On the radio....

I am going to be on the Gayle King Show today at 8, 2, and 8 EST on Oprah and Friends Radio on XM Channel 156. I listen to this show everyday on the way into work. Gayle is Oprah's best friend and I can see why. She is funny, smart, and articulate. Anyway, a couple of days ago she was talking about getting a free agenda book from American Express. I called and left a message that I think she should read the fine print because I think she is getting charged for that "free" book. The producers called me and asked if I could talk to Gayle on air about this.

Yesterday they called ma and had me listen to Gayle's monologue before making my comments. In her monologue she was talking about Barack Obama's trip abroad. After the monologue the producer came on and asked if I had any comment about Gayle's monologue before making my comment about the agenda book. What a bonus! I love all things Barack.

My comments about Barack and his speech in Germany was that it is about time when we can be really proud of the person representing Americans abroad. He appears presidential on the world stage. The citizens of Berlin can see it - I hope the electorate of the US can as well. It's about time.


Name that tune

OK I am in full agreement with many who have observed that I am a gadget freak. Technology gadgets and applications are completely up my alley. So it won't be a surprise to my friends that I love love love my new iPhone. It is absolutely delicious with the 3G network. Joe turned me on to a new application from the iTunes app store that is free and amazing. This is in the category complete and utterly amazing.

Shazam is a music exploration tool that has many aspects, but the one I fell in love with is the iPhone app. When listening to music fire up the app on the phone and press "Tag Now" then hold your phone toward the music source. The app will listen for 10 seconds or so then send the info to the server. Within a few seconds you have displayed the artist, song, and album plus links to iTunes and to YouTube. Simply awesome.


33 years and counting

Today is my wedding anniversary. Thirty three years ago today I married Joe Molinaro in a small intimate ceremony at the Newman Center at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. We had a reception at my parents house and received gifts of sheets, towels, and banana bread from family and friends. Our honeymoon consisted of a trip that took us to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Connellsville where we visited family and art museums and attended baseball games.

We were so young and had no clue where our lives were headed. We were best friends then and are best friends now. Every marriage has it's ups and downs but we have had more ups than downs. I really believe persistence is half the battle in a long marriage.

My life with Joe has been infinitely more interesting than it would have been without him. We have grown together and I think bring out the best in each other. He definitely pushes me to be the best I can be. He calls me out when I do boneheaded things and I can count on him to be brutally honest with me. No one knows me like he does. No one is more supportive. He knows all my faults and still loves me.

I would marry him again in a heartbeat. He is my soul mate and I adore him.

Happy anniversary!