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Daily Dose of BS December 10 back from vacation
Dec. 10, 2013 5:39 am
Daily Dose of BS Dec 3 kids
Dec. 3, 2013 5:44 am
You have really got to love the first day back to work after vacation. I was up on vacation but not as early as I get up for work, and traveling?don?t get me started. It is always fun being a tourist, my youngest brother Brian turned 40 last week and he lives in Livermore California which is about an hour from San Francisco, we celebrated his birthday in true Schmidt fashion, we ate and drank. I have been out to Northern California a few times in the past and had the chance to mark a few of my bucket list items for there off. I have always wanted to go to Alcatraz, and to In and Out burger. Done and done. I also wanted to hang out with my brother also done. As we were enjoying a few hours of good quality time together we decided that this past weekend was about the only time in our lives that we can remember just the two of us hanging out together without our other brother or someone else tagging along. I am glad I had the chance to really get to know my brother before it is too late.
Daily Dose of BS Dec 2 lights
Dec. 2, 2013 5:34 am
I think many think that kids have it easy now. I agree that in some ways they do, but in others I am glad I grew up when I did. I don?t think we were as micromanaged as our kids are now. I am as guilty as the next guy, I get my kids involved in things, and sometimes it seems like too many things. For example we have basketball two times a week for practice then weekend games, add CCD to that and school, band and homework, that is a busy kid, and that is only one of them, I have four. When we were kids we took off on our bikes without a helmet mind you played till dark. Rode our bikes behind the mosquito spraying truck, went sledding, wait for the tv dinner to be done by watching threw the glass door, getting up at 6:45 to make sure you had breakfast in you when you set yourself up to watch good cartoons on any given Saturday morning. What memories do you miss from your childhood?
Daily Dose of BS Nov 27 black friday
Nov. 27, 2013 5:33 am
Friday not only brought out the shoppers it also brought out the lights. I am guessing that my house isn?t the only house that decorated for Christmas over the weekend. After watching the lighting of the Rotary Lights the Schmidt house started in the Christmas spirit with getting the tree set up and lights strung. We also got the village set up in the dining room. This year we tried something that we hadn?t done in a while, we strung lights around the back deck and hung lighted wreaths and a brought out the lighted snowman. With the expected snow the next couple days, it will be feeling like Christmas in no time.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 26 couple things
Nov. 26, 2013 5:07 am
Are you up for the big fake shopping day? I admit I have been up in the past to try to get the best deals, set my alarm and headed to the store on the day after Thanksgiving. I have scored a few deals, that ended up being the same prices that those stores had a couple months later. This year, I am not too sure that I am up for getting up early for the early bird deals, also what is with the name Black Friday, wouldn?t you think that with all the deals that it would be called Green Friday or does the Black refer to getting up extra early? With all the deals being rolled out early this year maybe it should be re-named the ?we are taking away your Thanksgiving dinner sale, sales event.?
Daily Dose of BS Nov 22 lots
Nov. 22, 2013 5:36 am
I heard this morning on way to work that family sizes are smaller now than before. The average size is now 2.5 my little Schmidt family is more than double that with six of us. There was also a story about superstitions and how most people have them, from not walking under a ladder to tossing salt over the shoulder to not driving forward if a cat crosses the path, to a lucky piece of clothing. I am not sure if I have any but I do know this, most of the trouble I have got in to in my life I have been awake. I figure this will give me a good excuse to nap later. There is no special tie in with my two thoughts today, but if you want to try go ahead.
Really he forgot???
Nov. 21, 2013 9:32 am
Great news from my Dad, heard yesterday that the Doctor got all the cancer, he has to go in every few months for checkups but thanks so much for all the prayers. On November 1st, I started on my quest to grow my mustache and only my mustache, I have been letting it do what it does, I am not a hairy person and I think my teenagers have a fuller stash than I. Please consider donating to the Movember.com campaign for men?s health. This morning was the first snow of the season for La Crosse, it is weird to watch people trying to drive again for the first time, like the old Paul Simon song Slip Sliding Away. Drive safe and give yourself the time needed to arrive alive. Also today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of our 35th president JFK, many have said that is the one date that always sticks with them, was that date 50 years ago a bigger event than September 11th?
