My wife was interviewed on a radio station here in Philly. During the segment they chat briefly about my books. Give it a listen at the link below. Skip ahead to the 16:30 mark to hear her spot. Follow her on social media @homemadedelish, on facebook @RobertaPipito, and on her site at http://www.homemadedelish.com
Check out the trailer for my new children’s book A LITTLE BOY IN THE LAND OF THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS, available now with art by Dan Pipito
If you found a genie (djinn) in a bottle, what would your wish be? Roberta joins me as we discuss that topic in our latest episode of #thinksipwrite.
Roberta and I discuss some strange and arcane medical practices throughout history. Be sure to check out the slideshow at the end of the episode too. What other techniques have you heard of? Feel free to comment below. #thinksipwrite
Roberta and I play a fun little game of “Would You Rather?” Some of these are impossible questions, some disgusting, and some just weird. Make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel for easy access to all episodes of #thinksipwrite and more
NRG Energy company does a lot for charity each year involving media and celebrity personalities. This year I was honored to be invited to compete for a charity of my choice. I hate seeing the innocent suffer, so I chose to donate to children’s hospital of Philadelphia. #CHOP received $500.00 on my behalf from NRG.
Since the NFL draft was in Philadelphia, this was the perfect way to kick it off. On April 27th, we took part in what they dubbed the #NRGMEDIACOMBINE. The Combine for the NFL is a series of tests for the players to see how well they rank in certain things like strength, agility, and speed.
There were four events, and former Philadelphia Eagles player Fred Barnett was there to coach us through each. First up we did a standing high jump, where we had to leap as high as we could to hit plastic flags to mark our position. It was all measured according to height so it was fair if 5’8″ me went up against a 6’3″ person.
Next we moved on to the agility ladder. It was a rope ladder where you had to step in each rung and then out again with both feet, moving laterally and as fast as possible. I came in second place for this one, but couldn’t top the speed of the champ.
Then came the horizontal standing jump. My first leap was a mere 5’9″ across, but we all got three tries. Each time I got better with my best being 6’11”. The winner was over 9 feet, so I didn’t come close, but it was still fun.
Finally, we did a football toss into a net about fifteen yards away. I scored 1 out of five tosses with 3 of my other throws rebounding right off the outer ring of the circle. Of ten competitors only 4 of us actually got the ball in the net.
Each of us played hard for good causes, and I hope to do it again some time. Check out some of the pictures taken by Hugh E. Dillon of http://www.phillychitchat.com of the event.
Roberta and I are joined by Tony and Lana to play a jelly bean challenge. Will we get Lime or grass clippings? Licorice or skunk spray? Oranges or Ear Wax? Find out some of these, and let us know if you try it out. You can find more info about “Bean Boozled” at http://www.jellybelly.com or look for it in local stores or online. #thinksipwrite
Roberta and Rick share some fun facts about the history of the cellular phone, and it may be older than you think. Can you remember what your first phone was? Add to the conversation by commenting below. #thinksipwrite
Rick and Roberta chat about some history of beer, the brewing process, and some fun facts. See what social media users said were their favorite beers.
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