Feb 19

Today, I was a…Fireman

My co-worker Danielle Dupuy and I had a “Fireman Suit-Up” Contest this morning on FOX 25.   I was in Yukon, OK all morning and she was in Norman, OK all morning.  She was a great sport and to be honest, she looked MUCH better in a fireman’s suit than I did.  Check out the video.  I won despite Leslie and Marcy cheering on #TeamDanielle


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Feb 18

GO SABERCATS!

One of my favorite things to do at FOX 25 is our Cool School of the Week. Kids are always fun to do segments with and I guess I’m a kid at heart. Today I was out at Southmoore High School in Moore Oklahoma. They are the Sabercats and I had a blast hanging out with each class. Here I am with the 6A Slow Pitch Girls Softball Champion Team

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Feb 10

Recipes from FOX 25 Morning News this morning

I had a blast this morning at the Francis Tuttle school of culinary arts. I wanted to post the recipe so that you are able to put them together yourself. Please let me know how they go I would love to hear from you.

Chef Andrew Laughin

Steak
1 each, Ribeye Steak
As needed, Kosher Salt
As needed, Fresh Ground Black Pepper
As needed Oil for grilling

 

 

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Feb 03

Today, I was a… Gaucho

This morning I got to be a Gaucho at FLAME in Shawnee. Awesome. I mean its MEAT!

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Jan 15

Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains

okcfox

You wound up where?

Ha! I’ve heard that a few times since I have made my way to Oklahoma City…The Big Friendly.  I’m pleased to announce that I am now a Reporter/Anchor at FOX affiliate KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City.  I think I have found my home for a while and so far I LOVE IT.

But why would you leave San Diego?!??

Good question again.  It’s called “passion.”  After I left The Daily Buzz, I was really trying to figure out how to redefine my life, my career and my passion.  Part of that rediscovery was Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 22

How to block Facebook game requests on your iPhone

fbI hope I don’t start off sounding like Andy Rooney here, but have you ever noticed you get A LOT of game and app requests on Facebook.  How annoying are they?! Especially when you’re main means of Facebookin’ is on your iPhone.

Mitch is here to help you out.   I’ve got the simple instructions on how to block all those annoying game requests that you never wanted and certainly didn’t want bothering you.

Here’s what you do to block all Facebook game/app requests on your iPhone and even your iPad:

First, launch the the Facebook app
Tap on “More” at the bottom
Scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Settings”
Tap on “Notifications”.
Tap on “Mobile Push” under the How You Get Notifications section.
Uncheck Application Requests and Application Invites.

It’s that easy.  Finally gone!!! Those game requests are the bane of my internet existence!

[important]Now, PLEASE keep in mind that this process will block requests from ALL apps, not just games. [/important]

You’ll still get notifications for apps you have already added. You will see a decrease, if not a total annihilation, of all game requests. This should make you happy because it sure does make me feel that way.

I also need to mention that this is only for your iPhone and iPad which means you’ll still get those annoying requests when you’re using your computer.

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Oct 01

Spread the Love

There is always a talk that we as a culture have forgotten our manners. The chivalrous days are long gone some say and I say… that’s bunk. I feel that people do nice, courteous things its just that we’ve forgotton our manners on how to say “thank you”. Its a slippery slope what I am about to enter with this article because I do not want to give the impression that I’m an ungrateful pig. Maybe I am. That’s why I need your help.

Is it wrong to get mad when you’re in traffic, waiting patiently for the light to turn green and you see someone trying to ease into the lane you’re in? Common courtesy is to go ahead and allow that person in. I have absolutely no problem with that. (There is an unwritten rule, though, that says you’re only allowed to let one car while waiting.) What urks me is when you let said car into the lane and that person doesn’t acknowledge the supreme sacrifice you just made with just A SIMPLE HAND WAVE. That’s all! This procedure lets us know that we live in a world where we can nice to each other and not worry about what lies ahead as a culture. Why is this so hard for people to comprehend? Now, the next time the opportunity arrives you second guess yourself if you should offer such a deed. And THAT is where we are as humans. Its not that we don’t want to help its just the notion that we will not get recognized for such a simple gesture.

Ok, this is the point of the story where you are thinking “You shouldn’t do something nice to expect a ‘thank you’ and if you’re doing for that, you’ve missed the point, Mitch.” Alright, that’s fair to think but as earlier stated, its human nature. Right?