Daily Dose of BS Nov 21 football players
Nov. 21, 2013 5:37 am
The mayor of a town in Utah will keep his job for another two years after "forgetting" to inform residents that it was time to hold municipal elections. Wallsburg, Utah's four city council members will also be reappointed by default after the screw-up that is being blamed on a city employee in charge of election oversight.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 20 advice
Nov. 20, 2013 5:35 am
There are certain risks with every job right? When you work as a professional football player you would think that you would know that you are getting beat up every week by a brick wall. The men of the NFL are huge muscle bound guys whose job it is, is to stop you, by using their bodies. When you run at another man at great speeds and they are running at you at great speed, you are going to crash. As an NFL player you get paid a great wage, a wage that most of us only dream of. As a practice squad player the minimum is 6k a week and as a one year NFL player the salary is over 400 thousand dollars. With men the size of trucks running at you, you are going to get hurt. I have an issue with the players who are going after the teams and the NFL because they suffered this that or the other. They knew the risks and got paid handsomely. I have tinnitus which is ringing of my ears, I?m guessing from headphones too high early in radio career. Does this give me a right to go back and sue former employers? Is the paper cut that you got at work last week going to get you paid? With a job there are risks.
Nov. 19, 2013 9:47 am
Best advice ever? Try hard, don?t look back, look to the future, but don?t wish your life away, DREAM. I have been having lots of heart to heart talks with my 18 year old son. You know as a Dad you can learn a lot by just listening, but sometimes I have a hard time turning off my interview mode from work, where I have to keep conversations going, I sometimes get accused of grilling him and the other kids. My response is if you answered in more than just one word answers or grunts conversations would be just that a conversation. What are some of the gems you got from your parents when they thought you weren?t listening? I always remember don?t be afraid to get your hands dirty cause you can always wash them.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 19 deer camp
Nov. 19, 2013 5:35 am
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Thieves take note:
Nov. 18, 2013 7:14 am
I don?t care if you hunt or not, you should have on your bucket list to go to deer camp. You should also allow your children to attend if they have never been. I love venison and like a lot of other wild game. I however do not like to hunt. But I have gone to deer camp at least the past 15 years and I have brought my kids up with it. My buddies are all hunters, they live and breathe this time of the year. My two older boys love the hunt, and this year will mark the first year that my youngest son is going to be in the woods armed, and one of my friends will be mentoring him on the safety and finesse of the hunt. The reason everyone needs to go to deer camp is the camaraderie that goes with a camp. I have been bringing my kids for many years so that they can see how friends react around each other, see that it is about working together, it?s about telling tall tales, and it?s about the love of outdoors. What is your deer camp story?
Daily Dose of BS Nov 18 sounds
Nov. 18, 2013 5:35 am
Your days of stealing baby Jesus from your town's nativity scene are coming to an end. Makers of nativity scene characters say they're getting more requests each year for GPS-equipped baby Jesuses, Marys, Josephs, Three Wise Men and nativity animals.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 15 Happy Birthday Twins
Nov. 15, 2013 5:59 am
If you live in La Crosse Wisconsin and were home on Friday night, did you hear the booms? What the heck where those? It is funny how different noises bring up different feelings isn?t it? When the Blue Angels were practicing through the area a few years ago the sounds of the planes flying over our community at first was kind of cool, but if you had to hear that noise all the time it would drive you nuts. During duck season if you live where the ducks are you are going to hear the pop of a shot gun. By a railroad track you will hear the hum of a train going down the track and occasionally you will hear the blowing of a horn. When I first moved to La Crosse I lived by a fire station, I got used to the lights and sirens and when I first bought my house I missed it. It is a funny thing about noise and sounds when they are first around they are shocking then they become just another part of life and just back ground.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 13 prostate cancer
Nov. 13, 2013 5:36 am
