wind down another year it’s time to THANK all the people that help you out on a regular basis.
But what do you tip? How much is enough?
In most cases, the cost of one visit (hairstylist, cleaning person, personal trainer) is cool.
The way I look at it is if they provide me with a service on a regular basis, like Art our snowplow guy or Dave the Mailman, AND do a good job, then they definitely deserve something extra at the end of the year.
This season is about GIVING not receiving.
I can’t believe how many listeners this morning texted “I never get nothing, so I don’t tip.” Wow!!!
Obviously, if you are on a tight budget, it can be difficult to tip during the holidays.
And if that’s the case, a card of appreciation or simple THANK YOU is enough.
This is kinda cool: it's a 50 song mashup of the biggest Pop songs of the year.
See how many of these songs you can identify, then check out the list below.
1. Adele - "Set Fire To The Rain" 2. Adele - "Skyfall" 3. Alex Clare - "Too Close" 4. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - "Let's Go" 5. Carly Rae Jepson - "Call Me Maybe" 6. Cher Lloyd - "Want U Back" 7. Chris Brown - "Don't Wake Me Up" 8. Chris Brown - "Turn Up The Music" 9. Christina Aguilera - "Your Body" 10. David Guetta feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne - "I Can Only Imagine" 11. David Guetta feat. Nicky Minaj - "Turn Me On" 12. David Guetta feat. Sia - "Titanium" 13. Demi Lovato - "Give Your Heart A Break" 14. Ellie Goulding - "Lights" 15. Enrique Iglesias feat. Sammy Adams - "Finally Found You" 16. Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber - "Live My Life" 17. Flo Rida - "Whistle" 18. Flo Rida feat. Sia - "Wild Ones" 19. fun. - "Some Nights" 20. fun. feat. Janelle Monáe - "We Are Young" 21. Gotye feat. Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used To Know" 22. Gym Class Heroes feat. Neon Hitch - "Ass Back Home" 23. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - "Dance Again" 24. Jessie J - "Domino" 25. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean - "As Long As You Love Me" 26. Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend" 27. Karmin - "Brokenhearted" 28. Katy Perry - "Part Of Me" 29. Katy Perry - "Wide Awake" 30. Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger" 31. Ke$ha - "Die Young" 32. LMFAO - "Sorry For Party Rocking" 33. Madonna feat. M.I.A. & Nicky Minaj - "Give Me All Your Luvin'" 34. Maroon 5 - "One More Night" 35. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - "Payphone" 36. Nelly Furtado - "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)" 37. Ne-Yo - "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" 38. Nicky Minaj - "Pound The Alarm" 39. Nicky Minaj - "Starships" 40. One Direction - "Live While We're Young" 41. One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful" 42. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepson - "Good Time" 43. P!nk - "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" 44. Pitbull feat. Chris Brown - "International Love" 45. PSY - "Gangnam Style" 46. Rihanna - "Diamonds" 47. Rihanna - "Where Have You Been" 48. Rita Ora - "How We Do (Party)" 49. Swedish House Mafia - "Don't You Worry Child" 50. Tyga - "Rack City" 51. Usher - "Climax" 52. Usher - "Scream" 53. The Wanted - "Glad You Came" 54. Will.I.Am feat. Eva Simons - "This is Love" 55. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma - "Spectrum"
Sue & I celebrated a special anniversary this week. It has nothing to do with our time at KRZ or our relationship.
It was one year ago that we adopted our 2 dogs, Franky & Sammy.
We always like to say our dogs found US instead us finding THEM.
A friend of mine who volunteers at Blue Chip Animal Rescue texted me photos of a few of the smaller dogs that were looking for homes. The minute I showed the photos to Sue she wanted to drive to the shelter to meet them.
These 2 little terriers fit right in immediately. And now, a year later, it seems like they’ve always been members of our family.
Blue Chip is a NO-KILL shelter dependent on donations from the community.
