About Stunt Monkey

I do radio stuff including co-host the Big Hot Morning Show and then hang around 10a-3p on Hot 96.7. I like food, music, sports, and the outdoors!

Most Popular Christmas Cookies

By |2019-12-13T08:03:15-06:00December 13th, 2019|

How many holiday memories are made around baking cookies with your mother or grandmother? If nothing else, eating Christmas cookies is a BIG part of your Christmas experience! Minnesota's General Mills just figured out the most popular Christmas cookie in every state by analyzing all of the traffic to their three main recipe websites: BettyCrocker.com, Pillsbury.com, and Tablespoon.com. The most popular cookies are Peanut Butter Blossoms, which won seven states. Sugar Cookie M&M Bars came in second, with five states. Sugar Cookie Cutouts, Spritz Cookies, Italian Christmas Cookies, and Christmas Crinkle Cookies each won four states. What's your favorite cookie? - [...]

Dealbreakers That Would Make Us Turn Down a Job

By |2019-12-12T07:17:13-06:00December 12th, 2019|

The job market is rough and no one wants to turn down a job, leaving the only main reason someone would is over MONEY. I get it, no one is doing this for free and there are things that can go wrong in the job application, interviewing, and offer a process that can make us say, "Naw, I'm good." Here are the seven dealbreakers that would make us turn down a job, according to a new survey . . . 1. Inappropriate interview questions. 2. Unrealistic job or skill requirements. 3. A job ad that misrepresented the duties. 4. Aggressive behavior [...]

Most Stressful Thing About the Holidays?

By |2019-12-11T08:12:14-06:00December 11th, 2019|

Show off hands if you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet. A survey this week found over a quarter of us haven't started, so here's why you might be avoiding it... there is another survey that found shopping is the MOST stressful part of the holidays. Here's the rest of the top ten. 1. Shopping for gifts. 37% ranked it as one of the most stressful aspects of the holidays. 2. Traveling and visiting family. 3. Extra cooking. 4. Receiving gifts. So GETTING presents stresses a lot of us out? 5. Dealing with crowds and long lines. 6. Other shopping-related stressors. [...]

#1 Thing Guests Will Judge You For

By |2019-12-11T07:11:10-06:00December 11th, 2019|

Mother-in-law is coming... and so is your judging aunt Susan! UGH! The holidays are so stressful, do we really need to add more pressure? Well to bad, a new study looked at the top things guests JUDGE you for when they visit. Here are the top ten things guests will notice and judge you for this month - - No worries, NUMBER 8 will never happen at my house! 1. Decorations that don't look perfect. 2. The temperature in your home. 3. How clean or cluttered it is. 4. A broken or loose toilet seat. 5. Your table setting if you [...]

The Most “Christmas-y” Christmas Movies

By |2019-12-06T09:30:07-06:00December 6th, 2019|

What's your favorite Christmas movie? We all have a favorite for one reason or another... more than likely something ties us emotionally to the first time we watched with family or as a kid. BUT now there's a more objective take on it: A new, fairly scientific study used 20 different factors to find out the ULTIMATE Christmas movie. They looked at 20 popular movies. The four main categories they used were the number of Christmas references in each one, how they did at the box office, their reviews, and how much of a "festive buzz" they create year after year. [...]

Worst Gifts Ever?

By |2019-12-05T13:53:55-06:00December 5th, 2019|

At 35 years of age, I'm now learning the most important keys to giving thoughtful gifts! According to a survey, it's the sentiment behind the gift, how useful it is, and whether or not it has a personalized touch. All very do-able, LIKE COOKIES! Maybe the most entertaining part of the poll: Asking people to rank the WORST possible gifts you can get. The #1 answer was "there's no such thing as a bad gift" which we can all agree is a lie. Total Nonsense! The actual answers that followed that crazy number one for worst gifts you can get are: [...]

Best Sports Quotes of All Time

By |2019-12-04T10:21:13-06:00December 4th, 2019|

A list of the best SPORTS quotes of all time by "USA Today", it's the 40 best sports quotes of all time, whether they're funny, inspirational, or just about winning and losing. Here is one of my favorite's from Vin Scully - "Good is not good when better is expected." Here are the Top Three in each category: Inspirational Quotes: 1. Mario Andretti: "If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough." 2. Mickey Mantle: "During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times, and walked maybe 1,800 times . . [...]

Minnesota is a Smart State!

By |2019-11-25T07:50:09-06:00November 25th, 2019|

So smart people did a study last year found two-thirds of Americans think they're smarter than the average person which isn't mathematically possible. But hey, whatever keeps your ego intact . . . Now a NEW study looked at how smart people are indifferent STATES, by going through high school and college graduation rates, and average SAT and ACT scores. Whether that's a true measure of intelligence is debatable. But according to the study, the smartest state in the U.S. is New Jersey. And the dumbest state is Idaho. New Jersey just edged out Utah for first place. The ten smartest [...]

Things I’ve Noticed

By |2019-11-25T07:39:00-06:00November 25th, 2019|

We're getting used by companies! Self checkout is a joke, why am I not getting paid to scan and bag my own items?! Peer pressure as an adult is the neighbors raking their leaves. Shoveling snow before the storm is done is a lot easier than waiting until the end. We know it's coming, but yet we still wait until the very end of the year to do all of our shopping. Black Friday isn't even on Friday anymore. We've ruined the magic! There is "Black Friday Deals" all week and some all month long! And that's Things I've Noticed for [...]

Christmas Tree Shortage has Consumers Pining for Better Prices

By |2019-11-22T10:26:03-06:00November 22nd, 2019|

Your Christmas tree may cost you more money this year than it has in the past. Not to be sappy, but this means you should TOTALLY get your money's worth by keeping it up until at least Valentine's Day. But really, this could be something to bark about! Christmas tree prices may be higher this year because there's less of a supply. Farmers in Oregon, Michigan, North Carolina, and Missouri all say that hot weather and too much rain affected their supply. We had the same problem on the farm out by Wabasha, that's where I lumberjack every year for a [...]

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