1.  taylor mehlhaff is a minnesota viking…how about that?  if he makes the team, expect a flurry of “mehlhaff viking jerseys” floating around the area….go get em, taylor….

2.  mike shanahan is fired in denver…this one shocked me….i hate the “what have you done for me lately” crap that goes on in our world today…..shanahan is a legend in denver….i expect shanahan to go to the new york jets and kick the broncos butts when they play during the year….

3.  JOKE OF THE DAY….(thanks to dennis thompson at pierson ford)

WHAT DO A TWO YEAR OLD AND COWBOY’S QUARTERBACK TONY ROMO HAVE IN COMMON?

THEY BOTH LIE DOWN AFTER YOU ROCK THEM…..

i love that joke……

jay dean

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HERE ARE MY TOP TEN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS:

1.  in 2009 i vow to lose 20-25 pounds….i’m starting to look like rosie o’donnell and i don’t like it…(although we have something in common because i like girls too)

2.  in 2009 i vow to work even harder at st. john’s lutheran in hecla….we’ve made incredible strides and in the new year we’re going to blow the doors off the church.  (hopefully not literally)

3.  in 2009 i vow to be funnier on the air….(although i figured after 22 years on radio, why start now)

4.  in 2009 i vow not to cry over tyler graduating and leaving this fall. (sorry, this one will be smashed and broken very soon)

5.  in 2009 i vow to cut down or eliminate diet pepsi from my life.  (although i will still drink pop when i go to the movies…..it seems almost sac-religious to not have popcorn and pop at a movie)

6.  in 2009 i vow not to smoke marijuana or take acid….(hey, i need an easy one to go with the hard ones…..i’ve never done either of these, so it should be easy…ha ha)

7.  in 2009 i vow not to throw so many items at the tv when my washington redskins screw up…..(usually after the game it takes me about a half hour to clean up the pile of crap that i threw at the screen….) 

8.  in 2009 i vow to keep my car under 70 miles per hour when i go to hecla…(sorry, i won’t be able to keep this one….)  i’ll break this one this sunday….

9.  in 2009 i vow to enjoy my job in radio even more…(in spite of some of the stupid idiotic things that happen)

10.  in 2009 i vow to spend even more quality time with the three loves of my life, jeannie, tyler, and mitchell….(this is the most important one to keep)

WELL, MY FRIENDS, THIS ENDS ANOTHER YEAR…I THANK YOU FOR YOUR LISTENERSHIP AND YOUR FRIENDSHIPS…I VALUE BOTH OF THEM….HAPPY NEW YEAR….AND THE BEST IN 2009……

jay dean

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1.  last night some of my family got together to celebrate mom and dad’s 45th wedding anniversary yesterday….we went to maverick’s and i had my normal steak and shrimp plus hash browns with cheese and onions….i completely stuffed myself silly…but, oh how good it tasted…by the way, for the record, maverick’s has the absolute best french dressing ever, and it’s homemade .  it’s so hard to beleive that mom and dad have been married 45 years, but when three of your five kids are in their 40’s it must be true.

2.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TODAY TO OUR OWN BRI MATTHEWS…..yes, my morning news girl is 24 years old today……24!!!!  i have underwear that is older than her…..

3.  after supper last night i went to walmart and walked around looking at stuff for about 45 minutes…honestly?  the walk did wonders for me and seemed to take the uncomfortable full feeling away from me…..WHAT?  YOU MEAN WALKING IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU?

4.  tom cruise’s new movie “valkyrie” is stirring up all kinds of talk about the natzi’s and adolph hitler….that’s too bad….i think we should leave that psycho piece of crap as far away from conversation as possible….i would, however, like to see the movie….does that make me a hypocrite?

5.  it’s all starting to sink in and scare me….when tyler and mitchell go back to school, it’s the last few months of having tyler around…..i have a bad feeling that january thru may is going to speed by…….get the kleenex ready….

6.  i haven’t watched the new year’s eve midnight show for many years…i don’t really have the time of day for ryan seacrest…not that he isn’t good, i just don’t have feelings one way or another for him……besides that, dick clark was the legend, and he was the king of new year’s eve….

