Actually, marrying my wife - ANOTHER Upland Highlander - was a dream come true.
Doing the show is just HELLA cool!
We recently celebrated our 10th ANNIVERSARY in SANTA BARBARA!
and YES, we BROUGHT our DOGS!
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Want to know more about me? First, here's my baby girl, Blanca. She's 11
And here's my baby boy, Jax - a black lab/boxer mix who was left to die near the Santa Ana River. My wife and I adopted him from the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley weeks after Caltrans workers found him wrapped in a blanket.
He's 5, and he's a strapping 85 pounds! A far cry from the 16-pounds when we first brought him home (below)
And here's my wife Sarah and my niece Alexis chillin' at a hockey game
BTW, the wife is on the left, and the 18-year-old niece in on the right
Also, here's pictures of my other niece, Kayla!!
And here she is sporting her Seattle Sounders soccer jersey...
And here she is with her favorite UNCLE!
Are you KIDDING me??
I got her to stop crying by giving her a jerky treat!
Ready my Q&A
OLD SCHOOL PHOTO!
1990 - my BFF Eric and I honor our then-favorite beverage, JOLT COLA, which would get us through college - me at Cal State San Bernardino, and he at UC San Diego.
Some of you may be asking, "Where's Evelyn in that photo?" I'm thinking the then 8-year-old was hanging with her parents.
Check out the 99.1 KGGI HOCKEY TEAM!
BOTTOM row - I'm at the far right
(in our ROAD jerseys)
We play at ICETOWN in Riverside! SCHEDULE
2010 Summer CHAMPIONS!!
I'm on the bottom row, holding my 99.1 helmet. And yes, that's blood on Brandon's jersey (back right)
Speaking of hockey . . . I'm the Public Address announcer for the
The IE's FIRST and ONLY pro hockey team plays at the brand new Citizen's Business Bank Arena
Download to my ONTARIO REIGN GOAL CALL! ringtone
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New survey said the average family will spend $1,078 on their teenagers proms.
And that amount goes up the LESS a family makes!!
Amount the average family with teenagers spent
Percent increase over the $807 the average family spent in 2011
Percent of the costs parents covered
Percent covered by the kids.
$25 to $130
Pre-prom dinner, per person
$30 to $275
Hair, makeup, and nails
$30 to $125
Prom photos, per person
$200 to $500
Limo rental, split among all riders
$100 to $400
Average prom dress purchase, with plenty of families spending much more
Prom spending by families earning less than $20,000 a year
Prom spending by families earning more than $75,000 a year
Prom spending by families earning $40,000-$49,999 a year
Prom spending by families earning $20,000-$29,999 a year
The federal poverty level for a family of four
What the average Northeastern family will spend on prom
What the average Southern family will spend on prom
What the average Western family will spend on prom
What the average Midwestern family will spend on prom
My Upland High prom picture, taken from the Disneyland Hotel.
If I were to add up MY prom expenses, here's what I came up with:
Prom tickets: FREE (My date was on the prom committee!)
Tux: $100 (I think)
Limo rental: $200 (I think. Crap, this was a long time ago. I remember it was an old-style English car with the steering wheel on the wrong side, and it was me and my buddy and our dates . . . so we were the only ones paying for it.)
And I was only making $4 an hour at Taco King. I can't imagine agreeing to spend nearly a week of salary for a freakin' limo ride!
Flowers: $30 (I'm being generous here)
Tickets to Rocky Horror Picture Show: $10 (After we got back from the Disneyland Hotel, we went to the midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Montclair, and had a blast! What was the cost of movie ticket, $5? Times two? And I was the 'victim' of a virgin sacrifice!)
TOTAL: $340-$350 (Of course, this was a 'couple' of years ago, and I'm a guy...so I can totally see costs nowadays exceeding $1,000.