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Sending Warm Thoughts from FLA!



Greetings from sunny Florida, where not wearing pants in March is a thing!



Sue & I with our friend Gwyn. And yeah, we forgot to pack the sunscreen.



We found a killer Tex-Mex restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. These are the Chicken Sopes from Casa Frida Mexican Grille. Amazing. And this place is home to probably the BEST GUACAMOLE ever!!!



OK...I couldn't resist. And I can only imagine what kind of bargains they offer in the backroom!



Kayaking on the Crystal River home to the largest population of Manatees. It's literally a Manatee hang out as upwards of 800 could be in the river at one time during the Winter months.



The totally cool Dali Museum in St. Petersburg...a must!



Alligator Alley. Heading West to East across Southern Florida.



I caught this beautiful sunset in our side mirror.



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Real People. Real Heroes.



Lissa & I can't THANK YOU enough for rolling up your sleeve and donating blood. Friday's PINT PARTY at Ken Pollock Volvo with the NEPA Red Cross helped save 100+ lives here in NEPA.

Consider this...

*Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
*More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
*A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
*Every pint of blood donated saves 3 LIVES!



If you'd like to be a REAL HERO and donate, schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org




Thanks to Nurse Nickie I didn't feel a thing!


And the same goes for these heroes...Lissa, Fast Freddie & Intern Travis.



Colin & Heidi from the Red Cross say THANKS for the pint!!! And keep listening to KRZ for details on our next Pint Party.







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A Resolution-Nerd and Proud of it!



I did it! It's a new month and I'm still GOING TO THE GYM.

I remember Lissa calling me a "Resolution Nerd" when I revealed on air that I was starting again at the gym in January. I normally don't make resolutions. But this time, a new year seemed like a good time to get back at it after a few months off.

Well...it's now March 3rd, and this nerd is still hitting the treadmill.

And I'm not looking for a pat on the back. But if this nerd can do it, you can too!

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Loud & Stinky



Meet my new bud, David from Big Brothers/Big Sisters. David is on the waiting list to be matched with a mentor.

We gave him a fun night out Friday at Monster Jam, the monster truck show at the Arena. And yes, it WAS loud and stinky, but David loved it.


Hanging with the driver of the Backwards Bob monster truck.


David wanted to know how the driver gets behind the wheel of his truck.


Doing the claw in front of monster truck Crush-station.



Grave Digger getting some air!


Grave Digger took a digger!



You too can really have an impact on a cool kid just like David. And there are so many kids just like him waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Why not volunteer today?

CLICK HERE for info on Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA.

"Little moments. Big magic."


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My Case Against Becoming FACEBOOK OFFICIAL


If your guy won't make it "Facebook Official", will that sound an alarm and send you running in the opposite direction?

That was this week's topic on Girl Talk with Melissa from The Weekender.

"He must be hiding something!"

"He doesn't want to commit!"

"He wan't to keep the door open for someone else."

That's what I heard from the other side of the studio.  Was I going to be the lone voice again on this issue?

What happened to trust in a relationship?  Aren't words enough?  Why is a simple status on social media in front of hundreds of followers you probably couldn't pick out of a police line up more important than anything said face-to-face?

And to my surprise...a few of you agreed with me!!!

Wish we had more time for this issue.

Here's a few of your texts--


*I don't like changing statuses until I've told all the important people in my life. Family gets a little crazy when they find things out over facebook. And then you get a million comments. Maybe he's not ready for EVERYONE he knows to know.


*Changing your relationship status on facebook is the kiss of death for relationships

*If it was important to him then yeah, Bc I Iove him. But one of the reasons I love him, Is bc insignificant things like Fb do not matter to him.

*It's for teens to post statuses about relationships.  It's what they do. If you are over 20 something, I would think it's weird.  But they are the ones who grew up w/ it....so...it's all about validation. I call ppl on fb validation whores.....they can't live without other ppl opinions.

*I say BS. The guys who won't post their relationship status are trying to keep their options open

*The people who are important, know you`re in a relationship. It shouldnt matter if your 500 "friends" that you dont even know or talk to do.

*I'm a 17 year old high school student who used to use Facebook religiously, so take it from me when I say putting your relationship status on facebook is nothing but trouble. Someone always has something to say.

*No offense Rocky most guys ARE asses & they probably don't want to change it so they can cheat!

*(Im a girl!-32) I agree with Rocky!!! I've been in a relationship for ten yrs and I have no idea if my gf ever changed her status... and I dont care!

*I am a female in my 20s and have been dating my boyfriend for a year. We are not "Facebook official" and we are both completely okay with that. I don't think I need to validate my relationship with all those people on Fb.

*If you trust your significant other then no it's not important. The people who think it's important are the ones who don't trust them & think they are hiding something if they don't announce it to the world on fb.

*I can see where you guys are coming from But facebook isn't everything in a relationship, if a guy or girl doesn't have fave fb it doesn't mean they are cheating or hiding something it just means they probably don't want it and don't want to be in all the drama... Especially guys bc a lot of guys just don't want to deal with fb stuff

*Rocky I agree with you, fb official should mean nothing. However it is no use for to try and be the islands of sanity in the ocean of social media.


*I dont see the issue, i had several relationships at the same time and they all thought they were the one "one" i was referring too!!! :)

 

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White Men REALLY Can't Jump!


These are my new best buds...the Washington Generals.  I had so much fun suiting up with them in the big game last night against the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters.


I have so many cool memories of watching the Globies on TV when I was a kid AND NOW I was on the same court as this legendary team.


Unreal.  After missing 3 shots from the floor, the Globies made me switch jerseys and then provided some divine intervention.  This one went in!


Watching the Globies never gets old!