Sue and I both urge you to visit the farm for yourself. You just might find a new family member OR one might find YOU!
Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge
974 Lockville Road
Dallas, PA 18612
Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun: Noon-5:00PM
Other Hours by Appointment
Blue Chip is seeking volunteers for days or evenings for help in the kitty cottage as well as walking dogs, brushing them, cleaning up after them, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering and are at least 16 years of age, call them at (570) 333-5265
We lost a long-time friend of the show on Friday. Anne Marie McCawley, director of the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre passed away.
Sue and I met Anne Marie over 21 years ago when we first contacted her about getting listeners to volunteer at the kitchen. And I still remember her reaction when we told her that we needed to have someone there early so our engineers could set up for the broadcast.
“5 in the MORNING?” she asked.
Later we learned that the reason she was so concerned about the time was because SHE would be the one opening the door.
Over the years Anne Marie grew to look forward to our annual Kitchen Crew broadcast…even when we suggested that we have bands perform to entertain our volunteers while they chopped vegetables.
"It's a great loss to the community, and it's a great loss to Catholic Social Services," Monsignor Joseph Kelly, secretary for human services in the Diocese of Scranton told the Citizen’s Voice.
"She was always more than willing to go the extra mile to meet the needs of the poorest of the poor, “ he added.
Today was going to be our first year broadcasting at the kitchen without Anne Marie. She retired this summer after 25 years.
But now with her passing, our annual event will take on a whole new meaning.
Anne Marie was a one-of-a-kind woman who gave all to people in need.
She’s gone but not forgotten. We’re dedicating today’s show to you Anne Marie.
Sue remembers Ann Marie as SELFLESS…..it was always about other people, that was her mission. She was quiet, wanted no special attention but fought hard for the best she could get for others.
She never stopped, never complained, always believed in the goodness of other people and they never let her down.
She was so good, she inspired the same in everyone she came in contact with. She quietly shared her gift of giving and you wanted to be part of it.
When we first met Ann Marie her daughter was in elementary school, then college and now all grown up….Ann Marie beamed when she talked about her daughter. Ann Marie had one daughter, but she had a huge family of those who met her, knew her and loved her. She was an exceptional humanitarian and a lovely woman.
I got a call yesterday from Mike the Kitchen Director at the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in WB. Mike was asking for help.
Mike asked if we could spread the word about a few pressing needs at the kitchen. They could still use pie donations for their Thanksgiving meal.
AND, if you would like to volunteer, here's how you can help. Drivers are needed to deliver meals to the homebound on Thanksgiving day. For some in need, this will be the only human contact they will receive this Thanksgiving. It's a simple way you can really MAKE A DIFFERENCE in someone's life.
Call the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen @ 829.7796.
And thank you in advance for thinking of others this Thanksgiving!!!
Earlier today I was a part of the "kNOw Bull" anti-bullying rally at Wyoming Valley West Middle School in Kingston.
What a GREAT group of kids!!!
The 5th thru 8th Graders signed a pact to take a stand AGAINST bullying in their school. These kids GET IT, that it's NOT COOL to bully another student. And they kNOw that it's OK to say something if they see another kid getting bullied.
Aaron Fink & Mark James Klepaski of Breaking Benjamin were amoung the featured speakers. They both told me they have no problem getting up in front of an arena filled with 50,000 rock fans, but were a little nervous talking to the Middle school kids. Aaron & Mark both admitted that they were bullied as kids and reminded the students that it's OK to be different. Great job guys!
Aaron & Mark from Breaking Ben
My message to the kids? There are only a handful of teachers in your school, but hundreds of you. Look out for one another. Speak up if you see someone getting bullied. All of us at KRZ are fans of what you are doing. Keep up the good work.
(Sampling the new Centennial brew with Fred Maier of SBC)
Cheers from the Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston.
I've been meaning to visit the new SBC ever since they started brewing beer earlier this year and Friday I finally got the chance.
