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Jay Blevins

I don't believe that the world is going to end in a couple of weeks. Yet, I do believe that we can have some sort of social arrest or terrorist attack in this Country.  I was eager to get the chance to interview Jay Blevins from "Doomsday Preppers" on the National Geographic Channel.  I think he makes some interesting points on protecting your family.  
Jay Blevins is a former law enforcement officer and father of three living in the suburbs of Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.. He fears that a global economic collapse will lead to violent social unrest, and he believes this will happen sometime in the next five years. To protect his family, he has joined a network of like+minded preppers in his community. His house has become an arsenal of weapons and he has stockpiled six months’ worth of food and water. He has learned how to make homemade pepper spray and often runs practice invasion drills with his prepper network. 




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Trust Issues

BEEN THERE...BUT NOT THIS BAD.

Got a call from "Chris" who said while his girlfriend was out of town he was cleaning his car, and found a GPS tracker hidden in the trunk.  Got a TON of calls on this but couldn't put them all on air.  Here's more:



Facebook blew up on this as well, here are some of the best comments:

Ses P. dont say a word and put the tracker in a taxi

James J. Have her arrested for unlawful electronic surveillance then kick her out, the end.

Jennifer T. his fault for cheating once the trust is broken it takes forever to get back! but if she cant trust him than maybe she need to find someone else
 
Adam P. He should eat a dick for cheating and understand there's reasoning for the trust issue.

Gordon S. I put mine on a STATE TROOPER'S car, that I saw sitting at a restaurant. I bet het lawyer loved that. Idiots!!!!!!!

Dawn R. Break it off immediately...go to the nearest truck stop...stick it on a semi....make her think u skipped town with someone!
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WEEK OF GIVING THANKS 2012

Well it was another glorious week of blowing my half-assed diet with turkey, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, homemade mac n cheese and a boatload of desserts including my mom's sweet potato pie (which I still have two slices left of in my fridge as we speak) and my Aunt Pat's strawberry cake!  Unfortunately Tessa had to work on Thanksgiving (technically so did I) so Aunt Pat and I ran up to North Greenville Hospital to take her a plate of nommy food!

After she got off work, we ran up to her Mimi's for a little late Thanksgiving rendezvous.  Surprisingly, I was actually too full to eat after at least two or three fully loaded servings earlier in the day - and that's not counting dessert!

After we left Mimi's we gave some early Black Friday shopping at shot as we went by Best Buy for their midnight opening.  The line was wrapped all the way around the building and they were only allowing a certain number of people in at a time so we said screw it and went on home.

After the majority of the madness subsided later Friday evening, we ventured out yet again to Best Buy and Old Navy then feasted on some crab at Red Lobster.

Saturday I had to get up bright and early (for an afternoon radio guy, that is!) and went down to the Bojangle's in Easley as they were doing some tailgating business for the big Clemson/South Carolina showdown in Death Valley.  I got to meet some Planet fans as well as Clemson and Carolina fans to boot!  But, above all else, I got to meet Bo and have me some of their famous chicken n biscuits!






 
After Bojangle's, Tessa and I went on a crusade for a new Christmas tree and decorations for the new house so we went to Old Time Pottery where we found a $100 dollar 7.5' tree for only $40 then went to Garden Ridge and Lowe's for decorations and fireplace stuff so we could build our first fire in the house while we decorated....well, while Tessa decorated and I assisted....OCCASIONALLY!

Tessa had to go back to work on Sunday so I got with Aunt Pat and we went on a wild goose chase to find Tessa a particular gift I was looking to get for her.  We went to Pier One, TJ Maxx, Hallmark, Belk, Target, Kohl's and Big Lots but to no avail.  I even later went to St. Nick's/Wish Peddler, Haywood Mall and Kirkland's before finally throwing in the towel and resorting to searching online.

Having said that, I went online Monday and searched for the type of gift I was looking for.  After several attempts to 'minimize' my search, I finally found something that came closest to what I had in my head so I put it on my wish list on Amazon.  I then continued looking around and decided to sleep on it before making any rash decision purchases.  Lo and behold when I went back to Amazon yesterday, it was GONE!  FML!!!!
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Let's (not) go bowling

It's that time of year again....no, not the Christmas shopping season, the bowl season.  The time of year when #3 in the BCS polls gets snubbed, and their fan base issues a resounding "rabble rabble rabble"

I for one am thankful the BCS system dies next year in favor of a 4 team playoff for the national championship.  The fans have wanted this for years, it's just a shame it's taken so long for the BCS and conference commissioners to listen to what the customers want.  I've said for 3 years, since the debate began, to let #1 - #4 playoff for the championship, and let #5 + play their gift bag bowls.  See, I went to Appalachian State, an FCS school where we've been playing off for a championship for years.  Playoff football is great and opens the door for more schools to play for a title.

