About a month ago I made a stupid, stupid mistake. I had treated myself 3 weeks prior and got myself an iPad Mini, and I loved it. It made my life easier. I synced it with my phone. It was helping me stay on task, etc. etc. etc.
So one day I'm in the back yard making music videos of my 5 and 3 year old with a pretty cool video app. Suddenly the ice cream man rolls up in the neighborhood so I decide to treat the girls to an ice cream. I put the Mini on the trunk of my car, pay the ice cream man, the girls are happy, life is good.
At some point I realize I'm running late for work so I cruise out to my car and take off. It isn't until I'm almost to Medford (coming from the Quincy area) that I realize what I've done. Yup. I left the Mini on the trunk. It was no longer there. I was sad sad Jackson.
About a month has passed. Then today I'm at the store buying baby onesies for my dog (that's a whole other story) and I get a call from the Apple Store at The Cambridgeside Galleria. Turns out some guy found my Mini on the side of the road and returned it to the Apple Store to have them properly dispose of it. Jessica, who is a manager there, decided to look me up and let me know she had it. She told me that it didn't work anymore but that none of the glass was broken and it looked totally fine. Even though there were tire marks all over the cover so it had obviously been run over by multiple cars.
I went to the Apple Store and she showed it to me. Barely... any... damage. I'm sure the rain over the past 4 weeks probably killed it. Jessica was AWESOME and gave me a CRAZY deal on a replacement, which was incredibly nice and backs up why I'll always be an Apple fan. But how crazy is that?? I live in the Quincy area and it stayed on my trunk on the highway all the way through the Tip O'Neil tunnel to the Exit 26 area. To you people outside Boston that's a good 10 miles or so - in a mix of fast driving, stop-and-go traffic, and corners to get to the highway - and a month of time going by in between.
Anyway, thank you to Jessica (the super nice and generous manager at the Apple Store at the Cambridgeside Galleria), the stranger who returned my iPad, and to the Academy. I can now waste my time playing Ninja Fishing again. YES!!
(Oh yeah... the picture up top is the cover off my old Mini... which I'm now using again.)
I was on the air hosting a "Rihanna Post Show Party" on KISS last night talking to a TON of people who went to her concert at The Garden. Some people left early before Rihanna went on because they had work or finals to take today - obviously very disappointed. I talked to others who were appauled with people at the show boo'ing Rihanna after paying to see her. But mostly, it was disappointment in Rihanna for making her fans wait so long to see her perform after paying their hard-earned cash to see her.
After the show Rihanna took to Instagram and Twitter and posted the following message to her Boston fans:
#BOSTON I will never forget this night!!! I truly have deeper love for you now!!! Thank you for making it extra special!! #DWT
She has a 'deeper love' for you now. She'll never forget the night and it was extra special. Do you feel the same way, Boston?? Comment below.
Be caller # 25 at (617)931-1108 when I say the following word on the air:
Be listening for it. Never know when I'm gonna say it. But it WILL be said before 10:15p, I promise!!
Caller 25 after I say that word wins a pair of tickets to KISS Concert (thanks to Metro PCS). Good luck!!!
Kelly Clarkson will be in the Kiss 108 iHeartRadio Lounge for a special up close + personal chat with me! Stream it live RIGHT HERE on Wednesday (5/1) @ 5:45pm.
Next time I play Icona Pop "I Love It" be caller 25 and win a pair of tix to KISS Concert.
Additional hints (keep refreshing, I'll add more:)
I WILL play it before 10p, for reals dawg.
Our phone # is 617-931-1108.
Rats and horses can't vomit.
It'll be the song RIGHT AFTER Of Monsters & Men "Little Talks."
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
I'll start taking calls as soon as the song starts.
Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as 10 feet.
You're approximately 10 minutes away from winning at the time of this hint (posted at 9:39pm)
A cockroach can live several weeks with it's head cut off.
Slugs have 4 noses.
Fingernails grow about 4 times faster than toenails.
LAST HINT: Of Monsters & Men is my next song (after Macklemore "Thrift Shop")
CONGRATS TO CHAN NAING from Lowell!!! She won tonight's tickets! Next chance to win is tomorrow AM with Matty at 7:10. I'll have 2 more pairs to give away tomorrow night too!! :)
These AT&T commercials from 1993 predicted the future with scary accuracy. 20 years later... and the future is now, people!!
OK YOU take a guess now. What crazy things do you think we'll see in 20 years?? Take your guesses in the comments below. I'll use some of your predictions on the air tonight.
I am VERY excited for this Saturday!! Muckfest is on!! What is Muckfest??
A VERY muddy, VERY fun obstacle course. It raises money for the National M.S. Society (which is amazing) and it's a hell of a lot of FUN!!!
Check out the shirts they had printed for the event:
Super classy, huh? LOVE that.
So after the crazy week we had last week, come have some fun and blow off some steam with me. Drinks after the course at the event for those 21+ but ANY age is welcome to join up. Interested in learning more? Maybe you want to join KISS 108's Team?? GO HERE - register - and enter "Team Jackson." And I'll see you on Saturday!! It's going to be a blast..... for a GREAT cause.
This was AJ's first night on the job as a bigtime news anchor in North Dakota. His dreams vanished as the first two words of the newscast came out of his mouth. Beware: this is NOT safe for work... or younger ears. (But it's funny.)
AJ should have gone to school to be a sailor.
Already 45 MILION views... in short time. Need a quick laugh? Watch: