Radiogurl a la Carte

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2005
Radio Caca

All right, I sucked up my pride and paid for another quarter of gold membership here. If I'm not a paying customer I really don't have the right to whine when I can't post, and when someone offered to pay for my membership (and I appreciate the gesture more than you know,) it kicked my guilt complex in the keister. I figured I'd spring for the $12 next time I couldn't post an entry, which turned out to be tonight.

I went to bed early tonight - was in bed by 7-ish, took some melatonin so I could sleep, and was out pretty quickly. I'd promised K I'd phone around 9, which I did - but got his voice mail. Honestly I wasn't too disappointed, because I was really still not awake and as sick as I was last night and this morning, I needed the sleep. I'd have thought I had a hangover the way I felt this morning but I have NEVER had a hangover from just one glass of wine. Matter of fact, I've never had a hangover, period, even in college when I once downed a ridiculous amount of rum and coke after a bad breakup.

However, K called back a little after 10, I think - so I'm now awake, at least for a few more minutes. This is actually a good thing because I'd gone to bed without eating and know I'd have been sick again by morning if I'd gone without. I fixed a South Beach TV dinner - not low-carb as Atkins, I know. I figured it was at least in the ball park and I was starving. I didn't eat all of it, anyway, still don't feel wonderful, and was only looking for something to keep me from hitting the sack with nothing in my stomach.

Today I had someone in the studios flirting up a storm, someone who really took me by surprise. But I know better than to mess around with a radio groupie. Cute radio groupie, admittedly, and the age is right. He has a good job, very personable, nice sense of humor, and lives in the area. I am pretty well convinced we were in the early stages of him coming onto me, and I could see myself going for him. But I'd prefer someone unknown who I'm pretty darned sure is not talking to me just because of what I do for a living.

I've been down that road before and had some nice emotional wrecks, encountered plenty of potholes, speed bumps, and idiot drivers. Thanks but no thanks to a repeat trip.

K is the aforementioned stranger - and while originally he took me by surprise on several fronts, I'm warming to the idea. Love his voice, love his laugh. He's planning to drive up this weekend, so cross your fingers. The details are on my locked diary, with more info to come. (Finally, a subject worthy of a lock, HA!)

Also cross your fingers because I'm planning on loading the new software over the next couple of days and getting things set up so HOPEFULLY I can have a little more freedom in my life. Right now I'm having to go in to work virtually every Saturday, which is ridiculous. I have to schedule everything manually, which takes hours. The new software will HOPEFULLY do the job in a matter of minutes. I'd love it if it would reduce my scheduling time to about 20 minutes for a day's programming, which should be doable for no more than we run. That would put an end, once and for all, to the extended work hours.

However, I do have to load some Elvis songs into the mix. Whoever heard of oldies formatting that DIDN'T have Elvis Presley in the playlist??? I mean come ON... I took petty cash and bought one CD from Wally World, though I am thinking about just taking money out of my own pocket and ordering one of the reworked masters copies off of the Internet. The only CD I could get here in town came from Wally World and it is a live concert from Madison Square Garden.

Better than no Elvis, I guess, but definitely not what it ought to be.

Whether or not you like Elvis Presley, you have to admit he was a huge part of music from the 60's, and to a lesser degree even into the 70's. I don't like everything he did, but there are some songs that absolutely must be added to our rotation. I'm thinking Jailhouse Rock; Teddy Bear; I Can't Help Falling in Love (my personal favorite); Don't Be Cruel; Love me Tender; Hound Dog. And I think Kentucky Rain, probably Heartbreak Hotel, too. Can't think of any more non-negotiables off the top of my head, but I think I'm going to see if I can con talk my protegè at my old job into MP3'ing them to me. Because whatever else ex-boss is, he's a pack rat extraordinaire and is a music snob. He has the originals of virtually everything and will never settle for remakes/re-releases.

And as a result I have become a snob of the same caliber and a remake just doesn't cut it.

All righty then. I need to head back to bed, as it's now past midnight and I have to get up for work in just a few more hours. But got this in an email from a friend, and while it's an oldie, it's still cute.

  • Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests find that when women make love they produce amounts of the hormone estrogen, which makes hair shine and skin smooth.
  • Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.
  • Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.
  • Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up. It stretches and tones up just about every muscle in the body. It's more enjoyable than swimming 20 laps, and you don't need special sneakers!
  • Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well-being.
  • The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!
  • Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.
  • Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.
  • Sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain.
  • A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

There: I've done the responsible thing tonight and let you know the important stuff, and fed Andrew and his new wife for one meal (provided they eat at McDonald's.) I'm off to lala land for a few hours and hopefully will approach actually being alive in the morning!

Quick thanks to gwtw for the coding to kill search engine bots. Hate those things. They spawn spam in your mailbox. I knew the code was available but spaced it off until gwtw mentioned it. (Thanks mucho!)

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )