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  • First Clue for Katy Perry Tickets

    Posted by Katie

    katy perry

    We "hid" the tickets for the Katy Perry concert at Summerfest and it is your job to find them!  Tune in every morning for your clue and on Friday be the first of five people to text us in with the location and you will find yourself not only at the katy perry concert, but meet and greets as well.  Your first clue for Monday is WOOD.  I know I know, where could these tickets be???

  • The bet....

    Posted by Katie

    So my friends in Chicago Jeanne and Melissa from you and me in the morning on WCIU in Chicago set up a bet with me.  If Bears won I would have to go to Lambeau in full face paint and Bears blue and orange and take pictures...If the Bears lost- see here what they had to do.  I had a lot of fun with you ladies and thanks for following through on the bet!


  • The Grammys!

    Posted by Katie

    So rumor has it that Britney Spears will be performing at the Grammys this year.  My heart almost burst at thsi news!  I really can't think of more exciting performer they could have right now!

    Guess what? We were trying to think of a way that we can thank all of the listeners who "like" us on facebook. Here is what we came up with- We have a chance for you to win tickets to the Grammys!  That is right, up close and personal with some of the best of the best in the music industry! Not only that, we will cover your airfare from Green Bay to Los Angeles AND hotel...it is days like that that I was a listener so I had the chance to win!  Listen to Murphy, Maino and Me on Monday the 24th at 8 am to hear how you can be a part of the grammys!

  • We're going to the ships!

    Posted by Katie

    NFC Championship here we come!  I feel like it still hasn't truly hit green bay yet- we are only ONE game away from the Superbowl!!!  I hate that we have to play the Bears to get there- because if we do lose (and I am only doing this to play devils advocate) it is going to hurt so much more!  To look on the bright side- thank god we have Rodgers as our quarterback and not Jay Cutler.  That would be awful!  Nobody can throw the belt like Rodgers....especially not me.  Here I am with the Diesel's sister and mom doing our best job at throwing the belt after Rodger's touchdown on Saturday.  Send me a picture of you giving your best championship belt pose and I will post it on my blog to show our support for the green and gold, and mostly number 12 himself!

    the belt

  • Now who is he dating?

    Posted by Katie


    Aaron Aaron Aaron- I can't keep up with your antics.  First Hilary from Lady Antebellum, then Erin Andrews of ESPN, now Jessica Szohr of Gossip Girl.  Supposedly they were seen on a double date with Brett Goode and an unknown woman at the Bistro Romano on Saturday night.  There are pictures of Jessica there, but I still haven't seen any of Jessica and Aaron, or Brett Goode for that matter.  I did look up to see if their was an actual Bistro Romano in Philadelphia and the only part of this story I can confirm is yes- Bistro does exist.  All I know is Aaron keep dating famous girls, you will start to be recognized even more, and then your chances of going on Saturday Night Live are going to triple!  Also Aaron, don't forget, you promised to fly Murphy, Maino and me out if you ever get on the show....so if dating Jessica can help make this happen I am all for this :)

  • If I owned a gym...

    Posted by Katie


    Ok first of all I would like to preface this blog with this is all from my own experiences.  I applaud anyone who makes the time and effort to actually get their butts in the gym.  I understand that I have only become a true gym member who works out on a regular basis for the last six months, so yes, I understand that some of you may have been going for years.  I am simply basing all of these "rules" on my personal experiences, frustrations and yes most of all insecurities.  I in no means want to offend anyone with these rules.  This idea came from talking with some friends about things we hate at the gym- and a lot of us have the same experiences. 

    Let me also tell you, I am not gonna lie, I HATE working out.  I have to convince myself to get in the car to drive to the gym.  I have to talk myself into getting out of the car to walk into the gym.  I have to talk myself into stepping on the treadmill.  Once I am on the treadmill I have to talk myself into staying on the treadmill longer than 5 minutes...it is ongoing.  It never ends.  People keep telling me it will get addicting.  Guess what?  It hasn't, I am still waiting.  The only thing that gives me hope, is I hope that somebody else out there feels the same way!

    The "Rules" of Katie's WIXX Gym...

    1. Overachievers to the Back Please!

    -ok let me explain this one.  I know I know you are working your butt off to obatin your fantastic body.  We see your body.  We see it probably took work.  You don't need to show it off and at the same time discouraging people like me who don't have perfect bodies.  When I say overachiever I am talking about the person next to me not only running full force on the treadmill but also lifting ten pound weights while running ten miles.  Again kudos to you to be able to do this, but let me tell you- it is annoying.  It is annoying because I am breathing heavy and struggling to run/jog/walk three miles at a 16 minute mile pace.  I am working just as hard as you are, maybe more to accomplish much less.  It is discouraging and frustrating.  I am not asking you to not do it, I just ask that you choose to workout at the machines in the back, not front and center so everyone can see you in your fitness glory.

    2. If 6 machines are open, please don't choose the one next to mine.

    I think this one is self explanatory and I don't get it.  If you see a row of ten machines, all identical, and I am on the one third from the left, why do you choose to run next to me?  I blame my competitive nature on this annoyance, but I will spend the rest of my run seeing what setting you are on, how long you are have been on the machine, how many calories you have burned, how far you have run.  I will then secretly compete with you.  I will then lose.  I know I can not be the only person doing this, so I am assuming you are doing the same and thinking, wow I totally have this girl beat- piece of cake.

    3.  Please lay off the perfume.

    -Seriously, I would prefer to smell B.O.- hey its a gym, that is what it is supposed to smell like, than you dousing yourself in Britney Spears Curious.  It makes me nauseous.  It also gives me an excuse to get off of my treadmill, and I don't need any more excuses.