7.  i was at a local department store yesterday, and almost got run over by someone not watching where they were driving…it just goes to show how fast an accident can happen…..they probably got about ten feet from me, and all i could see was the grill of the pickup coming toward me……that would be a crappy way to go, but my luck would be that i would be broken to pieces and in the hospital for ten years….ha ha

8.  caroline kennedy wants hillary clinton’s senate seat….she has no experience…..no idea how regular americans live….and has seldom ever voted…..HEY, SHE’S PERFECT FOR CONGRESS…..

9.  dallas cowboys quarterback tony romo suffered a rib injury in sunday’s loss to philadelphia and collapsed in the shower after the game….although, some might say that he collapsed about three hours earlier…ha ha

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY….

Brenda O’Malley is home making dinner, as usual, when Tim Finnegan arrives
at her door.
    “Brenda, may I come in?” he asks. “I’ve somethin’ to tell ya.”
    “Of course you can come in, you’re always welcome, Tim. But where’s my
husband?”
    “That’s what I’m here to be tellin’ ya, Brenda. There was an accident down
at the Guinness brewery…”
    “Oh, God no!” cries Brenda. “Please don’t tell me….”
    “I must, Brenda. Your husband Seamus is dead and gone. I’m sorry.”
    Finally she looked up at Tim. “How did it happen, Tim?”
    “It was terrible, Brenda. He fell into a vat of Guinness  Stout and
drowned.”
    “Oh my dear Jesus! But you must tell me true, Tim. Did he at least go
quickly?”
    “Well, no Brenda…no. Fact is, he got out three times to pee.”

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY…ENJOY YOUR SECOND TO LAST DAY OF 2008….

jay dean

HAPPY 45TH ANNIVERSARY TO MY MOM AND DAD IN PIERPONT….I LOVE YOU GUYS…..

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1.  i trust that you all had a marvelous christmas holiday…i know we did….we went to church in hecla christmas eve (see below), then we went home for supper and gift opening.  christmas day we spent at my brother’s at richmond lake, (see below), and saturday we had christmas at jeannie’s sisters near grenville. (see below).  ha ha

2.  we had a superb christmas eve service at st. john’s in hecla wednesday night….i sang a song called “joseph’s song”, which gives me goosebumps every time i hear it….and speaking of goosebumps, the candlelight service during “silent night” almost makes me cry.

3.  we had a wonderful time with my family on christmas day…the funny part of the day was when one of my brothers left five pounds of shaved ham out in the garage, and both of my other brother’s dogs at the ham….there went our supper…ha ha

4.  saturday was christmas with jeannie’s family.  we had a blast….the highlight for me was my very first time playing ‘GUITAR HERO’.  i’ve avoided playing it, but it was super fun.  look out tyler and mitchell, there’s a new guitar king on the horizon…NOT…

5.  another thing about christmas…i was proud of myself, i never overate at any meal…..usually i go back for seconds and this year i didn’t at all…..and by the way, i’m going to shed 20-25 pounds in 2009 if it kills me….and hopefully it doesn’t….

6.  we got the boys a wii for christmas….man oh man, is that thing fun…..i’m going to be the very first person to die of a heart attack playing a video game..ha ha….i think ‘bowling’ is the most fun of all.

7.  what a day for football yesterday…THE VIKINGS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS…YEAH….i think that if the vikings get their entire act together, they could be very dangerous in the postseason….AND HOW ABOUT THOSE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES…they DESTROYED the dallas cowboys yesterday and nobody was happier than i was…..plus my feeble redskins lost to the 49’ers……i’m glad our season is over….we went 8-8 with a brand new coach which is not bad….it’s just that we started so strong and ended so horribly.

8.  wednesday is new year’s eve….there’s drinking, partying, dancing and carousing…or as lindsay lohan calls it, “WEDNESDAY.”

9.  presidential transistion insiders say that barrack o’bama could decriminalize marijuana…..hmm…that’s funny, because i’ve been wondering what o’bama’s has been smoking when he let his mother in law move into the white house.

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY….

