I live in a 100 year old home in Erieville. My favorite hobby is work on that old house and it keeps me busy. This year, I put on a new porch floor and fixed the siding outside and put in a new floor upstairs. It was too much for me to tackle, but usually I try and do my own work with some help from friends and family. I am a single Mom with three beautiful children. They are all country music fans. I have been in radio for many years and in fact, my mother was a radio personality. I guess that is where I get it from. I get a real kick out of doing charity work and attend many of the events here in CNY. I would have to say that the CMA win was the high point in my career. It just doesn't get any better than that and it is thanks to you who listen to us and support us each and every morning. It wouldn't have happened without you. In my mind, it was a win for Central New York. I love working with Tom Owens. We have quickly become best friends.
A longtime on air ClearChannel personality now part of the Tom & Becky Morning Show. He spent most of his professional career with Verizon Communications as the director of external affairs and corporate foundation. Tomâ€™s a past member of the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Syracuse Stage Board of Directors, St. Camillus Foundation. Syracuse University School of Visual & Performing Arts Advisory Board. Most important is his family: Wife Laurel, and their five children - Kristen, Jill, Tim, Danielle, and Allison.
How To ‘Win Gold’ In The World’s Ultimate Sport: Dating
After the medals have been awarded in London this summer, another kind of world-class competition will dominate the thoughts of 99.6 million single American adults – the sport of dating. Chad Stone, author of a humorous guide to dating called “Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet,” says there are many similarities between the high-stakes sports and modern dating. “For many single adults, dating is the ultimate sporting competition,” says Stone. “Men and women train for their dates as if they were competing in world-class sporting events, and many singles aren’t happy until they have won the equivalent of a gold medal in dating.” According to Stone, there are seven dating styles in the sport of dating:
Marathon Dater: A Marathon Dater goes on lots of dates. This is the “kiss a lot of frogs” approach to finding love. Sometimes, out of sheer persistence, this approach works. But sometimes Marathon Daters “hit the wall” and settle for a life of singleness.
The Sprinter: The Sprinter can’t stand to NOT have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Before his cell phone cools from the last breakup call, he is dashing off to find a replacement. When a female Sprinter finds someone she likes, she can’t wait to “cross the finish line.” We used to call a woman like this “easy.” Now we say she is behaving like a man.
Gold Medal Perfectionist: This type is great at first and second dates but never seems to find true love because he or she is holding out for the perfect partner. A Gold Medal Perfectionist is so picky that no mere mortal is ever good enough, so why bother with a third date?
The Coach: These know-it-alls freely share their vast knowledge of the opposite sex with anyone who will listen. But Coaches never take their own advice, and they rarely go out on successful dates.
Perpetual Training Mode: A female in Perpetual Training Mode faithfully reads several dating blogs and always looks great – because you know how important first impressions are. A male in Perpetual Training Mode goes to the gym a lot to work on his biceps. But all of this prep time leaves precious little time for actual dating.
Individual Medley Dater: Just like the swimmers who do four different strokes during a single race, Individual Medley Daters aren’t content to date just one person at a time. It may be fun for a while, but ultimately this type of dater gets himself into trouble when he gets the names of his dates mixed up.
Confident Competitor: The true dating champion combines the best qualities of several dating styles. Like the Gold Medal Perfectionists, they are looking for quality - but not perfection. They know that sometimes dating requires persistence. Confident Competitors finish the race at their own pace and ultimately find the man or woman of their dreams.