Last week, I listed my top ten favorite candies, and it was a lot of fun! I got some great input from readers and learned that many of you enjoy Reese's. In retrospect, I should have mentioned alongside my chocolate anecdote, that I do love their white chocolate cups, when I'm in the right mood. There're endless options for stuff that can be ranked, from movies to fast food chains and beyond, and I'm excited to keep these coming.
Anyhow, I am basically an AriZona Tea connoisseur...dare I say sommelier? Ha! Truthfully, I have tried just about every beverage that the company makes aside from their Hard drinks; I cannot stand any of that malt liquor/seltzery stuff, or else I would. I've even tried their nachos and cheese, which I bet you've probably never heard of. They are pretty bad, as you might expect.
The key to trying as many varieties as possible is all in the search. A lot of chain gas stations will have the same options on their shelves, so you want to look for those indepent service stations or bodegas. There's a select few I know of in my area that I hit up when I get the hankering for something more rare, but most places have at least a few types I like. I do want to mention that I am disappointed that most every AriZona is no longer just $1, but I give them credit for how long they held off on inflation, and for their evasion of shrinkflation. Let's get into this list!
10. Blueberry White Tea
9. Red Apple Green Tea
7. Sweet Apple
6. RX Energy
5. Arnold Palmer Strawberry
4. Arnold Palmer Southern Style (Pink Lemonade)
3. Lemon Tea
2. Raspberry Tea
So yesterday, I went to meet Ric Flair at Giant Eagle. I heard a woman in the background saying "I am wrangling 2 kids... one is my husband who is living out his dream of meeting his hero." I did giggle at that... the family did take a great picture with the Dirtiest Player in the Game. Watch it be their Christmas Card!
So I got home from work last night. I am such a child... I love the show Righteous Gemstones (it's not for everyone). Baby Billy and Judy Gemstone just are on another level.
My wife knows me so well. She picked me up a Baby Billy Shirt. I don't know where you get that, but she found it.
Being Jennifer Nettles Birthday the other day, I figured a renditon of 'Misbehavin' would be fitting since I will be in my new Baby Bible Bonkers Shirt nonstop now.
Producers of Dancing With the Stars revealed the full lineup of celebs who will hit the dance floor and compete for the mirror ball trophy in the upcoming 32nd season of the show.
Doing the cha-cha and the pasodoble this season will be Brady Bunch star Barry Williams, actress Mira Sorvino, Jamie Lynn Spears, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Mraz, former NFL star Adrian Peterson, and model Tyson Beckford.
Joining them will be Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix, Bachelorette Charity Lawson, Too Hot to Handle star Harry Jowsey, social media influencer Lele Pons, Marvel star Xochitl Gomez, and actor Matt Walsh
Season 32 of Dancing With the Stars premieres September 26th on ABC, Disney Plus and Hulu. Click here to read more from Variety.
This week Trisha Yearwood has a birthday. She is one of the best vocalists in any format over the past 30 years. So let's look at her career and revisit the article I wrote on her a year or two ago.
Thanks for listening and reading everyday!
Do you do the Dew? I do the Dew, and I'm stoked that Mountain Dew has revealed their 2023 MTN Dew Voodew. It's the fifth annual year the company has produced a special Halloween themed edition beverage, and I have made a point to try every rendition thus far.
Rumor has it that the product hit the shelves just yesterday, on September 12th, though I would not expect to see widespread distribution for another week or so. It's exciting to try to hunt down a special product as such, if you ask me. I will begin my search for that new spooky elixer today, and if you see it around these next few days feel free to let me know where you encountered it via the WQMX studio text line at 330-370-2000.
There're a few theories circulating online about what the flavor of 2023's Voodew actually is. Years past have had flavors such as Sour Patch Kids and candy corn, and if I remember correctly the original had an uncanny resemblance to Skittles. In my opinion, none have been as good as that first one, but based on the internet taste tests and forum posts about this new one, my expectations are high! I'll purposefully exclude any hints on here so you can go into it without any preconcieved notions. It's spooky season, but I'll pass on the pumkin spiced drinks; just let me get some of that Voodew!
So today I checked a box. Met the Nature Boy...Ric Flair! As a big wrestling fan he is "the dirtiest player in the game!"
He is the "Rolex Wearing', Diamond Ring Wearing'... Kiss Stealing', Wheelin-n-Dealin... Limousine Ridin, Jet Flyin... Son-of-a-gun and I'm havin a hard time holding these alligators down... Woooo!"
