Diane Douglas's blog

Just when you thought sportsmanship was dead.....

My husband Jeff posted this video on his Facebook page and I just think this is a wonderful story!

Zach Beckman is a senior at Jasper High School who has Down's Syndrome.  He's been a loyal and valueable member of the football team for four years and his dream was to score a touchdown during a game.

Well, thanks to the generosity of the Mt. Vernon football team and their coach, Paul Maier, he was able to do just that. I had to grab the Kleenex about halfway through this video.

Now THAT'S a big cat!

This morning we talked about Stewie, the Maine Coon Cat who measures over 4 feet in length!  He is now the biggest cat in the world according to the Guiness Book of World Records.

I guess I can never again call any of my cats "tubby" anymore!  Here'e the article with all of the details about Stewie, the gentle giant!

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/19/2332433/nevada-feline-becomes-worlds-longest.html

Crime does pay......when it's The Extortion Breakfast

Every Friday morning on the WIKY Morning Show, we have a wonderful non-profit organization in the studio to hang out with us and tell us about the work they do and their upcoming event.  They get valueable air-time on WIKY, but there's a great big catch.....first they have to feed us a delicious breakfast!  Do we feel guilty about this?  Absolutely not! 

Waxing Poetic About "Corn Toasties"

The other day on the show, we were talking about foods that take you back to childhood and I ended up posting a blog about it on Facebook.  A very dear friend of mine remembered bringing "mass quantities of Corn Toasties" when they would come and visit us in Ohio. 

I'm 10 Years Old Again

Over the weekend, I bought and ate something that brought me right back to my childhood.  I had some Chunky Sirloin Burger Soup and I can honestly say I haven't had any since I still lived in Ohio as a kid!  I used to be fascinated with the little teeny-tiny sirloin burgers and how they even had grill marks on them!  It was pretty tasty, but I do have to say that my palate is a bit more sophisticated these days....LOL!

Westside Showdown......

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.

An amazing young woman

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.

Enjoying the good news for a change

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.

Diane's Daily Dish

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!" 

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