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May 17, 2011

This story has been in the news for a little while, but I finally had to comment on it.

Last week on “Good Morning America,” there was a story about a mom giving her 8-year-old Botox. I don’t think you’ll be surprised to find out the child competes in pageants. Britney Campbell and her mom Kerry appeared on the show to talk about her “beauty regimen.”

 
May 16, 2011

I love shopping for clothes between seasons.  You know, when stores are thinning out their inventory and put a lot of stuff on sale.  Dillards does a wonderful job of slashing end-of-season apparel and you can get great deals on decent clothes.  Generally, you also have a limited selection.  Here’s the shirt we talked about on the WIKY Morning Show.   I bought it last Fall for $8.  I wore it a few times before my wife noticed it and asked, “Where did you get that ugly shirt?”  I don’t think it’s that bad and judging

 
May 16, 2011

So ladies, got a question for you to ponder.  How old is "too old" to wear certain clothes, jewelry or hairstyles? Women across the country were recently polled and the answers might just surprise you. Here are the results:

Bikini---you're too old at age 47

Miniskirt--age 35

Tube Top--age 33

Stilettos--age 51

Belly button ring--35

Knee-high boots--age 47

Leather pants--age 34

 
Apr 27, 2011

With record flooding across the Tri-state, we’ve heard from a number of families and neighborhoods where sandbagging has taken on the literal meaning of using a shovel and a strong back.

 

 
 
Apr 11, 2011
 
I’ve heard from a number of folks curious about our American RV adventure to Gulf Shores (or judging from the number of people we ran into from the Tri-state while we were there, “Evansville-by-the-Sea.”)
 
The American RV rental we used was a 28 foot Class C recreational vehicle. Those are the kind built on a truck frame (as opposed to the flat front bus-like Class A RV). Handling is a big question. A few I’ve talked to were a bit intimidated by having to drive such a large vehicle. And, I was
 
Mar 31, 2011

We found this item absolutely fascinating! It seems as a woman, no matter how much you think it will never happen to you, one day you're going to wake up and realize you've turned into your mother! And a new survey has tried to pinpoint exactly when that's going to happen.

Well, the folks at Hallmark surveyed a bunch of people and it turns out that the average age a woman turns into her mother is 32! Seriously?!

 
Mar 30, 2011
 
It was a Spring Break of firsts - first ever Spring vacation, first time to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and the first time on any trip in an RV. American RV, in the recreation vehicle business in Evansville for 40 years, set us up with one of their rental units and off we went to the sand and surf of the Gulf Coast. 
 
My impression? It was, top to bottom, one of the nicest vacations my family has experienced. Being a long-time tent camper, I was a bit skeptical how the whole RV thing would work out for us. Come on?  Y
 
Mar 30, 2011

If you’re a long-time listener of the WIKY Morning Show, you know that I’m a huge Doris Day fan.  I am also a big Elizabeth Taylor fan, so the news of her passing left me a bit sad.

 

 
Mar 14, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I went to see the movie "Blue Valentine," starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gossling. Michelle Williams had been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, so we wanted to check it out.  Well, about halfway through the film, we looked at each other and decided to leave.

 
Mar 14, 2011

I’ve hooked up with American RV (US 41 & Baseline Road) to use one of their RVs on a Spring Break vacation next week.  This will represent a couple of firsts – it’s the first time we’ve taken a spring vacation and it’s the first time we’ve used an RV to camp. 

 
Mar 3, 2011

This morning on the show we discussed those DVDs or VHS tapes that you may be embarassed to admit you own.  I had so many to choose from, but here are the two that made the cut (so to speak)!

 
Feb 28, 2011

Another Oscar telecast is history, and while I didn't hate it as much as DJB did, I still long for the days when Billy Crystal was the host.  James Franco and Anne Hathaway did an "okay" job, but I really didn't have to see James Franco dressed up as Marilyn Monroe. Yikes!

 
Feb 22, 2011

We talked about "chore duty" on the show this morning and found out some illuminating information! If you think splitting the chores with your spouse 50-50 is going to make the resentment and inequality in your relationship magically disappear....that may not be the case.

According to a new book called "Spousonomics," couples who divide chores right down the middle can have as many issues as other couples.

 
 
Feb 17, 2011

A lot of people complain about the number of sequels that hog all the screens at movie theatres these days.  And if you're one of them, then I hate to tell you....it's going to be a bad year for you.  That's because there are 27 sequels flooding the marketplace.  And that's an all-time record. (The previous record was 23 in 2003.)  It also represents about one-fifth of all wide releases for the coming year!

 
Feb 16, 2011

For years, among the biggest secrets in the world has famously been the formula for Coca-Cola.  It's up there with the secret recipe for KFC, where the government is keeping the aliens, and what happened to Jimmy Hoffa (who is not buried in the endzone at Giants stadium, Mythbusters proved that).

 
Feb 16, 2011

Sunday night after the Grammy Awards, KCBS reporter Serene Branson was giving on on-air recap and her words were complete gibberish that were unintelligible.  Many people were concerned that she may have suffered a stroke on the air.  However, she was examined by paramedics at the scene and her vital signs were normal.  Some people were critical of her going home and not getting a second opinion.

 
Feb 14, 2011

We were discussing Valentine's Day on the show this morning and the how our spouses do little things that show us they love us.  In my case, I call it "DVR Love."

Here's the scoop: in case you somehow missed this.....I am a HUGE Green Bay Packers fan, while my hubby Jeff is a Chicago Bears fan.  First, we had a house-divided over the NFC Championship Game, which the Packers won. They then went on to win Super Bowl 45 last Sunday in Dallas.

 
Feb 11, 2011
 
With Valentines Day on Monday, we’ve been talking about it on the WIKY Morning Show. 
 
We found this article interesting -
 
It would make sense if men hated Valentine's Day. It's a day where there are
 
Feb 11, 2011

I hope you'll join us on Saturday night at The Centre, when DJB, myself and Mark Elliott from the WIKY Afternoon Show will once again be a part of The Really Big Show to benefit The Evansville ARC. This year, we'll be celebrating radio from 1953, when the Evansville ARC was founded.....all the way through present day.  Plus, we'll have the "WARC Word" of the day and DJB and I will actually give away a great prize during the show!

 
Feb 4, 2011

Yesterday's accident at the Westside Steak and Shake was a major topic of discussion on the WIKY Morning Show.  Since the accident involved an elderly gentleman who mistook the gas for the brake as the cause, the subject of seniors behind the wheel was predictably at the forefront of the conversation.  In fact, Diane had noticed this story from ABC News just last week -

 
Feb 3, 2011

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and if you're looking for something really cool to get your sweet baboo.....this is perfect!  On the show, we chatted with Fletcher Newburn from yournovel.com.

How would you like to star in your very own romance novel??  They have over 25 different plot scenarios for you to choose from, and the book can be as "mild" or "wild" as you want it to be!  They're even available as an E-book if that's what your honey wants.

 
Jan 24, 2011
 
A Wall Street blogger recently listed a number of familiar business, including some with locations in Evansville, that might not make it to the end of 2011. 
 
Here are the businesses we talked about on the WIKY Morning Show -
  
Office Depot
The company is running third in a
 
Jan 18, 2011

If you're a long -time listener of the WIKY Morning Show, you'll know that I am a life-long Green Bay Packers fan. My husband, on the other hand, is a Chicago Bears fan.  With both teams playing for the NFC Championship this Sunday, Jeff and I are officially living in a divided house!  To make matters worse, Sunday is our wedding anniversary! This is going to be a very interesting week in my house.