KJ’s Baby Update – Thursday

Jan 12, 2017 166

Tomorrow is the big day! We’ll announce the gender at 8:50am. If you’re able to watch us, we’ll Facebook Live the reveal! ...

Boy or Girl? Let the Baking Soda Decide!

Jan 11, 2017 176

Wednesday Update: Today Brad and I talked about the Baking Soda Test. After I pranked Mitchell into thinking we were having multiple babies we performed the real test and we’re adding another mark to the girls side . Watch the video below! ...

Boy or Girl?! We’re putting the Old Wives Tales to the Test!

Jan 10, 2017 173

Tuesday Update: Today Brad and I tried the Drano Test. Looks like this result is going to the girls. We also had a few suggestions to try. The Mayan and Chinese Calendars along with the Ramzi Theory. Take a look at the prediction board for the results and current tally!   ...

Lowe’s – Win 104.9 Holiday Food Drive

Nov 29, 2016 235

It’s just about here… The Columbus Festival of Lights Parade! And, Your Hit Music Win 104.9 is teaming up with Lowe’s Home Improvement to make sure no one goes hungry this Christmas and Holiday Season. ...

2016. We’ve Lost a Lot of People…

Nov 28, 2016 172

…but also institutions. I had the blessing of visiting New York City a few years back, a trip I would make again in a heartbeat. Checked out a few museums, saw the 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty, basically did everything except attend a show – which, in my case, was no big loss. 🙂 Much like my experience in the French Quarter of New Orleans, I decided pretty quickly that it wasn’t really possible to find a bad restaurant in NYC. And, since I was there for a few days, it seemed essential to go check out some authentic old-school Jewish deli. Sure, you may have had pastrami in your life, but if you ever go to New York and don’t take advantage of the opportunity to have it the way it should be experienced, I feel bad for you. I’m glad to say the Carnegie Deli was one of the places that I got the chance to try, and it was outstanding. They brought me a sandwich... ...

Almost All Your Thanksgiving Needs, Right Here. :)

Nov 23, 2016 184

– photo credit: D. Sharon Pruitt, from Wikimedia – So, to make your Thanksgiving joys/horrors pass a little bit easier, we thought we’d put all this in one place, so you don’t have to search around a whole lot. 🙂 For starters, some elaborate cooking help here, with good ideas and things to avoid overall. Take this example: if you’ve already got mashed potatoes, why would you also mash your sweet potatoes? The textures are all the difference. Or: have at least one relatively fat- or butter-free green vegetable as a palate cleanser. More here. And for turkey-specific advice, this old reliable standby. Maybe you just need to know which stores are open during the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday, and more specifically, WHEN. Here you go. Or maybe, you’re just done thinking about all of the above, and need some comic relief, like this unusual cooking prep method. Or some music for the holiday, like this longtime favorite. Or this more recent one. Or this bittersweet but funny song,... ...

Sometimes, the Best Music Stories? They’re NOT the Ones in Front of the Microphone.

Nov 17, 2016 132

picture credit: the former Manta Sound Studio 3, circa 1983, photo by Robert Taylor, accessed via Wikimedia Commons The premise of a new PBS television series, Soundbreaking, is there in the title above: musicians are not the ONLY ones with interesting tales to tell. Sometimes, it’s the producers and engineers and songwriters that provide more of the amazement. Sometimes, people cross from the performing side to the one with all the tape recorders and gizmos – and sometimes, that side can even be the MORE creative one. Music production – and I can tell you this from very personal experience – is an alchemy that truly exists somewhere between technology and magic. There have been times where I’ve accidentally stumbled onto one trick or another, and then thought to myself, this is so OBVIOUS…why couldn’t I figure this out sooner? Conversely, sometimes the opposite is true, where I’ve conjured up something wonderful-sounding, by sheer luck, and then can’t ever do it again, continuing proof that the muse will occasionally will be... ...