On a typical Monday, the average American does this for more than a half hour.
Incorrect Guesses:Â hit the snooze button, travels, getting dressed, bathing, checking their email at work, pay bills, discuss their weekend, return messages at work, plan their work week, plan the next weekend, talk football, plan meals for the week, contemplate calling in sick or working a half day.
1 in 12 women say they have turned down a date request because they didn't like this about the guy.
Incorrect Guesses:Â too short, shoes, facial hair, his vehicle, lives with his parents, reminds them of someone else, smoker, dirty fingernails, bad breath, he smells, overweight/beer belly, his teeth, smile, acne, eating habits, beard or facial hair, eye brows - uni-brow, eye color
Incorrect Guesses:Â shower, drink coffee, go to work, brush their teeth, exercise, listen to the radio, change their underwear, wash their hair, comb their hair, use the phone, check the weather, go on-line, blow dry their hair, look in the mirror, have coffee with breakfast
7 out of 10 women say any guy who calls himself a real man better be able to do this.Â What?
Incorrect Guesses:Â say they're sorry, laundry, cry, cook, remember important dates, clean the toilet, child birth, change diapers, send flowers, change a flat tire, put the toilet seat down, mow the grass, ask for directions, stop at the gas station before running out of gas, jump start the battery in the car.
Two-thirds of people will do this on vacation, but rarely when at home.
Incorrect Guesses:Â go swimming, sleep in, take pictures, drink alcohol, wear a bathing suit, wear different clothing than at home, stay out late at night, talk to strangers, get sick, bath/jacuzzi/hot tub, do crossword puzzles, have breakfast in bed, eat out
According to USA Today, 20% of us have done *this* at least once in our lives...what?Â Incorrect guesses: parachuting/skydiving, surfing, scuba diving, shoplifting, be a hero, voted for President, acted in a movie, done a scavenger hunt.Â The correct answer is played in a band!
10% of married couples briefly considered having their weddings here before changing their minds...incorrect guesses:Â outdoors, the Grand Canyon, Vegas, courthouse, their own backyard, a sporting venue, the beach, a destination.Â The correct answer iswhere they met!
The majority of Americans still believe this is the rudest, most disrespectful thing you can do.Â
Incorrect Guesses:Â swearing, spitting, talking with a mouthful, belching, streaking, not saying thank you, burning the flag, interrupting, telling someone to shut up, looking at your watch while some is talking to you, not holding a door for someone.
Recent survey says most men do THIS because they're bored.
Incorrect Guesses:Â watch tv, listen to the radio, mow the lawn, play video games, eat, drink, fiddle in the garage, sleep, play with the dog, fish, work out, surf the internet, work on a different project than assigned at work.
Incorrect Guesses:Â a sale, winter clothes are out, don't take credit cards, they're bag your own, no returns, they have self checkouts, have secret shoppers, have surveillance cameras, a security person may tail you, not open, special Thursday only sales, no tax on school supplies, Senior Day, pre Labor Day sale, school clearance sale, double coupons
Correct Answer:Â they have Christmas items for sale today, August 25th.Â Ho Ho Ho!
Almost a third of business travelers say they do this regularly when staying at a hotel.
Incorrect guesses:Â call home, watch pay per view, eat dinner out, jump up and down on the bed, steal towels, check the cleanliness of the bed sheets, order room service, use the exercise room, read the newspaper, sleep in the nude, call for a wakeup call, get ice from the ice machine, forget to set the alarm, set the coffee maker to brew for their wakeup, bring their own pillow, use the swimming pool
A recent survey claims this happens most often on Friday afternoon.Â What?
Incorrect Guesses:Â car accidents, go to the bank, pretend to be sick to get out of work early, get a car wash, traffic jams, run out of gas, car manufacturing mistakes, car jacking, filling up with gas, speeding ticket, buy a new car, have a flat tire, car breaks down.
More than half of married couples have argued after the husband said something about this...
Incorrect Guesses:Â her haircut, mother-in-law, how she looks in clothing, gaining weight, her driving skills, stealing the covers on the bed, his mother is better at..., shoes, spending habits, cooking, paying bills, going out with the guys
Correct Answer:Â a friend of hers being attractive.
