Recently, at Facebook.com/JasonWakeUpCall, there was a discussion about burgers! I wrote a long comment and I have decided to post it to my blog as well. Feel free to comment and add in your own favorite burger places!! I've also included addresses for a few burger locations and links to all of the burger websites!!
My thoughts on burgers:
There are very few burger places that I dislike. In and Out is really good. To me? A room temperature double double animal style is AMAZING! I don't know why, but In and Out tastes best to me when it is on the warm to cool side.
White Castle is my all time favorite fast food burger because I grew up with it in NJ. The frozen ones aren't close to the real, fresh ones.
I'm a huge fan of the Habit. To me, the Habit is In and Out if there was such a thing as gourmet fast food! I mean, it's not gourmet, but it feels a bit snazzier than In and Out. No offense In and Out! I love you guys as well!
Five guys rocks. If you haven't heard of Five Guys, you will. They started out on the East Coast and are now expanding to the West Coast with a location in Natomas. Eating at a Five Guys is great. Yes, the burgers are a bit greasy, but that won't kill you if you do it every once in a while. It's all about moderation!
Recently, I've grown quite fond of Smash Burger. They are another chain that is starting to pop up here in Nor Cal. There is one on Sunrise in Citrus Heights. I think it's right past the Sunrise Mall going toward Madison. They are opening a new one in Roseville by BJ's.
Um...what else. Squeeze Inn. Love it! I usually save Squeeze Inn for out of town guests. They always love to try to world famous Squeeze With Cheese! I heard a rumor that Guy Fieri said that the Squeeze Inn serves the best burger in America! Find the Squeeze Inn at 106 North Sunrise Avenue Ste. C1 in Roseville, CA, 1350 Harbor Blvd in West Sacramento, 5301 Power Inn Rd in Sacramento, or 545 Industrial Drive in Galt!
In the "oddest name, but best burger" category, try a burger at Nationwide Freezer Meats. They are located at 1930 H Street in Sacramento. Nationwide is less about presentation and more about kick ass burger experience!
What else...what else. I feel like I am missing some obvious ones. California Burger in Citrus Heights is on my regular loop of burger stops.
Like most Americans, I grew up with McDonalds! I am quite fond of the Big Mac! You will NEVER hear me knock McDonalds!
Ok....that's all I have at the moment! If I missed anything, and I'm sure that I did, please let me know!!
Send me a friend request on Facebook for more about burgers and whatever else is going on in my mind!
After years of asking, the biggest issue facing the future of the United States of America has finally been addressed. President Barack HUSSEIN Obama and the White House officially released his original birth certificate. (CNN Story Here) We now have clear-cut proof that President Obama was born in the United States of a America. Whoa! Hit the breaks! Do we really have clear-cut proof that our President is truly qualified for the position he currently holds? Let's look closer at this newly released document.
Authentic or not, (and I have my doubts) the basic look of this document should make every citizen of our fine country ask a few obvious questions.
What kind of man is Barack HUSSEIN Obama? Let's start with the fact that I have doubts that Mr. Obama is a Mister, at all. Yes, his sex is listed as male, but "male" is nothing more than a word. Come on Barry! You know what words are!! Words are those combinations of letters that you are always reading off of your teleprompter! If Mr. Obama isn't hiding anything about his sex, why has he refused to release DNA testing that proves that his daughters are actually his biological children.
There are other glaring issues that I've found with this "official" birth certificate. Look closely at the document. Do you notice anything obvious? I'll give you a hint. My United States Birth Certificate was printed on white paper with blue ink. Like Mr. Obama, this document is different, and not in a good way.
This newly released document wasn't printed on red, white or blue paper. It was printed on green paper. It wasn't printed with red, white, or blue ink. It was printed with black ink.
Letâs start with a puzzling fact about the black ink. A recent internet search (Thanks Al) for Kenya black ink pens sent me to the following link: http://ke.countrysearch.tradekey.com/black-ink-pens.htm
Click the link. Read what it says. No, that's not a misprint. The web page clearly states that "currently, we don't have any suppliers from Kenya selling black ink pens". I'm not good with numbers, so I'll let you do the math on that one!
Aside from the ink, as previously stated, Mr. Obama's birth certificate was printed on green paper. The liberal media won't tell you this, but yellow and blue make green. Yellow, as we all know, is the color of cowards. After some digging, I found that blue is the color FURTHEST to the LEFT on the French flag. Do you notice a pattern here? No? Of course you donât Rachel Maddow.
Now, some people may believe that this (supposedly) genuine, green document of birth" proves" once and for all, that our President, Barack HUSSEIN Obama, was born in the United States of America. To that, I say Hogwash and God Bless America.
(Sadly, I need to state that this is, in fact, a parody of the Birther movement. Minutes after posting this blog entry, somebody commented to me that I was as ignorant as the rest of the birthers, if not worse.)
Every Thursday morning, the Wake Up Call has a new Confession from a listener. This week, we talked to a married guy who claimed to have a fool proof method of cheating on his wife. He claimed that his methods were so awesome that his wife would never find out. While that may be true, he may not have realized one thing. The Wake Up Call is a popular radio show, and 107.9 the End is a powerful radio station!
Check out this e-mail that I received on Friday morning:
Hi Jason and the wake up call:
This is a bit of a story but wanted to share it with you guys.
I had posted a dating ad a few weeks ago for something casual and specifically asked for SINGLE men only. Of course I had to week through tons of responses and there was a good looking guy that fit what I was looking for. He gave me very specific days and times to work with, which I found a little frustrating but, we made plans for dinner anyway on one of the few nights he had free. Then, a few days prior to the dinner date, he cancelled. A week later he tried contacting me but I had already moved on.
Then yesterday I got a text from him explaining to me that he had a family emergency which is what caused him to cancel on me but he still really wanted to meet. At that point I thought I would give him a chance. But he was still giving me these very specific dates and times so my gut was telling me he isn't single. So I asked him, straight up, are you single and he claimed he was. Then I heard the confession this morning from the Married man and his fool proof plan to cheat. This stirred up that gut feeling I had and so I texted the guy this morning asking if he lived alone. He said no. I asked if he had roomies and that's when he tells me - the family emergency he had was about his Mom under going emergency surgery and now he's moving in with her to take care of her...
So of course the confession runs through my mind and I simply can't believe he's telling me this exact story I heard on the radio. I tell him about the story and then cancel the dinner because I just can't be sure at this point - that maybe he is telling the truth but I don't want to take the chance. He then offers up a chance to meet his Mom or see a pic of her arm...I call his bluff - or at least I assume it's a bluff - and say I would be inclined to meet her and see proof of his situation because too many married men try to say they're single. Instead he sends the pic of a Lady with a bandaged arm. It's her left arm and she's still using her right arm to type on the keyboard in front of her. So clearly it's not a 24/7 caregiver situation if she can get around with her right arm! He NEVER responded to my agreement to meet his Mom for proof.
