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Hi, I'm Rona...and I'm pretty random. I blurt out things that come to mind. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious. Tune in to find out what I mean. Drop me a line at rona@wltffm.com!

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Bucket List cross offs, Strange things stolen, Bored is Good!, Facial toner mach

6:15 A friend recently had a health scare. It got me to thinking about deep things. Things that I should be doing with my life. What are my goals? What's on my bucket list. I was happy to think about some of the things on my bucket list that I had already accomplished, like zip lining and travelling to Nova Scotia.

What have you accomplished on your bucket list?

  • Rona- zip lining and traveling to Nova Scotia
  • Pam-Going on a cruise
  • Danielle- going to Disney
  • Wes- traveling to the Alaska and the Panama Canal
  • Mike- Taking a helicopter tour of Sedona Arizona and seeing the Red Rocks. (Cool!)


6:45 Recently, I read about these two stories where kids had been growing vegetables and the veggies were stolen.
Thief Steals 100 Onions Grown by 5th Grade Students for Charity Project
A fifth grade class in Maine is "very sad" a thief stole their onions.The Albert S. Hal...http://www.people.com/article/stolen-onions-fifth-graders



Thieves Steal Pumpkins From Patch Tended by Preschoolers
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) -- Thieves have picked clean a pumpkin patch that had been tended t...
http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/thieves-steal-pumpkins-grown-preschoolers-25429796

That got me to thinking about what other strange things that people steal...hmm.

Manhole covers? Really?

http://news.discovery.com/human/life/10-strange-things-people-steal-130411.htm

Here's another list with more weird things people steal: http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/02/04/10-weird-things-thieves-steal/

7:15 Do you like to be bored? Well even if you don't, there is a silver lining, two new studies suggest that if you're bored at work, it might make you more creative! Yay! So type up those TPS reports everyone! Remember those from the movie Office Space?

Didn't Use- How boredom can make you a better worker. More creative. http://www.businessinsider.com/studies-find-boredom-leads-to-creativity-2014-9

8:15 Walkman-Like Device Prevents Wrinkles

StriVectin is introducing a new way to stave off wrinkles. It looks like a Walkman, and it's called the Facial Toner micro-current. The device, which is FDA approved, directly targets facial nerves and muscles by delivering 30 milliamps of currents through soft medical-grade gel pads on either side of the face. The end result is stronger, firmer skin.

The Facial Toner hits the marketplace in September where it will be available at Ulta stores for $199. (Jezebel) http://jezebel.com/wearing-this-walkman-on-your-face-might-erase-wrinkles-1626581237/all

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Tips for Calling in Sick, Funny rap proposal, Keyboard could affect how you name

6:15 No content. I was stuck in traffic behind this colossal oversize load truck on the Interstate. Ugh. Add that to the fact that I feel like I'm getting a cold. :(

6:45 Speaking of getting a cold. BS TIPS FOR CALLING IN SICK:
If you're going to call in sick to work, make it something your boss will be too afraid or embarrassed to question, ie:


• Organ rejections. "My body is rejecting the pig aorta I got when I was 17. Did you know I had a heart defect that caused me to need a pig aorta?"


• Anything you can contract from an animal … 'Cat Scratch Fever', 'Squirrel itch', 'Monkey Pox', 'Canine Nausea'. Two of those are real.

• Choose any African or Asian country or city and add the word 'flu' to it. "My doctor says I have the Kinshasa Flu. I guess I could come in but it's apparently contagious …"

• Any previously eradicated disease works extremely well as long as you don't go with something most people know about. Try diphtheria or typhoid.

• Make up your own illness: Gapping Craw, Cranial Flenitus, Lymphatic Asynchronaeity, Juniper Circle. Be creative!

• Food poisoning. Be sure to sell it by going into grueling detail about how you got it and where.

• Any emotion combined with a body part is weird enough to illicit zero questions. 'Excitable Neck' or 'Sad Foot' might work.
– Adapted from JasonGood.net


7:15 A man proposed to his wife by doing a freestyle rap routine over the newly popular rap song "Hot Boy" by Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda (NSFW by the way). In the proposal, Kabir Iyengar said to his girlfriend of seven years, "In truth I got a big question. This ain't a joke, I hope you know I'm not messin'. And if you say 'yes,' You know I got dinner! And imma rap, cuz you know I'm not a singer. I'm tryin' to put something hot on that hot finger." Iyengar titled the rap, "Hot Finger." Throughout the rap, his girlfriend looked rather baffled and in the end, when he asked her to marry him, she said that she had to think about it. She eventually said, "yes." What would you do if your boyfriend's proposal was downright awful or offensive? If you were a guy proposing and your girlfriend told you that she had to think about it, what would you do? Proposal video is here and it is safe for work!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKWVTW5IRlA

8:15 This is just bumbleplucky!!!!