My last minute instructions to our $25,000 half-court shot contestant, Rich from Plains.  He missed. :(


Very cool meeting Globetrotter Sweet J at half-time.  She was a superstar in college at Texas Tech.


Best seat in the house!!!

Thanks again to the Harlem Globetrotters & Washington Generals for making me part of the show.

CLICK HERE for the official Globetrotters site.


 
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Fun on Ice



I got to act like a kid again last nite.  Meet 9 yr old Andres, another SUPER COOL kid waiting to be matched with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.



We were down front for opening night of DISNEY ON ICE at the Arena.  Mickey & Minnie opened the show, and their car immediately broke down.

SPOILER ALERT:  Mater & the rest of the crew from CARS came to the rescue.

Andres elbowed me and said "Those are controlled by computer programs!"  Smart kid!!!



DISNEY ON ICE continues thru this Monday, Jan19.  Tickets (starting at just $15 plus fees) are available at
www.985krz.com


Andres summed up the show in 5 words:  "Those moves are physically impossible!"  I agree.

You too can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in a cool kid's life just like Andres.  And you only need to give up a few hours every month.

Volunteer to be a BIG BROTHER or BIG SISTER today.

CLICK HERE for more info. 

You'll thank me later!

-Rock  
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What an AWESOME Year!!!



THANKS for making it another AMAZING year on the radio.  Lots of great memories.  Here's a few of my favorite pics from 2014.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & yours.

I can't wait to do it again in 2015.

-Rock


JANUARY


"Kids for Cash" directer Robert May at the WB Movies 14 premiere.  This important documentary and Oscar hopeful is now available on DVD.

FEBRUARY


Hanging with one of my favorite local TV people, WNEP's Sharla McBride.  We helped judge National Anthem singers for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders.  At this point, we heard one too many renditions!


MARCH


March is WORLD FAMOUS for the Scranton St. Paddy's parade.  Even when people move away from NEPA, they always find their way back for the big parade.  This year I ran into former morning show intern Snuggy.

APRIL


And while we're talking interns...check out Intern Ashley.  We brought in Clyde Peeling's Reptiland to help her overcome her fear of snakes.  It doesn't appear to be working.

MAY


At the finish line of the 3rd Annual St. Mary of Mount Carmel School 5K in Dunmore with Liss & Fast Freddie.  One of us could use some oxygen!

JUNE


Celebrating the West Side Little League's 75th Anniversary with Olympians Stephanie Jallen & Jayson Terdiman.

JULY


Rollercoaster screams.  Big Brother/Big Sister day out at Knoebels.


AUGUST


Rocky & Lissa listeners getting FANCY for Iggy Azalea!

SEPTEMBER


The WWE's The Miz in the KRZ studio.

OCTOBER


Save the Boobies at our annual Bras Across the Bridge, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre.

NOVEMBER


Trying to impress WBRE's Jasmine Brooks with my giant carrot at the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen.

DECEMBER


One of the coolest & nicest people we met all year...Mary Lambert at "Let it Show".





 
 

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Dreading the Holidays? You're Not Alone!



The holiday season is a GREAT time, right?  Family, friends, good tidings...and all that jazz.  But there ARE certain things WE ALL dread about the holiday season.

For me, it's packing up for our annual trek to the in-laws in Maine on Christmas morning.  It's always a battle between Sue & I as we load up a vehicle with 2 dogs, 2 dog crates, suitcases, gifts, and assorted other crap that we schlep 500 miles.

What is it that YOU dread about the holidays?


>>My wife's family always has to have seafood on Christmas eve. So the traditional is to eat her mother's oyster stew. Ugh. We lovingly refer to it as Christmas Snot Soup... YUCK!

 

>>Rocky! We typically drive to my family's house in Iowa every year for Christmas. And the worst part is getting out of the house. Getting the car packed and everyone and everything in and ready to go. Once we're on the road the stress is gone even though we have a 12 hour drive ahead of us! Merry Christmas!
 

>>I been dating my fiancé for 4 years and we are breaking up and I have to tell my family on Christmas because they are going to be asking where is he.
 

>>My uncle thinks its hilarious to get drunk and yell at all the women to Come sit on Santa's lap
 

>>I'm dreading my aunts in laws. Every year they think that they are better than us n just totally ignore you since you're not on their pay grade.
 

>>Every year at dinner a relative asks how college is it going even though I have been done with it for 5 years :)
 

>>"Where's the ring?" "When's the big day?" "You're not getting any younger!"

>>Not looking forward to going to my bf moms house she is a chain smoker and keeps the house at like 85 degrees feel like I need a respirator when there

 

>>Having to spend Christmas Eve at my boyfriends family's house ugh!!!!!
 

>>My mother's nasty attitude every year no matter what I messed something up wrong wrapping paper wrong turkey etc
 

>>been dating my fiancé for 4 years and we are breaking up and I have to tell my family on Christmas because they are going to be asking where is he.
 

>>Vomit. ... someone in my house always gets the stomach flu over xmas vacation
 

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Penguins on the Loose!



The Penguins WERE on the loose this weekend when I took my new little brother, the ultra-cool Oscar, to see the Penguins of Madagascar at WB Movies 14.  What a fun movie & what a cool kid!


We started with some delish pizza at Januzzi's right next door.

 

"Just plain!" when I asked Oscar what he wanted on his pie.


And we had to hit up the arcade before the movie started.  This was Oscar's FIRST TIME EVER behind the wheel...and he did great!

Oscar is an AMAZING 8 yr old in the Big Brother/Big Sister program that is waiting for a match.  He LOVES school and is SUPER smart!

YOU can make a difference in a kid just like Oscar.  There are SO MANY on the waiting list at BBBS of the Bridge.

Why not volunteer today?

Click HERE to learn more.
-Rock

 

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