Here’s another example that actually makes me sad more than it makes me mad. The other day I had taken my wife out to eat. This place was crowded to the point that “standing room only” is clearly a fire hazard. We were lucky enough to get seats in the waiting area and we sat down. My wife got up and left to powder her nose or whatever women do and told me to stay where I’m and we’d find other seats when she came back. At this point I looked up and noticed an elderly couple walk in. Being the awesome person that I am (humble too) I offered up my seat and the recently vacant seat next to me for the couple. They clearly heard me tell them that they could have my place and they took it. All I wanted was a moment in time to know that I just added joy to an elderly person’s life. I wanted to give them hope that the world isn’t such a cynical place and that love is all around us. I didn’t get one. Nadda, nothing.

Crushed.

At this point in my moral devistation, I accept that I have become the old guy that complains about the youth and how they have lost their civic dignity. Only its opposite. I’m complaining that the greatest generation before me doesn’t even do it. I would imagine that we’re not the ones reciprocating the love by acknowledging a kind gesture. From opening a door for someone to picking up something that a person dropped then running after them to give it back. We have to remember that kind deeds HAVE to go both ways.

I want to take the time now to thank you for reading this article.

What bothers you when it comes to the lack of common courtesies? Do you expect a “thank you?” Are you doing the deed for the wrong reason if you’re expecting you?

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Sep 24

Yes, Your iPhone 6 Can Bend

apple-computers-logo-2014Ever since the iPhone has came out, you’ve always tried to be as gentle as possible with it.  You think to yourself that this thin little device is so fragile, it could break in half just by bending it.  Knowing how durable the iPhones have been, this more than likely has never come to fruition.  Now meet the new iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus.  It can happen.  We have proof.

A new video is out showing just that.  Though it doesn’t really break in half, it is possible for it to bend.  It’s actually quite easy to bend the world’s greatest phone.   The weak spot seems to be right around the center of the phone, near the buttons.  Apple hasn’t addressed these issues as of yet, but I strongly advise getting a strong, durable case if you are planning on putting one in your pocket.

Unbox Therapy explains it all in this excellent video:

 

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Sep 17

RIP Kevin Fulton

kevinPeriodically, you meet people in your life and you immediately become fast friends. The person “gets” you and you automatically find yourself relating to them on a lot things.

That’s what happened to me when I came to work at KUSI and met Kevin Fulton. Kevin was the Senior Booking Producer for Good Morning San Diego and the first day I walked in the door, he greeted me with a big smile, handshake and pretty much all the information I needed to know about the show and the station.
As I mentioned, he and I became more than just co-workers and I am happy I am able to call him a friend. Kevin had a spirit about him that just made you smile and feel good about yourself. He and I had very similar careers in both radio and TV and we had many a great stories to tell. He had many, many more than me.

Kevin was an extremely hard worker and dedicated to his job. He was the guy that you had to say “GO HOME!” because he was such a hard worker. Always with a great story, he actually gave me some solid life advice and no matter what we talked about, especially in my career, I knew that he believed in me. He was just that kind of human.

Kevin passed away last night after a hard fight against cancer. While I’ve only known Kevin a short period of time, his persona and attitude impacted me enough for the rest of my life. I am certain that I am not the only one in the world that feels this way. This was one of the qualities Kevin had that made him such a great booker when inviting guests on to our show.

Kevin once gave me some poignant advice during one of our lunches together. I knew he really believed in what he was saying. I am more than inspired to honor him by following that advice.

You da man Kevin. I going to miss you man.

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Sep 12

Does size matter? Just look at what’s in my hands.

Having a hard time figuring out which new iPhone to get?

Jeremy Anticouni created this handyPDF, which when printed on standard 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper at 100% scale will display the footprint of Apple’s current iPhone 5S alongside that of the larger 4.7″ iPhone 6 and the 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus.

I printed it out and cut them out. the iPhone 6 Plus is comparable to the Samsung Note 3. I measured them up and its pretty close in size. My friend that has the Note 3 says its never a problem putting it in his pocket, which already is what most complaints are that I am hearing.

Even once I scrape together my pennies to get a new Apple product, it will more than likely be the Apple Watch. I am the guy that buys the new phone every time they come out. This time around I think I am going to wait.

What about you? Which version will you get? Do you have a “Phablet”? Do you like it? Let me know!

[important]To print out your own template: CLICK HERE[/important]

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