Good Day Alabama: Nov. 5, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Nov. 5, 2015

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - WBRC FOX6 News Sideline covers all the local High School Football tonight and tomorrow night. Jeh Jeh kicks off the day with a pep rally at Wenonah High School who prepares to take on Randolph High School tonight. Tune into WBRC FOX6 tomorrow tonight at 10:08 p.m. for the rundown on all the games. And you can download the FREE sideline APP for your mobile device. Just check the app store or google play or text "app" to 20566 for a download link.

CLARE LIVE - Clare joined us live from Magic 96.5 radio station. She helped Dana "flip the switch" to begin the Christmas music. Magic 96.5 has a tradition each year of playing Christmas music daily leading up to the holiday. Rob Conrad is on vacation today so Dana invited Clare to help her out. They also discussed Magic Christmas Wish. Magic 96.5 will take nominations starting November 27. You can nominate families to receive the Christmas wish. Local businesses donate items that will be auctioned off on-air. The auctions will be on December 4 and 11. The wishes will be granted after the first auction.

BARGAINOMICS - Janice talked with the Bargainomics Lady Judy Bates about some deals for you. She told us about a new thrift store she found - Friendship Baptist Association Thrift Store on Highway 160 in Hayden. That's where she bought 3 pairs of what look to be brand new still-in-the-box $78 to $89 a pair Ros Hommerson leather pumps for only $3 a pair. Like many of our viewing area's thrift stores, this one supports a number of worthwhile ministries. If you've ever wanted to learn how to quilt but had no one to teach you, the Springville Road Library can solve your problem. This Friday it's offering a free class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for beginner to intermediate quilters. You don't have to register to participate. For information, call the Springville Library at 205-226-4083. Does your refrigerator's icemaker have a door dispenser? If it does, it may look like the one in this photo, but who thinks to stoop down and stare up into their icemaker opening? Your dispenser opening needs to be cleaned at least every week or two but never use harsh chemicals. Mix a solution of one cup white vinegar & one cup water in a clean spray bottle that has never contained dangerous cleaners or chemicals. Spray the area and wipe it with a clean cloth. And use a soft toothbrush or other small brush to clean the spots you can't reach with the cloth. This vinegar solution is also ideal for washing fruits & vegetables, and it's very easy on your wallet. For more on these and other deals, visit

GIFT OF SIGHT - The Jefferson County Department of Health is partnering with the UAB School of Optometry and VSP Insurance to host the 2015 Gift of Sight event December 2–4 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Western Health Center located at 631 Bessemer Super Highway. Qualified persons will receive FREE EYE EXAMS AND GLASSES. Program qualifications include you do not have vision insurance or you currently receive food stamp benefits or your income falls within the poverty guidelines. To apply – pick up an application from the Western Health Center - 631 Bessemer Super Hwy; Midfield, AL 35228. Applications must be returned to Western Health Center by tomorrow - Friday, November 6, 2015. For more information, please call 205-715-6121.

WHERE IS THE LOVE - Mike talked with Dr. Misty Smith, LPC, from Convenient Therapy about the importance of knowing your "deal-breakers." New research shows that people weigh deal breakers more heavily than they do the deal makers they hope to find in a person. They prioritize avoiding risk over acquiring gains. People pay more attention to what's wrong with a would-be partner than what is right. We should ask ourselves, "Is this costing us some potentially great opportunities?" The study shows women have more deal-breakers than men, the stakes are higher for them. They are the ones who get pregnant, so it is crucial that they are picky enough to choose a mate who is capable of helping them successfully raise that child. People who consider themselves a good catch have more deal breakers. Everyone has more deal breakers when considering a long-term relationship rather than a short-term one. Both genders say the biggest deal breakers are "disheveled or unclean" followed closely by "lazy" and "too needy." More women than men found "lacks a sense of humor" to be a non-starter, likely because humor is linked to higher intelligence. Interestingly, the research found that men prefer not to date a woman who is smarter than they are. Men found "talks too much" to be a big deal breaker. Good first kiss is a deal maker or deal breaker. In long-term partners, the top deal breakers were "anger issues," "is currently dating multiple partners" and "person is untrustworthy." In short-term partners, the deal-breakers were "smells bad" and "has poor hygiene." Dr. Smith says it is a good question, psychologists say, to ask yourself if your deal-breakers are reasonable or irrational. While it is smart to pay attention to reasonable deal breakers, if you have irrational ones you may risk missing out on a good mate. Some people refuse to date someone with sweaty hands, crooked teeth, beards, stubby toes, ugly toes, and men in sandals. If you want to know if a deal breaker is reasonable or ridiculous, you should "ask yourself what your best friend would say," it helps you look at things more objectively. Dr. Smith recommends you make a list of the top 5 "must-haves" for your future mate. Make a list of the top five deal-breakers. Don't make those lists much longer, or you may find the irrational ones adding up. Be aware, though, that negative traits can wear down a relationship really quickly. For more information, you can contact Dr. Smith at 205-529-2731 or visit

PET OF THE WEEK - Brooke McCarley with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Mee Maw. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call 205-942-1211 or visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh takes us to the Moss Rock Festival to see what's in store this weekend! We get in the holiday spirit by checking out the hottest tech items you can expect on wish lists this year according to the CES! Clare takes us live to the Christmas Village to check out some other great ideas! Comedian James Gregory joins us with some laughs! And lots to think about before heading to Tuscaloosa for the big game weekend. We get the scoop on what you need to know to stay safe and get in and out of town timely! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!