Incorrect Answers:Â blue eyes, jaundice, born breech, colicky, lactose intolerant, born Cesarean, out-e belly button, asthma, extra toenail, born outside a hospital, blond hair, multiple birth -twin or triplet, born with teeth, born on July 28th, born on the same day
Fresco is perfect for me.Â They were voted most romantic restaurant.Â And I love my food.Â And I love Fresco's food.Â Madison's only rooftop dining experience, located upstairs from the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.Â So a perfect location.Â Â With perfect food.Â I love the professionalism at Fresco.Â Â Friendly, yet extremely professional.Â And the food is great.Â So perfect location.Â Perfect setting.Â Perfect, professional staff.Â Perfect food.Â Perfect.
You can sit outside.Â Or inside.Â Either way, same great food.Â With the taste of the summer season, from local farmers.Â With a fabulous presentation.
If you haven't been, go.Â And what a perfect way to experience Fresco.Â Restaurant week begins Sunday and runs for 6 nights.Â So for only $25 per person you get a great 3 course meal, with 3 great appetizer options, entree options, and dessert options.Â Â As they say, Put a Fork in it!Â I know I did.
Incorrect Answers:Â breaking a fingernail, husband wanting to make whoopee, a busy signal, other women, waiting in line, co-workers, men oogling, men's flatulence, gorgeous models in advertising, the boss, other drivers.
Correct Answer:Â what their friends post on facebook.
You're average if you do this about 5 times a week.
Incorrect Answers:Â take a nap, shave, go to the grocery store, shower, exercise, watch a movie, watch the news, go out to eat, rent a movie, eat popcorn or snacks while watching a movie, record a movie or a shower, go to a movie, buy a movie.
One quarter of pet owners have done this at least once.
Incorrect Answers:Â dress them up in clothes, covered up a mess in the house, take them on vacation, take them shopping, brush their teeth, obedience class, had professional pictures taken, thrown a Birthday party and invited other pets.
The most common time of the day for this event is 20 minutes after getting home from work.
Incorrect Answers:Â go to the bathroom, have a cocktail, eat something, naptime, playing with kids, check the mail, turn on the tv, walk the dog, change clothes, start dinner, work out, listen to WOLX, get on the internet, read the newspaper
Regardless of their parent's income or education levels, according to researchers at Cornell University, children who grow up with this, stayed in school longer and earner more money.Â Grew up with what?
Incorrect Answers:Â 2 parent household, pet, sibling, being read to, bank account, participated in sports, responsibility, religion, a positive attitude, discipline, stay at home parent, a computer, daily breakfast, both parents, they sing.
Incorrect Answers:Â wedding ring doesn't fit, they're trying to lose weight, it's their 2nd marriage, they're cheating, they're the bread winner, married their high school sweetheart, have no kids, use their maiden name, stayat home with kids and don't work, can't handle their alcohol, wedding dress doesn't fit, don't wear a ring.
One third of people do this when they're home alone.
Incorrect answers:Â binge eat, tap a nap, sing aloud, mow the lawn, give themselves a manicure, drink, read, walk around in the buff, take a bath, do a crossword puzzle, meditate, make phone calls to people they haven't talked to in a long time, surf the internet.
Thursday's Brain Strain (insert plug here about Listen at 7:30am)
Women are four times more likely to do THIS than men.
Incorrect answers we got:Â Cheating, Crying, Get a Facelift, Do the Grocery Shopping, Go on a Diet, Pay the Bills/WriteÂ the Checks, Say I'm Sorry, Do Laundry, Cook, Clip Coupons, Try on Clothes, Ask for Directions, Use a Credit card, Gossip, Bounce a Check.
It speaks volumes about the eloquence of documents when you consider that the Gettysburg Address is 269 words long.Â The Declaration of Independence - Â 1,337 words.Â The Holy Bible is 773 thousand words.Â The U.S. tax code began in 1913 with 11,400 words.Â Â Today?Â Try over 8 million words.Â And every time it changes, they don't eliminate any words, they just keep adding new ones.Â I guess we should consider ourselves lucky it isn't down to 7 words.Â How much did you make?Â Send it!
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Tis the season.Â Hockey playoffs are about to begin.Â Nothing changes at my house.Â I watch every game.Â But if the only time you watch the NHL is the playoffs, here we go.
Other t.v. news:Â The producers ofÂ "Dancing With The Stars" say they will not punish dancer Karina Smirnoff in any way for posing for Playboy.Â However, they did warn Kirstie Alley not to get any ideas.
