BIRTHPLACE: Osceola, NE
High School: Osceola HS (Class of '79)
College: BS in Communication Arts ('84) Wayne State College (NE)
Man, I can't believe you've dug this far into the 'Woody' page! Either you're incredibly bored or ... you've gotta be bored. Anyway, thanks for listening and showing this much interest in me and the Show!!
Okay, a little about me and my family. I'm 51 (heavy sigh), but happily married to my wife of 21 years, Ressa, have three great kids, Luke, (29); Leah (26); and Zach, (25); and a terrific canine companion, Jill, the Golden Retriever (11), and Berta, our sassy Welsh-Pembroke Corgi (5). And Leah and Scott have given us two grandchildren, (Reece, 2), and Liam (5 mo).
Ressa and I are empty-nesters. I'm a complete a sports junkie, and am also a sportscaster, actually (although not here in Columbus -- at this time, at least). I've done the NBA (San Antonio Spurs); and NCAA Division I basketball; (Creighton University) and I-AA football (Texas State); as well as Pro Beach volleyball. To quench my sports 'fix' I play Fantasy everything ... baseball, football and basketball ... and watch everything.
Ressa & I love to laugh, and can frequently be found at the Funny Bone. We also see a lot of movies - with comedies and thrillers our favorites. I love to travel -- Arizona and Hawaii, where my favorite brother-in-law lives, are our favorites ... although I travel back to see my mom and brother in Nebraska at least twice a year. Oh, and yes, I'm a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge Huskers fan!! LOVE my Huskers (but also am truly a big Buckeyes fan)!
I also love to ride motorcycles. I own 2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible, and ride whenever I can. Made that "Big Ride" - to Sturgis, S.D. in '07 (and yes I rode it!). Ressa is starting to like it a little more, too, and I can see us spending more and more time on the road as the kids grow older.
And YES, I really do have the Alarm Force Home Security and Video Relay system in my home; did get my Lasik eye surgery at Bloomberg Eye Center (June of '08); bought two Mustangs from Germain Ford; got my HVAC system from Custom Air; have had roof work done by Tim Newman Roofing; and Ressa really did lose 41 lbs with Medifast! You'd be amazing how many of you ask me about that stuff!
THANKS FOR LISTENING, and visiting 'The Woody' page here at www.wcol.com.
McDonald's: McDonald's got a head start on National Coffee Day by declaring National Coffee Week and offering a free small coffee every day, starting Sept. 23. Apparently, this is available only at East Coast locations. For example, this press release confirms the freebie in the Philadelphia area, and this article on Boston.com also mentions the deal. But even if you're not on the East Coast, you might want to call your local McDonald's and ask if it is offering any Coffee Week or Coffee Day deals. Some franchises elsewhere may also have elected to participate.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Like McDonald's, Einstein Bros. Bagels locations are celebrating all things coffee all week long. However, instead of free coffee, you can enjoy 50% off specialty coffee drinks throughout the week. Each day brings a new discounted drink. On National Coffee Day, there is a BOGO (buy one, get one free) coffee offer for a pumpkin-flavored latte.
7-Eleven: This convenience store chain is calling Friday, Sept. 28, CofFREE Day. That's the day before National Coffee Day. When you stop in at a participating 7-Eleven store between 6 and 10 a.m. Friday, you'll receive a free large cup of hot coffee, cappuccino, latte or tea, while supplies last.
Caribou Coffee: Caribou Coffee locations nationwide are using National Coffee Day to debut Amy's Blend coffee, which it will be rolling out in October. At Caribou Coffee, your free cup of Amy's Blend is limited to the small size. If you'd like something bigger, you'll have to pay for it, but not much -- 50 cents for a medium and $1 for a large. Here are the details (.pdf file) on Caribou Coffee's National Coffee Day deal.
Kangaroo Express: The Kangaroo Express convenience store chain -- it's in 13 Southern states -- will sell its Bean Street brand of coffee for a penny on National Coffee Day. That's a penny for a 12-ounce cup of coffee. Hey, that's practically free!
Krispy Kreme: Just show up on Saturday, Sept. 29, and you'll get a free 12-ounce cup of coffee at Krispy Kreme. In addition, when you visit you'll have a chance to enter to win free coffee for a year.
SavOn Stores: This is not technically a National Coffee Day deal, but it's still a way to get free coffee from SavOn Stores, a convenience store chain in the upstate New York area. Every Monday morning through Oct. 29, teachers can receive a free cup of coffee (ID required).
Tim Hortons: Tim Hortons, a cafe and bake shop that started in Canada and now has more than 700 locations in the U.S., has a simple BOGO coffee deal: "Like" the cafe on Facebook and you'll be able to print out a coupon to get a free cup of coffee when you buy a cup on
Dunkin' Donuts: This coupon from Dunkin' Donuts lets you get a 10-ounce hot latte or 16-ounce iced latte for 99 cents through Sept. 30. These drinks normally start at $1.99, so there are definitely some savings with this offer, even if it isn't specifically tied to National Coffee Day