A Couple Of Boobs

Longtime ” On The Street” Reporter Alisha Cruz dropped by the KKBN Studios this morning!   She was kind enough to adorn the ” They’re a Couple of Boobs Bra” Created By Shelly Walker for the ” Save The Tatas Quilt we’re having made for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!   Thanks Alisha!

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boob bra alisha

Setting The Record Straight on H1N1

H1N1 MYTHS

The website New Scientist is setting the record straight:

• MYTH 1: The symptoms are like regular flu. You’ve got it if you’ve got a fever.

Fact: Testing for fever may not be a reliable way of diagnosing swine flu. Up to half the people who get swine flu never develop a fever, and some suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms as well as more standard flu symptoms.

• MYTH 2: This is just mild flu. The death rates are even lower than for normal flu.

Fact: Swine flu is killing young people rather than the very elderly, and although winter is just starting, more young people have already died of flu than normally die over the entire winter.

• MYTH 3: You’re safe as long as you’re healthy. Only sick, weak people get really ill.

Fact: Deep lung infection can be a killer. Most of the children who have died of swine flu were perfectly healthy beforehand, and many of the adult victims also had no underlying conditions.

• MYTH 4: I’ll be OK if I just eat organic food, take vitamins, wear a mask, wash my hands a lot and drink plenty of fluids.

Fact: Even the N95 mask won’t save you. Getting vaccinated is by far the most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from swine flu.

• MYTH 5: It’s OK now because we have a vaccine.

Fact: Vaccines will save lives, but only if they get through in time. Even in rich countries, it will be months before everyone who wants the vaccine can get it. Poor countries will get little if any vaccine. Read more

• MYTH 6: The vaccine isn’t safe. Why take the risk to prevent mild flu?

Fact: Vaccines protect but links to other conditions have heightened concerns. During past pandemics, a third or more of the entire population has got flu, and the risks of flu killing you or causing nasty problems such as Guillain-Barré syndrome are far greater than those of the vaccines.

• MYTH 7: This virus won’t get deadlier — that isn’t in a germ’s interests.

Fact: Will it mutate? Flu viruses do sometimes get nastier. No one can be sure how 2009 flu will evolve, but it’s certainly not going away.

• MYTH 8: Once this pandemic is over we’ll be safe for another few decades.

Fact: The 1957 flu pandemic wasn’t the first nor last. Another animal flu virus could jump to humans tomorrow and start another pandemic.

Good Thursday!

Good Morning Mother Lode!

Brrr…It’s chilly this morning!  Had to break out a jacket for the first time!  Someone suggested to me yesterday to buy a snuggie thing for my chihuahua’s since it’s starting to get cold here in the Mother Lode.   I’m thinking, they might run away if I did that to them, what do you think?  Does this dog look happy?  I think not!

ALLSTAR PRODUCTS GROUP SNUGGIE FOR DOGS

Okay, let’s get this day going…It’s Oatmeal day, check out my blog all about oats and stuff.  We’ll have more creepy fun on the show getting you ready for the big scary Halloween Saturday Night!

The Mystery Word of the Day is “PICKLE”.  When you hear either me or Bridgette say the word, be the 3rd caller at 532-9350 and win a trip to the KKBN Prize Den!

Join us today for The Impossible Question, Bridgette’s Country Buzz, Birthdays and more fun and music!

Have a great day!

Thursday is Oatmeal Day!

Granny & Joey

(Big Joe and Granny)

” Eat your oatmeal, it’s good for you”!  I can hear my Granny now, telling me and my brothers as she added the sugar, butter and milk to our bowls.  Sometimes she’d throw in raisins!   Yummy!  We always wondered why the Quaker guy on the box wore a wig.  Oatmeal has come  along way since those days back in Mississippi.   Now you can buy twenty different flavors and they even come in breakfast bars!   My favorite these days is maple and brown sugar with a tablespoon of peanut butter.  Trust me, you’ll love me for that one.   Oatmeal makes me think of family, so  I called Mom and asked if she had a recipe  for oatmeal.  She was pleased to send this reply:

Tired of the same old oatmeal? Try my recipe for a change. In a quart microwavable bowl, pour 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats( Not Instant) and 1 cup of water. To this, add  8 or 10 raisins, a handful of chopped walnuts and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove and add 1/2 cup of skim milk. Stir well. Add Splenda to taste, a drop or two of vanilla flavoring and a tsp. of cinnamon. Sometime, when I don’t feel like “dieting”, I add a tsp. of peanut butter before I add the milk. Yum!!!

Thanks Mom!

Now I have a great list for you!

WORST KIDS CEREALS

Wait! Before you pour the kids a bowl of cereal, check out this list of the worst kids cereals. (Ranked worst to least worst.)

  1. Reese’s Puffs (worst)
  2. Corn Pops
  3. Lucky Charms
  4. Golden Grahams
  5. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  6. Cap’n Crunch
  7. Count Chocula
  8. Trix
  9. Froot Loops
  10. Smorz
  11. Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles
  12. Cocoa Puffs

The best kids cereals (ranked best to least best)

  1. Mini-Wheats
  2. Organic Wild Puffs
  3. Honey Sunshine
  4. Mighty Bites
  5. Clifford Crunch
  6. Hannah Montana
  7. Life
  8. Kix
  9. Cherrios (except Honey Nut)
  10. Puffins
  11. EnviroKids Organic
  12. Bunnies

Here’s more about Oatmeal Day!

National Oatmeal Day

Oatmeal is an extremely healthy, versatile food that can be eaten any time of the day. It is perfect for breakfast because it is very filling and it’s great as a snack because it does not have too many calories! And don’t forget about oatmeal cookies which are a yummy treat to have for dessert.

Here’s an oatmeal related tidbit: the Quaker Oats Man is one of the oldest advertising mascots in America. He became the first registered trademark for this breakfast cereal in 1877 and was purposely made to reflect the Quaker faith and its values of honesty, integrity, and purity. The Quakers tried to have their association with the Quaker Oats cereal removed, but they lost the court battle.

Enjoy National Oatmeal Day and celebrate its history and tastiness!