It sure is good to be back in Montana! It took me longer than I would’ve liked, but it’s better late than never, right? Montana actually runs in my family. I have ancestors that settled here years ago and I lived in Missoula for a couple years about a decade or so ago (don’t worry, I’m not a Griz fan). My sister-in-law used to manage a hotel at Yellowstone, and when my wife (Jules) visited her, she fell in love with Montana as well. So, when given the chance to come to Bozeman, we couldn’t pass that up. I love the spirit here. I love the beauty and the fact it really is the last best place. There is no other place like it and the fact that we get to call it home, that’s beyond special. We can’t wait to experience all that Bozeman offers, so if you see us out and about, come introduce yourself! Where are you from? Born and raised in Sedalia, Missouri. Home of the Missouri State Fair! What would you be doing if you weren’t doing radio? I would probably be a carny running the ring toss. Have you ever been arrested? No, but I almost got my mom arrested when I was a kid. I was making prank calls and the police thought it was her. They even took out the cuffs, she was NOT happy! What is something most people don’t know about you? I cry every time I watch Forrest Gump with the scene at JenNAY’s grave. Do you have a best friend? I do! My best friend is my wife, Jules. We were friends before we started dating and it just evolved from there. I’m beyond blessed. Food Network or HGTV? Wow. That is tough, both. Who is your favorite singer? That is such a tough question. I’ve been lucky to see so many concerts. I’m going to go with either Freddie Mercury or John Denver. I have eclectic taste. Best advice you’ve ever received? There was once a man that was wise beyond his years. A master, if you will. He once said “Do, or do not. There is no try.” What song do you want played at your funeral? American Pie and if everyone isn’t up dancing by the 3rd verse, I will come back and haunt them all.
Just In Time For the Holidays, More Mean Comments From Montanans
The other day, I wrote a piece about a few Griz fans in downtown Bozeman that were clearly having a good time celebrating the win over the Bobcats at the 120th Brawl of the Wild. For the most part, it was an observation and I thought "well, that's a good way to get hurt"...
The Great American Smokeout. How Many Montanans Still Smoke?
Today is the Great American Smokeout. So just how many Montanans still smoke? We've got the numbers and resources to help those that want to quit.
Unfriended Online? Montanans Give Reasons and Some Are Hilarious
I bring this up because today is National Unfriend Day and while I'm not 100 percent positive, I'm guessing if you're spending 1300 hours on social media, at some point you've unfriended a person or two.
Cereal, It’s What’s For Breakfast. What’s Montana’s Favorite?
About once or twice a year, I treat myself to a box of cereal. The reason that I only do it once or twice a year is that I have zero self-control and it takes me about a day and a half to eat an entire box.
Closed For Thanksgiving? What Do You Say Montana, Yes or No?
Do you think businesses should close for Thanksgiving here in Bozeman and across Montana? As always, I decided to ask the people, so I posted the question on Social Media. To be honest, the results weren't even close.
Central Montana Has a “Pie Trail” And it Sounds Glorious
Hear me out, you get someone and they get in a car and they travel across Central Montana stopping at each location on the Pie Trail. They try the different pies while talking to the owners getting the back story.
Montana: Should Out of State Workers Be Paid to Move Here?
Here's an idea, what about a bonus for people that actually get up everyday and go to work at the same job they've had for a while. There are a ton of folks that are working hard all across Montana every single day.
Montana Ranks Towards the Bottom in New “Best States” Report
If Montana is such a horrible place to live, why are people still moving here? OR, is it that because people are moving here, that's why it's ranked so low? I mean, when you get a huge influx of people moving somewhere, it does take some time to get everything up to speed.
Is Montana Better Off Than a Year Ago? Part 2, Montana Speaks.
I wrote a story a week or so ago asking if folks in Montana were better off now than opposed to a year ago. Lots of folks had comments and some of them were downright nasty, which isn't surprising. Folks tend to be passionate when it comes to stuff like this.
Where Does a Guy Find The Best Pasty in Montana?
So, where does a guy get a great Pasty? I mean, I believe when in Rome, so I need to find the very best Pasty Montana has to offer. So, I googled "where's the best pasty in Montana?"