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Giddy Up during the Holiday Season…but take a minute unwrap the real gifts!

GREETINGS FROM The Oasis in the Middle of the Desert, Las Vegas Nevada.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdTAAyjnvNI

 

Yes this town is full of lights, glitz, and glamour, I am dancing under the beam of a “neon moon.” (yet another song that seems to sum up my life)

 

http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/449885/neon-moon-from-invitation-only.jhtml

 

While it may be “Sin City” for many, for me…it is just long hours working, working out, and catching up on paperwork. I am out here doing an event for the National Finals Rodeo http://www.prorodeo.com/

 

You can check it out all weekend live and replayed on GAC or on the web (http://www.gactv.com/gac/pac_ctnt/text/0,,GAC_26058_104203,00.html)

 

They say in Vegas you can be anyone ya wannabe. I guess that is why I like it here so much. Cause with putting the boots, buckle, and hats on over the weekends (and yes the sleeveless shirts as well)…I am not a Cowboy, but I play one on stages on the weekend (and live by the lifestyle).

 

This event is AWESOME it is a party atmosphere based on hard workin’/hard livin lifestyles on a foundation of appreciation of God, family, country and fun! I really like events like the NFR, this event reminds me of one of my favorite movies.

 

“Pure Country,” was a movie I saw as a kid but shaped me to this day. A movie that my friend JMI needs to see (I also hope she is feeling better, since I worry about her). Pure Country is what could be real life behind any stage.

 

George Strait stars as the guy in the cowboy hat who loved what he did while on stage, yet felt something was not right. He then found a sweet, strong minded, fair skinned, strawberry blonde, who rode horses and worked hard for what she wanted, while fighting her own inner insecurities.

 

Based around an event very similar to this weekend, George (“Dusty”) falls for the girl, and they hit it off…but due to some assumptions, and miscommunication get split apart. She helps him find himself and his place on the stage he loves. YEP EVEN WHILE HAVING A BLAST…THIS WEEKEND IS OPENING UP SOME SCARS!

 

No matter where I am, no matter what I do…there is part of me that believes “unconditionally”- “You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete,” and I have been taught to “make each tomorrow be the best that it can be.”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnFs7SCI3ZM

 

But just like the movie…KING GEORGE IS HERE!!! And I am part of an event that his band, The Ace in The Hole Band is playing. Not only is this very similar to the movie…BUT IT IS LIKE I GET TO HEAR THE ENTIRE GEORGE STRAIT BOX SET EACH NIGHT LIVE, to a small intimate crowd!

 

But I am still waiting on my favorite song that is a staple of any country gig I have the honor of ROCKIN, in “The Heartland” of this great Country!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79_jhgk__fo

 

In addition to the travels in the air and on the road, as well as the travels to memories in a different point in my life, this has been a very trying week. I can say without a doubt that Verizon products are far superior to any other wireless products, HOWEVER THEIR CUSTOMER SERIVCE SUCKS!!!

 

I won’t go into detail but will say that after making my first call for a replacement phone (from the insurance I have paid for for the last 10 years) last Sunday, over 3.5 hours on the phone, $128.00 charged ($13.00) for “overnight delivery” (last MONDAY!), one follow up phone call saying phone was never sent, one “customer service” rep stating “you are bothering all of us,” and FedEx email sent on THURSDAY (5 days later), saying “your phone was shipped today and will arrive by 3pm on Friday…I STILL DON’T HAVE A PHONE. I guess my ideer of OVERNIGHT delivery, being charged for a product (without having the product delivered), and customer service is FAR DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF VERIZON WIRELESS!!!

 

The good point in all of this? It happened while I was on the beach in paradise (things are easier to take in nice weather), and I am reminded why I strive to provide excellent customer service!

 

However, my week was NOTHING compared to that of the Police, Staff, Students, and Families of those Killed and Injured on the Campus of Virginia Tech. This University has just started to recover from the tragedy in April 2007. Please take a moment to give a hug to those around you, even if in a “safe environment” ya never know when tragedy will strike, in the case of V-Tech…twice! Say a prayer, be thankful of what you have, or whatever…but this week, just as in 2007 “We are all Hokies.”

