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Posts from May 2014

Cat People vs Dog People (they're different), Spelling Bee, Perfection could be

6:15 Science Finds Dog People and Cat People are Different (May 29, 2014)

Are you a cat person or a dog person? New research finds that there are actually big differences between the two types of people. To find this, researchers surveyed 600 people. They found that cat lovers tended to be more open-minded, sensitive and non-conformist than the dog-lovers. Dog people were found to be more outgoing and inclined to follow rules. Researchers say that the requirements for caring for the respective creatures may play a role, as dogs need walks out in public and cats will allow one curl up with a book inside. About 60% of people said they were dog people, 11% identified as cat people, and the rest said they were both or neither. (Newser)


6:30 Did you hear about the two spelling bee kids? For the first time in 52 years, there were two winners and two words of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. I'm pretty sure I'd NOT know either of the two words or how to spell them!

6:45 I gave away tickets to the successful and long running Shenandoah Summer Music Theater's production of Man of La Mancha (Runs June 11-June 22). If you didn't win tickets go here to find out about the show and buy tickets:

7:15- Are you a perfectionist? I'm not...or maybe I am and I don't want to admit. But anyways....


The pursuit of perfection might be bad for your health.  Experts say perfectionists may be at increased risk of a number of health problems, including insomnia and heart disease.  In fact, some scientists say perfectionism should be considered a risk factor for illness just like smoking and obesity!  An estimated two out of five people display perfectionist behavior, which can begin as early as age four.  This obsession with perfection can cause stress and anxiety- which are only exacerbated by social media and our tendency to compare ourselves to others.  Just remember: nobody’s perfect, so why try so hard?

8:15 Soooo. This is no fun. The largest measles outbreak since 1994 is happening right now! Not to be an alarmist or anything but. Yup, it’s back.

8:45- Friday Toy Memory: Reading Rainbow...which is coming back, by the way! LeVar Burton thinks that reading is STILL fundamental and wants to get kids on board for reading. He's launched a kickstarter program to get the show back on the air that was on the air from 1983-2005. Guess what? He surpassed his $1 million goal the first day, and has now passed $2 million in donations! Read more here:  and here

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Pinterest posts days of the week, Poignant Facebook post, Would you Rent-a-Gen

6:15 Are you on the social bulletin board site “Pinterest”? Yeah, well, it's addictive. The fact is, people tend to post things in a predictable manner each day of the week. Does this sound familiar?

1. Monday: fitness
2. Tuesday: gadgets-tech
3. Wednesday: inspirational quotes
4. Thursday: fashion
5. Friday: humor
6. Saturday: travel
7. Sunday: food and craft ideas

People pin similar things on certain days of the week

By the by, we have one for the station. Follow us!


6:45 My friend was in traffic, saw this scene and posted this on Facebook a bit later. It made me tear up. It's true.

Sitting in traffic and I notice the people in the car behind me. The teenage girl in the passenger seat has headphones on and is looking out her window. In the driver's seat is who I can only assume is her father. He looks over at her, can only see the back of her head, and stares back at my car. I've been putting up with starring at this disappointing bulls#$% for ten minutes now. Take your headphones off, girl. Talk to your dad. Before you go to college. Before his hair turns grey. Before he's dead. Life is too short to be plugged in all the time. Communicate with those who you love more. Take every opportunity you get. I need to take this advice more too, and when I catch myself acting as this curly haired, headband wearing teen I will imagine the sadness I can plainly see on her dad's face and know I don't ever want to create that feeling in anyone I care about. Ever.”

--From my friend Bethanie.

7:15 Tell me you wouldn't do it if you had some extra cash lying around. is the site You can rent a platonic date from a catalog of carefully curated hot/talented/smart men. It's pricey though $200/hour. I'd do it!  Here's the story and the attached video is cute too!


8:15 ArtSHIP Festival will be back this year for it's 7th year of fun. Check out this beer, wine, art, and music festival. There will even be a 10K that's associated with the event. All to be held Saturday, May 31st from 12pm-5pm on the campus of Shippensburg Universtity. Find out more by going to .

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What can you eat in one sitting?, North Mountain Arts Festival, What would you

6:15 Asked a question to which I received NO responses.

What food is it that you can eat in one sitting”? I gave the example of eating a lot of pringles in a day.



North Mountain Arts Festival held annually  the first Saturday in June at 201 North Mary Street,
Hedgesville, WV  25427.

Located in Historic Hedgesville, West Virginia.  WhisperWood, owned by Judy Jeffares, Board member of the Heritage Craft Center represents  local and regional artists.  Featuring, pottery, weaving, wood turning,  photography, painting, jewelry, fabric art, stained glass, fused glass, dichroic glass, quilts, wall hangings, greeting cards, hand carved eggs and  many more unique
treasures discovered by Judy with her years of experience.   All are beautifully displayed for your pleasure.

For information on Mud in Your "I" please go to: or call

304 754 5727


7:15 People Would Risk Their Necks to Get Back a Stolen Phone

Would you put yourself in physical danger to get back a stolen cellphone?

Incredibly, nearly 7 in 10 would do just that, according to a survey by Lookout, a mobile security company.

Phone theft is on the rise all across the U.S. with ten percent of Americans claiming that they've had their device swiped.

Generally speaking, many people admit that it's their own fault it happened with 44 percent saying that they just simply left their phones behind in a public setting where anyone could come along and scoop them up.

However, it's not so much losing the gadget that upsets victims of theft but the personal data that's in them like photos and bank information.

A majority of respondents to the Lookout survey said they would pay $500 to retrieve that data, regardless of whether they get their phone returned.


How far have you gone to retrieve your cell phone?

Rona's story=====> One time, I went to see a band at a club and afterward, I was taking pictures of them on my phone. I was so excited to take the pics with the band, I left the phone at the merch table. I had to drive back to DC to go get the phone (which I had gotten about 2 weeks before...ugh!)


8:15- So ...this means I don't have an excuse to eat that ENTIRE can of Pringles then?...


Is Comfort Food Really All That Comforting? As much as we love food and comfort, it’s comfort food that helps us through times of sadness or stress.

However, Heather Scherschel Wagner, a doctorate candidate at the University of Minnesota, says the idea that a pint of Cherry Garcia is just the antidote to make us happy again may be a lot of bunk.

To prove her point, Wagner had participants pick favorite comfort foods like chocolate, cookies or ice cream, along with a food they enjoyed although not necessarily one that would boost their mood, such as a granola bar.

The participants later watched a short video intended to make the viewer angry, fearful and sad. They rated their feelings after watching the video, which put them in bad mood, and then ate a comfort food, a granola bar or were given nothing to eat.

Three minutes later, the mood of the participants brightened -- in all cases. Wagner and her team were surprised but the bottom line was food didn't necessarily affect their moods, adding, "Basically, comfort food can't speed up that healing process."

The finding is important, according to Wagner, because people may be eating unhealthy foods to excess when they don't have to.

Even so, the researcher and her team want to conduct a different study to see if comfort food might provide solace when people experience stress in social settings. 

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Weekend recap, Sued for online review?, Cost of having a baby, 15 Worst Snack fo

6:15- I recapped my weekend. Play rehearsal, I did go to the Irish Festival etc. Then I proceeded to oversleep this morning. ha! What did y'all do? Write me


6:45 Can You Be Sued For Your Online Review Of A Hotel? (May 26, 2014)

A hotel in Lincoln City, Oregon is suing a guest who posted a negative review on the popular travel site, The Ashley Inn has filed a $74,500 defamation lawsuit against a purported guest who posted a scathing review under the name, "12Kelly." According to 12Kelly, the rooms and breakfast are nasty, the owner smokes weed, and various members of the housekeeping staff are either high or drunk. 12Kelly even claimed that the front desk receptionist was having phone sex. 

  • The lawsuit says the reviewer ""made the statements deliberately, maliciously, and willfully with the specific intent to cause damage to the character and reputation" of the hotel. (Newser)

A hotel is suing a guest for writing a poor review of their stay online. Can that be done?! (via @newser)



I have a friend that just told all her friends that she's pregnant. Well one of our mutual friends that had a baby in December gave her some pieces of advice. She was telling her that there are lots of little hidden costs that you don't think about. Then I happened to come across an article about a few days later. Here are some of the things that my friend said and what were also in the article:

8 New-Baby Costs These Parents Didn't See Coming

1. The cost of convenience.  didn't expect that he would lose his inclination to comparison shop after his son's birth last July. "I like to consider myself a savvy shopper, and I always try to find the best price. But when you're sleep deprived and have a crying baby at home, you just buy whatever it is you need at the most convenient place," he explains. "Most times, the closest place doesn't have the lowest price, but it's not worth it to comparison shop when you're short on time."

