THANK YOU to some very dear friends of mine for putting my face EVERYWHERE in Northeast PA this week! Kyle at The Sherman Theater for making this supercoolio banner for my gig with Rick - you rock!! Come see me open for Rick Springfield, March 28 at the Sherman. SO EXCITED!!!! And thanks to The Weekender for doing a lovely article/photo shoot with me - you guys & gals are the sweetest! I really appreciate you taking the time to include me in your awesome magazine!
I'm starting to wonder if I should be writing reality tv blog. I email, tweet, and facebook message with so many of you that watch the same shows and I feel like we should all just be having one giant conversation. They sometimes happen in facebook threads ... but there is just so much to cover.
I'm not even going to waste my time or energy on last night's Bachelor finale. The sum it up - Juan Pablo turned out to be a real dud and showed his true colors. I'm not even mad at him for not saying "I love you" because if you don't feel it, don't say it ... but I am mad at him for being so COMPLACENT! Nothing fazes this guy. Anyway, the After the Final Rose was totally awkward and fake. There is NO way he and Nikki are actually together. That's all I have to say about that.
Onto more important BRAVO matters . . . Real Housewives of New York returns tonight and I can't help but wonder . . . does anyone look at Carole and wonder . . . ARE YOU STEVEN TYLER'S SISTER??? Is it me ... or do they look like twins?
No really ... take a look. CLICK HERE. I posted this picture on Facebook a few days ago and no one really said anything. Whether you watch the show or not you can appreciate how THE SAME they look, right? I'm not hating on her, I actually like her a lot ... but how come no one else is noticing this?!?!
Please tell me i'm not nuts and they really do look related.
Jennifer Aniston feels that tap water isn't good enough for her dogs, she only gives them $2/bottle designer water.
Crazy? I deal with a similar situation in our house. Sue doesn't think dog food is good enough for our guys. She insists on mixing in people food like ground turkey, hamburger or even rotisserie chicken. She'll even bring home a kiddie ice cream cone for them to share.
I'm not totally innocent. When I leave the house I'll keep music or Animal Planet on for them. But that's about it.
What kind of EXTREME THINGS do you do for your pets?
Here's a few texts from today's show--
--I bake my dogs cookies! They love the applesauce/cinnamon ones!
--I have to agree with Jennifer Aniston. A few years ago both of our dogs contracted giardiasis from the tapwater. I'm very reluctant anymore to give them tapwater that is not filtered
--My friend had a chihuahua that she won't let walk. She carries it in a little purse.
--My grandmother cooked her shih tzu steak and eggs for breakfast every morning. We got cereal or oatmeal.
--My chow-pom is 6yrs old--never even tasted dog food strictly what we eat she eats and once a week she gets a bath, blowdry & pedicure and litterly jumps in the tub and stays stil thru the whole procedure all the way til the french manicure drys!!!
--My aunt only feeds her dog oven roasted rotisserie chicken and it can only be Perdue, no other brands or kind plus only filtered water. She says the dog won't eat anything else. She's been going it for 8 years now
--My dad's girlfriend will choose her menu item specifically so she can bring leftovers for her dog when they go out.
--My uncle's dog eats at the table and has whatever theyre having. Steaks, burgers, ice cream, he has it all. I dont think hes had dog food since he was adopted.
--My dog does not eat any dog food. If we go to McDonald's, he gets a hamburger. If we make pork chops, he gets his own pork chop. He has a full wardrobe as well! Including a stroller!
--My friend buys frozen marrow bones from the grocery store- it's like a Popsicle but once it starts to thaw it looks like a murder scene
--I have a golden and on days i wear a head band or a tshirt his bandana matches me. We have to match.
Usually you see these guy skating, body checking and taking slap shots. Today, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins showed a different side: bead making.
The Pens and their wives/girlfriends have teamed up with the Palermo Heart-to-Heart Foundation to host a fashion show fundraiser benefitting the Beads of Courage Program.
What a cool idea!
Beads of Courage is a nationally recognized program that provides strings of beads to kids with serious illnesses. Each bead tells a story of honor, strength and hope and represents a different stage in their treatment.
Pens players will wear beads on their jerseys during warm-ups of the March 14 games. After warm-up, the players will put one bead in a baggie with a personal note of encouragement to a child fighting cancer.
And the wives & girlfriends will sell special Penguins logo beads on the concourse to help support the program. For a $5 donation, fans can get at bead for themselves, and a bead will also be donated to local program participants.
The wives/girlfriends are also hosting a fashion show April 2nd at Canteen 900 in Forty Fort to raise additional money for the program. Keep listening to KRZ for info on this special night out.
Hi friends! If you're looking for a nice night out that will help support a wonderful local cause, please join me for a happy hour to support Candy's Place at Susquehanna Brewing Company! If you're not familiar with the amazing work Candy's Place does, visit CancerWellnessNEPA.org and poke around. Candy's Place offers free wellness services and programs to cancer patients and their caregivers. It is an incredible place and helps so many here in our community. Join us for some drinks and fun to support this amazing place! XO
Friday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m.! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Admission includes beer and wine tasting, brewery tours, beverages, food tasting courtesy of area restaurants, and live music!
Tickets may be purchased in advance at Candy's Place, by phone (570-714-8800), or online (www.cancerwellnessnepa.org). Proceeds benefit Candy's Place.
XOXO Have a great weekend! Hope to see you in 2 Fridays!