Gotta be one of the most stunning eliminations in American Idol history, Pia Toscano was sent home last week.Â One theory:Â Young girls who do most of the voting didn't take to her.Â Or another:Â Viewers thought everyone was going to vote for her, so they voted for someone else.
Controversial?Â Pia is the fifth straight female to be eliminated.Â Why are males winning this show?
So since Idol Pia has reportedly already signed a recording contract.Â US Weekly magazine reports Jimmy Iovine's record company,Â Interscope,Â signed her after the show last week, and allegedly has top songwriters sending songs for a rush release album.Â She was on Jay Leno on Friday night, singing River Deep, Mountain High which she performed on the last week of Idol.
Today's the day.Â No matter which side of the aisle you're on.Â As I head out to vote in Wisconsin for the first time, I wonder how can voter turn out be small, with so much going on in our state right now.Â
Do it.Â Vote.Â And truly be a part of the process.
Ah, when hope springs eternal! The smell of the grass, the crack of the bat. It's Opening Day in the major leagues. The San Francisco Giants will try to defend their World Series title.
Â Â For years, the Cincinnati Reds always had the honor of playing the first and only game on opening day. The reason? They're the oldest team in baseball, starting back in 1860 as the Cincinnati Redlegs. In honor of that distinction, Major League Baseball had long set aside Opening Day just for the Reds.
Â Â In fact, some fans in Cincinnati have been buzzing over the idea of making opening day an official Cincinnati holiday.
Â Â Today, however, because it's a weekday, a whole slate of games are on tap, along with the Brewers at the Reds. Signs your baseball team isn't ready for the regular season:
Â Â --Your lead-off hitter is 8 months pregnant
Â Â --Every time pitcher throws ball, catcher screams, "Ow!"
Â Â --Outfielders distracted by big fluffy clouds that sometimes look like bunnies
Â Â --Best hitter refuses to work weekends
Â Â --Only time players demonstrate hustle is when they're being chased by steroid investigators
Â Â --Spirited locker room debates about how many strikes to an out
Â Â --Starters ask to be excused from fielding drills to watch "The View"
Â Â --Most promising rookie recently swallowed a rosin bag
Â Â --Team name contains words "Pittsburgh" and "Pirates" (hardÂ for me to write, I'm a lifelong Pirates fan - Go Buccos)
Â Â --Nobody can keep his mind on the game with that sexy Derek Jeter running around
Good luck to the Brewers today!Â And for sure now, here comes spring!!!
Today, the 30th, is Doctor's Day.Â So named because anesthetic was first used on this day in 1842.Â Insert joke here about me being there to witness that.Â Actually ether was first used as an anesthetic during a minor operation.Â So before that, what?Â all you got was a bullet to bite?Â I am old enough to have had ether, but that's all I'm admitting to.
A new study finds that the stereotype is true:Â Men don't go to the doctor unless there's something wrong.
It's a small sample, just 519 participants, but the national survey commissioned by Esquire magazine found that nearly half of all men 18 to 50 years old (45 percent) don't have a primary care physician. A third of men haven't had a check-up in over a year. More:
--70 percent have never had a prostate exam (early detection of any cancer there can save your life)
--40 percent of men in their 40s have never had their cholesterol tested
--39 percent said they could stand to lose 20 pounds or more
--58 percent say they think about the healthiness of what they eat but indulge sometimes; 21 percent say it hardly crosses their mind
--57 percent of men eat fast food one to three times a week; a third once a month or less; six percent, never; five percent eat it daily
--43 percent say they're sedentary, usually sitting while at work
--34 percent say they work out two to three times a week; 19Â percent say they never do; 19 percent work out daily.
Editor's note: Only time a guy starts talking medicine? When he needs Viagra.Â Ok, that's not true I just threw it in to see if you're still reading this.
FYI:Â Know what's stunning? ReadingÂ the online reader comments from the USA TodayÂ article. Here's a sample of some of the top comments:
--If you can, stay away from doctors. It's all in the way a man lives anyway. Not going for checkups. If a man gets himself outdoors enough, does a bit of exercise, maintains a halfway decent diet, he'll more or less be fine.
--I turned 65 last year and desided [sic] to get me a doctor. The first thing he said was in should get one of those butt probes. I think I'll wait another 65 years and see how I feel then.
--Went to the Doctor for regular checkup last summer, blood work, EKG, etc. After all the copays from all the different labs and stuff came in, it was over $500 out of pocket. I'd rather just wait till I'm sick.