I wonder if it's the same guy!
Anyway, thought I would share this coincidence and tell you that your confession segment might have just saved me from a terrible situation!
M. (name has been protected to keep her identity secret)
Now, I can't confirm that this is the same guy from our Confession, but it sounds very, very similar. If it is the same, guy that would be GREAT!. Sure, his poor wife may not know what is going on, but his confession was shared with thousands and thousands of women in Northern California. It seems that the sharing of his story may be the cause for his downfall.
Foolproof? Nope. Fool? Yes, he is.
There was a disgusting smell in our kitchen. We couldn't find it for days! I thought it smelled like something died!!!! My wife was convinced that it was the sink drain. What was it? As it turned out, my wife had left the grease that she drained from making tacos, in a red solo cup, by the side of the sink. After a week, this is what the grease looked like. Yes, this was the mystery smell.
Did somebody break your heart, put you in a bad mood, or have hurt your feelings? If so, I am here to help.
Everyone has heard the phrase âwhen life gives you lemons, make lemonadeâ. Me? I donât think that phrase goes far enough.
I say when life gives you lemons you should freeze the lemons until they are rock hardâ¦like, well, rocks! Then you should put on all black clothing...like a ninja. Oh wait, first you should buy some dry ice and put it in a cooler. Put the already frozen lemons in the cooler. THEN put on your ninja costume. If you can't find an authentic ninja costume, as most costume stores are closed for the season, you can use black sweatpants, black sweatshirt, black ski mask, black gloves, black socks, and black shoes. You can blacken your eyes and any showing skin with mascara. It's not authentic ninja, but it will work.
Ok, back to the frozen lemons in the cooler that is filled with dry ice. You will also need to spray paint the cooler black. I'd suggest getting some spray paint from Home Depot. WARNING: Do not wear the Ninja clothes to Home Depot, or you will be arrested on suspicion of a crime. (Lowes also works in place of Home Depot)
Put on the ninja outfit (authentic, or homemade), and carry your black cooler full of frozen lemons and dry ice.
Find the person who is giving you trouble and causing the bad day. Hide in a bush by their front door. When they walk out, open your cooler as quietly as you can. THINK NINJA! Grab a frozen lemon. THROW IT AT THEM!* Â Then throw another lemon at him!*Pelt the a**hole with frozen lemons until they are on the ground begging for mercy.* Â When they are begging for you to stop, you should whip out some sort of catch phrase, which should be said in a character voice as to protect your identity. I suggest a Scottish accent because it's not very Ninja like and hard to explain to police that a Ninja with a Scottish accent assaulted you with frozen lemons.
Your catch phrase can be something simple like "You have been served," or can be an animal like yell. For example, as the victim is laying there, begging for mercy, you can simply put a fist in the air, and scream out "LEMON NINJA"! Then run away.
When you get home, you need to take off your ninja clothing and let the lemons thaw. Then, put on your favorite TV show, and relax with a glass of lemonade. You deserve it. That bad guy jerk, a**hole ex, or insensitive idiot savant won't bother you again!
(*This blog entry was written for entertainment purposes. Â Please do not assault anybody with frozen lemons)
In the wake of the tragic shooting death of Schnell School Principal Sam LaCara, all I can think is one thing. We need to learn to talk.
If you have a problem with a co-worker: talk to them
If you are angry at your boss: sit down and have a discussion
If you feel like nobody is listening: Find somebody who will. If you can't find somebody, call a hotline.
If you see somebody who you think is a risk: talk to anybody who is willing to listen.
I'm so sick and tired of violent acts......
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When I was in school, I don't remember my teachers ever really doing anything cool. Â I guess every once in a while, we had a teacher who would do something silly at the yearly talent show, but that was the extent of teachers and fun. Â Maybe this is because my teachers didn't know how to have a good time, or they didn't think showing a fun side was appropriate behavior for an educator.
I wanted to give major props to the teachers at Rocklin High School for putting together a flash mob dance routine for their students. Â This is the time of "event" that the students will remember forever. Â This is the type of extra activity that makes school memorable.
If you haven't seen their video, here it is:
I deserve today.
This morning, I slept in. Â Then, I went out to breakfast with my wife. Â After breakfast, we came home and I sat on the couch. Â Five hours later, I'm still here! Â I have chosen to be lazy today.
I deserve today.
On December 17, 2010, my wife and I flew to the East coast for the holidays. Â Traveling isn't easy. Â I mean the airlines try to make things as comfortable as possible...ok, not they don't. Â The airlines are a business. Â I get it. Â The problem is, they might be the worst industry in the world when it comes to charging for extras and/or upgrading.
Did you know that there is an airline that actually has an advertisement that suggests that you spend about $50.00, you can have "five extra inches of room". Â Yes, you read correctly. Â 5 inches of extra room.
I skipped the extra fee and sat in my tiny little seat and flew to the East coast with my wife. Â We hung out with family and friends. Â There were laughs, smiles, arguments and fights. Â For many people, spending time with family can be stressful! Â If you can relate, guess what? Â Guess what? Â You and I are in the same boat!
After two weeks of happy, yet stressful times, we were set to leave on Saturday, January 1st. Â Upon arriving at the airport, we found out that our flight was cancelled because of "flight crew" problems. Â Oddly enough, this is the same reason that our flight was cancelled last year. Â The happy woman at the check in counter tapped her fake finger nails into the computer keyboard and turned to us with a smile and said, "I can get you out on on the 4th".
How's that for awesome? Â The flight crew has "issues" and the passenger (us), gets stuck for three days? Â Are you kidding me?
After some back and forth bickering, I told her that I couldn't go back on the 4th. Â After some more discussion, our travel plans were changed. Â In the end, my wife and I got back to California after a 16 hour travel day!
One week later? Â I am home. Â Sitting on my couch watching football. Â I think it's ok to be lazy from time to time. Â Today? Â It's my time!
I deserve today!
Every generation has some sort of event that they live with forever. Â 9-11 was my generation's event. Â This is the one event that all of us will remember. Â We'll remember where we were when we heard the news. Â We will remember watching it all unfold in front of us in real time.
I don't feel it is necessary to say "never forget", because that's like saying "don't forget to breathe today". Â Some memories don't go away. Â Time changes perspective on things. Â After 9-11 it felt like the world was changed forever.
