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I've loved radio since I was a kid and consider myself extremely lucky to get paid to do it. I'm a 2002 graduate of the DC campus of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, I play several musical instruments and write books for fun. And I'm a huge fan of the Philly teams: the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers. 
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by JD posted Dec 16 2014 5:19PM
Are you familiar with the concept of re-gifting? That's where someone gives you a gift and you proceed to give it to someone else. This is considered bad manners by some. I say go for it. It's better than having some gift lying around that you'll never use. If you know someone who'll appreciate it, why not pass it on? That's what I say anyway.

Confession time: I have re-gifted. Nothing big, just the occasional item I already had. I don't see the harm in it. Since I already had one of the item in question, it kind of justified the thought and caring the gift giver displayed in picking out that gift for me. They thought I could use it and they were right. They just happened to be three years late. But that's OK. It's the thought that counts, right?

Think good thoughts. Cheers.

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by JD posted Dec 11 2014 4:55PM
Let me begin with a confession. I was going to write this several weeks ago.

I've discussed procrastinatorade before. Well, no I actually haven't. I meant to, though. Honest. Anyway, you may have heard the term "haterade," which is a ficticious beverage people consume that is supposed to turn them into haters. I believe there is something similar for procrastinators. This, of course, is procrastinatorade, and it seems to be very easy to get hold of. What does procrastinatorade do? I know you didn't ask but you were probably going to at some point. Maybe later? Procrastinatorade subtly alters our mindset. We find ourselves thinking: why do tomorrow what you can do in two days? Why do anything whatsoever today? If you've ever been afflicted with this mysterious ailment, don't worry. You've got plenty of company. I was going to look up the statistics, but I didn't get around to it. I'll do it later.

But remember, it's important to overcome this mindset. Because some things must be done immediately. Changing light bulbs, for one thing. If you don't do that, you can't see. Seeing in the dark is necessary. Otherwise you could trip and hurt yourself. Don't do that. Be safe. Cheers.
by JD posted Dec 9 2014 4:49PM
...When you go to have some soda and it's flat because someone didn't twist the cap all the way on? Is it just me or does that grind your gears too? I mean, there are times when the best thing in the world is a nice cold cup of soda over ice. So you grab a cup, throw in some cubes, and reach for the soda. You pick up the 2 liter bottle and the sides of the bottle squeeze in. That's a bad omen. If the cap is on with proper tightness, then the sides of the bottle should be tight. So you twist off the cap and it comes of much more easily than it should. Another bad sign. There is little or no foam. You pour it into the cup and lo and bubbles. The soda is flat. When that happens I drink it anyway because waste not want not, right? But I don't like it. That's why I try to get cans whenever possible. Or 20oz bottles. Single serving. You don't have to worry about sharing. Look, I know sharing is caring, but some things are best kept to yourself. Soda is one of them. Wow, I guess that's a bad lesson for the holiday season. So share everything you can. If necessary, make sure everyone gets their own bottle of soda. Trust me, it'll make those holiday gatherings much more plesant. Cheers.

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by JD posted Dec 4 2014 5:21PM
So the holiday season is officially underway. May it find you safe, well-fed, and surrounded with cheer. Now is a time, not only for celebration but also for reflection upon 2014 as this year winds its way to a close. I hope that as good as this year hasbeen for you, that 2015 is even better. Thanks for your support and happy holidays!

by JD posted Dec 1 2014 5:07PM
If you're reading this it means you survived black Friday. Congratulations. I myself remained locked safely indoors that day, afraid as I am of sustaining shopping cart related injuries as I have in the past. Forget it, I thought. I'll wait to shop. Paying full price is worth it to avoid the hospital costs. Cheers.
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