Editor's note: Yeah, it'll beÂ much cheaper having a stroke instead of having that annual exam.
I'm calling for a check up right now!Â I know, I also need a check up, from the neck up!
5.9 million people participated in ESPN's NCAA Tournament predictions.Â 5.9 Million.Â Just 2 people predicted the 4 remaining.Â 2 people.Â One picked Butler.Â One picked VCU to win it all.Â So it could be that nobody correctly predicts a winner.Â How and 5.9 million people be so wrong?Â Maybe more people claim to be experts, but the 2 who remain 'in it' might have decided their picks with the help of a dartboard.Â Or they asked their dog.Â Or pick pretty colors.Â Who knows.
Can you correctly predict the winner of the WOLX National Championship?Â It's down to 4 and here's the 2 battles.Â The Beatles vs Billy Joel.Â No brainer.Â Â Or The Eagles vs Elton John.Â Just go to WOLX dot com and vote.
I still get goosebumps.Â Remembering the first time I saw Aretha in concert.Â Like a kid on Christmas eve, anxiously awaiting the evening.Â I'd been a long time fan.Â I was finally seeing her sing live.Â And she didn't disappoint.Â Â There was a time, back in the day, when I was in Detroit, and so was she because of her issues with flying, and she appeared in concerts lots.Â And I saw them all.Â She had her moments.Â Would she get upset on stage?Â Would she vocalize her displeasure with whatever she thought was wrong with the sound?Â Probably.Â But she never failed to deliver.Â Never failed to knock it out of the park.Â Her singing the song Angel, with her sister Carolyn, helped me think positively after a bad relationship, but enough about me.Â Aretha IS the Queen.
Today (the 25th) is Aretha's Birthday.Â With her recent weight loss, no matter how she did it, may cake be on the menu today.Â Happy Birthday, Queen.Â Long live the Queen.Â
Who wants the first piece?
Do you take this bride, to have and to hold -- and to eat?
The 5-foot dessert was served at a celebration after the couple renewed their wedding vows. It contained 200 eggs and 7.5 liters of amaretto, and weighed 400 pounds.
Originally they were going to also have a cake made to resemble the husband, who's name is Innocent, but they ran out of time.
Maybe he didn't look good as angel food.
And you talk about her not being able to fit into her wedding dress in the future? Eat some of that cake, and the future is now.
Scott Miller's #1 (a #1 song with a story) airs weekday mornings at 8:25.Â Fun feature I enjoy hosting.
This weekend is a #1 hits weekend.Â Â Songs that hit #1 on the chart.Â My kind of weekend.
Are you one of those that can remember where you were or what you were doing when songs came out?Â Or what the year was?Â Hats off if you even remember the season.
Songs that were at #1 this time of year, March 25th, 26th, and 27th!
1964 - She Loves You - The Beatles
1965 - Stop In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
1966 - The Ballad Of The Green Berets - Staff Sargent Barry Sadler
1967 - Happy Together - The Turtles
1968 - Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
1969 - Dizzy - Tommy Roe
1970 - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
1971 - Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
1972 - A Horse With No Name - America
1973 - Love Train - The O'Jays
1974 - Dark Lady - Cher
1975 - My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
1976 - December 1963 - The Four Seasons
1977 - Rich Girl - Hall & Oates
1978 - Night Fever - The Bee Gees
1979 - Tragedy - The Bee Gees
1980 - Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
1981 - Rapture - Blondie
1982 - I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
1983 - Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Just from that list, Isn't The Ballad Of The Green Berets one of the strangest #1 songs of the rock and roll era.Â It was just so different.Â Yet very, very moving.Â And so was the artist Staff Sargent Barry Sadler different.Â He wrote the song while recovering from an injury he received in Vietnam.Â But his personal story took a strange turn years after he hit #1.
The Supremes had 12 #1's in their career.Â No other female group came close.
The Beatles had 20 #1's.Â No other group came close.
Janis Joplin was already dead when Me & Bobby McGee went to #1.Â So was Otis Redding when he died in Madison.Â Note to self:Â I need to go and see the plaque that is on Lake Monona.
Blondie's Rapture was for many the first time they heard a rap song.
Frankie Vallie was at #1, exactly a year later, so was his group the Four Seasons.
Bee Gees were at #1 in consecutive years on this weekend too.
Many more stories all weekend long...and every morning at 8:25.Â Say it with me now, "Scott Miller's Number One"
Yesterday I had occasion to go to the D.M.V.Â Just the thought of going makes most sigh.Â But why?Â I think that the stereotype of the DMV being a big time hassle is just that, a stereotype.Â
I went to the location in West Madison, and was greeted by the person at the reception desk professionally and with a smile.Â I told her what I needed to do, she checked that I had the right forms and documents and then startedÂ me on step one of the process.
SheÂ sent me over to the desk where you get your picture taken and sign the electronic device that puts that signature on your driver's license.Â The worker there was handling a customer ahead of me that was not a happy camper.Â He had trouble with the signature pad, and was voicing his displeasure.Â But the DMV worker handled it calmly and professionally.Â Then when it was time for that guy to get his picture taken he was reluctant, telling the worker that if he didn't like his driver's license picture he was going to cut up his license and send it back.Â "Gee, buddy, you should see my driver's license picture".Â Again, the worker took care of things with the golden rule in mind.Â
OK on to the next counter.Â Getting my plates.Â And my car was coming back into the US from Canada, so not a typical process that the DMV handles every few minutes.Â But again, he handled it professionally and with the utmost courtesy.Â Within 30 minutes I was in and out.Â Driver's license.Â Wisconsin Title.Â License Plates.Â Smile on my face.Â
So maybe we need to drop the stereotype.Â And take customer service tips from the DMV!Â Did I just say that?
A man who was stabbed 4 years ago says police found the suspect but never recovered the knife...until now. The man was driving a cab when he was stabbed in the face in 2007. Cops caught the guy who did it a short time later. The suspect was carrying a knife handle - but the actual blade was missing.
4 years later, when the cabdriver went to the hospital with a headache, doctors took an X-ray. Sure enough, the blade was found lodged in his face.
Doctors were so amazed, they removed the knife for his face for free!!!!!
Here's the story: http://www.weirdasianews.com/2011/02/28/chinese-man-lives-blade-face-years/
Men's Health magazine is out with a list of the angriest cities in America, sorted and ranked by the number of aggravated assaults, number of people with high blood pressure, amount of time spent in rush-hour traffic and the number of anger management specialists per capita.
And the loser is? Detroit, MI. followed by Baltimore, MD; St. Petersurg, FL; Las Vegas, NV; and Newark, NJ.
And the least angriest? Burlington, VT; Lincoln, NE; Fargo, ND; Colorado Springs, CO; and MADISON!
Anyone get angry that Madison is #5 and not #1?
Talk about setting a good example. Not!
Police say a former president of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers has been arrested. Ready? For driving drunk!
According to the Gainesville Sun (Florida...of course), police pulled over the 48 year old woman after she allegedly veered across several lanes of traffic. Police say she had bloodshot and dilated eyes and smelled of booze. So she was given a breathalyzer test.
And records show she tested three times over the legal limit. The former MADD leader admitted to police that she had been drinking before driving.
Sad! Or is that SADD.
TO ALL MY INTELLIGENT FRIENDS:
This is only for my smart friends. I could not
figure it out. My first thought was wrong and I had to
look at the answer. See if you can figure out what these
seven words all have in common!
Are you peeking or have you already given up?
Give it another try....
Look at each word carefully. You'll kick yourself when you
discover the answer. This is so cool.....
No, it is not that they all have at least 2 double letters.
Let me know if you figured it out - I didn't!
Answer is below!
In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter,
place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word
backwards, it will be the same word. Did you figure it
out? No? If you tell more people and stump them as
well. Then, you'll feel better too.
One of those remember where you were moments in history. February 22nd, 1980 and the US Men's Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets at Lake Placid NY. Final score 4-3. That wasn't the Gold Medal game. But of course the US would go on to win the gold medal.
The amount of money spent in association with Valentine's Day. America will spend $15.7 billion this year, up a healthy 11% from last year. The average consumer shells out $116.21 for merchandise. And the average 25-34 year old is the biggest spender, spending $190.
The holiday is expected to generate $3.5 billion in jewelry sales, $3.4 billion in dining out, $1.7 billion on flowers, $1.6 billion on clothing, $1.5 billion on candy, and $1.1 billion on greeting cards. The National Retail Federation reports cards continue to be the main way people express their love, 52% buy one, making Valentine's Day the 2nd biggest card giving day of the year.