I specifically remember thinking "New York City will never be able to bounce back after this".
As time went on, life slowly returned to normal in the sense that we all went back to our daily activities. Â Those who lost people will never forget 9-11, but for the most part, they were able to pick up the pieces and keep on living. Like any mourning process, everyone takes a different approach and there is no right way to do it.
We won't forget 9-11. Â We'll share our personal 9-11 story for years to come. Â I won't be posting a message of "never forget", because I won't forget. Â I don't need to post a message to everyone I know, because they won't need a reminder to pause and reflect on the most dramatic and tragic day in my generation's history.
We had a chance to talk to one of my all time favorite pro wrestlers (and New York Time's Best Selling Author) Mick Foley about many different things, including a Pay Per View wrestling event this weekend....that is very near, and dear to my heart.
It's glowing green in color, but it's pretty darn good! Â Here is the recipe for my wife's zucchini pizza. Â FYI, it's not really a pizza. Â It's more like a quiche, but I guess because it's cooked flat, like a pizza....It's zucchini pizza ! Â My wife, Marisa, grew up eating this every summer! Â Try it! Â Let me know what you think!!
Marisa's Famous Zucchini Pizza
Wash and slice zucchini long ways so you have two halves
Scoop out the seeds
Using a cheese grater or blender, grate the zucchini
Use 3 cups of zucchini grated
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup of Bisquick
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of grated parmesan or cheddar cheese
1 tsp of parsley
1 tsp of salt and pepper
Mix and pour onto a cookie sheet for thinner pizza, or pie tin for thicker
Bake at 350, for 20-25 mins, or until ends start to turn golden brown
(salt to fit your taste)
This recipe serves 2 people. For more, double the ingredients.
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Watch this video:
This video showed up at the beginning of June, 2010. Â When I first watched this video, I'd be lying if I said that I didn't have a literal LOL moment. Â Yes, I laughed out loud.
No, I don't think it's funny that a little baby is smoking. Â No I don't think it's funny that the baby is very overweight. Â I laughed because this little baby from Indonesia has the same swagger as a 1950's cowboy. Â I can't believe I am saying this, but I am jealous at how cool this baby looks when he smokes!
Years ago when I would drink heavily at parties, I would often grab a pack of cigarettes and start chain smoking. Â One thing that my friends would laugh at was my inability to smoke "the right way". Â I was in my late teens and early 20's and I knew smoking was bad for my health. Â I don't think that I ever smoked more than 100 cigarettes in my entire life, so it isn't like I was addicted. Â Smoking was just something that I did when I was drunk. Â As you can tell my the 100 cigarette number, I didn't get drunk all that often either.
Back to our little fat Indonesian baby. Â This kid knows how to work it. Â He smokes a cigarette like a 45 year old cougar at last call (in a bar outside of California where smoking is still legal). Â He smokes a cigarette as if to say "what the f**k is it to you a**hole"??? Â The kid has a big set of balls in that diaper.
Now, for the people reading this saying "how dare he say it's ok for a baby to smoke"???
Smoking is bad. Â Feeding your baby until he's fat is bad. Â Turning your baby into a tourist attraction because he is fat and a chain smoker....very bad.
The saddest part of this story is that because of the popularity of the fat smoking baby, the areas top tourist attraction in the area is no more. Â That's right, if you were planning on visiting this same Indonesian village to watch the little old woman who hid live cobras in her hoo-ha...she's dead.
As a guy who was once an addict of Super Mario Brothers for the original Nintendo, I am always drawn to videos of people playing the theme songs. Â I found this video and it's officially my favorite of all time.
(The following is a poem by Jason)
Siblings, Love, Imperfections
I met an old man from Fresno
He smelled like an old can of tuna.
He wanted to talk to my closely,
So I kicked him real hard with my Puma.
I then met his sister named Rita
She smelled like a bouquet of flowers
She wanted to hold my hand tightly,
But she was a nail biter and that grossed me out a bit. I donât know why. It just did. Her hands bothered me. I guess I am a shallow human being who canât look past fingernails that are chewed on and bleeding. Really? You canât afford a nail clipper?
Oh, Iâm the stuck up one? Iâm the jerk? Why? Because I have finely manicured fingers! You are just jealous Rita! Jealous! Your brother might be an old man from Fresno, who smells like tuna, but at least heâs not a jealous B**CH! I hope your fingertips fall off from infection!!!!
Other than that, it was very nice to meet you.
Sorry that there wasnât a love connection.
If you ever get your finger nasty fixed.
Iâd love to show you tons of affection.
Oh, and tell your brother to shower.
This past weekend, I was in South Lake Tahoe. Â While driving back from our hike in Emerald Bay and we were taking in the scenery. Â All of a sudden, I saw the flashing lights of a police SUV. Â I pulled over to the right so that he could pass me and go after the bad guy he was looking to capture! Â He pulled over right next to me. Â Uh oh.
That's right. Â I got pulled over by the cops. Â Me! Â Jason from the Wake Up Call. Â The guy that doesn't take chances. Â The guy that always seems to do the right thing. Â Ok, maybe I sound a bit pompous, but the truth is that I am a very careful driver. Â I was taught defensive driving when I was younger. Â I don't get mad when people cut me off. Â I am patient behind the wheel.
So, how did I end up on the side of Emerald Bay Road handing my drivers license and insurance card to one of South Lake Tahoe's finest? Â Speeding. Â Yeah, it surprised me as well!
The officer appeared at my window and asked me if I knew that I was going 50 in a 35 mph zone. Â I was honest and told him that I didn't know the speed limit. Â He explained to me that not only was the speed limit 35 mph, but I had passed five, 35 mph speed limit signs in the one mile he had been following me. Â Following who? Â Me?
I blame South Lake Tahoe. Â It took this cautious driver and distracted me with its beauty. Â For that, I curse youÂ South Lake Tahoe! Â I curse you for being too damn beautiful.
Back on the side of the road, the officer had just told me that I had passed five, 35 mph speed limit signs. Â My response? Â "I'd be lying if I said I saw any of them".
The officer laughed. Â That's always a good sign when sitting on the side of the road with an officer of the law staring you down. Â He told me that he appreciated my honesty. Â I told him that if he gave me a warning that I would leave his town the next day and never return.
He shot me down quickly by saying that he'd be willing to give me a warning only if I promised to come back to South Lake Tahoe again to spend a lot of money. Â DEAL! Â Wait, did I just agree to spend money? Â I wonder how much money he expects me to spend. Â Was he going to ask me to send him receipts? Â Would it have been cheaper to just take the ticket and the insurance rate bump that comes with a ticket? Â What's that? Â He's smiling. Â Ahh, he's kidding.