 

Speaking of an unexpected tragedy, this week marked the seventh anniversary of the death of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott at The Al Rosa Villa in Columbus Ohio.

 

Gone but not forgotten…I remember exactly where I was when I heard. I was rockin’ a stage with the beautiful Ronni Hunter from The Blitz. The look on her face when she heard what had happened was heartbreaking. Being the true pro she is, she finished her appearance and then got out to be with those affected. That night I learned how we can be taken at any time-even when on the comfort of a stage, how a true pro acts, and how heroic actions of one man-as in the case of Jim Neggemeyer (I guy I went to High School with) can save so many.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehx7BIXJM0Y

 

“It’s been seven years since the metal world lost one of its most adored sons, and we still miss him dearly.

Seven years ago, heavy metal suffered one of its biggest and most shocking tragedies when “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was cruelly snatched from us on that fateful night in Ohio.

Shot onstage by Nathan Gale while performing with Damage plan, Dimebag was one of four people killed that night, leaving behind his long-time girlfriend Rita Haney, his brother Vinnie and an incredible legacy as one of the greatest metal guitarists of them all.

Seven years on, we still love and miss Dime dearly, and will never, ever forget him, his influence or what he’s meant to us all. RIP, brother.
http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/top-posts/rip-dimebag-never-forgotten/

This week we, as a country reflect back on 70 years Ago

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 remains deeply imbedded in the American psyche. On the 70th anniversary, Michael Ruane looked back at how the nation reacted to that fateful event:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pearl-harbor-day-survivors-remember-attack-pay-respects-on-70th-anniversary/2011/12/07/gIQAF7VMdO_story.html?tid=pm_national_pop

FDR’s SPEECH:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqQAf74fsE

 

So as we head full steam into the Holiday Season, remember that whatever you are doing, shopping, enjoy the company of friends and family, fighting crowds/family or traffic or whatever…remember while there may be shiny wrapped boxes under the tree on Dec 25th, each day is a gift that we get to unwrap!

 

 

OCCUPY:
THIS IS DEAD ON, “THE FIRST WAVE” is hitting the shores. This is NOT EDITED but I suggest supporters and level headed people listen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJEbWMS_IHE

 
PLEASE JOIN ME: 

FRIDAY: Join my Buddy Chris O at The Filling Station for the “All request Dance Party”

 

SATURDAY: Join my Buddy Chris O as rocks the Budweiser Party Terrace while The Jackets take on The “Baw-stan” Bruins


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TIME TO BOOK YOUR Holiday Events
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COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:
Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town

December 17th Blue Jackets Holiday Game
December 31st Yogi’s  NYE Party
Filling Station NYE Party
Blue Jackets NYE Game
JANUARY 6th PBR 2012 Kick Off at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!!!

 

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE WEEK:
There’s something we need to constantly remind ourselves to do so we attract a fantastic life, and that is to LIGHTEN UP! Because when we’re serious about anything, we will always attract more serious circumstances. When we lighten up, instantaneously we change our future and we make it brighter! Tell yourself right now to just LIGHTEN UP, and you will feel much better immediately. Got the feeling? – Rhonda Byrne

 

SONG(s) FOR THE WEEK:
Yep…no matter where

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqGOUd8Odjs

 

Was sitting on the Beach, drinking some Booze, watching the Boats, and listening to some Ballads (Parrot Heads will get that one), and this “lost gem” came on my headphones. I thought HOLY SH*T, it is true. WE ALL HAVE THEM, we just can’t see ‘em…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5rOHSeyegI

 
HOLIDAY SONGS:

What’s wrong with one more? FUN Spin on a great Country Song

http://youtu.be/ukfiswl6uX4

Christmas in Hollis Queens. Moms in the kitchen cookin collard greens…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR07r0ZMFb8&ob=av3e

 

Holiday Season is in Full Affect…better get runnin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tGirb_wgkcw

 

I got one of my Christmas wishes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pwojekKN9OE

 

Gotta have a Christmas song, by one of my favorite Jews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D6cfM7yQMwo

 

New Classic?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z1rYmzQ8C9Q

 

I love this version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivxf3q-k6ds

 

AND ONE OF MY ALL TIME “DECEMBER SONGS”…reason to believe that maybe this year will be better than the last

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLwXf-LWn1E

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?:
The people at Reynolds et al make a substantial amount of money selling foil during the Yuletide season. It has been confirmed that at least 3000 tons of foil are used to wrap turkeys annually.

