We’ve all had those moments where you were bound to say those three little abbreviations, “FML.” “F- My Life.” For example, one of Slacker’s friends got a letter that said she won a trip to go on a cruise and there was money in the envelope to help with expenses. She thought it was a scam so of course; she tore it up and threw it away, only to find out later that it was a birthday gift from one of her cousin’s! FML.
Steve went road tripping with some buddies of his once to a football game in Minneaplois and they stopped to hit the bathroom. Well, Steve got done first so he went back to wait by the car and wondered why his buddies weren’t following behind. Turns out, his buddies got into a fight with some other dudes in the bathroom and eventually brought the fight outside when some truckers tore them apart and they took off. So, Steve and his buddies continued onto the game and when they got there, it was an “FML” moment. The dudes they were fighting in the bathroom were sitting in the seats right behind them!! Luckily, everyone kept their cool.
Slacker did some appearances for a start-up water company and they asked him to get involved in the company. He just laughed and said no. He wanted money in hand, but eventually Vitamin Water sold to Fifty-Cent and Coca-Cola. FML.
Our Producer Dave received mail from his college a few years ago and thought it was just another one of their junk mails they always send so he ignored it. Two years later he opened it up and it was a check for $4,000!! FML!
Prince Charming…Who needs him? Today's OPP is from Jonathan...
Yi guys! I’m turning to you because I’ve tried everything else and nothing has worked thus far. Here’s the deal—I’m rich and I’m single. I don’t want to say exactly how rich, but I will say that I could easily buy a house anywhere in the world that I would like. I’ve worked very hard to acquire my wealth and I’m ready to have fun with it. I’m tired of trying dating websites…they’re full of fake women. Here’s what I’m looking for: I would like a woman 27-39, no children and I would like her to be at least 50 lbs overweight. I’ve found that overweight women are more level-headed and less likely to be superficial. Would it be possible for you to lend a hand in finding the perfect woman?
The guys find something intiging about this guy, so that's why they are going to try and help him out. The description of what the guys wants is what has drawn their interest.
They're not sure what to do for this guy. Are woman offended? Will woman want to date him? Is his premise of an over weight woman being more "real" about their true selves, or is he being a blow hard?
Steve says if he has the house, the clothes but just doesn't look like a million bucks, he needs to get out and make it happen.
Slacker thinks this guy just needs to learn how to close the sale.
One time, they saw a guy at a bar who actually put his finger through his key chain and started spinning it around like he was some smooth operator...
They think he might just be that guy! A True D-Bag!
What's your take on this guy?
I think he needs to date a few woman that interest him and figure out the type that suits him. He may find out what we already know... You can't be so pin point precise with what you want because once you get to know someone, then you develop feelings and make plans. Never judge a book by ity's cover. Good, Bad, Ugly, Georgous, Tall, Short, Skinny or Heavy...It's a two way street.
Peace, Love and Good Happines Stuff! - Ray the Intern
We know the stay-at-home-parent is busy most of the day. But you have to admit, you have some free time to do things your spouse doesn’t know about. Do you take a 3 hour nap? Watch re-runs of your favorite show? Maybe something totally crazy!
Slacker's wife watches netflix likes it's her job. She will actually talked to the show. He admits she's busts her ass, but really? It's not that tough with 1 kid in school and the other at home and low maintenance. She still keeps the house immaculate. He's being careful because there's a 50/50 chance she's listening...Now he's waiting for the text from his wife...any minute now.
Slacker's job is to make what he does seem like it's worth it to pay money for Steve and Slacker to develop a show...Same deal with Stay at Home Mom's.
Steve doesn't think it's a job. You don't pay taxes, you don't get paid, no vacation... Not a job!
What do you do with your unsupervised time?
I watch TV in every room and get more done in the house than if I saved money and only had one TV on...
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
The Four Most Important Words to Say to Your Man Every Day
When you are in a long-term, committed relationship, it is assumed that you love each other. So, sure, it's important to say, "I love you."
But according to counseling experts, the four most important words you can say to your man, everyday, to keep your relationship happy, are: "How was your day?"
90 percent of failing couples in counseling have stopped asking each other that ever important question. When you stop asking that simple question, it can seem like you don't care. And the most important thing in any relationship is nurturing the bond between you with listening, caring and empathizing. (Courtesy of Redbook)
Slacker never wants to re-live his day so he doesn’t really want to be asked that at all. But he and his wife say other things to each other every day so they both know they care. Aw, how cute. Steve’s most serious relationship is with his car and it still makes his day every time he gets in it, so he’s just fine without the four words.
Do you ask your partner about their day?
In my last relationship, we asked each other every day how their day was. Did you notice I said “last relationship”? Yes, it was nice but it didn’t help all the other things that were wrong. But I’ll keep it in mind for my future one!
Slacker and Steve have a friend that is trying to get out of a relationship…but she doesn’t want to be the one to break it off!
The guys ran into a mutual "friend" who was having trouble with her boyfriend. It may sound high school but she is in her late 30's. She wants to break things off with him but hasn't decided whether she wants to be the dump-ee or the dump-er. She is deciding whether to create a situation where he will end the relationship so she doesn't have to do it.
The guy she wants to dump is a "sad sack" and he will crumble into tiny little pieces if she calls it off. This will make things a bit more difficult.
Slacker is like, "Duh, we'll just go on the air and get her some ideas..." After all, woman are the master manipulative race! You can convince man to think anything was his idea! Slacker would just ghost on the person and disappear...
DId you fake your own death? Did you drop all personal hygiene practices? She needs to hear enough stories to make a decision based on how the buffet looks. A little bit of this, a little bit of that.
What crazy things you’ve done to get someone to dump you?
I kissed another woman in public and the word got around. DONE...
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
Melissa may have violated her boyfriend’s privacy…but she found something she shouldn’t have!
She’s coming on the air with us, but here is Melissa's OPP:
Yi!!! Help...I have done a horrible thing. I broke the code of trust and snooped through my boyfriend’s cell phone while he was in the shower. I really had no reason to do this but still felt the need to do it anyway. Well much to my surprise I found several text messages or should I say "sext messages" that were exchanged between him and another girl. I feel stuck because our relationship is still very new & I don't want to believe that he could be messing around with someone but how can I confront him about this without looking like a bat shit crazy woman? Should I confront him about it or continue on like I know nothing?? Please Help!
Slacker calls it investigating...
Steve says women do this all the time!
Melissa reached out to the guys on fb and here we are...
She saw a text that was very sexual between him and another girl. She asked him if there was anybody else amd he said nope, just her. So Melissa took it one step further and wrote down the number of the text and then called the number and she swears she can hear him in the background. Melissa knows she's wrong and so is he. She hopes he's not sleeping with other people.
Slacker wants to know what the sext was and she said he wanted things done to his "Daddy Parts"...
Steve feels bad for Melissa and Slacker wants to know why she is still dating this guy? He also wants to know if she's desperate? Go punch this guy in the face.
Melissa just wants this guy to "Man-Up" and admit that he wants an open relationship...
Should she confront him? How would you deal with this situation?
I think she should just bail on this guy. He gots both hands in the cookie jar and he'll just keep adding cookies if the jar has room...
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
Time for Great Mate Debate! Jesse's girl, Rachel, is struggling and she is thinking about taking a job as a stripper. Her friend is trying to convince her that it's a great way to make money and catch up on her debt. Jesse doesn't want her stripping, but he doesn't want to cover her nut...He thinks it's a drastic last step.