Today my twins are 12 hard to believe that they are already 12. Happy birthday to Robert and Kenedi, it is funny when we found out we were having twins and that they were going to be a girl and a boy we had to come up with names. I wanted to name my other boys after my Dad and wanted to call them Robert the 3rd and was always shot down so didn?t even think about it for the twins, my wife always wanted the name Kenedi so our girls name is Kenedi and since I was always shot down with wanting to name my sons Robert I suggested Lincoln, needless to say I lost that one also but won as well cause we do have a Robert. It is funny to think that two babies spending 9 months together and living in the same house have such different personalities. I am glad. Did I mention that when I was dating my wife that she wanted to have twins. I always wanted to be retired and rich by 50. At least one of us got our wish. Happy Birthday Robert and Kenedi, I love you.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 12 wasted food
Nov. 12, 2013 5:34 am
Today my Dad has prostate cancer surgery. Please say a prayer for him. I am driving our new family car today as I am heading to my Dads home to the Twin Cities after I get off the air to visit with my family, and the car has amazing the bells and whistles, that I am not used to. I am used to adjusting the seat by hand, and turning on lights, also used to turning around to check behind me, with this vehicle you don?t need to do any of those things. It has electronic seats, the lights go on when you start the car and there is a camera that shows all behind you. It came with satellite radio, but being a radio person I don?t know if I will play around with that on my drive. I also got Onstar, which I may try cause I have to find a hospital I am not familiar with. As I mentioned at the beginning please say a prayer or at least give some positive thoughts for my Dad.
Miley at it again.
Nov. 11, 2013 10:21 am
I hate to waste. I took out a tube of hamburger yesterday afternoon and forgot it on the counter when I went to bed last night. Five pounds of burger wasted. Thank goodness that this doesn?t happen too often but I had planned on making chili for dinner this afternoon and was going to brown the burger and save some for a later day. I know I should have put the burger in the fridge to thaw but I really don?t like to wait. I guess when they say patience is a virtue there is a method to it. I also dislike when other food gets tossed because of improper putting away like bread, or fruits of veggies. I searched for food wasted on google and it says that about twenty five percent of our food budget is tossed away every year. For a family of six they say the average food bill per week is $291 so about 15 thousand dollars per year. Wasting about 4 grand per year on throw away. It just hurts to think that, that much is wasted.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 11, 2013 5:37 am
Miley Cyrus twerked and toked at the European version of MTV's VMAs -- puffing a fat joint on live TV Sunday night while accepting the award for Best Video.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 7 CMNH
Nov. 7, 2013 5:56 am
Thank you. If you are a Veteran or if you are currently serving thank you from the bottom of my heart. If it wasn?t for all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to service in the armed forces we would not be able to do what we do. I have heard stories from my Dad and other friends who had served in Vietnam about how they were spit on and called names when they returned from their posts. For that I am saddened. I like the way we as Americans now thank our service men and women for their service. I have also heard of people buying dinner or a drink for the service man or women who is at a restaurant in uniform. For those who are selfless and offer up years of their lives so that we may be free I thank you, and for those families who have been affected by your loved ones serving I thank you as well. God Bless America.
Daily Dose of BS Nov 6 medians
Nov. 6, 2013 5:35 am
Today marks the start of the Children?s Miracle Network Hospitals radioathon in La Crosse. The goal this year is lofty is 100k. One hundred thousand dollars to help families with kids and every child served has a story of courage and perseverance. Please dig a bit in your pockets, your seat cushions and piggy banks and help the La Crosse Radio Group reach this goal to help hundreds every year. The phones are manned 6a-6p thru Friday the 8th
and 8a-3p on Saturday the 9th
. Help the Children?s Miracle Network Hospitals radioathon. The number to help is 608-781-1477 or toll free 800-853-6889
What is it with all the medians that are ending up in La Crosse? First there was the one in front of Kwik Trip on Losey Boulevard, now they just finished adding one to Jackson Street in front of Viterbo University. I for one am getting confused with it. I also do not like the speed bumps that have been added to roads and the round abouts don?t even get me started. Oh and I noticed a new road painted sign the triangles right before the cross walk, are they there as arrows to point where the cross walk is? Because we can?t see a glowing rectangle painted on the road.