Angie Gomez was raised in the unique mining town of Superior, Arizona and is a 1996 graduate of Ray High School in nearby Kearny, Arizona. Angie grew up listening to and was influenced by the sounds of Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, and Madonna.
Angie now lives in Mesa, Arizona and makes her livelihood by entertaining people as the “Midday Diva” ( 9 AM- 2:00 PM) on Phoenix’s original “Old School” radio station MEGA 104.3 FM, and as the lead vocalist for the very popular music group “Power Drive”.
Angie is now working on writing and recording her own music and also on a personal line of jewelry, both to be released in the near future.
Stay tuned to Angie Gomez.com for updates on MEGA 104.3 events, Power Drive Gigs, Angie’s Music and Angel Jewels.
One in Five People Would Skip a Wedding or Funeral to Go to the Super Bowl . . . and 15% Would Miss the Birth of Their Child
According to a new survey, one in five Americans would skip a friend or relative's wedding to attend the Super Bowl . . . one in five would miss a funeral or important work function . . . one in four would skip a family vacation . . . and 15% would miss the birth of their child.
Americans are OBSESSED with the Super Bowl . . . and a lot of you would be willing to skip major life events to go to one.
--A survey by CouponCabin.com found that one in four people would be willing to call off a family vacation if they got a ticket to the big game.
--One in five would go even if it meant missing the wedding of a close friend or relative. And one in five would skip the funeral of a loved one.
--One in five also said they'd go to the game and miss an important work responsibility.
--If all that seems extreme, consider this: 15% of Americans say they'd miss THE BIRTH OF THEIR OWN CHILD to go to the Super Bowl.
--37% of people say the Super Bowl is the best major sporting event . . . four times more than the number of people who picked the World Series.
Actress Cynthia Nixon debuted a bald, shaved head Tuesday during an appearance on Live! With Kelly.
The Sex and the City star's striking new look wasn't an arbitrary style decision. The actress, 45, subjected herself to the extreme buzzcut for her upcoming starring stage role it Wit -- the award-winning drama about a poetry professor, named Vivian Bearing, who battles cancer. Nixon herself battled breast cancer in 2006, and now serves as an ambassador or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The Pulitzer-prize winning play debuted off-Broadway in 1998; Emma Thompson played the lead role in a 2001 HBO film adaptation.
1cup(s) (2 sticks) butter (no substitutions), softened
1cup(s) (packed) brown sugar
1cup(s) (plus 2 tablespoons ) granulated sugar
1teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1jar(s) (18-ounce) creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On waxed paper, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup granulated sugar 2 minutes or until creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to low; beat in vanilla, then eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add peanut butter and beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until creamy. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour mixture just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl.
Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Place remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar on plate or sheet of waxed paper. Dip tines of fork in sugar, then press twice into top of each cookie, making a crisscross pattern.
Bake cookies 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Cool cookies on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough and sugar. Store cookies in tightly covered container at room temperature up to 2 weeks or in freezer up to 3 months.
Serving size = 1 cookie
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Maybe it's time to wean yourself off Starbucks and develop a taste for the motor oil-flavored coffee they brew at your office.
--According to a new survey by a company called Accounting Principals, the average American worker spends $1,092 every single year on coffee. That's more than $20 a week.
--The average worker spends $1,476 on their commute . . . meaning your coffee budget is only slightly lower than your gas budget.
--But neither one comes close to what you're spending on lunch every day. The average worker spends an extra $37 a week to eat outside the office, which comes to $1,850 a year. (--Based on working 50 weeks.)
--If this seems like a surprise to you, you're not alone. About four times as many people assumed their commute would cost more than their lunches.
Last week we saw Snooki without her face made up, and today another celebrity, Nicole Scherzinger, shares a similar pic. Check out what the X-Factor host/Pussycat Doll looks like au naturel...Nice or yikes?!?
CareerBuilder.com just released the results of their annual survey on the most ridiculous excuses for coming in late to work.And good job, America . . . the outrageous excuses from 2011 were WAY less corny than in years past.
--To compile the list, CareerBuilder asked bosses around the country to name the most ridiculous excuse they heard for lateness last year . . . then they picked the top 10.Check 'em out . . .
#10.)I was late because I had to take a personal call from the governor.(--This, apparently, turned out to be TRUE.)
#9.)I was late because I had a job interview with another company.
#8.)I'm not late . . . even though my start time is 8:00 A.M., I had no intention of getting in before 9:00 A.M.
#7.)My leg was trapped between the subway car and the platform.(--This also turned out to be true.)
#6.)A fox stole my keys.
#5.)I'm late because I feel my commute time should count as work hours.
#4.)My roommate was angry and cut the cord to my phone charger, so it didn't charge and my alarm didn't go off.
#3.)I got distracted watching the "Today" show.
#2.) I thought I'd won the lottery.(--She hadn't.)
Most people accept the majority of Friend Requests they get on Facebook, which is fine if you don't care about random people knowing everything you do.