"Ok, I'm going to give you a warning. Â You've been very honest and didn't try to dispute what I had to say. Â You seem like good people. Â Just slow down on the roads. Â This day is turning out to be a pretty nice day and I don't want you to hit a speed bump that wasn't supposed to be remain upright, ok? Â Have a good day".
That's right. Â I got away with just a warning. Â What have we learned here? Â South Lake Tahoe is pretty and distracting. Â The speed limit on Emerald Bay Road is 35 mph even when the road is four lanes wide with a 5th turning lane in the middle. Â And, we've also learned that a sense of humor along with a big heaping scoop of honesty just might get you out of a ticket the next time you get pulled over.
On a side note, I did spend money in South Lake Tahoe. Â I bought a giant bag of marijuana. Â It was in the trunk. Â Thank god he didn't check, but if he did, I would have just said "I'm supporting the local economy".
On a follow up to my side note. Â That was a joke. Â I didn't really by marijuana in South Lake Tahoe. Â I just wanted to leave you with something to make your eyes pop out of your head. Â I hope it worked!
Be safe on the roads!!
At the MTV Movie Awards on Monday, Christina Aguilera performed a song from her new CD. Â It was a high energy performance that ended with a close up on her vajayjay area. Â What was right above her vajayjay? Â A glowing and twinkling heart. Â The camera zoomed in on this "beating" heart/vajayjay. Â Guess what? Â Nobody cared!
Here's a short list of things that stick out to me about the MTV Movie Awards:
1) Aziz Ansari did a GREAT job as host. Â His comments about 3D movies were hilarious.
2) Sandra Bullock kissing Scarlett Johansson. Â Finally, something else to talk about in regards to Sandra Bullock!
3) Tom Cruise (as Les Grossman) dancing with Jennifer Lopez. Â Tom was so good that I didn't think it was him! Â I thought it was a professional dancer in the Les Grossman get up.
4) Shawn White. Â Dude, get a shirt.
5) F Bombs. Â MTV had to issue an apology for the number of times the F Bomb was dropped during the show.
6) Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg. Â This was a fun performance of California Gurls.
7) Kristen Stewart awkwardly accepting awards. Â She seems horribly uncomfortable with fame and she always sounds sick. Â Take a decongestant and we'll see you next year.
8 ) Dwayne Johnson was HUGE! Â He hasn't had muscles like that since his days in the WWE as the Rock.
9) Stunt Kids. Â Great video. Â Very funny.
10) The commercials.
You know what didn't make my list??? Â The heart over Christina Aguilera's vajayjay. Â Sometimes I see people in the public eye do things and I think to myself he/she "is doing this because they are convinced that everyone will be talking about it" the next day. Â I'm sure Christina and her people thought that this blinking, glowing vajayjay heart would be the hot topic of discussion on Monday morning.
Guess what? Â It's Tuesday and if I hadn't seen a picture of the heart vajayjay on another website, I never would have remembered it.
Christina: Â You have an amazing voice. Â Sing. Â Sometimes that's enough.
People often ask me Â what time I get up in the morning for work. Â When I tell them that I wake up at 3:30am, they usually follow up the first question with this question: "What is it like to wake up at 3:30am"?
I never know how to answer other than to say that I have gotten used to waking up at 3:30am. Â It's rarely easy to get up, but your body does adjust to the early hours.
This morning, I woke up at my normal time . Â In the dark, I put on some shorts and a t-shirt that were sitting on the side of my bed. Â I walked into the bathroom to do my business and brush my teeth. Â When I looked in the mirror, I thought to myself "this is what it LOOKS like to wake up at 3:30 in the morning".
I took a picture. Â
Could I have opened my eyes more for the picture? Â Yes. Â I guess I could have smiled as well, but that wasn't why I took this picture. Â I took this picture so that you can see what it's like to wake up at 3:30am.
It's not always pretty, but coffee helps. Â So does getting dressing in a room with lights on.
Years ago, I worked with an older man. Â He noticed that I had a tendency to get really angry and take my frustrations out by punching the wall. Â The older man's name was Clyde and he gave me an important piece of advice. Â Clyde said "when you start to feel angry, take a deep breath. Â A good deep breath will help you stay calm and is the secret to a long, happy life.
I just found out that Clyde died after an angry fight with the transplant board because they said he was too old to receive the double lung transplant he needed to survive.
That's right, Clyde died angry because his lungs were diseased and he couldn't take a much needed deep breath.
Go outside today. Â Forget your troubles. Â Don't sweat the small stuff. Â Take a deep breath.
Don't forget why Clyde died.
*even though it's not true.
Yesterday, I was driving home from work and I stopped at a traffic light, because that's what you do when they are red. Â Next to me, in a small Ford Fiesta (yes the same car that the American Idol's won), was a man with a a beard. Â I mention the beard because it was missing the the mustache. Â Yes, the driver of the Ford Fiesta was also sporting a Lincoln beard.
As I waited for the light to change, I noticed that "Lincoln Beard" was looking at me. Â I casually spun my head to the right and made eye contact. Â My eyes locked on him. Â I couldn't look away. Â One of his eyes appeared to be twisted to the side. Â I am not judging him. Â I was trying to figure out how this happened.
(It looked something like this)
I gave him a guy "nod". Â It's something we do when we are trying to acknowledge each others presence. Â He gave me a deeper stare. Â At this point, the light changed to green. Â As I looked back toward the road, I saw "Lincoln Beard" appear to give me the finger.
Once again, my guilt has gotten to me. Â Did I make him uncomfortable? I admit, his twisted eye caught me off guard. Â I was mostly curious as to how one could get a twisted eye. Â I regret even looking, but he started looking at me first.
I have two messages for "Lincoln Beard".
1) I'm sorry if I made you uncomfortable, but you shouldn't have given me the finger.
2) Buy a pair of sunglasses.
When I was in college, I was friends with a girl who was really into poetry. Â One day, for fun, I wrote a poem in about 2 minutes. Â People liked my poem. Â She got upset because it wasn't deep enough and she thought I was making fun of her and poetry. Â That's the best part about poetry. Â It can be about pretty much anything you want it to be about and it can sound however you want it to sound. Â Tonight, I decided to write a new poem. It is here for you to enjoy.
A Headache, My headache
Hello my headache
I'm glad that you are here,
but if you wouldn't mind.
GO AWAY! Â GET OUT OF MY HEAD! Â STOP TORTURING MY BRAIN! Â YOU MAKE ME WANT TO BANG MY HEAD AGAINST THE FLOOR TO MAKE THE PAIN GO AWAY, BUT I REALIZE HOW STUPID THAT WOULD BE BECAUSE BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST THE FLOOR WOULD ONLY MAKE MY HEADACHE WORSE!!!!
