I thought this would be a fun venture since the list seems to be getting bigger and I think it's time I took an inventory.
Our own Priscilla
Well it was bound to happen, something that I said pissed off Priscilla and boy did it. Now it’s never my intention to piss someone off, it just happens. It’s not like there’s an office pool going on with people betting on who’s next to make the list. In all honesty I never thought Priscilla would ever make the list. God bless this woman for always taking my bull$#!t with a grain of salt. She knows I’m just trying to get the best out of her when she cracks the mic.
So the other day Mathew reported on the news that President Obama has appointed Julia Pearson to run the Secret Service. Of course the first woman running the Secret Service is big news and she sounds more than qualified for the job. After Mathew made a joke wondering if Julia and some of her girlfriends were going to go to Mexico to hook up with prostitutes in reference the the scandal some months ago I chimed in with “Terrorists are going to have to figure out her cycle to know when’s the best time to take a hit on the President because if they hit the wrong day of the month Bam!”
The daggers she stared into me were so intense my soul got jacked up (guys out there know exactly the look I’m talking about). I’ve never seen that look on her face and hope to never see it again. But of course leave it to me to escalate a situation and the argument ensues off the air. It could have ended quickly but nooooo I had to say guy stuff like “Like you don’t overreact when it’s your time” and “Like you’ve never faked it to get out of doing something.”
I’m 37 years old and should know better than to talk about that so nonchalantly.
Recently received this email:
As a visitor to the valley, I am wondering if your radio station sponsors a 'Chubby Wife-y' contest as well. If not, isn't this promotion just another attack on men that has become acceptable and prevalent in recent years?
Parksville, BC Canada
I thought Canadians were a bit more enlightened than this dope. To take Chubby Hubby so damn seriously is just silly. This is the country that gave us Kids in the Hall for crying out loud. So I responded in a very knee jerk reaction and admit it was a tad harsh. Here is what I wrote back.
"Sir this is America. . . Canadians don't count."
Someone on Twitter named Lisa
I'm just as guilty as anyone else for taking social media a little too seriously when it comes to the silly stuff. But over time I've learned to just have fun with it. So when I see something like this I just laugh. Above is a couple of tweets Mathew, Priscilla, Jay and I received from someone named Lisa. Apparently she's none too happy with the office hottie. When I first read these I didn't understand what the issue was so I simply replied "Problem?" Of course she didn't reply. She reminded me of the woman that sent the complaint email about me with no explanation as to what her problem is. All she could come up with was calling us Drama Queens. I almost wanted to send another message saying "Would you feel better if we send Jay to your office to do another round of strip caroling for you?" But then I realized it's just silly stuff. She doesn't follow any of us on Twitter or Facebook so to take the time to hunt down our Twitter names and put those tweets together seems a waste of time when you should be working. Besides, I don't want to make like a Drama Queen. But that won't stop me from posting it here. HA!
A very disgruntled person named Kayla
A while back on the Mix Facebook page I noticed a comment left by a young lady named Kayla that said "I'm forced to listen to this station at work. It's so bad. Like listening to a station that plays 60's and 70's music."
Now we have no problem with someone leaving a little criticism about the station, can't please everyone right? We have often left negative comments up. But to take the time to "like" our page and take the time to comment (at work no doubt) and all she has to say is "it's so bad." It struck me as odd.
So what did I do? I replied "Kayla I'm sorry you're not happy with Mix 969. Please tell me what we can do to make your listening experience better at work." Kill 'em with kindness. She never gave me an answer. Shortly after that's when you guys pounced in defense of Mix and we love you for it. But there were lots of negative comments about what she posted that were a little TOO much. Some even calling her a word that sounds like "big itch."
I tried to get everyone to calm down and many of you did and even apologized to her. But by this point she got her husband to start posting as well and the thread turned into a mess. I had to delete it and ban the both of them. But before I did I read one thing from Kayla that stuck out in my mind. She said this:
"And AJ don't even think about putting me on your 'list!'
You know I find it funny that she is aware of this very list considering how much she hates Mix 969.
Beagle Lovers - Took to Facebook long ago and posted "Just saw an obnoxious bumper sticker that said My Beagle is Smarter Than Your Honor Student. On behalf of parents out there. . . No it's not, my kid can count to 10 and your dog licks it's @$$hole." Later that day got a message from a woman who said I lost a listener, I replied why and never got a response. When I went to check out her Facebook it had pictures of her beagle all over it. OOPS!
My Bats#!t Crazy Ex
On my dating blog I posted a story about my ex fiance almost a year after it happened. She found it and threw a fit. I took it down and re-posted it. If you want to read it click here. Some of my best work.
I've gotten concern from some family members about not having a separate Facebook for Mix 969. I don't feel the need to hide anything so that's why I never have. I posted a video about Lindsay Lohan a while back and made a joke about her "crack teeth" My cousin's husband decided to chime in and was getting upset at me for judging her and said he couldn't afford a dentist and that's why he has chipped and cracked teeth, then dared me to make another "crack" comment. . . I replied "crack is whack?" Then he brought up Mamma AJ. . . That's when you guys pounced and the thread turned into a listeners vs. him fight. He even went as far as to say "I'm telling your mother" before he defriended me. OOPS!
