Contact Us
Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Mario Tama/Getty Images
Mario Tama/Getty Images
[

In Texas This Summer, Sunscreen Is Your Friend

Summer is here, and it seems like everyone is hitting the pool or the lake. Who doesn't love relaxing on a boat with a few close friends, family members, and perhaps drinks with umbrellas in them? It's all fun and games until somebody gets a nasty, blistering sunburn.

I got one of those several years ago at Lake Travis in Austin. My back was bare while I was on a boat with friends, I didn't put an ounce of sunscreen on it, and I laid on a raft for about two hours. The next day, if it had been the time period where it was cool to type OMG, that would have been my choice of acronyms. Or perhaps IMBOF (is my back on fire). And yes, I made that up.

What's our skin cancer risk in Texas?

Read More

Mark Lennihan-Pool/Getty Images
Mark Lennihan-Pool/Getty Images
[

Who Takes More Vacations, the Employee or the Boss?

It's vacation season and gas prices are low enough that the trip won't have to be cancelled because of that, so where are you headed? My family is going to Austin for a long weekend around the 4th of July, and then later in the summer we're going to see family in Nebraska. Exciting, I know.

If you have a job, chances are you look forward to time away from the job. Who takes the most vacations - us regular ole workers, or the bosses? Take a wild guess.

Read More

Feng Li/Getty Images
Feng Li/Getty Images
[

What Car Would Dad Want for Father’s Day?

I bought my dad some BBQ dry rubs and a Texas Rangers shirt for Father's Day. And you?

On the off chance that you can afford to get Dad a new car, these are the ones he would prefer. You might be surprised!

Read More

Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images
Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images
[

Smoking Banned at One Local College

When I went to college at the University of Nebraska, I can remember walking out of my journalism building into a puff of smoke. Smokers would congregate outside after class to have a quick drag before the next class. That may be a thing of the past.

More and more schools now are banning smoking on campus, including one local college.

Read More

Jupiterimages
Jupiterimages
[

Guys With Engineering Jobs Are Most Likely to Cheat

The website AshleyMadison.com conducted a survey, and the results might help you figure out if your significant other is a cheater.

AshleyMadison is a dating site for married people looking to have affairs. Ever seen that on your husband or wife's browsing history?

Read More

Michael Tullberg, Getty Images
Michael Tullberg, Getty Images
[

Are Landline Carriers, Photo Finishing and Record Stores Soon to be Obsolete?

Just witnessed an astonishing statistic that not only dates me as being a dinosaur, but also increases my anxiety threshold by a factor of 500.

Listening to the Q107 music library, you may remember companies like Tower Records and Licorice Pizza; teen hang-outs during your adolescent days of growth?  Heck, Fast Times at Ridgemont High was my life.

Read More

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
[

School’s Out, Why Can’t Workers be Released for the Summer?

We grew up having our summers free, out of school. Why can't that yearly sabbatical continue into adulthood?

Could you imagine having the summers off? We'd be at Lake Sam Rayburn every day sunning ourselves, not thinking about conference calls and work meetings and deadlines. We could go the the movies whenever we wanted, and go out to lunch and down a margarita with the quesadillas if we wanted to. You can see I've put some thought into this.

Some offices do relax a bit during the summer. My spouse's office hours end at 3:00pm four days out of the week during the summer. What summer benefit would you most like to see?

Read More

Category: Lifestyle, Workplace Tags: , ,
garage sale
iStockphoto
[

‘Garage’ Sales – A Great Place To Find Treasures

Got lost the other day driving through a maze of "Loops" that took me to Texarkana, when I really wanted to be in San Augustine.  Wasn't a total waste of time though, as my illustrious navigational knack inspired an adventurous detour to the depths of the trifecta, best known...as the ARK-LA-TEX.  Okay, I hear ya'...in English please.

Read More

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
[

Is the Facebook Founder a Good Tipper?

I have to say I’m not very good at math, and I have no interest in trying to figure out what a twenty percent tip is on a $46.56 bill. I always make my spouse do the arithmetic. And you?

Whether we’re dining at Logan's Roadhouse, the Outback Steakhouse, or Cotton Patch, we usually try to be generous with our tips. We know you guys and gals work hard for the money. And besides, we feel like we need to apologize for the discarded french fries and crayons and kids menus on the floor, tossed by our three kids. A good tip is a great way to say, “I’m sorry you had to put up with this uncontrollable family.”

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a billionaire and can afford big tips. Is he generous?

Read More

Spencer Pratt, Getty Images
Spencer Pratt, Getty Images
[

Waiter Receives $5,000 from Customers — But It’s Not a Tip

A generous couple gave a lump sum of cash to a waiter at D’Amico’s Italian Market Café in Houston, Texas and not just because he has provided consistent, terrific service.

Read More

Category: Lifestyle, Weird Tags: , ,
flag day
Michael Nagle, Getty Images
[

Memorial Day and Weekend Events in East Texas – What Are Your Plans?

Looking forward to three or four days of this Memorial Day weekend? So are we.

The weather forecast for the weekend shows nothing but sunshine, which gives us the perfect excuse to travel and enjoy the outdoors.

If you're not taking a road trip and are looking for some local events to attend, check out a few festivities we found, including lakes, veterans events, parades and more.

Whatever you decide to do, please be safe, and enjoy your weekend off!

Read More

raodtrip
[

Holiday Weekend Means Texans Hit the Road

Triple A says more than 34 million Americans will drive more than 50 miles from home over the three day Memorial Day weekend. In Texas, that's 2.8 million people clogging up the roads. And your plans?

My family plans to skip the road trip and do something totally different....backyard camping! Many of my friends have been doing it lately with their kids and posting the pics on Facebook. I'm inspired to try it. Apparently all we have to do to have backyard fun is haul the sleeping bags outside and pitch a tent back there, and save the cost of admission to a park. It is pretty smart. You have your own private space with no wayward frisbees finding their way into your business, and all the conveniences like showers and toilets stay within just a few steps. AND, you don't have to lug that heavy cooler either, with frosty beverages in the fridge nearby.

If you do hit the road this weekend, know the police will be watching CLOSELY for wrong moves.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q1077.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on CLASSIC ROCK Q107 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on CLASSIC ROCK Q107 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!