Been a while but here we are! With the holidays here I thought we should touch on one of the many reasons for all the pretty lights, the beautiful trees and the big family gatherings.
Talking with my tattoo artist she made some great points about why the holidays are her favorite, it feels GOOD to decorate and share quality time with friends and family!
Really, it can be hard to power through this cold and busy time of year but take a moment to remember it’s not about the savings and the spending and the gifting… it’s about having FUN and making memories with the ones you love.
It’s nice to give and recieve gifts but don’t feel like you have to. A girlfriend of mine is saving for a wedding and just bought a house and she loves to give actual gifts but it’s tight this year. So I suggested she could just make everyone her soup or something that is her “thing”.
What I’m saying is, have the most fun decorating your home if you’re into it. Go drive around and look at the house lights and don’t feel any pressure to actually buy things for others. It’s just stuff. Life is so short we don’t need to be so hard on ourselves especially during the coldest time of year.
Attached are some of my favorite holiday songs <3
I love you all, have a great safe holiday season and take care of yourself!
Ryan talks with Peter Billingsley who played Ralphie in "A Christmas Story!" He's back in town for the 40th Anniversary celebration of the film that was filmed in Cleveland! Here the interview below!
Comedian Doug Benson is in Cleveland on Saturday, November 4th, for two shows at Dunlap's Corner Bar! He joined the Morning Hang with Ryan Lang to talk about that... and other stuff.
This past summer I saw something random on social media and it said “Instead of “I’m proud of you” what about, “you should be proud of yourself””
That got me thinking, why don’t we say that to kids or even yourselves? Many of us rely on the validation of others. Maybe we weren’t taught that we could be proud of ourselves, maybe we don’t want to “brag”. There could be a long list of reasons why we focus on the approval of others.
Well I’m here to tell you, YOU should be proud of yourself! For everything you’ve accomplished.
Of course it feels great to hear “I’m proud of you” from someone you care about or look up to but when we don’t get that validation, we feel hurt… so why not be comfortable and secure being proud of yourself?
Recently, I made some big changes in my life for the better and I was seeking that reassurance from people around me instead of reassuring myself that… yeah I’m doing this and I’m doing great! (Also, imposter syndrome we can dive into another time)
Now it’s hard to break that habit for ourselves as adults but what if we could change the narrative for the kids? Now I’m not saying that we can’t say “I’m so proud of you” but why not add some new phrases so they know that even if they got a B on that test, they know they worked hard and that’s something to be proud of too!
Here are some phrases I want to incorporate not only with my niece and nephew but also my adult friends!
“I see the progress you’ve made”
“You should be so proud of yourself!”
“You grew a lot from that experience”
“That took a lot of work”
Here is one of the many links I found that helps shift the narrative, this is more focused on children but I’m here to say it can go a long way for adults too!
You should be so proud of yourself for all your hard work because I am!
Take care of yourself.
Love, Carrie Danger
Nothing beats teambuilding... unless you couple teambuilding with shuffleboard!
Went out to Forest City Shuffleboard with the 107.3 ALT CLE squad (see photo) and lemme tell you, it was a BLAST! I'd never played before, unless you count gym class in grade school, which begs the question that was part of the cirriculum... But as an adult, I have a renewed appreciation for the game and it's all thanks to Forest City Shuffleboard.
So I teamed up with Brady Marks, who claims to have never played as well. Word of advice: if you can be on her team, do it, and if she ever challenges you to a "friendly game of shuffleboard," hard pass! She's deceptively good, which leads me to believe she was sandbaggin' and is some kind of professional shuffleboarder (I'm doing more research as we speak).
Since they've opened at 4506 Lorain Avenue in 2017, business is booming! Hosting leagues, work parties, party parties, reunions, and more! They do it all, and not just with the shuffleboard, but with their kitchen! I had the this chicken slider (see reaction photo below). Heavenly, really! And on a personal note, for someone who doesn't drink (me), Forest City Shuffleboard provides a lot more than just your average bar. Obvi, the shuffleboard, but there are arcade games, and more... They even have that punch game so you can impress your date... or embarass yourself, but that's not the point. The point is there's so much more!
And the staff is so cool! Lexi in marketing and Brian behind the bar - great folks! So book your next party and help support a terrific local biz! As for me, I'll be steady shufflin' shufflin' shuffle-shufflin'... You get it.
If you know me by now you know I love to go for a walk and I am a big fan of routine to help keep me grounded.
So you combine those and BOOM you’re left with a woman who likes to do the same trail the exact same way each time. Great but also it’s important to mix it up.
Now I don’t get a ton of time to venture out to other walking places plus I feel safe where I go.
Recently, I went on a walk and decided I would start the trail in the opposite direction… what a lovely change! I remember reading a study about mixing things up with the example of brushing your teeth but starting on the opposite side you usually do or if you brush in a clockwise direction go counterclockwise.
"The science journal Nature Neuroscience found that adding variety to your daily routine can boost activity levels in your brain and make you feel happier.
It’s especially beneficial to mix up your environment, even in small ways like by taking a different commute to work."
So what I personally observed from my walk the opposite direction was different plants I never noticed before, the terrain was different of course but that worked different muscles.
Now I won’t be mixing up my morning routine, lemon water first then coffee and so on… BUT this is a nice change of pace and my nephew seems to like it too!
So challenge yourself to try something new or just walk in the opposite direction once in a while!
I'm adding a song I personally enjoy and it gets me movin and groovin!
Take care of yourself,
Love, Carrie Danger
This week I was honored to have Chelsea aka Stress Dolls in for an interview and she was kind enough to play a few songs! Chelsea played her not yet released single ‘Ghostwriter’ that I’ll feature in the Danger Zone on Friday October 13th! You can hear her inspiration for that song in the interview, I love it!
So I gotta tell you she was so wonderful to have in the studio. You can feel vibes from people and she has that calming aura that just brings a sense of peace and confidence, even though she goes by Stress Dolls!
Mark your calendars she will be at Westside Bowl in Youngstown on October 20th and at Magic Mugs on October 21st! More details and dates on the website stressdollsmusic.com
Enjoy and as always, take care of yourself.
Love, Carrie Danger
Dave King from Flogging Molly sits down with Ryan to tell some Drunken Lullabies ahead of the band's stop in Cleveland.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cake lead singer John McCrae to talk about the tour, talk about how misunderstood Cake was, and how some people just still don't get it. Click below to hear the full interview!
Today is September 11th, 22 years ago tragedy struck our nation and the lives of so many were impacted in one way or another.
First and foremost, my condolences to anyone who lost a loved one due to the attacks. It’s said that a total of 2,996 people lost their lives during the attacks.
I like to ask people where they were on Sept. 11th 2001… the answers vary but each and every person remembers the moment they found out the unspeakable happened.
Personally, I was living in Clarksville, TN. We lived very close to Fort Campbell, KY, home of the 101st Airborne Division. My mom was stationed there before I was born, right there on the army base. We didn’t live on the base, my mom said “there are too many rules”, classic Robin. So we lived just a few miles away.
Growing up most of my classmates and friends had parents in the active or reserve military. It was not unusual for one of them to have to move away or come to school casually explaining that their parent had been deployed. Most of my childhood, my mom lived as a civilian as she had gotten out of the full time army to raise me. Right around the time my sister was born she joined the Army Reserves and then BOOM…. 9/11/01.
I was sitting in 6th grade music class, kids were slowly getting called to the office and we turned on the TV… there were no words. I felt horrible for my classmates who started crying knowing their mom or dad would be sent away.
Now when I tell you that it was scary… I know you understand. Throughout my life I didn’t know what it was like to have a parent deployed but when I was dismissed from school, sitting in my grandma’s house, watching that TV over and over… I knew that everything was going to change and it was scary. My mom took her army duties very seriously. She was born to protect and serve but most of all help people. Not too long after she was sent to Germany (thankfully safe but still my first time being separated from my mom) and I moved to Ohio. Over the years my mom would go to Iraq and Qatar. I got a little sidetracked there, I really miss her today.
The point is, I am sure you remember exactly where you were when the horrific news hit your tv, radio or you got a phone call.
As we remember those who lost their lives let’s also remember that we are all human, you have no idea what someone is going through and all the horrible events we have all experienced as a nation, we should come together and be kind for no other reason other than to have a better life.
As expected, I am long winded but what do you expect from someone born to talk for a living?
Like I always say, take care of yourself and as Bill and Ted would say “Be Excellent to Each Other”
Love, Carrie Danger