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Ingrid Michaelson’s New Video Shot On SnapChat

Ingrid Michaelson dipped into all the weird SnapChat filters to create this funky video for her new song, ‘Hell No.’


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Steph Curry Is Way Better than Virtual Steph Curry

Fans of the Baby-Faced Assassin probably won’t be surprised to learn that game developers can’t seem to make the virtual Steph as good as the real Steph. Apparently, the kinds of shots IRL Steph takes […]



Game Of Thrones Season 6 Photos

Check out the newly released photos from the upcoming season 6 of Game Of Thrones.



Watch The First 4 Minutes Of Sunday’s The Walking Dead Premiere

I’ll be doing some binge-watching of season 6 this week just to get re-acquainted with all my TWD favorites and their story lines. No spoilers here, but, man, I’m worried about that character who couldn’t […]


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Golden State Warriors Fight For Peanut Butter And Jelly Sammies

The players were fine with losing cookies and soda, but when peanut butter and jelly sandwiches disappeared the player had enough!



ThrowBack Thursday: All I Want For Christmas Edition

  This is the Christmas I spent singing All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth), complete with an adorable whistle emanating from that gap you could drive a truck through. Based on […]



Warriors React To Game Of Zones Video

I love Game Of Thrones. I also happen to be a big Golden State Warriors fan. So this little reaction video was right up my alley. Steve Kerr had a custom video made for the […]



Throwback Thursday: Halloween Mouseketeer Edition

  I think this might be a re-run TBT; excuse please. Anyway, it’s totally appropriate since I’m giving away Disneyland tickets this week. I was never anything terrifying for Halloween. My mom usually made my […]



DIY Wednesday: Fancy Halloween Skulls

  I made these cool decoupage skulls with supplies I got from Michaels. They’re easy and really fun, and look pretty cool for Halloween decorating. The Stuff: Papier mache skulls. 79 cents a piece at […]



Gretchen Reads: Jackaby By William Ritter

  “Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion—and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Halloween Fun Edition

Since we’re getting closer to Halloween I thought I’d share a few throwbacks of costumes in years past. Last year the boys wanted to be vampires. I was all, ‘Heck yeah!’ because vampire is about […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Technological Advances Edition

Here I am sitting in the original Alice studios located on the 32nd floor of One Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. I think this was 1998-99. If you take a look at the little stacks […]



DIY Wednesday: Fairy House

This weekend the 5-year-old and I made a little fairy house for a section of our garden that, thanks to the drought, has been less than its colorful self this summer. A quick trip to […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Gettin’ Glamorous Edition

This is a genu-ine Glamour Shot. I did some endorsements for them back in my early radio days. I call this look Blossom Meets Hippy Meemaw. And though my affinity for hats is well-known, THAT […]



Gretchen Reads: In A Dark, Dark Wood By Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware’s chilling debut thriller, In A Dark, Dark Wood, begins when Leonora Shaw wakes, battered and bloody, in a hospital bed. Something terrible has happened, and though her memory is clouded, she’s convinced she’s […]


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September 11th

  Like many of you, on the morning of September 11th, 2001, I heard the news from Sarah. I stepped out of the shower and turned on the radio, and Sarah was describing a terrible […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Ice Cream You Scream Edition

It’s been so hot lately, I thought I’d bust out this little classic. Plus, I get so *many requests for photos of me eating an ice cream cone while topless that I’ve finally decided to […]



Custody Battle Over Chip The Bay Bridge Chicken

“Chip” the chicken who held up traffic at the Bay Bridge toll plaza for four hours on Wednesday is now at the center of a custody battle. Yes, a custody battle. Three people have come […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Long Ago September Edition

Action shot! Throwing stones on Lake Michigan. Saugatuck, September 2002.



Gretchen Reads: An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

It’s been a while since I finished a book and immediately searched for the sequel, but that’s exactly what I did with An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. And then I grumbled some […]


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What’s got two thumbs, and just won a mint condition Masterpiece: The Art Auction Game by Parker Brothers board game on eBay? This deejay right here, yo! *Warning: Crotchety Old Lady Semi-Rant coming down in […]


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First Glimpse Of Lady Gaga In AHS

American Horror Story fans, rejoice!   Here’s a first glimpse of Lady Gaga in costume for season 5, American Horror Story: Hotel.   The FX series returns October 7th. And if you’re like me, you […]


ThrowBack Thursday: Back To School Edition

This Throwback Thursday brought to you by 1976. This is me on the first day of 2nd grade. I had Mrs. Holst and she was the best. I remember being very excited to learn the […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Doofus Edition

  I don’t know why people automatically assume that since I grew up to be a deejay on the radio that I must’ve been a pretty goofy little kid.   Oh wait… Now I know […]


ThrowBack Thursday: Vroom Edition

  Here I am learning to ride my husband’s brand new Scarabeo. I think this was the spring of 2002. We lived in North Beach at the time and didn’t have parking. Two scooters later […]



DIY Wednesday: Homemade Citrus Soap

For this DIY project I chose something quick and easy: homemade soap. You can find all of the needed ingredients at your local craft store and grocery, or online. The stuff: Melt & Pour soap […]



