In 1993, I was a 21-year-old community college student working full-time in the wonderful world of retail.
I took a Radio/ Television production class that required an internship, I dreamed of finding an internship at a television station and making it big in the world of TV.
Well, that didn’t happen. I got an internship at KFI.
Little did I know that KFI was poised to become THE talk station in Southern California. After my internship spent opening mail and answering phones, I was approached with the opportunity to be a “screener” on The Bill Handel show....for a whopping $5.25 an hour!
(Never mind that I had to drive an HOUR from the OC every day at 4am. So even though gas was, I think, 99 cents a gallon at the time, my $5.25 an hour and 20 hours a week barely paid for the gas needed to get back and forth to work. So I had to keep my full-time job as well, all while going to school full-time.)
Little did I know that screeners were just a step up from pond scum and my job served three basic purposes.
Eventually, my part-time thing turned into working many more hours than I should for no additional pay to learn about the wonderful world of producing.
When Bill's producer went on maternity leave, I filled in. When she decided not to return, I was asked if I wanted the job for a pittance above what I was already making. Against my better judgment, I said yes.
Because of that, I missed out on the opportunity to transfer to a university for a REAL college experience (you know what I’m talking about... slacking off and stumbling home half-naked with puke in your hair after getting rip-roaring drunk at fraternity parties.)
With the exception of about 2 years when I worked on other projects here at KFI, I’ve been with Bill’s show my entire KFI career. Why? I like that Bill's a big A-hole and it's fun for me knowing that the women in Bill’s life control him…I like being a part of that.
So that’s it about me except that I’m a native New Yorker, a "Lawng Gyelander"....brought forcibly to California by my parents at the tender age of 15. I’m half Italian/half German, my breasts are a 42F (I used to think they were a 40D, but after seeing 'bra wizard' I realized I had been wearing the wrong size for all these years) and I’m reasonably OK looking. I got married October 2010, but we've been together since 2001.
My husband and I have a dog, Princess Grace Kelly...a 6 pound chihuahua that controls our lives.
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You guys know I have a dog named Princess Grace Kelly right?
Here's a few recent photos (no that is not a real tattoo)
My husband and I adore her. She's funny, she's comforting, she's really the best dog ever. By the way, she has her own Facebook page.
She's also the subject of some conversations at home. Here's a recent one I had with hubby about a week ago. (If you follow me on Facebook, you'll be privy to these conversations as they happen)
Me: (walking up the stairs) "Princess! I found a piece of bacon on the stairs!"
Hubby: "Shh! Leave that there! Why you got to ruin everything?"
Me: "You mean you left it here intentionally?"
Hubby: "I leave a few bacon pieces around the house everyday so she finds them when she's not expecting it. This house used to be her Wonderland...Now you ruined it!"
This morning, as I'm about to dry my hair I overheard what is apparently a daily conversation between Hubby and Princess when she receives a few bits of bacon. I recount what I heard here:
Hubby: "Princess, do you reject Satan?"
Princess: "Grwl, rmmm" (receives bacon)
Hubby: "Do you believe in one holy Catholic and apostolic church?"
Princess: "Hrmm, grrm" (receives bacon)
Hubby: "Do you believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the dead and life everlasting?"
Princess: "Arrrm grrm!" (receives bacon)
Looks like the Catholic faith is alive and well among all the members of the Kelly household!