Nikki's Thinkin'

  • Sneak Peek with Rick Monroe

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Our buddy Rick Monroe is doing something pretty cool with a new webisode called "Sneek Peek" check it out:

  • Who knew that Chelsea Handler and I had this in common!

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Chelsea Handler and I have love for The Hoff in common!!

    The Hoff

  • Changes to Vaccines in WI

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    I got this PSA on my desk and I was surprised I didn't hear of it sooner. I thought I had better do my public service and share it with all of you. For those of you who have insurance, but go to the public health clinics for your children's shots you will no longer be able to do that. I know some parents who do this because it is cheaper than going to the doctor's office. 

    As of October 1 Wisconsin residents who have insurance (even with high deductibles) cannot get vaccinations at local health departments. The restriction is related to funding changes at the federal level. However, there are some exceptions, pertussis-containing vaccines because of the current statewide outbreak in Wisconsin and the flu vaccines. 

    Uninsured children and those eligible for the Vaccines for Children program can continue to receive their immunizations at their local health department.

    Marathon County Immunization Clinics:

    November 20 3:30-4:30pm Straford VFW

    November 27 3:30-4:30pm Athens, Fire Hall, Public Meeting Room

    Marathon County Health Department (Lake View Drive, Wausau) Immunization times:

    November 2 9-11am FLU Clinic

    November 5 5-7pm

    November 7 2-4pm

    November 8 5-7pm FLU Clinic

    November 8 9-11am

    November 15 5-7pm

    November 21 2-4pm

    November 28 2-4pm FLU Clinic

     

  • Reba's New Show

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    REba

    Reba's new show Malibu Country premieres November 2nd on ABC. I'm excited, are you?

    Here's a preview: 

  • Hurricane Sandy LIVE Coverage

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    LIVE Weather Channel Coverage of Hurricane Sandy. This scary storm is wreaking havoc on the east coast.

  • Students who posted horrible sign will not be prosecuted!

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    signStudents who posted a horrific sign, "Top Ten Ways To Get Away With Rape" in a men's bathroom in a co-ed dorm at Ohio's Miami University have been found, but not prosecuted. They may be suspended and could be removed from the residence hall, but no legal action will be taken. 

    The sign encourages the readers to rape unconscious women, prey on those walking alone, and always wear condoms. The sign also suggests "practice makes perfect, the more you rape the better you are at it!" 

    School officials attempted to sweep this story under the rug but the students are up in arms. The University is now facing allegations of not doing enough to protect students from sexual assult. There have been 27 sexual assults reported on campus between 2009 and 2011. The numbers for 2012 have not been released. If that's how many have been reported how many have gone unreported? The University's Sexual Assult Prevention Coordinator position has been vacant for a year. 

    The University cannot release the names of those responsible for the surprising sign because of federal student privacy regulations. I don't know what they could be charged with, but I think they should be punished for something and female students should know who was responsible for these signs for their own protection. 

    What are your thoughts on this situation?

    READ THE FULL STORY HERE

  • American Horror Story: Asylum is super scary

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    American horror story Today I'm thinking...It's official this season of American Horror Story is going to be scarier than last. It is going to be filled with torture like we didn't see in the first season and it's guaranteed to be more psychologically thrilling. After watching the first episode I can already tell that this is a show that I'll have to watch with the lights on. In the first 5 minutes Adam Levine's character gets his arm ripped off by something haunting the former asylum. 

    American Horror Story: Asylum is about a hospital for the criminally insane in the 1960s. We meet people who were committed to this hospital for reasons ranging from chopping up one's own family to nymphomania to homosexuality. The asylum is run by Sister Jude, but there is an experimental doctor who is conducting inhumane tests on the patients, killing them and feeding their flesh to uknown creatures in the woods. In case the premise of the show doesn't scare you enough check out the webisodes at http://ahsasylum.com/# 

    "American Horror Story: Asylum the Experience: On September 29th four "patients" were committed to a 1960's mental institution to confront their darkest fears. But what started as a series of experimental tests and exploratory analysis, soon became a real life version of their deepest nightmares. 

    By the end of the night they begged for an escape, but desperately cried, "Let us out." Share their experience, if you dare. Welcome to the asylum."