I Mean That in the Nicest Way!!!

November 20th, 2013

Insults you give, without realizing it!

1. “Have you lost weight?”  (um no, I’m still fat but these are my skinny pants)

2. “It’s not that I’m excluding you, I’m just not including you at this time.”

3. “I can’t take my eyes off your shirt. It reminds me of my grandmother’s quilt.” (so it’s ugly?)

4. “You have so much untapped potential.” (yeah, I know I’m saving it for something really big)

6. “Well, bless your heart, not everyone is brave enough to wear that color”  (TY, I though I heard the fashion police coming)

7. “Your hair looks great, today.”  (what about yesterday…and the day before….crap, right?)

So we all have those things we say when we are not thinking.   Although we totally mean well, sometimes, the person on the receiving end of our comment, may not be so appreciative.   I guess it depends on the persons self esteem level.

Do me a favor ~ Smile!

November 13th, 2013

So, what’s the deal with smiling?  As human beings, smiling is one of the great mysteries related to our species.  Although some animals seem to express emotion, there is no doubt when it comes to humans, that smiling definitely communicates warm fuzzies.

Mona Smile

Did you know that “Smilers” not only appear to be more contented but generally are perceived as more capable?  Additionally, they have longer and more successful relationships when they hook up with another “Smiler”.  Let’s face it, smiling is universal.  Most people, no matter where in the world they are, “get” a smile when one is given.  Smiling is the most frequent means of communication.  More than 35% of us smile more than 20 times a day and less than 15 % of us smile less than 5 times a day.

Have you ever been at a family get-together or a public place and gotten “the smile” from a child?   And when all is quiet or everyone is eating so it goes unnoticed, you do it..… just then, you have to smile back, right?  Children have magical powers when it comes to smiling.  Not only do children smile on the average 4oo times a day but it’s infectious when  they do. They make you smile back.

Scientists have compared smiling to chocolate due to it’s affects on the human body.  The only thing that might be rated more beneficial is sex (and that’s for an entirely different blog).  But seriously, smiling can reduce our stress hormone levels while                                                                      increasing our healthy mood enhancing hormone levels and it lowers our blood pressure, all at the same time.

It was Mother Theresa who said, “I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.”    Fact is, when you smile, you look and feel good.  When others see you smile, they almost have to smile.  Then they get to look and feel good too.  So share a smile with someone today….. it’s free and it feels good.  ~  Kelly Devine

Halloween is not just for kids, is it?

November 2nd, 2013

When I was a kid, in upstate NY, there was a 50/50 chance that it would be snowing on October 31 each year.  As we had very unseasonably warm weather this fall, I was reminded of all the wonderful things my family used to do on All Hallows Eve… In the meantime, on Howl’s show last Wednesday, we asked you to share your most memorable Halloween recollection.  So I’ll share a few.

That is the point of Halloween here in the U.S.  In short, we love to step out as someone else, whether we are 5 years old or 75 years old, for just one night, we want to be someone else.  With parties and door to door excursions for the little ones, we all love to put on someone else’s clothes and have everyone ask that one question…. WHO are you?

I’ll start by telling you what one of my most embarrassing moments was each year.  When we were very young, my single mom didn’t have money to buy those lovely plastic masks and costumes that all the other kids had.  This particular year, she came up with bed sheets from a box that my Grandma had given us months before. Two holes in each and we were her three little ghosts.  Now, if I haven’t before, mentioned it, my Grandma loved pink, so rather thank white ghosts, we looked like three pink bismuth blobs walking the streets. How many times can you be asked, “What are you supposed to be deary?” So parents, remember when dressing your children for Halloween, be kind and don’t stress them out.  Help them out by making a creative yet plainly obvious costume for them to traipse about in.

One listener wrote that he remembered eating free candied apples from a place called, The Cider Mill in Upstate NY. Oh, the smell of that cinnamon hard candy with the tart apple and the red stuff stuck in your teeth, it sounds horrible but tastes incredible.  So, is Halloween a real gift for the dentists of the world?  Will your child be damaged by eating a mega-bowl of candy? No, actually studies show that letting your child eat the 8-10 pounds of candy that they get, is going to benefit you in the long run.  Remember that this happens once a year and as much you are going to cringe when they eat 12 peanut butter cups in three minutes, letting them go and not being controlling might actually be good for them in the long run.  So listen to the voice in your head which is actually me saying, “What’s the big deal?  Chill out and let your kid eat some candy!”  (After you check it of course.)