2. Bottles. A few bottles aren't so expensive — but what about when you have to buy every kind? "No one really talks about it, but sometimes babies refuse to drink from the bottle,"

4. Outfits. Babies grow fast — and sometimes, too fast for their clothes. 

5. The hospital goody bag. Even though he always considered himself a planner, John Schmoll of Sprout Wealth was still taken aback by his wife's hospital bill after delivering their first child. " "When we reviewed the itemized bill, however, I was surprised to see that the 'take home bag' filled with diapers, wipes, pacifiers, and other newborn goodies, wasn't complimentary. It came at a pretty steep cost."

and so many more. Read the rest here: :

8:15 Tryna lose some lb's? These are some snacks you should avoid...really from Prevention magazine. 15 Worst Snack Foods (some of these were pretty surprising. Killjoys).


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Scientific ways to be happy, Prime graduation seating at a cost, Unusual uses fo

6:15 HOW TO GET HAPPY, SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:According to author and University of North Carolina researcher Barbara Fredrickson …

Prioritize Uplift – You know what makes you feel good: Working out, calling a friend who’s super-positive, engaging in a hobby. Think of these as nutrients and make sure you get them.

Know the Difference Between Pleasure & Happiness – Eating a chocolate cake may give you pleasure, but it’s not especially meaningful. On the other hand, making a chocolate cake for your best friend = happiness.

Learn What Won’t Make You Happy – Getting a promotion or a fancy new handbag or even a lottery ticket windfall won’t really have the affect on your happiness you might think. Positivity is more of a personal, internal thing.

Reflect on Your Connections – Take a few minutes during the day to think about the interactions you’ve had with others. The simple act of remembering will help increase positive emotions.

Get Outside – To elevate your mood you should spend at least 20 minutes outdoors, hopefully in pleasant weather. And no, looking out a window doesn’t cut it.–For the full article go to:


6:45- You mean to tell me, that graduation seating is now at a premium? A High School Is Charging For Prime Seats At Graduation (May 22, 2014)

 Graduating from high school is a huge milestone, but would you pay to get a prime seat at your kid's graduation ceremony? Manatee High School in Florida is charging students $20 to graduate, and observers $13 per "prime" seat in the school's stadium. This equates to about $200 per row of seats. The school reportedly is looking for ways to defray the cost of the ceremony, and the loved ones of graduates are buying in, apparently the ten best rows sold out in four hours. (Newser)


7:15 Unusual-Uses-for-Cheap Vodka

I knew about spritzing clothes with vodka but there are some really good ones here.


Lollyphile, the outside-the-lines company that created ‘Bleu Cheese’, ‘Sriracha Bacon’, and ‘Breast Milk’ lollipops, has now developed not one but 3 different suckers that taste like … beer. The hoppy candy is available in ‘India Pale Ale’, ‘Stout’ and ‘Lager’ flavors. The company is touting its new creation as “The King of Lollipops! A real banquet lollipop! An All-American slam-dunk barbecue apple pie bada-lollipop!” (A lot of people suck at driving but will it be legal to suck one of these and drive?)
– “New York Daily News”

Would you try a Wine lollipop? Or maybe a Maple Bacon? Blue Cheese? If so, you're adventurous and you should check out Lollyphile.

8:45 Friday Toy Memory: In honor of the unofficial start to summer. Sun-In. This product was uh, the height of 80's brilliance. I tried to use it once when I was in summer camp. I put it on my jheri curl and was swimming a lot and ended up turning patches of my hair green!


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Adventures in Lady Bonding, Can you get electrocuted in the shower?, Unusual Use

6:15 Adventures in Lady Bonding! 

Girls, you know at least one of these things has happened to you OR when you were around. Be honest! It's how we bond with other women we don't even know.

  • When there’s no toilet paper in your stall and you need to rely on a stranger in the women’s room to get you TP.

  • When you notice toilet paper stuck on the bottom of another woman’s shoe and let her know. (Rona's addition to this: you do that little dance where you try to get the tp off her shoe, then your shoe, then her shoe ha!)

  • When you meet a woman who works or worked with someone you can’t stand, and you bond over how terrible they are.

  • When you witness dudes being jerks or mansplaining and share an eyeroll moment.

  • When you lend a woman your Chapstick or blush or deodorant in a moment of desperation.

  • When you’re both putting on makeup in a bathroom and share tips on contouring or eyeliner application.

  • When you’re in that bathroom at a bar on New Year’s Eve and a girl is freaking out because the zipper on her skirt is broken and you fashion a makeshift device with bobby pins to “fix it.”

  • When you ask a stranger for a tampon or when you provide a stranger with a tampon.

  • When your purse falls on the ground and shit flies everywhere and a very understanding lady helps you pick it up.

  • When you help a lady avoid an embarrassing moment by kindly letting her know there’s something in her teeth, or that her skirt is tucked into her tights.

  • When a woman fixes your bra strap because it was peeking out, or pulls up your shirt for you when it’s too low in the back and your strapless bra is showing.

  • Or tells you your zipper is down.

6:45 There was a really strong thunderstorm passing through this morning when I was getting ready. For some strange reason, I though to myself, is it possible that I might get electrocuted? I really had a small moment of panic and recalled my mom telling me NOT to get on the phone or use the shower when it was lightening outside. So here I turn off the water and decide to see if that's any old wives tale or not. According to this article in the NY Times from 2006, it's possible but very unlikely! Whew. Read it all here:


7:15 Unusual uses week continues: Today, my favorite condiment MUSTARD!!!!

8:15 For all you fans of the movie Frozen: Disney has announced plans for Frozen on Ice to launch in September for a nationwide tour. The show will include a cast of 39 skaters and will require nine tractor-trailers to move from city to city. According to the New York Times, viewers can expect a blizzard created by 20 snow machines, a stage inspired by a six-sided snowflake and towering video projection panels that, among other things, would simulate the movie's jagged North Mountains." The tour will begin in Orlando, Florida. 


Katy Perry on Display in the National portrait gallery:

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New words added by Merriam Webster, Bummer- No benefit to Wine & Chocolate, Unu

6:15 Ah, the new words that we are using these days. Merriam Webster has gotten into it too. Now, we see them add to their collegiate dictionary.

Merriam-Webster Adds 'Tweep', 'Selfie', 'Hashtag' And More To Dictionary (May 20, 2014)

Here's a selection of the 150 words Merriam-Webster added to its collegiate dictionary, along with the earliest mention of each word and the definition. The dictionary is now available now in print and online at

Auto-Tune (v., 2003): to adjust or alter (a recording of a voice) with Auto-Tune software or other audio-editing software esp. to correct sung notes that are out of tune

baby bump (n., 2003): the enlarged abdomen of a pregnant woman

big data (n., 1980): an accumulation of data that is too large and complex for processing by traditional database management tools

brilliant (adj., new sense): British: very good, excellent

cap-and-trade (adj.,1995): relating to or being a system that caps the amount of carbon emissions a given company may produce but allows it to buy rights to produce additional emissions from a company that does not use the equivalent amount of its own allowance

catfish (n., new sense): a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes

crowdfunding (n., 2006): the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people esp. from the online community

digital divide (n., 1996): the economic, educational, and social inequalities between those who have computers and online access and those who do not

dubstep (n., 2002): a type of electronic dance music having prominent bass lines and syncopated drum patterns

e-waste (n., 2004): waste consisting of discarded electronic products (as computers, televisions, and cell phones)

fangirl (n., 1934): a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something

fracking (n., 1953): the injection of fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources (such as oil or natural gas)

freegan (n., 2006): an activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources

gamification (n., 2010): the process of adding game or gamelike elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation

hashtag (n., 2008): a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that clarifies or categorizes the accompanying text (such as a tweet)

hot spot (n., new sense): a place where a wireless Internet connection is available

insource (v., 1983): to procure (as some goods or services needed by a business or organization) under contract with a domestic or in-house supplier

motion capture (n., 1992): a technology for digitally recording specific movements of a person (as an actor) and translating them into computer-animated images

paywall (n., 2004): a system that prevents Internet users from accessing certain Web content without a paid subscription

pepita (n., 1942): the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash often dried or toasted

pho (n., 1935): a soup made of beef or chicken broth and rice noodles

poutine (n., 1982): chiefly Canada: a dish of French fries covered with brown gravy and cheese curds

selfie (n., 2002): an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera esp. for posting on social networks.

social networking (n., 1998): the creation and maintenance of personal and business relationships esp. online

spoiler alert (n., 1994): a reviewer’s warning that a plot spoiler is about to be revealed

steampunk (n., 1987): science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology

turducken (n., 1982): a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey

tweep (n., 2008): a person who uses the Twitter online message service to send and receive tweets

unfriend (v., 2003): to remove (someone) from a list of designated friends on a person’s social networking Web site


6:45 Wine And Chocolate Are No Longer Good For You! (May 14, 2014)

Scientists have ruined everyone's favorite excuse for drinking red wine and eating chocolate.   A new study has found the antioxidant found in both indulgences does not produce any health benefits.  It was previously believed that resveratrol helped to prevent heart disease and some types of cancer, but researchers at John Hopkins University have proven that theory incorrect.  Their study, which assessed a large group of Italians - who consume a diet rich in resveratrol - found that they do not live longer and are just as likely to develop cardiovascular disease or cancer as individuals who consume smaller amounts of the compound.  (Time)

I'm in denial about all of this and will proceed to stuff my face with chocolate and red wine! Who's with me?