Gretchen Reads: Poison Princess By Kresley Cole

Poison Princess, Book 1 of The Arcana Chronicles by NY Times best-selling author, Kresley Cole, has been in my To Read pile for a while and I finally got around to reading it. If you’re […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Chubby Edition

This is an exchange I had with my 5 year-old the other night that I posted on Facebook: Theo (last night, while giving me his usual goodnight snuggle): “Mommy, you’re fat, but I love you.” […]



DIY Wednesday: Frame Jewelry Organizer

When I’m not on the radio, or running around doing mom stuff, I spend a lot of my free time making jewelry. I even have my own little Etsy shop: This means I look […]



Fear The Walking Dead Vs The Walking Dead Plus Trailer

Sarah and Vinnie were talking about the premiere of the new The Walking Dead spin-off called Fear The Walking Dead. I’m a big TWD fan so I decided to track down the latest trailer and […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Why, God, Why?

  Where should I begin? Let’s talk about the shirt first. The shirt is pink. A shade of pink known in design circles as Pantone 14-0009 Pepto-Bismol. Apparently, I thought I was a Summer, when […]


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LOL Of The Day: Not For Astronauts

Look, I’m the mother of two little boys. There’s a lot of farting that goes on in my house. A LOT. And such a wide variety: The Two-Tone, The One Note, The Jet-Propelled, The Silent […]



Gretchen Reads: The 5th Wave By Rick Yancey

  “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.” – Stephen Hawking From […]


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Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon JK Rowling Wins Twitter

Two delightful things happened over the weekend.



The Ferry: My New Favorite Way To Commute

With the closure of Doyle Drive this weekend, I decided to take the ferry to work today. What a lovely way to commute.



ThrowBack Thursday: Summer With Grandpa Edition

Me and my grandpa sitting on a bench under the shade trees on his little farm. I spent a lot of time with my grandpa in the summer time. He took me fishing and hiking, […]



Gretchen Reads: Finders Keepers by Stephen King

When I was a kid, I was absolutely convinced that some day I would find a hidden treasure. I spent loads of time in the woods. I just knew that some day I’d trip over […]


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Justice Kennedy’s Beautiful Closing Paragraph

The closing remarks on the ruling by Justice Kennedy are simple and beautiful.



Gretchen Reads: Amok by Sebastian Fitzek

I’m able to read as much as I do because I’ve fully embraced audio books. So I was happy to check out Amok by Sebastian Fitzek, an Audible Original Drama. A full audio production adds […]


The Secret Life Of Pets Trailer

It isn’t out until next summer, but I’m already excited to see it. The terrier looks like my own little Hank, and he’s voiced by Louis C.K.. Man, it’s like the filmmakers asked me what […]


ThrowBack Thursday: Summer Safety Edition

  Tomorrow, my baby boy turns 5. It’s a cliche, but time does seem to fly by as you watch your children grow and change. This #TBT is my future kindergartener three summers ago, in […]



Gretchen Reads: The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari

The oldest of my three sisters has a room in her house that’s filled with hundreds of antique dolls. Hundreds. The dolls are exquisitely dressed, right down to their shoes, with meticulously hand painted faces. […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Mad Reading Skills Edition

Last year my mom sent me a box full of little school certificates and workbooks and notes like this one. Today is the last day of school for my own kids, so I thought I’d […]



Gretchen Reads: The Book Of Lost Things By John Connolly

The Book Of Lost Things by best selling Irish author, John Connolly, is a departure from the crime thrillers he’s famous for. It was published nearly 10 years ago, so this is not a new […]


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Colbert Announces Band Leader

More exciting news from Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He’s tapped the phenomenal Jon Batiste to serve as the show’s bandleader. Jon Batiste is an amazing musician. It looks like his band, Stay human, will […]


This picture taken on April 17, 2015 shows a staff member of Aeon Pet Pecos grooming a dog at a trimming room in a shopping mall in Chiba, east of Tokyo. Japanese pet company Aeon Pet, a subsidiary of the Aeon supermarket chain, opened last year the dog nursing home with full-time care, providing a gym, a swimming pool, and some kennel spaces in accordance with the size of the dog.   AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Craze: Cube Dogs

Apparently, there’s a hot new trend happening in Japan: shaving your dog into cube shapes. You have to see the photos to truly appreciate this fresh new way to humiliate your pet. Their little eyes […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Little Artist Edition

The morning show and I were talking about my 9-year-old’s newest artistic venture: comic books. I like to take photos of some of the artwork he gives me. Here’s something he did a couple of […]


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Stephen Colbert Is Back With The Colbeard

I don’t know about you, but I’m having serious Colbert withdrawal. Thank goodness this came out today. You’ll never hear that Greenday song the same way again.   See the video here.      



DIY Wednesday: Pickle Jar Terrarium

My kids LOVE pickles, and so do I. We buy them by the gigantic jarful at Costco, and I’m not sure why exactly, but I always feel like it’s a shame to toss those big, […]



Crazy Pig Terrorizes Neighborhood, Poops In Cop Car

So, apparently this pig got loose in a small town in Michigan, and thoroughly enjoyed himself. He was arrested without incident. However, he did not care for his time in the back seat of the […]


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