Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Listen to the new Jack Johnson


JACK JOHNSON'S new CD, "To the Sea" . . . which comes out NEXT Tuesday . . . is currently streaming, in its entirety, at (--Here's the link . . .)

Monday, May 24, 2010

top things Americans can't live without


Recently, "U.S. News and World Report" ran an article looking at sales figures going back to the start of the economic downturn in 2007.

--Other than essentials like food and shelter, the idea was to find the ten things Americans can't live without even when times are tough.

--Things like cigarettes, pornography, and even toilet paper all took hits. Here are ten things that didn't:

#1.) Laptops: According to the Consumer Electronics Association, laptop sales this year are expected to be twice what they were in 2007.

#2.) High-speed Internet: In a Pew Research Center survey last year, high-speed Internet was one of just three things people said was more of a necessity now than in 2006.

#3.) Smart phones: Overall, cell phone sales dropped last year for the first time ever, but sales of smart phones were actually up by 7%. And sales are expected to increase another 25% this year.

#4.) Education: Between 2008 and 2010, enrollment in private schools fell by less than 1%, while college enrollment has gone up.

#5.) Movies: Last year's total box office gross was more than $10.6 BILLION. That's a five-year high.

#6.) TV: According to a recent survey, the average American watches 18 hours of TV a week. That's two hours more than last year . . . maybe because everyone's sitting at home unemployed.

#7.) Music downloads: Last year, CD sales dropped by 21%, but song and album downloads increased by nearly as much.

#8.) Pets: For the past several years, the amount of money we spend on pet food, supplies, and veterinarian visits has continued to rise by about 5% a year.

#9.) Alcohol: Bar and restaurant sales are down, but overall sales of beer and wine are both up. In other words, people are drinking more, but they're doing it at home.

#10.) Coffee: According to the National Coffee Association, Americans have cut back on coffee from Starbucks and other restaurants by about 5% this year. But the number of Americans who make coffee at home has increased by about 4%.

(U.S. News and World Report)

Roxy running with me on the bike

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hopefully this was after the wedding

Lucero- Kiss the Bottle

Lucero is on the 2010 ACL Lineup. Not as familiar as some others so I thought you might like to hear this. Remind you of Ryan Bingham who is also on the lineup?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Please read about the event and donate if you can

Every year during Bikes for Kids, I see a friend of mine from High School come out with her son Max to support Bikes for Kids. Max is big into cycling and comes out to say hello to us and Lance Armstrong every year. He's a great kid. Support this if you can. Easy to make a $5 donation online, don't you think?

You are invited to Max's Bicycle Hero Ride benefitting JB & Sandy's Bikes for Kids for the 94.7 radio station
on Saturday May 29, 2010 at 4pm in Champion Park, Cedar Park Texas.

Max has supported Bikes for Kids for years and decided that he wanted to have his own bike ride event
where his friends can have the experience of a real ride without too much pressure.

Max says, "It's not about the distance it's about the donations"!

He had to do a community service project for his Quest class so we finally had a deadline to get this done. You can
go to his website ( to get all the details about the ride. Since this is our first year - we don't
know what to expect - but I can guarantee you'll want to be in on the ground floor. He presented this event to
his entire school at the Quest fair and will have posters around the school trying to get a good turnout and a great

We hope to see you there - please feel free to pass on this invite!

12 Ways to reduce Cancer risk


May is National Cancer Research Month, so here's a list from "Prevention Magazine" of twelve ways to reduce your cancer risk . . .

#1.) GET A LITTLE SUN. Vitamin D lies dormant in your skin until ultraviolet rays from the sun activate it. And getting 10 to 15 minutes of sun a few days a week can help prevent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast cancer, and colon cancer.

--Just don't get burnt. Every time you get a sunburn, you increase your chances of developing skin cancer.

#2.) DRINK DECAF. According to two Harvard University studies, drinking two or more cups of decaf a day might lower your risk of rectal cancer by 52%. Researchers think it's because coffee makes you go to the bathroom more often.

--But they have no idea why decaf has better results than regular coffee.

#3.) LISTEN TO KATIE COURIC. Colon cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer there is. So if it runs in your family, schedule a colonoscopy before your 50th birthday at the latest . . . like Katie Couric did on live television in 2000.

#4.) EAT AN ORANGE EVERY DAY. Research shows that if you have enough vitamin C in your system, it kills the bacteria that cause peptic ulcers and lead to stomach cancer.

