Some states are trying to pass a bill that would allow parents to access their kid’s text messages without a court order. Others states have already passed similar bills which require cell phone companies to allow parents access.
Slacker can’t believe how hard it is to get this information. He says when you get the bill you know what numbers your kid is texting, but if this happens and you are on a family plan, what if you also get what your spouse is texting. Should parents do this or just parent better. He thinks if a teen has a problem with this they should pay their own cell phone. Steve thinks parents should be allowed to see what their kids say. He is glad he doesn’t have kids for this reason.
Personally if I had kids I should have to see what they say without a court order. They are my kids and if they are a minor, I think it would be my business. I don’t think it matters if I am paying or not always. If they are a minor I should still be able to see it. With that said I most likely wouldn’t request this information unless something happened and I may need to get involved. I would hopefully trust my kid to make good decisions, and that I taught them well. Yet the information should be accessible to parents if they wanted it without a court order. I can understand what Slacker said about then having access to your spouse’s text, and I wouldn’t want to read them. Hopefully you can put in the plan who the minors are, or just request one of the numbers text.
Do you think parents should be allowed to look at their kid’s text messages?
Slacker and Steve are talking about things they have never done before that people do all the time. There has been a lot in the news about Sasha Baron Cohen and Slacker realized he has never seen one of his movies. Steve said he has never been a best man in a wedding.
Slacker has never seen one of his movies because he thinks the guy is stupid. Steve said he thought Borat was funny. Steve doesn’t really like weddings that much, he has been asked to be the best man but he has gotten out of it. He doesn’t want to have all the responsibility, he just wants to go. Slacker says he is going to get married again so Steve can be his best man. Slacker also has never had Rocky Mountain oysters even though he knows what it is. Both of them have never been on the light rail.
There are a couple of things I have thought of that I have never done before. I am of drinking age and I have pretty much had every type of alcohol but I have never had any kind of whiskey. Also for being a Colorado native I have never been to anything at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Lastly I have never driven a stick shift for longer than 30 seconds because I kill it trying to get to second gear.
Slacker has never seen a Sasha Baron Cohen movie. Is there something that everyone has done that you haven’t?
On Friday, Elaina joined us live on the air to discuss her problem. Elaina is getting married and was in town this past weekend for her bachelorette party. Since she is going to be a married woman, she had decided to give herself one last really great fling because that's what a bachelorette weekend is for. Right? On Friday, she also mentioned she had kept it a secret for a while from her friends, but since telling them, they have decided it was not a good idea. So, did she still go through with it?
…She did! Lodo was amazing! She had the best time and got exactly what she needed. She met a guy on Friday night that was so out of this world she just had to have him. He was a great dancer, so funny and very interesting. They not only went out Friday night, but Saturday night as well and they stayed up til like 5am talking! She has zero guilt, but there is one problem… Now that she’s home, he hasn’t stopped texting and calling. She even told him she was going to be getting married, but that’s not stopping him. Slacker says she blew it when she took it out of that realm of scratching an itch, but to Elaina that was all a part of the experience. Either way, it happened and now she needs to know how to get rid of this guy? Do you have any advice for her?
A woman in Salt Lake City was cooking beef stew and forgot to turn the stove off before leaving. When she came back there was smoke everywhere and she thought the house was on fire. Luckily it wasn’t on fire but the house smelled horrible for days and they couldn’t get rid of the smell. They had to move out and everything has to be thrown away and gutted.
Steve says forget cooking it just go get the premade stuff and heat it up. Slacker says he has to buy new silverware because someone gets a spoon in the garbage disposal and then it destroys the spoon and gets thrown around the room and breaks something.
I have heard other people’s kitchen disasters and I think that turned me into an overcautious person. I am always making sure that I turned the oven or the stove off. If I cooked something in the morning and I checked that everything is off, if I leave later in the day I still check before I leave to make sure everything is off even though I know I already checked. My worst kitchen story though is when I was little I put my hand on the stove burner. I have no idea why I did it but I burned my hand pretty bad. I have witnessed a few accidents but hopefully I will never have one.
Do you have a horrible kitchen mistake or known of one that happened?
Do you have a weird game you like to play with your friends?
Slug Bug is a game everyone knows about… But do you know Slug Mullet? Slacker and Steve play that game with each other which is if you see someone with a mullet, you slug the other person.
Also, Slacker and Steve have a friend that does a game called comb over with her friends. They look for guys that shave their head like Slacker and drape their hair over his head, and take a picture to make him look like he has the worst comb over ever.
For our Producer Dave, he knows the game where if you run a yellow light, you hit your visor, but he plays a different game with his brother called Road Kill. If they see road kill, they hit the top of their car and scream carcass.
It’s funny because I never thought I really had a game I liked to play with my friends like this, but we do joke around and people watch all the time. I used to do the game where if you run a yellow light, you hit your visor, but not anymore…
We found the list! A list of the biggest mistakes anyone can make during an interview! The most common ones are, answering your cell or a text, appearing disinterested, dressing inappropriately, appearing arrogant, talking negatively about current or previous employers, and chewing gum! However, the most common are nothing like the most unusual, like wearing a Boy Scout uniform and not telling them why, or bringing a “how to interview book” to an interview, or taking your shoes off during an interview, and asking for a sip of the interviewer’s coffee!
So, we wanted to know… What is the most idiotic thing you’ve done in an interview?
Our producer Dave experienced an idiotic interview. He went in for an interview on the 23rd floor of a PR firm and when he sat down, he was facing the windows and the interviewers were facing the wall. Well, outside the window you could see all this construction that was going on and while the interviewer was asking him a question, some sort of malfunction happened and a crane was falling. He could focus on anything other than the crane and walked out of that interview knowing he wouldn’t be getting a job there.
I’ve only had two, sort of interviews in my life and I’ve really made a drastic mistake except for stumbling over a few words or going… Oh, that’s a good question and then I sit there and think for five minutes with no answer. I think I need to work on my interview skills…
Yi Slacker & Steve,
This feels a little weird to tell the world, but here it goes. I’m 27 and I’ve been dating a guy for a while now. I think it's time we had relations…but I'm a virgin. I’ve never really been in a relationship before so I have no idea what I’m doing :( I feel like I need to tell him but I don’t know what his will reaction be and I’m a little worried he’ll think I’m a freak. Am I even obligated to tell him? Are virgins a turn-on or a turn-off for men? Please help.
