Happy Thanksgiving! Rob Lucas Is Thankful For...

Tuesday I had lunch with someone I hadn't seen since I lost my voice. He was pretty amazed at how close to myself I sounded, while still not being 100%. He asked how bad it was when I started, so I took out my phone and played him a recording made during my first speech therapy session. At that point, I noticed it was exactly one month to the day of that first session. Wow, much has changed in one month…and for the good. And I owe it all to Karen Bunce, my Speech Therapist at Buffalo Therapy Group. I can't imagine where I would be without her. I'm so happy and thankful to have her in my life as a vocal mentor and friend.

I'm also thankful for my co-workers, for all their mental and physical support. Especially the people you hear on-air every day, many of whom have had to add work hours onto their day, and in some cases turn their personal and business life upside down to fill in the places where I would normally be.

I am thankful for RLITM Producers Brandi, Jimmy, and Alex. They take random e-mail and texts I send them at all hours of the day, add in their personal magic, and use the result to make our morning show page and social media sites engaging and interesting. Though I do wish they would use spell check before posting! (I couldn't resist…)

I am thankful to all of you reading this and who have kept up with me via facebook and twitter posts. Your thoughts and wishes mean more than you know. I hope I can repay you.

I am thankful for having the chance to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to those in Kenmore-Tonawanda who can't get out or cook for themselves on Turkey day. Thank you Dan Wiles and Ken-Ton Meals On Wheels for showing me a new path.

And above all, I am thankful for my wife, Linda. The smartest, most thoughtful, least selfish person I have ever met. I have no idea how she puts up with me. And it doesn't hurt that she is a hottie! I adore her. Always will.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Better Half Of The Bills - Kaela Carpenter

Kaela Carpenter wife of Bills Kicker Dan joined Roger this morning on The Better Half Of The Bills. Click below to listen to the interview.

Check out 26shirts for the new limited edition Dan "Money Man" Carpenter shirt. For every shirt purchased $8 will be donated directly to families in need!

Kaela also LOVES cooking and baking, you can see many of her recipes on her website

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15 Emotional Stages Of A Black Friday Shopping Trip

Still in a turkey coma, but you MUST get those fantastic deals! Your eagerness is bursting at the seams...(literally) but it won't be complete until you go through at least a few of
Huffington Post's 15 Stages of Black Friday Shopping!

Bad things can happen, so just embrace it...

Photo Credit: Camera=lagging via Flickr
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Barack & Meryl, Sitting in a Tree?

On Monday afternoon, President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the nation's highest civilian honor to singer Stevie Wonder, TV journalist Tom Brokaw, and Ethel Kennedy, wife of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

Oh, and he gave one to his girlfriend too.

That would be Meryl Streep, the actress.

“I love Meryl Streep,” the president said in front of all assembled "Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There's nothing either of them can do about it.”

No real scandal there. Just a nice bit of affection.

Oh, and he poked a little fun at his love too - pointing out that she sang Abba - "which, you know, that's something."

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Vader Versus Batman - Who Wins?

Stumbled on this one while doing a little surfing today.

What happens when you pit the Dark Knight against the Dark Sith Lord?

An epic battle, for sure.

Check out this very well-done bit of fantasy lore, pitting Robin's best bud, Batman, against Luke and Leia's papa, Dark Vader.

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"Something Chases You, Run!"

It's the first "genetically-modified hybrid."

With those ominous words, we welcome you to Jurassic World.

It's 23 years later, and the interactive park envisioned by Richard Attenborough's character in the original Jurassic Park movies is up and running.

It's a hybrid between Disney World, Sea World and Busch Gardens, featuring real live dinosaurs - plus a new concoction, cooked up by the scientists.

That would be the "genetically-modified hybrid," and of course, it will run amok.

Check out the trailer for the film - the film will be released in June of 2015.

What do you think? Exciting and new - or just a rehash of the originals?

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How Much for That Lion in the Window?

On Monday, the costume that Bert Lahr wore as the Cowardly Lion in the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz, went up for auction.

It was part of a group of memorabilia offered for sale at Bonhams auction house - "TCM Presents: There's No Place Like Hollywood."

Other items up for sale included Sam's piano from Casablanca, a gown worn by Marilyn Monroe, and Clark Gable's jacket from Gone With the Wind.

As you sit and maybe watch The Wizard of Oz over the holidays, think about this.

That outfit worn by the King of the Forest just sold for $3 million.
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Sew Watt, Its Juss a Tipo!

Maybe it's time for the signmakers in Los Angeles to invest in SpellCheck - or maybe just a proofreader.

Earlier this month, a sign sub-contractor installed a new highway marker on the northbound side of the 710 Freeway.

The sign marked the exit for Olympic Boulevard.

Except it said "Olimpic" Boulevard instead.

It took someone at CalTrans a full day to recognize the problem. A few days later, it was covered up with a black tarpaulin. And it will be replaced by the sub-contractor at no charge to the city.

Except for the cost of the embarrassment of having hung in there in the first place.
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Robin Williams, Back on the Silver Screen

We knew it was coming.

When Robin Williams passed away earlier this year, he left behind a handful of completed film projects.

One of them was Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

It's due out on Christmas Day, and features Robin reprising his role as Teddy Roosevelt.

Check out the trailer for a little glimpse of Robin.

One of this lines is oddly prophetic. "I think it's safe to say that we're in a bit of trouble."

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New Music - Something New by Faul...

A perfect late night song I can't get out of my head...

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