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What do you consider your greatest strength?

You have far more weaknesses than strengths – concentrate always on your strengths.-Brian Tracy

 
FUNNY:

THIS IS AWESOME! ‘Holy Sh*t Balls Mom…!”

http://www.break.com/index/michael-buble-heckled-by-mom-2179373

 

 

HELP:
The Holidays Armed Services Blood Drive is three weeks
away. It will be held on Saturday, December 17th, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m., at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 165 N. Yearling Road, next
to DSCC. This drive is proudly being cosponsored by AmVets (Stan Kinney Post
89) and by The American Legion (Gahanna Post 797), and hosted by the U.S.
Army Reserve. The blood will be collected by the Armed Services Blood Program
(ASBP), the military’s exclusive blood collection agency, goes exclusively to
military personnel, including a good portion to help save the lives of
American forces deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

This is one of the few blood drives for the Armed Forces in the country that
is open to the public. Come in and donate for our Armed Forces.

All blood collected will be immediately processed, and then most will be
flown directly from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by priority overseas and
in theatre within a week. You cannot ask for a better, more direct way to
support our troops.

For eligibility information (including not having donated since October
18th), please see the Armed Services Blood Program webpage at
http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/can_i_donate.aspx

Food and refreshments will be provided, including food such as warm
sandwiches, coney islands, baked beans, chips, pretzels, donuts, cookies,
cakes, and other snacks. Drinks will include water, Gatorade, juice and juice
drinks, pop, and coffee. The AmVets and American Legion volunteers will be
providing the food and drinks. Tentative date for the next blood drive is
probably mid-February (to be sponsored by the 12th District Sons of the
American Legion).

While walk-ins are accepted, donors are encouraged to pre-register for an
appointment at https://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm
(This gives us an idea of how many to expect, and saves YOU time in the donation process). Donors can search for this blood drive by zip code (43213) to register (add the date too: December 17th).

This Christmas time, please help give a fellow serviceman or servicewoman a
chance to live. Give a life-saving gift that literally comes from the heart.
For more information, please contact Peter Margaritis, blood drive chairman,
(614) 395-0387.

You’ve seen the TV. Our forces overseas are heavily engaged in combat
operations. Please, give a wounded serviceman or servicewoman a great holiday
gift — a gift that literally comes from your heart.

 

 

MUST READ:

Phonetic Alphabet Tables
Useful for spelling words and names over the phone. I printed this page, cut out the table containing the NATO phonetic alphabet (below), and taped it to the side of my computer monitor when I was a telephone help desk technician.

An alternate version, Western Union’s phonetic alphabet, is presented in case the NATO version sounds too militaristic to you.

I was inspired to recreate this page and post it online when I overheard a co-worker say “L, as in Log” over the phone.
http://www.osric.com/chris/phonetic.html

HOLIDAY:

Excuses stop us from doing what we need to do. We are all tired.. We are all busy.. We can ALL make time to workout and eat right!- Bob Harper


Ho Ho Horrible holiday eats, ‘Tis the season for your local fast food restaurant to come up with some crazy holiday inspired menu items. Candy cane cakes, snowman donuts and Thanksgiving chicken sandwiches are being doled out to those who need a quick bite on the run. Here are some of the ridiculous additions that are not jolly at all… so please, steer clear!
* Outback’s Gingerbread Martini
The restaurant’s website doesn’t even list the calories for this holiday beverage because it’s probably to embarrassed with how unhealthy it is. This drink is made from Monin gingerbread flavor, Absolut vodka, Kahlúa and Baileys Irish Cream. To serve, this drink is “salted” in graham cracker crumbs and topped with a gingerbread cookie. Ginger is suppose to be a healthy spice, but in this case, all health properties are completely void.

* Krispy Kreme Snowman Doughnut
It’s just plain cruel to eat Frosty the Snowman. He may look delicious with the warm glaze dripping off his puffy body, but resist! These donuts are full of sugar, calories, trans fat… all necessary ingredients to put you at risk for a stroke or heart attack. That certainly isn’t something you want this holiday season.

