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June 12, 2008

How the Time Flies

We had a couple birthdays at work the other day and we were all talking about our ages and all that fun stuff. Which got me to thinking about how long I've been doing the whole TV thing.

I knew I started my first TV job at the beginning of June, but I wasn't sure of the exact date. A little hunting through my archives and turns out on my five year anniversary I made a blog post. So June 3rd of '98.

I have been doing this (well not this exactly, I didn't start out as a director!) for ten years! I remember thinking this was just going to be a part time job for a couple years. Ha!

Life is weird.

June 19, 2008

Weirdness at 5 am

It's very early and I'm in South Attleboro waiting for the train. And 6 had a live shot set up in the parking lot! And I know the photog (who I didn't know had left to work for them) Chatted with him and the reporter for a bit. Weird morning!


So I'm home now, and very happy to be here (kinda tired too, but that's normal since I've only slept a couple hours in the last 24)

Discovered something odd when I tried to post from my Sidekick this morning, (that'd be the entry before this one) I hadn't tried to post from it since I switched to MT 4 and for some reason I now can't get into the "entry body" field. I can get into all the other ones but not that one. And that's kind of an important field! I'm going to have to do some googling and see if I can figure out how to fix that.

June 25, 2008

In Seattle

I'm sitting on Keva's couch right now!

We haven't done much as of yet, just went out for dinner to a little diner and then wandered down the beach a bit.

And I'm tired so I'm thinking I'm going to read for a bit and then go to sleep!

June 27, 2008

Leaving Soon

I'm needing to pack up my stuff so I'm ready to go when Keva gets home from work this afternoon. We're going to Vancouver! Yay!

I have no idea if I'll be able to get on-line from there, we shall see. Theoretically my phone is supposed to work up there, but I haven't been able to post from my phone as of yet, but I should be able to get e-mail (the phone e-mail, not my regular one) and IM's and all that fun stuff on it at least.

June 30, 2008

Back in Seattle

First off... Rugby was awesome! I had a ton of fun watching the games and seeing it in person. So cool!

Went to two games on Saturday, the first one against Canada and then the one in the afternoon was against Great Britain. By the end of the second game I was feeling like I had a slightly better feel for how the game works. I mean, I already had the basics from the movie and from reading Zupan's book, but it's a whole different thing watching a game all the way through and not all cut up the way it has to be in the movie.

Then on Sunday was the championship game, got there plenty early and caught the second half of the 3rd place game (Canada vs. GB) and then watched warm-ups and all that fun stuff until the actual game started. They were playing New Zealand in that one. There was quite a bit more knocking over of players in that game than in the other two.

And we won. Yay!

I did take an absolute ton of pictures, but taking pictures in a gym is a difficult prospect, it's this balancing game between blurry and enough light. I pulled my shutter way down so I at least had a shot at non-blurry pictures, but that means I have to brighten every single one of them to have any hopes of getting a decent picture. That is going to wait until I get back to Rhode Island, because the laptop just isn't quite up to the task of that much photoshopping! But it looks like there's at least a couple that approach decent so I should have some that'll be ok.

And after finally managing to get my nerves up I went and asked Mark to take a picture with the frog. Oh, I should explain the frog.

There's this wooden frog that is always waiting for me in the guest room at home whenever I go home on vacation. (I'm not sure where he lives when I'm not there) He always has a note of some kind for me when I get there. This time his note said that he wanted to see Seattle. So I snuck him in my bag when I left and I've been taking pictures of him all over the place.

So... there were a couple other people asking Mark for pictures so I went over and did the "I have a ridiculous question to ask... I have this frog and would you take a picture with him." And he said sure and then I said that I might possibly have a book that I'd love to have signed as well and he said "even better." And he asked someone else to do the picture taking so I could be in it too and was totally cool. I'll post those once I get back to RI too. I had the cover for my DVD of Murderball in there too and the pen I had wouldn't write on it so he went hunting up a Sharpie for me.

And as an aside to Mark (on the off chance you ever stumble across this)... I'm not usually that much of a shaky spaz. I get all freaked out whenever I have to initiate a conversation with someone I don't know. Really doesn't matter who they are and then it of course goes fine (it always does so I don't know why I freak out, there's clearly no reason) and all that pent up nervous has to go somewhere and I get shaky.

So all in all Rugby rocked and I really have to figure out if there's any teams that play anywhere near me.

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