Friday, January 25, 2008

Meeting John Edwards and Danny Glover

In the news business, we sometimes get opportunities that many wouldn't get otherwise. Yesterday, I got one of those special opportunities. Our reporter was scheduled to interview John Edwards at a campaign rally, but we had breaking news, so she couldn't go. My boss asked me if I wanted to go, and of course, I jumped on the opportunity.

While there, I got to hear him speak, then take part in a media availability. After that, I got to meet him and talk with him one-on-one. Actor Danny Glover was campaigning with him, so I also met him and interviewed him.

((I took this picture. i don't know who this kid is--but it's a great pic of Danny Glover))

Monday, January 21, 2008

Media Frenzy

I definately found my niche over the weekend. I got the rare opportunity to cover a presidential primary from the field--and it went off without a hitch.
I left for Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday at 2pm and didn't get back until 2am, but it was so much fun. My job was to field produce--that basically means it was my job to make sure everything we had planned for the day actually happened. We had three reporters and an anchor and four photographers, plus myself and one other field producer. I was running back between campaigns--I actually got to hear parts of Mike Huckabee, Fred THompson, and Ron Paul's speeches at the end of the night. And all of our stuff made deadline. It was flawless.

This pic was taken by one of our photographers at the event. It was crazy!
Next week is the Democratic primary here. I don't know if I will get to cover it or not, but I'm really hoping I get to!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My visit with Alex

My friend, Alex, came for a visit a week ago. It was the perfect day--just visiting and enjoying each other's company. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, now, so I don't get to see him very much.
We went to eat at Sticky Fingers. Then we walked around downtown--which included a visit to Reedy Falls Park. Then we got coffee and just talked a while.
Later, we went to the movies and saw Juno. It was great.
Sadly, after that, the day was over.
But I completely enjoyed the day.

Christmas Pictures

I told you about my Christmas at home--thought I'd post some pics.

Alvin(my step-dad) got a remote control helicopter for christmas. This is him outside playing with it, with all of us watching. Here, you see Kylie(my brother,tim's girlfriend), and Lisa(my sis).

here is my grandmother and me--christmas morning.

Here's Alvin, my mom, Lisa, and Lisa's husband, Jon, while we're opening presents on Christmas morning.

Here's Tim and Kylie.

And this pic is priceless. I told you about how my step-dad hurt his leg--this is the present he was wrapping when he stabbed himself in the leg--a present for my mom.

Friday, January 11, 2008

This was on Eric's blog. Thought I'd do it, too!

House Survey
1.) When you walk in your front door, which room do you enter?
living room
2.)Do you have a dishwasher?
3.) Is your living room carpeted or does it have hardwood floors?
it's carpeted
4.) Do you keep your kitchen knives on the counter or in a drawer?
5.) House, apartment, duplex or trailer?
6.) How many bedrooms is it?
7.) Gas stove or electric?
8.) Do you have a yard?
no, but i do have a balcony
9.) What size TV is in the living room?
i'm not sure. it's not huge, but it's not small either
10.) Are your plates in the same cupboard as your cups?
11.) Is there a coffee maker sitting on your kitchen counter?
Yes, but I never use it
13.) What room is your computer in?
the Guest Room
14.) Are there pictures hanging in your living room?
15.) Are there any themes found in your home?
yes, my bedroom is all in lighthouses. and my bathroom is all pastels.
16.) What kind of laundry detergent do you use?
arm and hammer liquid
17.) Do you use dryer sheets?
no. i use the downy ball with fabric softener
18.) Do you have any curtains in your home?
Yes. But only in the living room. I made them! I am working on getting curtains for other rooms.
19.) What color is your fridge?
(20.) Is your house clean?
sometimes. But it's only really clean when I know I am having guests. So, call before you come! :)
21.) What room is the most neglected?
The Guest Room.
22.) Are the dishes in your sink/dishwasher clean or dirty?
23.) How long have you lived in your home?
in March it will be two years.
24.) Where did you live before?
in an aparment in pensacola, fl
25.) Do you have one of those fluffy toilet lid covers on your toilet?
yes--it's pastel purple!
26.) Do you have a scale anywhere in your house?
yes--in the bathroom
27.) How many mirrors are in your house?
28.) Look up. What do you see?
A white ceiling with a ceiling fan.
29.) Do you have a garage?
I wish I did for my beautiful mustang! But I'm not so lucky just yet.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Brrr! It is so cold!

take a look at this link. it's updated every minute--you can see the snow in western north carolina.

they are getting 4-12 inches today. Here in Greenville area, it's flurried a bit, but nothing like that! I wish I had a fireplace to cozy up next to!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Happy New Year, everyone. I spent the last few moments of 2007 watching the ball drop in times square! Yeah, it was really awesome! And no, I wasn't there in person :) GOtcha, didn't I.
I had to work, so I watched it on tv, then headed in to prepare for my newscast.

Christmas was really good. It was really great to be with the family during Christmas. That doesn't happen often with my job. We only had one major mishap--and it will leave you saying "only in Alabama!" My step-dad was wrapping a Christmas present with his pocket knife--yeah, he didn't want to get up to go and get the scissors--and he stabbed himself in the leg. So, he and I spent the afternoon of Christmas eve in the emergency room. He's going to be okay, thank goodness. But it was a really deep stab wound.

Well, it's time to head home for the first day of 2008. Wow. Another year is past. What are your New Year's resolutions? PLease share! Mine is pretty boring--I want to lose weight and get in shape. Isn't that what everyone says? WEll, this time I am really committed to it. I will be 30 at the end of this year, and I want more than anything to feel good about myself physically when I reach that milestone.

I have decided to put together a scrapbook of sorts about the town I grew up in. Gordo was my home for so many years, and things are changing. So, I went around town while I was home and took pictures of the Gordo I want to remember. And I am going to make a picture book all about it.

oh--good news! My friend, Alex, is visiting the South from Vancouver, CAnada. WE plan to spend the day together Saturday. I am so excited!

Have a wonderful New Year!