Your Keyboard May Have Affected The Name You Chose For Your Baby. If you had a child in the last 24 years, there's a chance that child's name was influenced by your "qwerty" style keyboard. Yep, technology is apparently affecting us in plenty of subtle and creepy ways. Researchers say that people seem to be favoring names that use letters from the right side of the keyboard most often. But why? We associate the dominant side of out body with "good" things, and most people happen to be right handed. The line dividing the keyboard into two sides runs between the letters "t" and "y", "g" and "h" and finally "b" and "n." Some examples of popular "right side advantage" names that have risen to popularity since 1990 include: Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Noah, Liam and Jacob.

(Find the info here: Daily Mail)

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Guinness Records, iRobots...creepy!, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

6:15 When you're bored, you probably think up things to do with your time. You may have even thought, "I should try to break a record for the Guinness World Book of Records. Well, I'm here to tell you, you've got some stiff competition. They've just released the new one the 60th Edition last week. Check out some of the highlights.

The "2015 Guinness World Book of Records" came out last week, and it includes a number of new musical feats, such as …
✓ Eminem has been cited for squeezing the most words into a song (1,560 in the track "Rap God").
✓ Katy Perry has the record for 'Most Twitter Followers'.
✓ Metallica is honored for being the 1st and only band to tour all 7 continents, an achievement completed last year after playing a gig in Antarctica.
✓ Miley Cyrus is listed as 'Most Searched Pop Star On the Internet'.
✓ One Direction has earned the distinction of being the 1st act to debut at #1 with its first 3 albums.
✓ Shakira has ousted Rihanna as 'Most Liked Person on Facebook'.
(Not listed: Sam Smith, 'Loneliest Loser in Show Biz'.)
– FMQB.com

6:45 I'm still stuck on the same topic. Here are some interesting tidbits...

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/guinness-world-records-book/story?id=25386580


Think your tongue is long? Or that your cat Whiskers can jump incredibly far? You and Whiskers could apply to be in Guinness World Records, which just released its 60th anniversary edition book last week. But having an official title will take some elbow grease and cat-like patience.

The folks behind Guinness World Records in London spill the beans on how records come about. First, they receive nearly 1,000 applications a week and their internal database holds more than 40,000 records. Among the newest 2015 record holders are the longest tongue, at 3.97 inches from tip to closed lip.

Whether you have the longest tongue or happiest father, to set or break a Guinness World Records title, you start by registering your record proposal via guinnessworldrecords.com. But don't expect a call from Guinness World Records the next day. The free application service can take as long as six weeks for existing records and 12 weeks for new record categories.

If you cough up $700, you can "fast track" your application for a response within three working days.

7:15 So there are so many robots that are in production these days. For instance...how about the one that will load your dishes in the dishwasher? Look at that hand in the picture for the article. Creeeeepy! http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29168675

Or the one that will vacuum your home. Crazy.

CLEAN MACHINE:
Vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson is launching the world's 1st smart robot vacuum with live cameras to map your house. The 'Dyson 360 Eye's panoramic lens features 360° vision from cameras that capture 30 images per second to build a
picture of each room. It then uses mapping software to plot its route around the house, and sensors to stop it from bumping into obstacles. As it operates on caterpillar tracks, it can move between different floor types. Owners can also remotely control the Eye with a Dyson Link smartphone app; and you gotta love this … it even puts itself away. It ain't cheap though, costing approx $1,200 when it goes on sale next Summer. (Well that er … sucks.)
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/09/07/dysons-robot-vacuum-will-cats-ditch-irobots-roomba.aspx

8:15 Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett putting out an album together. They were on the cover of the Parade Magazine this past weekend. Doesn't she look like she stepped out of a 1970's lounge act? I love it. I'm glad they've teamed up, I think it'll be good for her career to not be so outrageous. The article sheds some light on that too...

Read the article here: http://parade.condenast.com/335908/dotsonrader/tony-bennett-and-lady-gaga-talk-about-their-new-album-and-close-friendship-he-saved-my-life-she-says/

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Food Friday- Black Burger, Taco Bell Fried Chicken?, Star Spangled Banner Birthd

6:15 Burger King in Japan has come out with the Black Burger.

Would you eat something like this? I don't know why they came up with it but its certainly interesting to look at. I'd try it because I like gimmicks. Burger King restaurants in Japan have released a brand-new burger featuring a pitch-black bun, and garnished with a black pepper and a matching slice of cheese.