    4. If you are using a machine with a tv attached and not using said tv, please choose a machine without one!

    - I have found myself running into this alot!  I need to run or use an elliptical with the tv's attached.  The ones with full cable.  I need all the help I can get trying to keep me on a machine.  So when I see you using the last elliptical with a tv and you aren't even watching it and there are four other ellipticals open, ones that don't have tv's attached.  Yep, it bothers me.  Common courtesy people, common courtesy.

    5. Clean Your Machines

    - their are signs all over the gym- wipe down your machines!  What is so hard about it?  There is nothing more disgusting than grabbing the handles on the elliptical and they are sticky and gross.  It may make me more nauseous than the woman running next to me with her gallon of perfume.

    6.  Their are other times to sign up than January 1st.

    -again let me preface this with saying, I applaud you for getting your butt to the gym.  All I ask is that you don't decide to start your new year resolution on January 1st.  How about August 1st?  That way the people who have been going to the gym for the last year aren't shocked when they walk in the door and see all of the machines are taken.  That way people don't have to adjust their routine to go at a different time, one that is quieter, so they can actually get a machine.  If you sign up at a different time, then it isn't so overwhelming to all of the people that have been regulars for a long time.  For people who don't get what I am talking about- it is like working at a company for ten years.  A new guy comes in and decides he wants your desk and he just takes it.  The worst part is is their is nothing you can do or say about it and you know this guy is only going to be around for two months, so you have to clean out your desk, adjust your routine for this person.  So please. for the sake of all of us, join in March, or June.  Trust me, the gyms offer discounts on other days besides January 1st, all you have to do is ask.


    1. Don't congregate around the scale

    -I don't get it.  Why do you have to do your hair in front of the scale?  Why do you have to catch up with your friend in front of the scale?  This one may affect women more than men.  I don't know about you, but I have a hard time looking at the number.  I don't want the world to see it as well.  Granted, I highly doubt these people are even glancing at the scale while you are on it, but even the chance of anyone else seeing that number besides me deters me from stepping on the scale when someone is even within a twenty yard vicinity.  This one may be just me, I don't know....

    2. If you are going to be naked for more than ten seconds, please use the private changing stall. 

    - I don't care how fit you are.  I am not comfortable talking to you when you are naked.  I don't want to see you dry yourself, really getting into the crevices.  You do not need to do your hair before you put on your clothes.  Put a towel on.  That is all I am asking.  They have the private changing stall for a reason.  You are that reason.

    3.  Wear flip flops in the shower. 

    - I don't know why anyone wouldn't do this, but unfortunately I know people who don't.  I know the gym I am at cleans their showers daily and that is not my concern.  My concern is the person who has warts on their feet using the shower before me.  I am concerned about the person who has nail fungus walking around the showers spreading their fungi from one person to the next.  So please. Just go to Old Navy and purchase your dollar flip flops and leave them in your gym bag.

    I am sure many of you have even more pet peeves than me at the gym- so please comment

  • Warning: Proud Aunt!

    Posted by Katie

    As most of you know I have been blessed with two new additions to the Marx Family.  My niece Autumn was born in November and my nephew Eli was born in December.  My sister sent me this picture from Eli's three week check up yesterday.  I had to share because I couldn't resist showing off Eli and his little belly!  He is up to a whole 7 lbs 12 oz.  Healthy and Strong!  (he could work on his scrawny arms:))  I call him a little old man- his facial expressions are the best! 


  • Marry Me by Train

    Posted by Katie

    Train just released their video for Marry Me.  This is one of my new favorite songs, so I was interested to see what they would do with the video.  Kind of predictable, BUT I do love the opening scene with the couples talking about how they met.  The other part of the video that is driving me nuts is who is the leading lady?  I swear I have seen her in other things!  Help me out people!

    p.s.- best line of the song has to be hands down- "You wear white and I'll wear out the words I love you and you're beautiful."

  • It's Official!

    Posted by Katie

    That is right.  I officially am a proud owner of a REAL Coach Purse.  Not a knockoff ones like I usually buy!  I went to the Dells for New Years Eve and I thought no better way to start off the New Year than to buy a brand new coach purse.  I actually made this epiphany when I remembered their is a coach outlet at the Tanger Mall in Lake Delton.  When I walked in it was like my people were calling me home.  I could have gone crazy in there but the Diesels sister talked me down and thankfully because I think I would have walked out of there with four purses, a wallet and a clutch if I had it my way!  Here is my new baby!


  • See Ya Next Year!

    Posted by Katie

    The Diesel and I had a GREAT Christmas this year.  We were lucky enough to spend three days with our families and we were definitely spoiled rotten (not that I am complaining!)  Not gonna lie- aside from the kindle, a camera, running shoes, etc- this may have been one of my favorite gifts this year!


    Well I am off to the Dells to celebrate the ringing in of 2011.  This past year has been fantastic.  I have been blessed with a new niece and nephew.  I love my job and have fun everyday I walk through the door of the studio.  The Diesel and I finally got the hang of living together and can't even express how much my life would suck without him in it.  We have two of the greatest families anyone could even ask for!  I almost feel like I am doomed for a horrible 2011 :)  Anyways, I hope everyone has a fantastic New Year and takes time to sit back and appreciate the great thing or things you may have going on in your life.  I know I may complain a lot (who me?) but I don't think I would trade lives with anyone.  To end this note, I would like to personally punch every person in the face who says see you next year when I leave town tomorrow.  Really, you couldn't come up with a better joke?  Have a great new year everyone and of course- see you next year!