Myself and a few friends got a personal tour of the facility from Fred Maier, the VP and co-founder of the brewery.
Not only does Fred understand every step of the brewing process, but he's an expert on local brewing history. And it makes sense since his Great-great Grandfather was Charles Stegmaier, founder of the Stegmaier Brewery in Wilkes-Barre.
Part of the $10 million, 55,000 sq ft facility.
The SBC beer vats. That's a lot of beer!
While we were there they were brewing the new Hop5 IPA, which will be available on tap before the end of the year. Can't wait!
Here's what gives beer it's great flavor...the hops! SBC buys only the best from the US and Europe.
This is where the beer is bottled. Fred says when it's time to bottle, whoever is in the office jumps on the bottling line. He says it's just like an episode of "I Love Lucy!"
A bit of history: the original cart Charles Stegmaier used in 1857 to deliver beer in Wilkes-Barre. It was pulled by a goat!
And now the best part of the tour...
On tap: Octoberfest, Centennial & Peach PumpkinBerry Ale.
The flagship brews: Pils-Noir, Goldencold Lager & Stock Ale
If you're a fan of craft beer, a home brewer, or want to learn more about local beer history, you definitely need to take the SBC tour!
Tours are free and available Monday-Friday @ 3:00 & 5:00 and Saturday @ 2:00. Private tours for larger groups are also available.
Susquehanna Brewing Company
635 South Main St.,
Pittston, PA 18640
Most of us in NEPA have spent at least a weekend or 2 on the Jersey Shore and are looking for ways to help following last week’s devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
Today we received an email from a listener, Kathy Hernandez of Albrightsville. She lives in PA but calls herself a Jersey girl.
Her group, Pocono Friends 2012 is hosting a Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation drive this weekend.
A truck has been donated and is headed for Monmouth County Saturday November 17th.
Here’s how you can help this weekend:
Saturday November 10th please bring donations to C. Winchell Plaza on Route 940 West, Pocono Summit, PA from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (located between Blue Ridge Communications and the Pet Pantry).
Sunday November 11th please bring donations to BSA Camp Minsi, Route 940 West, Pocono Summit, PA (located across the street from the Pocono Regional Police). We will be accepting donations until Friday November 16th.
LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED:
"Granny Carts" (for people to take home supplies)
5 Lb Bags of Charcoal
Batteries (all sizes)
Blankets & Pillows
Body Wash & Soap
Boots (work, rubber, rain, etc.)
Canned Fruit (pop-top lids preferred)
Canned Meats (pop-top lids preferred)
Canned Tuna (pop-top lids)
Disposable Diapers (all sizes)
Disposable Plates, Utensils, Napkins & Bowls
Ensure/Boost Dietary Supplements
First Aid Items/Kits (self-adhesive bandages, ointments, alcohol wipes)
Generator & Gasoline Pumps Tools
Shoes (new & gently worn)
Gloves (work, heavy duty waterproof, rubber & winter)
Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
Heavy Winter Coats & Jackets
Infant & Toddler Body Washes
N-95 Respirator Masks
One Can Meals (ravioli, Spaghetti-O's, chili, stew with pop-top lids)
OTCs: Tylenol, Cough Medicine, Infant/Toddler Meds
Ready-to-Feed Baby Formula
Sanitary Items for Woman
Shampoo & Conditioner
Stuffed Animals/Stickers/ Coloring Books & Crayons
Towels & Rags (previously used can be sent to animal shelters)
Zip-Loc Bags (all sizes)
*PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS DIRE NEED FOR CLEANING SUPPLIES AND ELECTRIC OIL FILLED HEATERS FOR THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS IN THOSE AREAS & WE WILL ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP LOAD UP THE TRUCKS
For more info call: Chuck (570) 872-6637 or Jen (570) 872-4239
I got to act like a kid again this weekend! Saturday I hosted my monthly Big Brother event at Roba's Family Farm in North Abbington Township.
