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A]
Available:  Am I single? Yes. Many women in my past have apparently made good decisions.

[B] Best concert: I love small venue shows. Seeing Brantley Gilbert play a small bar years ago is definitely up there!

[C] Current clothing: Same as every other day Pinkie, T-shirt, Jeans, Sneakers and of course a Hat.

[D] Dirty little secret: My bathroom at home always needs to be cleaned. ALWAYS.

[E] Eat at the most: Whatever is closest. I hate driving out of my way for food that will taste the same as the burger joint across the street.

[F] Favorite band: Zac Brown Band is my favorite national act. Artists primarily playing in Texas? William Clark Green has been speaking to my soul for the past year, so I’m going to go with him!

[G] Gummy bears or worms: Neither. I like real bears, and real worms. I don’t play around with imitations.

[H] Hometown: Born in Emporia, Kansas. I claim two other towns as hometowns as well. Topeka, Kansas and Overland Park, Kansas.

[I] If I weren't in radio: I’d probably be homeless. Or on the road doing stand-up comedy.

[J] Junk food: Yes. I’m horrible to myself. I love junk food. I don’t drink soda but if it’s greasy there is a very good chance I’m going to be on board with it.

[K] Killer radio moment: I once stayed on air for 10 hours straight to broadcast the wild fires that were happening. I got a lot of calls from very thankful folks.

[L] Listen to me: My mom wanted me to be a lawyer. She still wants to know when I’m going to get a “real job.”

[M] Music to chill to: Wow, random list. You are really asking some good questions. When I just want to relax, I will listen to stuff I don’t normally listen to. Like Ingrid Michaalson and Bret Dennen.

[N] Number of siblings: SIX. But there is math involved. Here we go: 2 brothers from my dad’s previous marriage. 1 Sister from my Mom’s previous marriage. 2 kids from my parents (me and my little brother) and a step brother who joined the family about 10 years ago who is older than all of us!

[O] One wish: I’d wish for one more wish. And then the next wish, wish for one more wish. And so on. I’m pretty sure I’m not doing that right.

[P] Person you'd love to meet:  In my line of work I’ve gotten to meet a lot of country stars. So I think I would like to meet my favorite comedians. Louie C.K. tops that list.

[Q] Quantum Physics: String Theory. I’m all over that….Unfortunately I’ve just been informed that it’s not at all what I thought it was. I was really hoping this was a cheese question.

[R] Reason to smile: I’m doing what a nine year old version of me dreamed of doing.

[S] Start in radio: I lied. It’s true. I wasn’t going to college at the time, but I went to the employment office, grabbed some internship papers and went to my favorite local radio station. They were under the impression I was a legit intern. I worked 80 hours a week for free. They hired me. (note: this approach is not advisable.)

[T] Time you wake up: It really depends on what happened the night before. But if it was a quiet night, About 8:30. Followed by three GIANT cups of coffee.

[U] Underrated band: Wow. I just blew my own mind. Awesome question Letter U! There are so many great bands working their hardest to be seen and known that I love. I’m going to go with Granger Smith. I really think that guy needs to be heard by more people. His story from working with Jason Aldean is a pretty great one too.

[V] Vacation: I either go home to see the family, go to San Angelo to see some friends. Or I DO NOTHING. Seriously. NOTHING. I have been known to not open the front door of my house for days of vacation.

[W] Website you rely on: I love Fark.com I’m also always on twitter and facebook.

[X] X-rays you've had: Most recently would be my teeth. Oh man, I just realized I have another dentist appointment on Monday. Thanks X. I thought we were cool.

[Y] Your favorite country artists:  In no particular order: Zac Brown Band, William Clark Green, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood’s legs, Cory Morrow, Roger Creager, Blake Shelton, and a shout out to my buddy Dan Patterson.

[Z] Zodiac sign: I’m a Sagittarius. And yes, Those hooves are real, and they’re spectacular.

BIG Lies

by JR KLLL posted Apr 18 2013 5:23PM
I’m from a big combined family. All in all there are five boys and a girl.

Just 4 of us boys. We got into mom's make-up while she was gone.  She was SUPER happy when she got home to see us like this.
(From L to R Gabe, Jason, Scott, and me.)


Before the internet, before cable TV, before we got our first NINTENDO that we saved up for as a family, we played outdoors. And when my older brother Jason got bored, he would tell me lies. BIG lies. And I would believe every single one of them. As I learned later, I was a gullible child. I’m a gullible adult too. But that’s all going to change once that prince from Nigeria sends me all that money.

I haven’t blogged in a while, so I thought it might be fun to tell you one of the big lies my brother told me, and I thought they were truth until embarrassingly late in life.


BIG BRUTUS
As a family we took a vacation to a town I’m comfortable now in saying is the worst place ever to go on vacation. It was some aunt’s farm in Chetopa, Kansas. When we weren’t getting paid a penny per fly we killed on the front porch, (I’m still owed thousands of dollars from that deal. I never saw ONE of those pennies.) we were trying unsuccessfully to not annoy our parents. After a day or two, the folks got us off the farm to go see Big Brutus.

I naively asked Jason “Who is Big Brutus?” He went on to explain to me how Big Brutus was a giant man. So big that he had to have a giant earth mover built for him. And so, they built a giant bulldozer for him to work on, so he would have something to do.


This is what Big Brutus probably looked like

 
We got to the gate where my dad asked the lady in the booth something, and I asked Jason “what’s happening?”

Without any effort at all, he told me that apparently “…Big Brutus wasn’t there today, but, we can go look around the bulldozer anyway.”

I may have been seven when this happened. I actually passed this information along to people. Who looked at me like I was crazy. I didn’t find out Jason had lied to me until I was probably 14, when I realized I had never seen a giant before, and maybe they didn’t exist.

Jason has a beautiful wife and two smart sons, with big imaginations, that I’m sure he tells a tall tale or two to every now and again.

Because of all of the lies Jason has told me, this may end up being a series of Harry Potter proportions when it’s done.


Oh, and by the way, this is Big Brutus. Probably the number one tourist destination in south east Kansas during the mid 80’s. A lot like Studio 54 except not at all.

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04/18/2013 5:58PM
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Very informative. Love, mom
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