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  • The most miserable city in the US is Detroit

    Posted by Otis Day

    Detroit was named the most miserable city in the United States.

    FORBES mag cited Detroit's violent crimes, high unemployment, dwindling population and financial problems.

    It beat out Miami, which held the title last year, Flint, Michigan, Rockford and Chicago in Illinois and Modesto, California.

    Detroit's has been on a four decade decline with the worst crime rates in teh country and unemployment at 11.3 percent.

     

    (Forbes looked at 200 of the country's largest urban areas and ranked them on factors including crime rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, commute times, weather and decreasing populations.)

  • My new best friend

    Posted by Otis Day

    Otis Day and a scale

    I have now lost 41 pounds working out at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Green Bay. I've never felt better. I've gone down two pants sizes, a shirt size, and am on my 3rd new belt since I started there.

    My energy level is amazing. I'm sleeping better, and I'm eating better too. I meet with my personal trainer Shuree at the Kroc a few times a week. She works me hard, and the results are obvious. People are constantly coming up to me saying, "How much weight have you lost?" rather than, "Have you lost weight?"....because there's no question about it anymore....it's obvious!

    It's a lifestyle change. Not a quick fix. But your whole family will enjoy the Kroc. The after school program is amazing...and included with your family membership. They start by helping your kids with their homework, then onto arts, crafts, games, sports, and more.

    And there are tons of great classes for adults, kids, and families. It's one of the best things I've ever done for myself....for my family. I hope you get a chance to check out what the Kroc Center can do for you!

     

    This is a paid endorsement for the Kroc Center.

  • Could this woman be the first female to play in the NFL

    Posted by Otis Day

    Lauren Silberman

    I was reading a story on MSN.com about 28-year-old college soccer player Lauren Silberman. She's taking advantage of a new NFL rule made to focus on gender equality.

    She's showing up to NFL kicking tryouts next month and will be making history by being the first woman to participate in the event.

    Is this a good thing?

     

  • Kelly Clarkson vs Clive Davis...who ya' got?

    Posted by Otis Day

    Kelly Clarkson went on Twitter to share a letter with her fans to "clear up" some "misinformation" in music mogul Clive Davis' new autobiography.


    Here's Kelly's letter in full:

     

    "So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone – even Clive Davis."

    "First, he says I burst into 'hysterical sobbing' in his office when he demanded 'Since You Been Gone' be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn't be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way."

    "But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called 'Because Of You.' I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a 'sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.' He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with. But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn't include that in the book."

    "He also goes on to say 'My December' wasn't successful because I co-penned the album and it didn't have 'pop hits'. Well, first let me say, I've co-penned many of my 'pop hits.' Secondly, 'My December' went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure. 'Never Again', the ONLY single they released in the US from that record was a Top 10 hit. I am very proud of that and I have my fans to thank."

    "But, again, what's most interesting about his story is what he leaves out: He doesn't mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project. It never had a chance to reach its full potential. 'My December' was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren't words to explain."

    "Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference. Cheers to another amazing year! And, as always, thanks for listening!"

     

    SOURCE

     

    Clive Responds:


    Clive claims his account was fact checked no less than five times. He said:

    "As anyone who has read ‘The Soundtrack of My Life' knows, I think Kelly Clarkson is a tremendous vocal talent and performer. In the book, I provide an in-depth look at our years together during which we shared major multi-platinum success, as well as a few creative differences.

    "I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together. Before the book was published, I had every fact checked with five independent individuals who were present on a daily basis throughout it all. The chapter as it is written was thoroughly verified by each and every one of them.

    "I stand by the chapter as written in my book. At the same time I wish, and will always wish, Kelly's talent and her career to soar to ever new heights."

     

    Source

  • Star Wars VII is coming!

    Posted by Otis Day

    Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo for the new "Star Wars" movie.

    Disney announced they will be making "Star Wars VII" in November and rumors have been swirling ever since that Ford would be in it.

    Sources confirmed that Ford will be in the movie, but it's not known what his role will be since the script isn't finished yet.

     

    FYI: Harrison Ford is 70-years-old.

    I read this on usatoday.com

  • 5-year-old lucky to be alive after his dad slams into a cop car at 130mph*VIDEO

    Posted by Otis Day

     A 5-year-old boy somehow survived after his dad plowed into a cop car while going 130-mph in a high speed chase through central Iowa.

    The 33-year-old father-of-the-year nominee had been on the run with his son in the middle of a big custody battle. Dad was reported to be suicidal.

