FULL SAGA: Where in the World are Radley and Ty Bentli!??

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Where Is Ty Bentli part 9
After my station in DC flipped formats, Corri and I decided to postpone the next job and return to Los Angeles – the city where we met and fell in love 4 years ago (I won’t bore you with details, but you can bore yourself by CLICKING HERE)

The move from East to West Coast turned into a cross-country, month-long road trip with a 2-year-old!  Most of the travel time was just me and the rugrat – which I anticipated would allow us a max of 11 to 13 miles a day.

Throughout the trip, Corri was flying off to work in NYC or LA, while Rad and I zig-zagged across the US.  My belief that a 2-year-old couldn’t be entertained for long stints in the car was SO wrong!  A huge relief, and simultaneously AWESOME as we used the inspiration of bladders and billboards to decide where we’d stop along the way.

I captured the whole adventure on my iPhone, and edited it one piece at a time while lying in a random hotel (chosen by my Hotels.com app, each night).  After Radley had commandeered the extra queen bed – except that one night in the honeymoon suite… that’s not an off-color joke, and it did include a kicky-feet barricade – I’d mixdown our latest escapades!

As you watch this story unfold, parents will quickly understand why this was hands-down the most-fulfilling month of my life!  I watched my kid mature and physically grow, lean on me and challenge himself, and I learned all the words to a certain (constantly-present) song…

THE FINAL CHAPTERS ARE NOW POSTED!

Note: this was initially meant as a home video for my family, but so many friends and family were asking for it, that I started utilizing YouTube and then realized that dads might be curious about the potential of such a trip…or at least enjoy some of the random pit-stops and distractions along the way!

I did realize that there’s absolute no pretense in this video.  I hear my ‘Dad-voice ‘delivery, see the overly-sentimental moments and probably left my social security number in the footage somewhere..  

Click Here for the FULL journey of our cold, hot, crazy, perfect roadtrip!

...or start where you left off - Part 6:

 

5 Awkward Situations In My Real Life!

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*Lists – the lowest common denominator.  I love them cuz they’re easy to organize.  I read them cuz I know what I’m in for, and its not David Foster Wallace…its mindless, relatable and numbered.

 

I realized what a relief it was that I could compliment my mom’s new floral arrangements via text, this morning!  She’d sent me a video with all of the new outdoor beauty she’s added to the entryway of their house – including some kickass new vases!

I remain relieved every time I type that word:  Vases.

You don’t know how I’m pronouncing it in my head; in written form, words are read the way the reader pronounces them!  Meanwhile, in real life, using that word – especially for the unpredictable masses via the radio – leaves me with one of the most stressful decisions I run across in my normal life!

And now, a list.

5 Awkward Situations list

4 Ways to SAVE YOUR KID from Friday the 13th!

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Suffering from Friggatriskaidekaphobia??  
*The fear of Friday the 13th...

Friday the 13th
In my new-ish role as “Dad”… I’ve identified the Superstitions that our kids are most likely to encounter on Friday the 13th!   …and how we Dads can help our rugrats safely avoid the curses that come along with each legend!
           Read about the peril, and then click “The Solution” buttons to halt the potential curse!

Click here to Be A Hero: Save Your Kid From These 4 Curses On “Friday the 13th!”
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Where in the World is Ty Bentli??? PART FIVE – To Denver

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?:
WITWITB 5

We (Corri, Radley and Ty Bentli) just arrived in Los Angeles after a move across the country!  I documented the entire month long journey on my iPhone…

The last decade of my life has offered the chance to hear lots of truth and real-life stories on-air, but I usually don’t show the visual version. This is the raw us!

I believe this was the most-fulfilling month of my life.  It is definitely the most-special time I have had with my son!  Add in the friends and family that we got to see…it was incredible!

NOTE: Normally, I wouldn’t post videos longer than a few minutes, but since you aren’t being forced to watch, you must be watching cuz you’re interested..
(if you missed PARTS ONE thru FOUR, click here)

PART 5: To Denver  We are reunited with Corri, finally!  After 2 weeks apart, she only had eyes for one…  but was it Radley or Ty.  And, Radley and Ty ‘communicate’ to avert disaster in a hotel room!

LIVE: With Kelly and Ty

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How it started:  Nomi – a former intern of mine at 103-5 KissFM in Chicago – got very serious about her idea that I should follow in the (size 10.5 like me?) shoes of Michael Strahan, as co-host on ABC’s LIVE with Kelly…so serious, that she created and tweeted this graphic:
Live with Kelly and Ty

Since I always utilize and build social media accounts for the station or show that I am on…I’m WEAK on my personal socials.

BUT, I felt like Nomi deserved to have her time and effort validated – plus, I’d clearly love the chance to return to New York, return to tv, and get to spend each day in conversations and discussions with fun and intriguing people (celebrities or not)! – so I jumped in on my Snapchat to have some fun with this idea..