Pretty cynical for a guy in a red sweater today!
And the #1 answer in Woman's Day magazine when they asked "What do you want most this Valentine's Day?", was a hand written love letter!
Roses are red, Violets are blue,
What would I ever do, without you!
What a year for football! I show up in town, and The Badgers get on fire and go to the Rose Bowl. Wrong result, but an incredible accomplishment.
And now the Packers!
I'm getting emails from Packer fans around the country. Cool. Where's that picture of me wearing the cheese?
I'm on the bandwagon, and am so proud of the Packers! What a thrilling experience.
Now I need a nap....
But not before congratulating the team, and the great fans!
Before you try pinning the medal on my chest, hanging the blue ribbon around my neck, it's only about a mile.Â And it was sort of planned.Â And I love to walk.Â But, when the storm started the evening before, and the wind was blowing and the snow was drifting, I figured I'd have an issue getting out of the garage and getting the less than 100 yards to a main drag.Â The main drag was plowed when I left home, on foot, at 4:30 yesterday morning.Â But when I went to the underground parking garage, there was some snow inside the door!Â Not a good sign.Â That door had 4 foot snow drifts against it.Â No way would my car get thru that.Â Â I knew I should have bought that jet powered engine option.Â Anyway, I went to the other underground garage door.Â That one had 6 foot drifts.Â So like a Fats Domino song, I'm Waddling.Â
It was invigorating.Â Refreshing.Â Thankfully the wind was at my back.Â And the only vehicles I encountered as I walked along the side of the street were snowplows.Â Â Salute toÂ those guys.Â If I had SuperBowl tickets for you, I'd gladly give them toÂ you.Â Yeah, I know, easy to say when you don't have them.Â I'm getting sidetracked.Â Imagine that.Â Back to that feeling, when the visual is pristine, and there's nobody around.Â Aah, everything is alright.Â The wind is at my back.
It's Over.Â Restuarant week is what I mean.Â Sad to see it end.Â Glad to see it end.Â It's wonderful to get to experience restaurants, at a fixed price, and with a 'special' menu.Â It's also great to eat at home again.Â On Friday night, the last night of Restaurant Week, we went to The Eldorado Grill.Â Tex Mex, Southwestern, and good.Â The whole week was enjoyable.
This coming week, I'll be eating at my own dining room table.Â And for that I'm grateful.Â Ah, the advantages of being married to a professional chef.
I guess itâs part of being in Wisconsin.Â Restaurant Week in Madison.Â Dinner Thursday night at Ocean Grill on Martin Luther King Blvd.Â And my first course was the beer cheese bisque.Â Bet you canât get that in many other states.Â And if you can, my bottom dollar says itâs not as delicious as the beer cheese bisque I had at the Ocean Grill.Â With crispy shallots, blue cheese and parsley.Â
If you havenât been to Ocean Grill, the setting is romantic, and modern, yet elegant.Â The service good.Â We had a wonderful evening.Â
One more restaurant tonight.Â
Then I absolutely, positively need to get on that treadmill.Â
Lunch at Johnny Delmonicoâs Wednesday.Â Is this Wednesday.Â Itâs a blur.Â My kind of blur.Â A restaurant week food blur.Â
Since Iâm new to Madison, and work and live in the far west district, going downtown is still a great experience for me.Â I love the look of the capitol.Â And love the help it gives me with directions, just by sitting there so proudly.Â Park the car.Â Walk the couple of blocks.Â And settle into another great lunch.Â If you go for lunch, and Kerry is your waitperson, youâre in for a fun experience.Â Look up personable in the dictionary, and thatâs him.Â Food was as good as expected, and I looked around the full restaurant and wondered what all the patrons do for a living.Â I didnât notice any famous politicians, but I bet some major issues have been discussed within those walls.
Speaking of the capitol, after lunch, Lisa and I did something weâd never done before.Â No not over tip the waiter.Â We dropped into the capitol.Â Just in time to join the 1 oâclock tour.Â Wow.Â What a pleasant surprise.Â Thatâs the job I want.Â Tour guide at the capitol.Â Everyone should take the tour.Â And when youâre led into the Governorâs conference room, sit at the head of the table.Â Thatâs where I sat, and thatâs where the Governor sits during meetings in that room.Â Scott Walker.Â Scott Miller.Â Not that big of a stretch.Â Ok, maybe it is.Â
Back to Delmonicoâs.Â Great restaurant week menu, and weâll go back.Â And to the capitol too!