The Japanese-language website Nari Nari reports the Kuro Burger's bread and cheese get its black coloring from bamboo charcoal, and a special sauce is colored with jet-black squid ink, to boot.

Back in 2012, fast food restaurants in France debuted a limited-run Darth Vader-colored bun as a promotional tie-in to the release of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace 3D.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/11/burger-king-unveils-black-burger/15469009/?csp=fbfanpage

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/09/11/popular-burger-king-japan-offering-back-black/

6:45 More food! Taco Bell is Working on Fried Chicken Battered With Tortilla Chips

Read more at: http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/09/09/taco-bell-is-working-on-fried-chicken-battered-with-tortilla-chips/#kiHx9rf98JMgGbf0.99

Taco Bell has ground beef, grilled chicken, grilled steak and now…fried chicken?

Arguably the unsung hero of last week's unveil of the Biscuit Taco was the looming availability of fried chicken at the world's largest taco chain. The mention of "crispy chicken" during our tasting was understated and almost got swept under the rug. When they talked about it, it was only in reference as a meat option for the new Biscuit Taco. You can order it with country gravy or jalapeño honey. That was awesome and all — but before we knew it, they were already talking about the next product…

Then we prodded them for more – wait, FRIED CHICKEN? Go back to that please.

And go back they did — mentioning that the distinguishing factor in their new protein option was that it was battered in tortilla chips, something they hope makes their version of chicken easily distinguishable from their competitors.

The feeling we got in the room was that the new crispy chicken option was likely going to be part of future menu items outside of breakfast. Can you imagine a 7-Layer Burrito with fried chicken? How about a Fried Chicken Enchilada or Fried Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco?

They confirmed that they had plans to continue the testing of their crispy chicken in the hopes of making it a staple meat option for their menu.

Their new fried chicken is being served with jalapeño honey poured on it.

7:15 Okay so on Sunday, the Star Spangled Banner is 200 years old! Who knew? So there have been celebrations going on for the past several months. The events will culminate on Sunday, September 14th with a big huge event in Baltimore...where the song was penned.

5 myths about the National Anthem http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-its-200th-anniversary-five-myths-about-the-star-spangled-banner/2014/09/11/aa2cab5c-3830-11e4-bdfb-de4104544a37_story.html

Get all the details about the commemorations here: http://www.starspangled200.com/

Press Release that gives the gist: http://www.starspangled200.com/press-releases/o-say-can-see-2014-marks-200th-anniversary-americas-national-anthem/#.VBLV9vldWXY



8:15 D'Oh! Duff Beer Pulled from Stores

It took more than two decades for an officially-licensed version of Homer Simpson's famous beer to reach store shelves, and barely four months since its release, Australian authorities have ordered Duff pulled from stores.

According to the Herald Sun, the Land Down Under's Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code has ruled the Woolworth Liquor Group's beer -- made to look exactly like the orange cans from which Homer Jay swills -- would be too tempting for underage fans of The Simpsons. (D'oh!)

Stores which still have stock are allowed to sell off what they have, but no more will be made, and that's good news to the panel's Sondra Davoren, who said, "Through its creation and subsequent promotion in The Simpsons, there is no doubt that Duff Beer is going to be attractive to children and young people. That is why it is really important that alcohol producers are not allowed to target kids."

Incidentally, Brewing company Lion Nathan sold its own unlicensed Duff Beer in the 1990s, but were shut down after being successfully sued by Simpsons producer Twentieth Century Fox. (D'oh!)

While Simpsons creator Matt Groening reportedly refused to allow canned Duff to be sold in the U.S. also to avoid underage drinking, Universal Theme Park's Simpsons attraction does sell three kinds of Duff on draft -- although true fans know Duff, Duff Lite, and Duff Dry all come from the same tank. http://thedrinknation.com/articles/read/13388-Simpsons-Creator-Warns-That-Real-Life-Duff-Beer-Could-Encourage-Kids-to-Drink#


Friday Toy Memory: Remember this? Deputy Dog? I could be plopped down in front of the old TV and watch the old dawg for some time!

Check out this clip that features his some of his other "varmints" like Muskie Muskrat and Moley Mole Ha!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm-00hTA3nk

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Gmail Passwords leaked, Eating to support a friend, 9-11 Commemorations, Trusper

6:15 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked To Russian Website (September 11, 2014)

It's time to change your passwords! On Tuesday evening, while everyone was talking about the Apple announcements, nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published on a Russian Bitcoin forum called Btcsec.com.