A while back I posted the above story about a very large man who doesn't understand the concept of portion control. I went on to make certain comments that came to mind about the guy like "Do you think he's a virgin?" and "You think he's out of breath after taking a s#!t ?
I had a one listener call me Jerk and say "who are you to judge?" to which I replied "Can't we all just get along?" which prompted another listener to agree and say I was cruel and a hypocrite for making that comment. . . People . . . RELAX, It's just Facebook.
Some people really need to learn when someone is being silly and not take Facebook so seriously.
After watching the above video of an eldery woman who tried to ride her scooter up an esclator I was floored by the fact that towards the end she gets up and walks around. I called her a lazy @$$ and some listeners called me cruel and harsh pointing out she may have MS or a condition where she can't stand for very long. . . yep you guys were right, I'm wrong. She may not be a lazy @$$. . . just a dumb @$$.
Adele fans and women
When the news broke Adele got pregnant I went on the air and said "Ladies and gentlemen, part of commercial free music the newly knocked up Adele on Mix 969." I really didn't think much about it, just sounded silly to me. Then one Adele fan called in (I wish I saved the audio) and said I was an insensitive @$$. Another woman called me up and said "How would you like it if someone had described your mother as knocked up when she had you?" Now I must warn all of you single mothers out there, before I tell you my reply to her question understand I knee jerked reacted with my reply and don't actually believe in what I said. My reply to her was this:
"Well there's a difference. My mom was married when she had me so she got pregnant. Adele is not married so she's knocked up. They made a movie about it."
She hung up
On the morning show Mathew reported on the very harsh punishment the NCAA leveled on Penn State over the Joe Pertino scandal. After hearing that the first thing out of my mouth was "Too bad the Catholic Church can't take a page out of the NCAA's book." I don't care who you are that's funny. I didn't say it to make a political statement, it just came to me. Had a few calls to the studio about my statement and asked for an apology. Now I know many of you backed me up, and I love ya for it. But it just wasn't a statement worth fighting for. Besides, it's living on this page now. So HA!
Mrs. Mathew Blades and cheerleaders
I don't know how I forgot about the time I pissed of Mathew's wife Niccoli. This was a while back when Mathew first started on Mix. He was talking about this story of increasing injuries cheerleaders are incurring due to attempting riskier moves. Now I don't take anything away from the physical demand cheer-leading can have on one's body. It's an intense athletic activity. But for some reason, I can't remember why, I said "cheer-leading is not a sport." Well that set Niccoli off and being a former professional cheerleader you can't blame her. Plus several friends of mine, former high school cheerleaders blew up my phone and were p!$$#d. My point, as I recall, was that cheer-leading is not a sport unless it was in competition. The argument went in circles till Mathew said "AJ learn from a married man and know when to just say I'm wrong." I replied "Hey, I'm not the one that said I DO." God love that woman. . . and cheer-leading is not a sport.
Crabby Old Women
Some brain child in our promotions department gets the genius idea to send myself and some interns in skin colored body suits out to the Barenaked Ladies concert to be the Mix 969 Barenaked Ladies. Clever right? We thought so, until I met 2 very grouchy women. I was working the crowd and approached them and asked "Are you guys excited for the show?" then one of the old trolls said "You're outfit is rude and very offensive, go away."
"No problem," I said "Enjoy the show." and walked away.
Probably jealous because I made a better looking woman than she does. I also make a better looking man that she does.
As we all have heard Kirsten Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with the director of Snow White and the Huntsmen. When the story broke she released an official statement which she calls the affair a "momentary indiscretion." Being someone who's been cheated on and reading this statement I decided to pick it apart. A Twilight Fan whose Facebook is plastered with pictures of Robert and Kristen told me to "FU@# OFF!" for "spreading rumors." After I explained this was Kristen's official statement she went off saying it was made up. Then deletes all the comments she made and defriended me. OOPS!
So to all you Twihards out there, I'm sorry. . . sorry Twilight Sucks My Big Harry Toe!!!
A Woman I Dated
Not long ago I met this woman on a dating site and she was a great catch. Then she went sour on me for the way I dressed on our last 2 dates. Mathew brings this up on the show in an effort to show I was wrong. Didn't work but it did p!$$ her off. After the show and the Facebook posts where listeners said she was a snob she defriended me and wrote a little blog of her own about me where I'm referred to as a D-bag who never showered and never brushed my teeth. Click here if you want to see her blog and read the full story.
An update to this story. Ran into a friend of her's who told me the way I dressed on our last date wasn't the only reason she dumped me. Apparently she didn't like my long hair. She kept quiet about it because she knew I was growing it out for Locks of Love. But it repulsed her so much she had to find another reason to break it off.
Listener who sent an email complaint.
Receivedan email from a listener who basically asked the question "Why is AJ on the show?" saying "He doesn't have what it takes." The thing is, the email wasn't meant for my eyes. It was meant for my boss but she couldn't find his email on the website. After some thought I sent her a response. Click here to see the emails.
Well. . . I think that's the end of the list for now. . . If I missed you, please let me know and leave a comment below.