I spent three hours writing this tonight and would appreciate you taking five minutes to read it.
It's boring in parts but I promise the payoff is there if you love animals.
I'd appreciate you sharing so that we can continue to spread the word
about the amazing animals without voices that are feral/stray/sheltered
and are just waiting for a chance.
Please enjoy "The Cat That Nobody Wanted."
The cat that nobody wanted wasn’t even the cat that I wanted.
In fact, she was choice number three, and a distant three at that.
As I’d later find out, Florida had more feral cats per capita than
any other state, so it made sense that I’d see her entire family scurry
throughout the intercoastal apartment complex I lived in most nights
during that summer of 2008 when returning home from work at midnight. Of
course, the fact that I fed them helped, too.
But let’s introduce you to the cast, which initially began with two.
First there was the white tomcat Sting, whose meow announced his
presence with authority. Sting was mischievous, always on top of a car
hood or sitting above the apartment complex gate. I always worried Sting
would get picked up by animal control, as he was the boldest and
bravest of the feral crew. But luckily, while I was there, he never did.
One funny story sticks out about Sting, and it’s one that I’ll take with me the rest of my life.
It must have been a heat index of 105 one late Jacksonville
afternoon, and I was coming home from a workout at World Gym on Beach
As I pulled into the complex, I saw Sting laying on the ground in a helpless manner near the community mailboxes.
“Oh my gosh,” I thought. “Sting is dying. He needs water. Or a vet.
But I have to work in an hour. I don’t have time. What do I do?”
As it turned out, I opted for the worst possible solution – to run
and get my kitten KC’s carrying case, so I could put Sting in it and
then decide where to take him AFTER that fact.
Problem was, as I arrived back with the case, he scurried into some
bushes and when I reached for him, bit my hand, just as he should have,
this strange giant potentially impeding on his life.
Long story short, Sting ended up being just fine, but I ended up
getting a tetanus shot at my doctor (after being laughed at
hysterically) and was told if I didn’t see Sting alive in three days, I
had to have rabies treatments, which would cost a ton of money and cause
sheer amounts of pain.
Luckily, that white SOB that I loved so much would show up from time
to time, so I knew I was safe, but the visits to my apartment became
less and less, right as cat number two started visiting more.
To this day, I have no idea why I never gave cat number two a true
name. I never even thought to, even though I had decided to try and keep
Cat number two was older than a kitten, but not quite an adult, with
short grey hair. She was extremely sweet and affectionate. Looking back,
I should have known that cat number two was being courted by a really
pretty girl downstairs who used to have a lot of parties. I’ll never
know for sure, but I think she might have been a stripper. Just
intuition on my part – nothing wrong with being a woman of the night!
Anyway, cat number two became familiar with feeding time and would
join Sting when I’d get home from work. After I’d feed her, I’d want to
give her attention because she was so damn precious. Being a good cat
owner to KC (who was near one year old at this point), I couldn’t take
her in my apartment, so I would take her to my Ford Escape and pat her
for a good 20 or 30 minutes a night, before going back inside and
watching the DVR’ed Royals game.
I should probably say that at this point, I was just becoming a cat
fanatic. I had one cat before KC, an outdoor cat we fed during childhood
named “Mama Kiki.” I loved that cat more than anything and had her the
last two years of her life during my final days in Charlotte and first
days in Jacksonville. I had to put her down one night after I returned
home from work and she’d had a stroke. I got KC a few months later as a
kitten and swore I’d never adopt another cat. One was enough and two
would make me a “cat lady” and “undateable” in my mind. But my heart, of
course, knew differently, as when I was feeding these cats, I’d lie
with my head and say, “I’ll just feed them and then trap them and get
them homes.” But deep down, I knew I’d be adding to my family and
adopting one, just like Mama Kiki all of those years earlier.
Anyway, after awhile, cat number two began showing up less and less,
and one day I saw her going outside from the stripper’s porch
downstairs. “Duh,” I thought. “She’s so tame because she’s being fed and
is someone’s pet.”
To confirm, I then asked the girl (we’ll call her “Lola” since I
don’t know her name) if she was feeding the cat and taking care of it or
if I should. She said, “No, I’m adopting that cat, that’s on me, don’t
worry about it!” (I then asked for a lap dance. Kidding. That part
didn’t happen. Just wanted to make sure you were still reading.)