Also, this Nutella is celebrating 50 year birthday with a food truck tour across the country! Yay!


7:15 I feel like this is “life hack week”. Uses for Everyday items week continues with Pantyhose! I got a few new ideas from this today. I mean, I use the thing where you put shards of soap into panty hose and use them so they aren't a waste. I've also used them to strain things, but I never thought of storing onions that way or vacuuming up small items with pantyhose on the end of a vacuum nozzle. Cool.




8:15 I spend a lot of time trying to clean my house because I'm so messy. That means that I never really get anywhere with the project. However, here are a ton of cool cleaning tips for those with OCD. 

Cool cleaning tips...if you are a little OCD, you'll love these.


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New way to use sunscreen, Ever made hard boiled eggs this way?, Unusual uses fo

6:15- Did you know that May is skin cancer awareness month? It's the perfect time to try out a new line of clothing made with a built in UPF or Ultra Violet Protection, which shields your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. SummerSkin clothing was created by Summer Kramer, a melanoma skin cancer survivor who saw the need for comfortable, fashionable clothing rather than the limited bulkier options she had to choose from.

SummerSkin apparel provides UPF up to 50 with no added chemicals.

The complete line is available online at and ranges in price from $49 to $165.

SummerSkin is working with the Knight Cancer Institute to donate 10 percent of its proceeds from purchase to cancer research by visiting (InStyle)

Check It Out

If you don't want to wear your sunscreen, how about drinking it? There's a new drinkable sunscreen that may hit the shelves soon.


6:45- Have you ever tried to make eggs using a muffin pan instead of boiling them to make hard boiled eggs?

7:15 Unusual Uses week. Tuesday- Aspirin Tuesday!

I may try the sweat stain trick and see if it works! I have waaaaay too many workout clothes with smelly pits!


8:15- Dogs have always been man's best it looks like they can help us out even more!

Yesterday, researchers reported that dogs can be trained to sniff out prostate cancer. Turns out in one study dogs were able to sniff out the cancer — with 98% accuracy — by smelling urine samples. Other cancer studies are in the works. Woof.


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Top selling products of all time, Billboard Music Awards, Unusual uses for every

6:15 If I asked you what the best selling products of all time were, what would you say? Chances we would both think that we'd have all purchased these things before. What would you guess would be on the list? My guesses would be basics like: Aspirin, vinegar, bread, shoes, ...Uh uh

  1. Playstation

  2. Lipitor

  3. Corolla

  4. Star Wars

  5. ipad
    Mario Bros franchise

  6. Michael Jackson's Thriller

  7. iphone

  8. rubiks cube

The 10 Best Selling Products Of All Time -


6:45 Billboard Music Awards.

J.Lo won the Icon Award, Justin Timberlake took home a top award (but he was on tour so he had one of those video acceptance speeches, and Katy Perry had a performance while she was on tour.


Poor Kendall Jenner. :( She got up to announce a band and they changed the teleprompter on her mid speech and instead of being able to roll with it, she blurted out “I'm such bad reader you guys” and it was awkward and sad. The girl is a teenager and is part of a family of people who are famous for the sake of being famous. :(  Here's the video:

Final thought, I used to care about that stuff so much more. I just realize how old I am when I've never heard of some of these artists and I have no attachment to them or their music.


7:15 Unusual uses week! Each day I will cover unusual uses for everyday items. Today it was butter! Call Paula Deen.


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Stupid How-to's, Girl's Night Out at McFarland House, Problematic peeps in the o

6:15 15 Utterly Deranged Wikihow How-To Guides  I can believe that I found this on the internet. People come up with the stupidest things. I am the person that reads those stupidest things. So here you go. Some were not appropriate for younger ears so I kept it off the radio. Here are a few of my favorites. Read on...

1. "How to Rip Paper"

Step 2: "Put two hands directly in the middle of the sheets, with both thumbs on the side facing you and fingers on the outside."
Step 3: "Apply pressure to the sheets by squeezing them with your index finger and thumb."
Step 4: "Pull one hand towards you and the other away until the paper rips."

