I read in the La Crosse Tribune yesterday, an article, that says swearing is just fine in the workplace. I don’t know about your work place but at mine it is considered unacceptable. Don’t get me wrong there is swearing that goes on at work, and sometimes it happens on the air, hell sometimes I even slip, but the words that are said on the air are the G or the PG of the swear words. I have accidently said Schmidt on a shingle when talking about favorite breakfast foods, and one time when I was first in radio I let the granddaddy of all swear words slip off mike and far enough away but still it made an impression to not say that word in the studio. Words really are important and help people to decide if they want to listen to you. There are even some studies out there that say it is ok to swear and when you do you are above average intelligence. (as a person who knows my way around the swear word I am not sure I believe this, But) http://thefreethoughtproject.com/studies-swear-messy-intelligence/ When it comes to words, I don’t care for slang words for any group of people, I am not a fan of labels that people place on people, we have to remember they are words, and my mom always said that sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me. What words do you dislike?
Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
I have heard he is not my president most of my life, I seem to recall when I started getting politically educated that even back in the 80’s people used to say he’s not my president. I have to disagree with you, he is our president. Whomever gets elected and then sworn in as the commander in chief is indeed your president. You may not agree with much of what that person stands for but that elected person is your president. With that being said, today marks the swearing in of our 45th president and you bet there are many protesting, demonstrating and marching in Washington DC and around the country. But on the other hand there are many cheering, celebrating and rejoicing as Donald Trump gets sworn in. I am unsure of how things are going to go under a Trump administration but as with any change at the top there will be some shake up and some uncertainty. I wish for nothing but the best for all in politics, as I do not want our country to fail. God Bless America.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
I can remember when it cost 14 cents to mail a letter either next door or across the country. I recall walking to school through a parking lot when that thought hit me. I have no idea why I remember that exact moment and who knows if it even is a real thought but I can vividly picture thinking it is only 14 cents to mail a letter and I am walking to school. Like I said I was a weird child. The reason I bring up the cost of stamps is if you are a saver and want to save some money before the big hike, you better purchase your stamps before the big hike on Sunday. We are going back up to the 49 cents per stamp that we saw in 2014. For some reason the price of a stamp went down to 47 cents in April of last year now returning to the 49 cents from before, I still think that the price of travel for our cards and letters is cheap. If you want to save that 4% you better head to the post office before Sunday and buy your forever stamps.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I have always thought of La Crosse, Wisconsin as a safe place to live, low crime, low murder rate, good people. Imagine my surprise when on Tuesday I heard from a co-worker that someone stole the four tires and rims right off her car. I immediately thought that she has to have a cool car with super expensive tires and rims, it has to be the case right. Wrong, someone stole the 4 tires and rims off a 2003 Toyota Corolla. Who the hell steals the tires off a car to begin with? But a Toyota Corolla? What the? The car was in her alley behind her house. If this would have happened to my car my neighbors would have been awaked by me yelling. This isn’t Chicago, or New York but La Crosse, Wisconsin who the hell steals the tires off a car? By the way if you are missing a couple of car jacks I know where they are, contact me for that information, better yet call the La Crosse Police, I am sure that they would like to talk with you.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A weird thing happened in La Crosse, we had an ice storm like one that I have never seen in my 48 years. I glanced out the front window about 4 yesterday afternoon and noticed that the street in front of my house was sheer ice. I mentioned it to my son who asked if he could go out and skate on it, I said no so he went and slid on the ice with his shoes on. When his brother got home he had a pair of his old skates on and said I’m going skating on the street and his brother then piped up saying me too, they grabbed their skates, I videoed them on my phone uploaded to Facebook and by this morning over a half a million people have seen the video, my kids were pretty pumped last night constantly giving us updates on how many people have seen the video, a friend of mine said it was on the national news. Crazy.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Over the weekend I wanted to go to a funeral to pay my last respects. I found the address of this rural church and proceeded to go to google maps to find the driving directions, using the gps on my phone to navigate me to the rural church. I didn’t make it to the funeral heck I couldn’t even find the church. I have heard how people have had bad luck with the different maps out there and how gps units have told people to turn down wrong streets, but this is the first time I have experienced it where it had me miles away from my true destination. Needless to say I missed the wake and the funeral, instead of getting upset about missing these events, we decided to explore some of the small towns we went through. Not really what was planned for Saturday but wasn’t the worst thing going either.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are Fox broadcasting number one broadcast team. Some Packer fans are not happy with the duo calling the Packer games. As a Packer fan I say to those fans that are complaining about having Buck and Aikman calling the games to get over it. I personally like to watch the games when these guys are calling the games, and in fact don’t like when we get stuck with another broadcast duo. At least when I am watching the Packers on Fox I know what I am going to get, when they move the games to a Sunday, Thursday or Monday night I don’t know who is going to be calling it, and not sure if I will even be able to watch the game since I don’t have cable. I think that the 24 thousand fans who signed the petition to get Buck and Aikman off the Packers broadcast have it wrong. If you want to not hear what they have to say, either turn down your tv and listen to the game on the radio or go to the game yourself and see the action. I say keep Buck and Aikman. Go Pack Go!!!!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Infidelity, the cheating spouse, it isn’t what it seems. It didn’t mean anything. I really only enjoy it when it is us. It won’t happen again, I promise. But the draw is there and the lines have been drawn in the sand. You are home alone and that urge gets you, you are weak, you can fight her power, you can fight her draw, you can – never mind only one more time, yeah right. The TV is already on and you have Netflix turned on and you have already started watching the show you and your spouse were watching together. That draw is real, I feel it on a fairly regular basis, I am home alone often and the tv is on, and sometimes, I can’t help myself I want to only watch one episode, just one she will never know, but guess what she will. It isn’t worth it, you can watch these shows together. Speaking of Netflix cheating, what services do you have besides Netflix? I also have Hulu and Amazon prime, and we just are finishing up Agent X. What shows are you currently watching?
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
As we are getting ready to turn the page on American history as we say good bye to the first African American President and hello to a president who has had no background in politics except for donating to campaigns and parties to get things done for his businesses. Are we ready to look back at the last eight years and think about the good and the bad? I can honestly say that in the Obama presidency that I have had my career worst day and my career worst day. I have seen the stock market make money and lose money, I have seen people at the top of their game and people at their worst. There have been times that I wondered what the heck is going on and then how cool is this. I guess what I am trying to say is that even though one President is getting ready to step aside, a person who if you remember was a pot stirrer and another person who is a pot stirrer getting ready to take over, that we are better off than we were 8 years ago, I worried about the next 4 years, no not at all. Because we always find a way to persevere, a way to succeed, and always find a way to show the strength of our country. God bless America.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
What ever happened to follow through? I bought a Santa beard and hair back in November from the world’s biggest box store. I looked locally. Couldn’t find it. Long story short I got some hair but it was a Mrs. Claus hair set. What the heck am I supposed to do with that? I immediately contacted the company to try to get my hair problem taken care of. Here it is 3 weeks after Christmas and I still have not got closure on this. I did talk via email to at least 4 customer service people the person before yesterday’s conversation said yes they saw the mistake and yes I will be getting a refund in 5 to 7 days I waited 9 days before I contacted them again, yesterday’s person said to me I need to call the customer service number. I didn’t have time to do that yesterday, but why have I had to jump through so many hoops for a 42-dollar refund? At this point it is the principle of the thing. I just always thought that when you tell someone you are going to do something you follow through with it.