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Daily Dose of BS March 10 flight
Mar. 10, 2014 5:38 am
Daily Dose of BS March 7 tv
Mar. 7, 2014 5:36 am
How can an airplane just disappear? Cars now a days have Onstar wouldn?t you think that an airplane would have something similar? I feel bad for the families that have loved ones on that Malaysian Flight that disappeared. As a very infrequent flyer I guess I thought that they were tracked. I was 27 by the time I took my first flight as an adult. Since then I have flown maybe for a dozen trips, with each trip a bit braver, I was a basket case the first flight I ever took. You never really know what to expect when you fly, who you will sit next to, if the crew is having a good day or not, what weather will be like when you land and if you have the right credit card for the drink cart.
Daily Dose of BS March 6 food
Mar. 6, 2014 5:42 am
I used to have the first tv that my dad had as a kid, he lugged it around from place to place till he settled down, we had it as a basement tv. When it finally died my brothers and I took out the tv and just used the cherry wood box for a chest. This old tv was a piece of furniture, a family heirloom. I remember changing the channel having to click thru each and every channel and back in those days there were only 4 channels, fast forward 35 years and tv?s are throwaways when was the last time you used a fixit person for anything? Most of the society today is throwaway, from tv?s to beds, to washers and dryers to ?the sky is the limit. That is almost everything, the remote control is the one thing when it stops working we go into a panic, we don?t know what to do, we look at it, we push all the buttons, we take off the back, we roll the batteries in the back if that works we are relieved, if not we take the batteries out, switch sides then try again if that doesn?t work we replace the batteries. Thank goodness for batteries right, cause I don?t think I could go back to changing the channel by getting up and going to the tv to do it.
Daily Dose of BS March 5 school
Mar. 5, 2014 5:43 am
We all have favorites. When it comes to food, I have many from donuts to pizza to beer. I had a meeting last night and one of the guys there said I had a Bloedow doughnut this morning. Now if you don?t live in or have never been to Winona Minnesota you have no idea what a Bloedow doughnut even is, I suggest you find one and have one. They are tops. For burgers, I am partial to a Barrel Inn Mushroom Swiss or the big burger from The Swing Inn. Pizza has me wanting a pie, when it comes to frozen za, I live the Lloyds Sweet Home Chicago, for thin it has to be the Great River Road House, and Thick crust has me driving to Holmen to The Pizza Corral. Breakfasts now there are lots of great choices there, depending on the mood. What is your favorite foods, and places?
Daily Dose of BS March 4 changes
Mar. 4, 2014 5:41 am
I used to work with a guy who was in his 40?s and lived at home with his parents, he always used ot say if my mom and dad didn?t want the responsibility of having kids they shouldn?t have had sex. As a young man I laughed at that, as an adult, I look back and cringe that that. I am sure you heard about the 18 year old from New Jersey who didn?t want to live by her parents rule; she moved out and is now suing them for college and living costs. You heard of this right. An 18 year old in New Jersey was trying to sue her parents for room board and education. The judge said no. Good for the judge, why is it that she feels as though she is owed this education. She isn?t, she should work for it.
Daily Dose of BS March 3 reuse
Mar. 3, 2014 6:03 am
A couple of big changes in the Schmidt house, my oldest is moving out with some friends. I will see now if all the lessons have stuck. He is moving only about 5 blocks from home so he?ll be close enough for lunches or dinners. The other big change is my middle son just got his permit yesterday, kinda fitting that he gets his permit and the gas prices go up, the last time I remember gas being under a dollar were for a few days around when he was born. Now the prices are creeping up again, this morning in La Crosse the prices are 3.54 per gallon, this sucks. I filled up the Tahoe on Saturday and did a little math only to find out I am only averaging 11.35 miles per gallon.
Feb. 28, 2014 9:10 am
Who says you have to use things for what they are intended for. For example when I have a sticky zipper I rub a candle on it, same goes for a keyed lock, if it is sticking I run a candle on the key and open it up. Having baked potatoes on the grill and wrap them in tin foil? Save the foil and rub on the grill to clean it. If you?re camping and need to start a fire and can?t find kindling use Doritos they light on fire. Our lives are full of these little cheats that make our lives easier, what are some that you have found?
Daily Dose of BS feb 28
Feb. 28, 2014 5:39 am
Remember the Pepsi commercial last year that had Jeff Gordon driving at a used car lot? There were people saying you could tell it was fake. Pepsi Max did it again. This one in my opinion is way better than the last. See Video here
Daily Dose of BS Feb 27 driving
Feb. 27, 2014 6:01 am
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything. Earlier this week a women who runs a bank in Cleveland learned that lesson the hard way when her response to a young job went viral. This woman said "Love the sense of entitlement in your generation. And therefore I enjoy denying your invite" I think I would have done the same thing and posted it. I try to be respectful in people I talk with and correspond with via emails and on social media. Life is too short not to. Be respectful yet be yourself.
Daily Dose of BS Feb 26 anti gay bs
Feb. 26, 2014 5:35 am
Gas prices are up again to 3.49 per gallon what happened to the lower prices? I for one am not happy, we spend lots of time in our vehicles commuting back and forth to work, meetings and taking our kids to sporting events. I live in a small town but easily drive over 200 miles per week, I know that is not much compared to bigger towns but most of my driving is being a cabbie. With all that time in the car we see and do lots that is not safe. I am guessing that you have seen people texting, and eating while on the road. I have also seen people reading a book, a newspaper and shaving. What are some of the weird things you have seen driver do while on the road?
Daily Dose of BS Feb 25 dumber
Feb. 25, 2014 5:34 am
Stay the hell out of my business. It seems as though we are taking 37 steps backward, what is Arizona doing? Discriminating against groups because your religious beliefs. Doesn?t the bible say to love one another? Why would we as a country put up with this type of discrimination? At one time wasn?t just about every group discriminated against? Let?s see I am an overweight, bald, glasses wearing, hearing aid wearer, catholic, married, employed, father of 4 who likes to drink beer, and hang out with my friends of both sexes. I am sure there are groups out there that hate or discriminate against one of more of my qualities, enough. We are all so anti bullying isn?t discrimination bullying?
Daily Dose of BS Feb 24 stuffs
Feb. 24, 2014 5:33 am
Do you think we are dumber now than we used to be? Here is why I ask, when I was a kid I had every single one of my friends phone numbers memorized, my aunt and uncles numbers, my grandmas number and my Dads work number all committed to memory, now a days most people don?t even remember their own cell phone number not to mention someone else?s. I also remember writing a paper for school and not knowing how to spell a word, asking my Mom how to spell it she told me to grab the dictionary to look it up, I had no clue how to even spell it so I called the Library and asked. Now if we don?t know something we head to Google and our buddy there will tell us. Do you think that Google has made us dumber or more reliant on technology rather than trying to figure things out on our own?
Daily Dose of BS Feb 21 story
Feb. 21, 2014 5:34 am
Not feeling good is not good anytime, but to fell yucky on a weekend makes you feel like you missed out on something. I had to go to a basketball tournament on Saturday to watch my son play hoops and on Saturday night I was supposed to get together with friends, I caught a bug of some sorts at the basketball games and had to go home to sleep. I feel ripped off. I want my Saturday night back. Gas prices are up, again. My alley is horrible and so are many of the streets around town because of the ice, my alley has tons of ruts and there is nothing I can do about it. Sometimes letting go is tough,my goal today is to let these little things go. Have a great Monday.
WHAT THE WORLD EATS FOR BREAKFAST
Feb. 20, 2014 2:19 pm
We hear what we want to hear. See what we want to see and tell the story the way we thought we heard it. Take for example the weather if the weather forecaster says it will snow between 1 inch south and 10 inches to the north, we hear it is going to snow 10 inches. My tv weather buddy Bill Graul posted that on his facebook the other day and I agree, I even do it. After I hear that there will be up to 10 inches of snow in the area, and someone asks me how much snow are we going to get, I respond with that 10 inch amount, and I don?t know why. Is it because we are a society that likes to embellish? Is it because we like to be shocked? The weather often shocks us, in fact if it snows less than we expect, we are shocked, if it snows more than they say we are shocked, and if it does exactly as they say we are also shocked. Me? I think I just like a good story.
Daily Dose of BS Feb 20 office mates
Feb. 20, 2014 5:42 am
Brazil ? Steaming warm, fresh-from-the-oven pao de queijos, round-shaped ?cheese buns?, are a breakfast staplel. Fresh fruit or berries, such as the acai, are also common.
Burma ? A morning might start out with ?kaut nyin paung?, sticky fried rice topped with boiled yellow beans. This savory dish is sometimes served with fried fish and a cup of green tea.
Finland ? A hearty bowl of oat?based porridge, ?puuro?, is a common breakfast, often served with milk, fresh or frozen berries, and a bit of butter.
Sweden ? A ?smorgas?, or open-faced sandwich, is typical. Slices of buttered bread are topped with a combination of toppings that can include ham, cheese, lettuce, and hard-boiled egg.
Switzerland ? Muesli, the cereal blend of oat flakes, nuts, and raisins or other types of dried fruit is often eaten with yogurt.
Venezuela ? The soft corn flatbread arepa is eaten throughout the day, but it?s most commonly served in the morning stuffed with different fillings such as cheese, meat, or beans.
Daily Dose of BS Feb 19 cutting the cord
Feb. 19, 2014 5:35 am
This by no means is a slam on the people I work with I love them all, ok most, but we all have that person in your office that has the habit that makes you cringe whenever they do it. I personally have heard of a few of mine and have worked to not do them ? as much. First of all when I started here full time I was a leftover for breakfast guy and would have whatever was for supper last night for breakfast anything from chilidogs to spaghetti and everything in-between, my problem was I liked spice on my food and not a bit but a lot. In fact I think that the station is rid of vampires for life, I have cut down on my garlic. I used to work with a person who would cut their fingernails at work, it drove me nuts that noise of clip then who the heck knows where that fingernail went when it flew. I talked to that person it was uncomfortable at the time but glad I did. I think that is the problem with people now at work and everywhere we are afraid to say something because it may not be politically correct, instead we either build resentment toward that person or try something passive aggressive, in hopes that the perpetrator is perceptive enough to catch on. Let?s have a take back the office day today and stand up for ourselves.
Daily Dose of BS Feb 18 winter olympics
Feb. 18, 2014 5:35 am
I am seeing more and more people posting that they want to cut the cord. I have basic cable the no frills package, I seriously have channels 2-22 that is it. No CNN, no Fox, no MTV, no Nick, no comedy channels, and no ESPN. You get it I got the nothing package, the bill from the cable company just came and it was $136.34. 136.34 for what? Oh yeah I get phone and internet from the cable company. The more I think about it the more I am ready to get rid of it all, talk to my neighbor and get her password for internet and cut the phone cord. Does anyone have any thoughts on making this smooth? Is there any company out there that has good service at a fair price? Is that even possible anymore? I also have Netflix that adds 8 bucks a month and I got Play-On and Play-Later that I got a few months ago, that was a one-time fee. Any ideas would be welcome.
Daily Dose of BS Feb 17 self bag
Feb. 17, 2014 5:33 am
I think we should have put in for the winter Olympics. With the snow we had yesterday and the inches of snow we got prior to yesterday, and the old we have endured, it would have been the perfect place for the winter Olympics. With yesterday?s snow its funny to see how different people shovel their walks, there are some who scoop every single shovel full, there are others who push then scoop then throw, and then there are the pushers and throwers. I am sure there are as many different ways of shoveling, plowing and snow throwing techniques out there as there are people. What works best for you? So if you were to rate this years winter with just a one finger salute which finger would it be? For me it is a number one first rate cold yucky winter. #bswithbob
YOU SMELL MAIL!
Feb. 13, 2014 9:57 am
More and more grocery stores are offering the self check out, am I the only one who doesn?t like it? I used to not like the pay at the pump, now I like it, but I don?t think I will ever like the self register and self bag lines at the grocery store. First of all those lines are as slow as the lines with cashiers, secondly the times I have tried these lines I can?t hear the machine telling me to scan the next item, thirdly it tells me to bag my item, I which I reply I did. Also you can?t carry on conversations with the automated cashier, well you can but people look at you weirdly. Also you don?t get a break on your bill for doing it yourself, and finally think of the jobs that it is taking away.
Daily Dose of BS Feb 13 valentines day
Feb. 13, 2014 5:35 am
There?s a new alternative to those annoying audio alerts emitted from smartphones. The ?Scentee? plugs into your headphone jack and releases a chosen scent whenever there?s a new email or Facebook alert. As well as filling the room with an aroma, the gizmo also glows, thanks to built-in LED lights. Scent capsules offer 100 bursts of your preferred fragrance before they need replacing. Users can already pick from rose, strawberry, coffee, lavender, curry, and buttered baked potato, but new fragrances ? including bacon ? are on the way. The $35-device is already available in Japan and is soon launching internationally. (And you thought beeps and buzzes were annoying? Imagine entering a room full of these gadgets ? who died in here?)
Love is in the air, tomorrow is Valentines Day. Funny how guys think that this is the one time a year to be romantic, the one time a year to gift flowers or something special the one time a year to show our love. Gentleman it isn?t ya know, we can be men romantic and loving and still be men ya know. There is nothing wrong with going the extra mile to say something nice, drop off a little gift or just let your loved one know you love them anytime of the year. For those who are new to this way of thinking, you still have today and tomorrow to get a special valentine treat, but remember you have 364 other days to show your love as well. What is the most romantic gesture you have ever given or received?