Restaurant week continues, and Iâm loving it.Â Iâm a foodie.Â Love trying new places and new things.Â And since Iâm so new to Madison, this is ideal timing for me to get to know new restaurants.Â Thanks for making it this week.Â
Iâm trying to get to a restaurant each day for dinner or lunch, and so far Iâm batting a thousand.
Lunch Tuesday was at Bluephies.Â Iâm sure youâve been there and noticed the t-shirts the waitresses wear.Â The back says Uniform.Â Front where a name would go says I work here.Â Not to get Seinfeldesque but why does a waitperson introduce themselves.Â Do you remember their names once youâve left the restaurant?Â The only way I could conger up a name is if I needed the Heimlich manoeuvre performed.Â I just want friendly, knowledgeable people to answer my questions and bring me my lunch.Â Do I sound grumpy?Â
Bluephies was great.Â Fun and filling.Â Actually more than filling, as I had to take my desert home for later.Â The chef must have been thinking of me when he came up with the item thatâs shaped like a hockey puck, but itâs chocolate.Â He scores!
Don McLean sang about it in American Pie.Â The Day the Music Died.Â February 3rd, 1959.Â Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper all died in a small plane crash in Iowa.Â The tour they were on was called The Winter Dance Party.Â
For my money, this music sounds great.Â Talk about the test of time.Â A fun era of music, whether it's your era or not.Â
This Saturday night at 8pm, at the Barrymore Theatre, Express Productions presents The Day The Music Died.Â Featuring Mark Shurilla and The Greatest Hits.Â The music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper plus Johnny Cash, Elvis and the female stars of the 50's and 60's.Â A great night of entertainment that I hope you'll attend.Â Lucky me, I get to be the emcee.
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Just returned from An Ecumenical Worship celebrating the Life, ministry, and Vision of Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr at Mt Zion Baptist Church.Â Thanks to allÂ church members for your kindness and for letting me share in the event.
Let's remember the words of Martin Luther King, Jr and celebrate and participate in the dream.Â May you find the attached song as moving as I do.
I didn't relate this story on the air just in case someone listening was eating breakfast.
It's a story about a woman who thought she found a human eye in a package of sliced watermelon.
There is nothing worse when watching what you eat, than to have what you eat, watching you!!!
TORONTO - A Toronto mother says she was horrified and watched her young daughter closely for any signs of sickness after finding an "eyeball" in a package of sliced watermelon.
Carly Jones spotted the gruesome-looking object on Monday while preparing a snack for her 14-month-old daughter.
"I was going to slice up some watermelon for my daughter, what we thought was a seed slipped out from underneath one of the watermelon slices and revealed itself as ... an eyeball," Jones said.
The family had already eaten about half of the contents of the package.
The concerned mom posted pictures of the "eyeball" on a blog called What the Beans? that she writes under the name Carlyjay.
Jones said she took the package back to the store immediately, and after "visibly recoiling from the eyeball," which Jones described as having a "cornea and an iris," the manager on duty offered her a $25 gift card.
"At that point they actually thought it was an eye ... they went around and looked in their butcher section," Jones said.
"According to the customer service girl, the manager at the time said that he thought it looked like a human eye."
Jones also went to a message board asking what kind of eye she had found.
"I pretty much wanted to vomit in every corner of the house," she said in the post describing her find.
Replies ranged from suggestions of seeds and beans to a guess that it was a "roach egg case."
"Big blueberry, split by a knife/cutter, and worse for wear after sitting around for a while," another poster replied.
While the mystery object would indeed turn out to be a blueberry, Jones called police on the advice of friends who also said it looked like an eye.
"The police came to my house today while I was at work and spoke to my husband about it," she said Tuesday evening.
"The police took it to a doctor who said it was not an eye," she added.
"They didn't do any tests ... they just eyeballed it."
Their best guess was that it was a piece of decomposing fruit, she said.
A spokeswoman for the store where the fruit was purchased said it had been identified as a dried-up blueberry.
"This is both incredibly relieving and terribly embarrassing," Jones said, who added watermelon is now off the menu in her household.
