PURE MICHIGAN! I'm so glad to be back in my home state! I started out of CK105 in Flint and, man, was I AWFUL. From there I worked at 92.1 The Edge in East Lansing and Wings 103.1 in Lapeer. My first Detroit gig was Z-Rock followed by 102.7 The Bear with Ted Nugent: talk about fun! Ted was hilarious and so great to fight with in the studio. When Ted took his show to his house and out of Detroit, things got a little less lively, so I took a job at WMMR in Philadelphia.
In Philly, I met my husband and we had our daughter, Mackenzie. I left WMMR and went to work part-time for WYSP while being home with our daughter. When Mackenzie turned four, we moved to Washington DC and I worked for DC101... also a riot. Washington DC is beautiful! There is nothing like the Cherry Blossom festival: simply amazing. We checked out museums and took ghost tours: the city is incredible.
A few years later, I started working for WRNR in Annapolis. I love the Annapolis vibe and the amazing people that populate Maryland's capitol. While with WRNR, my husband and I had our son, Jake, and I worked from home as WRNR's Digital Content Manager.
If I may tell you what you already know, Jay Towers is good people. When I found out I was going to be Jay's co-host, I literally screamed like I'd won the lottery. This is the funnest "job" I have ever had. Jay is a BLAST and he's also genuine, decent, a hard worker and also family oriented.... all values I hold in the highest respect... just please, don't tell him I said that... I like to keep him guessing.
My son Jake just turned three. Cutting his hair has been a challenge. I'm the only one who cut his hair before I came to Michigan... usually sneaking in quick snips while he was in the bath tub.
I took my husband over to see George at 6 Salon. I make no secret that I LOVE George and his skills. George is AWESOME with the kids. He keeps tootsie pops on hand and ALWAYS wins the kids over.... but we're talking about Jake here.
When Jake realized that we wanted to give him a haircut too, the bottom lip came out. That's fine... np. Then Jake started to cry. I had to take him outside. I explained, "There is no crying in the salon. If you want to cry, you can, but we'll have to stay outside." Jake sucked it up and we went back in.... and then he started to cry again. Beck out we went. And then we did that again.
After the 3rd removal from the salon (I don't mean to sound heartless, but ppl come there for relaxation... I can't have Jake crying in 6 Salon), I took Jake next door to Einstein Bagel. We got a drink and he chilled out. Back we went to 6 Salon.
George is also one of the most determined people I have ever met. He had been hanging with Jake and trying to butter him up. Two tootsie pops later, Jake was still giving George no love, but George stayed strong. George ended up cutting Jake's hair while Frank held him. lol. The picture says it all. George wins... always. :)
After we got home, Jake looked at me and said, "I see Jake's haircut video?" I didn't have video, but he looked at the pictures repeatedly and seemed very proud of himself.
The crying in 6 Salon was not fun, but I was super glad that Jake seemed to think the experience was memorable and he was proud of himself.
Was I too hard on him in the salon? It's so embarrassing when your children start crying in public and it's not because they are hurt. I try to stay strong and let my children know very clearly what the expectations are and let them choose their own path. I told Jake he could cry, but if he was crying... we'd need to go outside. I'm sure the people on the street in Birmingham LOVED that choice. You're welcome!