While Steve was reading this email, he got to the part about being obligated and Slacker shouted, “Yes!” When you’re 27, 18, even 14 years old, it’s practically assumed you’ve had relations, so Slacker personally thinks she has to tell him and if she doesn’t, he will probably freak out more after. However, he also thought, how can you be 27, have your v-card and your going to blow it on some guy you are just dating? Why would you spoil this? In high school it’s like this stupid comic book everyone is handing around but at 27 it’s like a one of a kind comic. In the end, Slacker would not want to date a virgin. He doesn’t want the pressure; he doesn’t want to train anybody… Steve asked him a question though… If this did happen and he was going to go through with it, would he be kind and gentle or would he be himself? Slacker said he would want to make sure he had some kind of confetti canon so in a sense she wouldn’t think it was bad…
I don’t necessarily think Marissa is obligated to tell him, but I do think Marissa would feel a lot better if she did. That way everything is out in the open and well, if he doesn’t like it than he’s not the one and you deserve someone better that is willing to respect that. It’s a part of who you are and what made you who you are today, so I think you should be proud of it and not be afraid to share it.
What do you think? What advice do you have for Marissa?
Slacker and Steve became totally grossed out by something they discovered today and it has to do with your armpits! In a new poll, women were asked how often they shaved their armpits and most said they shaved once a week! Other ladies shave every other day. Slacker doesn’t get this because if you were someone that never wanted hair there and wanted the stubble to be gone, why would you not want to shave there? Slacker also wants to know, when do you shave then if you only shave once a week? On a Friday?
I shave my armpits maybe once or twice a week. In the winter, I might go a week or even more depending on what I’m wearing. With my hair, it’s not really noticeable all the time, so until I can notice the stubble, I don’t think others will notice the stubble.
An 18-year-old girl in California has admitted to becoming addicted to eating plastic! She has eaten over 60,000 plastic goods in the past 11 years and will even choose eating the plastic over real food! She’s eaten 12 remotes, 5,000 beads, 1,000 cocktail swords, 100 forks, ten water bottles, two pacifiers, 50 hangers, three cd cases, 25 plastic lids on to-go cups, and that’s only the beginning. If you want to know more about her addiction, she is going to be on the TLC show, “My Strange Addiction.”
In a new study, scientists found that feeding your kids ice cream is just as addicting as narcotics. They say it’s all about the dopamine in your brain so if you eat ice cream three times a week; it will make you want to eat it everyday. Is your child addicted to ice cream? …Women use ice cream as a comfort food… Are you addicted to ice cream? What about the shamrock shakes from McDonalds that only comes around once a year?
I have an addiction to breadsticks, but specifically the garlic butter sauce that comes with the breadsticks or that is laid on top. It’s so delicious! I also have the usual addictions, like TV shows from Psych to One Tree Hill and Sons of Anarchy. You don’t want me to even get started about my addiction to music!
Steve’s sister died almost a year ago and he just deleted her number from is phone. His nephew, his sister’s son, got really upset at him for doing this and now he doesn’t know if he did the right thing.
Steve doesn’t want to upset his nephew but there are other ways he can remember his sister them having her name in his phone. He is not trying to delete her from his life just was getting rid of the name in the phone. He doesn’t know what he should say to his nephew to make things better and to help him understand he is not doing it to erase his sister.
Slacker doesn’t think he is wrong for deleting it. He says that Steve is just deleting his sister from his phone, and probably has other things that are more meaningful to remember his sister. Slacker also says that Steve’s nephew sees her name in the phone as his mom’s identity.
I don’t think he was wrong for deleting the number because sooner or later someone else will have that number. I didn’t delete my grandpa’s number after he died for a while just because I didn’t ever use it, and forgot it was in there. I think there are other ways that he can remember his sister that are more meaningful like Slacker said. Steve should talk to his nephew and discuss how they will grieve in different ways and that he is not trying to forget about his sister. Maybe they could do something together to help them remember his sister.
Do you think Steve did the right thing or is he grieving in a different way than his nephew?
The next theme for the suite life is Cinco De Marcho. Where it’s a big party, watch the game and dress up in sombreros.
Slacker and Steve don’t know if their theme is offensive. They don’t want to be offensive to the Hispanic community they just want to have a good time, and thought it was a creative them since it was the 5 of March.
I think Cinco De Marcho is an appropriate theme. It is fun and something different. They guys are not doing it to hurt anyone or put any culture down. I can understand that people don’t like it but we can’t always be oversensitive. Sooner or later we won’t get to celebrate certain holidays because we don’t want to offend anyone. I am dating someone that is Hispanic and I have a lot of respect for his family and their culture. I don’t feel like they would be offended by this.
Do you think the Cinco De Marcho theme for Suite Life is offensive?
Snuck In by Slacker And Steve,posted Feb 27 2012 7:19PM
Sshhh! Don’t tell anyone, but did you know Hollywood hotels are using secret, underground tunnels to bring in celebs for their Oscar stay? The Academy Awards even hired extra security for the weekend to ward off gatecrashers. Apparently a lot of movie buffs were trying to enter the awards dressed as a chef.
Slacker and Steve had a friend that tried to break into the Oscars last night, but they were not successful.
Steve and his buddies snuck into Disney World. One buddy had a ticket, so he went in, got the stamp and then left, and met them all at a McDonalds across the street. They all licked each others hands and got just enough of the stamp on each persons hand so when they went through the black light system they could just go right in. Genius!
When Slacker was a kid, he would sneak into the theatres and watch multiple movies.
What crazy places have you snuck into?
Our intern, Sarah, has snuck into a cemetery and even snuck back onto rides in Disney World! Sneaky!
Yi! I divorced my ex back in November and have started dating again. If a man asks me out, is it wrong if I ask him for babysitting money? It's costing me an arm and a leg to date because my babysitter charges $15 an hour. Should I ask or not?
Steve says he offers if he knows the situation. He knows it’s a pain so he just offers to pay for the babysitter. He has never had someone ask to pay for the sitter, and admits it would be a little rude if he was. He wants to cover all the costs for the date.
Slacker says you already know you are paying for dinner and investing into the date, she should pay for a sitter for her own children. Slacker thinks it is just the beginning of things she will ask for you to pay for. He also thinks that it would be rude to the woman if the guy hands her money for the sitter.
Personally I don’t think she should ask her date to pay for a babysitter. Hopefully he is already paying for dinner or the date. Even if he is not, you are agreeing to go on the date with him and he shouldn’t be responsible for paying your child’s babysitter. I can understand if things get serious but when it is just starting out no. To avoid paying so much for a sitter maybe do short dates like just meet for appetizers or something not as long. That way if the date goes bad you have an out and you don’t feel like you wasted a bunch of money. Plus there are other babysitters that don’t charge that much, or go on dates when your child is with the other parent.
Do You think she should ask her date to pay for the babysitter?
On Tuesday we talked to Shelly about the engagement chicken. She has been dating an amazing guy named Andrew for 3 years now and she's ready to get married. She thought he would propose on Christmas, but nothing. New Years, nothing… Valentine's Day, nothing… And since her friend brought up the recipe, she wanted to know if she should give it a try. On Friday, she called us up to tell us she was going to be making the chicken this weekend!!
So, how did it go?
Well, to start of, she said it was great chicken! She enjoyed it very much and he was elated. He didn’t ask her to marry him, but she did feel a change. Slacker feels like this is a great start, though! We are going to call her again next Monday! Will she be engaged?
