In March 2008, I came in third place in City Magazine's "Best Radio Personalities." I've always said, I have the best listeners in the world. Thank-you so much for tuning in every day. It wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you.
Beyonce lip-synced the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Monday's inaugural ceremonies. A U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman said Tuesday, "We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Corps Band can play. We do not know why she decided to go with the pre-recorded music at the last minute." ... Another Band source says Beyonce felt she didn't have enough time to practice with the Marine Band and wanted to play it safe. But now, the U.S. Marine Band is "backing off" from their earlier statements. Hummmm
Actor Josh Duhamel will host Nickelodeon's 26th annual Kids' Choice Awards from Los Angeles on March 23.
Before Jana Kramer will say "I do," she just needed to say "yes." And she did, on fiancé Brantley Gilbert's 28th birthday of all days. Jana tells People Magazine, she was not expecting this popping of the question at all.
Carrie Underwood's video for "Two Black Cadillac's" comes out today on Vevo and tonight on Entertainment Tonight.
What's going on here? Toby Keith - rugged, 6'3", who doesn't seem like he'd back down from anything - has canceled all upcoming 'meet and greets' at his concerts, due to security concerns.
A survey of Brits discovered the 10 'little successes' that provide us with the greatest moments of happiness.
1. Discovering money you didn’t know you in an old coat – 59%
2. Winning a competition you forgot you entered – 46%
3. Getting a refund or rebate you didn’t know was due – 41%
4. Saving money on household bills – 31%
5. Finding a winning lottery ticket – 28%
6. Going to the till at the shops and realising your item has been marked down – 26%
7. Losing 1/2lb – 18%
8. Finding money in a supermarket automated till – 13%
9. Not having a hangover after a big night out – 5%
10. Getting a seat on the train into work – 3%
Everything old is new again
That seems to be the case with baby names, according to Parenting.com’s forecast of the most popular monikers of 2013. The site looked at the most-searched names of 2012 to come up with the list, which includes such throwbacks as Betty and Ellie for girls and Bertie and Gus for boys.
Are you overweight...for realzies?
Good news, the official Body Mass Index may be adjusted giving tall people a break on what is defined as "overweight." Oxford University says the current BMI is flawed showing tall people too fat and short people too thin. For example, someone who is 6'2 would be considered overweight at 195 pounds. The revised BMI for someone 6'2 is 224 pounds. A 5'10 inch person would be considered overweight under the old standards at 185 pounds. Now it's 192 pounds.
But the smaller you get, the more weight you have to lose, according to the revised method of calculating BMI. For example, someone who is 5'4 used to be overweight at 146 pounds... now it's 143.
What Do Women Prefer: A Guy in a Suit, or a Guy in Casual Clothes?
A new survey asked women whether they prefer a man in a suit or a man in casual clothes.
33% said their favorite look is a man in a suit AT ALL TIMES. 21% prefer a guy in casual clothes.
Worst Thing Ever For Your Relationship
Even worse than Facebook, the worse thing for your relationship is lack of sleep. A study suggests that lack of sleep tends to prioritize ourselves over our partner and become complete jerks. We forget the little things, like saying "thank you." The study, out of UC Berkeley, found that if "you slept like a baby, but your partner didn't, you'll probably both end up grouchy."
Super Bowl Ads
The first Super Bowl commercial is out or "leaked". It feature's model Kate Upton doing a Mercedes-Benz ad. Leaked? OK, Mercedes-Benz posted their spot on YouTube. It's a funny commercial.
Checking Your Bucket List
No, not that bucket. A new survey has found the 50 most common items on people's BUCKET LISTS. Although the first one is kind of a cheat: Become a millionaire. The rest of the top five are: Travel the world . . . see the Northern Lights . . . walk the Great Wall of China . . . and completely pay off your mortgage. (Daily Mail)
Pizza Night - original crust, pepperoni, cheese and mayo
Apparently, in Japan, the hot new trend at Domino's Pizza is MAYO as a topping. Like . . . they even sell a meat lover's pizza covered in mayo. There's no word on Domino's bringing this to the U.S. (Buzzfeed)
Good News Story
San Diego's Reggie Smith loves organic gardening, going to the Old Globe Theatre, watching the ducks paddle around the San Diego River and being a grandmother. She does not love genetically engineered tomatoes and discussing her age. And she really, really does not like talking about herself unless she is also talking about the causes she believes in.
One thing this 80 year old enjoys talking about is her volunteer work on behalf of a multitude of San Diego organizations. Her volunteering career started in the mid-60s, when she founded the Mark Twain Elementary School PTA. A few decades and many nonprofits later, she is still advocating on behalf of children and families still doing it for free.
Volunteering is what she does and does it well. Smith says she believes "with a little effort, anyone can make a change in the world.”
Lar's Thought of the Day
"Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." Carl Bard