Not to brag, but I did the pizza bit years before Ellen. This is a shot of me ordering a pizza while “conducting” the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra as part of the Make Me a Maestro contest. When the pizza arrived I “borrowed” money from the concert master to pay for it. Much fun. I’d say Ellen owes me a writing credit for stealing the bit.
Many thanks to Sanford for inviting Stacie and me to be a part of the Miracle Makers Radiothon again this year. We look forward to it.
Thanks to Grand Forks’ radio royalty, Dave, Jackie, Trevor, Binkie, Paul, Rick, Carissa (and anyone else I might have missed) for making us feel welcome. You guys rock! Congratulations to The Fox and XL-93 on raising so much money for Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo.
I’m not much for this sort of thing, but I like this. From a business writer, no less.
Don’t be mean.
Don’t be afraid.
Don’t forget this list.
Vala Afshar @ValaAfshar
I told them I used to live about a block from Kmart when I was in college and, not wanting ever to be too far away from their store, I now work about a half block away.
I forgot to tell them that quite often I run over to buy make-up (for television) when I run out.
I told them I remember buying my copy of the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on vinyl, circa 1969. I still have it, by the way. A few minutes later the Fall Creek quarter thanked me for setting up one of the number they sang at the party, “When I’m 64.” Cut number nine on Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Happy Birthday, Kmart. Thanks for including me in the fun.
Each year about this time, I get the chance to go back to medical school. All year I look forward to talking with second-year medical students at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Each week the med students break into teams to study a different medical condition. The students themselves are responsible for much of the research that goes into their education. I’m told about thirty percent of medical schools in the country teach this way.
Fridays a physician and a patient answer student questions. Today Dr. Charles Christianson talked about treating prostate cancer. I tried to talk about what it’s like to have it, and then not have it. They call it a case wrap-up session. I call it Disease of the Week. It’s actually very interesting and it gives me an opportunity to talk about myself for the better part of an hour, which I enjoy.
This year med school staffers are looking forward to teaching in a brand new building beginning in 2016. Ground is expected to be broken in the next few weeks.
Thanks to the staff and students. As I said, I look forward to it every year.
We’ll talk with principal dancer Amanda Green of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet about Moulin Rouge: The Ballet Friday on WDAZ News @5.