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Writing About Yourself... A Lesson In Perspective.


Since I’ve been chosen to be a judge in an upcoming contest we are doing here at Froggy101, I was asked to write a bio of myself for the website as a promo tease… only to find out that writing your own bio is substantially tougher than it seems.

Try it, I’ll wait… take whatever writing instrument you favor and write about yourself, as a way to  inform others about your credentials for a job you’ve been assigned to do. IT’S TOUGH!
I mean I'm not Steven Tyler, or Randy Jackson for Gods sake, I'm Eric from Froggy who gets his picture taken with Scooby Doo and Sully, and on occasion "real stars" with real talent, so I knew I had my work cut out for me. I found myself trying to imagine what I would ask the morning DJ of a radio station if I were going to be judged by them... I took a few minutes to soul search through my past, and imagined what would be appropriate for a judge to have done, to have earned him enough street cred to validate him to the post of “talent judge”... I looked at other staff members bios (kinda like sitting next to the smart kid in class) so I could see what they’d written… in other words I blanked out, and was searching for any kind of inspiration.

After a long bout of writers block, and a brief conversation with God, inspiration came… here’s how my bio reads:

-Half of Froggy101s Wake Up Call, Eric was born and raised here in NEPA.
-A thirteen year veteran of the radio industry, he’s spent the past five years as a member of the Froggy staff!
-A former recording artist himself, Eric is currently working on plans to head back into the studio and begin work on a new project slated to be completed in late 2014.
-He is in general: handsome, talented, well versed in the culinary arts and architectural design, loves poetry, and plans to someday become an astronaut.

I think it reads well, don’t you?
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Procrastinators hate the month of February

Procrastinators’ worst birthday:  to be born in the month of February.

 I even postpone procrastination.

I’m a February baby.  Every year during this month, I can’t wait to get my store loyalty gift cards – I earned them, baby!!!  And every year, it never fails:  I scramble THE LAST DAY of the month to redeem my treasures!  Uggh!!!  It’s not fair – January and March babies get 3 extra days to screw up!!!
 
Believe it or not, I actually did something ahead of time! My car inspection sticker expires at the end of March.  Don’t know what came over me, but I was proactive and took my car in on Feb 25th … nothing to brag about, but definitely worth a gold star for a procrastinator. I felt a sense of accomplishment … until I saw the new inspection expiration sticker: FEBRUARY, 2014.  DAMN IT!!!  Curse those 3 days we lose! 

…should have procrastinated into March – would have earned back those 3 days.  DRAT!

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I've been Robbed!

Not too long ago, I was asked to create a team Jersey for a soccer team.  The team captain is a fan of WWE legend Bret the Hitman Hart, so I pitched the idea, The West Pittston Hitmen.  He loved it, and asked if I could put together a quick design for him.  I said sure, and whipped something together rather quickly.  

I posted the logo on the Froggy 101 Facebook fanpage about three months ago.  Well this morning, I was shocked to discover a T shirt company is selling a shirt that has a design strikingly similar to mine!  Below is the side by side comparison.  What do you think? Coincidence or Copycat?  If they did use my idea I wouldn't care, in fact I would be flattered!  Still going to buy the shirt.  

 
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I've been Robbed!

Not too long ago, I was asked to create a team Jersey for a soccer team.  The team captain is a fan of WWE legend Bret the Hitman Hart, so I pitched the idea, The West Pittston Hitmen.  He loved it, and asked if I could put together a quick design for him.  I said sure, and whipped something together rather quickly.  

I posted the logo on the Froggy 101 Facebook fanpage about three months ago.  Well this morning, I was shocked to discover a T shirt company is selling a shirt that has a design strikingly similar to mine!  Below is the side by side comparison.  What do you think? Coincidence or Copycat?  If they did use my idea I wouldn't care, in fact I would be flattered!  Still going to buy the shirt.  

 
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Dancing with the Stars Cast REVEALED

Our girl, Kellie Pickler, will be on this season of "Dancing with the Stars!" Who are you most looking forward to seeing, out of this lineup?

Wynonna Judd (paired with Tony Dovolani)
D.L. Hughley (Cheryl Burke)
Jacoby Jones (Karina Smirnoff)
Lisa Vanderpump (Gleb Savchenko)
Andy Dick (Sharna Burgess)
Victor Ortiz (Lindsay Arnold of "So You Think You Can Dance")
Zendaya Coleman (Disney Channel, "Shake it Up"; with Val Chmerkovskiy)
Aly Raisman (Mark Balas)
Ingo Rademacher ("General Hospital"; with Kym Johnson)
Kellie Pickler (Derek Hough)
Dorothy Hamill (Olympic star, figure skating; with Tristan McaManus)
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Dancing with the Stars Cast REVEALED

Our girl, Kellie Pickler, will be on this season of "Dancing with the Stars!" Who are you most looking forward to seeing, out of this lineup?