3. "How to Give Passive Aggressive Gifts for Christmas"

Step 9: "Show how jealous you are of the recipient's lifestyle with a totally useless gift."

4. "How to Love"

Tip: "People become beautiful to you because you love them. In a society obsessed with appearance, it can often seem the other way around but the reality is that love makes a person beautiful and the imperfect perfect."

7. "How to Take a Shower"

Subsection 2, "Get Clean," Step 1: "Wet your entire body."
Subsection 3, "Shaving and Brushing Teeth," Step 4: "Brush your teeth. As weird as it sounds, brushing your teeth in the shower is actually very useful. You can brush your tongue and not be afraid of getting toothpaste in your hair or on your clothes."

8. "How to Become a Philosopher"

Step 4: "Think about the world, what it means to live, to die, to exist, and what the point of it is."

12. "How To Be Random"

Step 5: "Do odd things. Like find a book, put it in front of someone's face, and say, 'You just got facebooked!' Note: this will make you seem extremely stupid."

15. "How to Bless Someone"

Step 1: "Find someone you would like to bless, It doesn't really matter who they are because you are going to do something nice for them and help them out a lot."

WikiHow is the fountainhead of all knowledge.


6:45 Girl's Night Out at the Historic Mcfarland House is tonight! 6:30 is the Meet and Greet with Executive Chef Brad Spates! (He's been on Top Chef, Iron Chef and will appear on Top Chef on Bravo TV again this fall).  He'll be doing demos of summer drinks, and summer appetizers. If you'd like tix or info go to:


✓ The Lunch Thief The stealthy forager who ate your lunch, or at least the best part of it.
✓ T
he Supply Hoarder Whether it’s bathroom tissue or Post-Its, there’s always a shortage thanks to this wacko.
The Print Hog – Uses the printer/copier to run thousands of garage sale flyers, missing cat posters, etc.
The Paper Jammer – Totally screws up the copier making those posters, then leaves it jammed for you to deal with.

✓ The Stinky Food Perp (this is me!)– They want anchovies and hard boiled eggs for lunch. Deal with it.

✓ The Music Blaster – They’ve got “99 Problems” and headphones ain’t one. All. Day. Long.
The TMI Talker – They take personal phone calls and discuss the juicy details of their one night stand, impending colonoscopy, and STD scare for all the world to hear.
✓ T
he Kitchen Destroyer – They leave globs of mayo all over, neglect to refill the coffee-maker, and … geez, what blew up in the microwave?
✓ The Rage Case – No matter what you say, they overreact. They yell at their computer, throw things in their cubicle, slam doors, and curse a lot.
– Adapted from


8:15 HOW TO GET THE BEST BEER FLAVOR _ Like your beer in a chilled glass? According to the food and drink blog The Kitchn, a chilled glass is best used for room temperature beer. When a beer is at room temperature, the chilled glass brings the temperature of the beer down to the optimal flavor range, usually between 40 and 55°F. Beer already at that optimal range (like beer you've kept in the fridge) suffers when poured into a chilled glass.



8:45Friday Toy Memory: Nancy Drew Novels. Awesome! She was so much fun when we were little girls. Those books were the first to make you feel like you could really be a detective if you wanted to!

Which ones did you read?

Photo: Friday Toy Memory: Nancy Drew Novels. Awesome! She was so much fun when we were little girls. Those books were the first to make you feel like you could really be a detective if you wanted to!Which ones did you read?




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Wallet Killers, Helpful Spider Chart, All Time Favorite Masocts

6:15- 10 Wallet Killers:


There isn't anyone who ISN'T interested in saving money these days. Here are 10 things that are killing your wallet. Guilty? I know I am!


10 Wallet Killers:

  1. Drinks That Pick Us Up

  2. ATM Fees

  3. Premium Cable Packages

  4. Medications

  5. Cigarettes

  6. Entertainment

  7. Magazines



6:45- Snakes and Spiders oh my!

I posted the spider chart that popped up on Facebook today. It describes the kinds of spiders that appear at this time of year. I'm kind of afraid of spiders because I don't know which are poisonous. This chart helps.

I'm not that afraid of snakes but... I would be if one slithered into my house. There was a woman in texas that found the python in her bathroom. Yeah, not this kind of snake, the kind you find at the zoo...with handlers.   Gulp!


7:15- Favorite all time mascots.

My favorite advertising mascot was the little chihuahua that they used to advertise Taco Bell. Here's Gidget the dog.

What was yours? Do you remember:

  • Spuds Mackenzie?