Here's my newest best bud Noah helping me pick out some pumpkins.
What a great place for kids!
The goats ate out of our hands and ate everything in site, including the lid to Noah's feed cup.
When was the last time you roasted marshmallows over an open fire and made S'mores?
Ronald McDonald was there to lead the kid's Halloween parade.
One of the coolest attractions: High-powered slingshots that shoot apples hundreds of yards in the air.
Think you might have a few extra hours a month to be a Big Brother or Big Sister to a great kid like Noah? Why not get involved and volunteer? You get to act like a kid again AND have a positive influence on someone's life.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
So AJ from the Backstreet Boys got pulled over and tried pulling the old "Do you know who I am?" card. And apparently the cop DIDN'T. How funny is that?
Do you have an excuse that actually WORKED?
Some of you did.
There's no guarantee that ANY of these excuses REALLY work! :)
My daughter is extremely small for her size and she sits in the backseat and if I ever get stopped she says
“Mommy I have to go potty now!”
I was pulled over after a few drinks for having only 1 headlight. Luckily I had the new bulb with me. I said "I have the new one right her officer. Do u have time to change it?" He didn't change it but I didn't get a ticket...and he friended me on fb the next day. ;-)
I got pulled over for speeding and the cop let me go because i told him i was on the verge of crapping my pants and that i was speeding to find a bathroom.
I got pulled over on Easter and the cop let me go cause he loved my daughter’s Easter dress.
My brother just tells them that he's a teacher. It worked every time he tried it. He is a teacher though.
I was on my way to try out for the Phillies, was pulled over, told the cop I was late for try outs. He said he was a big fan of the Phillies and when I made it, he wanted tickets. Gave me his card and everything and let me go. Just tell the truth.
Good morning guys I can say the government ID works! My husband and I were pulled over in Connecticut on our way back to PA my husband's license was expired because he was in the service which is okay as long as you have your military ID. The state trooper actually said to him “I don't give tickets to service members unless it's something terrible.” He said just slow down and get home safely. Have a great day guys
I can't call but 99.9 percent of the time if my husband is stopped once they see his badge he gets no ticket..he works for corrections.
My friend's brother-in-law is a state trooper. Her father keeps a picture of him in his uniform next to his license in his wallet. Any time he's gotten pulled over he made sure the officer saw the picture and he was let go
I'm a nurse and have gotten out of a speeding ticket.
i flashed my double d's
If the officer spells your name wrong on the ticket report you can get out of a ticket.
Having to pee doesn't always work, I said that once and ended up peeing myself because he took longer on purpose :(
Weaving and blamed it on a bee in the car.
This is what I say: I just got off a 16 hour shift all I want to do is go to bed can't you cut me a break? And he did after asking me if I knew a half a dozen people that worked at the hospital.
My dad got out of ticket simply because my brother was dressed in his scout uniform.
It’s a question kids have been asking for years. And what do YOU say when they ask? Or what were you told as a kid?
That’s what we asked on today’s show.
And we found out parents still do whatever they can to avoid giving up the real answer.
I still remember how my Mom dealt with the issue.
“If there’s ever anything you want to know, just ask.”
And I thought: Thanks Mom! I’ll be sure and get right on that!
Here’s what you had to say on the radio this morning--
I still think today my Mom still can’t explain where babies come from the right way.
Here’s what I was told: Babies come from the doctor. A mommy and daddy have to get married then they go see the doctor and he gives them a baby. But if they aren’t ready for a baby than they get a dog.
I told my kids I washed Dad’s clothes with mine. And my Mom told us if we kiss a boy we’d have a baby.
There’s a secret door at the hospital. That’s where babies come from.
We were told that seeds were planted in the backyard. Then Mom & Dad wrestle in the bedroom. If Dad wins we have a boy.
Dad must have won a lot because I have 3 brothers!
When I was about 5 yrs old my older brother told me I was hatched.
