Because you've asked -- a number of times -- here are the questions we receive the most... What's this "E + R = O" stuff mean??
A while ago Dom went to see Jack Canfield speak here in Denver. Jack is one of the creators of the "Chicken Soup For The Soul" books series, as well as many other books.
During his presentation he talked about this particular equation. E is the Event, R is your Reaction to the Event, and O is the Outcome. As Jack explained, often you can't control the event itself; it's going to happen regardless of what you do. So, the only way you can manipulate the outcome is to adjust your own reaction.
It's a simple concept, and yet we often forget how true it is. It's the reason you'll hear us discuss something on the show and say "Hey, control the R!" And we think it's great advice to pass along to your kids. They should learn at an early age the power of their thoughts.
When you talk about Thornton, why do you always say "where they eat their dead?"
Okay, here's the deal. Several years ago a teacher at Thornton High School was giving a speech at a graduation ceremony. He mentioned that Thornton doesn't have any cemeteries; he said they were all in Northglenn. So, he told the graduates to go out into the world and be proud to say they were from Thornton, "where we eat our dead." We heard about it, and decided it was way too interesting to ignore.
Of course, several people have tried to tell us that Thornton DOES have a cemetery, but it's too late. "Thornton, where they eat their dead" is too classic to give up. Don't blame us; blame the teacher!
Each morning you repeat the answer to the previous Mindbender. Why don't you repeat the question?
We used to do that a long time ago. But, some people are only half-listening, and when they heard the previous day's question they immediately picked up the phone and tried to call in with the answer. It was getting very confusing. So now we just repeat the previous answer. If you ever miss a question, however, we keep all of them here on the Dom and Jane website. Just click on "Mindbender" and scroll down for the past several months of Mindbenders!
What's up with people saying "cluck cluck" when you answer the phone?
Well, we had a crazy listener who called us and rambled on and on and on about a lot of nonsensical stuff. At the end she said "cluck cluck," then hung up. How could we possibly let that go? Now, instead of saying "Hi, how are you?" our listeners simply say "cluck cluck." It's code for 'How are you?'
What time do you guys get up every morning?
This is a very popular question. Jane gets up at 3:30am, and Dom gets up at 4:10.
Do you leave right at 10am every day when you get off the air?
Please. Does it SOUND like we just leave, or does it sound like we put in hours and hours and hours of hard preparation for the following show?
WHERE DO I MEET SOMEONE???!!!
Okay, pay attention, because this one is the trickiest of all. It has been scientifically tested, studied by ancient gurus, and written in the great book of life. If you're looking for the true love of your life, and you feel frustrated because you know that they're out there, waiting for you...well, you've come to the right place. Here is the answer you've been seeking.
Where do you meet someone? The answer is...
EVERYWHERE! THERE IS NO MAGIC SPOT! THERE IS NO SPECIAL AISLE AT COSTCO LABELED "AVAILABLE MEN" AND "AVAILABLE WOMEN."
Here's the only secret you need to know: You have to get off your butt and get out there in order to meet someone. Yes, we know that we sound harsh, but we're simply being honest. Way too many people sit on their couch watching TV and eating Doritos, and then whine that they just never meet anyone. Well, get involved, get out of your house, and mix it up.
Oh, and one other thing. If your list of qualifications is a mile long, then you're going to be looking for a LONG time. If the guy MUST be 6 feet tall, and yet you meet a wonderful, loving, caring, good man with a JOB and he's only 5 foot 10, then the problem ain't with him, sister.
And that's our answer. Good luck. We're counting on you.
How much would you pay to go on a date with 91-year-old Betty White? Because this is your chance: A “date with Betty” is being auctioned off on eBay, with the proceeds going to charity. As of last night, the current bid was $5,100. The winner will get a round-trip ticket to L.A., V.I.P. tickets to the Morris Animal Foundation Gala of Hope: An Evening with Betty White, a one-night stay at the hotel where the event is being held and a seat at Betty’s table. Read the rest of this entry »
Kanye West celebrated his first Father’s Day yesterday . . . because, as you’ve probably heard by now, Kim Kardashian gave birth to their first kid the night before. Here’s what you need to know: Read the rest of this entry »
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We felt like we were dining at a four star restaurant this morning because Debby from Fancy to Fantasy brought us breakfast. From the chocolate chip muffins to the eggs Florentine, every bite was divine. And she displays her delicious food in the most beautiful way. Fancy to Fantasy specializes in high end hors d’oeuvres parties, but also can cater your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Consider them for your next gathering, and impress your friends.
The new Superman movie “Man of Steel” opens today. It stars Henry Cavill as Superman, and it’s a reboot, not a sequel. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane play Clark Kent’s parents, Russell Crowe is Jor-El, Superman’s REAL father back on Krypton. Amy Adams is Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon from “Boardwalk Empire” is the bad guy, General Zod. It was directed by Zach Snyder, who did “300″ and “Watchmen”, and was produced by Christopher Nolan, who did the “Batman” trilogy. Read the rest of this entry »
This week we get our nerd on with everything from Crazy Ants to DNA Fog. One will jack up your cell phone and laptop, the other will help catch criminals. Pretty cool stuff.
Also, we see the faces of your ancestors 100,000 years from now, and we travel the other direction in time to figure out how dinosaurs really looked and acted. Turns out that Jurassic Park missed the mark a few times. (It’s not Steven Spielberg’s fault.)
Plus, the next time you take a multiple choice test, don’t trust your gut instinct; research tells us that you might wanna change a few answers.
If you’ve got a piece of autographed Rolling Stones memorabilia . . . that you didn’t see them sign personally there’s a chance it’s FAKE. But that doesn’t mean it was NOT signed by a member of the Stones. Former bassist Bill Wyman says, quote, “There were stacks and stacks of autographed books, programs to be signed, and we just used to grab a bunch each and sign everybody’s name. ”We all learned to sign each other’s signatures, except for Charlie Watts. He wouldn’t sign anything. But me, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Brian Jones all could sign each other’s autographs. ”When I see them now for sale, I know that, you know, two of them are not theirs, originals and all that. But it was the only way to do it, because you couldn’t pass this stuff around. You didn’t have time. You were onstage in 10 minutes.” Read the rest of this entry »
The biggest news yesterday was our former Denver Bronco, Tim Tebow signing on with the New England Patriots. David Letterman talked about it last night. He said that they lured Tebow there with a brand new, state-of-the-art bench. Read the rest of this entry »
Jim Carrey finally agreed to team back up with Jeff Daniels to make a “Dumb and Dumber” sequel, and yet even that doesn’t seem like enough to get this thing made without a hitch. Warner Brothers has decided to pass on the movie . . . in part because Carrey’s last movie, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” didn’t do very well. The writer-director team of Peter and Bobby Farrelly are free to shop the movie to other studios. Read the rest of this entry »
Jay Cutler and Kristen Cavallari are man and wife. After tying the knot at the Davidson County Clerk’s office in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, June 7 — buying a marriage license and tweeting pictures of their wedding rings — the couple celebrated with a ceremony at the Woodmont Christian Church on Saturday, June 8. According to the church’s website, the venue where the couple said “I do” was listed #1 on Martha Stewart’s “Wedding Ceremony Locations in the South,” described as “small and traditional with a bright, modern interior and a skyscraping steeple.” Read the rest of this entry »