Karen is a Hampton Roads native, born and raised in Newport News and now lives in Norfolk. She has four daughters who are her best friends. Karen has been on the air on the Eagle for over 25 years and very passionate about radio and connecting with her listeners.
Karen is also very passionate about her charitable causes. She is active with the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign in memory of her sister Ginni, who passed away peacefully of breast cancer in 2005. She is also very active with St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s endeavor to end childhood cancer.
Karen is an author who has written two books to benefit various charities. Amazing Trace, A Sister’s Journal follows the story of her sister’s battle with breast cancer. It is available at all online booksellers.
Karen recently began traveling internationally and crossing things off her bucket list, proving to herself that if you want something bad enough, go for it! She has taken several trips on a very VERY small budget and shares her experiences on “Travelin’ With Karen.”
Her favorite quote of all time is from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Blake and Gwen are doing what most of us are doing right now. Self quarantine! Looks like their social distancing might be a lot more fun than ours, tho. I mean…check out the matching outfits!
Our first quarantine photo shoot… should’ve been the Nobody But You cover… Damn it! pic.twitter.com/WRthW0kn4r
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 26, 2020
That’s so danged cute, I can’t stand it! 🥰
Oh, but the fun didn’t stop there! Blake got that mullet he promised us last week!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 26, 2020
While most of us are cutting our OWN bangs with disastrous results, Blake’s got Gwen…and she’s got this. Not bad, huh? But…some people are comparing his new look to Joe Exotic from Netflix’s “Tiger King” 🤣 🤣 🤣
Ummmm…uhhhhhh. Uh-oh. – KW
A little backstory here. Cash challenged me to watch some shows that I normally wouldn’t watch. I’m more of a love story/comedy kind of girl. But Cash thinks I need to step out of the box a little. So…okay, we’re gonna do it his way for the first few shows. After that, it’s my turn to challenge him.
This week, we discuss Stephen King’s “The Outsider”, which you can stream from HBO NOW.
Is it bingeworthy?
March 24th’s episode sure left us with a lot to unpack! A couple of confusing moments…and 10 years that seemed more like 20! AND…a character that’s noticeably missing in the future! Take a listen and see if you agree!
WARNING: Spoilers galore cuz that’s what we do. Yep. So, if you haven’t watched the last episode yet and you listen, it’s on you, k? 😉
Noodle sandwich. I’ve never entertained such a thought, nor would I want to even try it. However, it’s not yucky. I mean we have pasta and bread in Italian restaurants all the time, right? So why is the internet so uptight about this woman’s ramen and butter sandwich? Is it the carb-on-carb overload? I dunno. You decide.
Woman proudly shows off her ‘noodle sandwich’ for dinner and completely divides opinion https://t.co/CWuDF8uWZr
— The Sun (@TheSun) March 10, 2020
Nothing wrong with a cheap lunch, I guess. So…what do you think of this sandwich? Tasty? Or gross? – KW
This is probably the sweetest thing you’ll see all day. And the officers didn’t even want to get credit for it! The police department was doing random body cam audits when they saw the good deed…and they posted it! And I’m so glad they did.
Two police officers near Atlanta saw a woman walking out in the cold. Officer Nick Bonney asked her if she wanted a ride and she graciously accepted. She was holding balloons because she was out getting supplies for her 1 year old daughter’s birthday party. During the conversation, she mentioned that she wanted to stop to get a cake for her.
Without hesitation, Officer Nick handed his partner his credit card and asked him to go in the store to get a cake to surprise the young mom.
And the officers even went to her home to wish the little girl a happy birthday!
Check out the video!