I was told pregnancy came from the tap water in my home town in Freeland.
When my husband was going to EMT class he had to take our one son. It just so happened to be labor and delivery night. My son now thinks you poop them out.
My brother and I were told very young that pregnant women had watermelons in their bellies from swallowing the seeds.
I was told babies come from sunflowers so when my mom use to grow them I would cut them all down.
My mom terrified me when I was little because her explanation was to get pregnant you get caught and the way she sounded it’s like you get pregnant like you get a cold. I was horrified as a child lol
My parents said a bird pooped on a rock and the sun hatched me.
My weekend started out with a trip to the Phlebotomy Department at Wilkes-Barre General. Luckily I wasn't there to have the vampires take my blood! Crystle and the crew won free lunch from Subway.
If you want to be our next winner, text SUBWAY to 72881.
I had a friend from California roll into town. My bud "Slappy" used to be our neighbor in Wilkes-Barre. Here he is meeting our dogs for the first time.
And it was a rarity on Saturday. Sue actually took a few hours off from Real Estate so we hit the Fall Film Festival in Tunkhannock at the Dietrich Theatre. If you are tired of comic book movies or Rom-coms, check out one of these flicks. We saw "Wild Horse, Wild Ride" a heart warming documentary about taming wild Mustang horses. Great flick.
CLICK HERE for the schedule of movies at the festival.
Dinner at Mizu Sushi. I have no idea what I'm trying to do with my hands here! Our friends accused me of trying to grab Sue's boob.
And Saturday night was a rarity. I actually stayed awake for the entire SNL. What a mistake that was. Outside of the "Undecided Voter" bit, SNL was disappointing. The highlight? The music guests Mumford & Sons. Their new album hits the streets Tuesday.
Here's the KRZ Listener list of DUMB FASHION TRENDS:
Parting hair down the middle and popped collars
Overweight women that wear skin tight pants that say "Juicy" on their butt
NFL Zubaz pants
Bandana wrapped around their thigh
Socks with sandals
Guys in skinny jeans
The Flashdance look
Half shirts on guys
Those pants with the loops on the bottom: hooker pants
Winter boots with Summer skirts
Socks with high heels
Acid washed jeans
Shutter Shade Kanye glasses
Cell phone holders on belts
Saturday I hosted another Big Brother event. This time I took 6th grader Rory on a kayak trip to Francis Slocum.
The calendar said "Summer", but it seemed more like a Fall day. The wind made the lake real choppy.
Rory paddled like a champ, but the wind and rough water cut our trip short.
These are the kind of days that make being a Big Brother so special.
Later we went to Hillside Farms in Shavertown for ice cream and of course, a visit to the animals. This is a MUST for kids. Rory loved the alpacas, goats and sheep, but...
...his favorite was the chicken that we nicknamed Afro chicken.
Want to be a SUPERSTAR and make a difference in a young kid's life? Why not volunteer for the Big Brother/Big Sister program? In just a few hours each month, you can change what it means to grow up in America. And you will have loads of fun doing it!
CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Have you heard about the new $17 million buffet that opens Monday at Caesars Palace in Vegas? This behemoth is 25,000 square feet…almost half the size of a football field!
I cringe just thinking about it.
Lissa and I held a buffet debate this morning.
5 reasons why I avoid buffets:
The food is left out. Who knows how long it’s been sitting there?
I hate serving myself from dishes that have already been picked over.
I don’t like touching the same serving utensils that 50 other people just used.
I feel like a cow that is grazing in a field.
All of the coughing and sneezing makes me ill.
And some of you actually agreed with me!
Here are some comments from the Text Club--
Pro-âbuffet but I only like timbers at Mohegan Sun.
The difference between a buffet and a restaurant is, that the restaurant keeps the food away from the guest view. You can get food poisoning more in a restaurant than you can in a buffet because health regulations are more stringent with buffet for their temperatures.
