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October 4, 2003


To Lisa & Alex!!!!!

They just got married. They're absolutely adorable and just a wonderful, loving couple.

I'll have pictures later.

Right now I'm blogging in the bar at their reception!! WiFi Rocks!!!!!

October 8, 2003

Change is Good Right?

I'm about to go direct my very last 10pm show here.

It's very weird.

I'm happy, and sad, and excited, and nervous all at the same time. I've been here for more than five years and the idea of leaving is just so strange.

Ack! Such emotions lately!

October 10, 2003

This is It

Well, it would appear that this'll be my last post for a couple days. I'm leaving for Rhode Island later today.

I can't believe this is really happening. It doesn't feel real. But it is. I have a new job, a new city. Yikes.

I just need to pack up a few last things and then we're off. Syn and I are going to have one last breakfast together first though.

This is all just so strange. Something I was beginning to think would never happen has arrived faster than I thought was possible. So odd.

I'll have internet access once I get there, so there'll be an update in a couple days. Mostly just lots of driving until then!

October 12, 2003

I'm Here!

We actually got here late Saturday night, but I'm just now finally able to get on-line.

Was WAAAAAAAYYYY too tired last night to try to figure anything out. Today big sister Gail took me out for lunch and then I dropped her off at the airport. She's headed back home to Virginia. I headed off to find a Best Buy or Circuit City or something so I could get a new cell phone. I need a local number after all! I found a Circuit City and now have a spiffy new phone & number. I might have to start mo-blogging with it!

I also had to stop at WalMart to get all those stupid little things that I forgot to bring with me. I remembered shampoo, but forgot to bring my conditioner or comb. Forgot razors. And I needed some milk because all I've been drinking the last couple days has been Coke!

And now I've finally managed to get myself on-line and have a butt-load of spam to delete! The last week-ish my blog has started getting spam comments. Very annoying!

Thanks to everyone for your well-wishes, now that I'm on-line I can read them! Hopefully I'll find an apartment soon and be able to get a better ISP figured out. I'm using one of those free AOL disks at the moment. Not the ideal situation, but it works.

My first day at the new job is tomorrow. Eeps! I'll let you all know tomorrow night now that goes. ;)

And Syn I hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend with your Mastos! Say hi to all of them for me if you read this before you leave.

October 13, 2003

A New Start

I would seem to have a start time! At 2:15 today my brand spankin' new job starts. Although according to the time-stamp on this here blog that would be 1:15. I gotta fix that.

Second order of business would be finding an apartment. One that can get a cable modem. This dial-up, constantly dropping, crappy connection is very annoying!

October 14, 2003

First Day

My brain hurts.

I'm kinda overwhelmed but I like it. I'm liking one of the people training me (Extra R's) but the other one (Laid Back) is kinda hard to figure.

I have my own desk so Huahh will be coming to work with me tomorrow to live at his new house.

This all just feels so strange. I feel like I'm on some weird vacation, not that I've moved. Can it really be that I live here now? Maybe once I find an apartment (hopefully soon!) it'll start to feel more real. Right now it just feels like some really weird dream. Just watching the shows today was odd. I kept having this thought, "They didn't really mean to hire me did they? They're going to figure it out and send me packing any day now."

But I've also been having flashes of "I can do this" I just gotta focus on that part of it and not the other stuff. Some of it seems really hard, but then there's other parts that I think I can handle. So I build on the parts I think I can deal with and go from there right?

I know I keep repeating myself, but this is all just so strange! It's such a new experience for me. But I think I really am doing ok.

October 15, 2003

Another Day

Extra R's told me today that she is "very pleased with how well I'm doing" She thinks I should be able to do a segment or two tomorrow, Woot!!! I think I agree with her too.

I have four appointments to see apartments tomorrow. I'm really hoping one of them works out. I want my own place gosh darn it! As soon as possible thankyouverymuch.

I think I'm going to be ok out here.

Making Progress

OK, sooner or later I'm going to start actually reading blogs, but for now posting to my own is about all I can deal with.

I directed two segments today, one at 5, and one at 6. The segment at 5 I just barely survived, but the one at 6 I think I did ok on. This is a little easier than learning to direct in the first place, but just barely! I feel like I'm starting all over again at square one.

Laid Back trained me today, he was ok, but he makes me really nervous. I was learning a lot more with Extra R's. She was kinda letting me go on my own and only filling in the blanks when I asked questions or did something wrong. He just kinda plowed over me and didn't give me a chance to figure it out for myself. Ah well.

I applied for an apartment today. I really liked it. It's about 20 or 30 minutes from work, it's a nice building, two bedrooms, heat & cooking gas & basic cable included, laundry in the basement, seasonal pool, balcony, and the best part... it's available this weekend! I'm hoping I get it 'cuz I soooooo want to have my own place and move out of this hotel!


They have nightside pager wars here too!

