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Oct 16, 2010

Having lived in Evansville for 10 years, I've really enjoyed some of the traditions we have here.  Fried food up and down Franklin Street the first week of October is a real highlight of my calendar year.

 
Oct 15, 2010

I recently was going through our pantry at home when I found a can of boiled peanuts in the very back.  Boiled peanuts are common in the South and a friend brought them back for me from a visit to his family in Alabama.  Of course, I can't recall how long ago that was, but the can's in the pantry if ever I get a hankering for boiled goobers.

 
Oct 14, 2010

This week, WIKY started our latest contest where we've converted your radio into an ATM, spitting out C-notes to loyal listeners and maybe even a hundred grand!

It got me to thinking about the age-old question: if you had any wish - what would it be?  It's tricky because you have to get it exactly right or no telling what might happen.  And wishing for more wishes is never allowed, ask any genie.   

 
Oct 14, 2010

During the Radiothon for Riley Hospital in August, I learned about Clare Scheller.  Clare graduated from Mater Dei in May and in August was diagnosed with leukemia.  She started chemo, but then had a very serious bout of septic shock and ended up losing her leg from the knee down.

She was in pretty bad shape during our Radiothon and I just found her story very compelling and it has affected me to this day.  I follow her updates on Caring Bridge, which is the website for people facing cancer or other serious illnesses.

 
Oct 13, 2010

The amazing story of the Chilean miners being brought to the surface one at a time from the mine they've been trapped in for 69 days has us riveted. 

But it's also one of those stories that features a word that we've all pronounced one way and then suddenly are required to pronounce differently.  In the miners' story, the country is Chile - forever pronounced  "chilly" by the rest of us - but newscasters call it "chee-lay." 

 
Oct 13, 2010

Last night as Jeff and I were riveted to the TV watching the first of the Chilean miners being rescued, I realized something.  I realized how rare it is to watch "good" news on television.  It's not just rare, it's darn near impossible.

 
Oct 12, 2010

I think that the DVR has completely changed the way we watch television.  I know it has in my house. 

For instance, only a select few shows are what we call "DVR-Worthy."  It's funny how my hubby Jeff and I each have our favorites....while I love me some "Glee" and "The Vampire Diaries," Jeff's gotta watch his "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "BBQ Pitmasters!" 

 
Oct 12, 2010

At this year's Fall Festival, I got everything - a pronto pup, chicken and dumplings, pink eye.  I got everything.

As I was shaking the man's hand, I said to myself, "Hey, he looks like he has pink eye."  I am the master of observation.

My wife Lora and I have three kids and have had pink eye carried home from school a dozen times over the years but this is the first time I've caught it. 

 
Oct 7, 2010

The Fall Festival is underway on Franklin Street and the weather couldn't be more perfect.  Everyone seems to have their favorites and heads directly to those booths but with 126 different booths, we at WIKY have encouraged exploration.  For my first Fall Festival six years ago, I sampled every booth.  I really didn't know what I was in for until I walked onto Franklin Street and didn't figure it would take an entire week, but I did it.  The problem, of course, was the combo -  a pronto pup at one booth, deep fried Twinkie at another, then a brain sandwi