Don't panic yet, though. The Daily Dot reports that Google reps said the "leak" is more like an old collection of hacked credentials that are likely out of date. Meanwhile, the person who published the list claimed over 60% of the passwords were working ones.

  • The database also contained user credentials for a popular Russian search engine called Yandex.

  • Both Yandex and Google maintain that their systems have not been compromised and that the leaked credentials were stolen through the hears.

Here's what you should do. Change your password and enable two-factor authentication on Google and any important accounts you have.

(Daily Dot)

Check It Out

  • Was your Gmail password leaked? Go to this site and enter your Gmail address - http://bit.ly/ZhqKjC

6:45 Guy vows to eat a chipotle burrito each day to raise funds for his frat brother. #heartwarming.
http://elitedaily.com/news/world/guy-ate-chipotle-burrito-day-100-days-raise-money-frat-bro-cancer-video/738495/

What would you do for a fraternity brother in need?

That's the exact question 22-year-old Joe Gallo asked himself upon hearing the devastating news that fraternity brother Bret Grund had been recently diagnosed with stage IV glioma.

Joe, a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University, set out on a mission to raise money to help offset some of the costs of Bret's medical bills by eating a Chipotle burrito a day for 100 days.

To help spread awareness of the fund, Joe would post a video of his last bite on Instagram every day, with the hashtag #100daysforgrundfund.

We caught up with Joe around day 70 and followed him down the homestretch. On day 100, we hosted a fundraiser for him at Ainsworth Park in Manhattan, to celebrate his accomplishment and raise additional funds.

Surrounded by family, fraternity brothers, and after receiving a special video message, Joe finished the last burrito like a champ.

To donate to the GrundFund page click here.

Watch him here:

7:15 As you well know, today is the 13th Anniversary of 9-11. It's a day that has been marked into our memory. It's hard to believe it's been so long and it's a day that you feel solemn, reflective and maybe even melancholy. I was looking for events or commemorations for the day. This page from USA.gov has everything you could want to know:

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/History-American/September11.shtml

Also, here's an interesting article from the AP about how the commemorations have changed over the years.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/surround-911-anniversary-commemoration-25422653

8:15 Danielle got me hooked on this new app called Trusper. It's pretty much just tips for life or Life Hacks. She was looking at it yesterday and I couldn't help but download it too. Next thing I know, I'm finding out the best way to

  • braid hair
  • remove skin from potatoes without peeling them etc.
  • Make hotdogs utilizing a pringles can
  • and much more...
Thanks Danielle!

Trusper can be found here: www.trusper.com/

Share and discover tips, tutorials and how-to guides on beauty, wellness, DIY and more from Trusted Helpers with friends, family and fans. Introducing Trusper,...

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Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Eat breakfast has no benefit?, Work Buzzwords, Kale for you

6:15 It's NOT fall yet but that's not stopping Oreo cookies from coming up with a new fall concoction. Enter Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies. I saw an article on Time.com and they had some interesting commentary after doing a taste test:

Among TIME staffers, responses were largely positive.

"It tastes like fall!" one staffer exclaimed in delight. "It tastes like a Yankee candle!" Another agreed that the cookies were "amazing"and another, initially a bit skeptical, said, "I've had far worse." One reporter said they tasted just like pumpkin pie, and another said they reminded her of chai lattes. If you want to find out for yourself, they'll be available at retailers nationwide beginning Sept. 24 for 6-8 weeks, or until supplies last."

Read the rest here: http://time.com/3305161/pumpkin-spice-oreos/

6:45 Yeah, well somebody needs to make up their mind! WAS MOM WRONG? Or Are these Scientists full of phooey?
Breakfast might NOT be the most important meal of the day after all. Scientists at Britain's University of Bath have found that the morning meal doesn't kick-start the metabolism or aid weight-loss. In fact, breakfast has been found to have no impact on metabolism or calories eaten later in day. That goes against the long-held theory that skipping breakfast means we're likely to gorge later on in the day. However the researchers acknowledge that people who do eat breakfast may be healthier in general, but that may be due to their overall diet regime. (Yeah whatever … eat, make your mother happy!)
Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2733767/Breakfast-NOT-important-meal-day-Scientists-not-kickstart-metabolism-aid-weight-loss.html

7:15 The Top 20 Buzzwords to Avoid at Work

You know when your boss has been to an "empowerment/leadership conference" and they come back into the office with catchphrases that make everyone gag? Yeah, they suck. Here are 20 that everyone should avoid!

It doesn't matter where you might have picked up certain buzzwords that you use at work, just make sure to dump them in the trash.

