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Sanjay Kumar, News & Traffic
If you search for Sanjay Kumar on the Internet, you'll find he's either a former CEO of Computer Associates (now doing 12 years in prison for accounting fraud), a solider, or a wrestler. I assure you, none of these people are me! I've been in broadcasting for a couple of decades and have had a few names (radio people often have more than one name). So, for most of my career, I've been Ted Asregadoo (my real name), Ted E. (groan), and now Sanjay Kumar. I am Asian Indian, but was born and have lived my entire life in North America -- with most of that time in the Bay Area. In my radio career, I've been a DJ, traffic reporter, news writer, and news anchor. I also worked in promotions, marketing, and social media for a group of radio stations for a few years. The good thing about having all those jobs is that it has made me a very versatile radio talent (a good thing to have these days as the business has really changed). Anyway, that's the skinny about me. If you're a big Twitter user, you can follow my musings, retweets, and conversations about music.
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A Frosty blog, Friday night edition
As I get older, I find more & more things that I used to like to do, that are now on my list of things to avoid.
Some of these just seem to take too much effort now. Some involve staying out past my bedtime, and you know how grouchy I get when I start to get sleepy. Some take more time than they're worth, such as spending time to correct errors that splellcheck says need fixnig when you write something. My tatest have changed, too. And some of these previously-enjoyable activities might actually hurt now (#2. And the last one in #4.)
So here you go, my list of things I've sort of grown out of. I'll bet you have a few of your own. If you're past "a certain age," midnight really feels like part of the next day, instead of the beginning of a fun night. Sadly.
Things I don't like anymore, that I used enjoy.
1. Going to a concert. They can be loud, and the traffic going & coming? Forget it. Besides it really isn't music these days, not like it used to be. The lights give me a headache, the lazer beams make me nervous, and if it's Sunday I'm missing tonight's episode of 60 Minutes.
2. Camping. A sleeping bag on the hard forest floor would dislocate my vertebrea. Vertebara. Verterbera. Vert...oh hell with it.
3. Go to a loud packed bar on a friday or saturday night. I have come to hate screaming at people across sticky counters, and having drunks scream into my ear to be heard over the loud music. And for what two drinks cost, I can buy a whole six pack and enjoy them at home without all the stickiness & thumping & bumping.
4. Eating Cocoa Puffs or Cocoa Krispies. Funny how I used to love that bonus slurp at the end when they magically left you a bit of chocolate milk. Now, that chocolate flovor just plain sucks. And I can't eat Cap'n Crunch anymore either, because I don't enjoy it when crunching on cereal makes the roof of your mouth bleed.
5. Getting a box of Cracker Jacks. I just don't enjoy a box of them like now like I did when I was a kid. The popcorn is stale, the promised peanuts are a rip off, the box is barely a handful, and there isn't a fun toy in there for a baby to choke on like there used to be. I'll pass.
6. Going to a circus. Shoot me now. Da da dudu dudu da da du du...hey look it's it's the clown car! Yeah, I guarantee they're all drunk. I've gotten to know a few clowns and they are not nice people to be around.
7. Going to K-Mart. It used to be like going to Disneyland, a real treat for a country bumpkin like me. Now, I don't like walking through narrow junky ailes with stuff laying haphazardly all over the place, and a vibe that says cheap-o-cheapie.
8. Going to Disneyland. It's not such a small world these days, and I see nothing there to make me grin like the effervescent exhuberant teethy-smile families in the Disneyland commercials. And if I hear that damn song one more time, that line of cheerful animatron puppets will look like an unkempt aisle at K-Mart when I'm done with them.
9. Going to parties where I don't know anybody. I just think of what's on tv that I'm missing while I stand there by myself acting like I'm having fun moving to the loud music which I don't like, and standing in a drunk line waiting for 27 minutes to use some stranger's disgusting bathroom.
10. My birthday. When you do the math and figure out there are a more birthdays behind you than ahead, it just isn't quite as fuin as when you're turning 10.
11. Making interesting lists when I get the urge to write, and ending them on an even number.