Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I love hearing the commentators say GOOOOOOLL!! (Spanish for goal) on Chilean television. Sometimes I would think they'd need to take a breath in the middle!
What an opportunity! We got to be a part of the celebrations as the Chilean soccer team (aka "La Roja") did better in the World Cup than most expected. The entire country got behind their team and many businesses and schools actually shut down or had all employees and/or students huddled around a television set to watch the games. Pretty cool to witness firsthand.
In case you can't tell... I love to take LOTS of pictures! So needless to say we brought back hundreds of pictures from our trip to Chile. So I plan to just start from the beginning and share a few pics here and there. These pics are from the first few days of our trip. Enjoy!
"Aren't we so cute?!"
I've been a little "out of touch" for the past two weeks. My family went to Chile to see my mom's family! It was a great trip. And our little girl, Sydney, was an AMAZING traveler. She did two 9-hour overnight flights, two 6-hour bus rides, lots of rides on the Metro and taxis, and met lots of new relatives...and never complained about any of it! Such a good little girl!
I will be adding pictures soon!!!
(This post is for all "LOSTies") Now that you have had some time to think about it, what do you think Lost was all about? I'll share what I think later.
Updated Friday, June 4, 2010:
So from what I can tell, LOST fans either loved the ending or hated it. And I mean really hated it. I was in the "loved it" category and I really thought that I wouldn't like it. I just figured that I had gotten so used to cliff-hanger style endings that I wouldn't enjoy a wrap up, of sorts. I think it all comes down to why someone watched the show. If the viewer liked the relationships/acting (as I did) then it was a fitting ending. But if he/she enjoyed the sci-fi nature of it...then there may have been some disappointment. All along I liked the redemptive nature of the island and the personal experiences that people went through. The ending, for me, was all about redemption...and what people had to go through before they could find complete peace. Which really is a lesson to all of us. I also got very emotional during Jack's dad's speech...maybe because I lost my own dad five years ago. Just seemed like a lot of wisdom being passed down...even if it was in too late (at least in this life here on Earth).
I know many of you didn't watch the show and didn't care about how it ended...but those of us that did spent so much time talking about it over the last six years... I felt that I had to take a moment to talk about it. Okay enough of that... stay tuned for more pics of Sydney!!
Some of us Channel 7'ers recently took a photo that will be a part of the 2011 Pulaski County Humane Society Day Planner. Melinda Mayo, Renee Shapiro, Lauren Scott and I along with our four-legged friends Ozzie, Mr French, Zoey, and Lucy posed for the camera. Randy Dixon took several shots and we think we got at least one good one in there with all 8 of us smiling! Andrea Davidson, our babysitter, and Sydney came with because Sydney is CRAZY about dogs right now. She ran around yelling "puppy, puppy, puppy!!!" She really liked little Zoey...and chased her around everywhere she went. So adorable!
My dear friend Amanda Manatt is getting married next month...and we recently went to a tea in her honor at the Marlsgate Plantation. It was so beautiful!! Sydney and I got all dressed up (she even wore her Easter bonnet but didn't want to have it on for any of the pictures). She LOVED the stairs and made a big mess with the rasberry cookies (I didn't get any pics of that...I was trying to clean her up!). It was a great time!!
As some of you know... my husband is a rock climbing instructor and guide. Tonight, he and his climbing partner will be featured in a story about rock climbing safety. Tune in at 10pm on Channel 7 or at www.katv.com. I know, shamelss plug...but it's so important for climbers to be safe out there! Thanks for watching!
I just wanted to give a shout out to everyone at Langston Magnet School in Hot Springs. I was invited to speak about my career for the school's Career Day and had a great time!! The third and fourth graders I spoke to were so well-behaved and asked some great questions. So impressed with all the students, teachers, and staff. Thanks, Langston!!
It's hard to believe but as of this week, I have been working at Channel 7 for 7 years! Time sure does fly by when you're having fun. :-) When I took this job as a reporter from Duluth, Minnesota my husband and I planned to live here a year or two...and look at us now! Arkansas has taken us in and treated us so well. So thanks to all of you!!!