Mildly heartbroken, I realized that sweet cat number two would not be
adopted by me, but luckily right around that same time, one other cat
began showing up for dinnertime – a cat I’d seen before, but one that
was very, very wild and hung out with the feral cats that didn’t dare
get close to me. This cat was the obvious (much wilder) sister to sweet
cat number two! She was the exact same grey and size/age, but was a long
haired cat (versus short) and very scraggly. She had the bushiest and
Even as I began feeding cat number three a half can of wet food a
night, she three was very, very timid and very, very scared of me,
UNLESS I was sitting completely down on the concrete. If so, she would
allow me to get within a few feet while I fed her and by night three, I
scratched her head the first time.
The funny thing is, I had flashbacks to Sting when cat number three
let me pat her – because she kind of jumped up at my hand but instead of
biting me, to my extreme amusement, got on her back feet/hind legs and
walked like a human being up to my hand.
I didn’t even hesitate.
“Your name is Tippy. You walk on your tippy toes. You’re Tippy.”
From that night on, Tippy began to trust me a lot more and by night
five, she began sleeping outside of my door as she waited for me to come
home from work each night. I can still remember how happy my heart was
as I walked toward her the first night and saw that – that’s when she
officially “adopted me” and vice versa. It made me so happy!
At the same time, I was a bit nervous, because I always wondered if
the apartment neighbors were getting pissed that all these cats were
hanging around. I couldn’t have totally blamed them if they were, but
that made me scared, so I quickly found a local organization called “Cat
Angels” that would spay, give cats their shots, check for diseases,
etc. for a discounted price if you swore to foster the cat and never let
it back outside. I decided I needed to quickly do this just in case
someone called Animal Control with as predictable as Tippy’s behavior
was coming. She was always waiting for me and had that same loud meow
that Sting (her brother or Dad) had.
Anyway, as fate would have it, while I was waiting two more days to
meet the lady from “Cat Angels” to drop Tippy off, I was driving a
rental car for some reason (some repair on my Escape). When I dropped it
off at the Enterprise office on Atlantic Blvd., this really pretty girl
informed me that she was my neighbor and lived downstairs. Not the
stripper, a different girl that I wasn’t aware of. I couldn’t believe it
– what a small world!!
Nervously, I decided to ask, just to see what she’d say: “Are you one of the girls that feeds those cats?”
Her male co-worker began cracking up while she blushed and confirmed
that yes, she was a “cat lady.” I couldn’t believe it – here’s a
neighbor of mine in a city of 1.2 million people who also feeds the
cats!!! She knew about Sting and cat number two and loved them both, but
when I asked her about cat number three, my Tippy, she said:
“That long haired cat with the bushy tail? It’s so annoying!! It runs away and it is loud and wild. Annoying.”
I remember smiling to myself and thinking, “One person’s loss in another person’s gain. That’s my Tippy!”
A day and a half later, on the eve of the morning I’d take Tippy to
PetSmart to meet the lady from “Cat Angels, “ I arrived home from work
and Tippy was nowhere to be found.
“Great,” I thought.
Luckily, I knew exactly where she’d be – in the bushes downstairs, where as far as I know, she lived.
I called Tippy and she quickly came out of the bushes, followed me
upstairs and boom, I fed her inside of my apartment. She never hesitated
coming inside that first time – a starving cat must eat!
At the same time, I locked KC in a different part of the apartment so
they wouldn’t have any contact, eventually got Tippy into the bathroom
and the next morning, took her to PetSmart, where she must have had the
worst day of her life.
Here was this feral cat inside of a cat carrier, completely trapped,
and going to be that way for several hours until the lady at “Cat
Angels” could take her north to Amelia Island where she would be taken
care of and watched after for a couple of days inside of a cage. That
Those two days were long as I waited for Tippy to return but
eventually, she came home with me when I met the lady at the ferry of
Mayport, which is the naval base in Jacksonville. Tippy was in that same
old cat carrier and I remember her being VERY quiet on the drive home.
Once home, she took refuge in my bathroom, where she lived the first
four or five days with me. KC would hiss and scratch at the door,
obviously unhappy, but Tippy never reacted. She was too sweet and too
happy to have a home and surprisingly, not very scared in the bathroom.
