EMAIL ME! Doreen@Mix1077.com
"On a mission to get Conan O'Brien and Rick Springfield to autograph each ankle, then go directly to a tattoo place!(yes, seriously...My favorite artist and favorite TV host/comedian)
UPDATE! ^ Half way to my goal...see the
RICK SPRINGFIELD 2012 CANCUN RECAP VIDEO HERE:
Watch 2011 Rick Springfield cruise w/guest Jack Wagner HERE:
LOOK WHAT I FOUND! It's an old video... Watching this makes me happy I now have more hair and less pounds! It was for a good cause though so I'll post it anyway :)
Troy year-end Varsity hockey video I shot, edited and produced. It has a cute lil surprise ending should you watch after the credits ;)
Photos in video posted with permission from Speedshot Photography
RICK FANS: may also enjoy the hockey video above in which there is a lil surprise 'Rick-ish' ending and music :)
Birthday: December 20, noneofyourbusiness! ;)
Hobbies: Travel, Cruises, Airplanes, Amusement parks, Singing, Movies, Social Networking (duh!) and Home Improvement.
Favorite Movies: The Ref, The Bodyguard, Happy Gilmore, All Harry Potter movies and All Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Favorite Singer: (m) Rick Springfield (f) Christina Aguilera
Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Actress: (I'd rather watch Johnny Depp)
Favorite TV: CONAN!!!!!!!!! Castle, The Middle, Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, SNL, Family Guy and all things HGTV.
Favorite Comedian:. Conan, Bo Burnham, Jimmy Pardo, Andy Richter and Brian Reagan.
Favorite Books: "Embraced by the light" by Betty Eadie, "Mom's Big Catch" by Marla McKenna and of course my very favorite, "Late late at night" by Rick Springfield.
Favorite Cartoon: Bugs Bunny.
Favorite Food: Pizza
Most Embarrassing moment: Singing in upper Michigan when I just got my wireless microphone. I was testing it out while walking around and singing "Greatest Love Of All" and I JUST got to the part "you can't take away my dig-ni-tyyyyyyyy.....#$^^ $^$% &@#
(I fell down some stairs) lol
What gets on my nerves:
1.People who drive slow in the left lane.
3.People who show up at your house without notice (I love company but that's just rude!)
omg what if Jay Leno drove slow in the left lane to show up at my house, that might very well do me in....
Strange facts about me: Wow this catagory could fill the rest of this page!
- I can't stand those concrete walls they put up during construction on the hwy....those freak me out.
- At a restaurant, I HAVE to leave the tip under something or hand it to the server.
- Instead of a garage, I have an airplane hangar attached to my house.
- RICK SPRINGFIELD recorded my cell phone outgoing message.
- When I was a little girl I didn't like playing with dolls anywhere near as much as toy cars.
- I don't eat pig.
- I don't watch scary movies.
- My first celebrity interview was with Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken
-Ever since that stupid commercial in the 80's, I can still to this day say "two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun" BACKWARDS.
- I am fascinated by near-death experiences and the paranormal. (but not scary movies about the paranormal).
- I am highly allergic to cats.
- I have four cats... ;)
MJ and Meeka are 'twins'
MOM'S BIG CATCH - Children's book by Marla McKenna which has partial proceeds going to the Linda Blair Worldheart foundation giving dogs a second chance for a loving home. CLICK HERE for information on buying the book and Rick Springfield's participation!
- Yellow Rick Rd. Productions
Wanna know who Michael Jackson really was? Click the link below:
Need a DJ? http://RicklabeauDJs@gmail.com
After the saddest day of the year for me, it's nice to be able to blog about something really HAPPY! The Mix 107.7 Radiothon for Ronald McDonald House 2013 is now in the books. What a terrific feeling to know we were able to be a part of something so wonderful! The money raised today will help sustain the Ronald McDonald House of Dayton.
The radiothon would not have been as successful without some key people and I would like to recognize a few of them.
GREG MCAFEE! Oh my goodness...between McAfree Heating & Air and The McAfee Foundation for Children and youth, Mr. McAfee sits with us alllll day (WE do it in TWO shifts!) not only donating his time but money too. Not just a minor donation here or there...SEVERAL TIMES during the day he matched donations giving thousands of dollars. Thousands. Now, we've all heard the McAfee Heating and Air motto right? It's Greg McAfee saying "You can count on my company, because you can count on me" Umm....I'm pretty sure we've all learned that we can INDEED count on Mr. McAfee!
