Happy Friday Friends!
ALWAYS SAY HI!
I met a very nice lady at the grocery store today. I was just standing there at the deli when she said, “Are you Pete Braley?” I said yes and we had a little chat. She asked me how I was doing and said she still missed the morning show and I told her that I did too, every day. I don’t miss the 4am wake up call, but I really do miss that show. We had something special, a special bond that I have never taken for granted.
I love meeting people that used to listen, so please, always say Hi!
OH LOOK OUT!
I checked the news today while waiting in line. I think it’s the angle, I don’t know why his forehead is that big. Except maybe his head is that big.
I wonder where these guys will end up? (Lauer, Weinstein, etc.) I’m sure they won’t just disappear even though they have enough money to.
BEFORE I FORGET
NATIONAL PIZZA DAY
Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite. We always have a debate in our house: I like thin crust, my son Matt says he feels like he`s being cheated, he likes a thicker crust.
I grew up with the Fay’s Knotty Pine on Acushnet Ave and Pa Raffa’s and Ma Raffa’s. Now, I like Riccardi’s. He likes Papa Gino’s or any thick crust.
I guess the trade worked out well for him. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers reportedly agree to 5-year, $137.5 million contract, the largest deal in NFL history. A couple of thoughts:
- Why??? Didn’t we all think he would be next-up after Tom Brady?
- What’s Tom worth?
- One guy does not make a team. Will they sign the tools he needs?
- What do the Patriots do now for the future?
THIS WAS AFTER A WIN RIGHT?
Philadelphia officials say two people were stabbed, an officer was assaulted and four police vehicles sustained minor damage during the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade. Both stabbing victims survived and the two arrests were for assaults. Officials also said a Jumbotron was toppled when fans climbed it. Crews on Friday are picking up trash left behind by fans who watched the team travel in open-top double decker buses from their stadium to the art museum steps made famous in the “Rocky” movies.
SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE NO WORDS
A Massachusetts man accused of killing kittens because he was bored has been sentenced to a year in jail. Milford resident Miguel Medina threw one kitten into a wall and burned another in a fire pit, prompting his arrest last year. (Maybe they should do the same thing to him? Must have had a well-adjusted childhood huh?)
Did I mention it’s NATIONAL PIZZA DAY? JUST checking.
Melissa Manchester has Dionne Warwick to thank for launching her career, and it was because of a song Warwick didn’t even get to consider recording. Manchester says she wrote the song “Midnight Blue” with songwriter Carole Bayer Sager after a conversation about their young marriages. Manchester says they were discussing how to get their husbands to communicate better. They sent the song to Warwick’s producer for her to record, but the producer liked the singer on the demo better. It was Manchester, and “Midnight Blue” was her first hit.
Dierks Bentley is introducing a clothing line called Desert Son through the men’s brand Flag and Anthem. The first products for the spring line will include T-shirts, hoodies and hats for men, with a few T-shirts for women. Items coming this summer and fall will include button-down shirts, knit shirts, denim and jackets. The clothes are available through the Flag and Anthem website and at select retailers.
I HAVE TO SAY, THIS MAKES NO SENSE TO ME
Yoko Ono has given her approval to a company that will make 12-inch-tall figurines of John Lennon. The figurine made by Molecule 8 comes with two pairs of glasses and three outfits: a black long-sleeved t-shirt, a blue shirt and velvet jacket and an Army coat. It even comes with two different heads, feet with boots or with sandals, and interchangeable hands. It will sell for $300 beginning in April.
NATIONAL NO ONE EATS ALONE DAY
No One Eats Alone is a positive prevention initiative creating a lunchtime of inclusion. Organized by students for students, middle schools across the nation look beyond differences and find ways to start conversations at lunchtime – with everyone. No one eats alone.
NATIONAL BAGEL DAY
NATIONAL PIZZA DAY
Here are some interesting facts about pizza:
- Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
- Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year.
- Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
NATIONAL TOOTHACHE DAY
On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles made their first live U.S. television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” An estimated 73 million people tuned in to watch the band perform five songs, including “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”
In 1997, “The Simpsons” became the longest-running prime-time animated series, beating the record previously held by “The Flintstones.” And it’s still going!
Carole King is 76
THE THOUGHT FOR TODAY
“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.”