Eventually, it was time to socialize KC and Tippy, so I began feeding
them on opposite sides of the door so they’d associate each other’s
smell with something good (food). I also switched the blankets they
slept on regularly with each other so they’d get used to each other’s
The day I decided to introduce them to each other, KC hissed and
growled and was not happy. Tippy just backed off and minded her own
business. She just wanted to be friends and didn’t understand why KC was
being so territorial! My Mom said, “David, this isn’t going to work.” I
said, “Yes it will, trust me. KC showed interest in all of the cats
when I’d feed them and likes them, it’ll just take a few days.”
Luckily, I was completely right and within a week, the two were best
friends. They remain that way today and I’m pretty sure KC (who is
probably a year older than Tippy and much bigger) believes that Tippy is
her kitten. She cleans her nonstop, watches after her and the reverse
Both KC and Tippy are my best friends. They wait for me each night at
the bottom of the steps when I get home. They follow me around. They
sleep with me. They love attention and love to play. They are AWESOME
animals. I couldn’t ask for better companions.
As I finish this on Thanksgiving Eve 2013, I can’t help but think of
how awesome Tippy has become and how lucky I was to have her adopt me.
Any of her two relatives would have been great cats too but it was her,
the third choice, the “annoying cat” and the cat that nobody wanted that
has become the best pet you could ever imagine.
I firmly believe Tippy is eternally grateful and thankful for me and I
can tell you that the feeling is mutual. She has the nicest heart you
can ever find on any creature – I mean that. She wouldn’t harm a fly.
All she wants to do is love you and be loved.
Tippy is still fairly scared of anyone that comes over and anyone she
doesn’t know, and she still wants to hide when it rains or thunders,
even six years later. She’ll run underneath the sink and open the
cabinets and hide from storms/threats, unless she’s within a foot of me
during all such events, where I can “protect her” from it (in her mind).
I am thankful for a lot on this day of reflection, and Tippy is right
at the top of that list, as are the countless amount of
underappreciated animal volunteers who run organizations like “Cat
Angels” and help save innocent animals day after day, week after week,
month after month, year after year.
I’m also thankful that you stayed with me and read this story, and I
hope it helps you realize how many poor animals are out there that need
homes, both in shelters and otherwise. Just you caring enough to read
this shows me you are ready for that next step – saving a cat or dog.
So next time you see a wild cat or dog, consider helping it, whether
that be feeding and taming to take to an organization to foster, or
whether that be you adopting. Or go to your local animal shelter and
adopt one – there are thousands that are stuck in a cage and just need a
chance to blossom. Let them love you the way Tippy does.
In closing, sometimes I like to think back to those hot summer nights
in Jacksonville, a place I’ve never been back to since I moved to
Kansas City on January 1st, 2009. I like to wonder what happened to
Tippy’s brothers, sisters and parents (and there were lots).
Perhaps and probably all went the way of most feral cats – eventually
dead from disease, run over by a car or picked up by animal control.
But maybe they’re still out there, out amongst the palm trees and
humidity, out in that same parking lot at night, chasing each other
around like when they were young and just waiting for a two-legged
creature to take the time to notice them and give them a chance.
I hope you can join me this year in pausing and reflecting on the things we DO HAVE instead of what we DON'T. I feel like that, plus family, is what Thanksgiving is all about. So this year, I invite you to join me in being thankful for the things we do have and at the same time, doing what we can to help others who DON'T have what we have. It's all about being thankful and giving. Happy Thanksgiving from myself, KC and Tippy to you and yours!!!
This is a MUST watch... A couple of things come to mind. First, the parakeet seems really tame, as does the cat... but why on earth is this owner letting two tamed and (seemingly) loved pets do this? Even if the cat is declawed, it will eventually bite and attack the cat in a playful fashion (in its head). The second thing that comes to mind is wow... what a BRAVE parakeet. This is a classic video.
AKA the Tori Spelling "adult film???" She was my childhood crush as Donna from 90210. The tape will never see the light of day, but I'll admit it... I kind of wished it would! #FirstCelebrityTapeIEverWantedToWatch
No, really, it does. Every time you unhook it. Which can be dangerous if you watch the "50 Shades of Grey" movie first. HAYY!!! But seriously, this is for a great cause - to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer. See below - and would YOU wear this?!?!?
