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RAYMO’S RAMBLINGS -TALKING TO 8TH GRADERS

 

8th-graders

TALKING TO 8TH GRADERS

How much money do you make? What college did you go to? What don’t you like about your job? Did you have fun in college? Who’s the most famous person you have interviewed? Do you really like your job? Why do you like your job? Those were some of the questions that were asked of me by the 8th grade class at Dawson-Boyd high school. I have been asked the last couple of years to sit on a panel to come visit with the Dawson-Boyd 8th graders about a range of topics. Each student comes prepared with a question to ask each of us on the panel.

The panel consists of five adults, with varying college degrees. A banker, a 4-H leader, a nurse, a teacher and me, the radio guy. The purpose of this get together is to have the 8th graders learn a little bit about the variety of education and career options available. So, teachers Kelly Tufto, Nichole Swenson, Preston Schwegel, and Karen Anderson ask people in the community to come speak to the students. They picked us knowing we all have taken different career paths, and as to how we got to where we are today.

We shared our life lessons/life experiences with them. I found the students to be really interested in what we all had to say. They all asked very good questions. One question that I enjoyed answering was from a boy. He asked me when I was in 8th grade, what did I want to do when I grew up? My answer was to broadcast sports on the radio at the professional level. I wanted to broadcast Minnesota North Star hockey and Gopher football to be exact.  My idols were radio broadcasters Al Shaver of the North Stars and Ray Christenson of the Gophers.  It took me 30 some years to be able to put a headset on and broadcast sports on the radio. Yes, at the high school level and I love it. I haven’t made it to the professional level, but it is still a dream. I do thank God every day for my job of broadcasting sports on the radio.

My path to a broadcasting career wasn’t normal and I wanted to relay that to the 8th graders. Sometimes things happen during the course of your life that pulls you in another direction but stay working hard and pursue what you love to do.  My final advice to them was simple. Life is way more that pursuing money, material things or fame. Money isn’t everything, pursue what you love and want to do. If you like butterflies, somebody in the world will pay you too study butterflies. Work hard. Stay out of debt. Make good choices and be kind to people.

 

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RURAL SOLUTIONS SHOW 1-192-18

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RURAL SOLUTIONS SHOW WITH JOHN AND THERESA

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APPLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY SHOW

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The Appleton Public Library Show with Cindy Hendrickx

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TEAM UNITED WRESTLING AT HUTCH

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TEAM UNITED WRESTLING AT HUTCH WITH DICK NEWMAN AND DANNY LEE

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RAYMO’S RAMBLINGS – HAWAIIAN FOOD

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image_245HAWAIIAN FOOD

Hawaii was a trip of a lifetime for my wife Roxie and me last October. This was our first trip to Hawaii. Our daughter got married on Kauai, so that was the reason for our trip. I have blogged about our trip in detail but I have never talked about the food. As you can see by the pictures, I always snapped a picture of each meal while in Hawaii. These are just a few of them. For the most part I did enjoy the food in Hawaii. I always tried to order something on the menu that looked Hawaiian or was different then what I am used to

The pictures shown are some of my favorite foods that I consumed while in Hawaii. Let’s begin with one of my favorites: shaved ice! We had some friends tell us to make sure we visit Wailua Shave Ice on Kauai. Here is a link to their website. (www.wailuashaveice.com) What a unique place that was. Located in the town of Kapaii, located right off Kuhio Hwy. You walk up to an Airstream Camper, and all they sell is the shave ice. My wife and I shared the Lava Flow shaved ice because it was so big. I think it was only $6. We sat on some picnic tables they had behind the camper, along with the many chickens that run wild on the island. Each bite of the shave ice was heavenly.

By far my favorite food I ate in Hawaii was at Tiki’s Grill and Bar (www.tikisgrill.com) that was located in our Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu.  (www.astonwaikikibeach.com) This might surprise you with me being a meat and potatoes guy. My favorite was a fruit yogurt salad! Yes, I had two of them while we were there. It was a large pineapple, cut open sideways and filled with coconut yogurt, mixed fruits and covered with granola. It was amazing!

Other foods I remember were the pulled pork sandwiches, onion rings and a breakfast sandwich. Our luau buffet was fine, but nothing special. Raw fish is food I did not care for.  I tried it a couple of times, but couldn’t stomach it. We also ate at a Mexican restaurant, which was very expensive and my burrito was not good. One thing that surprised me was how much the Hawaiian people love Spam. Spam everywhere, and served in most restaurants. We stayed away from the McDonald’s and Burger Kings.

When we returned back home, the first thing I did was drink a cold glass of milk, I missed that. Plus, I put a good steak on the grill.

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