"I don't think I'll be eating it for a long time."Â
I normally am pretty easy going, and roll with the punches in most cases. (Yeah, right, she says as she looks over my shoulder as I write this) But today I had occasion to return a defective item to a store. And I know the holidays are over, and the stores are pretty quiet compared to last month, and maybe employees are burned out from what they have to go through in December, but the Customer Service clerk at the store I had to return the item to (because it was broken as it came out of the packaging, certainly nothing I did), could not have shown any less interest in fixing the situation, and sending me on my way with a good feeling. I had to explain to him what I wanted to do. Return the item. Purchase a different brand of the same item. He never once suggested an apology "Gee sorry the item was not up to par" "Hope the new one you bought works out for you" "Thanks for shopping here" "Have a nice day". Nothing. Never smiled. Never made eye contact. Never gave me a hint that he should be the stores Customer Service Clerk. I guess though I shouldn't complain. Although he seemed to be on the verge of yawning, he didn't. And his co-worker who was at the check out register at the entry and exit to the store was too busy texting to acknowledge my presence.Â
Purpose of me reporting this to you? I hope when you have any contact with me and the radio station, where I'm proud to work, that you have a good feeling. Whether it's simply listening, or reading a blog, or entering an online contest, or emailing, or calling in to play The Brain Strain or for a request, I hope you feel that my customer service was up to your standards.
Ted Williams, the homeless man with a golden voice, who has become an overnight sensation across the country, was detained by Los Angeles police officers Monday night following an argument with his daughter. The dispute, which reportedly took place over money, went down at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood. A hotel employee called authorities due to excessivly loud shouting between Williams and his daughter. It may have started with this exchange on the Dr. Phil Show seen above. Both were taken to the police station, released without booking, and no charges were pressed.
Williams has received numerous job offers since he was discovered on the streets of Ohio from a YouTube posting this month. He has a long arrest record, but Americans have been transfixed by a man who says God has given him a second chance.
Williams and his daughter were at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles where they were staying for their appearance on the âDr. Philâ show, previewed above. Williams reunited with his ex-wife Patricia and five of his nine children on âDr. Philâ in a two-part episode that airs Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to The Smoking Gun, the 53-year-old overnight sensation has a rap sheet that spans more than 20 years, with charges including theft, robbery, escape, forgery, and drug possession.
When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the pre-Christmas pressure.Â
Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found thatÂ two of them were about to give birth and threeÂ others had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where.
Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground, and all the toys were scattered.
Now beginning to lose it, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a righteous shot of rum. But when he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and all the liquor as well.
In his absoluteÂ frustration, he then accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor and whenÂ he went to get the broomÂ he found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.Â
Just then the doorbell rang, and a reallyÂ irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and thereÂ stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.
The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas,Â Santa! Â Isn't this a lovely day? Â I have a beautiful tree for you. Â Where would you like me toÂ put it?'Â
And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.
Did you make New Year's Resolutions?Â If you did, how are you doing?Â Four out of Five people who make resolutions break them.Â Less than a third of people make it until the end of January.Â Maybe we're not being realistic when we make big bold predictions.Â To effect change, goals have to be achievable.Â The most popular resolution is to lose weight (actually the most popular resolution is to not make resoluions), and I read a recent survey that concluded we're pretty clueless about what we put into our bodies.Â While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 68% of us are overweight or obese, only 1 in 10 of us think we have an unhealthy diet.Â Pretty revealing info about us I think.
Here's a New Year Resolution that I'll make and keep.Â To listen to a brand new feature that begins this weekend on WOLX.Â It's called Scott Miller's Top 9 @ 9.Â It's a replay of the songs from a day in music history.Â It'll air every Saturday morning at 9 am, and this Saturday it's January 8th, and the year featured will be 1974.Â The Top 9 songs from the chart, counted down, by me.Â I'll be just like Casey Kasem.Â
Â Hope you'll listen, and I also hope you'll let me know what you think.Â What year I should feature.Â Input is always welcomed.
And resolutions or not, Happy New Year and thanks for listening!
Ask anyone with any connection to radio.Â No matter what they look like, people always say "you don't look anything like I pictured".
Here's proof!Â Check out this ex radio guy, trying to get back in, from a Columbus street corner.
I am having a hard time with this.Â Call me a cynic, but I smell a scam!Â On the streets on Monday.Â A Hollywood agent on Wednesday.Â And work from the NFL on Thursday.Â That's a major, major voice over gig.Â Sorry, best of luck to Ted Williams, but something just doesn't feel right to me.