rants

In the Cards
I love this time of year very, very much. When the calender turns to December 1st, it is very difficult to make me mad. Very difficult...but not impossible.
Top 5 Tuesday: Stupid Pet Tricks
Every Tuesday, we here at Just a Bit Outside roll out a Top Five list for your listening (and reading) pleasure. Because we use all of our creativity juice on-air, we call this "Top Five Tuesday." This week, we covered the Top 5 Craziest Things People Have Done With Their Pets
What Does It Take To Be Number One?
What *DOES* it take to be number one? As a wise man once said...two is not a winner. And three? Three nobody remembers. Being "Number One" of all time in ANYTHING is something not to take lightly in today's society and the responsibility of determining such is one to take seri…
Top 5 Tuesday: Reality Check
Every Tuesday, we here at Just a Bit Outside roll out a Top Five list for your listening (and reading) pleasure. Because we use all of our creativity juice on-air, we call this "Top Five Tuesday." This week, we covered the Top 5 Professions That The Employees Take Way Too Seriously…
The Santa Problem

I believed in Santa Claus for a very long time. Not "18 years old, probablevirgin" long, but I was around 11 years old when I finally accepted the harsh reality. Admittedly, my belief was rekindled at around age 23, when I started realizing the dichotomy between how much parents made and h…
RIP My Faith in Humanity 1986-2011

Even if you live under a rock (its time to stop disrespecting our below surface dwelling brethren), you know this Friday was BLACK FRIDAY!!! What you also know is that this year, many major stores technically opened Thanksgiving Night (no one considers midnight the start of the next morning. So stop…
No Thanks

Every year around this time, families gather together from far and wide to join hands at the table and give thanks for all of the good things in their lives. Its beautiful, its time-honored, and it makes me sick. I'm not saying there's NOTHING I'm thankful for (I'm a big fan of WWE Classics On Deman…
De-Motivation
Recently here on 1057thehawk.com, Barbara LaRue had a post about her favorite quotes. I read through it, enjoyed it, but then felt sad. "Why did you feel sad?" I'm sure you're wondering. Well I tell you, so stop being so damn impatient. It made me sad because there are very few quotes in t…
Getting To Know Your DJs: My Fears
Each day I, the handsome and talented Mike Krenek, will help you get to know me better. My goal is to tear down the walls of listener/DJ limitations and get to know each other intimately. Friend intimately, of course. Not intimately intimately!!! I don't want you get the wrong idea about me. We…