That's the advice of 600 Human Resource managers interviewed by Accountemps, who wanted to learn what office catchphrases and clichés drive supervisors up the wall.

For instance, if you've ever used "pick your brain," your boss may be ready to pick you up and drop you out a window.

The recommendation of HR people is to use simple language during conversations, not the hackneyed office jargon that does little to impress anyone.

Here are the 20 most annoying and over used phrases and buzzwords in alphabetical order:

"At the end of the day"
"Circle back"
"Crunch time"
"Deep dive"
"Dynamic"
"Employee engagement"
"Forward-thinking"
"I am overwhelmed."
"It's above my pay grade."
"It's not my job."
"Let me get back to you."
"Leverage"
"LOL"
"Out of pocket"
"Pick your brain"
"Synergy"
"Think outside the box."
"Value-added"
"When am I going to get a raise?"
"Win-win"

The one that irks me is "Team"--Rona

8:15: EAT IT OR WEAR IT?
Kale for your nails? (I say NO, put it in yer belly instead!)

The leafy green superfood is creeping out of salads and juicers and making its way into the beauty aisle where it can now be found in creams and other products thanks to its antioxidant properties. Kale hasn't displaced other botanicals, which remain a small segment of the multibillion-dollar beauty industry. There's a wide range of plant life and consumables in beauty products, and now kale is joining them in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams, and nail polish; pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging. Observers say it's not unusual that kale is so popular. History has shown that it's quite common for food trends to trickle into beauty care products. And kale offers the advantages of being organic, vegetarian, and … cruelty-free. (Unless you're a mama kale that just lost her babies!)
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/kale-nails-leafy-green-hits-beauty-aisle-article-1.1909047



Also, after playing the Rembrandt's I'll be there for you, I mentioned a Jimmy Kimmel Sketch with some of the cast of Friends. Watch it here. So cute.

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Olive Garden Pasta Pass, Best cars for Dogs, Fanny Packs are Back!, Hagerstown S

6:15 Get your carb on!

So Olive Garden was absolutely brilliant. They came up with something called the Never Ending Pasta Pass where customers spend $100 for a pass that allows them to eat pasta, salad, breadsticks, and coca-cola products for 7 weeks. Well, the darn things ran out in 45 minutes. Read more about it
here. Brilliant! http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/07/olive-garden-never-ending-pasta-casual-dining-restaurants/15139803/

...aaaand how many calories do you think you might consume during this "Never Ending Pasta Bowl" promotion? Find out here: http://time.com/3303562/calories-olive-garden-pasta-pass/

6:45 BEST VEHICLES FOR DOGS:


"Autotrader" says that 55% of visitors to its website seek out cars and trucks that can accommodate dogs, and 75% of its shoppers who have a dog take their pet in the car at least once a month. Here's their new ranking of pooch-friendly rides based on easy access, fold-flat seats, under-floor storage, roomy cabin, and other features (listed alphabetically) …
✓ BMW X3
✓ Honda Odyssey
✓ Kia Soul
✓ Nissan Juke
✓ Subaru Outback
✓ Volkswagen Tiguan
✓ Volvo V60
Read more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/09/01/best-cars-for-dogs-autotrader-mark-phelan/14936799/

7:15 THE FANNY PACK IS BACK:
The unattractive pouch long associated with American tourists and embarrassing dads has become the Renaissance bag thanks to a few cool celebrity endorsements. Most recently movie star Matthew McConaughey gave the fanny pack his stamp of approval at a Red Sox game in Boston over the weekend. His advice: "You kind of got to put it on the side to make it look not-as-nerdy." A month ago, no less a macho man than Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson endorsed the fanny pack by posting a photo on Twitter showing him donning one back in the 1990s. And Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has been photographed in a quilted leather Chanel fanny pack that is 'far superior to the neon nylon styles of decades past', according to one review. (The key is to charge an obscene amount of money … then people think that it's cool.)
InStyle.com

8:15 Hagerstown Suns will honor first responders on 9/11. This Thursday!

The Hagerstown Suns are offering free admission to current and retired first responders on Thurs. night September 11, for game 3 of the South Atlantic League Championship against the Ashville Tourists. General Admission is $3 and Reserved seating is $5. Also, it's also a Thirsty Thursday.

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Old School beauty products, Help me Rona, Principle cancel dances because of twe

6:15 Old school beauty products that are alive and kicking!

Just played the song by MKTO "Classic". Well these products are exactly that these things are still being sold. Who knew "LA Looks" hair products are still kicking among others?