Listen up tomorrow for your chance to win 3rd Row Tickets before you can buy them for the Canton Civic, November 18th for WWE Saturday Night Main Event in the 5 o'clock hour.
I finally went and got a haircut this afternoon. I wanted to get it done before the two charity shows we have going on this week so I would look at least halfway decent in pictures.
Of course I don't remember exactly how long it's been since my last haircut. I just know that my hair was getting long enough to start to annoy me. I feel so much better now. The trick is to keep myself on a schedule to get my haircut at regular intervals so I don't feel scraggly - YEAH, I'm not gonna hold my breath on that...lol
I love skateboarding. I got my first board in middle school and have been hooked on it ever since. I really wish that I had gotten my start at a younger age though, as I feel like I would have been more comfortable with falling and scraping myself up. I'm not great at it, but I have a lot of fun and am better than most people. It's definitely a fun activitity, but let me tell you, I've had some gnarly spills through the years.
My elbows and knees are certainly permantly scarred from all of the wipeouts, but the worst injury I've incurred was spraining my ankle. I have actually done it several times to the same ankle, and it's always from attempting flat ground tricks like a shove-it. Sometimes I'll be walking and will take a step in the wrong way and will just crumble to the ground. That's why I prefer high top shoes with some support, these days.
On a skateboard, there's a variety of different styles in which you can ride. There's vert where you skate big ramps at skateparks, street/flat ground where you do tricks, and cruising where you just push around and travel. I've never been great at tricks; the best I can reliably do is an ollie. I would love nothing more than to be able to grind a handrail. In terms of vert, I'm not half bad at it. I can drop in, do rock n' rolls, etc. What I've spent the most time doing is cruising, especially when I was in college. I would ride every day and everywhere, through the rain and even snow, but the university's rough sidewalks often did a good job of throwing me off my board.
A big part of crusing is finding big hills to ride down, and I've had some scary times doing so. The absolute worst feeling I've experienced is known as the "speed wobbles," where you lose control of your board at high speeds. There's just about nothing you can do aside from hanging on and sending up a quick prayer, and thankfully I've never been launched off my board from them but I have come way too close. Speed wobbles are awful, but that's not what led me to quit hill bombing.
My friend and I used to go around the neighorhoods looking for the biggest and steepest hills to test ourselves on, and one time we were somewhere unfamiliar. We asked a passing car about a decline we were approaching, and the driver assured us it was relatively chill. Boy was she wrong! It started out fine but got progressively steeper, and I missed my opportunity to bail before I realized what we were coming up on. Going just about as fast as I ever have on a skateboard, I flew through a stop sign into a 45mph road without a stop. Cars swerved and slammed on their brakes, and thank goodness they did or else I may not be here writing this today. So yeah, that was enough of that for me. Never again will I go down a hill that I can't see the bottom of, at least.
I could write ten blogs about skateboarding and still have more to say. There's all the parks I have been to in the area and my thoughts on them, there's different types of skate gear like shoes and decks I could discuss, there's skate culture/history, etc. I'll save those topics for another time, and for now what I would like to leave you with is this: encourage kids to skateboard! It's a great way to get them moving and having fun, there's many places to do so (though never enough), and it brings people together. Start 'em young too. There's a rising problem with children getting too much screen time and not being outside and active enough, and I believe skateboarding is one solution to this issue. Thanks for reading!
This weekend, was crazy with Morning Show on Friday, Friday Night Live, Bryan Martin and Sunday Funday at the Dusty Armadillo....
When I wasn't at The Dusty... watched great soccer matches of my son's on Friday Night and Sunday Morning. Caught a mow, fixed some things aroudn the house.
Pretty nice little weekend.
This week is huge:
Wine Country Wednesday with Hannah Ellis at 1875 Winery in Hartville.
Thursday Michael Ray & Frank Ray at Dusty Armadillo, Bowling League starts at Station 300...
Friday Night Live Party at The Dusty,
Saturday is Chris Cagle at The Dusty Armadillo, Hardy/Lainey at The Covelli Center...
We also have your Call Up to Cleveland at 8:15 and 4:15 weekdays and I have your WWE Catchphrase of The Day for 4th to Front Row Friday Tickets in the 5 o clock hour...
October 4th will be a very special day for Darius Rucker and some other music icons. Darius is among the group who will be inducted this year to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville. Kind of like a mini Hollywood Walk of Fame, this sits across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Bridgestone Arena in Downtown Nashville.
Ever since he made the transition from Hootie & The Blowfish to a solo country career, Darius Rucker has had huge success in both genres. Congratulations to him, well deserved!