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In 7th grade I wrote an autobiography for an assignment where I declared to the world that I wanted to be a Radio DJ. I’m sure my family wasn’t worried at first, seeing as my career choices before that included airplane mechanic, kindergarten teacher, and a firefighter. I’m sure they assumed this radio phase would pass and their daughter would get a real job as many have put it through the years. Well it hasn’t!  And I couldn’t be happier... unless I had a Taco Bell in my basement, that would be the ultimate situation.
 
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Getting Young Girls Glamorous... Too Early?

Jan 06, 2015 -- 5:08pm

Remember when you were just a young kid who celebrated birthdays with a group of classmates at the roller rink, maybe heading to Chuck E. Cheese, or maybe just a fun day out in the park? Now (not surprisingly) kids' birthday parties with friends are headed in a new direction. The NEW trend for young girls (around ages 6-10) is Glamourous Spa Day parties.

Here's where it gets a little tricky: As a little girl, most of us loved playing dress up and grabbing Mom's lipstick and bright blue eyeshadow and wearing it around the house. Harmless right? With that logic, a day at the spa getting hair, nails, and makeup done is just ONE step further.

However, doesn't it make you think that this is teaching young girls about shallow, adult beauty standards at too young of an age? What if they equate their feelings of worth to how many people tell them how beautiful they look, all dressed up? If they're not being told these things while looking like a regular 6 year old, it could get confusing. Obviously, you want your girls to feel beautiful without having to put on a full face of makeup everyday.

So with all of this - what do you think? Are these glamour parties harmless, am I overthinking it (usually, yes), or should the makeup and glamour parties be for slightly older girls? Tweet me your thoughts @AnnieOnAir

Don't Throw It Out... Eat It!

Jan 05, 2015 -- 1:29pm

If you grew up in the jungle, you may already practice eating the peels from your favorite fruits like bananas, oranges, limes, and even watermelon rinds. For the REST of us (or at least a majority) it seems that we have been doing it all wrong by throwing out the most nutritious, vitamin-filled part of the fruit - its PEEL!

A few "tasty" options for eating your citrus peels include grating them and throwing them into a salad or throwing a piece of peel into the blender with a fruit smoothie to maximize your Vitamin C intake. Banana peels help to increase your serotonin levels, which boost your mood, AND provide a variety of healthy fibers.

Probably most challenging - the watermelon rind. They advise peeling the green skin off the melon and then putting the white rind into the juicer with the delicious pink watermelon. This will help with circulation.

Intrigued, or not so much? I like the THEORY, but not sure yet about trying an orange peel salad just yet.

Halloween Means Fun Food Deals!

Oct 31, 2014 -- 11:31am

If you love food AND enjoy a bargain - then Halloween could be your new favorite holiday!  A handful of businesses are offering Halloween specials today.

**DISCLAIMER** I called the specific locations in Saginaw (all within a mile of the Tittabawassee and Bay Road intersection) to verify these deals. HOWEVER please call ahead before you try to use these deals BEFORE you go to prevent any miscommunication. Thanks! **DISCLAIMER**

And with that said, here are the delicious findings:

  • Arby's: Say "Trick Or Meat" when ordering your meal to get a free bacon upgrade on your sandwich
  • Chipotle: After 5PM - anyone wearing a costume will receive a Boo-rito (aka burrito) for $3
  • Outback Steakhouse: Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal (limit 2)
  • Starbucks: After 2PM - Grande Frappuccinos including the special Franken Frappuccino are only $3

Know of other businesses with special deals today? Post them on our Facebook or email me and I'll add them to the list. Happy Halloween!!

New Maroon 5 Video Certainly Is Memorable And Then Some

Oct 02, 2014 -- 5:08pm

Have you seen the new Maroon 5 video yet for Animals? What's your first reaction? Mine: strange, twisted, a bit disturbing in a way, BUT it does go with the stalker-esque lyrics (think that Every Breath You Take song from The Police) so I initially just took it at face value.

Turns out this song and video are a bit controversial. A sexual assult support group, RAINN (standing for Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), calls the video dangerous as well as a "stalker's fantasy". I must admit I CAN see what they mean.

Adam Levine plays a butcher in the video - which isn't necessarily creepy - but when a woman played by his wife Behati Prinsloo comes into the meat shop, he becomes obsessed. He's shown follwing her as she's walking down the sidewalk and slinking away when she looks back. His character in the video also is found standing in the rain, watching her. The butcher theme continues into the end of the video, where they are naked, making out, and red, blood-like paint is being poured all over them.

I've watched enough detective shows, murder mysteries,and serial killer specials to know that this video shows potentially terrifying events that could and DO happen. Counter-argument? It's just a music video - a work of fiction.

So... where do you stand on it? Did they take it too far with the stalking and the butcher theme? Let me know @Mix1063 on Twitter.

Wake Up With A Stranger - But Not Like That!

Sep 26, 2014 -- 12:05pm

Alarms are SO 2014! Trust me - I'm aware it's currently 2014. But there's a new, brilliant app called Wakie that could very well be the alarm of the future. It combines our love for social media and the ever-present need of waking up and getting out of bed.

Here's how it works: You download the Wakie App, create your account, and set the times you'd like to wake up, and you're ready! The other fun side of the app is that it tells you HOW MANY other people need to wake up at that time. So you just hit a button and call them - kind of like a wake up Pay It Forward!

I LOVE this idea! And yes, I do see the potential for creepy as well.

This isn't marketed as a dating or hookup site, but I'm sure it could be used that way. The person calling you could be anywhere in the world or right around the corner. I'm willing to bet there are a fair share of creeps and perverts on the app. But really WORST CASE, you just thank them for the wake-up call and hang up on them. They don't have any way to reach you again, unless you tell them your phone number!!

I see it as a functional, practical ChatRoulette! Let me know on Twitter if you've tried the app and if you like it, hate it, or somewhere in between. I just signed up today, so still excited to see how it goes!

The Many Faces Of Lady Gaga

Sep 18, 2014 -- 5:12pm

One thing is for sure - Lady Gaga knows how to stir up attention and get people talking with her antics. BUT she also has a TON of talent that gets lost in her zoo-y antics. She just finished recording a beautiful album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called Cheek To Cheek. TALENT.

Which Gaga do you prefer? The sultry, classy version? Or the nearly naked, edgy version?

 

       

I'd pick classy ALL DAY LONG. But to each, their own. Do your thing Gaga!

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