  • Lip Smackers

  • Wet n Wild

  • Herbal Essences.

  • Ha!

Check out the page of stuff we all used to use, that is still around. http://www.youbeauty.com/face/90s-beauty-products


6:45 I love this kind of stuff. I got an e-mail that said,

"Hi Rona,

This may sound crazy, but there is a song out now that you play occasionally that has a very fast beat and singing. It was played the other day. The music is high pitched and sounds a little Asian and is sung by a male. The only part I know is "I don't wanna let it go". It is not Weezer which comes up when searching the web. I am sure you think I am crazy for asking such a thing but I love the song and it is one of those things that will drive me insane until I figure it out. Thank you."

So I think it's great that people can give me so few details and they think I will always know the answer. Ha! Joke's on them. I Google it. This is what I sent in response to the above email.

I first goggled it (like you apparently did) and got a few leads. Then, in the drop down Google box, half the lyric was there with this suggestion...

Is this it? Let me know. (still awaiting a response).

American Authors - Believer - YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYj40-cZ5vI

7:15 Did you hear about this? Principal Cancels School Dances Because She Hates Twerking

Kids are known for ruffling the feathers of their elders, but how far is too far? A high school principal from Vermont has seen too much twerking at the school's dances, and has decided to cancel all dances until the craze passes. Principal Sue Maguire explained her stance in a letter to the editor of the Bennington Banner newspaper, writing:

"Over the Over the past couple of years, since Miley Cyrus took the stage "twerking" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, our students' dancing behavior has crossed the line of what we can condone as appropriate behavior at a school. Twerking is dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving a low squatting stance and thrusting movements. Students do not face one another or remain with the same person for the length of the song."

Maguire also noted that it's very difficult for chaperons to intervene at the dances and get the kids to stop twerking. Maybe if the kids took up line dancing they could get their dances back?

Read more here on Gawker.

Here's are my thoughts:

  1. kids are going to do what they want—no matter what you do.

  2. It seesm stupid to cancel the entire dance because you can't find a way to stop twerking. Make a rule that kids can't bump n grind/twerk/freak or whatever it's called this year. If the students don't abide, throw them out of the dance. Have more chaperones and make that happen.

  3. Miley just made it popular but that dance has been around for at least 10 years before she brought it to MTV. personally, I think it's already hit it's peak BUT, the fact is, she can ban the dance all she wants, it will always be a new dance that kids are going to do.

So....How do you feel about twerking in general?

8:15 Are you a SUPERTASTER?

MY, WHAT BIG BUDS YOU HAVE:
Are you a 'supertaster'? According to a Yale University study, about 25% of us have acute sense of taste due to a high number of taste buds. Supersensitive taste influences what people eat. Researchers have found that supertasters tend to avoid strong-flavored foods and also tend to be slimmer because they don't crave fats or sugars. The downside – supertasters may not eat enough bitter vegetables, believed to protect against cancer. (You can bet you'll never find one in a spicy Thai restaurant.)

**Note: I believe we do have a supertaster in our office, but I'm not outing anyone about it, I'm just sayin. :)


http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/science-nature/a-matter-of-taste-180940699/

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Don't be a social media jerk! Friday Songs, Weirdest Food by state, Skinny Jeans

6:15 Share your joys and successes on social media without sounding like a big old jerk. Sounds good to me! I got this on PopSugar.com, which I love! http://www.popsugar.com/tech/How-Have-People-Hate-Your-Facebook-35582584

There's helpful advice on sharing the news of getting a promotion or a new job and how to announce the birth of your first spawn without sounding like you're the first person ever to have had this happen. Just sayin, this guy is on to something! Check it out!

6:45 Here's a list of songs with Friday in the title. Sometimes, you just need a little Friday music. So I'm scrolling through this list I found on Youtube "Songs with Friday in the title" : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL808DAB9C1EBF96D6 and I'm thinking I can't find Johnny Kemp's "Just Got Paid". Then after going through the list twice, I realized that song does not have Friday in the title. Duh! Also, the best misheard lyric for this song is "Just got paid, Friday night, Holly Hunter...get in line". I still laugh when I hear this song!

I finally found the video. Watch & enjoy! Happy Friday.

7:15 Most distinctive foods by state. Co.Design teamed up with food industry analytics firm Food Genius to mine its database of 88,000 menus and 59 million menu items and build this map of the each state's true crown jewel food . What you're looking at isn't the most popular food by state. It's the food that most distinguishes them from the rest of the pack. The map shows each state's top ingredient or dish, but Food Genius also tracks sensory terms such as "creamy" and preparation terms like "blended." They've included those words in the Top 5 chart for each state.

