Everything You've Always Wanted to Know... about Skip Kelly
Born and Raised:
Professional: I keep myself busy with (not one, but....) 2 jobs !! I have this fun little radio gig that I do………and I have also been a Mobile DJ/Host/Emcee (specializing in weddings and adult parties like birthdays, anniversaries and corporate events) for over 3 decades ! Yes, I OBVIOSULY started as a young child....
Personal: Married to my best friend Stacie since 2001, 4 cool kids - Tyler (age 19), Zak (age 11) and my 'princess', Alexa (7) and..........the newest addition, Landen is going to be 2 in November. Great little guy.
Hobbies: Working out and trying to keep that boyish figure. It gets harder with each passing year, however. (Were'nt these same weights a bit lighter 20 years ago?) Photography, playing kids games with the kids, holding hands with my wife, martial arts.
Favorite Music Artists: Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Chicago, Elton John, Billy Joel
Favorite Sports Teams: Being from New England I am a devoted Patriots and Red Sox fan (the 2000's was a good decade for me) And working in South Florida radio, I also grew to like the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins.
Favorite TV Shows: I don't watch a LOT of TV, but when I do...I have to admit it....I am a reality show junkie. Survivor, American Idol, Amazing Race,
Professional Influences: When growing up, I used to listen to a hometown radio station with an afternoon guy whose name was (and still is) "Duncan Dewar". I thought he sounded so cool and I wanted to do what he was doing for a living. I am STILL in touch with
Philosophy: Character is doing the right thing even when nobody is looking.
Lose the weight now!
If you're like most people and know next to nothing about cars, listen up. The website CarMD.com surveyed a bunch of mechanics to find out what the most costly maintenance mistakes are.
--In other words, they're all things you definitely SHOULDN'T do, because you'll end up damaging your car, and spending even MORE money. Here are the top seven.
#1.) Putting Off Recommended Maintenance. Meaning things like your 30,000 and 60,000 mile check-ups.
#2.) Ignoring the "Check Engine" Light. If it comes on, it can mean a lot of different things . . . or nothing. But if you don't get it checked out, most of those things will just get worse, and potentially end up costing you A LOT of money.
#3.) Not Changing Your Oil. Most people think you have to do it every three thousand miles. But even Jiffy
Lube has admitted that's probably overkill. Especially if
it's a relatively NEW car.
--If that's the case, a lot of experts say once every five to
#4.) Not Changing Your Air Filter. It only costs about $20 to replace it. But NOT replacing it can end up breaking your car's oxygen sensor, which can cost up to $250 to replace.
--Then if that breaks, you might end up having to replace your catalytic converter too, which can coast around $1,000.
#5.) Not Checking Your Tire Pressure. You've probably heard all the gas mileage stuff. But not having enough air in your tires also causes them to get HOTTER while you're driving, which can wear them out faster.
--And it also increases your chances of getting a flat, which can potentially cause an accident. Plus, low tire pressure makes a car harder to handle in general.
#6.) Not Paying Attention to Fluid Levels. Meaning things like coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid.
#7.) Continuing to Drive When the Engine Is
Overheating. A lot of things can cause it, including
something that's relatively cheap to fix, like a leaky hose or a loose clamp.
--But if you ignore it, you'll eventually end up with a blown gasket or a cracked engine block, which are NOT AT