Thursday, December 14, 2006

Foggy Bottoms

Look out! It's FOG! It must have been a pretty slow news day, because the dense fog advisory is leading the newscasts for both stations tonight. I know I could be biased, but I've got to tip my hat to the Deuce tonight for cool shots and interesting coverage. Pat S. was actually out in it, while Jay G. was chillin' in the climate controlled confines of the station. Plus News 2 had a great tower cam shot of the State Capitol building poking through the layer of low-lying mist, even if it was a little fuzzy.

Yes, yes, the rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Since my last post, sweeps has ended and I finally got to take a long overdue vacation. As the Ole 'Polisher pointed out, I did turn out a majority of the month's media, which left me quite drained. Add to that the amount of time off I've taken this year (two days at the end of June), and I was in the throes of a serious burn-out. Luckily I had already scheduled a good chunk of time off this month, nearly all of it. The only day I've worked this month was the sixth, and I go back to work on Monday.

Whereas the 'Slinger would dedicate this kind of time to some serious soul-searching, I chose to recline in reclusive reticence. Actually that's not exactly accurate, but sounds really good. I spent the first day looking at my future offspring. If I haven't mentioned it before, we're expecting...twins, and everything seems to be going well. The next week was spent editing the yearly blooper tape and readying the homestead for the newsroom christmas party. This was my first chance to use my PC for editing, and I turned out a classic, with an assist from 'Polisher. I'll save the superlatives for others to post, but I do feel the best part is the memorial montage for T-boy Richard. Both the party and the tape seem to have been a success.

Today I spent with a visit to my Grandfather in Abbeville, which also went well. Tomorrow will be a me day.