In a new survey, one hundred respondents admitted to stealing pens from their co-workers. 78% admitted to stealing the pens on accident while 22% admitted they took the pens on purpose.
Believe it or not, Slacker has stolen from our station before. Everyday we always print out massive amounts of prep, so he steals the packages of paper.
I always wonder where pens go around our office building. One of our co-workers here, Matt, used to have a ton of pens and over a few days they all managed to disappear, even after putting his name on a few. In the Alice studio, there used to be a mug full of pens and the next day it was down to maybe 2 or 3. Now I know to carry a pen with me in my purse and to never lend one out… Because it’s not coming back…
During the show Steve goes on his usual smoke breaks and he only has a certain amount of time… Well, were at the top floor so on the way down he stopped and the 9th, then another floor, and then they made a stop at the 2nd floor! He was so irritated he yelled just as the door was about to open, “Oh come on you’re really that lazy where you can’t walk down one floor of stairs…” and on the other side of the doors was a woman in a wheel chair! He felt so bad!
Our Producer Dave’s brother works at a sub shop and they always try to sell their products in the bigger size. This one guy’s suggestive sell when someone ordered a small was, “You look hungrier than that,” and well, one day he was looking down and the person ordered a small so he said it, and as he brought his eyes up, he saw this 300 pound woman! Talk about a foot in mouth moment!
Today, Elaina joined us live on the air to discuss her problem. Elaina is going to get married and is in town for her bachelorette party. Since she is going to be a married woman, she has decided to give herself one last really great fling because that’s what a bachelorette weekend is for. She kept it a secret for a while, but since telling her friends, they have decided it is not a good idea. She thinks she is going to be resentful of him if she doesn’t do this, so she is hoping we can give her some reassurance and help her find a way to tell her friends its okay. Do you think this is a good idea?
Steve thinks Elaina is thinking clearly and doing this correctly. She is thinking of her future and saving her marriage. Steve wants women to be honest and he thinks unlike Alaina, no one will admit that they felt this way or do.
Slacker wanted to ask all women that have had an affair, that if they had one last fling, would they still be thinking about cheating now?
To me, this is not a good idea… In the end, if she does this, she is cheating on her man. I am one person in this world where cheating is never okay. It’s not real love if that is the situation. If she needs to feel loved and attractive again, then what are you doing with the man you are with now? It doesn’t make any sense… She’s not ready to get married…
On Tuesday we talked to Shelly about the engagement chicken. She has been dating an amazing guy named Andrew for 3 years now and she's ready to get married. She thought he would propose on Christmas, but nothing. New Years, nothing… Valentine's Day, nothing… And since her friend brought up the recipe, she wanted to know if she should give it a try. Today, she called us to tell us she is going to be making the chicken this weekend!! We will call her Monday and see if we can get another update.
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see what happens!
Slacker has a friend that travels so much and this past Tuesday just so happened to be his son’s 4th birthday. Since he’s been so busy, he didn’t have time to get him any gifts, so when his son woke up Tuesday and said it was his birthday, he said, “No son, your birthday is actually tomorrow.” His wife was not happy about this, but they went out, bought gifts and the next day was the best birthday he ever had! Was it wrong of his friend to lie? Is it possible that it will harm the kid in the future?
Slacker’s lied to his son, Noah…See, Noah is in love with Star Wars so every time they go to the store, he wants a new toy. Half the ones he picks out usually say 7 or older so Slacker will point at the box. Noah will tell him he can buy it then, but Slacker just lies and tells Noah they will actually card him to make sure he’s 7 years old. Noah also loves the restaurant Chili’s, so if Slacker doesn’t want to go there, he will tell Noah the restaurant is closed. Slacker hasn’t lied to his son about where babies come from… yet… But he will.
Steve thinks parents lie out of pure laziness and convenience.
Today, Tim and Vicki joined us on the air for another Great Mate Debate.
Tim’s 6-year-old niece seems to be developing some bad habits and Vicki would like to speak to his sister about her parenting, but Tim doesn’t think that’s a good idea. Vicki thinks her niece looks dirty! Her hair looks like dreadlocks it’s so dirty and her clothes are disgusting. She wishes her sister-in-law would just bathe her child, so she would like to sit down with her and discuss this. Vicki says children should have clean clothes and clean hair because they don’t know how to do those things themselves.
Both Slacker and Steve remember those stinky kids in clothes, both male and female and it’s defiantly not someone you would like to be. However, Slacker has seen families crumble when someone sticks their nose into something that’s not their business, especially when it comes to parenting. He thinks it could get really ugly.
Heroes by Slacker And Steve,posted Feb 23 2012 12:19AM
In Michigan, a teenager lifted a 2,000 pound car off of his grandfather to save his life! The two of them were working on a car that was propped up on cinder blocks. The 15 year old teenager was side pumping the brakes when he felt it rock a little, so he got out of the car and seconds later it collapsed. That’s when he saw his grandfather caught underneath and with credit to adrenaline; the teenager lifted the car so his grandfather could slide out. Other than the grandfather suffering a cut to the face, fractured ribs and a fractured eye socket, the teenager is a hero!
Do you have a story about a hero?
The song below may be a different kind of hero, but I figured there are all kinds of heroes in this world, right?
Yi guys…here is my OPP: I have a nice, educated, sweet loving guy. He loves and respects me. He also sees me as future wife material and has mentioned his dreams of the future and they always have me tagged in them. I love him and enjoy our time together now, but I don't see him husband material. I'm 25, he is 31. I'm not looking to get married for at least 4 more years, and having him in my life right now is amazing. I'm having a moral dilemma. Obviously, if I told him how I feel about him, then it would crush him and he'd break things off. I've been tempted to do so, but at the same time I have another side saying..."well, maybe you'll change your mind down the road....just maybe you will marry him." What would you do?
It’s so easy to stay in a relationship where you know someone will care for you and love you for all your life, whether you truly love them or not. But… In the end, that’s not fair to him or to you. I think it’s time Courtney lets this man off his leash. This is just another case of settling, which is what Steve mentions a lot of the time and it’s true… Kind of like what I said above, I can see why people do. It’s really hard to let go of that, but why would you want to be in a relationship where you know you will never love that person, at least in that way, where you probably will resent them one day… You will feel stuck… Although he would never know you don’t love him this way, why would you ever want to live with that over your head when you know he could have all he ever wanted and you could, as well? It’s time to let go. It’s hard, but it’s the right and the best thing to do…
A survey found that 54% of parents regret their child’s name. It also said that around 49% said the name they originally picked for them as a baby did not reflect the kid’s personality later in life. 1 in 25 admitted that they wish they’d gone with a different name from the start. Lastly 26% said they grew to dislike the name because it became too popular.
Steve says he regrets what his parents named him. He was named after a coach from the college team his dad liked.