Another listener sent a message saying that as a teenager in the 80’s, a costume party kiss was the most memorable time she had ever had.  As a 16 yr old at a party where almost everyone wore a mask, she thought she recognized a voice, then there was a kiss but she never found out who the masked kisser dressed as a vampire was. So romantic and mysterious, but it’s a memory that still makes her giggle today.

I think that adults get into Halloween and put more effort into costumes and the fun sometimes. Ours costumes range from funny, to scary, to sexy to just plain “What the heck are you supposed to be?”  One of our listeners remembered that as an engineer for a manufacturer, he sported alien antennae and a cape after lunch to join in the fun.  There was definitely a FAIL when the receptionist neglected to phone down that the boss was bringing customers through for a plant tour.  I guess they could just say they were an equal opportunity employer.

Howl and I just want to say thanks to everyone who joined us for our Pre-Halloween show last week.  We hope you enjoyed the crazy Halloween inspired music that some of our friends came up with and we look forward to hearing from you next week.  Feel free to poke Howl at anytime, email  DJHowl@exosphereradio.com . ~~Kelly

 

August 21, 2013

August 21st, 2013

A few minutes ago we asked on air: What makes it “One of those Days” for you and What makes it better? Obviously there will be more here after the show, but for now….  Comment and tell us yours

Howl

August 15, 2013

August 16th, 2013

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart? I couldn’t if I fried?

Yesterday’s show was fun with so many people in chat. We rocked and we rolled, classically of course and we enjoyed the company of some good friends.   Howl dug deep to move us into seat-dancing mode by playing the likes of Warrant, Scorpions, Ozzy and AC/DC…he even threw in a little Joan and Sammy toward the end of our two hours.  (Talk about time flying.)

This week’s highlights; we want to give a shout out to our good friend Jamie of the band Infliction, with a giant “thumbs-up” on his cancer free news.  Also want to thank Jimmy Allan Sine for dropping into Live Chat to take a virtual spin around the dance floor with me. We are looking forward to some of his new tracks in the near future.  We welcomed back an old friend, Dea, into chat, was good to have her back from her travels and business!

We chatted a little about family and some situations that make for awkward moments around the table during family gatherings.  We had another on air request from Howl – send us your stories about “awkward” situations that lead to “awkward” family moments.

Of course, the “Rat-tastic” Rat stopped by to crack open a cold one with us.  Our late coming Georgia regular, Grady, dropped in and the chat moved to food as we proceeded to salivate and discuss the concept of Bacon.

One meat; so many uses!   Ergo..the title of this blog….

Bacon wrapped shrimp, bacon wrapped pineapple, hell we even talked about bacon wrapped bacon (Canadian, of course).  Why are we so obsessed with bacon?   We heard tell of such things as chocolate covered bacon pieces and chocolate bacon ice cream.  We put bacon on burgers and we roll donuts in bacon.  It’s the latest bacon Jell-O shots and  bacon Vodka that make me think perhaps people have taken this bacon thing a bit too far.  You can watch entire shows on this magical meat.  Check out the United States of Bacon: Destination America or the Travel channel’s “Bacon Paradise”.

Links for our bacon loving listeners who imbibe:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Bacon-Vodka

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Bacon-and-Eggs-Jello-Shots

Out of this entire conversation, we came up with one idea that seemed to make sense.  The Bacon Taco just sounds good!  Let us know if you agree? We’d love to have more bacon recipes, ideas or crazy things done with bacon or stories of family awkwardness.

Comment here on the blog or email us at DJHowl@exosphereradio.com. Until next week!

Kelly

August 10th 2013

August 10th, 2013

“Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band is probably one of the most misheard songs of all time. Makes you wonder how does a douche get wrapped up and besides that, what is it doing inside a rotor? As if I know what that is? Perhaps it’s because “revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.” just doesn’t sound that exciting or sexy to listeners. So I researched this just a bit. I discovered that this is 60s slang for a 1932 Ford Coupe which explains revving it up and it being a runner. Either way, our listeners came up with a few alternate lyrics of their own during the show last Wednesday. Check ‘em out and feel free to comment.

