I was born in the southern U.S. and raised by a 21 year Marine Corps Vietnam Vet and his hard working, successful, Tennessee born bride. They set the bar pretty high for their three kids...so I decided to just walk under it and go into radio at age 16. After years of "town to town, up and down the dial", I made my way to Billings in 2005. That turned out to be the best decision I ever made. It lead to a great job, and the love of my life, my daughter, Eliana. I'm happy to be raising her in a place with a great mix of conservative family values and progressive ideas about inclusion and embracing the differences in people (provided they are not too liberal or from California).
Get An Alexa Device For Under 15 Bucks
Amazon Prime Day (which is actually 2 days) starts at 3 a.m. eastern time on Monday, July 15th, but there are a few early deals you can grab right now. It's no surprise that some of the best discounts are on Amazon devices. If you've wanted to get into the smart speaker craze, but didn't think it was worth the investment, the $14.95 price tag on the Echo Input might change your mind. The Input has no built in speaker so you must connect your own. Once you do, you can listening to music (like Cat Country 102.9)
Could This Be The New Montana Farm Truck?
Most of the people I know who actually use their truck as a tool to do serious work are pretty pretty brand loyal. Ford, Ram, GMC...whatever camp they're in, it's typically not easy to talk them out of it. However, I'm wondering how many people would switch teams if the Tesla truck delivers what the rumors say
You Don’t Need A Fancy Ride for a Good Time
I don't know who was driving it, but here's what I imagine his day was like. He figured he couldn't let such a nice Saturday go by without doing some fishing. He throws his gear on this beat up beast and heads out to a convenience store to grab the fishing necessities: live bait and a six pack. He spends a couple hours on the Yellowstone, but doesn't pull in anything worth keeping, so he swings in to the steak house to grab something decent to eat and some beer that's colder than the ones he's packing with him.
“Dad Skills” On The Decline
My dad has taught me a lot over the years. He's still better than I am at pretty much all of it, but the basic "dad skill" I have, I owe to him. Apparently, these little things I take for granted are on the decline across the country.
Carnival At Rimrock Mall
I've loved carnivals since back when I thought being a carnie was probably the greatest job in the world. These days, even though I question the safety of the rides and the life choices of some of the employees, I still get a nostalgic feeling wandering around and will probably ride a few things with the kid.
Who’s The Packrat In Your Family?
She doesn't want to part with anything. I put things in the pile to sell and as soon as she notices it's, "Hey, you can't sell that. I love that!", even though it's been in her closet, untouched, for two years.
Five Things People With Respiratory Problems Can Do To Deal With Wildfire Smoke
Obviously they cause death and destruction for the immediately affected area, but for people who have asthma or other respiratory conditions, they can cause serious breathing problems even for those hundreds of miles away from the flames. I have someone in my family whose asthma can be a real problem and there were many days last year where she simply had to stay indoors because the air quality was so poor.
Billings Castle On The Market
If you put 20% down, you're looking at monthly payments of just over $82,000. It's just a little out of my reach, but for the select few who could use and can afford a castle (or want to see additional photos), here is the official listing.
Could You Stand Being Constantly Recorded At Your Job?
For hundreds of drivers who spend hours alone in the cab, big brother is now trained right on their face. These cameras are typically triggered by actions (such as braking too hard) as opposed to constantly recording, but all of the drivers that I know find them invasive.
Any Good Deals At Shopko?
June 16th is the estimated final day of the Shopko store on King Ave. West in Billings. The sign out front boasts items for up to 80% off. I stopped in today and they still have some inventory (more empty shelves than full), but I saw very few "deals" left.
Community Garden Update – A Few Spots Remain
I have to say, this is one of the best things I've done in years as far as parenting goes. My daughter is actually excited about working in the garden. Amazed by the miracle of getting food from the earth (it is amazing after all). I'm overjoyed to see her so excited about something that doesn't involve a screen. Even though we're just getting started, she's already proud and wants to show it off.
Three Reasons I’ll Miss IGA
IGA was actually my store of choice. Don't get me wrong, it's not the only place I shop, but it's where I shop the most and here are the reasons: