So, you went shopping on Black Friday (or maybe you couldn't wait and went on Brown Thursday) and saw first hand the best of the American spirit on display ! Like people re-creating an MMA cage match in the middle of your local WalMart because someone got the last set of matching mauve bath towels. Or perhaps you were witness to one shopper being tazed by another Black Friday zombie shopper because they took the last 50 inch Samsung flat screen in the joint. Or maybe you saw two disgruntled shopaholics get into a shooting match with another over an X-Box incident. Oh, you didn't see any of those things? Lucky you. Those type of scenarios played out across our great land last week and there was plenty of video evidence to display such hideous human interaction on the media outlets worldwide. I'm sure you are as proud as I am to see such honorable displays of Americana splayed across the world's media outlets. Bravo!
The holiday season officially begins this week with Thanksgiving on Thursday. Turkey, dressing, football, relatives, pumpkin pie, the whole ten yards. But don't forget to stop and reflect on all the things you should be thankful for. Be sure to acknowledge those who make your life better, those who love you, those who make living worthwhile. Be sure to show appreciation to everyone who helps make your world a better place. After all, it's true that you can never be told thanks enough. So I want to say thanks to my lovely bride Teresa, my wonderful kids JP & Jessica, my mom, sister & brother, all my friends, my co-hosts Dave & Liz, and to you for being a faithful listener :-) Happy Thanksgiving!!! And save me a slice of that pie, will ya'.......
I want to congratulate and wish the best of luck to the football teams from our region who are playing tomorrow night in the 3rd round of the high school football playoffs. In Class 3-A, the Socastee Braves will be hosting Marlboro County at Braves Stadium, while the Myrtle Beach Seahawks have to travel across the state to face perennial powerhouse Strom Thurmond. In Class 2-A, the Loris Lions visit Timberland. Let's wish all three teams the best of luck! Furthermore, if the chips all fall right, we could end up with a rematch of Loris & Dillon for the 2-A Lower State championship as well as Socastee facing Myrtle Beach for the second time this year at Braves Stadium! Keep your fingers crossed, and get out there and support your local teams!
The ever-unfolding typhoon disaster in the Philippines should remind all of us here along the Grand Strand that our life along the ocean can DRASTICALLY change if and when Mother Nature decides she wants to wreak havoc. So far, over 10,000 people are either dead or unaccounted for in the aftermath of what many weather experts are calling the strongest typhoon ever recorded ( with sustained winds of nearly 195 MPH ). As we pray for and reach out to assist the survivors of this massive disaster, let's remember that we could very easily be the ones who are in their situation. It has been quite some time since the Grand Strand has been squarely hit with a hurricane (Thank God), but when it does happen again, (and it will), we should all pay close attention to the way this all plays out in the days & weeks to come in the Philippines and learn from the process. And, in the meantime, take a moment to thank the Good Lord that we made it through (almost) another Hurricane season without being hit.
..., asked someone eariler this morning. Hmmmm. What DOES it feel like to be turning 53? Well, it kinda feels like it did when I turned 52. No big whoop. Until somewhere around the 1st of June, when I noticed I was REALLY tired after being on the air, followed by DJ'ing a pool party, followed by DJ'ing a wedding reception, followed by driving home, followed by taking about 2 minutes to stand up straight when I got out of my truck. It was precisely at that moment when I realized I was definitely NOT 28 anymore. So, my guess is somewhere around the beginning of next June, I will be able to answer the question my co-worker asked me today. Until then, I will continue to think & act 23, sometimes feel like I am 83, and actually be 53 :-)
I have great memories from childhood Trick-Or-Treating in my hometown of Fairmont, WV that come back around this time every year! What to dress up as, what time do we get to start going door to door, what will the weather be like on Halloween night, who will be giving out the best (or worst candy), who amongst your friends will get the most candy, whose house will me meet at to count & swap candy, whose house will get their windows soaped because they didn't give out anything.....( thank goodness foe the statute of limitations...) . I hope you will help some kids in your neighborhood create the same kind of memories by participating in Halloween this Thursday. They will never forget those great memories that you help create! Happy Halloween !!! BOO !