  • Seems that in the Dub Vee (WV), we like Ranch Dressing
  • Maryland- it's the Crab Cake, Blue Cheese, and Herb that show up most on menus
  • Pennsylvania-it makes total sense that Hoagie Sandwich is most seen on menus.
  • In Virginia they uh...like their produce, I guess. Green Bell Peppers was a staple on menus.

See the map, read the story and other info here: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3029454/the-weirdest-eating-patterns-of-each-us-state

7:45 Skinny Jeans Are Over! YESSS!!!!!!

Thank the fashion gods!!!!

Apparently, the skinny jean is over. According to American retailers, the skinny jean has been replaced by "soft dressing" aka "athleisure." The sales of women's pants went up this past year, reaching $8.2 billion -- mostly due to looser fitting pants. Meanwhile, last week, denim sales were down 6% in the U.S.

Wendy Liebmann, head of WSL Strategic Retail says that the death of the skinny jean is due to overweight Americans, saying, "[The] trend fits the size of the American shopper. It is much more forgiving for most or many women." Read the beautiful news here: http://qz.com/251673/big-americans-are-killing-the-skinny-jean/

8:45 Friday Toy memory: These things: What wer ethey called again? I used to have them on my dresser but I have no idea what they were called. They were all the rage, kinda like troll dolls then, poof! Gone. Never saw them around anymore. I guess they wore out the cute factor?

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How do you get rid of hiccups?, Professor Thomas Dolby in Baltimore, Anyone want

6:15 Last night I was at the theater for rehearsal and my castmate Brian had the hiccups. We were trying to figure out quick hiccup cures. So another castmate Jack says, "I got it, just take a quick shot of cold water and plug your ears and your nose while drinking the water. Guess what? It worked! Who knew. Brian said that usually he puts a spoon in the freezer then puts it in the roof of his mouth for a few minutes and that sometimes helps to cure them. Hmmm. http://www.wikihow.com/Cure-Hiccups

Below is the list of unusual cures. How do you cure hiccups?

-Jack- just take a quick shot of cold water and plug your ears and your nose while drinking the water.

-Brian- put a spoon in the freezer then put it in the roof of your mouth until the hiccups are gone.

-Jack- take a shot of vinegar

-Our listener Wade called and said you should either drink Worcestershire sauce and have a bite of a lemon or drink Worcestershire sauce with lemon juice. It sounds gross but he swears by it!

-Rona-have someone scare it out of you.

-Rona- I have also heard- put your head between your legs and hold your breath.

-Breathe into a paper bag.

6:45 .Well, the singer, Thomas Dolby is now the Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University...cool. Remember his song "She Blinded Me with Science"? #tbt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMWGXt979yg

He posted this on his Facebook page..

"I've taken up residence in Baltimore, MD for my first semester as Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. I'm teaching a course in sound and music for film, and helping JHU with a massive new media center project slated to open in Fall 2015. But don't worry--it will leave me time for other music projects! (TMDR)"

7:15 I couldn't keep it together after reading some of the names of some of these games of old. May I interest you in a game of Hot Cockles? I've got tears streaming down my face. --Rona

Games that nobody plays anymore from Mental Floss.com. They are so smart!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/58439/29-games-nobody-plays-anymore

  • Some of my favorites include:

  • Mumblede peg

  • Able Whackets

  • Bandy Whicketts

  • Hot Cockles

  • Are you there Moriarty?

8:15 Scary stuff really.

Girl Gets Trapped In Washing Machine (September 4, 2014)

A five-year-old girl had to be air-lifted to the hospital after becoming trapped in a washing machine on Tuesday (Sept. 2).The child was reportedly trapped in the washing machine on high speed for several minutes before anyone saw her and set her free. It's still unclear how the girl ended up in the washer or where her parents were.

According to police, a woman had tried to use that same machine moments earlier and told a manager it wasn't working properly. She then got a refund and moved to another machine. Authorities are unaware of when it to work again. Thankfully, the story says that paramedics expect the child to survive. Whew. Read the story here: http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/09/02/5-year-old-airlifted-after-getting-locked-in-washing-machine-on-high-speed/15001205/


Things to ponder:

  • What dangerous situations have you seen kids get into when their parents weren't watching them in a public place?

  • What dangerous places have you caught your kids crawling into?

  • Whoever was watching this girl may only have lost sight of her for a few minutes - Tell us about a time when your kid wandered out of your sight while in public.