Here’s the video you may have seen on my Snap Story yesterday @TyBentli


Will this really work?:
 Probably not, but it probably has a better chance than throwing nickels into the East River and making a wish..
I’ve had so much support from listeners and viewers of my shows over the years – in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Baltimore, DC, Little Rock, Austin, St Louis, St Cloud, Phoenix, San Antonio, Ft Myers, Madison plus the national stuff.  It would be AWESOME to be able to bring all of those audiences together every morning to enjoy the same stuff we’ve enjoyed for the last 18 years!  Plus, we all know I love live-broadcasts that take phone calls – listeners are the reason I love my job…they throw surprise twists, hilarious references, or create the heart of moments. DAMMIT, Nomi!  Now that I wrote all this, I actually REALLY want this job!

Ty Bentli - square Navy
How Can YOU Help?:
 From what @scottykonair @kerrikasem and @bradnolan told me yesterday…its all about Retweets and Shares!  Please tag a friend or 2 as you retweet this link:
BLAST IT ON TWITTER

OR

SHARE and LIKE ON FACEBOOK!

 

Thank you to everyone who retweeted, reached out, and who is considering seeing Ty Bentli instead of just hearing him ;c)  Love, Ty.

PS – if I missed something on that SnapChat list of “Things I Need Before I Could Co-Host LIVE”…please Tweet me.  (now I’m gonna go try to get a “Manager” or whatever legitimate people have – everything I know is from Entourage or Jessie)

Where in the World is Ty Bentli??? PART FOUR – Stranded!

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WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?:
Ty Bentli NSD

On National Siblings Day, Jen and KQ are in the latest addition to our roadtrip epic..

We (Corri, Radley and Ty Bentli) just arrived in Los Angeles after a move across the country!  I documented the entire month long journey on my iPhone…

Sure, you hear lots of truth and real-life stories on-air, but I usually don’t show the visual version. This is the raw us!  Me: a dad, husband, brother, son and grandson…

This is probably the most-fulfilling month of my life.  It is definitely the most-special time I have had with my son!

 

NOTE: Normally, I wouldn’t post videos longer than a few minutes, but since you aren’t being forced to watch, you must be watching cuz you’re interested..
(if you missed PARTS ONE TWO THREE, click here)

PART 4: Stranded!  A roadtrip occurance that would normally just embarrass someone – and how I managed to make it even worse for myself!  Plus, how Radley and I wrapped up our time with my family in South Dakota and made it all the way to Colorado…but only saw 3 cars along the route! (the secret:  Nebraska)

Where in the World is Ty Bentli??? PART 3 – Add a Dakota

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WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?:
Part Three

We (Corri, Radley and Ty Bentli) just arrived in Los Angeles after a move across the country!  I documented the entire month long journey on my iPhone…

Although you hear a lot of truth and real-life stories on-air, I rarely show this version on camera. This is the raw us!  Me: a dad, husband, brother, son and grandson…

This is probably the most-fulfilling month of my life.  It is definitely the most-special time I have had with my son!

 

NOTE: Normally, I wouldn’t post videos longer than a few minutes, but since you aren’t being forced to watch, you must be watching cuz you’re interested..
(if you missed PARTS ONE & TWO, click here)

PART 3:  Adding a Dakota
More time with my fam around South Dakota, where I grew up.  My mom took Radley and his cousin, Jocie, to the SoDak Children’s Museum.  I got to come along to supervise…and it turns out I mostly just played and want to live there now.

You also get to meet KG’s fam…I have known her since we were (slightly older) kids playing together.. now, we see how much work that was for our parents.

**I keep mentioning.. this was meant for memories and family archives…never meant to post, but I like sharing my life!  Now you can decide if you really want to watch it

SPOILER:  Soon to come, in PART 4, a roadtrip event that would normally just embarrass someone – and how I managed to make it even worse for myself!

Where in the World is Ty Bentli??? PART 2 – SooFoo

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WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?:
Roadtrip 2

We (Corri, Radley and Ty Bentli) just arrived in Los Angeles after a move across the country!  I documented the entire month long journey on my iPhone…

Although you hear a lot of truth and real-life stories on-air, I rarely show this version on camera. This is the raw us!  Me: a dad, husband, brother, son and grandson…

This is probably the most-fulfilling month of my life.  It is definitely the most-special time I have had with my son!

 

NOTE: Normally, I wouldn’t post videos longer than a few minutes, but since you aren’t being forced to watch, you must be watching cuz you’re interested..
(if you missed PART ONE, click here)

PART 2:  Arriving in Sioux Falls
We arrived in Sioux Falls, where I grew up.  Meet my fam, watch Radley and I be lazy…
**again, this was meant for memories and family…this may not be the most-exciting part of the video, but its my life!