During a random audit of police body cam videos, a supervisor found this interaction (Jan. 10) between Sgt. Nick Boney, Ofc. Jimmy Wilson, and a woman whose daughter had just turned one. The woman was holding a bouquet of balloons trying to get home to her family on a cold night. pic.twitter.com/3pZKa2vGbB
— Gwinnett County Police (@GwinnettPd) March 4, 2020
Thank you Officer Nick for helping to make this family’s day memorable! – KW
I know I put stuff off for a long time. Like…cleaning closets, the garage…you know, stuff like that. But auto registration? How did this guy not get caught until now? I would have been pulled over, pulled over again and again and again, shamed on social media AND by my kids. I’d never forget THAT anyway. There’s this thing called the US Mail and personal property taxes that won’t leave you alone about it.
ANYWAY, Slidell Police Department in Louisiana posted a pic of a license plate that expired in 1997! I can see letting it slide for a year, but 23? That’s ART, y’all! 😂
Fortunately, the man wasn’t a jerk about it. He was very apologetic! Says he’s been busy lately and just plum forgot. Okay.
Wonder if he ever got those plates renewed? To be continued….maybe – KW
I wish I had thought of this years ago. It’s so simple, inexpensive AND FUN that I may even do it so I’ll eat more veggies!!!!
Jane Hines says that when she brought her son to the grocery store, a lot of products had stickers on them that didn’t necessarily apply to the product. She bought a pineapple with a Frozen 2 tag on it…and it had absolutely nothing to do with Frozen. Though it didn’t make any sense to her, it gave her a fantastic idea! Why not get stickers featuring some of her son’s favorites..like Paw Patrol and place them on the veggies?
And you know what? It worked!
Maybe tonight I’ll have Baby Shark broccoli? – KW
You probably are already aware that we spring forward to Daylight Saving Time this weekend. That means…we lose an hour of sleep (provided you’re relying on the alarm to wake up on Sunday morning), but the GOOD news is more sunlight at the end of the day.
It’ll be awhile before the benefit will kick in, tho. My brain is still focused on that hour less of sleep. Even though it only happens one time, I feel the effects of the time shift for at least a week. Ugh. THEREFORE…I present…a list of things that I could do if I didn’t lose that hour this weekend.
* Laundry. Yeah, that was on my list of things to do but since I’ll be less one waking hour, looks like I’ll have to put that off.
* Clean out the refrigerator. Would have totally had time to do that, but since I won’t be able to do laundry, I’ll be totally unmotivated to remove the chicken that’s been in there for a week.
* Vacuum. Eh, the floors aren’t that bad. They should last another week.
* A week’s worth of cooking. I’m not gonna feel like it. I mean, I got a chore list a mile long and I just can’t even because I got an hour taken away and there’s no time. Looks like it’s Taco Bell!
Okay, y’all know I’m making all that up, right?
I don’t do any of that stuff. 😉
Well, not on the weekends anyway.
Y’all have a great weekend and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!
Like…laundry. – KW
You know, when we’re kids we say a LOT of silly things. We make a LOT of crazy promises. And of course, we like to torture our siblings with those things. We don’t really mean that stuff, right? My little brother used to torture me and my sisters all the time! But…he never did anything CRAZY like THIS!
When Mendl Weinstock was 14, he told his sister Riva that if she ever got married and made him come to the wedding, he was bringing a llama as his date.
Fast forward five years.
He didn’t forget his vow.
Riva got married last weekend and guess who Mendl brought to the wedding?
AWWWWWW! Look at that llama’s tuxedo….isn’t it so cuuuuuute?
Sorry. Got sidetracked. ANYWAY, Riva may be furious (judging by the look on her face), but Mendl and his date are now internet famous!
Mendl says it cost about $450 to rent the llama….and it was worth it. 😂 – KW
Not even gonna lie. I’ve seen succulents before. Even the real ones look fake so I really can’t hold at least one thing about this against her.
Full disclosure: I have been known to kill houseplants within 90 days, so the fact that it didn’t somehow turn at least a little bit brown would have made me suspicious.
Besides, my kids always suspect that any houseplant I own is fake anyway and would have figured it out in 90 seconds flat. Even the ones I manage to keep alive! 😂 – KW