--But there are SOME Friend Requests you should think twice about.Here's a list from Gawker of four groups of people you might not want to be friends with on Facebook.
#1.)Your Coworkers.It depends on who it is.If it's your best friend at work, obviously it's fine.But if it's a Friend Request from the office GOSSIP, you might want to ignore it.
--If it's your BOSS, it gets tricky because you feel like you HAVE to accept it.But the best thing might be to just click the "Not Now" button and forget about it.And if your boss ever brings it up again, just play dumb.
--If you DO accept it, just make sure you exclude your boss from any posts you don't want him to see.
--Here's one way to do it:In the box where you post things, there's a drop-down menu that says "Friends".If you go to "Custom," it lets you hide the post from any friend, or a whole group of friends.
#2.)Your Parents.If it's a Friend Request from your mom or dad, Gawker says you HAVE to accept it.But the downside is always having to worry about what you post, AND what your friends post.
--For example, if your friend posts a crazy New Year's Eve picture where you're chugging champagne or smoking a cigarette, you might not want your parents to see it.
--And since families like to gossip, you have to think about the same thing with other family members too.
#3.)Your Kids.If they're under 18, you should definitely keep an eye on what they're doing, and who they're talking to online.
--And being friends with them on Facebook is one of the easiest ways to do that.But since they can exclude you from their posts, it's obviously not foolproof.
--Plus, the thing some parents forget about is that their kids see everything THEY post too.And you don't want your 15-year-old seeing pictures of YOU smoking or chugging champagne either.
#4.)Your Exes.It's usually a bad idea, no matter how long ago you broke up.If you JUST split up, being friends on Facebook makes it harder to move on.Plus, you probably won't want to see pictures of them having fun without you.
--But it's also not a good idea, even if you broke up years ago . . . because the NEXT person you date will almost definitely have a problem with it.
So your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife has started hitting the gym, eating grilled chicken and broccoli, and is in the best shape they've been in since high school.Good news, right?Absolutely NOT.
--According to a study out of the University of Heidelberg in Germany, the TOP sign you're about to get dumped is when your partner starts losing weight.
--And it makes sense.When you're in a relationship, you're not as motivated to stay in great shape.When you know you're about to be single, you want to make yourself as sexually attractive as possible.
I think it just looks sad when you see a table of people at dinner, and none of them are talking to each other because they're all texting.So I have to call this idea GENIUS.
--It's a new game called "The Phone Stack" . . . and it's a BRILLIANT way to keep everyone from texting, emailing, or staring at their phones during dinner.
--When you get to dinner with your friends or family, everyone puts their phone in a pile in the center of the table, face down.As the phones buzz, beep, and ring throughout the meal, no one's allowed to grab theirs to check on it.
--AND . . . if someone can't resist and grabs their phone, they have to pick up the check.The ENTIRE check.
--A 20-year-old blogger in Ventura, California named Stephie is getting the credit for coming up with the game.She posted about it on her blog six days ago, and it's BLOWING UP.
--She says, quote, "[The] basic premise is to just get people open to the idea of staying active and attentive to one another."
--Elie Ayrouth is a writer at the website Foodbeast.com.She says it's, quote, "one of the coolest pieces of socially engineered live gaming I've ever heard of."
In case you were wondering . . . men can be really dirty....
--This is out of England, but we're afraid it's true here too.A new survey has found that 22% of men . . . that's more than one in five . . . admit they don't change their underwear daily.
--As for women, they're not totally immune either . . . 5% of women admit they don't change their underwear daily either.(--With all due respect . . . in a way, don't those 5% seem grosser than the guys?)
--The survey also found . . .
--42% of people say they do laundry two or three times a week.38% do it four or more times a week.
--52% of people wash a shirt after one wearing regardless if it looks dirty or not.
--74% of people wash their towels at least weekly . . . but only 53% wash their sheets weekly.
--Ironing was voted the most hated laundry-related chore.But . . . 12% of people say they LOVE ironing.(???)
Quick question:On a scale of one to 10, how good-looking are you?If you said seven or higher, I think we can safely say three things:You're vain . . . you might be aiming a little too high . . . and you're not alone.
--According to a new Living Social survey, pretty much EVERYONE thinks they're better looking than they are.
--One out of three people said they were an eight, nine, or ten . . . 57% of people said they were at least a seven . . . and three out of four people rated themselves above a five.
--Only 12% of people said they were a four or lower:That's the same number that gave themselves a nine or 10.Only 5% rated themselves a one or two.
--The survey also looked at ratings by city, to find out which cities were America's most vain.
--Miami gave themselves the highest average rating, followed by Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.
--The city with the lowest self-rating . . . either because they're insecure, or just plain ugly . . . was Cleveland.Followed by Dallas, Detroit, Denver, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
--While people think they're pretty good looking, they aren't as kind to their neighbors.50% of people agreed with the statement "people in my city are overweight."
--28% said "people in my city dress badly," and 19% said "people in my city have bad personal hygiene."