* McDonald’s Holiday Pie
One second this chain restaurant is trying to improve its image by rolling out with healthier menu items, and the next, it’s whipping up some trans fat infested goodies like the holiday pie! Reviews even state that this pie isn’t even tasty, so why bother.

* IHOP Eggnog Pancakes
IHOP never ceases to amaze taste buds around the nation. This chain breakfast hub is always coming up with some interesting way to add extra fat and calories to our daily meals. If all you want for Christmas is… a heart attack, then dig in. But if you’re thinking you’d like to live to see 2012, cook up your own batch of whole grain pancakes at home.

* Friendly’s Gingerbread Ice Cream
Why is this chain restaurant called Friendly’s? Clearly it’s not friendly to your arteries, so it really is just false advertising. Also, who wants to eat ice cream in the winter? And again, the ingredient ginger is once again turned into a demon. It’s so sad because ginger alone as so many healthful properties, but when paired with fat, sugar and cream, you can forget about it.

* Tim Horton’s Candy Cane Chocolate Doughnut
You may be thinking that Tim Horton’s is a genius for putting to delicious flavors together but with 280 calories in this tiny donut, the restaurant is clearly off it’s rocker! Oh and don’t think you’re doing yourself any favors by ordering the Candy Cane Hot Chocolate either, this drink racks up 480 calories in a medium sized cup! If you want to fit into your holiday sweater in the next few weeks, you won’t be able to if you suck down these holiday treats.

* Peppermint Pinkberry
Remember when Pinkberry was all the rage in the celebrity world because they believed it was low calorie and thus, healthy? Well this holiday treat (again, who eats cold food during cold months?) may only come in at 110 calories but that’s only for a 1/2 a cup and who honestly only shovels in a 1/2 cup worth of ice cream? Bake some warm healthy tummy filling goodies at home, such as butternut squash, you won’t miss this holiday treat, promise.
http://www.examiner.com/nutrition-in-boulder/ho-ho-horrible-holiday-eats-part-one-ihop-eggnog-pancakes?cid=dflo-facebook-120611-HorribleHolidayEats#ixzz1fyva2gXM

 

The most shoplifted items of the season
While most of us are out buying holiday presents some people are getting their gifts with a five-finger discount. Ad Week  is reporting that one in every 11 people walks out the door with at least one item they didn’t pay for. With shoplifting up six percent this year, retailers stand to lose a whopping $119 billion of merchandise to shoplifters in 2011. And it’s not just kids with sticky fingers—75 percent of shoplifters are adults, most of whom have jobs. We know people are hunting for holiday deals, but this amount of theft is both surprising and sad.

Ad Week spoke with loss prevention experts on why shoplifting is the highest it’s been in five years. “Most shoplifters simply succumb to temptation, “Johnny Custer, director of field operations for Merchant Analytic Solutions, told Ad Week. “But add a sense of desperation because of the economy and holiday pressures, and you have the recipe for theft soup.” Barbara Staib, a spokesperson for the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention, told Ad Week, “Seventy percent of shoplifters tell us they didn’t plan to shoplift.”

Exactly what are people stealing? Ad Week has compiled the top 10 most shoplifted items of 2011 and they’re truly bizarre.

1. Filet mignon. So many people are tucking choice cuts of meats under their jackets that supermarkets are now considered the stores with the most theft.

2. Jameson
Those with an unquenchable thirst for booze just help themselves to a free bottle of expensive liquor.

3. Electric tools
Apparently the most common items men nab are electric toothbrushes and power tools. At least they’re fighting cavities.

4. iPhone 4
Electronics like smart phones and video games are high risk items, and one research group claims 100,000 laptops are stolen annually from big box stores.

5. Gillette Mach 4
Anyone who uses non-disposable razors knows they’re pretty expensive, so in tough financial times people don’t want to pay for them anymore.

6. Axe
The men’s deodorant and body wash we love to hate are often stolen in mass quantities and resold at flea markets and corner stores. Dial is popular amongst thieves too.

7. Polo Ralph Lauren
Clothing theft is up 31 percent since 2009. It’s hard to look good in a bad economy, so some score fresh threads the illegal way.