I like the variety as well. I like to try several new items without having to pay 50.00 and i have 4yr old twins boys who love crab legs at the buffet. PRO BUFFET.
There are germs at any restaurant, but with buffets it's the kitchen staff, wait staff, AND customers. You don't have the added customer nastiness at sit down restaurants.
Normally I agree with Lissa. Sorry Lissa, I agree with Rocky today. Buffets are gross. The food sits out forever!
I find most buffets to be questionable... but I do like hamburgers at Mohegan Sun.
Anti buffet! I can't stomach the thought of large sweaty people belly bumping me in line and brushing their gross hairy arms against mine as they reach for the utensil I Just put down. I haven't been to one in years. My exception: cruise ships. Things are spaced well and monitored plus they have servers at most stations
ANTI! I agree with everything you said Rock, plus I hate the unattended children running around grabbing with their hands or pushing past you forcing you to nearly drop your plate.
Just went to Dreams Punta Cana. They squirt you with hand sanitizer on the way in to the buffet. Make this a law in the U.S!
Hate them. I hate to see people touch their faces, nose, sneeze and not sure they wash their hands then touch the utensils to get food. Yuck!!
Anti, it's too easy to overeat.
I'm all about buffets! Let's go!!
Buffets suck! They are for obese people that can’t control their portions and especially the buffets around here have several violations. You can check out restaurant violations online
Rocky I'm with you. The people at the buffets make me sick
I was pro buffet but after hearing Rock's points....he might have swayed me to anti!
Pro buffet. I'm a culinary arts student and if food safety guidelines are followed than buffets are beneficial to restaurant owners and the clientele they serve!
Anti buffet .... Helps aid in America's obesity... People eat a lot more at buffets bc they want to get their money's worth
Was pro til listening to your 5 reasons now you got me thinking!
Pro Buffet. The food is ready, they give you plenty of choices and you can have as much as I want.
Hate them! I went to one last year and the guy in front of me used his fingers to taste the food. Gross!
Going to Vegas in 2 weeks for vacation and to get married. I am def going to check out this buffet. Buffets are great!! Tons of choices for a great price!
I used to enjoy the buffet experience until you just talked about those spoons and now I'm grossed out
It's my FAVORITE time of the year...FOOTBALL SEASON!!! And football season for me means road trip to Cleveland.
Yeah, I'm a Browns fans. All th experts were predicting a blowout. But the young Browns game Philly a great game and made their fans sweat it out til the very end.
Check out the giant American flag they brought out for the Anthem. In what turned out to be a sign of things to come, our rookie starting Quarterback got trapped under the flag while trying to leave the field. He later tossed 4 interceptions, missed wide open recievers and looked overmatched. Things can only get better, right?
I held off making a beer run at halftime to watch the Ohio University marching band. When I went to school there it was always the highlight of Saturday football games. And they didn't disappoint in Cleveland.
Even though the Browns lost in the last minute 17-16 it was still a great day. And it always is on the lake in Cleveland.
They’re calling it a return to normalcy at Penn State this weekend but I’m thinking it will be anything but that.
Emotion will be overflowing at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
And even though both Penn State and Ohio will be wearing decals on their helmets showing support for the Sandusky victims, let’s hope the focus is on football.
After some last minute scrambling this week I was finally able to score tickets for the home opener. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to a Nittany Lions football game, but I made a promise to show support for the team this season.
I thought it was important to be there in the stands for the first game.
And even though I’m a grad of Penn State’s opponent, Ohio U, I’ll be rooting full force for the Lions.
Jeff Reese, head instructor @ Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Scranton MMA joined us on the show this morning. He's spreading the word on Scranton MMA's official anti-bullying, self-defense program BULLYSHIELD.
160,000 kids miss school every day because they live in fear of being bullied. Physical and/or verbal abuse causes depression and lowers self-esteem. At Scranton MMA they seek to Bullyshield your child by building their confidence through the teaching of self-defense.
