Archive for March, 2009
Friday, March 27th, 2009
This video’s getting A LOT of attention. In fact, yesterday on the Today Show, Matt Lauer even had this little boy (and his parents) on as guests. More on that by clicking here - it’s worth a watch, as you’ll get the entire story.
David had his first tooth pulled, and his dad (also named David) wanted to video his son for friends and family. After emailing everyone separately became too much of a hassle, they decided to post it on Youtube. Some say it’s just a harmless posting, others say it’s exploitation. Over 16 million people have viewed this video. What do you think?
Friday, March 27th, 2009
A line of sandbaggers works under clear skies Friday outside a home in Lockport.
*Photo courtesy Phil Hossack/Winnipeg Free press
If you can help sandbag and build dikes, you’re urged to go to any of the locations listed below:
- RM of St. Clements: Call 482-3300
- RM of St. Andrews: Go to the Fire Hall located at Main Street and Donald Road. Call 757-4748.
- RM of West St. Paul: Volunteers are also being sent to the St. Andrews Fire Hall
- LaSalle Hotel in Elmwood: Call 668-5367
Plus, the Canadian Red Cross has set up a Family Reunification Line at 1-888-662-3211. In the case of any evacuations, this line provides family members with the location of their loved ones.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Don’t you feel like singing Christmas Carols??!!! We’ll update this as we get the information.
The following divisions are closed:
Red River Valley division
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
This is the video that has so many of us upset. I know it’s supposed to be a “comedy” or “satirical” show, but I think they crossed the line. I’m the kind of guy who’s walked up to a total stranger in uniform and thanked him or her for doing what they do, for the sacrifices they’ve made.
It’s not wonder that “comedian” Doug Benson (featured in the video) was asked to stay away from his upcoming gig in Edmonton. The venue owner was actually getting threats of violence against Benson and decided to cancel the routine all together.
Greg Gutfeld, the host of the show said in a written statement, “I realize my words may have been misunderstood. It was not my intent to disrespect the brave men, women and families of the Canadian military, and for that I apologize.”
Many say his words aren’t enough. We’ve lost too many brave soldiers and having them mocked like this just isn’t right.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Last night Billie Jo and I were thrilled to host Platinum, the Gallery Ball at the WAG. It was great to see some familiar faces like Doug Spiers from the Free Press, and our pal Bill Knight as the evening’s auctioneer. Plus it’s always nice to be in a beautiful setting with SO many people looking like a million bucks!
We also had a chance to meet Sunny Thompson, the star of Marilyn: Forever Blonde – the one woman performace coming to the WAG starting next Friday March 27th. The performace has received rave reviews all over the world and for those of us who got a sneek peek last night, we can see why. She’s AMAZING!!!! (and, obviously very beautiful – it’s not often I’m at a loss for words!!)
Make sure to also check out the Marylin: Life as a Legend exhibit at the WAG as it opens to the public next week.
Bonus code: marilyn
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
Happy St. Patrick’s day! I found this fantastic website to get you and the “little leprechauns” into the spirit of the day. I’m seriously considering making the leprechaun hat for chips – I even bought a bag of Hickory Sticks yesterday that would fit nicely
bonus code: blarney
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
Yesterday we wanted to know if you thought seatbelts should be installed in our school busses. Thanks to all the VIP Clear Club members who had their say:
69% said YES
31% said NO
There’s nothing more horrifying to me than seeing a school bus (or any bus with children on it) involved in an accident. Thankfully the 2 incidents we’ve had in the past week have involved just minor injuries.
Why can’t they install a shoulder restraint much like they use in a roller coaster? Just a thought.
Don’t forget, Dez will have another bonus code this afternoon for a chance to see the Eagles in Fargo Sunday night!
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Yesterday we wanted your thoughts on borrowing from friends or family. It could easily lead to DISASTER according to all of the experts. Results from yesterday’s “Jay & Billie Jo Survey:”
57% said “only in an emergency”
39% said “no way!”
only 5% thought it was a good idea.
Any horror stories?
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Yesterday we wanted to know if you’re having luck with the Do-Not-Call list. Here are the results.
50% said yes.
40% said no.
10% of those who responded said they think they’re getting more calls now!
Thanks for taking the survey. Every time we talk about telemarketers, I think back to that classic Seinfeld episode:
By the way, it was on this day n 1876 that Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call to his assistant, saying, “Mr. Watson, come here. I’d like to sell you some aluminum siding. Oh, you’re eating dinner? Well, this won’t take a moment…” or something like that
Did you know that the way you handle the telephone is a direct line to your personality? “The posture of your body when you’re chatting on the phone provides a telling glimpse into your dominating traits,” says sociologist Dean Montgomery. Check out the descriptions below and choose the one that most resembles your demeanor when you’re gabbing on the phone.
- Relaxed — You give the impression that you don’t have a care in the world and that’s not far from the truth. When others are overwhelmed, you have a knack of landing on your feet in the midst of chaos. No problem is too tough for you to find a solution, and you are the rock that your loved ones and pals depend upon.
- Cradler — You’re a sweet natured nurturer who loves nothing better than showering the ones you love with affection. Since childhood, your fondest dream was to have a home and family — a desire that you have achieved in splendid style. Your little tribe is the center of your world, and your home is the hub for your larger circle of friends.
- Energized — You have an endless supply of vitality, and your near and dear know you are always up for an adventure. You’re endlessly curious about others, and your charming interest has led to a collection of friends from all walks of life. Your bubbly insistence on grabbing all the gusto life has to offer makes you the leader of the pack.
- Focused — You’re a reserved person who prides yourself on being on top of things, and your brilliant organizational skills usually assure that you’re in total command. But you do have the charming ability to reverse yourself when it comes to personal relationships — you’re a hopeless romantic who lets your emotional hair down with the ones you love.
I don’t see the “driver” anywhere on that list. Hands Free anyone?