Rachel says she's tried everything in her power and is desperate. She's already cutting back on things she's grown accustomed to. She wants to be independent and not have someone help her with the money.
Slacker asks Steve if he would ever date a stripper? Slacker has, but he couldn't date the chick if she wasn't a stripper and then she got a job being a stripper.
Steve has dated dancers in the past and he understands. Do what you gotta do...It could become a career! He says "Mama's gotta eat!" She's got to do it.
Slacker reminds us that she has an inside connection to the gig, she doesn't have to start from the bottom up!
Would let the person you love do what ever it takes to make ends meet?
Sure. Look back and laugh later..."Remeber that time you were a stripper..." Good ice breaker at a party or a bar!
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
INTRODUCING... THE 'VAMPIRE FACELIFT'...WOMEN HAVE BLOOD INJECTED INTO VEINS TO IRON OUT WRINKLES
It's called the "vampire facelift": And it makes you look younger by injecting your blood into the veins in your face. The procedure involves taking a blood sample from the arm and putting it through a machine which separates out the platelets. The platelets are then injected into the face and help iron out the wrinkles.
Women will do just about anything to look younger…but the new extreme some women are going to will absolutely disgust you!
Slacker used to think that cosmetic enhancements were just for desperate old women clinging to something they could never get back but he now realizes that most of it is just preventative maintenance. Though he is not doing Botox himself, but understands why women and men are doing this. His mother used to wear mud masks that made her break out!
How far have you gone to make yourself feel and look better?
DOCTORS IN NEW ZEALAND HAD TO REMOVE AN EEL FROM A MAN'S RECTUM
Last week, a man in New Zealand went to the hospital with your typical medical emergency: He had an entire EEL shoved in his rectum. Doctors were able to successfully remove it without causing any lasting damage…to the eel OR the guy. They didn't disclose how the eel got up there.
Doctors in New Zealand had to remove an eel from a man’s backside…Tell us your bizarre ER stories.
Emily's husband was working on the roof over the weekend when he fell and hurt himself. Luckily he was coming down the ladder when he lost his footing and hit the ground so it wasn't that bad- just a pulled groin muscle. Considering it's only a pulled muscle, Emily is getting a little tired of him playing the "poor me" card and whining for her to bring him a drink or get him a snack.She told him, although he needs to rest that part of his body, he can still get up and walk so he can fend for himself. He didn't break a leg, for heavens sake!
When Slacker is sick or hurt, he does not want anyone to take care of him. He just wants to be left alone.
Steve never complains because he does not have anyone to complain to. When he is old, he will have his 18 year old wife take care of him. Steve does not understand the guys that act like that. Slacker says it is because he is a loner.
Slacker says that when you get married it is for better or worse.
Do men really whine more than women when they are sick or injured?
Many people are up in arms over a picture that Snoop Dogg’s son posted of the two of them allegedly getting high together. The picture was instagrammed by Snoop’s son, Corde, and shows the teen lighting up a huge bong hit for dad.
This is being regarded as a major “parenting fail” by some, while others don’t see the difference between taking a toke with your kid and sharing a couple glasses of wine. Plus…it’s Snoop.
So at the very least, don’t claim to be surprised. Good dad or bad dad?
The other night Carrie Underwood was performing on stage when a little boy was holding up a sign asking for her to be his first kiss. She pulled him up on stage and the 12-year-old boy’s life was changed forever! You can check out the video below!
Moms, would you be okay with this? When was your first kiss?
We all know the type…the kid that throws the tantrums…the kid that gets everything handed to them…the kid we all despise! There's a story of a 15-year-old girl from Carrollton, TX has been driving a $300 thousand dollar Lamborghini to high school every day. There are only 150 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradales in the world, making it one of the rarest cars on the road. A man who collects luxury cars is dating the mother of the 15-year-old and her 18-year-old brother. He lets them drive pretty much any car they want, including a BMW M3, a Ferrari 458, and more. In Texas they're pretty loose with who can drive, and when. If a 15-year-old wants to drive and the parents are okay with it, they just have to go sign something at the DMV.
Slacker likes expensive sushi, and his favorite place is a restaurant that's easily $100 a plate. Well, one time, he walked into the restaurant and there's a table of twenty 8-9 year olds celebrating a birthday. The kicker... when they finished with dinner, all the kids then pile into a stretch limo!
Everyone has one. So whether you were witness to, it was you or your kid, we want to know, what's your bratty kid story?
We've been getting a lot of OPPs about co-workers, so we figured it’s time for some speed therapy!
Yi guys! I work with a gal who is getting a boob job on Friday and I'm irritated because she handed me a sign-up sheet requesting everyone in the office to stop by and bring her food and help around the house while she's recuperating. Considering I have breast implants I know that she's milking the situation.
Yi! I have an annoying co-worker who, every month, sends out a group email seeking support of the latest and greatest fundraiser and I'm offended by that. I would be fine if his kid would actually come to the office and ask me, but I feel it's cheating for a parent to fundraise when the child is supposed to. I don't want to buy anything from him and wish he'd stop asking. The problem is, I'll feel cheap if I'm the only one in the room that doesn't open their wallet to help.
Sometimes it's easy to blur the line of co-worker and friend. Slacker and Steve both agree when it comes to personal issues, ask your friends and family, not your co-workers! It's inappropriate! AND, if you don't want to help, then don't, but don't publicly lobby against them because it makes you look bad!
Do you have an issue with your co-worker? If so, what is it?
In Florida, a 66-year-old man was working in his garden when he heard his West Highland Terrier, named Bounce, barking. He turned and saw that a 7- foot alligator had Bounce by the collar and was dragging the little dog to the swimming pool. He wrestled his dog from the jaws of the alligator to rescue the dog. The gator was captured a few days later in a trap – and won’t be chowing down on any more little dogs!
Steve has a brave soul, but he's not a brave person. He'd rather reflect on how he could have been brave rather than being brave. Slacker once broke up a bar fight between a guy and his girl after the guy began shoving her. Slacker knew what was happening was wrong, so he intervened, but didn't think through what he would have done if the guy had turned his anger on him. Luckly the bouncers came before Slacker was knocked out!
Have you ever had a moment where you jumped into action without thinking of the consequences? What's the bravest thing you've ever done?
A graphic designer traveled around the world and created a map that captures the smell of cities. He met people that lived and worked in each city, which allowed him to re-create the smells he encountered and place them on a map.
Where are you from? What would the smell of your city be?
In Las Vegas, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day had a major meltdown moment on stage during their performance. Armstrong was in the middle of one of their hit songs, “Basket Case” when he cut it short, asking if he could play another song. Then, he brought to attention a digital ticker saying he only had a minute left and that’s when he lost it, letting the crowd know how he really felt. Now he’s heading into rehab days before Green Day is supposed to release the first of three albums.
I am a 13 year old kid and I am gay. I am in the closet and want to come out. I am the middle child of three with 2 sisters. My older sister says my mom is fine with it but my dad not so much. How should i come out or should I not?
For Slacker, when you are 13-years-old, you are in an identity crisis and being gay, Slacker feels like he’s being crushed under the weight of the world. He is speechless. He doesn’t know how to help ‘Unsigned’ because he grew up in a very Catholic home and can’t even imagine if he was gay, what he would be like coming out to his parents.