I believe this section is where we are introduced to the fact that Radley MUST have “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” on repeat whenever he is sleeping…a tougher fact to deal with when I am sleeping in the same room or using an old-school monitor to hear what’s going on 2 stories above me.

9 Things We just CAN’T Quit!

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While watching Corri attempt to downgrade her LA Fitness gym membership, after being told upon sign-up that she could downgrade anytime without any issues (“just give us a call”)…it reminded me of the countless TV shows I’ve seen where you just can’t quit the gym!

Then I went back to my seemingly endless binge of HGTV reno shows…THEN realized I should compile a list of the things that we WANT to quit, but we CAN’T; whether its self-inflicted or circumstantial.

Anyone else find it impossible to QUIT these (and what am I missing?):

 

9 Things We CAN’T Quit!  …Even Though We Should:

  1. The Gym – we’ll get it out of the way.  LA Fitness, you lied to my wife to sign her up, then you lied again when you said the first available supervisor would call her back (unless no supervisors work on Mondays?)
    Why would you let her get SUPER-strong and then make her angry???  Its like reverse-HULK.
    Gym Class Hero
  2. My car insurance company – I just happened into this today, and after spending 45 minutes switching my auto insurance to USAA, I called to cancel with GeicoGeico then told me about their special other OTHER discounts, which were way better than my new policy with USAA…so I called back USAA to let them down politely, and then THEY told me that we should re-examine my policy and find ways to tweak it and make it even better than Geico.   I swear to god, I don’t even remember which insurance company I ended up with, but I’m either insured or double-insured right now.
    oopsie
  3. Marvel – every. single. Marvel. show. (or movie).  This could also have just said Netflix since after I binged out on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, I then noticed Flaked and remembered House of Cards came back and that I need to set a reminder for the debut of Luke Cage… OH!  Go see Deadpool!
  4. Social Media Controversies – after the heartbreak of finding out The Dress was NOT actually white & gold, I keep getting dragged into these phenomenon.. This weekend, every person on earth had to test whether they could see the image inside the red dot (can you!?)
    The Dot
  5. Facebook – We’ve got Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Periscope, LinkedIn, and Google+ but we can’t quite let go of Facebook…we can ‘cut the cord’ on cable, but won’t allow Facebook to slip into the ether that MySpace sunk into..
    *Which reminds me, even though I didn’t know him, and didn’t really necessarily want him..I couldn’t ever quit Tom on MySpace.  He’s still my friend, if anyone remembers my password…
    Tom from MySpace
  6. Toys – i have a kid, so I had to look this fact in the face…but you can’t quit loving toys.  Before Radley had the hand-eye-coordination to even grab a toy, I was already buying “him” ninja turtles, Hot Wheels, stuffed animals, Legos (this is a long list that will only get embarrassingly longer)…and this weekend, Corri was more excited about the Batmobile monster truck that Rad made at RideMakerz than he was.  She still says “That is AWESOME” everytime she sees it in the house…every single time, for three days.
    Batmobile Monster Truck
  7. (Re)Taking Pictures – there are countless trips where I have jumped into some sort of water with my phone in my pocket…but even as a tourist who is now using a disposable camera,  I still have moments where I go “Dangit, I might have had a double-chin in that one, I should take one more, just in case..”  12 photos later, I’m averaging one disposable camera for every two locations I wanted to take a picture.  And I’m gonna have to face the Walgreens photo tech who prints them out for me…  STILL, we’d all rather suffer the embarrassment of horns honking while we get a few backup shots of ourself in the crosswalk, than face that one wrinkle near our eye that sneaks in and ruins a photo for eternity!  #filtersfool
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  8. Energy Drinks – for me its Guru Lite (except when the one store that sells them is sold-out), for YOU maybe its Starbucks.  I wake up and will admit that my first thought is not to see my son or wife, its to see that cold, white & red can.  They’re easy, fast and everywhere – like frat guys, I assume – and we ALL need them in our lives.  If not for our sake, for our loved ones’.
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  9. Buying things you DIDN’T come to Target for – my sister-in-law had to actually pick up her phone in Memphis and call Corri, to tell her that she had gone to Target for three things…and left with ONLY those three things.  Its that big of a deal!  *also, no one actually believes her (you know she grabbed a magazine or one of the items in the dollar bins, but just didn’t count it cuz she was already in line)
    That time Corri and I bought $540 worth of NOTHING

 

 

As you prepare to comment or tweet @tybentli and let me know what I forgot on this list of things you CAN’T Quit, here’s what the people in my living room just added:
Corri – “I can’t quit…loving you, Ty” (cheeseball)
Radley – “Cupcakes!” (practical and legit)

 

Oh – and its a horse:
The Dot - horse