I was born & raised in Marysville, Washington (the other Marysville). I am the son of teacher parents so education was pretty important in my family. I graduated with a B.S. degree in Organizational & Mass Communications from Eastern Washington University (after a lengthy battle over a typing compentency test, which I eventually won). When I got to college I asked someone who had the best parties and they told me to try the Radio & Television Department. So I got a job on the campus station and it turns out the guy was right, I got hooked on radio and the rest is the proverbial history.
I'd like to know what you are up too. Send me an e-mail about your favorite things to do, fun websites you've found, funny stories or gossip you may have heard and things that you and your friends and co-workers are talking about (I can always use the material). Thanks for listening and thanks for stopping by my page. By the way if you have any thoughts about stuff you'd like to see here, send me an e-mail. - Manley
On this date in 1783, the self-winding watch was invented… by the laziest man in the world.
On this date in 1889, Thomas Edison showed his very first motion picture. Unfortunately, what most people remember from that day is that popcorn was $5 a tub.
THIS WEEK IS…
*National Walk Your Dog Week: 1-7
*Universal Children's Week: 1-7
*National Storytelling Weekend: 2-4 (1st Full Weekend)
*Old-time Fiddler Days: 2-3: (1st Full Weekend)
*Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 3-11
*No Salt Week: 3-10
4-H Week: 4-10
Death Penalty Focus Week: 4-10
Emergency Nurses Week: 4-10
Fire Prevention Week: 4-10
International Post Card Week: 4-10
Great Books Week:4-10
Mental Illness Awareness Week: 4-10
Mystery Series Week: 4-10
National Carry A Tune Week: 4-10
National Metric Week: 4-10
National Midwifery Week: 4-10
National Work From Home Week:4-10
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week :4-10
*World Space Week: 4-10
Customer Service Week: 5-9
Drive Safely Work Week: 5-11
Financial Planning Week: 5-11
Kids' Goal Setting Week: 5-9
National Health Care Food Service Week: 5-11
National Heimlich Heroes Week: 5-9
National Metric Week: 5-11
Spinning & Weaving Week: 5-11
Mike's Blog Du Jour
Nearly Impossible Quiz:
Tuesday October 6, 2015
Q: Almost 13% of Americans have not done this in the past year. What is it?
A: Use the internet
and other stuff I thought you'd like to know...
Tuesday October 6, 2015:
Tom Bergeron missed last night's "Dancing with the Stars" to be with his ailing father.
They say that if you're planning to buy airfare for Thanksgiving, between now and October 12th is the best time to buy.
Tulane University's long snapper has become the first legally blind player in a Division I football game.
Burger King has begun bottling its own merlot and they call it Whopper Wine.
Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who plays "the most interesting man in the world" in those Dos Equis ads, is being sued by his former talent agency, claiming he owes them money.
In Case You Missed It...
Here's some random stuff about us humans...
Slightly more than one in ten Americans went to one a yard/garage sale over the weekend.
According to an online dating service, one-third of women are more attracted to people who a picture of their pet in their profile.
Americans consume 150 million hotdogs on July 4th each year.
According to one bridal magazine, about 20% of people say the father giving away the bride is their least favorite wedding tradition.