Is pepperoni pizza just for kids?
We all know that October is associated with candy because of trick-or-treating, but this month is also big for one more thing - pizza! It’s National Pizza Month and, just like toppings, there are so many things to discuss. For Live In The D’s What’s the Buzz, we stuck to the basics - pepperoni.
Should your pets be allowed on the furniture?
Today on What’s the Buzz, Host Jason Carr wanted to know more about our friends of the show- specifically, their pets! Jason said he already has a dog family of Charlie Tickles and Violet, so he brought in Local Veterinarian Corey Gut, comedian Mike Bonner and Co-Founder of The Cohen Brand Vanessa Cohen to talk about their furry (and not so furry) friends.
Daylight Saving is here: what could you give up for an hour?
Daylight Saving Time is upon us, which means we all lost an hour over the weekend. First, Jason asked if anyone would be able to give up their phone for an hour a day. AdSince most folks have been watching more during quarantine, would anyone be able to give up watching TV or streaming? Finally, Jason asked if anyone would be able to lose an hour of sleep each night. While Cohen said she didn’t notice the missing hour, the other guests were completely opposite.
Get your snack on for national snack food month
February is National snack food month and we invited some friends of Live In The D to get on the show to chat about everyone’s snack habits. Joining host Tati was AJ Williams, managing editor of the Michigan Chronicle, Blaine Fowler, host of Blaine Fowler Morning Show, and Vanessa Cohen, co-founder of Cohen brand. First, Tati wanted to know everyone’s take on what’s better: sweet or salty snacks? While only Blaine said he really loves sweet snacks, everyone agreed that salty snacks like chips and popcorn are the way to go. AJ recommended pork rinds, which she said she switched to since it’s a great crunchy, salty snack, and it is full of protein but doesn’t have the carbs that chips have.
Celebrate your spouse
Tomorrow is National Spouses Day. In celebration we gathered a group of Live In The D friends to talk about the joys, and challenges of life with their spouse. Jason Carr sat down with Mary Liz Curtin, owner of Leon Lulu and Three Cats Restaurant in Clawson, Vanessa Cohen, co-owner of the Cohen Brand, and Movie Reviewer Greg Russell. Between all three of them, they have more than 50 years of life experience being married to their spouse. The group talked about everything from whether opposites attract, to strategies to reconciling marital disagreements, to what it takes to have a long successful relationship with your spouse.
What’s the best way to decorate your home for the holidays?
This is all about holiday decorations, so they started by discussing lights on the house. Blaine says his wife Colleen handles the decorations and while they do decorate the shrubs, they don’t give DTE a Merry Christmas. Besides some cool handmade vases and a Christmas tree, Vanessa likes to keep her decorations simple. She wants to decorate where her family can see and celebrate it so she is focusing her efforts on the inside. Melanie says she feels like people with white Christmas trees are the same as those who tell people you can’t sit in their living room.
Does it have to be cold or warm for you to go to sleep?
How did you sleep? We’ve all been asked at some point in our lives. It’s one of the most important things we can do every day, but sometimes sleeping isn’t that easy. The group answered questions about snoring, the comfort level of your pillow versus your mattress, and if you can sleep in the cold or heat. They also shared their tricks on what they do to fall asleep.
How is school really going?
As we all adjust to this “new normal” we were wondering... how is school really going? She really appreciates her school’s ability to pivot in these changing times and says her child really enjoys it. Her high school students are responsible for themselves and keep their own schedules, her two second graders are another story. With everyone going virtual, many people have been discussing: will this mean the end of snow days? How has school been going for you this year?
What childhood toys stick in your memory?
Well, that got us thinking about favorite things from our childhood and we’re talking about it today on What’s The Buzz. To kick everything off we asked them what their favorite childhood game was. Mike Bonner enjoyed a fun game of extreme tag while Vanessa enjoyed jump rope and racing. Vanessa had a Raggedy Ann that she loved and that she had throughout her childhood. For Mike Bonner, it was Parcheesi.
Two parents. Seven kids. How are they getting through it?
Vanessa Cohen is a mother of five boys, ages 7 to 16, and says the quarantine has been tough but they are making it through. She has been encouraging her kids to go outside whenever it is nice so that she and her husband can work inside. Times have been tough for both parents and kids, Kerry pointed out, and kids still need time to play and have a community, and changing things up is important. In order to make life run smoothly at her home, she has given the kids more responsibilities and independence. Her kids have learned a bunch of home economics chores from how to do laundry properly to learning how to budget.
Are you drinking wine the right way?
Tomorrow is National Drink Wine Day, so ahead of that, we wanted to know: Is there a right way to drink wine? We asked: Does it really matter what type of glass you drink wine out of? How about holding the wine glass, should you hold a chilled wine by the stem of the glass? Should you only serve red wines with red meat and white wines with poultry and seafood? How do you drink your wine?