I first fell in love with her during the American Idol Days. Then when she was in "House Bunny" with Anna Farris. Finally, I saw her on "Good Morning America" a couple years back and she seemed so down to earth and breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL. Say it aint so, Katherine... :( :( :( :(
With a book. Maybe it's a TELL ALL BOOK with juicy secrets on her and Corey's exploits???!!!??? Nah, probably not... but I'm excited to read it, all the same. Topanga was one of my childhood crushes, actually. Her and Staci Keanan (Nicole from My Two Dads/Dana from Step By Step). Love it!!!
Leave it to Perez to confirm all the rumors. Couldn't be more excited for this sequel - between this and Anchorman, I'll be seeing a lot of great movies in late 2013 into early 2014. Now, if only they'd do a Water World sequel, my life would be complete. (joke)
If you have never attended Irish Fest at Crown Center, my first question is WHY?!?!? To me, Irish Fest is as Kansas City as fountains and BBQ. It's always one of the Top 5 Irish Fest's in America with AMAZING food, dancing, entertainment, drinks, history, etc, etc. Family fun and an amazing place to "lose yourself" in a day. Come join myself tomorrow afternoon, as I'm there from 3-7 doing my show live!!! We're there all weekend - more info at kcirishfest.com! Seeya down there.
And not for winning FOUR Moon Men last night, no. And not for staying with Jessica Biel all these years, no. And not for the great movies he's in, no. But rather, for BRINGING 'N SYNC BACK TOGETHER!!! I wrongly predicted last week that Timberlake was forced into bringing the group back together at the VMA's last night because of the award he was getting and fan pressure. However, as it turns out, it was actually JT's idea!!! See below - pretty rad from a generally rad dude.
Knock on wood, it looks as if the majority of children in this horrific situation escaped serious injury. That doesn't make it any less of a tragedy, however, as obviously many of these kids will be scared and be dealing with the emotional side of this for quite some time. Keeping all of those children and families in my thoughts and prayers and hoping those who were injured get speedy recoveries.
Can we all get a collective "awww." But seriously, this is a neat story and I'm happy to read the happy ending. As someone who has given time to mentoring foster kids, it hits home for me. Also like reading a POSITIVE STORY in the media for once.
This story is so damn funny - it sounds like it should become a movie, with Jack Black playing the ninja. Did anyone ever see "Nacho Libre?" This reminds me of that. HAHAHHA Classic story. What a pimp this loser is.
All over the country - first in KC, now in her hometown (Des Moines). If you missed it, its a must read. Lady was drunkenly in the water spectacular out at "The K" last night for close to five minutes during the game. Ran away after being caught the first time, escaped out of cuffs later and much more. Classy fo sho.
First of all, we have PLENTY of chances to win Macklemore tickets by listening to Mix throughout the next few days. Also, if you'd like to come meet us at live broadcasts throughout the metro, we will PHYSICALLY HAND YOU A PAIR of Macklemore tickets if you are 18 or older and amongst the first people at such broadcasts (tickets are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and NOT guaranteed - one pair per person). Here's just a couple of places we'll be this weekend:
With me, Dave O, Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12 Noon at Olathe Ford, I-35 & Santa Fe. Come see me!
Aristocrat Motors, Saturday from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM at 9400 W. 65th Street in Merriam.
And MORE TO BE ADDED SHORTLY, including a blowout Monday morning.
Keep listening to Mix to win over the radio and to hear more locations of where we'll be handing them out!!!
This and every Wednesday night, we are on the Plaza from 7-9 at Blanc Burgers and Bottles with MAC Apartments, THE PLACE TO LIVE if you are a young professional in KC. Just minutes from the Plaza, Westport, Power & Light and much more. We have extended happy hour specials like always on food/drinks and tonight, MACKELMORE TICKETS. Come sign up to win - I'll have 15 pairs to dole out at 9!!!