A guy was at the State Fair one day, and decided to visit the livestock
section. He saw this farmer there and his pig with only three legs. This was
really weird, so he asked him, “Excuse me, why does your pig only have three
legs?”
    The farmer replied, “Well, this pig here’s name is Peewee, and lemme tell
you a story about him. One day, I was out on my tractor when something went
wrong and the tractor accidentally got turned over. I was going to be crushed
and would have died, ‘cept Peewee here ran over and dragged me out. He saved my
life.”
    And the guy said, “WOW! That’s amazing! But why does he only have three
legs?”
    And the farmer said, “Well, lemme tell you a story. My son was fishing in
the pond when all of a sudden, he fell right in. And somehow, his foot got
trapped in a reed in the pond. He would’ve drowned to death if Peewee hadn’t ran
outside, untangled him, dragged him out from the pond, and applied
Peewee-to-mouth resuscitation. He saved his life.”
    And the guy said, “WOW! That’s amazing! But why does he only have three
legs?”
    And the farmer said, “Well, lemme tell you a story. My daughter was getting
water from the well. All of a sudden, she fell right in! And she screamed and
screamed, but no one could hear her! She would’ve died, ‘cept Peewee here ran
outside and rescued her. He saved her life.”
    And the guy said, “WOW! That’s amazing! But why does he only have three
legs?!”
    And the farmer said, “Well, a pig that special you can’t eat all at once.”

IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK TO WORK…ENJOY YOUR MONDAY….

jay dean


this will be my final daily blog until next monday, so i wanted to take this time to sincerely, from my heart, thank all of you for listening to sunny 97-7….since i came back on the radio two years ago, you have all made me feel so welcome, and i cherish each and everyone of you……i definetly know that i made the right decision coming back, because mornings on the radio are where i belong……i just wanted each of you to know that i truly truly thank you for your friendship and your listenership….

my christmas wish for you is peace…my christmas wish for you is love…and my christmas wish for you is to know the true meaning of christmas…the birth of our lord and savior that wonderful night in bethlehem…….

merry christmas….talk to you next monday….

jay dean

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1.  WATER MAIN BREAK IN WARNER…..i really don’t like feeling like i do this morning….i hate not being able to shower…i had to do a complete “bath” in the sink this morning with a gallon of water…..once the water is back on, i’m going home to shower….by the way, i do smell good and am clean today despite what you may be thinking…..ha ha….i really should have gotten dressed, though, instead of coming to work in my bathrobe…..

2.  jeannie and i had dinner at minerva’s last night, and we had one of the best appetizers we’ve ever had…the chicken quesadilla at minerva’s is incredible…..i’m going there someday for lunch and just having that again….

3.  it looks like the weather is going to cooperate over the christmas weekend…christmas day we’re looking at sunshine and a high around 25…this coming monday, sunny and close to 30…i hear rumors that next week should be pretty nice….of course, highs in the teens feel like a summer day compared to that below zero crap….

4.  some of my greatest christmas gifts ever:

my big wheel…didn’t everyone want a big wheel?

gnip gnop—didn’t know until a few years ago that it is “ping pong” backwards….

sprygraph-i spent hours with that game….

train set and mattel race track-had a blast with those, but the fun wore off quickly….

electric football game-remember that piece of crap where you put the players on the field and turn the machine on and they vibrate all over the field?  that was fun, but a piece of junk….

close-n-play phonograph-the beginning of my radio career…haha i used to play records all day long..you put the record in the machine, shut the lid and it played…how brilliant……

5.  i love the christmas holiday…it’s a time for me to sit back and ponder all the wonderful things i have…i also think about past christmases when i was a kid, and i think about the people who have left my life that i miss dearly…but most of all, i sit back and think about the “true meaning” of christmas…i hope that you do the same….

6.  i also invite everyone to our christmas eve church services at st. john’s lutheran church in hecla….our service is at 5pm (five o’clock)….we’re going to sing beautiful christmas songs, and have a candlelight service during “silent night.”  yours truly will even be singing a song…

7.  i wonder if when baby Jesus was born he was given a “tickle me king herod doll?”