Slacker knows if his son Noah approached him about this he would react a lot better than his dad probably would, but he would still wig out. Steve thinks he would handle it poorly because he wouldn’t care either way although he’s not trying to be insensitive. He wouldn’t be upset if his son was gay, but he would feel bad about how other people would judge him.
Do you have any advice for ‘Unsigned?’ How should he tell his parents? Is this the perfect age for him to come out or should he not?
Slacker is afraid he is going to be perceived negatively about this, but Steve has his back one hundred percent. The other day Slacker was on the highway in a construction zone. In the construction zone, the lanes were going from two down to one, but in front of him side by side was two monster trucks hauling trailers going maybe 20mph. Cars were lining up behind him and they were all at their wits ends before one truck finally realized what was going on behind him and got behind the other truck. So, while there were still two lanes, Slacker floored it at 90mph past the two trucks and slid down into the one lane a quarter inch in front of the first truck to let them know how it feels. Well, as he was doing this, the cones were flying by and a mile up the road, a cop pulled him over. At that moment, he knew what he had done was not necessarily the smartest thing to do but he would own up to it. So, the cop approached his window and just lit up at him! He never asked for a license and registration though so when he left, Slacker thought…”Wait a minute…That wasn’t a cop!” And he was right. It was actually a rent-a-cop. So, even though he did something illegal and got reprimanded for it, he believes what the rent-a-cop did was worse. He impersonated an actual police officer. Do you think Slacker is right? Admitting fully that he did something wrong, was he still the victim of a crime?
A pair of Yankees fans were caught having sex in a Yankees stadium bathroom on Saturday. They ignored the camera phones for 3 innings.
Relations isn’t always candles and rose petals… sometimes it happens in places it really shouldn’t. Slacker and Steve are convinced that people have gotten busy on the conference tables here at the studio.
In honor of the New York Yankees fans, what is your craziest hook up? What notch do you remember the most?
Special OPP: Alley lent $600 to her friend Caroline and isn’t happy about how it was used. Caroline said it was to fix her broken down car and when Alley saw after a few days, Caroline had her hair and nails did and a brand new purse. The money that Caroline used to pamper herself was not part of the $600 that was lent by Alley, but Alley wanted to be paid back before Caroline treated herself.
Steve thinks that the second you hand money over expect it to never come back again. Slacker understands how it feels to live paycheck to paycheck and knows that if he came into extra money he would treat himself. He also thinks that if you lend someone money, you do not automatically buy them.
They both want the end result to be that the girls can resolve their issues and get along.
What is your advice for the girls? Do you lend money to friends?
Think you might be in it for the long haul with your new guy? You better make a good impression with his parents then. Remember these tips, and you'll be part of the family in no time:
- Don't show up empty handed: Flowers, cookies, a bottle of wine, whatever ... just make sure you show up with a little something that lets his parents know you have manners and you care about what they think of you.
- Dress appropriately: Let your style shine through – just make sure you aren't over doing it or looking sloppy.
- Offer to help: If his mom is cooking, offer your assistance, and be sure to help with any clean up.
- Talk to them: They can't get to know you if you act like a shy wallflower. Steer clear of controversial topics (like politics), but engage them in a discussion that you know will spark their interest.
- Send them a thank you note: Yup, in the mail. It's polite and sweet, but it also shows that you took time out of your busy schedule for them and that's a surefire way to let them know you care. (Cosmo)
Slacker recalls when he met his ex-girlfriends mom for the first time. She was wearing sunglasses and kept bumping into everything! He did not say anything to her about the sunglasses, even when his girlfriend allowed him and the mom alone time. Once the mom noticed, the girlfriend and her mom laughed at Slacker for not saying anything.
If you won the lottery, would you stay in your current relationship? According to a new study, 90% of women would stay in their current relationship, but only 59% of men would. So, why is that? Well, apparently guys will get out of their current relationship to find another hotter, younger woman and of course, party, which brings us to the question, are guys only with the women they can afford? Does money determine who you date?
Would you leave your current relationship if you won the lottery?
In Marrietta, Georgia, a 23-year-old woman was featured on the Discovery Channel in the show, "My Strange Addiction," because she is addicted to eating scotch tape! All of this started for her nine years ago when she ran out of gum and now she goes through 6,000 feet of tape in a month! That's about three of four rolls a day!
Slacker's wife is addicted to working out! For her, it's like a drug. If she doesn't work out one day, Slacker will notice the affects! Slacker, himself, is addicted to pens! He doesn't like fine pens. He prefers medium or thick and if he gets the wrong pen, his day is completely ruined!
Although Steve won't admit it, he's addicted to buying action figures...What is your weird addiction?
Today Shelly joined us live on the air today for her OPP. She has gone on a few dates with a great guy but as of recently, he has disclosed to her that he's only been with two other women in his life. She was shocked because her number is at least in the thirties! She feels strongly about ending things with him because to her it's an important part of a relationship. Without good relations, you're just friends... Shelly is also worried down the line he is going to think, hey, you got to sleep with so many people, now I need to experience that.
Steve says she shouldn't just jump to conclusions because what if those two relationships were long term or jokingly, what if he was with a prostitute?
Do you think Shelly is overreacting or do you think she is right in letting him go?
I'm Sorry by Slacker And Steve,posted Sep 18 2012 4:54PM
According to Yahoo Shine, apologizing to someone is just as painful as getting a root canal. Most of the time you have no other choice but to apologize and no matter what it's going to hurt so they have come up with a few tips to help you apologize more meaningfully and less painful. Their first piece of advice is to say why you are sorry. For example, if you missed going to the movies with him you not only missed the movie but you made him feel less valuable. In another piece of advice, whatever you do...Don't say "But." When you apologize, say you are sorry and stop there. Finally, don't try to buy your way out. No matter what the situation, nothing is more valuable than a heartfelt apology.
There’s a story in the news about a guy and a woman in Seattle, Washington. They got into a conflict because she was pregnant and smoking. The guy brandished a shot gun and threatened the woman because she was endangering her unborn child.
Slacker and Steve checked in with 9News and were reminded that Seattle has many people suffering from depression due to lack of sunshine….maybe that’s the cause for his over the top response.
Slacker reminds Steve of a story a while ago where a passerby stopped to help a kid who was being shaken and basically abused by his mother…Good example of when to step in.
Slacker had an old acquaintance where the woman was 8-9 months pregnant. They went on vacation together and the woman sat out by the pool and ordered margarita’s, rubbed suntan oil on her tummy and puffing away on a smoke. He said nothing! He’s a bit embarrassed by it. Steve asked him if it would have mattered and Slacker says that it probably wouldn’t have mattered anyway. Baby was born full term, but only weighed like 5 lbs. The parents where amazed. They couldn't imagine how that could happen...
Steve basically builds his social circles around smoking, so he has no guilt giving a pregnant woman a smoke. It's how he meets new people. He's given a pregnant woman a smoke. His thoughts are that she's going to get it from somebody eventually! Does he feel bad that he aided and abetted? No! Is he an enabler, not sure. Steve says people should butt out. She knows exactly what she’s doing and the consequences.
What would you say to a pregnant woman who was either drinking or smoking?
I’m a product of a mother who smoked and drank. I probably have ADHD. I’m 6’3” and 205 lbs. I think that people have the right to treat their bodies however thay see fit. They have been educated on the risks and they make their own decisions. I think it’s not fair to the kid, but it’s not my body. I can only control what I put in my body and, while my kids are young, their bodies.