October 16, 2003

Starting to Get it

I did another segment at 11 tonight. It went pretty well. I'm starting to get a feel for how these shows work, and how they call stuff here. It's starting to make sense. I'm starting to feel like this is something I can actually do.

It's really weird having producers in the room though. That's going to take some getting used to. But it does seem to work pretty well and there's no way one person could do both here. There's just too much going on.

I really like Potty Mouth Producer, Too Tall Producer yells a little too much, but she's nice when she's not too stressed. I'm also liking Goatee TD, he's really cool, easy to talk to, (Syn, he reminds me of Joe with all the button pushing and playing with stuff) very talented TD.

There's lots more people, but I'm just slowly getting to know all of them. Sooner or later I'll actually remember everybody's names!


I find this story incredibly sad.

How can her husband just sit by and watch her starve to death? I have a really hard time believing he even loves her any more. He lives with another woman and had a child with her, but he never divorced Terri. What's up with that?

Maybe she isn't the person she was 15 years ago, but there is clearly someone there.

It hurts to be hungry, to be thirsty, how can doctors think it's ok to starve someone to death? If a criminal were sentenced to death they wouldn't be starved to death, that would be considered cruel and unusual. Why isn't it cruel and unusual to starve a disabled woman?

I also find it hard to believe that she told her husband she wouldn't want to be hooked up to a machine when none of the rest of her family had ever heard her say that. It seems like he came up with that to give himself an excuse to get rid of the pain of dealing with her.

I know there's probably lots more to this than what has been reported, but it just seems to sad and wrong to me.

October 19, 2003

Cross Your Fingers

I think I have an apartment. I paid half of the security deposit today, and I'll pay the other half on Monday. I should be able to move in by Tuesday at the latest. Woot!!!!!!!!!

Then I can get a decent internet connection and normal blogging shall resume.

I know I haven't been reading blogs lately, but I have a time limit thing on this connection so I can't spend the hours and hours on-line that I normally do. I've been able to get on to post and check my e-mail and that's about it.

And all the photo intensive sites I normally frequent take absolutely forever to load on a dial-up connection.

But hopefully soon! I'm ready to be out of this hotel!

October 20, 2003


I have an apartment!

I sign my lease tomorrow. Horrah!

October 22, 2003

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You...

Will be a cable modem!

I signed the lease on my apartment today and called the local cable company to find out how long it'd take to get me hooked up. If I install it myself, I can be rockin' and rollin' by the end of business tomorrow. WooHoo! Back to the land of decent connections I go.

I didn't think it was possible to miss my always on, broadband speed connection this much.

So tomorrow night I'll finally be able to catch up with everyone and upload a bunch of pictures and be back to normal. Woot!

And in work related news... I directed the entire 6pm tonight! Pretty much without incident too. I only needed help in a couple spots. We're on the way.

October 29, 2003

Know You in the Now

Echo of history
A light so many strain to see
The One we talk so much about
But rarely ever live it out

Could You tell me why
Was it for this You came and died
A once a week observance
When we coldly mouth Your words

Lord I long to see
Your presence in reality
But I don't know how
Let me know You in the now

We should confess
We lose You in our busyness
We've made You in our image
So our faith's idolatry

Lord, deliver me
Break my heart so I can see
All the ways You dwell in us
That You're alive in me

Lord I long to see
Your presence in reality
But I don't know how
Let me know You in the now

Michael Card

October 30, 2003

Law & Order & Fire

This is interesting. I'm watching my tape from tonight's prime time shows and I just got to the Law & Order episode. It's about a fire at a night club. Heh, "Ripped from the Headlines" is right.

At the very beginning of the show a crawl ran at the bottom of the screen saying that tonight's episode was about a nightclub fire and it may be disturbing to some viewers.

I had no idea until I got here, but that huge nightclub fire was in one of the Providence suburbs. It's very odd. To me that whole thing was just a story from work. Didn't really think about it. But everyone here has stories about it. Apparently they were on the air for hours and hours when it happened. The aerials from that night were shot by the station I'm working for now. The video that I'm sure everyone's seen from inside the club as it burned? That was shot by a photog from my new station who just happened to be there that night.

Life is strange.

Note to Self

And now the notes are gone!

I just needed it there for today because the links were waaaaaay to long to write down and I needed to get at them from a 'puter with a printer. I would have just e-mailed them to myself, but of course neither of the e-mail programs I have access to was working! Such craziness.

But it's all better and safe now. :)

October 31, 2003


Have you guys seen this story yet? We were watching the video at work and it's just weird. It doesn't look like something that would really happen. Almost more like the guy was shooting a water gun or something. And then he just walks away. Very, very strange.

And I just found this story as well. It seems that people are upset about the Toys 'R Us commercial with the giraffe inhaling the helium. I'm sorry but I think that's just a little bit ludicrous. I think everybody has inhaled helium at some point, and we all think it's funny. What kid's party that has balloons doesn't end with everybody talking in squeeky voices and laughing? Nutty people.

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