Alternate lyrics by Exo Listeners

Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night

woke up like a douche, in the middle of the night

WRAPPED UP LIKE A DOUCHE, INTO THE ROTOR IN THE NIGHT

Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat

INDIANS IN A SLUMBER AT THE TEENAGE DISCOTECH

In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat

IN THE DUMPS WITH THE MOST AND THE ADOLESCENT PUNKS ON HIS WAY INTO HIS ASS

 

The calliope crashed to the ground

THROWING THE COLOSTOMY BAG TO THE GROUND

 

And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride

AND THE LITTLE EARLY MADE MY ANUS A QUIRLY WHIRLY AND ASKED ME IF I NEEDED TO RIDE

 

 

“Are there other songs that regularly get misheard?”, you ask. Below are the most common according to polls taken;

 

  • “Bingo jet had a light on” is heard instead of “Big ol’ jet airliner” (by Steve Miller)
  • “Someone shave my wife tonight” in place of “Someone Save My Life Tonight” (by Elton John)
  • “My Kind of Lover” is what it is but, the way (Billy Squier) sings it, sounds like he’s saying “My Candelabra”.
  • Then there’s the song “Bad moon on the rise” with the line that can’t possibly be

“There’s a bathroom on the right”. (by CCR)

 

If you have some creative selective hearing of your own going on when you listen to the classics of rock, shoot us a note here on the blog or email us at DJHowl@exosphereradio.com.

 

Kelly D.

July 30th 2013

July 30th, 2013

I’m really starting to look forward to tomorrow’s show. This week will probably feel a little different to a lot of you as we started off right in the 80′s. A time for most of us here that were our party times. Most everyone I talk to in my age bracket look at the 80′s fondly. It was a time when it was still safe to let your kids run around outside alone, MTV still played music vids, and music was about fun and parties, girls and love. Its no secret that my feelings towards a lot of the more modern music is a tad reluctant because of the message it sends in a lot of cases. Of course there are exceptions and I love the stuff that sends a positive message.

Jamie Caton, of Infliction, had his surgery yesterday and is recovering. Nothing but wishes for a fast and easy recovery brother. You are one of those people I respect, and am proud to call friend. Beyond your musical ability, you bring to the world a optimistic view, a generous nature, and are fearless in showing people that its perfectly okay to show your love for others publicly.

I would also like to send a shout out to friend of the show Grady for getting through your own procedure and am hoping that by now your up and about again. I’ll see you tomorrow in chat and check in I’m sure.

On the home front, the construction is done!!! My house is my own again, well mine and Oreo’s, and the dusts…. lot of dust…….. damn you dust….. All thats left is a lot of painting, and even more cleaning. I’m looking forward to having it all done.

Till Tomorrow, Peace….

Howl

July 25th 2013

July 25th, 2013

Another Week…. What a great time we had on the show yesterday. New music, new faces, new friends, and new Email…. If you would like to get in touch with us about the show, please hit us up at DJHowl@exosphereradio.com We also need to take a minute here to wish our friend Jamie Caton, of Infliction, a fast and painless recovery on your upcoming surgery Monday 07/29/2013. And long time friend of the show Grady, from Atlanta, Ga a faster recovery then you are already having from the procedure you had done recently. Nothing but good wishes for you two from us in the Exostate and the rest of the Exosphere Family.

The dust in my house is starting to settle and the light at the end of the construction tunnel is starting to shine. A few more days and my house will finally be mine again. A lesson I’m taking away from this: Never use silicon to seal plumbers putty. As soon as it touches metal it starts to eat it up. A few years down the line and it could start raining in your living room.

Next weeks show may be a little windy, Im looking at the data on Tropical Storm Dorian, and South Florida is definitely in it’s path. It could change…. so i hope.

Until next Week,

Howl

July 19th 2013

July 19th, 2013

All the new faces we have been seeing are awesome!!! Welcome to all of our new friends. I can’t tell you how much it means to us to hear from you. I’ve said from the very beginning that we want “The Exostate” to be interactive and slowly but surely we are working towards that. We are working on a couple of different ideas there, but still the best way to get us is in chat during the show or via Facebook or email when we aren’t live. Have something you think we can get better at? or a idea you want us to look into, Let us know please. Much love to all of you.

Howl

July 10th 2013

July 10th, 2013

Happy Hump Day!!! We are excited about the show today. Got some new stuff for ya from singer songwriter Becky Prokova.