Join myself and the most handsome producer in the biz, Jake Lutz, as we chill with you at Blanc Burgers & Bottles on The Plaza tomorrow night from 7-9 with our friends at MAC Apartments! We have extended happy hour specials on things like $3.50 hand cut fries, sweet potato fries, truffle fries and fire fries; and drinks specials on things like domestic bottles ($3.00), well drinks ($3.50) and draft beers ($1.00 off). Plus plenty of Worlds of Fun tickets to give you! Its extended happy hour - and if you want a nice little gift card to start the party tomorrow for you and your girls, send me a tweet (@daveo933) and I could hook you up with free food and drinks! Seeya tomorrow night at Blanc Burgers & Bottles on the plaza, with our friends at MAC Aparmtnets.
This happened last night and as I watched it live on Discovery, I found myself literally shaking. First of all, I was just sure that Nik Wallenda would fall off the 2 freaking inch wire. Second of all, I kept wondering, "I know your family has always done this, but at what point is this NOT a good idea?" Third, I was just thankful that he survived and made it. Oh and fourth, what BEAUTIFUL earth around that area.
As far as the legal system goes, this is kind of the end of the Jovan Belcher tragedy last December. I have no idea who the "proper" guardian should be, but I believe in our country and court system, so I'm happy to see this resolved. What I hope for now is continued peace for both families and most of all, the childhood that this little girl deserves to have. There is no happy ending when both parents are lost; however, may this be the best possible solution to an unthinkable tragedy.
I can FEEL IT!!!! We're getting close to giving you this beautiful coach designer purse along with the exact dollar and cent amount you'll tell me. Get ready, we'll play before 6!!! *** NOTE *** Not the actual coach purse style you'll win below but just the first one that came up on google images. hahah
Only 15 years old and obviously going through some very difficult things. Can't be easy to be her and I send my thoughts and strength to her and the entire Jackson family. Mental illness is a disease and I hope she gets the appropriate help and can turn things around. #GodBless
And its FREE for 21+!!!! They'll also be joining me live in studio after 5 PM this afternoon. Come on down and here them live - I saw them with Third Eye Blind on the "Bonfire Tour" and they were INCREDIBLE. Here all of Eve 6's hits including "Inside Out," "Here's To The Night" and "Promise!" Seeya down KC Live! In the Power & Light District for Eve 6 tonight. FREE. With Mix 93.3.!
Through all the horrible and unimaginable disaster that many in Oklahoma continue to face on a daily manner after the tornadoes earlier this week, there come beautiful stories. Like this one. Watch... just watch... but I'm warning you. Though its a HAPPY ENDING, you will still SOB. LOVE this woman - she reminds me of my grandma.
I can't even begin to comprehend what the people in Oklahoma are going through yesterday, today and for many years to come. Whether individuals lost a loved one or home, ALL were reminded how precious life is, and that's something that sticks for a lifetime. I hurt so much for every single life lost, especially those poor children. It's just so hard to comprehend and understand why these things have to happen. There is so much bad that happens in the world, both by humans and otherwise, and it reinforces that ALL OF US are in this together. Whether you live in Oklahoma or not, these are our fellow human beings and they need us. Anything we can do to help, we should do. If we live close and have the time, let's go drive down and lend a hand, a heart or a shoulder. If not, let's lend a few bucks and help those in need. It can't fix the hurt but it can help lessen it in knowing there is support from EVERYWHERE coming their way. Please consider helping if you can: here's more info.
None other than Angelina Jolie, who underwent a double mastectomy to greatly decrease her chances of breast cancer. First of all, to do this, takes ENORMOUS, ENORMOUS bravery. Second of all, the act is very selfless, in my opinion, and done so more so she can be there for her family. Third, this raises breast cancer awareness to women everywhere and also the importance of being looked at early so you can see if you have a greater chance of getting it (as Jolie did). This also puts this more firmly on the map as a possible treatment/prevention method. THANK YOU ANGELINA and Gods Speed to you.
HAHAHHA I LOVE the reporters reaction with the "head nod" when he totally gets busted for making an ass of himself... he tries to play it off like, "yep, I know, I know, right." HAHHAHA Background... reporter interviewing Matthew Perry and congratulates him on the big news from earlier in the day. Problem is, reporter doesn't realize Perry's TV show was cancelled, NOT renewed. Classic.
The bad news is we're getting a bad rep as the "second most redneck city in the country," which I call complete GARBAGE on. I've lived in two cities (Charlotte and Jacksonville) that I LOVED living in, just like KC, but both were more redneck than here. Somehow Atlanta came in at #1 - I wouldn't even have had that in the Top 10.