Slacker and Steve asked how you know if your kids don’t grow up to fit their name. People come up with crazy names and spelling, like how there is a bunch of ways to spell Megan. Slacker hates that his parents still call him by his real name.
When naming your child think about that this is who they are going to be for the rest of their lives. When they first meet someone the first thing they will tell them is their name. I think a lot of thought should go into picking your child’s name. Think about will they be made fun of at school. Or if you are going for a crazy spelling, is it pronounceable. My cousin really thought about what she would name her kids. She tried not to pick something too popular but a name her kids could be proud to say when they grow up. She even thought about the initials her kids should have. Her last name ends in a “D” so a lot of the initial combinations sounded like diseases. I think you should really think about the names and know this is who your child is going to be.
Do you hate your name, or do you regret what you named your children?
In a survey it said 80% of married people spend without telling their spouse. It also said that 73% of couples think that making a purchase of $100 is unacceptable. Yet 80% said they spend money their spouse didn’t know about.
Slacker and Steve say if your spending money and you’re on a budget with your spouse it can cause problems. Slacker likes these shoes that are $100 but if he tells his wife he wants them she will think he is crazy and ask him if he is a guy. She doesn’t think he needs to spend that much on shoes, but then she can buy a coat rack.
Of course you are not going to tell your spouse everything. When it comes to money though, I think you need to be up front and honest. You both should be aware of how much the bills are, how much you are saving and how much each has left to spend. Money can be a big issue and if you work together about it, it will avoid many problems. I am not saying you have to tell about every little purchase, but being aware and open seems like the best to me. I am not married but I do have a boyfriend. We both are trying to watch how much we spend, and we do talk about money and what needs to be paid. As for keeping things from him I think we are pretty open. I don't tell him every little detail but I do tell him a lot. I don't like keeping things from him becuase I would feel guilty.
Are you hiding anything from your spouse, like money?
My girlfriend and I recently broke up after dating for five years. She took our dog Meatloaf. She never liked the dog. The only reason she took him is to 'sock it to me.' I really became attached to Meatloaf and want him back. I've tried to talk to her about it, but she said if I want him it's going to cost me $500. How should I handle this? Should I give her 500 bucks or should I stick it to her and get a new puppy?
Steve says he probably paid for the dog in the first place so he would have to pay for something he already paid for. Slacker and Steve said if he gets a new puppy he will never love the puppy as much as Meatloaf, and the new puppy becomes the pone.
If he really wants the dog he should get it back but I don’t think he should give her money for it. I think she is keeping it more because she is not ready to let him go. I like what one listener said that if the dog is under his name he can report it stolen. I am super close to my dog so I can understand that he would want it back, especially when she doesn’t even really like it. I think she just needs to grow up and give the dog back. What do you think he should do?
A pregnant woman in London has a bizarre craving of eating the newspaper. She will eat at bingo and even while she is shopping. She says people will look at her like she is crazy. Her friends will keep a few papers for her so she can get through the weekend but she even buys more to feed her bizarre craving.
Slacker and Steve say when your body is craving something it wants the nutrients that are missing. So how would your body know to crave newspaper? If Slacker’s wife wanted something he wouldn’t just go out and get it for her but also something for him too, like Dairy Queen. His wife wanted Gardettos with deli mustard that you could only find in one place. Slacker has heard of people craving laundry detergent, which can’t be good for pregnant women. If your wife is pregnant and is craving something you don’t want to come home without it.
Do you have any crazy cravings?
Paper isn’t the worse craving I have heard of for a craving but overall I don’t think it is good for your body and your baby. I have never been pregnant but I know that’s its important you get all the important nutrients for your baby. If I were her I would try to eat something with nutrients anytime I got a paper craving. Hopefully it would stop or maybe just cancel the morning paper.
Steve has been called ace or slick before, but when he went to a store recently, someone referred to him as “big guy.” The guy doesn’t even know him! Slacker says he shouldn’t be offended because people always throw out things like that and they aren’t trying to be mean. He wonders though… Do women get called anything? Like when they go to a shoe store, do they get called honey or sweetie?
What have you been called by someone? Did you hate being called that?
Ugh, I hate it when a guy at a restaurant refers to me as a “ma'am.” Thank you ma'am, yes ma'am, what would you like ma'am? Do I look like I’m 40 years old? I’m a little offended by it… Slacker says that it is polite, but he may just want to re-think that. Just sayin’…
In a new survey done by a “Bicycling” magazine, showed that two-thirds of women have no problem with a man shaving his legs. It doesn’t even matter if he’s doing it because he likes or if it’s for performance. In another study, one in four men likes to travel with their teddy bear!
Steve remembers when Slacker and his wife were out house shopping and in the house they are in today, Slacker has a much bigger walk in closet than his wife!! Of course, he blames it on the fact that she’s a stay at home mom and doesn’t need as much clothes, but Steve isn’t falling for it.
Slacker remembers in Vegas when they were going to go to Ghost Bar and Steve wanted to stay in his room to watch ‘Flip This House.’ What a girly man!
Hmm. What makes my man a girly man? Well, he likes to take bubble baths! It’s weird! It just reminds me of the episodes of ‘Friends’ where Chandler started to steal Monica’s bubble bath’s because he found them so relaxing… To me, either way the boat in the tub doesn’t help… It’s just plain girly.
Shelly has been dating an amazing guy named Andrew for 3 years now and she’s ready to get married. She thought he would propose on Christmas, but nothing. New Years, nothing… Valentine’s Day, nothing… So her friends have mentioned to her a recipe otherwise known as the engagement chicken. Since she’s not entirely sure what to do, she is thinking of trying it out… Do you think she should? Could this recipe work? Have you tried this chicken recipe? Are there any other old wise tales that could help push him in the engagement direction?
Slacker wonders if she at the point where she needs to force the situation? He asked her if she had a deadline and she said if she wasn’t engaged by the end of the year, she would leave him, but should she ask him sooner if it’s not happening? Does she need to give him the ultimatum?
I say you might as well go for it and try the chicken recipe. Maybe it will show him you can cook something special, like a wife would for her husband. Maybe he needs to see she is not just a girlfriend, but someone that can also be a motherly figure. If he see’s all these things then he might see you are ready to handle the idea of a family. I’m not remotely ready for marriage, but I kind of want to try this recipe out myself…
In case you want to try it out, here’s the recipe:
- 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 pounds)
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 3 whole lemons—including 1 sliced for garnish
- 1 tablespoon kosher or coarse sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Fresh herbs for garnish (4 rosemary sprigs, 4 sage sprigs, 8 thyme sprigs, and 1 bunch fl at-leaf parsley)
In a recent interview, Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that she still bathes with her 5yo and 7yo to help with their bedtime routine.
Steve thinks this is completely wrong; they are too old! He says at maybe 3 or possibly 4 years old, is the last age you should be able to bathe with your children. Slacker’s son is 5 years old and he still showers with Noah. He says he’s in such a rush sometimes; it’s just easier that way.