Now on a final note
I'll say just one last thing
But don't expect a rhyme
because nothing rhymes with GET OUT OF MY HEAD YOU PAINFUL DEMON OF THE SKULL THAT I WISH I COULD KILL BY STABBING YOU TO DEATH WITH A PLASTIC SPORK.
(Written by Jason on 5-27-10 @ 8:00pm)
Last night on American Idol, I thought Lee choked under the pressure. Â There is a reason that I have never been a champion. Â I tend to crumble under the pressure. Â Lee should lose. Â Lee didn't rise to the occasion. Â Sorry.
With that said, my prediction is that Lee will win American Idol. Â People are saying that he's more marketable as an artist. Â I guess the show should be renamed "American Cash Cow".
I've always looked at American Idol as a show that showcases undiscovered talent and gives them a place to make an impression. Â Over the years, American Idol has turned into a place to judge an artists potential for future success in the pop culture climate of NOW. Â Is Crystal the next coming of Lady Gaga? Â No she isn't, but she shouldn't have to be the next Lady Gaga.
It seems like people are judging less on talent and more on the money making potential of the artist on the stage. Â Lee shouldn't win the competition because more Americans think that Crystal won't sell records. Â If Lee wins the show tonight, I would like to think that it's because more people think he's a better performer. Â I think that Lee is going win because people are afraid to look at a girl with dreadlocks and a guitar make a commitment...during a FREE VOTING PROCESS!
Look, if you watched American Idol last night (and this season) and think Lee is more talented than Crystal, please follow me to the end of the hallway where there is an empty cardboard box. Â I'd like you to please deposit your ears into the box because you don't know how to use them.
This of course, is all of a matter of opinion. Â My opinion? Â Crystal was far and away the best performer during last night's final performance show. Â Lee seemed to choke under the pressure. Â There is nothing wrong with choking under the pressure. Â Some people aren't good in a competition setting. Some people trip on the big stage. Â I'm one of those people. Â That's just who I am. Â It appears, that's who Lee is as well.
Lee is my brother from a different stumble. Â Crystal has the skills and the ability to step up in the moment.
Final prediction: Lee wins. Â Crystal should win. Both contestants get overshadowed by Simon Cowell, who gets choked up in his goodbye message tonight.
Today, we got a call from a 13 year old kid named Eddie. Listen to call here. I have never met Eddie. Â I've only talked to Eddie one time. Â I already want to be Eddie. Â (How? Â Read on.....)
You hear me every single day on the Wake Up Call. Â It's my job to kind of keep the show running a long smoothly. Â If I am being 100% honest with you guys, I have self esteem issues. I think these issues started when I was younger. Â I was always nervous speaking up in front of class when I was in school. Â I was too shy to talk to girls! Â Yeah, I was that kid!
Why did I get into radio? Â You might laugh, but this is the truth! Â I got into radio because I thought that I could "be myself and nobody will know it's me"!!! Â Sure, radio has turned into much more than just what you hear on the air. Â Now we shoot videos of what we're doing. Â You guys really get to take a look into our lives. Â You can't really be anonymous if you work on the radio.
Over the years, I have grown more comfortable being myself on the air. Â I have also grown more comfortable being in front of crowds and groups Â It took me years to get as comfortable as I am!
Now, back to Eddie! Â Listen to him! Â He's 13 year's old. Â THIRTEEN YEARS OLD! Â How crazy is this? Â I am jealous over how comfortable and cool Eddie is sharing his opinion. Â He doesn't seem to care what other people think. Â He says what he's thinking and does it with the swagger of a pimp.
I think we can all take something from Eddie. Â Speak your mind. Â Who cares what other people think? Â Just speak up! Â Oh that's right. Â We are adults. Â There are consequences to being like Eddie. Â Those consequences don't really exist when you are 13.
Now I'm confused. Â Am I jealous of Eddie, or do I just wish I could be 13 again so that I could tell a few people what was really on my mind! Â How cool would that be? Â I'm talking about being able to comfortably tell a teacher that I disagreed with them. Â I'm talking about having the confidence to go face to face with my former bullies and ask "what's the real issue here? Â Do you have something that's bugging you? Â Do you need a hug? Â What's the real reason that you want to punch me? Â Is mommy's drinking causing you to lash out here on the playground"?
Maybe it's better that I didn't speak up as a kid. Â The world needed a radio personality! Â I wouldn't be who I am today had I been more confident as a 13 year old. Â Eddie? Â I'm not sure what the world needs, but I have a feeling you will find a hole and fill it! Â Doctor? Â Lawyer? Â CEO? Â Inventor of the Weitonbullnet? Â (Trust me, it's gonna be huge in 20 years! Â It's going to make the Internet look like a horse next to a race car.)
Eddie, someday...I want to work for you!
I recently got a baby tooth pulled. I started Invisilign clear braces! I could post a photo of me wearing the Invisilign, but you can't see them. Instead, I wanted to post the first ever photos of me minus the baby tooth. Yes, I know...I look like a soccer fan from the UK after a long night of drinking, drinking, and listening to Chumbawumba. Bonus points if you get that reference. Anyway, here I am in my tough guy pose!
On the night that Laura was evicted from the Big Brother house, I give you my thoughts on where this season may be headed. Here is a hint...it's not good. Also, I have some simple advice for the people behind the scenes at Big Brother, and a prediction for next week's nominations. As always, please leave your comments and follow me on Twitter @JasonWakeUpCall
*******UPDATE******** Â It was too good to be true. Sprite has pulled these "sexy" videos off of websites across the country, including this blog. Sorry for the letdown. Â If I find new, legal videos, I will post them here on my blog. Â Jason
These two Sprite commercials were both banned in Germany. Warning, these commercials are not really appropriate for kids to watch.
Over the weekend, I went to Wiener Works on Madison Avenue in Sacramento. Â They are right down the road from 107.9 the End's studios. Â They listen to the Wake Up Call and I brought some friends in to try their hotdogs. Â I had the 14 inch mustard and relish dog. Â He had the chili cheese dog! Â My wife and his wife had the "small" hotdogs. Â The video starts with the large fries and moves to the hotdogs. Â Support local businesses!!!
Check out the trailer for the new movie Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. According to Mike Johnson, from PWInsider.com (a great pro wrestling news website), the movie was supposed to be a 3D release, but instead is going straight to DVD. I don't think the DVD release is going to be in 3D. Either way, if you ever wanted to see what would happen if a giant shark attacked San Francisco, this is the movie for you!
