HAPPY ALMOST WEEKEND FRIENDS!
Don’t forget, we change the clocks this weekend. When you go to bed Saturday night, turn the clock ahead one hour.
If I remember my morning radio days well, this is the one that hurts. Whatever time you get up Monday, your body will think it’s an hour earlier. Jet lag.
Be careful! Statistics show an increase in car accidents and heart attacks on this upcoming Monday because of losing that hour of sleep.
The big news yesterday was that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will meet with President Trump by May at a place and time to be determined.
I hope this is good news…..but I don’t trust Kim.
Why the change? Maybe it’s the sanctions or he’s finally listening to some advice? This is certainly a different look from how he was portrayed a few months ago.
JACKPOTS ARE GROWING
The jackpot for Mega Millions has grown to $290 million dollars tonight. Powerball is up to $385 million tomorrow.
A BUSY WEEKEND AT THE BATTING CAGES
High school tryouts for baseball and softball are coming up March 19th so that means two more weekends in the cages. Good luck to all players.
NEW BEDFORD HALF MARATHON
The 41st Annual New Bedford Half Marathon will be run next Sunday morning at 11 a.m. There is still time to register online and I’ll be at the start/finish line downtown reporting for New Bedford Cable Network.
TODAY’S CUTE PUPPY PIC
BLUES CLUES RETURNS???
Nickelodeon has announced the 20-episode return of Blue’s Clues. The press release said, “The new Blue’s Clues will have a refreshed signature look and casting for the new host will begin this month.”
Per the audition notice, those who want to be the next Steve need to get to Burbank, California, on Saturday, April 14.
Nickelodeon is encouraging women and men of all backgrounds to try out, noting “our host will have a comedy background, a natural connection with the camera, and will empower the home viewer to feel important, respected, and smart. Playing the guitar, singing, and juggling are all a plus.”
To be clear, the home viewer is meant to be a pre-schooler (and his/her parents, who likely loved the original Blue’s from its 1996 beginnings). Otherwise, the premise is the same. “Puppy Blue invites viewers into her animated world to help solve the day’s puzzles with the help of a live-action host,” the press release explains.
Filming is set to begin this summer.
I knew that show inside/out once. “Here’s the mail it never fails, it makes me want to wag my tail!”
WHILE WE’RE BEING NOSTALGIAC
What is it about “Gilligan’s Island?” Why does that show have such a hold on some of us?
I was scrolling through Facebook the other day when I came across one of those features….you know the ones where you have to keep hitting NEXT to read something they could’ve put on one page. This one was about “Facts You Never Knew About Gilligan’s Island.” I can’t help it, I was drawn to it.
We just never seem to get enough about that show. Or, at least some of us don’t.
NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING
This day consists of a 24 hour period from sundown to sundown, to unplug, unwind, relax and do things other than using today’s technology, electronics, and social media.
NATIONAL BARBIE DAY
March 9th is the anniversary of the day the Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York in 1959.
- March 9th, 1959 is also used as Barbie’s official birthday.
- Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and she was created by Ruth Handler. Ken Carson, Barbie’s boyfriend, was introduced by Mattel in 1961.
NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY
This day is for all crab meat lovers to celebrate their favorite crustacean.
- Crab meat is a healthy choice until you add all that melted butter.
- There are 1.5 million tons of crab consumed every year around the world.
NATIONAL GET OVER IT DAY
NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY
It is not clear how this day got started, but who can resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day? There are many different ways to celebrate meatballs:
- Spaghetti and meatballs
- Swedish Meatballs
- Meatball Subs
- Meatball Pizza
- Porcupine Meatballs (made with rice)
- and the list goes on and on.
1963 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez
1964 1st Ford Mustang produced
1979 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
1995 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
THE THOUGHT FOR TODAY
“Don’t be disappointed if people refuse to help you. Remember the words of Einstein: ‘I am thankful to all those who said NO. Because of them, I did it myself.”