Do you think this is okay? At what age should you stop bathing with your kids?
Although I don’t think 5 years old is awful, I do think bathing with your kid at 7 years old is a bit weird. At that point, your child is definitely noticing body parts and asking questions about them. I think they should be able to bathe themselves on their own despite their bedtime routine.
We had something planned to talk about during the 6 o’clock hour, but Holly called us up with a problem she needed advice on! She’s been single for a while now, but has a friend with benefits. He’s been single for a while now too and since she knew Valentine’s Day was coming up, she started to hint at the idea of her kind of getting something more than a booty call, but he hasn’t done anything yet today. Now she doesn’t really know what to do… Does she tell him? It’s not like she wants a relationship, she just wants a little more on this special day. What should her next move be?
Today, Jenna joined us live on the air to share her problem.
Jenna has been on a few dates with this great guy and just the other night she got the chance to meet some of his friends for drinks. While there, his friends hinted to her that he isn’t always careful when it comes to relations and she should be careful. This got her thinking, so she asked him if he had an STD. He said no, but she’s still not so sure… How does she find out if he’s telling the truth?
Ooph! Well, first off, I don’t like this situation. If any guy has an STD he should always be straight up about it. I think it’s plain and simple though… If he wants you and wants relations, don’t give it up until he tells you the truth and if it needs to be a piece of paper to prove it then so be it and he needs to see a doctor. That’s what I would do, no matter how drastic it may seem. If he can’t handle doing that, then buh-bye.
Barf! by Slacker And Steve,posted Feb 14 2012 1:41PM
Today we got hold of a video that truly inspired us. Well, I wouldn’t say inspired but brought back memories. It’s barfing!! Remember those days when you were in college or you got food poisoning and you thought it would never end! For one poor groom, he was so nervous at the altar he puked everywhere in the middle of the ceremony! Check out the video below!
Slacker has a great story about the time he barfed. Back when he was in college, he was in Baker Hall and he was in a room with like four people, and wanted to show off his skill of slamming a beer. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any so he started to drink all sorts of booze and eventually he started to feel it wasn’t going to be good. He tried to find any kind of food and all he could find was his worst enemy, animal shaped white and pink frosting cookies. Sadly, later, it happened… he barfed all over the place!
Steve barfed in a church! He was kid up at the alter and he was already not feeling well, and it got so hot up there he yacked right on the tile while everyone was singing.
Do you have a story about the time you barfed?
I don’t have an awesome story when it comes to barfing, but I can say I will no longer eat pizza rolls or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ever again! The smell of peanut butter is the worst anywhere I smell it. It brings back that horrible memory of the day. Not something I would like to relive anytime soon.
According to a blogger, there’s a science as to why getting hit in the junk for men hurts! In his blog he states that although most of your organs are protected by fat or bone so they don’t get seriously hurt if in an accident, your junk just happens to be out there unprotected. If you happen to get hit there, your body will respond with a fight or flight reaction. In other words, your adrenaline along with other hormones, get rushed into your blood. When that beings to wear off, your anger will fade and you will start to feel nauseated. Then, the pain will soon travel up a nerve called the Spermatic Plexus and pass right into your stomach which will cause it to ache. Since we now know the science behind getting hit in the junk, we wanted to hear your stories about it!
Do you have a story about getting hit in the junk?
As we were getting ready to start our topic of Convince Us It’s Cool, our Producer Dave got a phone call from a woman named April and we had to discuss her problem on the air! Two years ago, April broke up with her boyfriend and it was a really nasty split to say the least. They haven’t even talked to each other since, but today, out of the blue, she got flowers from him at her work. With the flowers was a note saying, “Hope you’re having a good Valentine’s Day.” She is so confused! What does that mean? Does he want her back? Should she try calling him?
Ugh, my first thought went from cute to run as fast as you can! If it was such a horrible break up back then and he hasn’t bother to make contact with her until now on the most cliché day of the year, than I don’t think his intentions are good. I don’t think she should call him or give him a second chance, but maybe that’s just me…
What do you think? Do you have any advice for April?
Our Producer Dave is nuts! He always brings in a pack of ramen, the beef kind by the way, and starts eating it straight out of the bag like they’re potato chips! He can’t praise the snack enough on how delicious it is! Steve was amazed by this. He has never had ramen in his entire life! He says he was rich… So, Slacker and Steve tried the ramen in the package and they were convinced… It’s good, which means it’s cool!
I am a huge fan of the show ‘Psych.’ However, every time I talk about it, so one seems to believe me! They all start going “zzzzz” like it’s the most boring show on the planet earth, but I’m telling you right now it’s not. It’s absolutely hilarious and worth the watch! I promise!! So, today I’m taking the video into my own hands and convincing you that ‘Psych’ is cool!
What do you think is cool? Can you convince us why?
A school board in Virginia is considering banning cross-dressing by students. They say it is a safety concern for those students. Some male students are wearing wigs and dresses to school and they want to ban them from ding that. Do you think it is a violation of their First Amendment rights or do you think the school board is doing the right thing to protect their students?
Slacker and Steve think that if you allow cross-dressing at the school, don’t you have to allow other things like wearing a confederate flag. Or if you ban one thing don’t you have to ban it all. They say that some schools are even considering a third bathroom for cross-dressing students, which could cost more money. If it’s a girl cross-dressing she just can put pants on, cut her hair and it still be considered normal, while a guy wearing a dress and a wig would stand out more. Slacker can kind of understand both sides and doesn’t really know what to do in this situation.
Personally if it is not hurting anyone or hurting anyone else the students should be aloud how to dress how they want. They should have dress code, like girls have dress codes for certain things they wear. I can understand that the school board is trying to protect their students and create a safe learning environment but if it is really a huge problem maybe they need to consider uniforms instead. If safety is a major concern they may have a bully problem as well and need to address that issue instead of singling out certain kids for who they feel they are.
Target pulled a Valentines Day car from their shelves because women’s groups were protesting that the card made light of women being stalked. The card said “Stalker is a harsh word.. I prefer Valentine” Do you think the card is funny or do you agree that it should be pulled from the shelves?
Slacker and Steve think the card is funny as the card intended to be. They think that’s going a little too far that they would pull it off shelves. While they are not making light of women being stalked they don’t think the card is making light of the situation.
As a woman I also think that they went too far in pulling the card off the selves. It’s a humors card and if you don’t like it don’t buy it, or take it up with the people that actually made the card. While I think it is no laughing matter about women being stalked and in danger, we can’t sensor everything. Cards and people make light of situations all the time and if we pull this card we might as well pull all the others. Pick your battles, some things are just worth letting go.
Today Producer Dave had a brilliant idea! It was so great, Slacker and Steve were scared to death! What was the brilliant idea? …Ask Us Anything! Is there something you’ve always wanted to know about Slacker or Steve? Just this weekend, Slacker was at a Wal-Mart and people wouldn’t stop asking him questions about the show or his personal life… One guy wanted to know what happened to Steve’s old neighbor when he lived in an apartment! So crazy!