This video is a preview for some weird fetish video from Japan. Â Don't worry. Â It's not dirty. Â I mean it is dirty, but not in a sexual way. Â Messy is a better way to put it. Â Either way, this video is at number 180 on my top 200 list of things that turn me on. Â It's right behind "College Cheerleaders put ice cream in my pants" and right before "Groin kick by a pony, which is being ridden by a 75 year old woman in a football uniform."
Check out this video of the world's smallest car! It's about the size of a washing machine. By the way, don't give up on the video, because at first it looks like he's just being stupid inside of a toy car. At the end of the video, you see the guy driving his new, tiny car down the road. It's AMAZING! I wouldn't want to get into even the smallest of fender benders, but it's still amazing work by this guy!
If you watch the Food Network, you know Guy Fieri. Â He owns a few restaurants in the Sacramento area including Tex Wasabi, and Johnny Garlics. Â You may see him around town from time to time. Â One of the tv guys for the Kansas City Royals had a chance to spend some quality time with Guy at a baseball game. Â They interviewed the Food Network star and TGIF spokesman for about five minutes.
There was one problem. Â The guy with the spiky blonde hair...wasn't Guy Fieri. Â This video isn't the funniest video every, but it's mildly amusing. Â I love that the "fake" Guy actually blows off the reporter and spends some quality time with people...on his cell phone. Â That kind of behavior is like the real Guy Fieri.
Last summer, I talked to Travis Hausauer. Â Travis is the owner of the Squeeze Inn in Sacramento. Â Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives took a trip to the Squeeze Inn and Travis told me that Guy was super cool, but once the cameras were off, he spent most of his time on his cell phone talking...and talking. Â I guess it's a full time business being Guy! Â Maybe he's so busy, he's hired "stunt" Guys.
If you are like most kids, you watched the Price is Right on the days that you were sick and home from school. Â What do you bid if you think all the other bidders are over and you are up last? Â ONE DOLLAR! Â That is correct! Â Unless of course you are Michael Bummer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Â
Check out this video and remember, the story doesn't end with his bid. Â Wait till you find out more about the guy wearing the #99 jersey.
After a few weeks of craziness, the government has just announced that H1N1, aka the Swine Flu, is no worse than regular seasonal flu. This story is from CNN.com.
In other news, it has also been confirmed that freaking out over getting H1N1, aka the Swine Flu, will give you the following. It's something I don't like talking about so I've given it a new name. The new name is "fear juice". What's "fear juice"? Find out!
By now, if you haven't seen a video from a Japanese TV show, then you haven't been online. This one got passed onto me via a friend on Facebook. The concept is simple. Take a few little kids and put them with a reporter. Pretend that a zombie is trying to kill them. Yes, kill them! Have the zombie chase the kids around while they try to fight him off.
At first, the subtitles annoyed the hell out of me because they are placed right in the middle of the screen (most of the time), but the end result is a pretty funny video. Poor little kids! What parent signed them up for this???? If we did this same thing to Kelly, who is an adult, she'd leave our show.
You only need to watch until about five and a half minutes because after that the zombie part is over.
If you are an animal lover, like I am, answer this question:
Is this video funny, or is this video animal abuse? Â Please comment!
Here are my thoughts. Chihuahuas are small breeds. I owned one before giving over custody to my parents years ago. When I bought my dog, she weighed 2.2 lbs. When she was fully grown, she was about 6 lbs. When these little dogs stand up on their hind legs, they look even skinnier!
The dog in the video is being tied up, by the neck. This is how people walk their dogs, unless they use a harness. I love my Jack Russell Terrier, but I gotta tell you that even at the age of 7, Maizee still chokes herself when we go for walks. She LOVES to pull on the leash and after all these years, she hasn't learned that it will make her cough.
We've tried dog harnesses on her and they cause her skin to have problems. She has very sensitive skin and many allergies.
The dog in this video is only trying to get free. That's what dogs do when they don't want to be on a leash, or tied up. If the dog was being pulled up, by it's neck, by it's owner or some bratty kids, I would NEVER have put it on this blog.
What are your thoughts? Comment here!
For full disclosure, the truth is that I have had El Pollo Loco one time in the past two years and KFC about 25 times. Â I grew up with KFC and honestly like the stuff. Â Nothing wrong with El Pollo Loco...I just don't live close enough to one of their locations to get their food on a frequent basis. Â KFC? Â Right down the road.
The video below was made by the folks at El Pollo Loco. Â Apparently they opened up a hotline for people to call and compare their chicken to KFC's new grilled chicken. Â I can't say for sure that what you are hearing is for real, but either way, the video leaves an impression and makes me want to try El Pollo Loco again.
As a kid I had both Legos and Lincoln Logs. Â I enjoyed them both, but if I had to pick a favorite, I think I would go with Lincoln Logs. Â The reason may surprise you. Â Both Legos and the Logs could be used to build things. Â They both provided hours of fun. Â My reason? Â Lincoln Logs tasted a lot better. Â Come on, don't tell me I was the only one to chew on my Lincoln Logs! Â Comment if you ever put a Lincoln Log in your mouth.
Oh yeah, enjoy this Lego video from one of my favorite shows, Mythbusters. Â Lincoln Logs never broke apart when rolling them down a hill. Â Then again, I guess I never tried to roll them down a hill.
Mother's Day is May 10th! Â Here is a classic video that simply reminds you to treat your mother right! Â I pity the fool who doesn't follow this video's advice. Â Mr. T once treated his mother with little respect and the judge forced him to wear 80lbs of gold chains around his neck for the rest of his life.
I'm a huge fan of Jack in the Box commercials. Â The mini-sirloin burger song gets stuck in my head for days! Â Check out this new commercial. Â I love this one! Â Am I alone? Â Leave a comment on this blog!
If you love the ShamWOW! you love Vince from the commercials! Â Sure, he had a little run in with the law in Miami, but really...what person hasn't gotten into a fist fight with a hooker? Â Right?
Anyway, Vince also has a commercial for a chopping product called the Slap Chop. Â Check out this video! Â I wish I had this kind of time in my life!!! Â This is what the world needed!!!! Â This is the Slap Chop remix!!!
You may not know this, but this isn't the first time there has been a Swine Flu scare. Â In the 1970's, Swine Flu appeared in the US. Â The government started up a program to get the country vaccinated for Swine Flu, but there were side affects that some people died from! Â The vaccination plan was scrapped. Â
Check out these retro Swine Flu ads that came out in the 1970's. Â They always say fashions come back into style every 20 to 30 years. Â I had no idea the illnesses were the same.