  • Joe Camel?

  • Geico Gecko?

What was yours? Here are 25 of the top ranked by Daily Finance.


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Cell phone woes...I miss my friend!, Secret to happy marriage? New Parking Space

6:15 I talked about my cell phone again. This time, it was about how I feel completely out of sorts without my phone. I asked people to call me and let me know if they feel like they are sort of “not right” when they lose their phones. Tammy called to say “it's not right”. I agree Tammy!

6:45 What’s the secret to a long, happy marriage? Is it Housecleaning ?

It might be found in that old adage, “Share and share alike.” At least, when it pertains to doing the housework.

University of Illinois professor Brian G. Ogolsky, an expert on family studies, says that if couples equally share cleaning duties, their chances at marital satisfaction are excellent. However, once a partner starts to slack off, you can expect trouble.

In studying the various beliefs and behaviors of more than 200 heterosexual married couples, Ogolsky found that women were significantly happier if their husbands shared their attitudes about dividing household chores, although the same wasn’t true the other way around.

Just the same, people who are about to enter into matrimony should establish ground rules about household labor before they tie to knot, according to Ogolsky. He says that once bad patterns become cemented within two years of the union, they can eventually lead to frequents conflicts and marital discord.

Becky called and said her husband does MOST of the housework...does he have a brother?

7:15 A new app is looking to alleviate the blood boiling process of finding a parking space by allowing drivers to pay other motorists for their spots. 

MonkeyParking uses a GPS-enabled map -- along with an auction system to see how much a driver is willing to pay -- to hook up drivers with others' coveted, car-length plots of real estate.

So far, the app is in the testing phase, and up and running in only two cities: parking poor San Francisco and Rome.


8:15 Did you know Berkeley Senior Services is doing a Mystery Dinner Theater with H.S. Reunion (1984) theme? So, Hans Fogle and Pam Neeley are both participating. I can't wait to hear how they do! Get details about this fun even that will benefit Berkeley Senior Services on our website: and click Community Connection


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Help for Snorers, the elevator fight heard round the world, Newest surgical "lif

6:15 I snore. It's something I've dealt with for many years. You may or may not know, that snoring is linked to sleep apnea which can be dangerous.

STOP SNORING What works, what doesn't...


Some of the things covered in the article are:

  • Pillow

  • Nose Strips

  • Sleeping on your side

  • Humidifier

  • lose weight


6:45 Did anyone go to the Lady Gaga concert at Verizon Center last night? How was it? No one called and so far online, I don't see any of my friends that went. What I do see a lot of is this: Solange Knowles going nuts and hitting Jay Z in an elevator. :( I don't like to see this kind of thing. It makes me sad. I do like that he didn't hit her back even though she went after him several times. He should be commended for that.

7:15 I was talking with a friend of mine over the wekend who was telling me that she was getting ready to get a “hand lift”. It's like a facelift for your hands. Then, I come into work and saw this story. I guess it's a thing huh?

Women Are Getting 'Hand-lifts' For Perfect Engagement Ring Selfies (May 12, 2014)

Want to show off your engagement ring -- but hate the way your hands look? You can now get a cosmetic hand lift. Doctors are using the injectible anti-anging treatment Juvederm to give aging hands with visible tendons and veins a more youthful look.

New York City Dr. Ariel Ostad said that he has been doing more hand lift procedures, due to the hand selfie trend.

  • The procedure costs about $1200.

(Daily Mail)


8:15 Check out this video. It's hard to see anything but the first part is the kicker. This cop and the lady he pulled over are both very lucky to be alive!

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: COP HIT BY FALLING TREE DURING TRAFFIC STOP _ A dashboard camera captured the moment an Iowa cop almost died last week when a large oak tree randomly cracked and slammed directly into an SUV he was ticketing. Jeremy Veach was talking to the driver, who had neglected to put her headlights on, when the 30-foot tree cracked and fell, totaling the car and slamming Veach to the ground. There was no wind in the area that night and the owners of the tree said they had no idea it had rotted because it "appeared healthy" and continued to sprout green leaves each season. Veach and the driver walked away without major injures. The SUV, which Veach was able to duck behind, bore the brunt of the damage. | Video


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Coffee helps your eyes!, New tech saves your from a bad date, Words that have

6:15- Coffee may just help your eyesight...drink up everyone!!!

First thing in the morning, millions of Americans need that eye-opener that only coffee can provide. 

Now, it appears that certain antioxidants found in coffee might be doing more for your eyes than merely making you look more awake.