Here’s a few questions from today:
1. What is Steve’s real name?
Answer from Steve: It’s Murray!!
2. Is there anything you regret in the fact that you didn’t do it?
Answer from Slacker: He was offered $1 million to sell his entire song catalog but because he was an artist with principals he said no. At the time he didn’t think he could handle driving down the road and hearing someone like Ke$ha singing his song.
I’m writing you because I am so upset with my dad. About 10 years ago my mom and dad bought a burial plot next to each other. Well, 2 years ago my mom passed away. It was a really tough time for me, my sister and my dad. Now, my dad has remarried and wants to sell his plot next to mom because he says he wants to be buried with his new wife. I just don’t see how he can do that! He made a promise to her while she was alive and now he is breaking it! She was the woman that gave him both of his daughters and many happy years. How do I confront him and tell him that it’s not fair of him to sell his burial plot with my mom?
Slacker thinks it depends on how long you have been married to the first spouse and then the second spouse. If you were only married to your first spouse for a few years and they die and you get remarried and are married to them for a long time he gets how that situation maybe different. It depends on the situation but he can understand how Candice is upset because her mom and dad have been married for a long time, raised children together, and then right after her mom’s death her dad remarries and kind of forgets her mom. It’s till death do us part then all bets are off, right? Slacker really doesn’t know what he would tell Candice to do in this situation.
If I was in this situation I would confront my Dad and talk to him about how I feel. While I know this is upsetting you have to realize that he lost someone too. I would be upset too, because it would feel like someone was taking the place of my mom. If I was the dad in this situation and I spent most of my life with a person, had a family with them and the only reason we are not together is because my spouse died, I would still be buried next to them. Doesn’t mean I don’t love my new partner but there was something between me and my first spouse that can’t be broken. I love the option of maybe having them buried on either side of you so you’re not picking one over the other. Ultimately both sides have to be understanding of each other because this is a hard subject and it depends on the situation.
Road Rage by Slacker And Steve,posted Feb 13 2012 3:36PM
In Washington Sate, a trooper was called about a car crash. When he arrived, one driver said it all started with a lane change and some aggressive driving, so once both vehicles were stopped, the other driver hopped out of his vehicle and whacked the other driver with a sledge hammer. The guy that was hit was charged with negligent driving, but there’s no word on what will happen to the guy that hit him.
Ugh, lately I find myself getting angrier at people driving on the roads. Like the people that are going into the right lane but use their left blinker or the ones that go 45 merging onto a highway and then wonder why I don’t let them in… Come on now!
Alan Berger filed a lawsuit against Wicked Willy’s. Berger was 25 in 2009 when he entered a beer pong contest at the bar. He drank for 3 1/2 hours before leaving. Berger took a bus back to New Jersey and was still drunk when he tried to cross Highway 9 and got hit by a car going 50 miles an hour. He suffered numerous injuries, including a broken hip, leg and foot, tears in both his knees, and a lacerated liver. Berger sued the bar claiming they should have been monitoring the game to make sure players weren’t getting visibly drunk. Under New York state law, bars are not necessarily responsible if people injure themselves.
Steve wanted to know if a bar was responsible, how long are they responsible for monitoring him? Is it until his buzz wears off? Slacker thought that if the bar is responsible, this guy should get at least 7 figures for the injuries he sustained.
I used to bartend and I think they judge should throw this case out. Sometimes it is difficult to tell exactly how drunk someone is. Some people can have one glass of wine and not be able to drive...other people hold it better than others. He should have acted as a responsible adult and realized when he had too much to drink!
Does he have a case or should the judge throw it out?
Today, Erik and Melanie joined us on the air for another great mate debate! Melanie has been a stay at home mom and lately she has been racking up the speeding tickets. Her husband has reached his breaking point with these tickets and is tired of her wasting their money, so he thinks she needs to come up with a way to pay them herself. They are her responsibility. She says it’s their money and it shouldn’t matter whose ticket it is, it should just get paid.
In a marriage, I do believe the money should be like Melanie said, “their” money. However, getting speeding tickets is not something that should be taken lightly, especially if you are a stay at home mom taking care of the kids. That just sounds unsafe. On the other hand, she is a stay at home mom taking care of the kids and since he is the soul provider of the family, he should help pay the tickets. I’m really torn on whose side to take, so hopefully you have some advice for the two of them.
YI!!! I work at a pretty expensive restaurant and I recently discovered that one of my managers has been stealing. I think she knows that I know and because of this, has been making sure I get the best tables night after night. I love the extra cash because it has allowed me to get out of debt and start saving again. On the other hand, I feel guilty because the restaurant's owners are the nicest people in the world and I feel I should tell them what's going on. I'm torn and don't know what to do. If you were me, what would you do?
If Slacker and Steve were her and discovered a manager was stealing, they probably wouldn’t say anything, especially if it was benefiting them in some way. They think she should continue to cash in.
Man, this is a tough one for me. Knowing myself, if I discovered someone was stealing, I wouldn’t have the guts to tell the person they were stealing from just because I would be afraid of the consequences if the person stealing found out and decided to get revenge. In Candy’s case, I would be especially scared since she thinks the person knows she found out. So, I would take the extra cash and play dumb if ever asked. At least she gets some benefit out of it. Right?
What do you think? Do you have any advice for Candy?
In New Zealand one woman was getting out of her car when she got shot unexpectedly in the butt! A 25 year old man was arrested and charged with careless use of a firearm and the woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated and released. The man claims he was trying to hit a bird… That’s some pretty bad aim.
The biggest butt injury I’ve ever had is when I fell hard and fast on it while skiing. I’m pretty sure I bruised it and after that day, I never skied again. That, and my instructor called me fat, but that’s a different story for another time.
Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania has announced they will be providing a vending machine filled with “morning after” pills for female girls 17 and older for $25. The machine is only accessible to students and is located in a private room inside their healthcare center. The student must first proceed to check-in at the desk in the lobby and once their through they can access the machine. What is this saying though? Is it giving permission to girls to have unsafe relations because they have a fail safe on campus? Is it a bad idea to have it or a good idea?
In most cases, you have to approach a pharmacist and ask them for the morning after pill and show them an ID before they sell you the pill. If Slacker was a young woman thinking about being promiscuous and knows she has to walk up to a pharmacist and ask for the pill, he would be embarrassed. To know that you have to face a pharmacist and the fact that he doesn’t like to face authority, would be enough for him to say no to relations but if he has to just stick money into a vending machine, it’s not that much of a deterrent for him. Steve would just hang out by the machine and ask every girl for their name…
My friend in college needed the morning after pill quite a few times and it was always a hassle to go out to a pharmacy and it even got embarrassing for her that she always had to go back. I mean, it’s not something you really want to do have to go do… I say the vending machine is a pretty good idea, especially since it’s in their healthcare center.
Have you seen your parents naked? Has Grandpa been a little too honest about Grandma? Whatever the case is, we want to know… What scarred you for life?
As we learned in the 4 o’clock hour, Slacker is scarred for life when it comes to his mom because she has stretch marks and she used to sun bathe around the house. She also ruined anything white and creamy for him. Also, Slacker and his wife, Glau are scarred for life thanks to an invitation they just received from an old neighbor. The invitation is to attend an adult passion party to buy “tools” for relations.
After hearing people’s stories today about what they found in a hotel, Steve is completely scarred for life. He will never be able to stay at one again!
I will never be able to look at a snake or an alligator the same ever again! Ever since I saw the YouTube video of the snake eating the alligator and expanding… Oh my gosh, I don’t even want to think about it. You should go check it out! It’s just like what Phoebe said in Friends when she found out about Chandler and Monica. “My eyes, my eyes!”
Today, Susie joined us live on the air to share with us her problem. She has been seeing this guy Brian for a few months now and things have been going great. They haven’t had relations yet, but she feels as if it’s come to that point and she’s ready, but she’s a little insecure about something. She has stretch marks… She had a child when she was 15 years old and gave the child up for adoption, but she doesn’t want to scare him, so she wants to know what she should tell him before they have relations or if she should even say anything at all?
Slacker dated someone with pretty major scarring from an accident, someone with stretch marks even on her legs and although he’s not saying any of that is wrong, it can be overwhelming, so a little disclaimer would be nice. In Susie’s case, he feels weird that she isn’t really addressing the child with the stretch marks. If she says she is nervous about taking her clothes off, he’ll probably understand all that, but she has something on her body that has a back story that might also concern him. Not only does she have to brace him for what he’s going to see, but it’s like p.s. I have a baby and they may show up on my doorstep years from now.
I have a scar on my hip from a mole that I had removed and to be honest, if someone asks I show that thing off like nothing else! I don’t feel insecure about it because the mole could have been cancerous, so having it removed eliminated that and it will always be a reminder to live life to the fullest. If a guy is grossed out about it, then he’s not worth the time. I do think Susie should tell him about the stretch marks and about the child. It’s the only way to have a honest, trusting relationship. If he gets scared and runs, at least you knew beforehand.
What do you think? What should Susie tell him beforehand?
When you go on vacation, you expect to have a nice clean hotel room to relax in… Well, for one family that wasn’t the case. In Virginia Beach, a family was in their room when the baby found a spoon under the bed and put it in his mouth. The grandmother noticed that the spoon was burnt and had cocaine residue on one side, so they rushed the baby to the hospital. The baby is said to be okay!
Slacker has found used rain coats in night stands next to the bible in some of the hotels he’s been too... Our Producer Dave went to Las Vegas once and he stayed off the strip only to discover there was a dead body in a room over… My friend Red went to Tennessee and found a bong in his hotel room. Sketchy!
A friend was watching my kids over the weekend and when I went to pick them up, she said they had not listened and didn’t behave. When we got home, I gave them a spanking for misbehaving. My husband doesn’t agree with spanking so he got all upset and said that hitting the kids doesn’t teach them anything. First, it’s not like I was HITTING them! It’s was a spanking. Second, I completely disagree with him. When I did something wrong, I got a smack or the belt and I learned the difference between right and wrong real quick. If you ask me, that’s the problem with the world today. We let kids get away with everything and they never learn a real lesson. Please help me tell my husband that time-outs don’t work all the time and sometimes kids need to know who is in charge.
Slacker and Steve grew up similarly. They were alter boys, went to church, had the same conservative parents, but Slacker respected authority and Steve was a spray painting juvenile.
Slacker remembers a new study that came out just recently that said spanking is not a good thing, but it’s like telling someone red wine is bad for them because it causes cancer, but wait, it helps with this and so on. It’s just a tough debate to have because it could work for one person, but not the other. He’s not morally opposed to it and has spanked his son before… Time-outs weren’t cutting it for Noah so Glau and Slacker agreed it was the right thing to do. He even remembers a time he went out to a friend’s and this guy’s kid went up to another kid and hit him. The dad grabbed the kid by the arm in front of everybody, smacked him and said, “How many times have I told you, we don’t hit?” That is such a mixed message… So what is the way to do things? Spanking or no spanking?
Can Tina get her husband to agree with her?
I don’t think I will ever spank my children. I was never spanked as a child, I was never grounded as a child and I am probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I am not a bad kid, a rebel, nor anything like that. There’s nothing on my personal record, I go to church and all that normal stuff. I’m with Tina’s husband on this one… Sorry.
Slacker is one hot mess today! He probably should have just stayed in bed, but you’re probably wondering why, right? Where do I start…? Have you ever had something that happens that shouldn’t be a big deal, but it happens and you’re just like ugh, that’s just great…? Well, this morning Slacker woke up, took a shower and when he finished he started walking around dripping wet. See, he doesn’t like to use a towel and rather air dry, so it’s kind of his fault, but as he finished putting on a pair of socks he started to walk out of the room and bam, he stepped right into a heel print of water! He would have rather gotten his whole leg soaked than step into the tiniest amount of water. He could feel the dryness everywhere on his foot except for that one spot… The sock was ruined! He had to get another pair. It’s just one of life’s little annoyances for him.
Even just the other day, he went to Costco with his wife and got a ham. It was a huge ham, so he’s had to make sandwiches to get rid of it all. Well, today he went to make himself a sandwich for lunch… Grabbed some grab, grabbed the ham and grabbed some spicy mustard. When he went to put the spicy mustard on the sandwich he got the water dripping out rather than the mustard itself. It was so annoying he didn’t even want to finish making the sandwich.
Steve, since it’s been snowing a ton lately, has noticed that every time he gets out of his car he always swings his leg out and runs it up against the dry, dirty snow and it leaves a streak on the back of his jeans! He’ll even try to wipe it off, but it only continues to smear more. Slacker had to chime in because guess what? He has the same smudge on his jeans. Today’s just not the day for him.
For me, I do have to agree with Slacker. All weekend I went in and out of the house shoveling and my boots were covered in snow, so every time I took them off, I stepped right in the puddles I left! Also, lately when stepping outside to leave in the morning, I notice the slightest amount of frost on my car. I just want to take off to work and I’m stuck having to scrap the tiniest amount so I can see. Also, I hate when I have so much to carry and then all of a sudden I drop something so I have to bend over to pick it up and then I drop something else so I finally have to drop everything and rearrange. Oh, oh, or when you try to place something on the table and yet it still manages to fall so you place it up there again and it still falls… You’re just like, “Stay!” It’s like when you try to throw something into a trash can when you’re right next to it and you miss… Ugh! I could go on forever…
Today we played our favorite game of all! Drunk or kid!! See, Slacker and Steve like to hear your stories about when you were drunk or a kid, without saying you were drunk or a kid, so they can guess which one you were. It can be difficult to explain the story, but that’s what makes it fun!