HEW! After months of keeping this secret … Saturday was finally the day! I threw my husband John a SURPRISE 30th Birthday Party and it was a total success! With the help of tons of friends, we pulled off an awesome surprise and had the best night celebrating with friends! Just looking at him all night, you could see how happy he was to be surrounded by all of his favorite people!I over-share everything and talk all the time (lucky him) so it was so incredibly hard to keep this party a secret, especially because we needed to get to Harrisburg to make it happen. The majority of his friends live in Harrisburg, so it made the most sense to have the party there. I arranged for a couple hour long open bar and just needed to get him to the bar, but first to Harrisburg. So a few weeks ago I told him our friends Dan and Becky wanted to go out to dinner for his birthday. That was our plan. I told him to invite some friends to meet us out for drinks after dinner. He texted all of his friends and everyone claimed to be busy. (They were all in on it)
We went to dinner with Dan and Becky and had a great time. In his mind, that was our plan for the night. We went out for an after dinner drink to kill some time because we weren’t due to arrive to the party until 8:15. Finally at 8:10, we had one of his friends (thanks SteveO) text him to tell him to come meet up at the Susquehanna Ale House. It was right across the street (part of our master plan) so we walked over. The moment we opened the door, John walked in and 45 of our closest friends screamed “SURPRISE!” It was AWESOME! He was totally surprised. The video isn’t great because of the lighting, but you get the idea.
He was shaking. I’m not sure why he addressed his friends as “Ladies and Gentleman” but it was adorable. Looking at him all night, you could just see how HAPPY he was. He had no idea!
It was a Jack Daniel’s theme because he usually drinks Jack and Coke. I didn’t want to make it too girly, but wanted to have a little theme. It was perfect. The bar was great (so nice!) and the night was awesome. I ordered Jack Daniel’s cake pops from Amy’s Dipped in Pittston to give everyone as a favor. They were a big hit! My friend Alyssa made the JD label cake which was also a HUGE hit. People were eating it until the next morning for breakfast. My friend Tanya (so ridiculously talented) made the SIGN! I’m obsessed with it! It all came together perfectly and I’m so glad it’s over … it was a secret that drove me CRAZY to keep! It was all worth it to see John SO happy and surprised!
We had an after party back at our friends Dan & Becky’s (they were so awesomely helpful through all of the planning and everything) and had a giant sing along in their living room. Dan is super talented and jammed out on his guitar and piano as everyone sang along. There was a keg and beer pong of course … my husband may be 30, but it’s still a frat guy at heart. :)
Have you had to keep a secret that DROVE YOU CRAZY!? This one drove me nuts, but I’m so happy it all worked out and was a SUCCESS!
Lost my mind yesterday, you guys. Snow finally got to me. The proof.....
My saving grace was the wonderful group of KRZ winners I got to chill with at Salon You in Taylor for our Monday night SPARTY! Check out our purdy painted piggies & digits.....
And BIG THANKS to The Dress Lounge/Bratty Natty's in Kingston for dressing me for the Valentine's Party at River Grille on Friday! I was the hostess, and I had nothing to wear. Nothing. Well, unless you count gym shorts and a Quiet Riot t-shirt but that's more a Christmas outfit....(?).... LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL DRESS!!!
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. It’s a necessary evil for my job, but the clutter & negative nonsense kills me.
And Lissa & I both revealed today that we each joined Facebook for pretty much the same reason…to spy! I signed on to keep tabs on my son in college.
This morning we asked: Who or what convinced you to join Facebook?
It was the cool thing to do in 8th grade.
I still have never set up a facebook account till this day and am surviving just fine. Someday I may decide to join but for now just on twitter.
This is so funny. A friend of mine kept bugging me to join Facebook. We kept up with each other she lives in Philly I live in the Poconos. I didn't vote for Barack Obama. So she yelled at me and told me she could never be my friend. She deleted me from Facebook. And I haven't heard from her again. We were life long friends at that point.
I joined because my mom made an account for my 13 b day
I joined when my children were teenagers, so I could keep an eye on them :) now I'm hooked!
I joined Facebook in 2008 My friend signed me up when we were in a foreign country and I couldn't afford the international calls
I joined in 2009 to show off my daughter when she was born.
My daughter left for college at syracuse and my son entered high school so i wanted to follow them on facebook
I remember people leaving myspace because it took to long for the pages to load because of all the stuff we used to personalize it. I loved my MySpace
I joined to keep in touch with my brother when he moved to Iowa with my sister in law and nephew. I recently deleted my account because people on there can be sooo dramatic! I would read their posts and literally think to myself "oh shut the hell up" ha ha ha. I dont miss Facebook at all.
I joined in 2006 because my older brother had it & I had a HUGE crush on his friend. Haha. Crazy right?!
I joined because nobody was on myspace anymore.
I'm still not on facebook and neither is any of my famil! Including my teenage daughter! Too much trouble and drama!
Thank you for all the "welcome back" messages in our text club this week! I was hosting Shiprocked Cruise last week with my rock radio show (The Tour Bus in NYC). Went all over the Bahamas with some of my favorite bands, emceeing shows, hosting meet & greets, even got to perform a little bit! Awesome fun!!! A few pics to share...
My cohost and I with Five Finger Death Punch
the crowd view from onstage.... YEAH!!!!!
On the beach with my friend Cheri Mae
with comedian Jim Breuer - got to host his show :) LOVE HIM!!
with Lajon from Sevendust
with Lukas Rossi from Halo Method
blue blue H20!!!
we raised over $140,000 for our charity "Cancer Sucks" at our Rock n Roll Auction!!
cruising back and forth between shows....
bringing Candlebox on stage with my cohost
I see a tree, I must climb it!
last night of the cruise, that's me singing in front - what an honor to jam with all these AMAZING MUSICIANS!!!