The wonderful folks from the Ronald McDonald House! They are so helpful and giving and caring! What a great crew and what a great facility! I'd extend this also to the volunteers who covered the phones. :)
Several media friends came out to support the cause! Dan Edwards, Jamie Jarosik, Megan O'Rourke...Jim Bucher! Oh my gosh Jim Bucher came out TWICE! We really have wonderful people who represent Dayton!
Steve Burton. Yep, the Soap star known as "Jason" on General Hospital and now "Dylan" on Young & The Restless. I tweeted we were trying to raise money for charity by doing our annual pay-for-play. It just so happens that a couple of days ago a song was featured on Y & R co-written by Steve and Jonathan Jackson that made social media go wild! So I got a message from Steve on twitter saying we could play the song and sent the link!! I announced that on the air and then when I walked to the phone center the phones were lit up! They said almost instantly they had the donations to play it :) It's on itunes by the way. "You Killed Romeo". GREAT TUNE!
Most importantly, everyone who donated from our area and even other areas. The Ronald McDonald House needed those donations, every single one. Without you, not only parents, but CHILDREN would suffer. That's the bottom line. So we THANK YOU for giving :)
Greg McAfee, Me, (NO I'm not doing THAT!!) & Jeff Stevens It's The McAfee Heating & Air motto acted out...get it? "8 to 8 at the same great rate" So this is our 8 2 8 ;)
This is the phone volunteers, my new fellow-sparkle pal and Mix 107.7 pal Mr. Walter May & pal
I love these smiley props! Here Greg McAfee and I see how smiley we can get and Jim Bucher shows me the difference between when his wifi works and.....doesn't. LOL
There IS one way to help without costing you a dime! Right now they are trying to get "likes" on facebook. McDonalds donates $1 for each like toward their goal. As of this afternoon they were only about 43 likes away from reaching that goal! Could you please "like" RMHC DAYTON on facebook?
Until next year friends.....Thank you. :)
Well it's September 25th. The day I dread most each year since 2008 when I had to say goodbye to my sweet boy "Shooter". It's the DAY I dread, but I don't dread the blog. Why? I'm not sure really...maybe it's a bit theraputic to 'talk' about Shooter and share memories and pictures with you?! I'm not really sure but for those of you who "get it" - THANK YOU!
To me, when you lose a pet you've lost a family member. Even though it is not widely recognized as such. Just because some people DON'T "get it" why should that matter? I mean, it doesn't change how it feels to the person who is grieving, right? Let's put it this way: If you lose a sibling you get bereavement from work, you get support from all over, etc. But you lose a pet and some insensitive people will even say stuff like "it was JUST a cat/dog...just get another one".
I hate that phrase more than I can tell you. To a woman during childbearing years who doesn't have children but adopts a pet, that IS her child. I rarely even hear from my siblings...and they certainly didn't cuddle with me on the couch every night for 15 years! When I went through a herniated disc issue I was in constant pain and much of the time I spent out like a light because of the medication. Were my siblings there? Nope. Did Shooter ever leave my side? Only to eat or go to the litter box. Seriously.
Shooter didn't really like people very much. He loved me and much later he learned to love Jim. The two were NOT immediate pals! In fact, one of the first things Jim said when he moved in was admitting "I'm not much of a cat person". Boy did Shooter turn THAT around!
Shooter was a rescue by the way...adopted by my Ex and I and my Dad went with us to pick out a furbaby. I walked by the little cage with some tiny little grey kittens in it. Most of them were snuggled together in the back. One came to the cage door and when I put my finger up to it, this lil grey puff ball wrapped his paws around it immediately. My ex said "well don't just pick the first one, let's look at all of them". My Dad said "too late, that one has already picked Doreen!" He was SO RIGHT! I remembered his markings so I would remember which one of the grey kittens "picked me" and that's the one I chose (back) :)
As I said earlier, Shooter didn't like many people. But he was REALLY attached to me. That's how I used to preface it when I would 'introduce' him to people. My Father-in-law at the time would tell my ex "She loses that cat she's gonna lose her mind". I recently told my Ex Father-in-law that he was right about that :(
Shooter had some health issues - - including going into renal failure at around 2 yrs old. TWO vets told me he had about 6 mo - 5 years tops. I got a third opinion from Dr. Allen in Plain City, Ohio. He said that Shooter was in renal failure but he wasn't going to give up on him just yet. With Dr. Allen's help, we were able to have Shooter for a full 15 years. For that I will always be grateful to that wonderful man!
But then September 2008 came and Shooter was having problems. I had to eventually take him to Medvet Animal hospital in Columbus and he had to be there overnight. He HATED being in the car. He liked this one Whitney Houston song though and I would have to sing it to him over and over all the way to and from the vet. The second I would stop, he's start meow-crying again. (TO THIS DAY I still can't hear that song, let alone try to sing it.)
