I Like Chicks

No, I haven’t switched teams. And really, it’s just one chick. And he’s a dude.

bob and tom showI’m talking about Chick McGee, member of the Marconi award-winning Bob & Tom Show which airs every weekday morning on over 150 radio stations nationwide…and the person my husband wants to be when he grows up.

No lie. My husband has a pretty serious man crush on Chick, which is possibly only rivaled by his deep affection for Alton Brown of Good Eats on Food Network. I am fairly certain the only reason my husband joined Twitter was so he could follow Chick and be privy to whatever hilarity the radio personality could cram into 140 characters. (I’m not judging, mind you…since I joined Twitter only after realizing Micky Dolenz of The Monkees had joined and was tweeting pictures of himself barbecuing meat.) And while driving through the hometown of The Bob and Tom Show during a road trip last summer, I swear on my life that these words were uttered by my 6’6 tank of a husband as we passed a gas station: “I bet Chick McGee has filled up his car there (sigh).” Okay, I may have used a little creative license adding the (sigh) at the end, but you get the picture.

So given my husband’s somewhat unrequited bromance with Chick, and being someone who understands the endorphin rush of a realized dream, I find what happened a few days ago to be fan-friggin-tastic. I am still not sure exactly how this all materialized, but somehow my husband was chosen to be one of a few “Chickmunks” (as fans of Chick are known) to call in and chat with the one and only Chick on an episode of his new podcast called Off the AirI have yet to hear his fifteen minutes of fame, but when I asked my husband how it went afterwards, he said something along the lines of, “You know how it goes. I had a million things to say and questions to ask, but I mostly just ended up talking to him about Imo’s Pizza.” Oh, I know how it goes. We all remember my encounter with Andy Cohen and my homemade Real Housewives of St. Louis shirt complete with Imo’s Pizza logo. Still, I could tell he was on a high.

So that pretty much covers why my husband likes Chick…but why do I like him, you say? Well first, I think it’s pretty cool that he invited his loyal listeners to call in and be a part of his podcast. It shows the marks of good character, and that he is someone who appreciates the people who appreciate him. That can’t be said of everyone who holds a celebrity status.

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That’s one good lookin’ Chick

Oh, and there’s this other really cool thing he did. HE POSTED A LINK TO THIS VERY BLOG ON HIS WEBSITE! Yeah, that’s what I said. This measly, little, needle in a haystack blog. Granted, I owe a big thanks to my husband for even thinking to give some mad props to his wife’s online ramblings amidst what was surely a riveting discussion about thin crust and provel cheese. But Chick didn’t have to actually check out my blog, and he certainly didn’t have to promote it on his site. (Again, his website is Off the Air with Chick McGee. If you click on the “Listener Link of the Moment” under the Episode #5 – Chick’s Favorite New Comedian entry, it will bring you right back HERE…so I guess you can really just take the shortcut and stay here. OR you can go to his site, download his podcast, and have yourself some giggles. Chick would probably appreciate that.) I’m not sure that most of Chick’s listeners are necessarily part of the “mommy blog” demographic, but hopefully they have wives or girlfriends who are…or are the type of people who still enjoy reading about poop, inappropriate actions, the bird and the bees, and creepy cartoon characters. Wait, maybe it is the same demographic…

So Chick, thanks for giving a girl from the small town of WordPress.com a chance in the big city of ChickMcGee.com. If it turns out to be my big break (at the time of this post, you have driven…wait for it…24 HITS to my blog!), we MIGHT just name our next child after you…or at the very least, our next dog. (Though I am not guaranteeing that there will be a “next” of either of those.) If not, I know my husband will still hang on your every tweet. Either way, we may have to have a Fat Kid Weekend in your honor.

Happy “Cuss Counting.”

**Update: You can now listen to my hubby Kurt on the Chick McGee “Off the Air” Podcast!! You can almost hear how excited he is in his voice! Go to www.chickmcgee.com and download Episode #6:Twitter House Party. Kurt’s call starts at the 30:20 mark. He actually did a pretty good job! And Chick confesses his love for St. Louis. Super cool all around!

10 thoughts on “I Like Chicks

  1. With all due respect to my own wife and childeren…BEST BLOG EVER!!! I may even finally join Facebook just to ‘like’ this post!

  2. … The Chickster has been a part of my world since about 1997-1998 whenever they went nationwide with B&T , I listened to them EVERY morning as I got ready for work (they came on at 5:00 am here) and even listened to the “best of” on Saturdays. I retired in 2007 and I still dozed through the show every day UNTIL a few weeks ago when my Nashville station 97.1 WRQQ turned into a Christian station. Now I have nothing against them EXCEPT I no longer get the Bob & Tom show and no Chick or no nothing … so enjoy Chick and the gang while you can because you might wake up one morning to a Christian Rock song . My Daughter listened to them every day while she was getting ready for work and now she is Chickless too , and she WORKS. So I am retired , unmarried and Chickless in more ways than one .
    PS – I like your blog.

    • “unmarried and Chickless”….love it! We can feel your pain. The St. Louis station that originally aired Bob and Tom dropped the show for some inane reason a while back. So my husband knows what you are going through. He missed it so much he decided to become a Bob and Tom VIP member so that he could stream the shows. He said that he HIGHLY recommends it, so maybe that could help you out in your Chickless situation. Fortunately, a new radio station here has decided to pick up the show again, so Bob, Tom, Chick and Kristi are back in The Lou! But my hubby still enjoys being a VIP member. In fact, as I type, I can hear him upstairs listening to the show on his ipad while he plays video games. He’s livin’ the dream.

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog! And I appreciate the comment!

  3. Brilliant and HILARIOUS as always, Kelly. You must work well under pressure! And re: Kath’s comment, I’m pretty sure hell already began the freezing process when Andy joined FB a few months back.

    • Thanks Mags! Maybe pressure is my magic juice. Or maybe I’m just too impatient to sit on things so I can revisit them. By the way, just picturing Andy and Kurt on Facebook puts me to sleep. They would be nowhere as witty or funny as we are.

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