The good news? A new study came out today that ruled Raytown as the most cultural and diverse city for the arts in America.
The amount of anger I have inside of me over this cannot be explained. Sure, perhaps the tow company should have discovered this dog, too, that was locked in a car for nearly a month (but SURVIVED!!!) but more than that, whoever this owner is, deserves some serious jail time. Perhaps without more than one sip of water and bread crumbs for a month while locked in a cell without being able to leave. Whoever the owner of this pet was and the owner of the car HAD TO KNOW the dog was in the car. Unless they died and didn't tell anyone they had the dog (which is a 1 in a million chance), then this is a big, big, big problem.
Almost forgot about her but was a big fan of her's back in the day. Sad news for Crystal. Not really anything newsworthy or any of our business, to be honest, but I just liked seeing her name again and wanted to keep her alive in the back of your mind. :)
Attention West Beverly High alumni: Steve Sanders is jacked.Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Ian Ziering is getting pumped for his upcoming gig stripping with the yoked man panty crew of Chippendales ... by working out -- with a photographer o......
Or at least three members of the show were reunited last night! Hopefully this means the show will get back together for some sort of reunion someday, too, but still no definite plans for that occur. Maybe one of my other all-time favorites, Murder She Wrote, will get back together, too. Only problem - 2/3 of the cast is dead. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Aw Pink, why are you saying such things about yourself?! Isn't being a "slut" considered to be something RUDE!? You know, in a socially conservative sense LOLz!
Well, not according to the kickass singer! Girl wants to take BACK the term for all......
I would certainly consider today a historic day in our country, or at the very least, a historic day in the world of sports. That's because as you know by now, Jason Collins became the first professional athlete in "The Big 4 sports" (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL) to officially "come out of the closet." Really, in my opinion, it's too bad that this is such a big story, in that it doesn't affect his career or who he is as a person in any way, shape or form. However, we're still in the early stages of our country fully accepting LGBT individuals and as such, this IS news and IS something that is good for those who feel oppressed to hear. Hopefully more and more athletes will feel comfortable enough to reveal this and eventually, it won't be news anymore. Anyway, one idiot had to chime in with a homophobic tweet.... see below. Too bad to see this but glad the Miami Dolphins interjected swiftly!
Mike Wallace needs to learn how to RESPECT gay people ... so says the Miami Dolphins organization, which says it strongly condemns the comments made by their star receiver. A rep for the NFL team tells TMZ ... the Dolphins took immediate action ......
I hope like heck this does NOT come back to KC and Tippy the cats. They already do enough damaging things at home, including sending e-mails to my family and friends,and ordering expensive stuff off of EBAY. The LAST THING I NEED is them starting to tweet. Yikes.
TMZ has spoken with a rep for the Stockholm PD, who told us ... Around 7:10 PM on Wednesday night, an officer smelled weed coming from Justin's bus, which was parked in front of the Grand Hotel. Cops say ... when the bus left the hotel and heade......
Because Lil Scrappy is out of jail. That means he can once again make music and join the likes of Lil Wayne, Lil Flip, Lil Twist, Lil Jon, Lil Mouse, Lil Rob, Lil mama, Lil Kim, Lil Zane and Lil B in the studio. That's not to be confused with Young Money, Young Dro, Young Joc, Young Buck, Young MC or Young Jeezy. Got it? Good.
Lil Scrappy is a free man ... for now ... after a dubious pee test led to him being thrown in the slammer, TMZ has learned.As we reported, Scraps turned himself in to ATL authorities yesterday in response to a warrant that had been issued for hi......
Kris Humphries -- who was once obsessed with proving to the world that Kim Kardashian was a love fraud -- now says he gave up his battle because of his love of BBall.A rep for Kris tells TMZ, "Kris and his family are excited to move forward and ......
Justin Bieber's hijinks are apparently contagious ... a woman who claims she was hired to work as his chef has been charged with beating up her boyfriend.Sara Horowitz -- who placed 4th in Season 2 of "Hell's Kitchen" -- apparently isn't very ni......
Saturday (10-6) and Sunday (10-4) its the Great KC Pet Expo at the Overland Park International Trade Center! Come join me Dave O for all of the fun, including Pet Lover's Speed Dating at 5 PM tomorrow (Saturday!!!). How cool would it be to meet your "soul mate" at this?!?!? I'm giddy y'all! Seeya this weekend!
