Today the high is supposed to hit 30 degrees!!! My internal thermostat is still set to January. Here are some creative ways to stay cool at home and at work.
1. Create a DIY air conditioner. Place a bowl of ice infront of a fan and blow the cool air onto yourself.
2. Run cold water over your wrists for 10 seconds on each hand. This will reduce your temperature for roughly an hour.
3. Drink water frequently (obvious). Your body will feel cooler if you are hydrated. Try drinking eight ounces of water at least every hour. Adding mint leaves, or orange, lemon or cucumber slices to your water makes it more refreshing.
4. Still with cucumber…Slice a thin piece of cold cucumber (from the fridge or a cooler) and stick it in the middle of your forehead! This feels fantastic on a hot day or when stuck in a hot car and works almost immediately! An ice cube or a cold soda can work similarly, though the astringency of the cucumber is more refreshing for your eyelids.
5. Have some spicy food for dinner. It’s not a coincidence that many people in hotter regions of the world eat spicy food. Spicy (hot to the taste) food increases perspiration which cools the body as it evaporates. It also can cause an endorphin rush that is quite pleasant and might make you forget about the heat.
6. Put your pillow in the freezer for a few hours before you go to bed.
Hope that helps. If you have any other suggestions, I’d love to hear them. With any luck we’ll have to use these strategies a lot before fall rolls around again!
Matchmaker Krystal Walter was in the studio this morning talking about the do’s and don’ts of dating.
She says a coffee date is a good first date. Or meet for 1 drink…shorter the better. So you have an out…just in case
2nd date – go do something. Some sort of activity.
3rd date – go out for dinner
By date 4 you should know if this is going to work.
Krystal says be yourself on the first date. Be positive, make a good effort and don’t talk about the ex.
She also put together a list of the top 10 places to find a date.
#1 Starbucks (or any other trendy coffee shops)
#2 work or work events
#3 University – if you go to one
#4 the gym
#5 your church
#6 dog park
#7 weddings – the ones you’re invited to
#8 get involved in volunteer work – only if you really want to give back
#9 the grocery store…more specifically the Save on Foods on 109th
#10 city festivals/sporting events
We also took a few names of Lite listeners (men and women) looking for love and Kyrstal is going to try and come up with a match. If something clicks then we’ll follow up after their first date to see how it went.
Thanks to Jamie’s obsession with reality dating shows we’ve decided to follow suit with a dating show of our own…of sorts.
Wednesday morning professional matchmaker Krystal Walter of www.krystalwaltermatchmaking.com will join us to discuss the do’s and don’ts of dating. We’ll also see if she can match a couple of our listeners. If you’d like the opportunity to be matched let us know, send Jamie an e-mail to email@example.com
So, this morning we gave away $1000. Not a bad chunk of change! When we do contests like this you never know who you’re going to get. Sometimes you get happy talkative winners and sometimes you get people who try to keep things buttoned down… until the contest is over that is. Sometimes they’re the funniest.
And then you get this, a listener who wins and you can hear the cosmic tumblers fall into place. Listen to Vern’s story.
Pink is coming to Rexall Place October 23rd. Excited? Ya, I thought so.
Tickets go on sale “officially” March 23rd 10am through all Ticketmaster outlets (on-line or via the Ticketmaster phone app are probably the best bets)
As is the case with most concerts these days there are pre-sales. Here are the details…
There is a Live Nation Facebook Fan pre-sale that runs from Thursday 10am – Friday at 10pm (again or until ticket inventory is available)
*I’ve tried to save you the chore of clicking thru all the links to take you to your final destination here
Aaaand, there’s a Live Nation App pre-sale. Obviously you’ll have to find and download the app to access this one.
Live Nation App pre-sale.
The pre-sale runs from Friday at 10am – 10pm (or until ticket inventory is available).
I wish this wasn’t so complicated, but it is what it is.
Remember, these pre-sales will go quickly. Good luck!
The final day of winter is upon us. Before we so gleefully throw ourselves into what will be the spring and summer of 2013. Lets reflect back on the winter that’s been…
From hockey lockouts, to Idle No More protests, to those treasured holidays of christmas and new years. Days of melting and thawing, freezing, snowing, plowing and yes, potholes.
Winter truly is my favourite season of the year and I hate to see it go.
I know you’ll scowl at the radio when you hear this but I think that we should pause to reflect on the darkest months of the year.
It makes us who we are. It’s what we brag about when we vacation. Edmonton IS winter, and I’ll miss it.
Let’s mark the passing of this great season, and don’t be too excited for the spring to come. The vernal equinox brings its own hardships. Some may argue that season #2 is far worse than scraping windows, shovelling snow and moving your truck before the seasonal parking ban.
Remember, winter is for all intents and purposes a “clean” season. No time of year has more flooded basements than spring. And “number 2” might be an accurate name for spring in more ways than one. Though you may not realize it now, under all that new snow lies the acrid, nose twisting reality that the neighbour’s Labrador retrievers have been silently visiting their backyard at least 2 times a day for the past 5 months regardless of the temperature. And that all those potholes will make excellent breeding grounds for mostquitoes. I think about the only thing to look forward to in the spring is the tulips. Jamie bought a huge bag of them in the fall. They never got planted.
To everyone who made it through the winter of 2012-13, I salute you! Let’s look forward to Thursday’s snow. I hope you enjoyed winter as much as I.
Let’s hope spring is a short one and that we can jump right into summer!
There are 845 million monthly active Facebook members, few of whom know about these insider secrets …
● Facebook keeps the default sharing setting as ‘Public’ as it’s better for them if you share more. They assume most of us won’t bother to change privacy settings.
● Some information can’t be made private on Facebook. Your name, profile picture, cover picture, network, gender, and username are always publicly available.
● Whenever you are signed in, Facebook tracks you while you surf the Internet.
● Be careful when you ‘like’ a company, or post about a product. Your interaction might be shown to your friends as an ad for that company.
● You may not see every post from your friends. Facebook moves up the posts that are the most ‘liked’, ‘shared’, and commented on.
● In a recent filing, Facebook estimated that as many as 83 million of its profiles are fake, though some are duplicate pages set up by real people.
● Want to know how much Facebook knows about you? Go to ‘Account Settings’ in the ‘Home’ menu and click ‘Download a copy of your Facebook data’.
Russian President Putin figures that a Boyz II Men concert is just what his country needs to boost it’s declining birth rate. It’s a little unorthodox, but If anything will work, it’s going to be Boyz II Men. Jamie still talks about the time she saw the Boyz in concert a few years ago. Apparently, they’ve still got it. She came home swooning.
Of course, not everyone has the same musical tastes. We’re asking for your help to suggest your favourite “sexy song”. The tune that’s guaranteed to put you in the mood.
Your suggestions could be played on Valentine’s Day, which by the way, is also our Day Of Diamonds. We’re giving away all sorts of diamond jewelry from Michael Anthony Jewelers.
I’m guessing our first suggestion will be for something from Marvin Gaye…
Look. I’m a Dad. Try as I may, I cannot for the life of me, figure out how to do a good ponytail for my girls. I always hope for a lot of summersaults at gymnastics so the youngest will come home with her hair all out of place. It should be so simple to do, and yet…