Monthly Archives: March 2008

Building up the Core

It hurts to laugh.

My core muscles are so sore from last night’s yoga class in Davis.
I also used those muscles to keep me upright on my double-toe jumps during this morning’s freestyle session at Vacaville Ice Sports. I’ve been off the ice for 4 months and it’s nice to know that I can still skate. I’d like to make these freestyle sessions a weekly thing, as long as I’m not too busy with work.

Good times.

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Here’s a shot of me inside the control booth. I just finished up producing one of our weekend morning shows. It was a good day, with a live shot from the Capital Air Show, plus live pictures of racers at a St. Patty-themed marathon.

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Better than Bunnies!

I have Easter bunnies and festivities on the brain. Earlier this week, I produced the Noon show and we had Thumper on as a guest. This SPCA bunny was a little sick and it couldn’t stop throwing up on our mall set. Thankfully, we had an Easter Bunny (dude in a costume) to wave at the camera and distract the viewers.

My weather gal says we’ll have beautiful weather for this morning’s Easter egg hunts. My co-workers are decorating eggs and hiding them from their kids.

Last month, I met my cousin’s dog Kai. He likes to bounce like a bunny. He’s also super nice and so wonderful with kids.

Meet Kai from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

Then there’s my Daisy. She loved hunting bunnies back in Topeka. She loves running around the backyard.
And she’s not great with kids, but she’s getting better.

One Big Yard from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

Maybe I can strap some bunny ears on Daisy. I wonder how long they’d last.
So, Happy Easter!


Sometimes people’s dysfunctions end up on live TV. A NYC Anchor gets into a verbal tussle with his live reporter and it’s all caught on tape. Andrea e-mailed this link out to the live shot on glumber. I also watched a clip on the Soup earlier this week.

There were points during the anchor/reporter Q/A when I started feeling uncomfortable watching the exchange…It’s like walking into a closed door meeting. Or something.

Irish-American Holiday

On St. Patrick’s Day, we searched Murphys Irish Pub in Sonoma.

Sonoma’s adorable town — plenty of cute shops, history and wine. We want to check it out again, some day.

Last night’s holiday festivities spilled out of the pub and took over the patio area shared by other businesses. Families, college students, and veteran Irish revelers mingled loudly. The bartenders kept it simple with drinks: Guinness or other Irish brews on tap and straight liquor. They said “no” to Mai Tai’s, Long Island Iced Teas and other fancy cocktails.

The Spiral Mystics played Irish drinking songs and American oldies in front of a French bakery.

St. Patrick’s Day from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

They also did a folky rendition of Sinnerman. It made me think of my Medill buddy, Sara. We both loved how Thomas Crowne Affair (the remake with Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo) used that song in the final heist of the movie.

An Irish Sinnerman from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.