8. Let’s Rock Elmo
The Sesame Street toy topped the Toys’R’Us “Hot Toys” list this year, so parents are stealing this must-have toy for their kids if they can’t afford it.

9. Chanel No. 5
Who wouldn’t love a bottle of this popular woman’s fragrance? Expensive perfumes make up nearly four percent of loss in stores that carry them.

10. Nikes
As Ad Week points out, some shoppers wear flip-flops into a store, try on a pair of sneakers, and walk out wearing them. Sneaker heads will do whatever it takes to score the kicks on their wish list.
http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/the-most-shoplifted-items-of-the-season.html

 
ANNIVERSARY:
My “Florida Parents” who celebrated there “official unofficial” Anniversary this week. Congrats, after many years of on again off again happiness, as we said at the first anniversary party “’Bout Time!”  Your love and happiness found in your time, is an inspiration to me!

 

 

PASSING:

Harry Morgan, 96, who won an Emmy Award playing the tough but fair Col. Sherman T. Potter on the comedy series “M*A*S*H” and was a supporting actor for six decades in movies and on television, died Dec. 7 at his home in Los Angeles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/harry-morgan-dies-at-96-mash-dragnet-roles-embodied-character-acting/2011/12/08/gIQAteFwfO_story.html

 
ENTERTAINMENT:
Owner of home hit by ‘Mythbusters’ cannonball trying to fix damage

The owner of the home damaged in the “Mythbusters” cannonball accident said he’s working on repairing the damage.

“I’m just trying to get my house fixed,” said the owner, who did not identify himself, in a short interview with the Contra Costa Times. The paper said the hole from the cannonball had been patched but sunlight shining through the hole could still be seen inside the home.

A failed experiment for the popular Discovery Channel show sent the 30-pound cannonball soaring through Dublin, a suburb about 35 miles east of San Francisco.

 

On Wednesday, “MythBusters” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman visited the neighborhood. Savage said the affected residents would be paid for property damage as well as any hotel charges.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/mythbusters-cannonball-home-damage.html

 
MUSIC:
Kid Rock: I told Mitt Romney’s campaign they could use my song

 

The Washington Post confirmed Tuesday that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has made Kid Rock’s “Born Free” his official campaign song.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu3rsha1ZtI

As for Kid Rock, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, that’s just fine with him.
In a statement Wednesday, the musician said that he told Romney’s team that it could use his music–and so, for that matter, can anyone else:
He and anyone else who wants to use my song do not need my permission. I said he could use it and I would say the same for any other candidate. I have to have a little faith that every candidate feels like he or she can help this country. Without faith, we got nothing. I make music to have it be heard. Merry Christmas folks! Rock on.
-Kid Rock

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/kid-rock-told-mitt-romney-campaign-could-song-210720469.html

BOOKS:

‘Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self’

These nuggets of wisdom are offered by an Academy Award–nominated actor (James Woods), a popular comedian (Aasif Mandvi), and a world-famous novelist (Jodi Picoult) to their sixteen-year-old selves. No matter how accomplished and confident they seem today, at sixteen, they were like the rest of us—often unsure, frequently confused, and usually in need of a little reassurance.

In Dear Me, 75 celebrities, writers, musicians, athletes, and actors have written letters to their younger selves that give words of comfort, warning, humor, and advice. These letters present intimate, moving, and witty insights into some of the world’s most intriguing and admired individuals. By turns funny, surprising, raw, and uplifting, this singular collection captures the universal conditions that are youth, life, and growing up.
http://dearme.org/contributors/

MILITARY:
Two days after Pearl Harbor was bombed, Faribault’s Bruce Smith was named the 1941 Heisman Trophy winner as the best college football player in the country. An audio recording of his speech was recently “re-discovered” at the Rice County Historical Museum.

Transcript of Bruce Smith’s 1941 Heisman acceptance speech
“Mr. Chairman, Mr. President and members of the Downtown Athletic Club, ladies and gentleman: So much of emotional significance has happened in such a brief space of time that the task of responding on such an occasion leaves me at a loss to assign relative value.