U.S. and South Korean scientists says that an antioxidant known as chlorogenic acid or CLA may be linked to reducing the risk of degenerative eye diseases that occur when we age.

The researchers conducted an experiment by first pre-treating some lab mice with CLA and then exposing them to nitric oxide, which can result in retinal degeneration. 

According to the study, mice without the CLA pre-treatment suffered retinal degeneration, a primary cause of sight loss, while the other rodents developed no damage to the retina.

As much as the results were promising, the scientists caution that more work is needed to determine if drinking coffee actually delivers CLA directly to the retina.


6:45- Ladies, ever been stuck on a bad date? Well, a new tech accessory with safety features can offer a potentially smooth escape from any awkward situation, or more importantly, a situation where women might feel threatened.

Developed by marketing communications brand JWT Singapore, the Guardian Angel is a necklace, or bracelet, with an inconspicuous button that makes your cellphone ring at which point you can excuse yourself from the date but in a polite and discreet manner.

The $120 accessory also has a second function meant for a more extreme scenario. If the button is pressed for three seconds it will send out an SOS message to the phone number programmed as your emergency contact along with a link to your location.

JWT Singapore came up with the idea after speaking with the Association of Women for Action and Research, an advocacy group for women based in Singapore.

Especially in a workplace or social scenario, there can be social penalties for confronting harassers directly,” said Corinna Lim, AWARE executive director, in a press release. “The Guardian Angel can help defuse some harassment situations. The emergency contact function also empowers women to more easily seek help in cases of serious threat.”

AWARE will receive 10 percent of each sale to fund further research projects.


7:15 WORDS & PHRASES TURNING 100-YEARS-OLD IN 2014: (used on the dawg 4-25-14_

1914 marks the earliest year lexicographers at the “Oxford English Dictionary” can document the following terms appearing in print …
✓ ‘Atomic Bomb’ – Sci-fi author HG Wells is credited with first using the term when writing about the possibility of such an awful weapon.
✓ ‘Advertorial’ – A contraction of ‘advertisement’ and ‘editorial’, first used in the publication “Rotarian”.
✓ ‘Big Screen’ – Even though there was no TV with its small screen to provide contrast, the ‘big screen’ was already being used to mean movies in 1914.
✓ ‘Chunnel’ – The tunnel under the English Channel wasn’t completed until 1994, but 80 years earlier writer K Howard declared, “Another word that will be stolen from me is … ‘Chunnel’.”

✓ ‘Doohickey’ – A blend of the words ‘doodad’ (as in gizmo) and ‘hickey’ (as in a small gadget or device).

✓ ‘Light Speed’ – A hundred years ago an editorial in the “Frederick Post” predicted, “Even in this speed-mad age we can never hope to equal the speed of light.”

✓ ‘Oy Vey’ – This Yiddish expression (literally, “Oh, woe”) first appeared in print in the “New York Evening Journal”.



8:15 What it's like when you don't have your cell phone for a little bit...

My phone is out of commission and I feel like I don't have an appendage. I have to wait for 3 days for the new phone and I realize how much I rely on my stupid cell phone. I don't want to be that way but I am. Now comes news that most people (nearly half surveyed) can only remember up to 3 phone numbers. Can you remember phone numbers without your phone?

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Lies that moms tell us, Girl's Night Out,

6:15 Since Mother's Day is coming up: LIES PARENTS TELL THEIR KIDS:
“We’re almost there!”
“If you keep making that face, it’ll freeze that way.”
“We’ll come back another time.”
“I never would have done that when I was your age.”
“The dog went to live on a farm.”
“You did great!”
“I don’t know where your toy is. You must have lost it.”
“It won’t hurt. I promise!”
“I’m leaving without you!”
“We’ll see.”
– Adapted from


6:45 Girl's Night Out is coming to The Historic McFarland House! They are having their first ever Girl's Night Out with food demos, cocktails and fun. It's gonna be a great time.

7:15 Interview with Interview: Engineering teacher, Bill Brooks Students: Jake Benedick and Aaron Nagy. These students designed and created the desktop plastic thing using our station logo and a 3-D printer. Very cool. Here is the project the students created...I'm so impressed!

Here is the interview:


8:15- In advance of Mother's Day, is there a secret you'd like to share with your mom? Here are some fun, sad, and interesting secrets for moms from their kids from


8:45- Friday Toy Memory- Jean Nate' the body bath splash that was very 1970's in nature. My mom loved it and in advance of Mother's Day, I'm remembering my mom and her signature fragrance. What did your mom wear?


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