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!
Seven Words and Pronunciations That Americans Just Can't Agree On
Everyone in this country can get behind a good "U-S-A! U-S-A!" chant. For everything else, we've got our own regional dialects.
A statistician at
the different words and pronunciations different parts of this country use to describe the same exact thing. Here are the seven biggest ones we disagree on . . .
Caramel. The East and the South usually go with "car-a-mel" . . . the
You Guys vs. Ya'll. The South uses "ya'll" . . . except for south
country goes with "you guys" . . . except central
Pecan. This might be the biggest divide of all. The Northeast pronounces it "PEE-can" . . . Louisiana and its surrounding areas go with "pick-
. . and the rest say "pee-KAHN."
Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke. The
the West Coast, Northeast, south
. . . and the South says "Coke," even if they're talking about
Sprite. TONIC, ANYONE?
Traffic circle? When you get to a place where roads meet in a
circle, what do you call it? The East Coast and
circle" . . . although the
Fountains. The South and most of the
Rain with the sun out. When the sun is shining and it rains,
(You can see a bunch of maps that show how divided we are on these terms and many more, too, here.)