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern
UFO's by Slacker And Steve,posted Sep 17 2012 5:19PM
36% of U.S. adults believe in UFO’s, which translates to about 80 million people! In addition, 10% say they have actually seen an Unidentified Flying Object. That's the word from a National Geographic survey, which also found that 77% believe that Earth has already been visited by aliens. But not everyone is a UFO believer. While 17% said they absolutely did not believe in UFOs, nearly half admitted they were unsure. Still, 80% think the federal government has concealed information about UFOs from the public. Want more? Here it is:
55% believe that federal agents -- think "Men in Black" -- will threaten people who report UFO sightings. More than any other Hollywood movie, "The X-Files" best represents what would happen if aliens invaded Earth. If aliens do visit Earth, how will we react? Nearly a quarter said they would befriend the extraterrestrials, 13% said they would lock themselves indoors and one in 20 said they would try to inflict bodily harm on the invaders.
Steve sees UFO's all the time. It doesn't prove that there are aliens and stuff...He absolutely hates this topic!
Slacker thinks that there are more people out there that think it's real than not real...He'd be impressed with an abduction. He lost time one night and the last thing he remebers was hanging out with these dudes and they said he just disappeared. He woke up the next morning in another town. It wasn't black out drunk. They were genuinely freaked out because he hangs out with these guys all the time. He regained conciousness while he was walking!!! In Golden, CO. Everytime he goes through security at the airport and they point to these little marks that you can't see or explain...He doesn't know if they'll ever get to the bottom of it!
Steve thinks it was Slacker's Gin Fizzes or whatever he drinks when he's out and about. Especially during that week or so he was enrolled at CU before he was asked to leave.
Have you ever sighted one? Been abducted? Witnessed part of a government cover-up?
I've been asked not to comment on my opinion about my friends...They promised to return if I speak of their existence. WTF?
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
My 6 year old daughter lies about everything. I can sit and watch her eat cheerios for breakfast and then later ask her what she had and she'll lie and say she had cake and ice cream. After a day with the sitter when I ask what they did, and I already heard from the sitter that they'd gone to the park and had a picnic, she'll tell me that they went to the movies and then her friend's house. I'm getting concerned that the older she gets the bigger the lies. What should I do?
Slacker wonders if parents just don't nip this in the bud to stop it from escalating in the later years. He's a new parent and has no suggestions. His son has his toys out and Slacker asked him if he would them away, he ran upstairs and then came back way too soon! Slacker then said he was going to help him put some other toys away and found that he only put the toys about five feet out of sight.
Steve thinks if the kid learns how to lie, he's got a future in politics. When Steve lied, he got his mouth washed out with dish soap. Not bar soap, liquid dishwashing soap.
Slacker lies about things like "Does my butt look big in these pants?" He doesn't lie about things like "Did you make the car payment?" He doesn't lie about important things.
Steve thinks Slacker's kid thinks that since his father lies, it's OK for him to lie... He thinks it's a phase kids go through...
It's official, Slacker needs someone who makes sense to talk to at this point!
How does she put a stop to it now before it gets worse?
Just remind the child that it's not OK to fib and there are no secrets, only surprises. Train them early and you will avoid many arguments later. Never tell them to be quiet. Keep the cannels of communication open!
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
On Friday, we talked to Kathleen, who was going to go pick up her son from college. Her son is out-of-state and his really homesick. She is planning to fly out to pick him up and bring him home. We tried talking her out of it…did she do it?
You bet she did! We got Kathleen and her son, T.J. on the phone. She got on a plane and brought him home!
Steve asked if she went for the weekend? She said nope! She went to get T.J. She felt he needed his mom and a good homecooked meal.
T.J. is livid! He basically made him look like a baby in front of all of his friend's. He was already having a tough time fitting in. Now, it will be even harder! T.J. doesn't think mom doesn't remember what it's like to be in college!
Kathleen says he can't stay at the house, so he'll have to go back to college. She just thought he needed a break.
Slacker asked Steve if he would go back to college if that were to happen to him because he can get over anything.
Steve says "NO!" He would have to transfer. As will T.J.
Slacker tells T.J. that he shouldn't have called his mom. If he knew his mom so well, then he should know she was coming to get him, go to his college and give him a big squeeze! Slacker thinks Kathleen sould not have intervened.
What do you think Kathleen should've done? And what would you tell this Mother and Son to try mend this relationship?
I was homesick once! When I was 6. Yeah, my parents came and got me. I was 6... I went to England, France and Italy for an exchange program for a summer and got homesick when I was 13. Nobody came and got me or even asked. Hell, I even lost one of my contact lenses on the trip and had to travel the majority of the time with only one lens. Toughen up, T.J. the world is going to be a scary place if college makes you homesick! And by the way, stay away from Colfax!
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
You're not the only person whose attic is 45% insulated, and whose toilet sometimes runs for 17 hours straight. According to a new survey, TWO-THIRDS of people say they have at least one unfinished do-it-yourself project in their house. The average person gets back to their unfinished projects after about SIX MONTHS off. But 16% say they've had one last up to three years unfinished.
Slacker had pavers installed in his driveway. They are supposed to put the pavers down and then pack sand into the grooves to ensure everything stays in place…They screwed up and didn’t do the job very good. Well, every once in a while Slacker will go out to the driveway with a pry bar and remove a stone and pack sand under it. In the end, he’s gonna need a 4x4 vehicle just to get to his garage. Slacker has a few landscaping contractors that live next to him, but he won’t let them touch it! He also saved money by not paying a big box store the installation fee for a washer and dryer that he bought. Long story short, he forgot to hook up one of the three hoses for the washing machine…guess which one? The drain hose! He loaded the washer, set it to run through a cycle and then took off. When he came back? Flood Zone!
What’s your D.I.Y. disaster?
In a previous life, I was a remodel contractor, so I have a ton of stories from clients and my own home. The one I will share is this. My dad thought he would expand the living room on our house and knock down the wall between the bedroom and the existing living room. He was a drywall contractor at the time, so he figured he knew how to finish the holes he made. What he didn’t realize was that he took down a bearing wall! He came home later that day to discover his ceiling was sagging! He put braces up to support the ceiling and it sat that way for at least nine months. I guess that’s when I caught the bug for construction!
Peace, Love and Good happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern
SINGING IN THE CAR AFFECTS DRIVING
A new study claims that singing in the car while driving has a serious effect on your driving abilities. Researchers found that singing behind the wheel makes driving seem more mentally demanding, and that makes it more difficult for most people to maintain their speed. The study found that people actually tend to slow down, drive more carefully, and stay more centered in their lanes when they're singing. However, singing also slightly reduces your reaction time, making you slower to respond to pedestrians or other hazards.
When you think the words “Slacker and Steve,” you should think safety…hahahah.
A cop in Beaverton, OR ticketed a man for not wearing a seat-belt… and later that day the same driver crashed and the cop who wrote the ticket was one of the first responders. The cop had pulled him over earlier in the day and told him he needed to wear a seat-belt because he could be killed if he were in an accident. Later that day he was involved in a crash and he had his seat-belt on. The cop who wrote him the ticket was one of the first there, and the driver ended up thanking him for the ticket. No one was hurt.
Brian should not be alive!!! He was shot in chest with a 22 by his brother and pulled it out with pliers by himself!
Danielle’s older sister was working an event a full size regulation hoop fell on her head and knocked her unconscious. She was checked and told she was fine until she had an MRI. The MRI revealed that she had to have extensive neck surgery after a week walking around in pain.
Another called and his dog fell down a mountain and landed in 4 inches of water. It took two hours to get help and four hours to get him down the mountain.
Tell us why you should not be alive.
Jan met the man of her dreams and is now the step-mom of two kids. She gets along great with the son…but she absolutely can’t stand the daughter! The high-maintenance eight year-old daughter is manipulative, judgmental, does not clean up, and is fighting for female dominance. Her new husband does not see it. Slacker thinks someone has to be the adult and Jan is it! “This is not a buffet, you either take it all or you get none of it.” Steve thinks everyone is blended and so many people have this OPP. He also thinks that they should send her to military school. Should Jan allow the eight year-old to get under her skin? Steve wants to ground the eight year old and Slacker wants to ground Jan. What is your advice?
A Kentucky man went to the doctor for a circumcision on his daddy parts due to cancer. When he awoke, his daddy part was completely amputated. The doctor makes the judgment to amputate. Patient wants to sue. Most listeners feel he should get millions. You make the call, should he get a fat settlement or did he have the right to treat it as he signed the consent form?
Are you an impulse buyer? Slacker wants the AHEM- “new phone” that just came out today but his days of impulse buying are over. Now that he is married, his money is community property. Is it okay to impulse buy when it is on the kids? Steve brought a truck when he was drunk and he knows a guy that left for milk and came back with a puppy. Ben brought a motorcycle, a truck and a jet ski all on his lunch breaks but he is single. Have you ever gone out to buy milk and came back with a jet ski? Has your mate put you on a budget? How about if you are the bread winner, can you still be put on an allowance? Are you an impulse buyer? What is your biggest impulse purchase? What is the dumbest thing you've ever bought?
Runaway by Slacker and Steve,posted Sep 11 2012 5:36PM
When most kids runaway, they make it a few blocks…but two kids made it nearly 1,000 miles! Last week, a 13-year-old girl in Texas decided she was going to go meet the 12-year-old boy from Kentucky she'd met online. So she stole her brother's car and started driving 900 miles. By the time the police tracked her down she'd made it 800 miles to Nashville. She didn't end up meeting her Internet boyfriend…and it looks like she won't be hit with any charges.
Two teens took off in one of their parents' Mercedes -- leaving behind a note saying they are starting new lives. Neither had a driver's license and they even ditched their cell phones and closed their Facebook pages before taking off. The teens were found safe at the home of a camp friend.
Slacker never tried to runaway, he was to afraid! Steve tried to runaway multiple times. He grabbed him luggage and had so much fun packing with his mom that he forgot what he was packing for!
Did you ever try to runaway? What's your crazy runaway story??
We're talking crazy animal encounters. A bear recently destroyed a Toyota Sequoia SUV in Calgary, Canada. It ripped off the door panels, shredded the seats and dash, ate wiring, twisted the steering wheel and pooped in the backseat. An insurance company totaled the SUV.
Slacker has foxes in his neighboorhood. He sometimes wonders if a fox is his 'spirit animal' because he see's them all the time!!! Racoons have invaded his home. Steve has some friends with mountain homes. They have so many stories, that if they have a weekend without an animal encounter, it's disappointing.
I love my husband, he is my best friend but we just don’t connect on an intimate level. I don’t want to lose him because I truly value our emotional connection, but I need something else too. I think I’ve decided that I’m going to have an affair to satisfy my needs. I need to feel wanted on that intimate level and I’m just not right now. I feel like if my needs are met elsewhere, I can be a better wife and improve our emotional connection so much. I actually read somewhere that divorce rates are much lower in countries where having an affair is not as frowned upon as it is here. I think there’s a reason for that. I just need to hear from one person that this will work. Can you guys help?
Slacker thinks Candy needs to talk to her husband and bounce this idea off of him. Not as an ultimatum, but a heart to heart. He doesn't like the fact that if 40 people are saying 'don't do it!' but one says 'go for it!' that she's going to do it! Steve says, if she's only needing one person to side with her... GET IT DONE CANDY!
Should she have the affair? Talk to her husband? What do you think she should do?
No matter which way you slice it, this is not a good idea. To me, there are fundamental aspects to any relationship that, if broken, you need to get out. But sex, or intimacy, those are areas that can be worked out! I have friends that are in happy relationships but the sex wasn't good. Instead of leaving the relationship, they went to a 'sex therapist' instead. And now... they couldn't be happier!! So, Candy, DON'T DO IT!!!
Embarrassed by Slacker and Steve,posted Sep 11 2012 3:24PM
There is something awful you do to yourself at least 4 times a day…and no matter what you do, you can’t stop it! A new survey found the average person feels embarrassed four times a DAY. The most common thing that embarrasses us is forgetting someone's name when you're introducing them. That's followed by tripping in public…getting someone's name wrong…getting stains on your shirt…and waving at someone who doesn't see you.
While working an event, Slacker was approached by two females, asking for a picture. Normally in this situation, he's used to being asked to be in the picture, but this was the exception. He posed with them for a picture, before realizing that they were asking him to take a photo of them... sans him! Slacker recalls seeing Steve and his then girlfriend engaging in major PDA... while attending a charity event for CHILDREN!!!
What's your epic embarrassment story??
I ALWAYS seem to get caught up on my words, either by combining two separate words into one, or flat out losing words mid conversation. It's a daily hassle and it doesn't get any less embarrassing!
A study has shown that women tend to go back to school when they hit their midlife crisis.
Arnold Schwarzenegger bought a $250,000 Mercedes-Benz Unimog.
Steve bets that Slacker would build another band to play the venues he didn’t get to play. Like the Superdome! Maybe he should go back to school!
Slacker thinks he would have to quit this job because they would be practicing all the time and he doesn’t think that’s what he will do. It’s a bad investment! He thinks it would be easier to destroy his marriage and sleep around or something of that nature. Slacker thinks that it’s another bad investment to go back to school in you mid-40’s. There’s a twenty –something out there looking for a job as well. He says women should feel the regret, let it soak in and then go do something foolish like a guy would do. Like sleep with a younger man, buy a ridiculous car.
Steve’s skirts the mid-life crisis question…
Did you have a midlife crisis? What’s the weirdest mid-life crisis thing you’ve done?
I’m back in school now…No idea what I’ll do in my 40’s!
Peace, Love and Good happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
A new study found the majority of people say its eight to 15 pairs. But 5% say it’s normal to have between 30 and 60 pairs, and 3% say it’s normal to own 365 pairs.
Slacker reminds us that he is made of 30 percent estrogen. Slacker buys his in 3 packs and he has a whole village that make his underwear, following around silkworms and…He figures he has at least 9 pair in rotation. He has champion and jockey.
Steve can’t believe Slacker is so willy-nilly with his underwear. Steve has 3 pair of underwear just for special occasions! He has his regular rotation as well, but he has a choice few for that special moment. Steve thinks women appreciate that he has special underwear just for them!
Slacker gives Steve a ton of grief for being more chick than him!!! Then asks if Steve still has silk underwear?
A few women callers have 25-60 pairs. Some have 50-75 pairs. One woman, Shauna, has over 300 pairs!
