Archive for October, 2008

Bailing Out Channel 2
October 31, 2008

It’s our production tech Cory ‘Undercover’ Goodman as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. He came in this morning handing out million dollar bills and more info on his bailout plan! But it’s kind of a two-for costume — he also kind of looks like the guy running the bailout, Neel Kashkari.  But anyway, Happy Halloween!

Being home sick…
October 22, 2008

…stinks, frankly. A day off is no fun when you can’t swallow your meal without wincing. And by meal, I mean chicken broth and hot tea with honey for the umpteenth time. That’s in between the salt-water gargling and shots of NyQuil. Yummy. I decided to take a couple unoffensive snapshots of what it’s like at home. I went to the doc Wednesday afternoon and she swabbed my throat for Strep A. Negative. So they’re doing a second culture and blood test for who knows what else. I don’t mean to complain, ’cause there’s always someone who has it worse. But it’s a little uncomfortable when even your hair folicles hurt. For those of you also home sick, bored, and reading this post: I feel for you. For everyone else: don’t catch this thing. It’s nasty.

Buy This Dad A Lawyer
October 17, 2008

Did you see this father last week?  After 15 beers, he had his 10 year-old son drive home.  Well, the kid was doing about 90mph and crashed.  Brings back memories of the “World’s Greatest Dad.”

Go Pink Y’all
October 16, 2008

Got this tie in the mail this week from Diane Katzman.  She’s a designer and, more importantly, a breast cancer survivor.  October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and we spread the word by wearing pink.  Katzman designed this pink tie, covered with breast cancer ribbons, and I’m honored to wear it.  My aunt Linda has breast cancer, so I wear it for her and for all other patients, survivors, and their families.  Even if only through buying the ties (they’re sold at various retail outlets including Nordstrom, Stein Mart, & others), I encourage you to support the Susan G. Komen “Race For The Cure” which raises money for breast cancer research.  Spread the word.  Cure the cancer.

A Cabbie’s Words of Wisdom
October 16, 2008

From one our viewers, Phil Jeffers:

“One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’ This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’ He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally… just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the stre ets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wakeup in the morning with regrets, so… ‘Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t.’ Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!”