Ok...w/Powerball Lottery FEVER in FULL EFFECT...just a little reminder...I don't care if it's 'easier', you don't have time to go on your own OR you think they are your 'friends'...MONEY CAN CHANGE PEOPLE!!! Especially your co-workers...EVERY TIME a lottery jackpot gets this big...it reminds me of a prank pulled on me by a radio station co-worker...YES, it was KEVIN'S idea that we all chip in and do a lottery pool at work years ago and HE WAS SOOOOOOOO NICE...he offered to go to the store and buy the tickets...awwwwwww THANKS KEV!!!
UNTIL I found out...this EVIL MAN...went to the store and 6:45...bought the 'work pool' tickets...then stayed til after the drawing & the winning #'s were picked...THEN he bought a ticket for the FOLLOWING DRAWING AFTER 7pm, w/that nights winning #'s...still with me??? Yes...he came to work the next day and gave out the tickets...showing people we didn't win ;( EXCEPT FOR MY TICKET!!!!!!!!! I looked at the winning #'s and matched them w/the winning #'s...CLEARLY I THOUGHT I WON!!!!!!! for about 4 minutes...I ran around the radio station like a MANIAC..."Look at the #'s!!!!!! LOOK!!! is it REAL???!!!! DID I WIN?? I WON I WON I WON!!!!!!!!" thank God Seacrest was a REAL friend and couldn't take it...he said 'Foxxy...you might want to check the DATE on the ticket'...and then the RAGE BEGAN!! Moral to the story...BUY YOUR OWN GOSH DARN LOTTERY TICKETS!!!! No one can be trusted...sorry, just saying...(ps I didn't talk to Kevin for 3 weeks and made him feel TERRIBLE!!!)
In fact...here are some of the MAAAAAANY lawsuits filed over the years...just to remind you how REAL it is...
Hairdressers Sue Co-Worker Over $9.5M Lottery Winnings...
Ohio Man Sues Co-Workers After $99M Lottery Win...(ABC News)
Five New Jersey construction workers are suing a longtime colleague and friend, accusing him of fraud because, they say, he cashed a $38.5 million winning lottery ticket that belonged to all of them...(NY Times)
Lakeland man who won a 30-million Florida Lotto jackpot sued by co-worker who says he stole ticket...
McDonald's employees sue co-worker, alleging lottery fraud...(Fox News)
Chicago Bakery Employees, Left Out Of Winning Lottery Pool, Sue Coworkers...(Huffinton Post)
Garden Grove man sues co-workers, cut out of $319million because he took a day off...(LA Times)
Man in group suing former N.J. co-worker over lottery winnings says he trusted defendant would share any winnings...
BORN: July 28th, 1970 Fremont, CA
FAMILY: Dad...was an Oakland cop/Chief of Police in San Pablo...now chillin with wife Robyn in Richmond...Mom worked at Fremont Bank, then later for AT&T in Pleasanton...Now Mom-Loretta is a swingin single lady in Dublin & helps out at a GREAT little boutique 'Jaunty' on San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon a few days a week-stop by and say hi! My brother Joe worked at a bird car wash in Fremont, then put on bird shows at Great America & Pier 39...now, he's the 'Birdman of Las Vegas'! Google him ;) While going to school and doing college radio...I worked in restaurants in Fremont & San Jose before I was able to get my first real on-air job in radio! Now most of my family and high school friends reside in the East Bay...Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Richmond, Oakland and dare I say GAULT ;0
MUSIC: Katy Perry, Coldplay, Goo Goo Dolls, Maroon 5, Pink, Thriving Ivory, Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Foo Fighters, SEETHER, U2, Finger 11, Paramore, Matt White, Five For Fighting...my buddy John Mayer and more...I am still obsessed with some fun 'ol school bands like Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, EW&F, the BeeGees, Journey & Steve Perry SOLO-rules, The Eagles, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and big hair 80's music! Bon Jovi, Poison & Rick Springfield anyone? And big ups to my Bay Area boys...Tupac, MC Hammer, Oaktown 357, Jocelyn Enriquez, Timmy T, Stevie B, LL Cool J...George Lopez, Third Eye Blind, Steve & my San Jo boys in Smashmouth-!
FIRST CONCERT: DON'T LAUGH...the Oak Ridge Boys at the Concord Pavillion in the 80's...I was going through my country phase! My first 'real' concert would be with my girls from AMERICAN HIGH...Wham! and the Pointer Sisters at the Oakland Coliseum!
SCHOOL: Awww-the ol' Fremont days...Warwick Elementary, Thornton Jr. High, American High Class of '88 baby! Ohlone Jr. College for radio...my dreams of transferring to SFSU were cut short by a fantastic job offer!!! I still wish I had finished and gotten more than an AA...
RADIO: KOHL College radio for a few years...then KWSS/SJ- doing call-out research, driving the van and passing out stickers! Internship at KOME/SJ-for a year...I learned SO MUCH! KDON/Salinas-my first REAL on-air job...Then I was able to get a job at my favorite station-HOT 97.7/San Jose...the best 2 1/2 years of my life! Then...off to the legendary 106 KMEL! Then to Star 98.7 in LA for 13 years...7 of them partnered with my best friend Ryan Seacrest...and now...the pleasure of being on K101!! I mean...Star 1013fm ;) YIPEEEEE!!! ;) I'm also on our sister station 104.3MYfm in LA...yes, a bit of a work a holic ;)
THINGS I LOVE: Taking LONG baths, making people laugh, giving back, animals, my mom's cooking, GOOD people, Italian & Mexican food! A great bottle of wine, hiking & powerwalking, people who earn it, being on the radio! driving with the top down on a sunny day, my cat Sasha ;)