Life Re-Do by Slacker And Steve,posted Sep 10 2012 5:18PM
Undo those sexy pictures that leaked onto the internet? Undo cheating on your spouse? An email you accidently sent to the boss?
The only things Slacker can think of is kind of D-Baggish. He would go back and like buy Apple stock when Steve Jobs announced he was sick and Apple stock crashed.
Slacker had the chance to sell his music for a 7 figure deal and he might go back and undo that decision. Everything seems to come back to money! Just like the time he agreed to do this show with Steve. Another critical mistake he would “undo”!!!
Upon some prodding, Steve would undo meeting the one meeting of one woman that tried to ruin his life, Slackers life and a few other of his friends life.Steve would also undo pushing his mom down. He also had a time in elementary school he would pick on this “slower developing girl”. He would get off the bus and like bury her in the snow, etc…
If you had a button to “Undo” just one moment in your life, what would it be?
I would undo my DUI!!! Easy to say, but I feel that if that could be done, everything from that point on would be different. I like where I am, so never mind. I’ll take my licks…
Steve thinks Slacker will be OK with his son coming home with a hickey. Dad’s usually do react in a positive light. Then fast forward a few years and his daughter comes home with one. Totally different reaction.
Slacker thinks the majority of parents are going to be split in their reaction. His first hickey that he gave was a complete accident. At some point in high school there were a few girls that got really good at it. Making patterns and stuff…
Steve calls it a rite of passage. Like body art? He swears he’s right. He remembers something about getting a spoon and put it in the freezer and get real cold. Then, massage the area and loosen the blood vessels.
Slacker thinks Steve couldn’t be farther from reality…Slacker would just try to make it worse by getting a curling iron and completely ruining the work…
Would you react different to a hickey on your child depending on their gender?
I will tell you when it happens! Trust me, it will happen!
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern
She worked hard to raise her daughter to be a strong, independent woman…but her daughter’s new boyfriend is changing all that.
Yi! My daughter is only 23 and her boyfriend is 39. Recently they moved to Texas for his job and yesterday she called to tell me that he doesn't want her working or going to school. Keep in mind that she has always worked, and had started college while she was living here. She's young, they aren't married, and they don't have children so what in the world would she do in the house all day? I'm terrified that this is a sign of things to come. She's hundreds of miles away from home and she completely relies on him for everything. What should I do?
At first, Slacker thinks she should stay out of it. “Butt-Out!”
Steve is thinking she should let the dude live his life. Be happy for the guy! Let him have fun! No? He says that the daughter is allowing it to happen and bringing it on herself. He actually just thinks the daughter should wake up and see what this guy is doing! That’s all.
Slacker wants to know why she should stay home for nothing… what is his game? Is he a control freak? Slacker has a name for this…a kept woman! What would you tell a potential employer about the gap in time between jobs? Slacker thinks she has separated her from everything. The guy moved her out of state, no school, no job.
Steve knew a friend like this. No shopping, hanging out with girlfriends. She was duped in love and had no problem with it. She was a stay at home girlfriend. She stayed with the guy for a long time.
The guys think most of the feedback here will come from the difference in age. Maybe…
If you were this girls’ mom, would you get involved?
Just check in with her and make sure she’s safe! Otherwise, maintain your friendship with your daughter and listen when she tells you what going on. You can pick your friend but you can’t pick your family. Family will always be there and you’d be surprised how long that takes to get through to your children. Men will come and go!
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern
Imagine your wedding day. You spend all day getting ready…you look beautiful…you head out the door for the ceremony…and you get kidnapped! That’s the custom in on country…
BRIDE-NAPPING IN BUCHAREST
Picture this: You're dressed and on your way to your wedding when suddenly, a group of people snatch you out of your limo, whisk you away and hold you for ransom. Seems pretty scary, doesn't it?Well, this is how most weddings go down in Bucharest and it's all in good fun.
Basically, a group of your friends "steals" you on the way to your wedding and holds you hostage at a nearby place where singing, dancing, drinking and merriment ensue. The groom eventually gets you back, after paying a ransom of something like two bottles of whiskey ... seems like a fair price! (Huffington Post)
Slacker hates the dollar dance with the bride! You pin dollar bills to the bride for a chance to dance with her. What gives you the right to pin filthy money on a beautiful wedding dress…What if it’s a Vera Wang? Gross! Besides, it's just sneaky way for you to pay for your own food and drinks at their wedding!
Steve avoids weddings religiously! He’s so confused! What about the chicken dance? The garter dance? How hokie are these things?
Does your family have any off-beat wedding traditions?
I’ve played a lot of wedding gigs and the most unusual request was playing polka music. It seems the groom’s parents had a polka band play at their reception. So whenever one of the kids gets married they do a tribute to their parents. We played ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ as a polka. The other tradition I can remember was a buddy of mine got married in a kilt due to his Scottish ancestry…
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern
It’s the first FrYiday of the month and that means Drunk or Kid!!! You tell us your crazy story and we’ll try to guess if it happened while you were drunk or a kid!
It’s like you and some friend’s deciding to build a ramp for skateboarding or figure out that you already have a ramp on top of your house…the roof!
This can happen either when your drunk or a kid!
Leaving the little details out is always the best way to fool the guys! Don’t use words like “my parents” “me and this kid”. This competition is tricky, but fooling the both Slacker and Steve is all the more reason to participate!
Was it an injury? Embarrassing moment? Whatever it was, leave out the age appropriate terms and keep the fella’s guessing!
Kelly was sitting on the couch drinking a beverage and she wanted get a straw. Rocking in her chair, she flipped over the chair and the straw stuck in her throat. She had to pull it out and sped to the hospital and spent 16 hours in the ER. If the straw would have been a centimeter to the right, she would have bled to death in seconds… 14 years old! And sober!
Metal seat down the stairs…First try? Smooth and extremely fast! Second attempt? She gets stuck on the stairs, the seat goes flying and she gets lacerated to the point she needs 14 stitches…A kid!
Partying with some friends, they decide to break out the Sumo wrestler outfits, because who doesn’t have those laying around! He takes a digger and knocks over the display case with Grandma’s urn, then stands up and knocks over the dog’s urn…Drunk! and Sumo wrestling a kid!
What have you done that could go either way?
I stole Cessna airplane tires from a small municipal airport…
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray “the Kid” Intern
Exercise is good for you at any age, but today’s OPP wants to know if her daughter is taking it too far.
Yi! My 10-year-old daughter has gained a little bit of weight over the past year. Her doctor says she is perfectly healthy, and it's nothing to worry about – she's due for a growth spurt, but she is a little chubbier than her friends and it's really upsetting to her. She has been hounding her father and me for a gym membership, but I think she is way too young. I told her she should join a sport or take up dance, but she is adamant about the gym. I want to instill the importance of exercise to her, but I just don't think a gym membership is the answer. What should I do? I don't want to discourage her interest in being healthy, but I don't know how to handle the situation. What would you do?
Thanks in advance for the advice,
Slacker’s really torn on this one. There are so many kids that don’t fell this way. They want fast food and video games. There’s 2 times in your life when you can make more fat cells. One period is when you’re a teenager and the other time is when, as a woman, you are pregnant. Right now, if Steve was to gain weight, he would just make his existing fat cells bigger. If you’re in one of those periods, you make more fat cells to absorb the extra intake. Yes, being aware of it is a good thing. But should she be worried about it at 10 years old?