Jeff was nice enough to offer 25 FREE 30 day programs to our listeners. If you want to get your kid signed up for the FREE BullyShield starter program send me an email.
And if you need more info on the BullyShield program go here.
Teachers back in the day could get away with a lot more than they can today. I had a 4th Grade teacher named Mrs. Pause. She was 4' 11", but didn't act it. If she caught you talking in class you could expect 1 of 2 things to happen: either she would sneak up behind you and whack you in the back of your head with her hand OR fling an eraser right between your eyes.
And on my Senior class trip in High School we spent 2 nights at a camp ground with cabins. A few teachers acted as chaperones. The "cool" English teacher that all the girls had the hots for actually went on a beer run for us! Times have changed.
What did your teacher do when you were in school, that there is no way they would get away with today?
Here's what some of you had to say--
Have a GREAT weekend!
Hey guys when I was in high school (late 70's) we had a male teacher that had a stash of adult mags in his desk and he allowed us to browse the pics. We also had another teacher that used smokeless tobacco and let us use it in his class.
A teacher from Central Columbia high school, Bloomsburg PA did pose for Playboy and I can’t remember for the life of me her name.....she was a centerfold and kids constantly posted the pics in hallways
A teacher @ Poc Mt high school around 94' was a Coors Light girl. Poster was in a beer distributor.
A teacher would place a metal garbage can over a student’s head and bang on it with a ruler.
My volley ball coach: "What's a matter with you? Do you have your period?" (when we didn't move fast enough!)
I had a teacher in high school that used to slap students on the wrist with a rubber spatula she called her “Lady Rubbermaid.”
Our electrical shop teacher gave me and a friend keys to his car countless times to go to Burger King for lunch as long as he got a vanilla milk shake.
When I was in 5th grade (early 80's), there was a kid that talked all the time (probably had ADHD looking back), and our teacher would make him wear a dog muzzle!
Joe S. sprayed me with a water fire extinguisher for asking to go to the bathroom.
Although it was only last year, a substitute came into our class and said he was drunk.
I graduated in 01 and I remember this was in junior high school I had a teacher if any females wore skirts in his class he would make them sit right in the front.
I had a teacher that would swear at kids and smack kids' heads together. He also would not let a girl go to the bathroom so she wet herself. This was 4th grade.
I graduated in 1990 and I had an English Lit teacher who was a stoner and often came to class stoned.
My 1st grade teacher took us on a "field trip." We went for a walk through the city to the bank so she could cash her check. We were told not to tell our parents, but in the 80s, apparently schools didn't keep track of us.
Our gym teacher. If we were chewing gum in class we would have to put a piece of gum in a box and take an old one out and chew it for the rest of class.
I just graduated in 2008 and we had a teacher who would jump on kids' desks if they weren't paying attention.
My History teacher would bum smokes from students and go out for smoke breaks with students.
Here's the list we were talking about this morning. Learn it. Live it. This WILL BE on the test Friday.
1-- I think we should see other people. (Don't breakup via text. Be a man and do it over the phone. :) I mean face-to-face.)
2-- Will You Marry Me? (Really? A proposal? She'll never see that one coming. Go back to #1 and don't collect $200!)
3-- Anything longer than 2 sentences. (Remember what else your phone does? It works just like A PHONE!!! Call the person.)
4-- Any text that requires an answer other than YES or NO. (Remember what you learned in Rule #3?)
5-- A photo of your junk. (Obvious, but it needs to be said. Has there ever been a woman turned on by this? If so, there's a line of guys that want your number! And ladies, if you're guilty, there's a bunch of guys willing to give you THEIR number.)
Sue & I had a fun weekend in NYC visiting my sister. We really lucked out at the free Reggae concert in Central Park Sunday by getting seats behind the woman with the biggest hair ever! We asked if we could take our pic with her and she said "No!", so I had to sneak this one. Erykah Badu is alive and well and hanging out in NYC.
