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I Wanna Be Like Walt

Sad news about the death of the “Most Trusted Man in America.” My hubby said Walter Cronkite passed away while I was sleeping.


He lived an amazing life. His career highlights include Apollo 11, JFK’s assassination and the Vietnam War. He demanded excellence and integrity in the newsroom. I remember reading his scripts in J-School: succinct, sharp and no BS. I think he will continue to be an inspiration to all journalists.

RIP Walter Cronkite
[Image from NASA Remembers Walter Cronkite Slideshow]

CBS journalist Walter Cronkite gets a taste for moonwalking at the reduced gravity simulator at NASA’s Langley Research Center in August, 1968. – From NASA

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Just Kidding

If you haven’t figured it out already…I was poking fun at myself for April 1. But feel free to check out my “resume” tape…

For those of you who clicked on the link, THANKS! You made my day!

Inside the Booth
As for my career, I’m happy to be right here.

I Want to be a Reporter!

OK, I’m ready for a change.

I’ve had fun being a TV news producer and now I want a new challenge. Back in Chicago, I filed reports for the Northwestern News Network.
Reporting from the Chicago River
I enjoyed being a reporter – writing, shooting and editing my own stories. Rock on.

Let’s see if I can do it again! Check out my resume tape.

What do you think?

Girl Scout Cookies

Thin Mints, Samoas, Girl Scout Cookies.

Over the weekend, I saw Girl Scout Troops making their final push for cookie sales. Under gray skies, they haunted Vacaville gas stations. They made another stand outside of the Fed Ex Store. I heard their squeaky sales pitches at street corners around Vacaville.

From http://dontmesswithtaxes.typepad.com/
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Rock on Girl Scouts. Good luck in trying to make a profit in the middle of a Recession.

Of course, smart Troop members know how to tap into a returning customer base, like their parents’ co-workers.

After working my Vampire shift and forgetting about lunch, those bright colored boxes of Do-Si-Dos and Shortbreads always look like a good idea to me.

What Girl Scout Cookies did you stock up on this year?

Award-Winning Forecasts

So, I don’t have a lot of time to watch TV. Our DVR’s set to record my shows. I use Hulu to catch-up with other programs that conflict with the DVR schedule.

From http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com
[from http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com]

Then there are the video podcasts from the Soup. In about a 1-minute podcast, Joe McHale gives me everything I need to know about viral videos, reality TV, talk shows and other outrageous TV moments.

Of course this clip hit all the right spots on my funny bone. Here, the Soup honors “Outstanding Achievement in Not Broadcasting the Weather While in Front of a Weather Map.”

Good times.