Steve’s not sure either. For her to be conscious of this fact is a positive thing. If you’re trying to be hotter or socially accepted, that’s no good. Does she not want to be the girl who gets ridiculed by her peers? The guys have a ton of questions for this mom, but she didn’t leave a number.
Steve’s been in a gym once. He poked his head in and looked around and didn’t see any 10 year olds. Don’t your parents have to be there? She would have to the Y or the Rec. Center
What is your advice to Vanessa and her daughter?
Applaud her for being health conscious. Absolutely do that. Find out what the root of this concern is. Are her parents huge and she sees that or hears it from other kids? Obesity is a very real epidemic in this country. We want instant gratification. Food is no exception and quite frankly has culturally changed the world’s perspective of us as Americans. If we don’t get our food from a chain in less than 5 minutes, we expect it to be free! Italians find it offensive if you take less than 2 hours to eat a meal. They would be insulted and ask you to never return. Seriously! Just sound like there needs to be a bit more digging to get to the real reason. Bulimia is on the horizon if this girl does not get this addressed!
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern
A car salesman from the Detroit-area is so good at carnival games he wins thousands and thousands of stuffed animals a year... and he donates them all. It started when he was nine years old and he'd help his father deliver linens to the state fair. After work he'd play carnival games. He was really good at throwing games: darts, quarters on plates, etc. He won a lot and started to develop crazy technique as time went on. He once won 200 animals in two hours.,He was winning up to 2,000 animals a year without even trying…so he started trying and began winning 5-6,000 a year.,He donated them all to charities, Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, schools, etc. He even puts one in every car he sells. He's gotten so good that carnivals limit how much he can play because he'll wipe them out of toys.
Steve’s claim to fame? It’s on the wall in the Wahpeton ND American Legion where he grew up! He still hold the record for the most strike outs in a game…16! Every time he goes back home, he stops in just to make sure…
Slacker is a guitar virtuoso. He used to play in a band that tour/opened for Dokken, Tesla, etc. He was asked to audition for the band Warrant! He got accepted…and then turned them down. He says it’s because he was young and the lead singer was old and Slacker felt they would be touring state fairs and the singer tried to guarantee they would still be doing stadiums! NO cherry pie for you!
Steve still wants to know if they took him to the strip in L.A. and dressed Slacker in drag.
They tried to get him all decked out, but did not succeed!
What’s your Claim to Fame?
I was Bantam League State Bowling champion when I was 10! My current band was voted 3rd on Denver 7’s A-List. Me and a partner were state champions in the LiveStrong golf tournament 2 years ago. Random? Nah, just well rounded…
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! - Ray the Intern
The point of a vacation is to take a break from your “real life” and cut loose. Some people take on a whole new persona, while others dress quite a bit racier than they normally would. We are all for it! It’s not a real vacation if you don’t feel like you need another one by the time you get back.
Slacker says that before he was married with kids he did it all the time. “My name is Cade, I have a twin brother with a cowboy hat that will be here in a few days.” He thinks that Steve probably changes in to a “normal” person when he’s on vacation. Steve can’t quite understand why anyone would do this because he wouldn’t get any play as someone else. But the women who give him “play” are probably in to their alter egos at the time!
What have you done to escape yourself while on vacation?
The last time I was on vacation in a place where I didn’t know anyone, I let myself have a few more cocktails than I usually do and made out on the dance floor with some random guy. My friends showed me the picture of him the next day…We all had a good laugh at my expense. I think I’ve even lied about my career before too. It’s the only time you get to be someone else, so I say go for it and live it up!
Everyone has been screwed over in a relationship. Most of us want revenge. Some of them actually get it. Some of the most popular ways of getting relationship revenge include keying their car, smashing windows, letting air out of the tires and even slashing their tires!
One of Steve’s exes hacked in to his email and told Slacker that he was sleeping with his wife! She also emailed many of his other friends and said plenty of crazy things.
We want to hear how you got revenge!
Maybe it’s the combination of my belief in karma and everything happens for a reason but I can’t think of anything that I’ve done to get revenge on a past relationship. Maybe it’s also because I’m afraid of getting caught. Or maybe I will just take it to the grave with me!
Today’s OPP is from a woman who got pregnant when she was 16 and raised her daughter with the father who was 18 at the time. Admittedly, the relationship and their life isn’t everything she wanted out of life but loves her daughter more than anything. Now her daughter is 17 and pregnant…The father wants her to keep the baby and raise it, saying that they made it work and she will too. She doesn’t want her daughter to sacrifice her education and other opportunities.
Steve says he feels bad for Candy because she is going to end up raising her grandchild, but he also can imagine Candy’s daughter thinking, you did it, why can’t I? Slacker says that the decisions he has made in his life has made him who he is today and has no regrets. However, if Noah picked up a guitar and decided he wanted to be a rockstar, Slacker wants the best for his son and would be worried that he wouldn’t make it and therefore his happiness might suffer.
Should you try to stop your kids from making the same mistakes you made?
Do as I say not as I did…I’m a firm believer that kids shouldn’t be having kids. There are plenty of people out there that can’t have children but want them more than anything and can actually provide a good life for them. Teens and women in general should be more concerned about what kind of life they can provide for a baby because it takes a whole lot more than just love to raise one. I assume that Candy and her husband will end up taking on a whole lot of responsibility for their grandchild and their daughter will not know fully what it’s like to do it on her own. I think Candy needs to put her foot down and tell her daughter that she is under 18 and still under her care and roof and that she cannot keep the baby.
John and Alicia called us live today for Great Mate Debate. Alicia, John and their son spend time with Alicia’s best friend, Laura, her husband, Rob, and their son, David. John no longer wants his son Joshua to be around David because he is not well behaved at all and is afraid that his behavior will rub off on him. Alicia holds strong to the fact that Joshua is a very well behaved little boy and will be just fine even if they continue hanging out. John wants Alicia to have an honest and adult conversation with Laura, telling her that the two boys can’t hang out anymore but she can still continue her relationship with her best friend.
Slacker admits that his kids are the little terrors that David is being described as. He says now that if this goes a certain way today, he’s afraid that all of his friends are going to stop talking to him and his family for the same reasons. But if the tables were turned, Slacker can understand the need to take care of his children’s needs first and would possibly remove them from that situation.
Whose side are you on?
I am going to take Alicia’s side on this. If she had this conversation with her best friend it could potentially be the end of a great relationship. As parents I think they both should be honest with their son about his behavior. If he acts up or is doing things that David is doing, reprimand him and tell him why. But what do I really know? I only have dogs and raising them is a far cry from raising a child!
(photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net)
According to a new study, researchers found that death row inmates often choose comfort foods for their last meals. In fact, most of their last meals deal with a high count in calories and heavy meat. Most of the times it’s French fries, ice cream, soda, hamburgers, chicken, steak, pie and more! The average meal request adds up to about 2,756 calories, more than what you need in a single day. They’ve even seen requests like 12 pieces of friend chicken, two buttered rolls, mashed potatoes, sodas and pints of ice cream, adding up to more than 7,000 calories!
So, with all of this food talk we started thinking to ourselves, what would you like to have as your last meal?
Dave would want a roasted turkey at about 16 pounds. He’s a skinny guy so he’s going out fat. He would also like some of his mom’s cheesy potatoes, peas, corn on the cob, butter rolls, Pumpkin and lemon meringue pie.