The video you are about to watch is really amazing. It's inspiring. It also shows that amazing and inspiring can be boring. Kyle Maynard is an amazing guy. He was born with a birth defect that left him without arms and legs. He was a great amateur wrestler and speaks around the country as a motivational speaker.
Recently, Kyle started training in Mixed Martial Arts. On April 25, 2009, Kyle had his first pro fight. I am not posting this video for people to laugh at. This guy shows more guts than I ever will show. If you ever say to yourself, "I can't do it!" Remember this video and remember that a guy without arms and legs fought in a Mixed Martial Arts fight!
The problem? Mixed Martial Arts is fighting that involves not only wrestling (which Kyle can do), but boxing, kickboxing, ju-jitsu, and other martial arts that involve the arms and legs. While it is amazing that Kyle was able to get into a cage and fight, this may not be the best way to show off his amazing determination and unwillingness to let his handicap get in the way of his dreams. Plainly said, the fight was boring.
I wanted to see him win the fight, but it was quickly apparent that wasn't going to happen. Actually, if I'm being honest, I thought something good would happen in Kyle's favor in the fight. I wanted to see something amazing. I wanted to see Kyle overwhelm his opponent and make him submit. It never happened. I wanted the happy ending. Instead, I felt bad for Kyle.
There is an old joke that goes something like this..."why do dogs lick their own ****?" The answer? "Because they can!" Why? Because dogs are flexible! How do they get that way? You may think that they are flexible because that is just how they are. You would be wrong. For years, dogs have gained extra flexibility by studying Doga. That's Yoga for dogs. Now, for the first time ever, Doga classes are opening their doors to not only dogs, but to their human owners as well!
There you go guys! Keep the dream alive! Check out this video of one of the strangest classes I have ever seen.....Doga.
I watched Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid in the 80's, but I NEVER saw this one! Â I can't believe they made this into a cartoon. Â Before you say to yourself, "but they had toys for a lot cartoons." Â Yes, that is true, but did they ever make a cartoon out of a toy???? If you know the answer to that question, leave me a message on this blog. Oh yeah, I just thought of one...GI Joe. Transformers might be another. Ok, so may be they did make plenty of cartoons out of toys, but either way, this one is CRAZY! Enjoy
When I was a kid, I had a few favorite shows. Â One of those shows was Diff'rent Strokes! Â I love the guys over at FunnyOrDie.com. Â This video is hilarious! Â It's amazing how "Diff'rent" this show appears to be by simply changing the theme song! Â Enjoy.
The website FunnyOrDie.com has people talking with their latest video starring Lindsey Lohan. Â Check it out!
One thing is for sure, this at least shows that Lindsey can laugh at herself. Â I often say on our show that we only see what the tabloids want us to see when it comes to celebrity lives. Â We don't know what these people are really like. Â We don't know the details. Is Lindsey Lohan a crazy person who is one day away from living in a gutter? Â Maybe. Â Is she just a young girl who likes to party, screws up at work sometimes, and has nasty break ups? Â If so, how close is that to the average girl in her early 20's? Â Hell, that's most people in their early 20's. Â Guess what? Â Most people grow out of it!
Sorry for the rant. Â I hope you liked the video!
I have to warn you. Â In the first 20 seconds of this video, the kid drops the F word about 5 times. Â Then the video becomes downright bizarre, funny, and sometimes a bit gross. Â I think my favorite part is in the beginning when the kid appears to be trying to flex his pecs. Â
Thank you to Eric for sending me this video link. Â Please keep the links coming.
Am I crazy for thinking that the tv channel TLC is horribly insensitive? Â I just spent the past hour watching a show about a woman named Mandy Sellars who has a rare genetic problem that causes her legs to grow and grow and grow. Her legs weigh over 200lbs!Â
You'd think TLC would name the special something like:
"Incurable Condition: The Story of Mandy Sellars"
"Human Struggles: The Genetic Battles of Mandy Sellars"
Those two names humanize Mandy as a woman with a real problem. Â What did TLC name this one hour special?
THE WOMAN WITH GIANT LEGS!
Yup. Â The Woman With Giant Legs. Â She isn't Mandy. Â She's the Woman With Giant Legs! Â I'm surprised they didn't call the special "Thunder Thighs: The Story of a Bottom Heavy Chick." Â Hell, they could have just gone all the way with their insensitivity and called the special "Gross Freak With Nasty Monster Legs Who Will Most Likely Die a Virgin."
Come on TLC, if you are going to do specials on people with rare medical conditions, please think a little bit before naming the specials. Â On a side note, I highly recommend The Woman With Giant Legs. Â Below is a short segment from the special:
I once got interviewed by a tv show asking 10 year old Jason..."what do you like about Pro Wrestling." Â I remember being really shy and nervous. Â How did I answer? Â The same exact way that the older kids before me answered. Â "The violence." Â Odd answer for a little kid. Â No, I didn't make it on tv.
This kid apparently loves basketball. Â I wonder how many years will go by before he regrets this interview.
CollegeHumor.com posted a video (that I am stealing for this blog). Â In the video, it shows some things about Disney movies that will shock you. Â Disney animators are nothing more than thieves!!! Â The catch is...they steal from themselves. Â
The truth is, while someone's observant eye was able to pick up the scenes in the video, back when they made these movies, nobody would have ever thought that people would be able own their own copies of the film. Â If you went back to the 1960's and told Walt Disney that his movies would be owned by the public and that people would be able to make their own edits....his head would have exploded before he was able to have it frozen after his death.
Check out the video!!
I found this video online. Â If anybody knows what reality show this is from, I'd love to know. Â This is by far, the strangest video I have seen in a long time. Â
It really could be broken up into two parts. Â The first part looks like it is from a foreign reality show. Â Watch this poor guy freak out after shooting a machine gun.
The second part is hilarious, but only if you find disturbing things to be funny. What I can't figure out is how the two videos are connected!! Â If you have a theory, leave a comment!
This weekend my wife and I got a package from her Mom. Â She sent us four bags of Middlesworth Barbecue chips. Â They are available in Pennsylvania, but you can't find them here on the West coast. Â As far as barbecue chips go, they are pretty damn good. Â They have a bit of a kick to them, but not to the point where they burn your mouth like a jalapeno chip would burn.
So we're watching tv and Maizee is sitting at my feet waiting for a chip. Â She has allergies and can't eat beef, chicken, or pork. Â That means most treats are out of the question for her. Â For this reason, I often give her small pieces of snack foods. Â Doritos are her favorite.
