Phobias

Maryann gave away tickets to the Hi-4H Haunted House this week. Listeners had to guess the #1 Phobia. (Winners also guessed # 10 & #5)
Just in case you want the to know the complete list, here it is:

TOP TEN REAL PHOBIAS

10. Dentist

9. Dogs

8. Flying

7. Thunder and lightning

6. The dark

5. Heights

4. Other people, or social phobia

3. Spaces. In other words, any place we fear of escape might be difficult: elevators, sporting events, bridges, etc.

2. Spiders

1. Snakes

EASY WAYS TO RID YOUR HOME OF ODORS

Winter’s just around the corner. While closed windows and doors are a no-brainer when it comes to keeping in the heat, they can also trap unpleasant household smells. So, here’s a quick lesson in odor removal (MSN):

 • Let’s start with a little instant dry cleaning for old clothes: Put a small amount of vodka in a spray bottle and lightly mist the garment. The alcohol kills bacteria without leaving a scent. Costumers use this trick to get the smell of mothballs, sweat, and mildew out of the vintage clothing in their wardrobes. 

 • Whenever you eat an orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit, run the peels through the garbage disposal. You’ll take care of sink stink without the risk harmful fumes.

 • Odor buster #3: Vanilla extract. If you wipe your freezer with a cloth dampened with vanilla, you’ll get rid of all the smells that linger on ice. To disinfect the freezer, use a solution of white vinegar and water. It gets the icebox clean without leaving a “chemical” smell.

 • To deodorize food storage containers, soak plastic ones in warm water and baking soda. For glass jars and dishes, use a mixture of one teaspoon powdered mustard to one quart of warm water. 

 • You can get rid of the musty odor in your basement by using an onion. Just slice it in half, put it on a plate and leave it overnight. The next morning there might be a slight onion smell, but that soon goes away – and takes the musty basement smell with it.

(From Justin) : I would love to hear about your “Easy Odor Removal” method. Comment on this blog and you might hear your method on the air. Just register as a user of this website, it’s free!

WOMAN ACTS LIKE DOG TO SCARE OFF BURGLAR

Police are investigating after an Athens, Georgia, woman scared off a would-be burglar by using her animal-like talents. Saturday night the woman got on the floor and began scratching at the door and acting like a large dog when a suspicious man tried turning the woman’s door knob. The police report did not say what specific dog-like behavior, such as barking, the woman mimicked. The woman said the man quickly ran from the porch. Police searched the neighborhood for him, but were unsuccessful.

(From Justin) : Ever improvised to stay safe? Register to become a user of this website and comment on this story (Registration is free).

COP PULLS GUN ON HAUNTED HOUSE CHARACTER

It’s Wacky, but true! I’m sure this would never happen at the Hi-4H Haunted House. A haunted house in Essex, Maryland, is named “The House of Screams,” but it was the character of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre killer who ended up frightened when authorities say an off-duty Baltimore police officer pulled his gun and pointed it at the actor during a skit. Sgt. Eric Michael Janik was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. The man playing “Leatherface” said the sergeant held his screaming daughter close to scary characters and that when it came time to give chase he went after the adults because the girl was crying. A police report says Sgt. Morrison approached “Leatherface” guy and pointed a black handgun at his chest.

WEIRD HALLOWEEN HANDOUTS

In a survey of parents, here are the weirdest Halloween handouts:

Animal Food — Doggie bones and cat treats?

Random Foodstuff — Besides apples, kids received canned vegetables, potatoes, bulbs of garlic and frozen dinners.

Toiletries — Dentists commonly give out toothbrushes, but other personal hygiene frequent finds included sample-sized soaps, shampoo, conditioner and even band-aids.

Odds ‘n Ends — Free trial software CDs, golf balls, batteries, and packs of pushpins, bobby pins, staples and paper clips.

Out of Season Candy — Halloween candy is supposed to be gross — fake ear wax, boogers, scabs, and even gooey eyeballs are all fair game. But what’s really gross is the obviously leftover candy from a way-past holiday, like old chocolate Easter eggs and Christmas candy canes.

Marketing Material — Cards and coupons for everything from babysitting and bowling to roof repair and real estate have been discovered among the sweeter scores.

(From Justin) : What’s the weirdest thing your child ever brought home from a night of trick-or-treating?

KIDS ON LOVE

» “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toe nails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” Rebecca- age 8

» “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4

» “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” Karl – age 5

» “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” Chrissy – age 6

» “Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4

» “Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” Danny – age 7

» “Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” Noelle – age 7

» “Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine-age 5

» “Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” Chris – age 7

» “Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4

» “I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” Lauren – age 4

» “You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8

(From Justin) : Share what your children are saying about love. Register as a user (It’s Free) , and comment on this story.

Star 92.7 Call Letters are…

So, Our first non-scientific poll is over. I appreciate the votes. It always amazes me how many people refer to Star 92.7 as KVML. Star 92.7 is KZSQ not KVML. KVML is our sister station on the AM dial at 1450. Although 70 of you actually got it right, there was 7 who said KVML.

Another fascinating thing about listeners to the station, or so called listeners, is that they like to call us 92Q. Now we have not gone by that moniker since 1999! 10 years ago! I’m beginning to wonder if we should switch back to that name. What do you think? Should we become 92Q again? Is it easier? Random thoughts, I know, I work in radio and there’s just not a lot of seriousness going on in our silly lives. I really do hope you are enjoying the new website and hope you become a registered user of the site (It’s Free) and comment on stories and give your input.

Have a great week, talk to you soon.

Justin Flores