So a week after his 15th birthday Shooter had to stay overnight at Medvet. I went home and brought back his favorite purple fleece blanket because I think in my heart I already knew. They told us Shooter had tumors in his belly and yes, the cancer could be removed but they would just grow back and they'd have to keep probing him (I won't go there), the tumors would just grow back and if I did nothing he would eventually just slowly starve to death. They left us alone to make that terrible decision.
Just then my co-worker Shaun texted or called me (not sure) but I just remember he was on the phone telling me "you know what you have to do and you know WHY you have to do it. To put Shooter through all of this would be for you and not for him. The unselfish thing for you to do is let him go and not have to go through the suffering". I hated that he was right.
They took my blanket and wrapped Shooter in it and brought him to me and I held him the whole time just telling him how much we loved him. I knew the second he was gone. "it" happened when I literally saw his light/spirit move from his right eye through his left eye and then out the side of his lil head and disappear. By best pal....my boy....my baby. Gone.
My husband took me directly to my family Dr. for any kind of medical help I could get. I couldn't take the pain. Since I am bawling my eyes out as I type this out, apparently I still can't. Our pets are family. I don't recommend telling anyone - especially me - "it was just a cat" He was SO much more.
The ONE THING that made me stop crying was we decided to take all of Shooter's indoor climbing toys etc... and build a little memorial 'park' in our backyard for the outside furbabies to play on. It took us the whole weekend and it started out small but we've kept up with it and today "Shooter park" is better than ever. A forever reminder of all he meant to me.
Shooter park Sept 2008
Shooter park 2013
So, today (and every day) I defend Pet loss grief on behalf of anyone who has lost a furry baby/furry family member. Their pawprints are forever left on our hearts :'( I know Shooter certainly left his on mine.
Friday night in California my BFF Debbie was front row center at a Rick Springfield show. Then to everyone's surprise, Dave Grohl from The Foo Fighters (and former Nirvana) gets on stage with Rick and they rock it out! They did a song from Grohl's documentary "Sound City" called "The man that never was". Debbie got the whole thing on video. Yeah, she's kinda awesome like that ;)
I had the pleasure of being a judge for a photo contest! It's a really cool thing that Woodland Cemetary does each year. There are adult and youth categories and then it breaks down into themes. Really REALLY nice photography done by these folks! Of course not everyone can win so if yours didn't - blame Bucher!
Oh, did I not mention my friend and yours Jim Bucher and I were judges? Leave it to Bucher to make people laugh in a mausoleum ;) I really thought it might be spooky but WOW that place is beautiful! I can see why it is the final resting place for some famous people like Erma Bombeck and The Wright Brothers! This was my first time visiting this cemetary :)
The awards for first and second place in the photo contest are handed out on Saturday but you can go check out the photos that are on display in the mausoleum main hall.
And yes, Shenanigans occurred!
ABOVE: Wright family resting place / Jim Bucher and I by the beautiful mausoleum window
BELOW: Great view of downtown Dayton from the lookout point
The week between September 18 and 25th is really difficult for me every year. September 18th was my beloved "Shooter"'s (estimated...he was a rescue) birthday and September 25th is the day he died in 2008. So for the last 5 years it has been a really really BAD week for me :(
This year I did something to cheer myself up. I booked some spa treatments! I had a really relaxing day at Fountain of Youth Med Spa in Centerville. I FINALLY tried "Velashape" which is the first ever FDA cleared device that reduces cellulite and circumference. When they said I can have smoother, tighter skin without undergoing invasive treatments and still lose pant sizes I was IN. haha
I've only had the one treatment and already I feel a difference even though the dramatic difference comes after a few treatments. More on this as I complete more but I am definately going to! I have a FL fan trip with a rock star coming up in November after all ;)~
If you want to know more about the treatment I had (Velashape) - go to:
I'm SO EXCITED for this year's Mix 107.7/Premier Health Concert for a cure! It's a GREAT night of music and fun and this year...assigned seating! It's at the Dayton Convention Center Theater Oct. 16th.
All the info: HERE! Gee whiz did I make that word big enough?? LOL Well check it out by clicking the big bold huge word or by clicking this not-as-pretty-but-still-effective link:
Regarding the interview below: My sister and I did not ACTUALLY double date with Donny and Jimmy Osmond but that was how we played as kids...she and I would play dress up getting ready for our pretend dates with Donny and Jimmy in our basement LOL
Ok, NOW listen to the interview! ;)