Wynonna Judd (paired with Tony Dovolani)
D.L. Hughley (Cheryl Burke)
Jacoby Jones (Karina Smirnoff)
Lisa Vanderpump (Gleb Savchenko)
Andy Dick (Sharna Burgess)
Victor Ortiz (Lindsay Arnold of "So You Think You Can Dance")
Zendaya Coleman (Disney Channel, "Shake it Up"; with Val Chmerkovskiy)
Aly Raisman (Mark Balas)
Ingo Rademacher ("General Hospital"; with Kym Johnson)
Kellie Pickler (Derek Hough)
Dorothy Hamill (Olympic star, figure skating; with Tristan McaManus)
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The Zubaz Nation and I are strong!

Needless to say I was more than excited when I found out Zubaz was still in production.  For those of you whop have no clue what Zubaz is, let me fill you in.  Back in the mid 80's there was a Tag Team that went by the name, "The Legion of Doom" or "The Road Warriors."  These guys were massive!  They were giant power lifters, and they often had problems finding pants that fit, were comfortable to wear to the gym, and also matched the style of the 80's.  That's when they created Zubaz pants.  






















The Road Warriors rockin Zubaz. 
 
It wasn't long before other weight lifters took notice to these flashy pants, and before you knew it, Zubaz caught on with athletes everywhere.  The NFL was quick to jump on the pants, and players were using them to train in, and then celebrities jumped on the craze! 

 





























Eagles QB Jim McMahon rockin Zubaz 





























Charles Barkley in Zubaz 















Even Will Smith Jumped in on the Zubaz Nation! 

Zubaz were the hot trend till the mid 90's.  Then they disappeared.  Those who still wore them, cherished their pairs.  Their comfortable flashy pants were becoming harder to find.  It wasn't till a few months ago, WWE superstars, Cm Punk and John Cena tweeted a picture of them rocking Zubaz pants!  Needless to say, I thought they just had a old pair, and were wearing them for nostalgia factor.  



























Punk and Cena bringing back Zubaz! 

It wasn't until I was listening to a podcast, that the hosts brought up Zubaz and discovered they were back and selling their product on their website.  Ecstatic, I reached out to Zubaz.  They wrote me back and to my shock, sent my a box of Zubaz products!  I quickly jumped into my Zubaz gear and was the focal point of the office...to say the least.  





























So who here rocked the Zubaz gear?  I know I did and will rock it now that it is back!  Hit me up at Crockett@froggy101.com if you rocked or rock the Zubaz! 

Crockett 
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Enjoying The Dirt...

My work affords me some pretty awesome stuff, but none better than the ability to be backstage at a concert. I love the experience for several reasons… but probably not the ones you may think. Sure there’s usually food and lots of it, occasionally there’s a bar and more often than not its top shelf, and being in the presence of major music industry powerhouses doesn’t make you ever feel like you’re in the wrong line of work… but, they all are reasons that I thought I’d love backstage access, it turns out none of them matter to me.

In my pre-teen years I was in a constant “performance mode”! A “show” of some type could’ve broken out at any time, unannounced, and no doubt would have been my best work. I was sort of like a young Ryan Seacrest, always at the ready for “something to host” to drop at my feet so I could make a performance out of it. Honestly, every family gathering needs an opening monologue right, every picnic needs a song and dance number and doesn’t every holiday deserve a full on musical event? Doesn’t it? Well in the Petersen family it got the star treatment always, and usually to the chagrin of my relatives.

Basically said from the time I could talk, till the present day, I always been “performing’ and that’s why I love the backstage of a concert. I love the way it all happens, like some well-choreographed construction site that rises and falls in about twenty four hours.  I love the look of trusses that hold thousands of pounds and millions of dollars of stage lights. I love the smell of diesel fumes that steam out of the busses that haul the band and stars across the country. I love the stage techs tuning instruments and checking set lists. And I love the smell of dirt that just may have been brought here from Atlanta or Tucson or Topeka because the last show was setup on a fair stage that was outside.

The epic and pristine scenes you see on stage pale to the grimy, unseen, usually foul mouthed (they tell the best dirty jokes) stage hands and security folks that I look forward to shaking hands with at every show I am allowed to do so. If you want to be jealous of my backstage access, I totally understand, but know this… envy me not because I am meeting stars, but because I am finally living my dream.
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Joe Don Rooney, where ya grabbin...?

...he squeezed my ARM FAT!! 

I'm never lifting weights with my right arm again.

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Kip Moore Surprise Call!

So the other day Jessie Roberts and I called Kip Moore, and got his answering machine.  Not happy, I left Kip a message, and to my surpise.... Kip Called back!  Live on my show!   Check ou t the interview below! 

 
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