I gave her a chip or two. Â She munched them down quickly. Â I have her a few more. Â
This was when Marisa told me to stop feeding her chips because the spicy ingredients would make her sick. I felt bad because Maizee just kept looking at me. Â I'm a sucker for her puppy dog eyes. Â I only gave her two or three more, but on my last "hand out", my wife caught me sneaking her a chip and yelled at me.
Today, when I got home from work, Maizee didn't greet me at the door like she usually does. Â My wife told me that I needed to apologize to Maizee. Â Apparently, Maizee got up this morning and threw up. Â Then she laid around all morning shivering. Â She didn't eat any food and she didn't have any water.
Yes, I made Maizee sick by slipping her the chips. Â Between Maizee's sad "sick", puppy dog eyes, and Marisa telling me that it was my fault; I could feel more guilty.
By around 6pm, Maizee was playing, eating, and drinking water again. Â My guilt will last well past 6pm. Â It's not that I want to feel guilty, it's more that my wife won't like me forget that this was all my fault.
So, our office had a March Madness pool. Â Instead of doing my picks in the office, I chose to sign up for the bracket contest on ESPN.com. Â
With one game to go; here are my stats:
I've only gotten 6.9% of my picks correct. Â I currently rank 4,308,993rd. Â Yes, I am out of the top 4 million.Â
If you want something where I have more of an expertise, leave a comment and we can swap Wrestlemania 25 picks.
Yes, I know. Â It's entertainment. Â It's sometimes fun to predict how it will turn out. Â Though to be honest, my expectations for this year's show are very, very low. Â If nobody posts (which I totally expect), I'll just try to enjoy watching the show on my own.
I dated a girl in high school who used to always tell me that she thought old people were really cute. Â She'd actually make me sit with her at the mall and watch old people watch around. Â Over time, I grew to find old people quite charming. Â Yes the video below is stupid, but you have to give this guy credit....he just doesn't care what other people think!
Everyone knows how to buckle a seatbelt. Â That is why we all tune out when flight attendants give instructions before your plane takes off. Â That would NEVER happen if you got on a flight with this guy!
I saw this video online. This is not for the squeamish. If you are like me, you will have trouble looking away. You think that zit you got on your forehead was nasty? Take a look at this.
Yeah, I watch Dancing with the Stars. Â Tonight, I am noticing a lot more fake tan than usual. Bruno looks like he was dipped in gold. Â He's glowing tonight. Â I have no proof, but if I had to guess, the man waxes all of his body hair off. Â If that's the case, given his current golden complexion...if you also shaved his head and stripped him down, he'd look like a living Academy Award.
You may have heard me talking about pain pills and my shoulder surgery. Today, I found out what was causing my pain for the past year. I'll explain, and some of it might make you cringe, but first a quick recap.
On February 17th, 2008, I was playing basketball (alone) and fell while running for a rebound. I slammed to the ground and broke my shoulder in two places. A few months later, I found out that a third fracture had also occurred, but that wasn't identified until an MRI.
I tried physical therapy for a few months and saw improvements, but I never got more than 75% of my motion back. My shoulder would pop and click during different movements. The good news is that it didn't hurt. The bad news is that I was given the option of having surgery to "clean things up," or live my life with a shoulder that was about 3/4 of what it should be.
Throughout this entire process, I was nervous that I hadn't done enough to rehab my shoulder. It's embarrassing enough to break your shoulder playing basketball alone, but to later find out that you had to have surgery because you were too much of a wimp to gut it out in physical therapy would be more egg on the face. Almost 9 months had gone by and I decided to go with the surgery.
The surgery was a two part surgery. The first part was arthroscopic. They cut three little holes in my shoulder and went inside to clean it up. The second part was a manipulation. While I was totally under, they were going to move my shoulder around and get the motion back that was lost.
I was at the surgery center at 6am. I was home by 11am. It was either a case of modern medicine being amazing, or modern health insurance saying "we'll pay for the surgery, but we're not picking up the bill for lunch. Go home."
The recovery was much more pain free than I had expected. Some people....many people....medical people were predicting that the pain after my surgery would rival any pain I have ever experienced before. The reality is that after my surgery I was sore, but the pain wasn't bad at all. On a 1-10 scale, I think the pain never reached higher than a 4.
Fast forward 6 days. Today I went to the doctor to find out how the surgery went from his perspective. He explained to me that the surgery went pretty much exactly how he expected it to go, but with one exception.
It turns out that my rotator cuff had slipped into one of the three fractures. As the bones healed, a piece of my rotator cuff was pinched inside of the bone. Imagine a crack in the sidewalk. Now imagine putting your finger in the crack in the sidewalk. Finally, imagine the sidewalk crack closing up with your finger still inside. Now make a fist with that hand. It might be tough, right?
That's basically what happened with my shoulder. The rotator cuff slipped into the break and as it healed, it was stuck INSIDE THE BONE. Gross, huh? Just like your finger in the sidewalk crack would make it hard to form a fist, the tension caused by my rotator cuff being stuck made it impossible to get my full range of motion back.
Once the surgeon went in and poked around in my shoulder, he was able to release the pinched rotator cuff and do some other little clean up procedures. As a result, I should get complete motion back in my right shoulder.
In less than a week since the surgery, I am already able to move my right arm more than i was able to move it after three months of physical therapy last year. Does moving it hurt? Yes. The great news is that I'm on my way to being back to 100%
I think I am the last one of the 107.9 the End staff to start their own blog. Â My problem is that with my horrible attention span, I tend to start doing things and then forget about them. Â That is why I have decided to make my blog also your blog. Â
Here is my plan. Â I want this blog to be about my life, the Wake Up Call, and cool/funny/interesting things that I find along the way that may, or may not make it on the show. Â That is where YOU come in.
Every week I will bring up a couple different topics, ideas, stories, etc... Â You will have a chance to comment or e-mail me to let me know what you want to hear on the Wake Up Call. Â Maybe I'll have three ideas for the show and use this blog to let you in on the decision making process. Â You can help decide what topics we talk about on the Wake Up Call!
My e-mail address is: Â Jason@endonline.com
Send me links to videos, funny stories, cool surveys, etc. Â Please do not send me forwards you get from friends at work. Â You know what kind of e-mails I am referring to. Â I'm talking about the e-mails you get that say..."read this entire e-mail..it's true!!" Â That stuff drives me crazy. Â
Remember the name of this Blog. Â It's called "Jason's You and Me Blog". Â This is my blog, but it's about you and me. Â It's about my interests and your interests. Â This blog will give me a chance to talk about things that I am interested in, but aren't a good fit for the Wake Up Call.
By the way, the picture in this post is just a weird picture that I took on my laptop. Â No, I don't think I am cool. Â Well, maybe just a little cool.