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  • Working for the Weekend

    Hi everyone

    Happy Friday!  Wanted to let you all know that I will be in this weekend doing Fox and Friends both Saturday and Sunday while Rick is on vacay!  Hope you can tune in.

    So the oil spill in the Gulf seems to be on everyone’s minds, especially with reports coming out that we could be seeing some of that oil ride up the east coast in the next few weeks.  Some people think we’re simply “scare-casting” and trying to make this issues a bigger deal than it is.  I have to disagree.  I think this story is bigger than we can even allow ourselves to imagine.   I don’t think it’s unrealistic at all to warn people we could see oil along our Atlantic shores.  I was watching a reporter this morning show the disgusting brown oozing muck that is now washing ashore across the Florida Panhandle.  I have to look away when I see images of birds and turtles and wildlife covered in oil.  My gut tells me this is just the beginning.  If they haven’t found a way to cap the spill yet, I wonder if anyone will be able to come up with a resolution.   I’m sorry if that’s not “optimistic”, but unfortunately, I don’t know how anyone can see this situation as anything but tragic.    I hope I’m wrong, and by some miracle, we can stop the fire hydrant of oil below the Gulf, but I just don’t see how it can happen, and I don’t know what the outcome is going to be.  It’s very realistic to say we’ll  be dealing with the aftermath from this for the rest of our lifetime, and our children’s lives.  

    Ok, that’s my little rant this morning.  Back to weather-related news.  We’re going to have scattered showers and thunderstorms today through Saturday from the Northeast, down into the Midatlantic, back into the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and into the Central Plains.   The main concern here are mainly hail and damaging winds, but we can’t rule out an isolated tornado.    The other big story is going to be the heat across the southwest and into the southern plains where many cities will see their first days of 100 degree temperatures this year.  Excessive heat advisories are up for the southwest, southern Nevada and western Arizona.  Time to crank up those AC’s!

    That’s it for now.  I’m going to try and sneak out of work a little early so I can spend some time with my little man.  I might have to bring him into work with me this weekend! :)

    I think we need a “Cute Break” right now – so thanks to the AP, I saw this and knew it would bring a smile:

    A pair of Meerkats rest in the shade Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Have a great one.  Hug the ones you love!



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June 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

A.J. De Young

Good Morning...JD you look fantastic in that color and what a pretty it and you in it and bet when Sean sees you in that he will want you home early, nice when you work though the boys have their time together..what a lovely little family you guys now have. Sorry about all the tornadoes and poor folks in the south what a sad thing again for our country..sure wish some good would happen for a change. Like JB said nice to put a face to a name enjoyed seeing all Chas pictures AJ

June 6, 2010 at 11:56 am

JB in Texas

JD, I just saw your weather segment a few minutes ago. Looking lovely and charming, as usual. I hope the boys are doing well at home while Mom works on the weekend. Chas, it was fun watching your "curvy couch"segment. I enjoy reading your blog and now being able to put a real person behind the wise words is a plus. Hot, humid and more hot down here. Possible triples digits today. AJ, glad you had a safe and enjoyable time in Vegas. Hope all are well, JB

June 6, 2010 at 10:42 am


Wouldn't you think if BP put a heavy duty rubber bladder into the pipe and inflated it as you do a tube, the leak might stop? It seems so simple I guess it would not work.

June 6, 2010 at 9:19 am


Ever wonder what chas looks like? If you go to the F&F home page and watch the After The Show Show you'll find out. chas is on the curvey couch for Saturdays Show.

June 6, 2010 at 6:54 am

Margie Gacki

I'm back again. I want to add a couple posts so the obnoxious spam post isn't the first thing you see. I figured I'd promote my blog again. Thanks for all the support for my blog! It's been getting a lot of visits and I thank everyone for taking the time to check it out. I try to update it each day so keep coming back. The URL is (If the URL gets split into two lines, make sure you copy the whole thing, including the hyphen after healthtalk.) Margie

June 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Margie Gacki

I really wish Fox would figure out a way to block the spam e-mails from this blog. Now they're getting x-rated and really annoying. Now, on to the weather--it is really, really humid out today! I was out working in my yard and boy did I perspire. It looks like some rain is heading this way so maybe that will cool things off a little. Have a great weekend, everyone. Margie

June 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm


Hi gang. it's was great seeing Ms JD live and in person. I missed her right at the end, so I wasn't able to get a picture of us together. However she was the first to see me as she did the first weather report of the morning. The final set of pictures from my visit to F&F is now on-line:

June 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm

A.J. De Young

cont. I always said I love him longer and he always said he love me more....THAT WAS I miss the love of my life... So good to be home again with San Diego weather....Don...sending more prayers today your way...JD...I remember the next morning after you got engaged..Clare and I were so VERY happy for you and Sean and said what a lucky man Sean is..I am with PJ please, just a pic of the back of Matthew..So sad for the coastal animals..have a great day everyone.. AJ

June 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm

A.J. De Young

Morning all, Gwen..God brought me what he knew I needed in my life for 38 years, someone who cherished me and loved me like no one ever would again and that love was returned...I had the best most wonderful man and I will miss and love him forever..I think that is God's most loving blessing to give us a love like that and it sounds like all our bloggers were blessed that never know who will walk around the corner..Clare was afraid of our age difference..but I knew first..cont.

