Thursday, October 28, 2010

Making Love to My Feet

Cute meets comfy!  I put on my new Alegria boots about 5 minutes after I got them.  My feet were finally pleased.  On days when I'm not forced to torture my feet in painful 4" contraptions, I demand a shoe that pampers from toe to heel.  This is it!  I wanted something that felt as good as my Crocs, but would be more durable and look a lot more fashionable.  I can shop all day in  these! 
FYI...   Alegria is opening up a new store at Stonecrest in Charlotte. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trick-or-Treaters My Mom Can't Stand

My mom, Wheezy,  has always been a stickler for manners.  You could probably say the same for most teachers, past or present.  When it comes to Halloween, she's got some strong ideas about what is NOT acceptable on Beggars' Night.  Here are just a few:

SCREAMERS! Do not force your sobbing child to ring doorbells. Trick or Treat is supposed to be fun. Call it a night and take your crying kid home. Take pride in the fact that you are raising a child who hates going up to unfamiliar homes and asking strangers for candy! That's something we hope our kids DON'T DO the other 364 days a year.

THUGS! If you've been causing trouble in the neighborhood keep your behind at home. You play tricks? YOU GET NO TREATS!

2 TIMERS! Teach your kids that its rude to double back around the neighbood for seconds!

GRANDPAS! Do you know the difference between a trick-or-treater and a solicitor? A voter registration card! If you are old enough to vote on Tuesday, then you are old enough to buy your own dang candy! No solicitors!

PROSTITOTS! Just because they make a sexy nurse costume in your child's size doesn't mean you have to buy it! Parents, please say, "NO WAY" to the dirty Dorothy of Oz costumes. Refuse to pay your hard-earned money to turn your daughter into the street-walker version of Strawberry shortcake!

That adorable or kooky costume can pay off for the whole family!  Send your Halloween pictures to the Matt and Ramona Kids Costume Contest at

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cheap Costumes

A cow, a Care Bear, a lobster, a ladybug, a monkey and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  Those were just a few of the costumes I spotted last weekend at the Lake Wylie Goodwill store.  You don't have to pay a fortune to dress the family for one night of Halloween fun! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Radio Job

Its a whole new radio world for us.  Lots of you have noticed and I'm thankful that you have.  It means we've done something right on "The Matt and Ramona Show" and "The Satisfied Life."  You could say that we were radio pioneers.  Our old boss, Rick Jackson, was the king of what we called "Personality AC."   The format was heavy on conversation with just a tad of the most non-offensive music known to mankind.  Our station was a talk/music hybrid and though we haven't had even one sexting scandal, its time to retire the hybrid brand.  We're making the necessary adjustments to satisfy  a new ratings system and learning a whole new job while we're doing it. 

Practically every radio pro in the country has, is or will be getting an earfiul about the effects of the new system from listeners and/or management.   Under the old ratings system, The Matt and Ramona Show and The Satisfied Life consistently outperformed the radio station as a whole in key demographics (she said while patting herself, Matt, Bandy, Doc, Wheezy, Pete, Pam and Sharon on the back).  Thanks to some musical tweaks and re-clocking (a term I made up to explain changes to the clock that tells us when to talk, play commercials or station IDs)  The M&R Show is reclaiming a top spot under the new system.  In fact, I think the mental editing we now have to do actually suits Mattman's ADD.   

More music simply wasn't the answer on "The Satisfied Life,"  so we decided to streamline the show and keenly focus on the three I's:  issues, information and inspiration.  TSL moved from an 8:00 am start to 7:00 am on Sunday mornings. Lowes Foods has graciously supported the changes.  Now we're able to continue to provide faith-based, quality programming on a secular Adult Contemporary FM station (that's pretty remarkable in the industry just in case you missed the second pat on the back for the TSL gang).

I must admit, the e-mails to the boss and Facebook comments demanding more Matt and Ramona and less music do wonders for the ego.  However, in the current radio environment, that's just not a smart thing to do.  Mattman put it best, "isn't a little 'Matt and Ramona' better than none at all?" (I chose to leave off his "you freaks" at the end)  We're all still dedicated to providing engaging topics... and we still want you to take us along for the ride.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Bitches Won't Be Able to Resist Him

Not sure what I'll be wearing and my mom, Wheezy, doesn't have her outfit picked out yet, but my dog is
all set for his big night out at the Westin.  It'll be his second black tie event.  Last year he attended the Ties and Tails Gala in a tasteful red Coach collar.  Don't judge me!  I got a great deal on it at the Gaffney Coach Outlet. 

While checking out the pet section at Ross Dress For Less, I found the perfect Tuxedo Shirt a few months ago.  It was just $4.99.  The bitches won't be able to resist my hot poodle!  The gala raises money for the Humane Society of Charlotte and its coming up on Saturday, October 23rd.  I'm hosting along with one of the city's most dapper dog owners, Blair Miller from Channel 9.  Tix are on sale now!