Yes! Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, November 25th, America’s Country will go 100% Christmas Music! Commercial-free and only 2 interruptions per hour to ID the station. We’ll present an enormous variety of music from the great classics from Bing and Burl to oddities from all sorts of genres. The music will span from Nov. 25th through Dec. 31st. With all this great music and no commercials, why you want to listen to those FM stations?
If you need any help setting up our stream to play in your home or at your office/store, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you some tips.
If you are a musical person and have some Christmas music recorded, I will consider any submissions! Please send a link or an attachment with a high quality (192 kb/s or better) MP3 or a WAV file to email@example.com.
Here we are in December! It’s snowing on the blog, it’s snowing outside and the Christmas Spirit is burning brightly!
While life makes things like finances and other stresses easy to really get worked up about, this season offers feelings that can let us move past that during these short few weeks. We need to take these feelings and maximize on them in our families and our homes.
I’m grateful for this great time of the year. Other holidays and birthdays are fine enough, but nothing carries the weight and power to convert your heart and soul, like Christmas. Continue reading “Some Updates”
Hi, folks! I MUST report on my visit to the opening night of In-N-Out Burger in Orem, Utah. Lines! That’s what I was dreading most but when I got there, last night around 6:30, it looked long but I moved through pretty quickly. I met up with some friends who had been in line and when I found out that Rachel wasn’t going to be able to make it in time for us to eat together, I had to get out of line and head to the end. That second move through the queue took about 25 minutes! Rachel arrived just in time for us to order and our friends were just getting finished so we sat at their table. I ordered a Double-Double with no onion or tomato. Rachel a hamburger with onion and no tomato. Wyatt a plain burger with just spread. We had two drinks and two orders of fries. Everything was great! “That is a TASTY cheeseburger!” Though not exactly a Big Kahuna, this is in the upper echelon of the burger kingdom! Both the Orem and the Draper locations opened yesterday and by 7pm, the guy at the door said they both had combined sales of over 8,000 burgers! The West Jordan location should open in a couple weeks and then the American Fork store should open just before Christmas. Yes, there is a lot of hype about what seems to be a silly burger joint, but let me just tell you: you gotta go there and give it a try, it’ll be well worth it! Continue reading “In-N-Out and Christmas Music”
It’s nuts! I know I recently posted something like this before Halloween but I’m telling you, time does not give us a break! Finally, it’s snowed a bit here in Utah which has helped usher in the feeling of the Holiday Season. I love the snow, but in my older age, it’s become more of an aesthetically pleasing element. In other words, I like snow… to look at. Now that it involves back-breaking shoveling and finger-freezing, sadly, I’m not such a huge fan. Don’t get me wrong, it won’t take a lot of begging to get me on a sled at the crest of a huge slope of smooth, slick white. I do enjoy the off snowball fight as well. But it could take more urging these days.
Here we are at the cusp of a family birthday, Turkey Day, two more family birthdays, Christmas, yet another family birthday and finally New Year’s. Talk about breaking the bank. Not just our local credit union branch, I’m talking about energy, time, and patience as well. This is probably not the busiest among you all, I’m sure there are more families who are much busier.. my heart goes out to you! Thankfully, my dear Mother will be coming into town the week of Thanksgiving and I’m sure she will be a big help with some of those “banks” I mentioned above. Since Rachel and I have joined Weight Watchers, my request for my Mom’s famous fried chicken may have to be canceled. That is one of my favorite meals from my childhood. No, I haven’t brought this up with her yet, I’m waiting to see how to best approach this… Continue reading “Holiday Season 2009… Heeeere weeee go!”
I don’t get it! In my life, I’ve learned a very simple truth: if you want time to go fast, it creeps along; if you want time to be slow, it just zips past you like you’re standing still!
Here we are in the middle of October, in 2009! In just a matter of weeks, it will be a whole new decade! It blows my mind. I still remember thinking the 90’s were cool! Then I really remember the whole Y2K phenomena where the digital world would screech to a halt at the stroke of midnight. Planes were going to fall from the sky, satellites would fly out of their orbits, all communication would be muted because some short-sighted programmers didn’t use a four digit year code.
Of course, it turned out to be pretty anti-climatic. Either companies and governments (who spent millions) were saved by last-minute preparations, or maybe it wasn’t a big deal. But here we are, nearly 10 years later. Oh yeah, you can’t forget September in 2001. A huge life and world-changing event. (Where are those fancy new towers??) This decade has been historic in a lot of senses. The Y2K business, the 9/11 tragedy, Shock & Awe, Hurricanes, Tsunamis, the first black US President… You know that song from 1989 by Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start The Fire”?? That song was about 4 minutes long and covered events from almost 90 years of history. Someone could easily write a new version that just covers the first 10 years of the 21st Century and have each event be entirely familiar! Continue reading “Halloween, Thanksgiving and… ALREADY???”