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How much of a 90's girl r u? SBTB Unauthorized, Chocolate Bathroom, Rant, Instag

6:15 I love taking quizzess and stuff on Buzzfeed. This one was called "How much of a 90's girl are you? So much fun. I only got 29 out of 100 so I guess not. That stands to reason because I was graduating college in the early 90's. Fun stuff. Take it for yourself! http://bzfd.it/1nMfz6x

Here are the ones I checked on the list of 100.

  1. I had a subscription to the Delia's catalog.
  2. I wore body glitter.

  3. I used Lip Smackers.

  4. I shopped at Claire's.

  5. I shopped at Afterthoughts.

  6. I once wore overalls from the Gap.

  7. My signature scent in the '90s was Gap Dream.

  8. I listened to Ace of Base.

  9. I was an NSYNC fan.

  10. I wore butterfly clips.

  11. I wore Dr. Martens.

  12. I owned a pair of platform sneakers.

  13. I was a member of Gurl.com.

  14. I wore bra-strap headbands.

  15. I read Sassy.

  16. I wore jellies.

  17. I had ying-yang jewelry.

  18. I used Hard Candy nail polish.

  19. I wore tattoo choker necklaces.

  20. "Clueless"

  21. I wore frosty makeup for dressy occasions.

  22. When a friend and I liked the same boy, I listed to "The Boy Is Mine" A LOT.

  23. I roller-skated to Crystal Waters' "100% Pure Love."

  24. And now that you have reminded me of this I REALLY WANT TO ROLLER-SKATE TO THAT SONG.

  25. I wore dark brown lipstick like it was no one's business.

  26. I played "light as a feather, stiff as a board" with my friends.

  27. Years later, I still have a crush on Liv Tyler's outfit from "Empire Records."

  28. When Hanson first came around, I was confused as to whether they were girls or boys.

My results: You checked off 29 out of 100 on this list!

    1. OK, you're a '90s girl. But you maybe had other things going on in your life besides butterfly hair clips. I respect that.

Also, this might make you smile too. http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/30-songs-from-the-90s-that-instantly-put-us-in-a-good-mood#4l6kzum

6:45 Unauthorized "Saved by the Bell" movie on Lifetime. I caught just a few minutes of it and I fell asleep. So that makes me think it wasn't that awesome.

Is it me or does this cast look like kind of a stretch? http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/the-unauthorized-saved-by-the-bell-story

7:15 Chocolate bathroom!

Now I have heard it all. A whole bathroom designed in chocolate. I'm not kidding.Yes, that's right; you can actually order this bathroom and get it shipped worldwide (note: it's not functional). The full suite retails for £80,000, or around $133,000 and clocks in at a whopping 9.4 million calories. If you're feeling a little thrifty, you can also purchase items a la carte, like the toilet for a mere $23,000 and 980,000 calories. I mean, I know I have an extra $133,000 lying around. Get the items here: http://bathroomsweets.com/

Read the article here: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/completely-chocolate-bathroom-133000-94-million-calories/story?id=24997561

7:35 I went on a little rant about the celebs who have had their phones and accounts hacked over the weekend. Over 100 celebs had pics of them released to the public after the security breach. They had to know that having any kind of naked selfie or whatever on their phones or on their iCloud, could be hacked. If you don't want it out there, don't take it and keep it! I know these pics are for private use but if their career depends on it, then they might want to think of that in advance. It's just like Snapchat, which claims you send a video that goes away after the receiver watches it. It's only hidden, NOT deleted.

So when are people going to start considering that in advance? I'm just saying. They don't get to complain if they don't have risque' pics in the first place. If you don't have it, you can't have it exposed.

7:45 Instagram Introduces "Hyperlapse" -- A Time Lapse App

Instagram has released a brand new FREE iPhone app that will let you turn your shaky videos into smooth, sharp time-lapses using Instagram's own stabilization technology.

The app allows you to smooth out and speed up your short videos, then share them to Instagram or Facebook. The video saves to your camera roll, so you can share it on other platforms as well.

Check out these features, listed in the iOS app store:

* Shoot handheld time lapse videos in motion -- while you're walking, running, jumping or falling.
* Smooth out your video for cinematic quality with automatic stabilization.
* Speed up your hyperlapse to be up to 12 times the speed.
* Share your videos seamlessly on Instagram and Facebook or save them to your camera roll to share anywhere, anytime.
* Start filming immediately with a simple design that gets out of the way of your creativity
* Download and start capturing. No sign up or account required.

8:15- Marsha and talked about the traffic on Queen Street. Construction so be aware of the brief delays. See, we keep you up to date on all kinds of stuff on the 97.5 Morning show (TAFKATWVMS)!

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