It's about time!
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My Birthday

Coming up this sunday I will turn the magical age of 32 as it is my birthday. I keep trying to think back in my life as to where I would be at this age and point in my life.  The answer is I never knew what I was going to do.  Belive it or not, I was actually wanting to follow in my dads footsteps and be a teacher and a coach.  Still would love to coach but it never panned out.  But I dont regret anything that has ever happened in my life.  Cause now its only getting better. Im very thankful for the things and treasures that have been given to me in my life and will continue to do so. So from here on out, Its only gonna get better and thats through the eyes of lewis.
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A Time To Walk / A Time To Crawl

It pains me to say this, but this weekend I have to sell off my buddy, I'm selling my 2010 Jeep Wrangler that I bought brand new off the lot with 17 miles on it.  "Vic" (as in Vic Rattlehead - playing on how awesomely rough the ride is) will go the way of the budget cut.

Vic is my dream Jeep.  I've put a 2" Skyjacker lift kit, 33" Nitto Terra Grappler tires, windshield mounted KC fog lights, NASCAR style billet aluminum hood clamps, along with plenty of other smaller accessories onto it.  Alas, I'm trying to downsize and get a hold on my finaicial situation again.

At least I'm trading it for something cool, a 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara with a lfit kit and mud tires.

So pour out a little bit for my homie, as the trade happens this weekend.

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PARTYING AT ED'S HOUSE TIL THE BREAKING OF DAWN

Okay, maybe not quite but I'll get to that in due time!

This weekend was fairly restful as Tessa and I only got out a few times Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday I took her out to Lieu's Chinese Bistro on Woodruff Rd because she had been craving Lieu's spicy beef.  Having not been a fan of what I had on my first visit there, I decided to go with something I was sure to like: sweet and sour chicken!  And, lo, it was good!

After Lieu's, we went down to Hollywood 20 to catch the final installment in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2.  I have to admit that I could tolerate it better than some of the films because it was one with a little more action and some good ol' beheadings!

After the movie, we made our way up to Flat Rock, NC to where our engineer Ed lives and was having a party.  When  we got there, we were trying some tasty adult beverages like Apple Pie and Vegas Bombs as well as a good amount of food and desserts to soak up the alcohol.  We had a GREAT time until Tessa started not feeling well so I took her home hoping she could sleep whatever it was off so she could work the next morning.  Unfortunately she couldn't sleep so she called in sick.

Thankfully she finally passed out so we both could get some rest and slept in pretty late.  She never got sick to the point of vomiting so I don't think it was alcohol or food poisoning.  At least she got to stay home and watch some football as my Bucs managed to pull out a win from what looked to be an imminent upset by the Carolina Panthers.  6 and 4 baby!  Now they get to host the Falcons and the big Clemson/Carolina rivalry game is this weekend after what is sure to be another grand Thanksgiving!
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Video of the Day

He may be gay, but he's the toughest gay dude ever!  A bomb explodes pretty close to where he's broadcasting in Israel, and Anderson Cooper continues with his report.

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AN EVENING WITH KEVIN SMITH

This weekend I managed to get some things done around the house while Tessa was at work both Saturday and Sunday.  Unfortunately that meant I had to fly solo to the Kevin Smith show at the Peace Center.  Mr. Smith talked and answered questions and even posed for a few pics for a solid two and a half hours.

After the show, I got with Mattman because he had told me the day before that there was the possibility that we could have dinner with Kevin Smith.  However, once the show was over, Matt said that apparently only four people (Matt, Nine and their significant others) were allowed to go backstage.  That didn't stop me from trying so I followed them once Mr. Smith's agent came to get them.  He stopped me as they approached the stage and said "Sorry dude."  Oh well, next time I'll make sure I score Kevin Smith some illegal narcotics too.
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28 Hour Big Ass Broadcast

This thursday at 6am, the 28 Hour Big Ass Broadcast begins.  We stay on the air for 28 straight hours to bring toys to children that are less fortunate than others.  We want to make sure that the kids have a wonderful christmas this year and all we are asking for is 1 new unwrapped toy.  The marines will be here with us to take your donations and will be here for the full 28 hours. This will be the 4th time ive done a 28 hour broadcast and let me tell you its brutal but in the end its worth it to make sure that a child doesnt go without this year.  So if you havent done anything good this year, heres your chance to do so by bringing 1 new unwrapped toy to help benefit Toys for Totz.
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