Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I just returned a few days ago from a week long stint in the Bahamas. Yes, I was a part of the media madness and spent much time staring at the front gate of Anna Nicole's bahamian mansion. What a trip! And now I'm headed straight back. Hopefully this time we'll have the chance to eat at the Poop Deck. There are cosmic comedic forces compelling me to eat there. Must. Eat. At. POOOP DECCCK!
I know it was a short post, Johnny D! I'll do more when I get back! I've still got some packing to do tonight.
Sorry, Hartman! I've got to go again.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Wow, covering the superbowl was the most physically intense story I've done in quite some time! I did end up pulling my estimated 20 hour day. A good chunk of it was spent speed walking with gear, practically non-stop, searching for celebrities. I must have walked 10 miles! We did have great success in the celeb department:
Nick Laschey
Nick Lachey
John Travolta
John Travolta
Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
Chris Isaac
Chris Issak
Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
William H Macy
William H. Macy

When Prince performed his halftime show he opened with 'let's get crazy'. That song is an inside joke (and, sorry all, it will remain inside. haha) between my friend Nicole and me. So I called her up and shouted into the phone: "I'm at the superbowl! Prince just took the stage! He's singing 'let's get nuts'!". It was difficult to hear her, but I believe she turned on the tv and exclaimed "Oh my god! You're not joking!". Then the call dropped. I think I'll call her back after I finish with da blogging. :)
I think one of the funniest moments at the superbowl happened in the ladies room. I was waiting outside as I was not in need of a pitstop... Everybody who came out had an expression on their face that said something unbelievable was going on inside. My curiosity peeked and I decided maybe a pitstop was in order-- but the police showed up and wouldn't let anybody else in. My reporter came out with the same look on her face:

Me: What is going on in there?
Her: Oh my gosh, when you walk in there the first thing you see is the first stall door wide open, a woman is sitting there with her pants down to the ground and she's passed out. People thought she might be dead and were trying to wake her, but then she started snoring.

Another interesting, yet unrelated, observation: There was a long line for the Men's room and no line for the Women's room.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Greetings from Superbowl XL1! I've been up before dawn at soggy Dolphin Stadium.
Yes, it's been raining all day and will rain all superbowl night. As I type this it's pouring like it's summertime and fans are searching for ponchos!
Here's our field set (under a tent) where our anchors will be doing the news.
This is Lisa, our entertainment reporter, who I will be working with tonight. We're covering the halftime show and the stars who are here to watch the game. Sweeeeet, huh! Unless, of course, the stars decide to stay inside their hotel suites out of the rain. ;)
I'll be putting in at least a 20 hour day here coming off of a couple hours sleep-- and I love every minute of it! There's nothing like covering high energy events! The energy is contagious. You could be up for 5 days and be wide awake at something like this!
Dave and Lisa did an hysterical live shot with this wierd bungi cord game. You put on a harness with a bungi cord attached to your back and run as fast as you can to see how far you can get before the bungi flings you back! Click here for the live shot!
Here's Dave by the Vince Lombari trophy. There's tons of flickr photos from us and a some of our co-workers on our flickr page if you are interested!
To Be Continued!...