    A cop tried to pull the car over because the license plate was obscured…but the dad took off and lead cops through several counties at well over 100mph.

    After cops set up spike strips and a roadblock…he went through the strips and then rammed into an empty squad car at about 130mph. Video shows an officer walking away from the car about 5 seconds before he slams into it.

    Somehow the 5-year-old boy was found alive behind the driver's seat under a pile of clothes. He's in serious but stable condition. His dad died instantly.

     

     I originally read this on desmoinesregister.com

  • The least romantic city is...

    Posted by Otis Day

    Trenton, NJ ranks as the least romantic city in America.

    The rankings were made by the social media site Foursquare, which allows users to check in when they're out and about. Trenton had the least amount of check ins on Valentine's Day, which means couples are just plain not going on dates in that capital city.

    Other unromantic cities included: Akron, Virginia Beach, Springfield in Missouri, El Paso, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Greenville, Lansing and Tucson.

    Those that were considered more romantic were: San Francisco, New Orleans, New York City, Savannah, Honolulu, Portland, Harrisburg, Seattle, Charleston and Denver.

    I read this at nj.com

  • This woman has a stong stuck in her head permanently!

    Posted by Otis Day

    I read this crazy story in dailymail.co.uk

    A 63-year-old woman suffers from a rare condition which makes her have musical hallucinations.

    She has had the 50's tune "How much is that doggie in the window" stuck in her head for THREE years.

    Musical hallucination involves hearing melodies in your head on a continuous loop. (Earworms.)

    She has been told that there is no cure and she will be stuck with it for life.

    If you had to pick one song to be stuck in your head forever...what would it be? Mine would be "Hey Hey What Can I Do" by Led Zeppelin.

  • BONUS OTIS HELP!-Richest people in America live where?

    Posted by Otis Day

    I read this on daily.co.uk

    It may be the nation's financial capital but New York City does not boast the greatest concentration of rich folks in America.

    According to the census, that honor goes to the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor along the Connecticut coast of Long Island Sound where nearly one-in-five households have an income of at least $191,469 - or the top five-percent.

    The hedge fund haven of Bridgeport gets the title of the wealthiest high income households in the nation.

    Closely following the Connecticut area is the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara region of northern California and the Washington D.C. metro areas with 15.0 percent and 14.1 percent of households in the country's top earners.

  • Ellen Fink Benefit

    Posted by Otis Day

    Ellen Fink is my stepsister and stepbrother's stepmom. I know...that's a mouthful, but in this crazy world we live in I think you get it.

    She's suffering from inoperable brain tumors and is hoping to spend as much time with her husband Stan and their family as she can.

    There's a benefit this Saturday at the Darboy Club from 4p-10p. There's a silent auction with some great items, plus a 50/50 raffle, a meat raffle, and more. From 6p-9p Rodeo Deville is playing. If you can't go, can you share this info with anyone you know who may live close or may want to go help out? Thanks.

    benefit flyer

     

    Saturday, Feb. 16th. 4pm-10pm, Darboy Club, Main Hall

    4:00pm - 8:30pm 

    Door Prize Raffle - 42" Flat Screen TV (Sponsored by Dietzen Family) $5 per chance

    4:45pm - 6:00pm 

    Meat Raffle (Sponsored by Joe Dietzen) $20 per ticket

    4:00pm - 9:00pm 

    50/50 Raffle 1 ticket for $2.00, 3 tickets for $5.00 (Two Drawings 7pm & 9pm)

    4:00pm - 8:30pm 

    Food Available (Hot Turkey or Ham Sandwich & Chips for $3.00, Dessert $0.50)

    4:00pm - 8:45pm 

    Bucket Raffles 1 ticket for $2.00, 3 tickets for $5.00 (closing at 8:45, no exceptions)

    4:00pm - 8:45pm 

    Silent Auction (closing at 8:45, no exceptions)

    4:00pm - ?:??pm 

    $500 CASH Raffle (Sponsored by Dave Buchinger) 100 Square Board - $10 per Square (Closes when board is full)

    4:00pm - ?:??pm 

    Cottage 1 Week Raffle (Sponsored by The Wittmann Family) 121 Square Board. $10 per Square (Closes when board is full)

    4:00pm - 9:00pm 

    Cooler of Booze Raffle (Sponsored by Various Bars and the Benefit Committee) 1 ticket for $5, 3 tickets for $10

    6:00pm - 9:00pm 

    Music by Rodeo DeVille (Sponsored by Fast and Easy Pawn