Steve would want something flown in, but that doesn’t really happen…So, he would settle for his egg, tuna salad sandwich. But what if someone made it wrong? Therefore, he would have to ask for eggs, tuna, bread and every other ingredient to make it himself. He would also want just a can on Alfredo sauce.
Slacker’s last meal would be Steve smothered in Alfredo Sauce. Not really… Every once in a while he will look at his wife and they both will be thinking at the same time, thanksgiving! So, they will go out and get the ingredients for stuffing, a turkey and enjoy it more than once a year!
Steve instantly changed his mind to Slacker’s stuffing…
Doing something for the first time usually isn’t fun. Slacker thought Steve would have a bad first relations story, but Steve was like, “No, I rocked it.” Slacker’s first time at relations was really bad, but he also felt guilty because he stole the girl from his best friend. His best friend was on his way to a concert he was supposed to be going to with him! So guilt, plus inexperienced equaled not just really bad, but extremely awful!
Steve’s worst first experience was actually in Kindergarten. He really, really had to go to the bathroom…Just number one, don’t worry, but a girl named Karen was in the co-ed bathroom. Eventually, Steve couldn’t hold it anymore and he let it go. The flood gets were open and there was no going back. They had to call his mom to bring him new clothes and he was always known as that kid for the rest of Kindergarten.
Today, Angela joined us live on the air to discuss her OPP.
Lately, she has been going through a rough patch in her relationship with her husband, along with her family. She has been married for six years and when she came downstairs one day, he had gone to the bathroom so she took a look at his computer and saw he was in a chat room with some girl! Now she doesn’t trust him anymore, doesn’t appreciate it and can’t even imagine what’s next if this is the kind of guy he is. She doesn’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth about it, so she’s done…She’s ready to sign the divorce papers. She turned to her family for support, but they don’t see it as a big deal and have completely taken his side. She feels like no one is listening to her. Is she crazy? What do you do when you’ve made a decision and no one supports you?
Slacker wanted to know if she had full trust in her family and friends. If everyone was telling her it wasn’t a big deal, than maybe he thinks they’re right. Slacker thinks Angela may be overreacting if her friends are taking his side. He’s afraid she has a history of overreacting because he can’t see why her friends and family’s wouldn’t be behind her on this…
Slacker was in this position with his ex-wife. She found his family to be a source of strength during their relationship, so when they got a divorce his family backed away from her and she didn’t know what to do…
Have you been in this situation before?
Do you think Angela has a right to be upset about this? What advice do you have for Angela?
Food O.C.D. by Slacker And Steve,posted Sep 5 2012 3:36PM
We all can be a little OCD about things in our lives, but have you ever noticed it with food? Slacker has some OCD’s that revolve around the textures of certain foods like ice cream bars that he won’t put in his mouth because of the wooden stick. It’s the same with the wooden spoon. He won’t lick anything that touches a wooden spoon. When it comes to other foods, Slacker has to eat the ridges off of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup first before he gets into the peanut butter and he has to eat the cookie part off of a Twix bar first before he eats the rest. Our Producer Dave is the same way, except he eats the ridges off of a Ritz Cracker before he continues to eat the rest.
Slacker tried to get Steve to believe he is OCD with certain foods and although he’s not fully convinced himself, it’s true…He is. He’s gotten better about it though…Back in the day he would have to buy Dixie Plates that would separate the food for you, but now he has grown to love foods mixed together or will at least let them touch. It’s like when Slacker made Steve try Sushi for the first time. Slacker would hand him a piece of Sushi and he would barely stick his tongue on it before he was already disgusted by it, but once he actually stuck the whole piece in his mouth, he actually enjoyed the mixture of flavors and the texture, as well.
When it comes to Oreos, Steve doesn’t eat the cookie part. Instead, he tears apart the cookie and stacks up all the white cream into its own giant cookie, and eats that. He’ll just through the actually cookie part away!
One thing that Steve absolutely hates is when he finds a yellow piece of candy and when he puts it in his mouth; he realizes that it’s not the lemon favor he was looking for, but the nasty banana. In his words, “Don’t slip me the banana!”
The only food OCD that fell back on Slacker when he was trying to convince Steve he was OCD, was M&Ms. If Slacker was to lay out a whole bag on M&M’s onto the table, Steve would just grab a handful like normal and eat them, but Slacker can’t. He knows they all taste the same, but he must separate them by color before he eats them. It’s just like that with Dots and Runts for him. He will separate them by shape and color and eat the worst flavors first, saving the best for last.
Are you like Slacker and Steve with any of these food OCD’s?
There's a Russian guy that wanted to know his girlfriends love was real before he proposed to her... by faking his own death!!!! He hired a movie director, stunt men, make-up artists and a script writer to make this stunt as believable as possible! As for her reaction, she said yes.
Slacker, in trying to purchase an engagement ring, had to lie to his now wife. She know's everywhere he is at all times, and while shopping for her ring, he would tell her he was going to get his tires rotated. She though he was cheating and when she confronted him, he apologized, through tears, and handed her the ring.
Slacker and Steve want to know what's your crazy proposal story?
Macho Men by Slacker and Steve,posted Sep 4 2012 5:26PM
It's no secret that men go into 'Macho man' mode to impress a girl. Slacker is the guy that fakes interest in a girls hobbies in order to have more in common with her. One time, he was with a girl that was really into mountain biking. Thinking 'I know how to ride a bike' he went biking with her and it didn't end well for him and his man parts!
What's the dumb stuff your man has done while trying to act macho??
I am about to get married next year to my beautiful fiancee. I am a black male and she is a white female. I have a great job working with the government and about to graduate college. I take good care of her. Well when I proposed she told her dad and also informed him that I was black. He was so furious he basically cut her off. I've tried to reach out and offer to visit him but he refuses to meet me. My fiancee and her dad haven't talked in a year and I've been working hard to get them to reconnect. Well as if all the stuff i mentioned wasn't bad enough. He messages me on facebook offering me 25,000 dollars not to marry his daughter. I refused to take the money because I love my fiancee very much. My problem is do I tell her about this. I want her father and her to still have a relationship, but I also don't want to start my marriage with secrets. What should I do?"
Slacker thinks that if he had asked her dad first then this wouldn't be an issue. But bigger than that, what era is her dad from that race is even an issue. Regardless, Slacker doesn't think that he should tell his fiancee about this and he shouldn't take the money.
Steve says that this is the dad's problem and that they shouldn't shoulder it. He thinks that this guy should take the money and still marry the daughter. It's a cushion for them to start their life.
Should he tell her and solidify that her relationship with her family is done? Should he take the money and still marry her? What do you think this guy should do? What would you do?
Slacker and Steve have a friend that was put in a situation where they could either stand up and fight or wuss out:
"I found a parking space near the front door of the grocery store. I had my 3 year old daughter in the car with me. As I was pulling into the space a woman, who was standing there, began waving me off. She was saving the parking spot for someone else. Instead of pulling in and running her over I backed-up and found another parking space. Did I do the right thing? You can't hold a parking space for someone else, right?"
Slacker has been in this situation before with his son at a ball game when a couple drunk guys cut infront of them in line to get food. Because his son was with him, he decided to not to make a scene about it and simply told his son why it was wrong.
Steve thinks that these friends wussed out. If it was him in that situation, he would have run the lady over because you can't hold parking spots.
Have you ever been in this situation with your kids in tow? If so, did you stand up and fight or did you wuss out??