Archive for January, 2012
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
If you’ve been listening to 92 CITI FM the last couple weeks, you may have heard a new voice in the mornings with Tom and Joe. That’s me!
I’m Nesta. Just made the move to Winnipeg from Kelowna, BC and, while I may have picked a miserable week to do it (-45 with the windchill? Yikes!) I’m loving the city now that I can go outside without my nose hairs freezing together. Checked out the ice skating down at the Forks, screamed my heart out at the Jets game and even visited Louie Riel’s grave at Saint Boniface Cathedral. Definitely enjoying the amazing restaurants here in Winnipeg and can say that the people I’ve met have earned the Friendly Manitoba slogan.
So, as I get to know you and this fantastic city, I thought I’d share a little about me.
My name is actually Nesta. It’s not short for anything; it’s just Nesta. Some of the musically astute might recognize it as being Bob Marley’s first name, but the truth is my Mom read it in a cowboy book called Arizona Ames and fell in love. (Nothing good happens to the Nesta character though, as I found out when I was 10 and read the book.)
Now, WHAT am I? I’m a music junkie, foodie and red wine addict, to the point that I married a chef that specializes in food & wine pairing. Talk about handy! I’m a travel nut; grew up with my dad a pilot in the airforce and just got used to it, I guess. If I could have one super power, I’d breathe underwater but instead I settle for scuba diving.
Actually, I have WAY too many hobbies because I just like to learn weird, random things: belly dancing, theatre and I play and announce roller derby, under my derby name of Lola Coaster. I also like to whitewater raft and knit (though not at the same time,) love gardening and home renos and miss owning a motorcycle. (My parents are, however, extremely relieved.)
The two great loves of my life are my Black Lab/Border Collie named Blue and my fella, the Wine Chef. (And, trust me, he understands it’s not a slight to be lumped in with my dog. She’s pretty awesome.)
Looking forward to getting to know you better too. If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, I’d love to connect. You can also find me on Tumblr and I blog. But, of course, the very best way of all is just to tune in 6-10am, Mondays through Fridays on 92 CITI FM!
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Looking forward to a great year hear at 92!!
Had a fantastic holiday with Stace and friends down in Mexico. Way too many cervasas!! My white Irish skin is a pink reddish hue but should be back to it’s normal colour in about 48 hours.
It was fun watching the World Jrs and Jets games in small bars in Mexico. Every place has a satellite to accomodate all the Canadian hockey fans. In fact a lot of the bars are owned by Canadians. Now there’s a retirement idea..ha ha.
But I always crave getting back here and on the air with Joe, Bubbs and now Nesta.
Great to be back…….let’s get going on 2012!! We’ve got lots in store for you.
Hear from you in the morn
Friday, January 6th, 2012
Hope you had a happy holiday with family and friends and all the best to you in 2012!
Looking forward to a solid weekend of sports with the Jets in Buffalo (hopefully getting their first win of the new year) and the start of the NFL playoffs. It’s Wild Card Weekend!
Here’s my picks:
The Houston Texans should win their first playoff game against Cinncinatti. I expect this one to be close with the surprising Bengals. However, Cinncinati hasn’t beaten a team this year that has a better record than them.
I like New Orleans to win at home over Detroit. Should be a lot of scoring in this game.
I think the NY Giants beat Atlanta in the early game on Sunday and Pittsburgh (even with a banged up QB) to beat Tim Tebow and Denver.
Good luck and have a great weekend!