#5.) LOSE TEN POUNDS. Even if you're not technically overweight, gaining ten pounds after the age of 30 increases your risk of developing breast cancer, cervical cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

--And according to the American Cancer Society, obesity is to blame for 20% of all cancer deaths among women, and 14% among men.

#6.) STEAM YOUR BROCCOLI. A bunch of different studies have shown that eating large amounts of broccoli can prevent cancer from developing in your stomach, lungs, ovaries, bladder, and colon.

--And steaming it locks in a cancer-fighting compound called sulforaphane (--pronounced sul-FOR-a-fane) that's been shown to stop the growth of breast cancer cells. But microwaving doesn't work. It strips out most of the antioxidants.

#7.) EAT BANANAS AND CARROTS. In a Swedish study, women who ate four to six bananas every week cut their risk of kidney cancer by 54%. And root vegetables like carrots did the same thing.

#8.) CHECK FOR NEW MOLES. The most common place for women to get skin cancer is on your legs. For guys, it's around your head, neck, and arms. But you're supposed to check your ENTIRE body. And ideally, someone ELSE should do it.

--If you're over 40, see the dermatologist once a year even if you DON'T have any new moles.

#9.) DRINK MILK. It's good for your bones, but it also might prevent colon cancer. Researchers at Dartmouth gave people 1,200 milligrams of calcium every day. That's the equivalent of three eight-ounce glasses of milk.

--After four years, the people who took calcium developed 36% fewer pre-cancerous growths in their colon compared to the people who took a placebo.

#10.) EAT ANYTHING WITH TOMATOES IN IT. Lycopene reduces your cancer risk. And men who eat a lot of pizza, spaghetti, and ketchup are less likely to get prostate cancer. But be careful how much ketchup you eat. It's loaded with salt.

#11.) DON'T EAT HOT DOGS. A study of 190,000 people found that eating one hot dog a day boosts your risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%. And pancreatic cancer is almost always fatal. The same goes for sausages and other processed meats.

#12.) QUIT SMOKING NOW. Everyone talks about cigarettes causing lung cancer, but they also cause cancer of the mouth, larynx, and esophagus. Plus, smoking increases your chances of stomach, liver, prostate, colon, and breast cancer too.

--The good news is, if you quit smoking right now, in 15 years your risk of developing lung cancer will be almost as low as if you'd never smoked.

(Prevention Magazine)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This guy Kenny Strasser is pranking local TV stations saying he is a Yo-Yo expert. Very funny

TV's Richest Kids

#1.) 16-year-old ANGUS T. JONES, "Two and a Half Men", $250,000 per episode

#2.) 16-year-old MIRANDA COSGROVE, "iCarly", $180,000 per episode

#3.) 17-year-old SELENA GOMEZ, "Wizards of Waverly Place", $25,000 per episode

(TIE) #4.) 17-year-old twins DYLAN and COLE SPROUSE, "The Suite Life", $20,000 each per episode

(TIE) #4.) 16-year-old KEKE PALMER, "True Jackson", $20,000 per episode

(TIE) #6.) 17-year-old MILEY CYRUS, "Hannah Montana", $15,000 per episode

(TIE) #6.) 11-year-old RICO RODRIGUEZ, "Modern Family", $15,000 per episode

(TIE) #8.) 17-year-old DEMI LOVATO, "Sonny with a Chance", $12,000 per episode

(TIE) #8.) 17-year-old VICTORIA JUSTICE, "Victorious", $12,000 per episode

(TIE) #8.) 11-year-old ATTICUS SHAFFER, "The Middle", $12,000 per episode

Erin Andrews was on an instructional Dance video 10 yrs ago!

Claudia Shiffer on the cover of Vogue

What some celebs would look like if they were chubby? can you guess who they are?

Maxim Magazine just released their Hot 100. And Number 1 was....

Katy Perry????

Friday, May 7, 2010

10 reasons to stay single

Sometimes it sucks being single. Especially when all your friends are dating or married. But there's a lot to be said for the single life. Here are ten reasons it's actually BETTER to be single . . .

#1.) YOUR CAREER WILL BENEFIT. It takes time to build a relationship . . . and that's time you COULD be spending on your career. When you're single, you don't have to think twice about staying late at the office, or bringing home extra work.

#2.) YOU NEVER NEED TO MAKE PLANS FOR TWO. When you're single, you don't have to run your plans by someone else, or ask "permission" before you do something. You can do what you want, when you want.