…Ok, I have one. I went to I-Hop, ordered Horton Hears a Who Pancakes and started taking pictures with them, while my friend got a stern talking to about bringing something into the restaurant. Was I drunk or a kid?
Today, Shelly joined us live on the air to discuss her problem. Shelly and her husband has become that couple that hosts everything! It started to take its toll on her and she was hoping she could have one time where she wouldn’t have to host anything but her husband went behind her back and invited a bunch of people over to their place for the Super Bowl on Sunday. She knows she’s going to have to take the reins on everything, from the cleaning and the cooking, and he’s going to have his feet up on the couch. She wants out of this party, so how does she do it?
Back in 2007, a man named Ruben in Texas got a random email from a woman named Rachel in Thailand. Ruben figured out the typo sent her a message and she replied back telling him thank you. He replied again and this eventually led to a chain of emails back and forth. After eight months of emails, they decided to meet each other. She flew all the way to Texas and eight days later they knew it was meant to be and Ruben proposed. They are currently happily married.
What was the weird way you met your significant other?
A bus driver in New York recently went to JFK Fried Chicken in Brooklyn, ordered two chicken breasts and fries, when he felt a sharp pain in his throat and thought he was joking on a bone. When he left the restaurant he started coughing up blood and ended up at the hospital. Turns out he had a two inch coil wire lodged into his throat. A doctor was able to remove it and the man will be suing the fast food chicken restaurant.
Also, a ten year old boy in North Carolina was drinking a Capri Sun juice pack when he almost choked on a worm! When the mother called Kraft Foods, she learned he’s not the only kid that’s ever discovered a worm in his Capri Sun… Gross!
I’ve never found anything extreme in my food before, but every once in a while I get that long piece of hair. Of course I never notice it until it’s halfway in my mouth and I’m slowly pulling it out. Oh, it’s so gross!!
Yi! I'm wondering if some of your listeners who do on-line dating can give me some tips to avoiding the serial daters and freaks. I really am looking to meet a nice guy but, so far, I'm only meeting guys who want to get in my pants on a first date. The frustrating part is that, according to their on-line profile as well as conversations we'd had on the phone, they were looking for something real as well. What am I missing?
Steve thinks online dating is a joke. It’s people lying trying to get into your pants and he even said most states are going to start doing background checks on all these sites. Slacker says that’ll take the fun right out of it and half the people will stop altogether, but the people they are trying to get rid of are the people Karen is having a problem with.
Today Melissa and Adam joined us for a great mate debate. They have a thirteen year old daughter and over the last few months Adam has been getting the impression she has become depressed overall. They follow her posts online and the tones of them are all so sad. She doesn’t seem happy and is concerned she may be suicidal. He hopes and prays she’s not, but the thought has entered his mind. Melissa thinks she is a wonderful girl going to hormones and adolescent insecurities. It’s like she’s going through this emo stage, not like she’s crying for help. She has a great group of friends, a strong support system and she trusts the relationship she has with her daughter and not the posts they see online.
Slacker brought up the idea of sharks and how when cases like that happen, the news goes crazy about them. They jump on it and more information becomes accessible to us, so he wonders if that’s how Adam is looking at things; That because of all the suicides in the news lately, his daughter could be that way, but when it comes to hormones, he can’t even imagine what it would be like for a woman, since what he went through as he said was like “wow!”
In a new study, men were asked what they would do if they could be a woman for one day…
A straight married guy said he would make out with his wife. A straight single guy said he would try to have an orgasm. A gay single guy would go after the mind to understand it, saying he often wonders what the difference is between straight women and gay men when it comes to how they think and feel about men in general.
Slacker would most likely end up taking pictures of himself making out with other chicks like the straight married guy or he would go to Park Avenue where there’s a speed trap and see how it feels to cry and get out of a ticket. Other than that, he doesn’t see a lot of things he envy’s as being a woman.
I am interested to see what it would be like to be inside a guy’s brain. I want to know why they think the way they do, so if I had to be a guy, I would try to do that and tackle the crap out of people.
If you could spend one day as the opposite sex, what would you do?
Robert joined us live on the air to share with us the guilt he is carrying around. He travels for work all the time and just the other week he started having a few drinks with some co-workers, got drunk and ending up sleeping with one of the girls. He regrets is completely because he’s married to an amazing woman, the perfect woman he says. He never would have slept with her if he was sober, it was just a night where he had too much; He’s even given up drinking, although it’s only been a few days. He knows he wants to tell her because it’s the right thing to do, but he doesn’t want her to leave him. So, how does he tell her and not lose her?
Slacker knows a lot of people that say if you cheat on me, if your toe even crosses that line, then it’s over and they would never speak to you ever again. In this case, he loves his wife whole heartedly and he would never want to hurt her, but there’s so much guilt, in order for him to relieve some of his pain, he needs to give some to her. That’s why a lot people say don’t tell because the only reason you are telling is to suede your guilt, but that’s not fair to her, even thought it’s not fair he did this to her either.
To me, honesty is the best policy, but yes unfortunately that would be the final straw for me. I’ve fought with this before and although its really difficult to move on once you’ve loved someone and they’ve cheated on you, it does get easier. I guess I have no advice for him, but to his wife. I can’t say it’s ok with what he did to her.
If you haven’t heard the saying, finder’s keepers, loser weepers… maybe you should consider it. One man in Florida obviously didn’t get that memo because he discovered a briefcase full of cash and returned it to its rightful owner. The couple had left the case on top of their car as they left a restaurant and when the man noticed the case in the road, he opened it to search for clues to contact them and found papers inside with a telegram and a giant stack of hundreds adding up to $8,000. Since he felt like it was a moral obligation to return it, he was able to hunt down the couple and give it back.
Unlike this man, when I discovered a really expensive ring in a garage sale that stated everything FREE I grabbed it. I found it, I kept it, and I ran like the wind. I don’t think I thought twice about telling the owner what they were handing away. It’s their fault…
When have you found and kept something? Have you ever found and returned something?
When you haven’t found the “love of your life” you always reach that fateful moment when you know the relationship has hit its breaking point and it’s come to an end. In Glamour magazine, they asked men, "What was the final straw in your last relationship?" One man answered, "When she insulted my mother. It was like asking to be dumped,” and another answered, “She got drunk -- again -- and kicked her butt and legs in the air while we were driving home in a convertible. It occurred to me then that I'd never be able to take her home to meet my parents."
For me, the final straw in one relationship was when I learned he was having a kid with another woman. We weren’t together at the time, but as he explained it, he just got bored and decided to make his way over to some random girl’s house for a one night stand. I knew that wasn’t someone I could be with for the rest of my life. There are plenty of days in the next 75 years where he may end up bored, so why would I take that risk?
What was the final straw in your relationship?
Peace. Love – Assistant Producer Stephanie
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