Have you gotten for card and gift for your Dad yet?
I think this is the toughest gift to buy, without being lame, since Dad's don't really get into stuff like Mom's do, and they have a lot as it is, so it kind of becomes more about what the families want them to have, rather then what they want.
One thing it looks like we all want is to grill this weekend!
Father's Day is the 4th biggest grilling holiday of the year!
A new survey found 49% of people will GRILL on Father's Day, which makes it the fourth-biggest grilling day of the year . . . behind July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.
It's also the second-biggest day for giving grills or grilling accessories as gifts, behind Christmas.
Like a typical guy, I love grilling, so I totally agree with this, I can't wait to Grillax this weekend!
How pumped are you that the festival season is here?
How many are you planning on going to?
Well if you're headed to Summerfest or any other music festival, music isn't the main reason... apparently everyone else is there for the drugs and the possibility of getting some strange!
According to a new survey, only 45% of the people at music festivals are just there for the MUSIC. That means the MAJORITY are there for a little somethin' else . . . I guess that's not surprising.
One in four people say that they've had relations with someone they met at a music festival . . . one in four have done DRUGS there . . . and one in eight have gotten into a FIGHT. (that one's lame!)
47% of people say they've done things at concerts that they'd never even CONSIDER doing anywhere else. (Well duh?)
Oh, and before you roll your eyes and think this is just dumb kids, it's not just young people causing trouble. Among people over age 45, 9% have used drugs at a show . . . one in five have gotten drunk . . . 10% have had sex with someone they met there . . . and 2% have gotten into a fight.
Speaking of music festivals, you can win Summerfest tickets all this week just by listening to KISS-FM, so the tickets are on us, the bad decisions are up to you!
Are you a fan of sweets, more specifically Donuts?
Well I am! In case you missed it, last Friday "National Donut Day", and Dunkin Donuts used it as an opportunity to do a nationwide launch of their new breakfast sandwich . . . bacon and egg on a glazed donut.
But Krispy Kreme may have just raised the stakes even further.
Do you think you're just like one or both of your parents?
If not, you will be!
According to a new survey, women notice they're turning into their mother at age 31.
More than HALF of women said that in their early 30s, they started using the same sayings as their moms, watched the same shows, had the same hobbies, and shared the same taste in men. And one in four said it happened at age 31.
One in 20 women thought that they turned into their mother when they were in their 20s . . . and one in four said it happened in their late 30s. One in 10 said it didn't happen until after age 40.
The women said the main cause for the transformation was the same thing that made THEIR mother who she was . . . having kids.
One in three women said that they noticed they were becoming more like her after having kids of their own.
And maybe the biggest surprise was that 51% of women said they were OKAY with becoming their mother.
I'd have to say, like some of you, I'm a hybrid of my parents... some aspect of both.
Would you agree that women and men do a lot of things differently? (or in my opinion, most everything)
Well a recent survey reveals the very true differences between how women and men spend their money, see if you agree...
1. Guys spend more on booze. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, single men spend around $500 annually, compared to $216 for women.
With that said, women tend to drink less, simply because they're smaller. Plus, a guy is more likely to buy a woman a drink than the other way around. (I agree)
2. Women give more to charity, and they're also more LIKELY to give. That's according to the 2010 report from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
In every single income group, households that were headed by women were more likely to give to charity. And even in the group with the lowest income, women gave almost twice as much. (I totally agree, pay attention at work, women are way more generous than men in my opinion)
3. Men and women both like to shop when they're feeling depressed, but they buy different things.
In one survey, women ranked clothing as the number one item they spend money on when they need some retail therapy, followed by food and shoes.
Men chose food as number one, then electronics, then music or movies. (Again I agree, but I actually fall in both categories here)
4. Women are more likely to search for a deal.
According to data compiled by the website 8coupons.com, women take about 40% longer to make a purchase. And they're also more likely to compare prices at different stores.
(This one is a push for me, I feel like they guys around me are as savvy as the girls when it comes to searching out deals)
What about you... do you agree with the findings above?
New research reveals that you might want to be passing on fast food beverages!
In a new study of fast food places, researchers found more bacteria on the ICE from the ice machines than in the TOILETS!
For the study, researchers swabbed the ice from their drinks and the toilets at McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC. And at about three of every five locations, the ice contained bacteria including things as serious as E. coli, ewww!
The theory here is that the employees clean the bathrooms pretty regularly, but don't clean the ice machine so often. That leads to more bacteria building up in the ice machine than in the toilets.
Now . . . this DOESN'T necessarily mean you'll get sicker from drinking the ice than drinking out of the toilet. But if you drink from enough cups with nasty fast food ice, you could run the risk of getting sick.
If so, you know how tough that's been so far this year, but Ryan Braun thinks there is no reason you should pay for it.
The Brewers announced yesterday that Braun would fill the gap in the "Brewers Win, You Win" promotion that promised fans attending the June 3-5 series against Oakland $1 off a Terrace Box ticket for each Brewers victory in May.
Ryan will subsidize the program to ensure that fans can purchase a limited number of Terrace Box tickets (regularly $24) and Loge Bleacher seats (regularly $23) for just $8 -- matching his uniform number.
Braun's contribution will bridge the gap for up to 4,000 tickets for each game in the series. Tickets for this promotion will go on sale tomorrow (Friday May 31) at 9 a.m. at the Brewers' box office and via phone and online ordering.
"We recognize that this has been a tough month for all of us; not just the players but also the fans," Braun said in a press release. "The one constant has been the support of the community, and every one of us on the field has tremendous respect for the support we receive from the fans. On behalf of all of us on the field, we want to thank the fans and let them know that we really appreciate everyone being behind us during this rough stretch."