June 5, 2010 at 12:35 pm


Hi Janice. Good to see you with a big smile and great sense of humor early this morning.Good morning everyone else our there. Cloudy, 76 and headed to mid 90's.Great to hear about all these happy marriages.Forty-five years later, we've become the best of friends and enyoying every bit of it.Have a happy and loving weedend everyone.Don, you are never forgotten in our prayers. BG.

June 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

Margie Gacki

Hey Gwen, I love your comments on marriage. It sounds like you are rich indeed. I can't speak from experience because I've never been married, but I would want a man who loved me and took care of me. Finances are important in a marriage but I wouldn't go out looking for a guy based on his net worth. Good morning to everyone else out there. I hope everyone has a great weekend! (Janice, I hope you got the pictures I sent the other day.) Margie

June 5, 2010 at 10:39 am


My husband never proposed to me. We were in a restaurant having coffee and he took out a ring and said you will be my wife and put the ring on my finger. I never said yes. well 17 yrs later on 6/12/10 we are still in love and happy. On our 10th anniversary I got down on one knee and asked him if he would marry me again and he said yes and I put a ring on his finer. we went to a park and renewed our vows our self. love is a wonderful thing. we still joke that i was never asked. have a good weeked

June 5, 2010 at 10:37 am

Gwen in Mississippi

Mornin' JD! Caught you this morning on F&FW. I, too, cannot remember when and how my husband proposed to me. I do remember going to buy my ring...but that's about all I can remember. Oh well! I guess after 35 years, it doesn't matter how he asked. I woke up this morning to waffles, bacon and coffee that my sweetie made for me. I think I'll keep him. Also, he was not rich when we married. We are rich now...not in money..but in love and the blessings we share. Y'all have a great day! :)

June 5, 2010 at 10:05 am


Hi all. Woke up this morning to a a bright smile and a great voice. It was JD on fox and friends. It is 80 and muggy already going up to 90's again. Hope all have a great day. We need a cute break JD even if it is the back of Matthews head. I bet he is so big now. Don praying for ya. Welcome home AJ

June 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

A.J. De Young

Hi Y'all, well home from Vegas and purse is lighter but heart full from fun and being with the Dutch kids, saw a great movie..Letters to Juliet, my kind of movie. Don..prayers to you hope you are improving... JD..hope I can wake up in time to see you on F&F this weekend, plan on sleeping in tomorrow then walk with Sammy. Dutch kids helped clean up the ducks in Spain when there was a big one, it is sad for the sad. Good weekend ..AJ

June 4, 2010 at 11:28 pm


I agree JD, it's just the beginning of a tragic mess! I'm to the point, that I can barely watch the coverage after seeing the seagulls and other wildlife covered in oil. It's heartbreaking. My son got back from his trip today. He said he enjoyed his first flight(s), and said Denver was beautiful w/snow on the mountain tops. I've been having internet issues, I thought it was me, but it was my provider. Hopefully it's fixed. Lots of heat and humidity here, and pop up showers. Have a great WE y'all

June 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm


Hi Janice and everyone -- JD, I agree with your assessment of the oil spill and its ramifications for the future -- but am holding on to some hope (call me Pollyanna) that the dire predictions won't turn out to be quite so, well, dire in reality. The weather here in D.C. can be summed up by the three "h's" hazy, hot and humid!

June 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm


Janice, agree with your assessment completely. I also think some are still in denial about how bad and long lasting the effects of this mega-eco-disaster is. Reminds me of step-sister who lives in Alaska during 9-11. She freely admits she didnt feel connected to it cause so far where she lives. It was something she saw on the news. Think many are like that with this spill. Generational impact yet to come.

June 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Janice, I'm sorry you have to work this weekend. I love working Mon-Fri so I don't have to worry about working weekends, except for the rare occasion when we have a special continuing ed. conference for our physicians. Hey to everyone else out there. I hope everyone is having a great day--it's Friday! I'm ready for the weekend and I hope everyone has a great one! Margie

June 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.