In the Far East they may think American boys are soft, but I have had, and even have now, plenty of evidence in black and blue to prove that they are making a big mistake. (Applause) I think America will owe a great debt to the game of football when we finish this thing off. If six million American youngsters like myself are able to take it and come back for more, both from a physical standpoint and that of morale. If teaching team play and cooperation and exercise to go out and fight hard for the honor of our schools, then likewise the same skills can be depended on when we have to fight to defend for our country.”
http://faribault.com/content/hearing-bruce

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7189867

POLITICS:
UM…I don’t think I agree (no, really…I am disagreeing with FOX News)

Fox Business’ Follow The Money Unmasks The Muppets’ Liberal Agenda: “Brainwashing” Your Kids!
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201112020036

 
BUISNESS/PRODUCT OF WEEK:
BOOZE!

Cheers to America’s Alcohol System
Have you seen any of these headlines recently?”Warning over fake vodka.” “Antifreeze chemicals found in fake booze.” “Dodgy vodka could kill, warn environmental health experts.” Chances are you probably haven’t read these headlines because they didn’t happen here.

These headlines are from other countries that don’t benefit from the American system of alcohol regulation — the very system that is celebrating its anniversary.
On December 5, 1933, Utah, Pennsylvania and Ohio ratified the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving it the three-quarters majority needed to legally repeal the 18th Amendment and end the 13 years of national Prohibition.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-spicer/repeal-day-prohibition_b_1129131.html

YOU DA MAN:
Teenager gives back to Children’s Hospital
Eli Staggers, a 15 year-old Licking Valley student, completed a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital, collecting more than 400 coloring and workbooks to be donated to hospitalized children.

 

To graduate from Licking Valley High School, every student must complete a 30-hour community service project.

Freshman Eli Staggers, 15, didn’t want to wait until he was a senior to complete the requirement, so when he saw a television commercial about kids who will have to remain at Children’s Hospital in Columbus during the holidays, he knew what he had to do.

With the help of the girls and boys basketball teams and fans and community members, he collected more than 400 coloring books, crayons and fun books. The collection filled eight boxes, which he and his mother, Angie Staggers, delivered to the hospital.
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20111205/NEWS01/112050318/Teenager-gives-back-Children-s-Hospital

WHAT THE HE**?:
Michigan county uses homeland security money to buy Sno-Cone machines
Montcalm County in Michigan, used $11,700 of money meant for homeland security projects to buy 13 Sno-Cone machines.

The United States is fighting terrorism — one snow cone at a time.
Montcalm County recently received a $900 Arctic Blast Sno-Cone machine.
The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) is a federal- and state-designated agency responsible for managing and administrating the homeland security program in Montcalm County and 12 other counties.
http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=9487501#ixzz1fyo7ZmjN

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?:
I will take one…even if wrecked?!?!?

 

An outing of luxury sports car enthusiasts in Japan ended in an expensive freeway pileup — smashing a stunning eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes likely worth more than $1 million together.

Police say they believe the accident Sunday was touched off when the driver of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit the median barrier. He spun across the freeway, and the other cars collided while trying to avoid hitting his car.

Video of the crash aired by NTV, a major national network, showed several smashed, bright red Ferraris cluttering the freeway.

Even a used Ferrari in Japan can fetch $100,000 or more, meaning the total damage may be $1 million or more.

http://news.yahoo.com/fleet-ferraris-ruined-japan-sportscar-pileup-064013838.html

 

 

SPORTS:

Albert Pujols, Angels Agree to 10-Year, $254M Deal
Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols agreed Thursday to a $254 million, 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Pujols’ contract, which is subject to a physical, is the second-highest in baseball history and only the third to break the $200 million barrier, following Alex Rodriguez’s $252 million, 10-year deal with Texas before the 2001 season and A-Rod’s $275 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees before the 2008 season.

The Angels announced Thursday they were signing Pujols away from the St. Louis Cardinals, who he led to a World Series title this fall.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/12/08/source-albert-pujols-agrees-to-10-year-deal-with-california-angels/#ixzz1fyFglMWS

 
BUCKEYES:
After the November 29th game against the Buckeyes, Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski discussed the reasons he believed lead to his team losing the game.

“I thought Ohio State played a great game against us. They were a fresher team; I thought our team played tired. They are very athletic, together and they played with a great verve.

 

Obviously they are deserving of the win, but they were a lot fresher than we were. We could never get into the ballgame.”
http://www.thebuckeyebattlecry.com/2011/12/buckeye-basketball-breakdown-exhaustion/

RELIGION:
I listened to ‘Crazy Love’ on the way out here to Vegas. Francis Chan is a DEEP DUDE, and I recommend ANYONE listen to what he has to say. No matter if you are a bible thumper (actually these people need to read/listen more than anyone), a casual church goer, or even someone who doesn’t believe. This is some deep SH*T!!!

 

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

 

God is love.  Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love.  Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrifi cing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not. We all know something’s wrong. Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts-it’s falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything. Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com Check out Francis Chan’s video blog at francischanblog.blogspot.com

BUISNESS:
LET ME HELP YOU GET YOUR PRODUCT/SERVICE OUT TO CONSUMERS!!! How does over 20,000 EMAILS sound to your come company. We have a list of over 20,000 and can assist you in getting YOUR MESSAGE/BRAND/IDEA directly to consumers. The Hyatt has even recently booked our services. WE GET MESSAGES OUT TO CONSUMERS! This is a unique and inexpensive chance to brand your services, and reach beyond your current clientele list. My current list of customers has indicated that this unique form of FREE advertising has helped their brand and ID name. If anyone provides me a lead, and I can close the lead…I will pay 100% of first week revenues received. You make 100% of what I make, just for referring me to someone. For more info, or a list of current ecstatic customers e-mail sosaudio@yahoo.com

BOOKING HOLIDAY EVENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2011! “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”- WARREN BUFFETT

HEALTH:
Obesity, smoking, kids in poverty — all on rise in Ohio

Americans are no healthier now than they were last year, according to a report released today, and Ohioans specifically are a bit worse.

The state dropped three spots this year to 36th overall in the United Health Foundation’s annual state-by-state health rankings. Ohio echoed the nation’s trend toward more obesity, but it also had increases in smoking, childhood poverty and diabetes.

Health advocates in the state cite too little funding for both public health and educational programs as the culprit for the declining health ranking.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/12/06/obesity-smoking-kids-in-poverty–all-on-rise-in-ohio.html

INSPIRATION:
No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.”—William Ellery Channing

SUCCESS:
Look for the best in everyone today! People around you are as valuable as you think they are. When you have a critical spirit towards your spouse, children, or co workers they become more of what you say they are! Learn to encourage others and they will perform better for you. Look for the best in everyone and you will find it. – Rex Crain

 

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

 
QUOTES:
It is easy to say, ‘I love you,’ to someone, but it’s more meaningful to thank someone for loving you.

 

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.- Jai J-Money Holland

CLOSING:
“The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.”-Robert Frost

 

 

TO DO:

THURSDAY

Foster the People, Jason Derulo, Matt Nathanson, Taio Cruz, and Colbie Caillat  at The LC

Sandi Patty Yuletide Celebration at The Midland Theater

FRIDAY:
Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas at The Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center

 

MORE TO DO:
ALL WEEKEND:

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.  www.columbuszoo.org

Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park www.ohiostateparks.org

Exhibit: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” 45th Anniversary Retrospective. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. www.fpconservatory.org

The Polar Express showing at The Midland Theater

FUNNIES:
ALL WEEKEND:
Scott Henry, plays The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center

IN THEATERS:
THE ALL STAR MOVIE, ‘New Years Eve,’ rated “PG-13.” By “all star, I mean it has EVERYONE IN IT!!! Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Hilary Swank

 

Jonah Hill stars in the very inappropriate, ‘The Sitter,’ rated “R.”

DVD:
The must see, ‘The Help’ rated “PG-13.”

 

The wait till it comes out on cable, cause it was the most disappointing movie of the year…’The Hangover 2’ rated “R.”
‘Cowboys & Aliens’ is surprisingly good! Starring Harrison Ford, and rated “PG-13.”

 

 

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:
Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town

December 17th Blue Jackets Holiday Game
December 31st Yogi’s  NYE Party
Filling Station NYE Party
Blue Jackets NYE Game
JANUARY 6th PBR 2012 Kick Off at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!!!


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