#3.) YOU'LL BE HEALTHIER. The first thing you do when you lock down a boyfriend or girlfriend is let yourself go. There's no need to eat right or exercise if you're not chasing tail. You know it's true.

#4.) WEDDINGS ARE MORE FUN. Going to a wedding when you're single is a completely different experience. Everyone is drinking and having a good time, and if you play your cards right, everyone wants to hook-up afterwards.

#5.) YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR PERSONAL SPACE. Does this one even need to be explained?

#6.) YOU'LL SAVE MONEY. Sure, you spend a lot of money when you're single and dating. But no one spends more than a married couple: They're always re-doing the living room, taking trips to visit family, and having kids.

#7.) THE SEX IS BETTER. There are definitely benefits to sleeping with the same person every night. For example . . . okay, I can't think of one. I guess you get to know their likes and dislikes, and vice versa. But that's usually where it ends.

#8.) YOU CAN WATCH WHATEVER YOU WANT. When you're single, you never have to fight over the remote, or have someone "accidentally" record over the Megan Fox movie you TiVo'd.

#9.) YOU CAN SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS. No matter how hard you try, you'll ALWAYS hang out with your friends less once you're in a relationship.

#10.) YOU LEARN ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED. Being single doesn't mean being alone. It's actually a great opportunity to learn about yourself . . . because only YOU know what really makes YOU happy.

(Ask Men)

Most popular person on the internet right now


"COED" magazine has named LADY GAGA the Most Popular Woman on the Internet . . . based on Google search results. JUSTIN BIEBER came in seventh. (???)

--Here's the Top 10 . . .


#2.) KE$HA









Hollywood's sexy single moms


Something tells me the SYMPATHY VOTE came into play here, but SANDRA BULLOCK was voted Hollywood's Sexiest Single Mom by clients of the matchmaking website And it was a landslide.

--Sandra was voted Sexiest Single Mom by 65% of men and 55% of women. Nobody else was even close.

--KATE WINSLET got 15.1% of men and 4.4% of women.

--REESE WITHERSPOON got 2.5% of the vote from both men AND women.

--PAMELA ANDERSON scored 6.4% from the guys and 3% from the ladies.

--MADONNA was only sexy to 1.5% of guys . . . but she rated big with women . . . 20%. (???)

--KATE HUDSON got 2.5% of the guys and 1.5% of the ladies.

--DENISE RICHARDS was the favorite of 4% of men and 10.4% of women.

--And KATE GOSSELIN rated with . . . NOBODY. She got 0% of the vote from either sex.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Poor kid busted for wakeskating in the TN flooding

Some ultimate fighters drink their own urine! discusting

Billboard ranked the Top American Idol Contestants of all time has put together a list of The Top 24 American Idols of All-Time, which was compiled by crunching some numbers regarding their post-"American Idol" successes.

--Things like album sales, digital track sales and radio plays were taken into account, although the specific methodology . . . assuming their was one beyond simply adding everything up . . . is unclear.

--KELLY CLARKSON came out on top. She's sold 10.6 million albums, 15.9 million tracks, and has almost 4.3 million radio plays. Here's the Top 10:

#1.) KELLY CLARKSON . . . winner of Season One

#2.) CARRIE UNDERWOOD . . . winner of Season Four

(--She's actually sold more albums than Kelly. Carrie's sold 11.5 million copies. But Kelly Clarkson still has her beat for individual tracks and airplay.)

#3.) CHRIS DAUGHTRY . . . who came in fourth on Season Five

#4.) JORDIN SPARKS . . . winner of Season Six (--Wow. I forgot about her.)

#5.) DAVID COOK . . . winner of Season Seven

#6.) CLAY AIKEN . . . who was the runner-up on Season Two

#7.) KELLIE PICKLER . . . who came in sixth on Season Five

#8.) DAVID ARCHULETA . . . who was the runner-up on Season Seven

#9.) FANTASIA BARRINO. . . winner of Season Three

#10.) RUBEN STUDDARD . . . winner of Season Two

Movie Trailer for "Machete" by Robert Rodriguez. check out this cast!

Chelsea Handler interviews Justin Beiber

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Who knew cats were protective?

Cats Attack Babysitter - Watch more Funny Videos

Top 10 most influential music video's according to Myspace

Couldn't find an embed version of number 10 Beastie Boys - Sabotage, but here's a link: