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This week is Thanksgiving and you know I am fired up. Last week I blogged about how I was upset that Christmas seem to be taking over the Thanksgiving holiday and that sucks because it is a great holiday. Now I like to eat so that is a huge factor in the me liking Thanksgiving so much but also it is just a low pressure holiday compared with Christmas. For instance if someone doesn't have a certain food you like then it sucks but it is not a huge deal but if you show up without a gift then it is a big deal. Christmas also just has more pressure because everyone tells you it should. When watching TV and shows you would think if you don't get the perfect gift then you are not a good person which I think is just BS. Hell some of the best gift givers I know are a pain in the butt in real life but hey they got you that awesome gift so you better tell them they are great. Now kids are a different story since remember stuff like what they got on Christmas and for kids Christmas is no doubt the top dog but as a adult give me some good food and football with no real pressure and I am a happy camper. I always enjoyed playing football with my cousins and such on Thanksgiving as well. We would always get together and play a touch football game. If you read this and say why touch? it's because touch is better on the body then tackle and we had a group's of different ages. Thanksgiving is a great time to relax and have fun, family can grind on you a bit but rember in the end just take a breathe and enjoy some pie. Have a great holiday everyone
It's time for Group Therapy, where Rock-A-Holics reach out for some help from their own kind!
A few years ago, Marissa borrowed a fair amount of money from her then-boyfriend; at the time, he said that she didn't have to worry about paying the money back, and they didn't sign any kind of agreement. Still, she insisted that she would eventually pay him back, but he said it was no big deal.
As you may have guessed, the couple split up a while back, and they haven't spoken since then. He never said anything about the money, so she dismissed the idea of ever paying him back.
Marissa heard from her ex recently: he wrote her on Facebook, asking if they could discuss her paying back the money. Interestingly enough, Marissa waited until this point in the story to reveal the amount in question…it's SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! She also seems to be leaning pretty hard on the fact that her ex told her that she didn't have to pay him back.
Rock-A-Holics, let's hear it from you: what do you think Marissa should do about this significant debt that she thought she'd never need to repay?
Ok…this is my one foot out the door blog post, sorry! We are off for the rest of the week…so have an AWESOME turkey day!
The guy who does the "Ten Second Songs" series on YouTube just posted a video where he does "Hello" by ADELE as 25 different artists, and it's a fun watch/listen! Here he is doing the song like he's in the Backstreet Boys . . . Prince . . . Guns n' Roses . . . Pink Floyd . . . and Green Day.
Since Thanksgiving is this Thursday… you might be cooking a turkey…and if you are… I always love to share this every year….here is Vicky & a former employee of the station, Sam, teaching you how to cook one!
Happy Monday to you. One of the stories that caught our attention over the weekend involves (who else) Donald Trump. Uncharacteristically, this story had nothing to do with anything the moron said, it was the fact that he cut in line at an Adele concert. Again, we weren't stunned that he cut in line... it's TRUMP... that's the kind of thing he would do.
No, what surprised us was that he's an Adele fan. That's not a slight on Adele... she's talented... it's just that we're shocked that TRUMP recognizes that. The idea that Trump even enjoys MUSIC just seems kinda odd.
Barring deafness, everyone enjoys music in some form, right? Still shocked that Trump does too. He strikes me as the kind of guy who doesn't enjoy anything beyond the sound of his own, grating voice.
Enough about the Donald. I was just shocked that he likes Adele.
We had a 63- year- old guy named Hilstead (it's Norwegian) and he has a hunchback that makes him "walk like a gorilla". He's also never been able to straighten his arms. As a result, this dude has never been with a woman. Ever. We're not sure what he looks like beyond his own description, but we feel compelled to help this guy. We don't know HOW we can do this, but damn. Any ideas? Maybe hit up Dennis Hoff at the Bunny ranch?
I'll let you know what we decide to do but we wanna help Hilstead out.
I'm outta here, bitches.
Until tomorrow, perry, perry, thrust and STAY BEAUTIFUL!"
Today's blog comes from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders:
I started blogging when my wife was battling cancer and we knew it was terminal. I quit work to be home with her, and to occupy my time I started to write. What time we had to share was more important than any amount of future financial security I might have after she was gone.
That lack of finances and my own weariness combined to find me at another crossroads, and I have decided to do what many have asked me to do in the past: tell you part of my life story. I hope some will now understand where I'm coming from.
Recent world and personal events have led me to this day. Actually, a lifetime has led me to this day in the last week of the eleventh month of the year 2015. But the beginning was sometime in the spring of 1966.
It was May when I first drove the winding roads through the deepest parts of one of the most beautiful states in our country, West Virginia. The Vietnam War was raging, and young men and women were dying. Protesters were marching and going to jail, and some of them were dying as well. It was a time of almost diabolical contrast, from the killing fields of Vietnam to the loving fields of San Francisco. Woodstock was yet to be. United States President Lyndon Johnson was saying that we should stay in Vietnam until communist aggression was stopped there. US troops totaled 190,000, and 20,000 Buddhists marched in demonstrations against the policies of the military government in South Vietnam.
Driving that back-country road with the beauty of spring coming to life, I was feeling far removed from all that was going on in the "outside world." But I was about as not removed as a person could be. I was, in the words of John Fogerty, "a fortunate one." I had already refused to take part in the safe life, having publicly burned my draft card. I had refused induction into the Vietnam War, after forcing the Selective Service to reclassify me from "fortunate" (otherwise known as 3-A, that is, a family hardship deferment) [What Hardship? you ask] and a college deferment, to boot, which meant I was never going to Vietnam. Except I was not going to sit silently and watch others die while I took the easy way out.
As I drove that beautiful country road, I thought about the day I was supposed to step forward and accept enlistment but instead stepped backward and said "No, thank you." I laughed as I remembered the Sergeant's face, which looked like it was about to explode. Prison, no doubt, was in my future as it was part of my plan to accept no deal "they" would offer, but first I was going to have a little fun and lead them, the FBI, and a few others on a merry chase. There might be more on those adventures in the future, but this is about the wonder and beauty of being alone and the ability to sink into my mind, leaving behind the sounds of the city and the normal rush and noise of the day-to-day world.
To get where I was going there would be a few more miles on paved road, the last few covered on foot, and there was no cabin. That would need to be built before the first cold spell on my mountaintop.
(To be continued)
I might say more about this blog in the podcast, but there will be definitely some rock-and-roll history, music, news, and more on the shores of Rambling Harbor. Join me there.
So I woke up on Saturday morning to some awesome news! After years of finishing in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in the KING 5 Best Of Western Washington Best Podcast competition… the Migs Cast is no longer the bridesmaid, we got "married" y'all! Huge thanks to everyone that voted…we are the #1 podcast for 2015!
Huge props to my bud, Ayron Jones…as his band "Ayron Jones & The Way" played 2 SOLD OUT shows at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard! So what does one do when playing a sold out show? Walk on the crowd of course…check this out!
It's Group Therapy, where Rock-A-Holics do their best to help one of their own!
Jeff's girlfriend is a bartender, and she works with one Jeff's good friends. This friend – a woman – told Jeff that his girlfriend says she's single when good-looking guys ask about her status. When she's approached by less-attractive guys, she claims to be married, saying that she doesn't get a ring because it gets in the way of her work.
Jeff's girlfriend has told him before that she does what she can to make better tips, but he feels like this methodology goes a little bit too far out of the comfort zone. He confronted her recently, but she said that his friend was lying about the whole thing, because she wants to sleep with him herself. Jeff says he's known this woman for 20 years, and he's sure that's not the case.
Let's see: women creating drama in someone else's relationship, and a guy who thinks his close female friend couldn't possibly have deeper feelings about him than she's let on. Yup, we have some of the classic cliches that I keep railing against, right here in today's session.
What do you think, gang? Is Jeff overreacting about his girlfriend? Is she telling the truth? Is he being completely clueless about his female friend's intentions? So many questions that need your answers…help us out, won't you?
So this morning someone texted with some juicy info about Russell Wilson. He wrote: "work for a contractor that was going to remodel RW's new house. He dropped us because quote" I'm Russell Wilson, I should be getting stuff at cost". He's a douche! I love my hawks, but disappointed in Russ"
Obviously, take this with a grain of salt. I found this text funny…I sure hope it's not true, but hell...I don't know. What I found even funnier was how creative our texters got…as they shared their "experiences" with #3! Russell ate my dinosaur. Totally true
Russel wilson drowned my goldfish
Russel wilson peed in my pool and said. I can do it I'm Russel Wilson
I opened the door for Russell and he didn't say thanks.
Russ ate my cat. This is completely true.
Russ Wilson is why McDonald's serves breakfast all day.
Wilson spanked my monkey. 100% true
I met Russell Wilson in the produce section at a grocery store and when I walked up to him and ask him for a picture...he asked me to hand him of a banana and then when I asked him why, he said "peel it for me" I saw Russell Wilson at Quiznos he refused to order a sandwich and brought in his own cheeseburger
Do you know why we love you so much, fellow Rock-A-Holics? It's because you never let us down…unlike a certain friend mentioned in today's Group Therapy. Read on!
Thomas has a longtime friend who has been out of work for about a year. This friend is – by Thomas's own admission – sort of a loser: he's lazy, unmotivated, and has even bragged about getting away with doing very little work at his previous jobs.
So…what should Thomas do about the fact that his friend has hit him up for a job at Thomas's new business? It's a position the friend is technically qualified for, and he DOES need a job…but there's definitely some risk involved in hiring him, and Thomas is worried that he'll eventually have to fire him.
Thomas is looking for some serious advice here, so if any of you good people have some insight for this concerned friend and business owner, it's time to get on the job!
How cool would it be if that actually was Seth, Anthony, and Joseph underneath those giant heads! Check out the trailer for their new movie…
So I have been getting a bunch of texts and tweeets that WWE Superstar, John Cena, has been hanging in my neck of the woods… in Puyallup and in Eatonville. Some have seen him at the Total Wine and at Crockett's Restaurant in Puyallup…as well as many other places. We just got this text from Tim…
Thought you might like this Steve. John Cena is here in Eatonville filming his reality show, doing cross fit in our small town and taking care of our waiters when he eats dinner in our restaurants.
Now what is he doing in town? He's working on a new show for FOX!