Owen was supposed to be a lion for Halloween this year, but then my mom informed me she couldn't find the costume(which she had made for my nephew a few years ago). So, I went to the store and this was the last costume they had! So here's my little bear!
by Kraig "DonkeyWaffles" Karson,posted Oct 30 2012 6:22PM
For me.. and I'm guessing for you too -- barring the fact that you have no core -- you've been
thinking, watching,, and hopefully praying for the people affected by SuperStorm Sandy.
We have it really good here in Milwaukee.. virtually untouched by the events on the East Coast... assuming you don't have family or friends there.
So, If you're having a tough day this week, or you're about veer off into a fit of rage because the barista messed up your coffee(not really coffee more like Ice Cream Sundae with a shot coffee order) remember what you didn't have to go through this week/next week .. etc.
Well, we all know that Avril Lavigne is now engaged to the lead singer of Nickelback, Chad Kroeger, but remember when she was married for a hot minute to the lead singer of Sum 41, Derek Whibley? Well, Derek took a chance to make fun of her and her new fiance by dressing up like them for Halloween! Apparently Chad Kroeger didn't see the humor because he responded on Twitter by saying, "Hey Deryck loved the costumes! We were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes." To see them dressed up as Avril and Chad, click here!
If you haven't been following all the coverage on Hurricane Sandy, don't worry, I've done it for you, here's your update.
Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone at 7:00 P.M. Eastern last night, but it hit the East Coast with driving rain and hurricane-force winds all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
#1.) At least 16 people have been killed . . . including a woman as far away as Toronto, Canada who was hit by flying debris. Another 67 people were killed in the Caribbean earlier as the storm moved north, including 51 in Haiti.
#2.) The storm made landfall in southern New Jersey around 8:00 P.M. Eastern, with a storm surge strong enough to destroy parts of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, and causing MASSIVE flooding in New Jersey and New York.
The flooding was up to five feet . . . even higher in some places . . . flooding coastal homes, covering cars, and submerging downtown intersections of urban areas.
#3.) Because of winds 85-miles-per-hour and higher, downed trees and power lines, and flooding of electricity substations, over five million people were without power in 11 states and Washington D.C., from Virginia up to Maine.
New York and New Jersey took the worst hits in terms of power outages, including about 700,000 New Yorkers alone.
And that involves fires and downed power lines in flooded areas that authorities and emergency crews couldn't even GET to when the storm was at its most powerful. About 7,000 National Guard troops were on active duty in seven states
#4.) The damage could cost around three BILLION dollars. To give you an idea of the damage and the chaos in New York City alone, the city's 911 system was receiving 10,000 calls every half hour.
There was flooding in subway stations and in one of the tunnels into Manhattan, and some hospitals had to evacuate patients because of power outages.
A lot of people were also talking about a giant crane on top of the tallest residential skyscraper in New York City . . . a building in midtown Manhattan called One57.
The building is still under construction, and the crane was damaged by wind at about 2:30 P.M. in the afternoon. So the part of the crane that sticks out into the air was hanging down and swaying dangerously throughout the storm.
#5.) The storm also created a BLIZZARD in Virginia and West Virigina, with snow, 55-mile-per-hour winds, and reports of LIGHTING and THUNDER WHILE it was snowing.
#6.) What's even more crazy is that this is not just an East Coast situation, the village of Pleasant Prairie issued a voluntary evacuation advisory for residents last night, as the National Weather Service reported that dangerous high waves of 14-18 feet are anticipated along the Lake Michigan shoreline through tonight, and now this morning there's been multiple accidents because of the heavy winds!
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you affected by Sandy!
When I'm walking around, it doesn't SEEM like two out of every three guys has a mustache . . . or a beard . . . or, tragically, a soul patch. But according to a new survey, 64% of American men say they have facial hair.
--50% say their father had a mustache, beard, or both. Which means facial hair is MORE popular today than it was three, four, or five decades ago. Including the '70s. Somehow.
--40% of men say the top reason they grow their facial hair is that it makes them feel more confident. 36% say it makes them feel more attractive . . . 15% feel more sophisticated . . . and 9% feel more intelligent.
--And American women are down with facial hair too. 80% say they like facial hair on a guy . . . that's the highest number of any of the eight countries in the survey.
--Women voted a goatee as the best type of facial hair. And, of course, the soul patch came in last.
Well, Owen turned one yesterday! He had a fun day going out to breakfast with grandpa, then spending the rest of the day with mommy. At night he went out to dinner with mommy and daddy and I guess it was all too much for him because he passed out in the car ride home so we just let him sleep in his clothes. There he is below...clearly exhausted from his 1st birthday!
Seriously...this is NOT the person I thought I was. Behind closed doors. And in WAY over my head. Yep, I've become a fantasy football junkie. This year I'm in two leagues and a college pick 'em. SMH!
Now, I'll be honest, I have a little help from the gentlemen of our sister station, SportsRadio 1250 WSSP...a perk to having a sports station in the building, but, I have come a long way. Recently, on Saturdays, you'll find me checking college football scores and making last minute trades on my FF teams. This past Sunday, I set an alarm so I would remember to check a players status for his game in case I needed to make a last minute adjustment. WTF?!
I never thought of myself as a competitive person...when it came to sporting event,s anyway...but more and more I'm taking advantage of the trash talk feature on each leagues chosen program. Have you or someone you love fallen victim to this obsession? HELP?!
Happy Halloween! I'd love to talk about all the awesome candy right now, but right now it's about what you're wearing, and how you act.
If you're hitting up a costume party this weekend, you're almost guaranteed to see at least one person dressed as a sexy witch . . . or a sexy something . . . or a sexy ANYTHING.
But that's definitely not the ONLY type of person you'll meet. Here are six people you see at pretty much every Halloween party. Which one is you? I'll tell you which one the KISS DJ's are...
#1.) The Person Who Claims They're Wearing a Costume, Even Though They're Not.
They'll be in normal clothes, but when you ask why they didn't dress up, they'll say they DID.
Then they'll claim they're dressed as something that doesn't REQUIRE a costume . . . like a teacher. This is Kraig Karson our afternoon DJ.
#2.) The Person with a Costume That Severely Restricts Them from Moving Around.
It might be something like a mermaid tail, so they can't walk right. Or it might be a costume that's so huge and ridiculous, they can't fit through a doorway.
I always wonder how these people got to the party? I'm thinking this is Michele McKnight our Night DJ.
#3.) The Person Who Obviously Hates Halloween.
If they're dressed up at all, it'll either be a cheap costume, or the same costume they wore last year. And they'll probably be sitting in a corner looking miserable.
This is the closest fit for me, I wouldn't say I hate it because I love candy, but I think dressing up as an adult man is a little questionable.
#4.) The Guy Dressed in Drag.
For whatever reason, some guys LOVE dressing as women on Halloween. And they always act like it's the funniest costume anyone's ever seen. This is Wes!
#5.) The Person Who Handmade Every Single Thing They're Wearing.
They'll also be way too proud. And at least once, you'll overhear them bragging about how much time they wasted on it. This is Alley!
#6.) The Person Who Approaches Halloween Like a Method Actor.
If they're dressed as, say, Marilyn Monroe, then they'll ACT like Marilyn Monroe ALL NIGHT . . . to the point where you won't even want to talk to them, because it's too annoying. This is our mid-day DJ Leigh McNabb!