8.  christmas eve is tomorrow….for many many many years, kids all over the world have left cookies and milk for santa….now he has diabetes…….

9.  i don’t need anything for christmas anymore..i already got my gifts….o.j. simpson is in prison…the dallas cowboys are almost out of the playoffs…..and i’m going to see ac/dc in two weeks….

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY…

A boy begs his father to get him a Christmas tree this year.  Each year, the
boy asks and the father tells him, “I don’t want to pay for it.”
    But the son kept begging. Unable to bear his son’s whining, he picks up his
axe one day and heads out of the house.
    Thirty minutes later he returns with a great big Christmas tree. “How did
you cut it down so fast?” his son asks.
    “I didn’t cut it down,” the father replies. “I got it at a tree lot.”
    “Then why did you bring an axe?”
    “Because I didn’t want to pay.”

that’s it for today…enjoy your 17 degrees today…ha ha

jay dean

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1.  what a crappy way to start my sunday morning out….i was filling up with gas early in the morning getting ready to go to church in hecla, when the nozzle of the gas hose came out of my tank and was spraying me full blast….i was COVERED in gasoline, praying to God that my cell phone in my pocket wouldn’t go off……so, i had to go home and clean up AGAIN and change my clothes….no matter how much cleaning i did, i pretty much smelled like gas all day yesterday….(no not that kind of gas)

2.  we have the greatest neighbors in the world in warner….i woke up to someone finishing up blowing out our yard on saturday morning….turns out it was the wonderful garret hall…..THANK YOU GARRET, i haven’t had the chance to thank you in person yet, but you are a wonderful neighbor….

3.  jeannie and i wanted to go to a good movie over the weekend, so we checked out jim carrey’s new one, “yes man.”  it was an okay movie…we laughed a bunch, and enjoyed it, but obviously it’s not an academy award nominated movie…….this is one of the problems of showing previews of movies a year in advance….they never live up to the hype….

4.  my church kids at st. john’s in hecla, along with the church kids at the methodist church in hecla had our christmas program yesterday morning…..being at the children’s christmas program sure puts you in the christmas mood…and they are so darn cute……

5.  what a day for football yesterday….my redskins stop the philadelphia eagles AT THE GOAL LINE AT THE END OF THE GAME to preserve a win over the eagles…..and the vikings looked like crap yesterday giving up the ball in what seems like 22 times….i know it wasn’t that much, but it might as well have been….the vikings could have clinched the division yesterday in front of the home crowd, but now have to wait a week……

6.  jeannie and mitchell and i pulled out the old “aggravation” game this past weekend and played about 6 or 7 games of it…we then turned our attention to yahtzee, which i love…..that’s one thing i love about snow and cold outside….we have warm family activities inside….

7.  more las vegas cold stories…

it was so cold over the weekend in las vegas that….

the all you can eat buffets only served chicken soup….

dozens of strippers froze to the poles….

everyone’s face was frozen, not just barry manilow and joan rivers………

8.  paris hilton’s jewels valued at 2 million dollars were stolen in a house burglary last week…..paris thought that she had them hidden where no one would ever look…in a box marked “hollywood achievements”…….

9.  the gender of santa’s reindeer is a topic of serious discussion by wildlife experts at texas A & M university….this is stupid….everyone knows they are male reindeer…because, if they had been female, they would have filed charges against santa by now for the “ho ho ho” stuff…….

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY…

Christmas Carols For The Psychiatrically Challenged  

      SCHIZOPHRENIA: Do you Hear What I Hear?
      
      MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER: We Three Queens Disoriented Are
      
      DEMENTIA: I Think I’ll Be Home for Christmas
      
      NARCISSISTIC: Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me
      
      MANIC: Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Busses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and…
      
      PARANOID: Santa Claus is Coming to Get Me.
      
      PERSONALITY DISORDER: You Better Watch Out, I’m Gonna Cry, I’m Gonna Pout, Maybe I’ll tell you why…
      
      BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire…
      
      OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER: Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, …………(better start again)

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY…..HAPPY MONDAY….

JAY DEAN