This is Cnote Fodizzle, born and raised here in the Capitol city, been in radio for fifteen years, also on our sister station, Sportsradio 1450.I am 45 and married, a holder of three college degrees, an Associates in General Education from Lincoln Land Community College and two B.A's in Political Studies and Communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Here's my philosphy about radio, radio to me is my life its who I am as a person. Thanks for listening to 997 KISS-FM. Check out The Morning Grind with yours truly along with Bondsy and Sarah Savannah weekday mornings 6 to 10 and I am your 2011 Best Local Character as voted by readers in the Illinois times.
Summertime is almost upon us with the weather feeling almost summerlike here in the Land of Lincoln, school for the area colleges is done for the most part( excluding summer semester) and the K-12 kiddos will be out of school shortly and summer is also the time of year when families take their big summer vacations.
But there's one thing we all enjoy whether we're married or single. They are the various county fairs and other type festivals like Decatur Celebration. These fairs offer rides for the kids, great food, adult beverages, entertainment, ag exhibits and competitions. Plus the county fair pagents are a absolute delight. The county fairs from throughout the state culminate with the Illinois State Fair which kicks off with the twilight parade which is " All Marvy" whether you are a spectator or as a participant. The state fair is like one big county fair but with more food, rides, ag exhibits and my personal favorite the Tram ride. Its a good way to check out the fairgrounds without having to do all that walking. Before 7 in the evening during the run of the fair is a trip inside Conservation World. An old tradition returns to your Illinois State Fair and that's Happy Hollow. I am glad that Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick is bring back this fair tradition. And who can forget the grandstand shows, great acts every night, for tickets call 782-1979. Remember what C-Note Says- I wonder if the Tram ride will have to be rerouted now that Happy Hollow is back?
Folks, I gotta tell ya, well I must say in all fairness this sounds good indeed but the reality of this day and age when money blows this theory right out of the water and here's why. Having love and being in love is 110% Super Duper All Marvy but there are things called BILLS, when I say bills I am not talking about the ones that play in Buffalo either. You need the cashola action to buy them groceries, pay yo cable and or satellite bill, utilities, clothes and other assorted thangs. It also takes money to dine out at your favorite restaurant, get Cardinal, Cub or White Sox tickets, get gas for the mobile... oh my did I forget something? I did indeed. I forgot about those credit cards bills, not pleasant to look at much less pay. Using the card is as easy as pie but if these folks are not paid in a timely manner they will hound you like a mariachi band that follows you around all the time. I would rather have a mariachi band than those operators making one's life super rough. Now if you think that's bad try the loan company folks. They can be just like those credit card folks but much closer to home. And then there's the car payment. If that is not paid then the grim reaper... a.k.a Bank will be taking that car, truck or SUV off your hands.... DEFINITELY NOT GOOD. Once that unfortunate scenario happens, then you gotta rely on a cab, friends or the good ole SMTD to get you everywhere... BUMMER DUDE. Love is a good thang, a mighty good thang, don't rock it till you rock it. Its the best feeling in the world till it comes to them awful BUM bills because without the cashola, or as our Morning Grind bestieboo Liz Eckert once called it Pedros, you may just become homeless, carless, cableless and that lists goes on and on and on. Remember what C-Note says: Love is good but cash is better.
Its May already, and when we think of happenings in this month we traditionally think of The Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500. Both events don't have the same media hype as they once did but are still part of the annual May rite of passage. But there is a growing May tradition that is gaining popularity by leaps and bounds across the country and that's Cinco De Mayo. The origins of it do not orginate in the United States but south of the border in Mexico. This holiday is now close to being right up there with The Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500 in that May rite of passage. In America, we are the melting pot of cultures just like a good Vegetable Soup with all the ingredients lumped in makes us the envy of the world, mighty tasty too. This Saturday( May 5th) is Cinco De Mayo. Its our tradition here at 997 KISS-FM to celebrate on this day. Bondsy will be broadcasting live from Los Rancheros from 3-5 but the event everyone waits for with baded breath is the annual Tequilla shot by yours truly does each year. I remember the first ever Tequilla shot I done andn it was incredible indeed. I still remember that one. Some folks may not remember their Cinco De Mayo experience because how much one is drinking the day and into the evening. To really enjoy the day and maximize your fun enjoy the delicious chow at Los Rancheros. Some folks may not remember their Cinco De Mayo experience but with the Tequilla shot, its a memory that lasts a lifetime. Remember what C-Note Says: That Tequilla shot.... Its wild DUDE.