They never let me anywhere near the studios but I'm sure I'd have the best "one hour - all request hour" if they did!
I've got a phone that sometimes works and an email account that I can't remember. Best way to reach me - just COMMENT below. Thanks!
Hi! I'm Mike The Web Guy. My boss told me that I should start one of these blogs, even though I'm not "on the radio." After being told that it was a "good idea," I figured, "why not?" I could always use another thing to do. Things about me... I'm a HUGE San Diego Chargers Fan (Any SoCal Locals who want to get together for a game - COMMENT back at me and let's HOOK IT UP). I live in Clifton Park. I'm all about APPLE (sorry PC people). I have a woman who lives upstairs in my house who is related to me by marriage. We have two kids who pretty much run our social life.
While the "unofficial" start to summer is still about three weekends away, I somehow managed to get a sunburn this weekend while watching my kids' games. And this burn is in the weirdest possible place: the top of my elbow. Hmm. I'm thinking it was the way I was holding the book I was reading?
Care to share your weirdest sunburn story?
No, this is not a new iPhone case. This is a Premie diaper. While you think of the little person who would be born so small they could fit in your hand, join me by picking up your phone and donating to the Cares for Kids Radiothon to benefit the Children's Hospital at Albany Med - now! Call 1-877-810-5437 (KIDS).
We learned at a very young age that you dial "911" in case of an emergency. Sure, there's the old joke, "what's the number for '911?'" As a kid, you probably had that one friend who prank called 911 and got the scare of their life.
I totally respect 911 operators. If you ever get the chance to visit an Emergency Call Center, go. It's like the deck of the Star Trek Enterprise crossed with the intensity of the set from the show "24." The operators are completely committed to helping an are intensely trained to help us in every possible emergency.
That's why when I read the line, "The defendant admitted to calling 911 because he 'wanted Kool-Aid, burgers and drugs to be delivered to him,'" I shake my head. A St. Petersburg man spent some time in jail last week and was fined $150 for calling 911 approximately 80 times in ONE DAY, to use 911 as he personal delivery service.
If you ask me, one day in jail and a $150 isn't enough.
When I saw the forecast calling for 70 degrees for the Capital Region today, I immediately hugged my iPad. While sitting at my desk wearing a short sleeve shirt, making plans to have lunch outside today, I stumbled upon this TV commercial for some Icelandic clothing company.
Bye, bye winter blues!
Remember how special you felt when you opened your lunch box in grade school to discover a note left inside from your Mom? Mom's are amazing like that. Earlier this year, I shared a blog from a Dad who draws on his sons's lunch bag, making his lunch from home the coolest in school. Not to be outdone, check out what this Mom does for her kids'…
photo credit: ninalevy
Nina Levy draws on the napkins of her 9-year-old and 5-year-old sons everyday. Along with the drawing, she includes a little love note from Mom.
You want to feel old today? Answer this question: when was the last time you bought a CD? Okay, how about a cassette tape? Now try a record? I'd ask about 8 tracks but then we're just getting silly!
Ten years ago this Sunday, April 28, 2003, Apple launched the iTunes Store which effectively changed the way we buy music. We no longer headed to the "record store" to throw down our hard earned cash for an album - now with just a click we purchase songs with our credit card and the music downloaded to our computer, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
I remember when iTunes first opened, music enthusiasts question the concept of "digital music." Think about it, you just bought something you can't "touch." Here's how iTunes changed how we bought music, remember Strawberries in Clifton Park? It was a record store, now it's a pizza place. I'm sure you can relate to your music store in town that's probably serving something else besides the latest hits.
I was looking through my iTunes library today, recalling the early purchases of songs, and the multiple computers and devices that have played that music on my account. My iTunes catalog has survived two kids, three moves, and ten years of wear and tear without skipping or being lost.
The days of stumbling upon your parents record collection are over. Kids today can discover old music with a click of the mouse thanks to Home Sharing. I can "share" my songs with my ten-year-old daughter and teach her what "good music" is while she's listening in her bedroom and I'm outside mowing the yard. Ah, technology, it's a good thing!
Do you get nervous when you use cash at the register and they have to take out the special highlighter pen to check if it's real? I hate that feeling. We can't really blame cashiers, our money keeps changing. The next bill to get a facelift is the $100 bill.
The Federal Reserve released a statement yesterday (04/24) that the new $100 bill will have more advanced security features to stay ahead of counterfeiters. The design changes will have a three dimensional security ribbon, alternating images of bells, and the number 100 that moves and changes when you move the bill. They're also making the "100" larger, not that we needed any help distinguishing our BIG bills from the one's in our wallet.
Oh, the best part… the new $100 will be released in October. Trick or treat!
Is that the first question you ask yourself before you bite into a yummy, delicious, treat? Just seeing a box of fresh donuts sitting in the break room today had me doing the math in my head… 1 donut = 275 calories. 20 minutes on the treadmill = 415 calories. Okay, I can eat one and still have some calories to spare today.
Thankfully, in New York, we get the amount of calories loaded in fast food right there on the menu or next to the price of the item. One trip the bakery counter and you'll have to ask if that's the calorie count or the actual price of the treat. More than once I've had to follow up their answer with, "not thanks, I'll just get a large coffee with (wait for it) skim milk."
I was thinking the other day while sitting at the drive thru waiting for my coffee, instead of having the calorie count on the menu, why not just do the "workout math" for us? Would that make it more likely for those of us trying to stay on our diet track to still have the occasional indulgence? Apparently, much higher thinkers have considered the same question.
Aaron Carroll, "The Incidental Economist" has always been skeptical about menu labeling, arguing that while it helps guide our food choices it does little to work on the health aspect. He conducted a study that examined the effect of adding the amount of physical activity on labels instead of the calorie count. You can read his findings here…
I tend to agree with Aaron's research, if I knew how much I had to work off what I was going to eat, I'd probably still order the item, only to eat less of it!
I'm not a fan of using that word to describe things but it's completely appropriate to describe this video. When women complain that they can't "find a man," I always wonder HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!? You're a woman. Men like women. There HAS to be a guy for you!
My advice: if you do decide to "knit your own boyfriend," you better hide him when a real man comes to visit.