If there were a movie made about MY life--first of all, it would only most likely be interesting to me, my family and maybe--just maybe a few of my closest friends because they'd want to know who was playing them in the movie... Of course, Tom Hanks would have to play "adult me" since I've been told so many times that he is my doppelganger. As for young me--no idea. I was an awkward kid when I was young--shy and not very outgoing really until High School. A lot of us radio folk ARE of the shy nature, as we spend our workdays in rooms with sound padding on the walls all by ourselves talking into microphones and phones. Some of us are lucky to host a morning show where there's someone else to talk to. I'm lucky like that with Gwen.

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If in fact there was ever going to be a movie-the one story that would absolutely HAVE to be included from childhood would be the summer we went camping with our little pop-up camper at a small campground just outside of Peoria, Illinois in a town called Goodfield. I believe I was 10 years old at the time, and it was one of the scariest moments you remember as a kid. I loved to camp when I was younger and my Mom and Dad usually had the camper set up at an annual site at a place called Fish Lake Beach, which is about a 45 minute drive from where I grew up on the north side of Chicago. But this summer they decided to travel more.

So here we are--all set up at the camp site and having fun with a fire and s'mores and watching a movie on the little outdoor movie screen across from our camp site. A fun evening, then off to bed. That's when severe weather came thru. A Tornado came brushing by the campground that night--and that little pop-up camper was barely staying on the ground. It wasn't very heavy to begin with so the tornado itself had to be a decent distance away to not just pick the thing up and completely toss us-but we rocked and shook and lifted off the ground 2 to 3 feet at a time and back down again... So much so that the camper ended up turned a completely different direction then where Dad had parked it when we arrived. And there was a big swath of trees down where the funnel came past. Scariest moment in a 10 year old's life for sure. Needless to say we were back in the car that day headed for home even though it was Saturday and we still had one more night with the site rental.

We all have memories that stay with us--we'd love to hear YOURS on the show tomorrow, or leave us a comment below!

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