A few days late on this but wanted to give you an inside look at my trip to San Antonio, in case you've never been there. Its a pretty town and I was there as a groomsman in a wedding last weekend. Enjoy!Of course, a trip to The Alamo was a must. I never realized its got more than just that one building - a whole little group of buildings. Really pretty cool.This is the Riverwalk area. Tons of bars and restaurants that go for blocks and blocks in downtown San Antonio. Complete with a river in the middle, river taxis, ducks, etc, etc. Beautiful!This duck was floating up the Riverwalk. Or I think its a Duck, maybe its not. He told me his name is Rodrigo and he's born and bred in the Alamo City. He was a cool guy - very friendly and informative about San Antonio.
Whose that handsome groomsman?Me and my date for the wedding, Beth. One of my old interns from Jacksonville, Florida. Whoops - isn't that a "no no" in the company handbook?In retrospect this is a horrible picture of Adam. But meet Mr. and Mrs. Adam Michaels. He's been my great friend since high school - we both started on the air at the same radio station at age 16! He now hosts a morning show in San Antonio.
Even though he was living under my back room addition at my house, and I had to call my buddy Kevin to remove him in a trap, Rick The Raccoon will be missed at the "O" household and throughout our Lee's Summit neighborhood. Though I never saw him before today and never knew he existed before yesterday, Rick brought a lot to the 'hood, whether it be his "can do attitude" or his ability to make other raccoons laugh. Below you will see two pictures - number one, Rick in the cage this morning (kind of muddy and wet) and number two, Rick being released into the wild up at a wooded area in Parkville! Gods Speed to that pimp daddy 'coon!!!!
Magic Johnson has never talked about it before ... but he wanted to open up about his gay son and the implications that Earvin Johnson III's coming out will have in the black community, in the sports community and in their lives. TMZ sat down wi......
I am officially ashamed in myself for finding Lindsay Lohan attactive in the below bikini pictures (see the article). Especially since she has bruises in one of them! I am more annoyed by her than anyone in the world so believe me, I'm not happy that I find these pictures sexy. Am I losing it????
Lindsay Lohan threw on her bikini and hit the beach in Brazil yesterday ... revealing a series of gnarly bruises down her left leg. It's unclear how Lohan got her new marks ... it's possible she just banged herself up while ducking under tables ......
The "adult" Bed & Breakfast in Parkville has closed. The place even had mounted video cameras at the end of the bed. hahhahahhah!!!! Tragic day... guess I'll have to opt for something more traditional on first dates. *** NOTE *** Below video camera is not the actual one that was used for recording whoppie at the former hotel.
Okay, so that's old, old news. But they finally are getting their engagement photos done, which you can see below. That reminds me of a cool story about Ace Young. When I was working radio in Jacksonville, Florida, he once visited us out of the blue and took us out to eat at a sports bar on the beach. He had no real reason to be in town other than visiting radio stations. He was a blast to talk with - he was a great high school baseball player in Colorado and one of his teammates played for the Minnesota Twins. So we talked a lot about that. While there, two different groups of people recognized him and walked up to him. He couldn't have been nicer. Just a genuine dude. Happy to see him happy. Of course, how couldn't you be if you got to wake up next to Diana DeGarmo for the rest of your life, right?!?!?
1:34 PM PT -- One of Justin's neighbors tells TMZ ... the argument between Bieber and the accuser was NOT over a party ... it had to do with a Ferrari. We're told Bieber had the car delivered to his home last night on a flatbed truck ... and this…
Former WWE star X-Pac tore himself a new one last weekend ... literally ... after one of his signature wrestling moves took a BLOODY turn.According to his ex-GF's Instagram, Pac -- real name Sean Waltman -- was wrestling at an indie event in…
In the shocker of the year award, a member of Rihanna's entourage was busted near Detroit as the traveling party entered Canada. Rihanna was NOT present when this happened. *** NOTE *** The below bus is not the actual one that was driven.
Rihanna's tour buses were stopped at the border between Michigan and Canada ... and law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... authorities found weed.A total of 10 buses were stopped at the Ambassador Bridge, which separates Windsor, Canada and Detroit.…