Later we went to really cool Art Deco movie theatre in the East Village. And before you say documentaries are boring, you've gotta go see "Searching for Sugar Man". This amazing movie is about a little known singer/songwriter from Detroit named Rodriguez. He released 2 obscure albums in the early 70's then disappeared. Somehow he became a sensation in South Africa, but never knew it. 20 years later he played sold out concerts there. I'm not doing the story justice. It really is an amazing story! GO SEE THIS FILM if it plays locally at the Dietrich or Kirby. Or check out the music of Rodriguez. His music is raw and full of emotion and his voice sounds like a mix Bob Dylan & James Taylor.
We capped off the weekend with a visit to the Guggenheim art museum.
One of the artists featured was Franz Kline. I had never heard of him until this exhibit. And the weird thing? He was born in Wilkes-Barre in 1910. Google him.
And speaking of art, what do you think of this fine example of street art? Pretty sweet, huh?
We were talking this morning about the guy from Mississippi that drove almost 3000 miles to bring back pizza from his hometown in Massachusetts! He packed up his car with 10 cooler so he could haul back 250 pizza from his favorite place.
We all have that one local food or restaurant from home that we would drive hundreds of miles for.
Whenever Sue and I visit her folks in Maine, we always have to stop in for a cup of chowder at Cappy’s Chowder House in Camden. Anticipating the thick, creamy chowder makes that 8 hour road trip well worth it!
What food would you drive hundreds of miles for?
Here’s what you had to say this morning--
I miss my Wawa.
Nick Tahoe’s for a garbage place in Rochester, NY.
Blimpie’s Sandwiches and White Castle, both in New Jersey.
Pat’s Cheesesteaks in Philly.
Crabcakes at Banko’s.
Maroni’s Pizza, West Side.
Old Forge Pizza.
I would drive to NY to get a gyro from White Dolphin on the Boardwalk.
I’d go to NY for Steak ‘n Shake.
I would drive to NYC to get my fill of rice ‘n beans and roast pork.
A dirty water hotdog from Times Square, NYC!
Bottleneck’s in Hazelton. Best wings in the world.
Kay’s Pizza in Daleville.
Whenever I visit my family in NEPA, I always grab a tray of pizza from Tommy’s in Kingston on the way out of town.
Potato Pancakes from Jones’.
My husband has made special trips to White Castle.
I live in Hazleton and go to NY just for pizza.
I have family that visits from Florida and they always take a case of Tastycakes back with them.
Sabatini’s pizza in Exeter.
Ruby’s Pizza in Nanticoke and everything at the Sanitary Bakery.
There’s nothing like Duff’s Hot Wings from Buffalo, NY.
Thank God I live across the street from the Yuengling Brewery in Tampa, Fl or I’d never have a lager!
Yesterday Team KRZ hit the pavement for the Endure Bike Ride to benefit the American Cancer Society. What an awesome day for this event! And thanks to my teammate Brian Coe of the WB/Scranton Penguins, we raised $1235 for the ACS.
200+ bike riders left Wilkes U @ 8:15am. Some did the 10 mile course, others chose the more challenging 36 or 62.
I did the 36 miler that snaked thru the Back Mountain.
What a GREAT start to the ride! Public Square in Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming Ave. was totally blocked to let our fellow riders go thru. I don't mind SHARING the road, but it's even better when you OWN it!!!
Here's our course...challenging for a novice rider like myself, but not brutal. Think about signing up next year, or better yet, join Team KRZ.
My Dad would've been 90 yesterday, so I rode with his watch in my back pocket. It was comforting having him with me all 36 miles.
Tutu girl. Wonder if that's aerodynamic?
I'll probably be doing the radio show standing up all this week! If you've ever been on a bike for any length of time, you know why!
Thanks to Endure Ride organizers Brian & Vince for putting together an incredible ride.
(that's Vince & I at the finish line at Wilkes U.)