Saturday, October 30, 2010
It was a very cold morning to run . . . but it sure felt good! I just finished my 4th 5K in Knoxville just about 30 minutes ago. It was called Race for the Cure - breast cancer awareness. There was supposed to be a group from the TV station running, but I never found them. The course started at Worlds Fair Park and went all around downtown Knoxville. The best part was organizers got bands, cheerleaders, and choirs to set up at different parts of the race. It sure made it a lot more exciting, and got you pumped to run. I really wanted run it in 25 minutes, but crossed the finish line at 32 minutes. It feels so good to run . . . you should try it!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I don't know why I am so excited about this, but I got a new hot chocolate table (or coffee table). To explain to those non-Mormons out there - I don't drink coffee. I have been wanting one for awhile - because I get very tired of having no where to eat when I am in my living room. On Saturday, I saw this furniture consignment store, and went in. At first the lady said she didn't have any, but then from out of no where a customer said, "Here is a coffee table!" We went back, and it was perfect. The price tag wasn't too shabby either - $50. It is kind of large for my small apartment, but I like it. It makes using my laptop and eating so much simpler.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Every Saturday, when I go to do laundry, I see a couple of people preaching in front of the old Kroger in Fountain City. Today, there was a man, with three young children (the youngest had to be 3 or 4). What do you think about this? I talked with a couple of people who feel it makes Christians look crazy, others like myself, thinks it great - makes you think about Christ. I wasn't too sure about the young kids though - It was a little cold this morning. Tell me what you think.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I had to go cover the big crowds in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park today. They are expecting 1.5 million visitors in the next few weeks. To make things worse, there was a rock slide near Cades Cove (the #1 visited spot in the park. I was stuck in traffic for a long time, so I got bored . . . and took this photo of my shoes.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I am not good about taking criticism . . . I will be honest . . . I hate it. I think think about it over and over again. I guess you could call me a dweller. I won't go into details since this blog can be read by the entire population on earth, but I was criticized for something I did at work. I, personally, worked hard on it, and didn't think it was awful. It just irked me. If you want to tell someone they need improve make sure to start with a positive, then go into what you think needs to be improved . . . it eases the pain for those, like me, who hate criticism. Thanks.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Twice a year my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) has a general conference for all of it's members. It is held in Salt Lake City, UT, but everyone can watch it via the Internet or satellite TV. Last weekend was conference, so I decided to drive over to Asheville, NC and watch it with my family there. My two nephews, Hunter and Harrison, went with me. I had just got my iphone, so we weren't reverent and took some unauthorized photos inside the church. On the way back to Knoxville it was raining - I decided to risk my own life and take a photo of that.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Today was very unusual - I saw my first frozen dog. A couple of weeks ago, several dogs were found at a home in Sweetwater, TN. I was the one sent out to get video of the house. Today the property owner, who had rented the house out to a couple called and said she was taking everything out of the house and wanted me to come get video. I went . . . . and could not believe what I saw. It was horrible. The entire house was covered in dog feces . . . even the top of the couch. Plus, the dogs were still in the freezer on the back porch - wrapped in a blanket. The family had disappeared several weeks ago, and their landlord was beside herself with having to clean up the mess. She hired some guys to burn everything. I felt really bad for her. The sheriff's department has decided not to charge the renters, and the health dept. isn't going to do anything. The worse part of the whole day was when I got done video taping inside I was covered in FLEAS - I went straight home and took a shower. I hope my apartment does not get infested.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I don't know why I did it, but I did. I got an urge to buy an I-Phone today. My old phone was doing it's job, but new technology is always intriguing. I am never one to run out and get the newest thing, so I am a little behind the craze. I paid $199 for the phone, plus a $35 cover, so it won't break. I like it so far - I can now use the Internet from my phone. This is the first photo I took from my I-Phone. The quality is supposed to be pretty good. If you want give me a call . . . so I can make sure it works.
Friday, October 1, 2010
I can't believe October is already here! I moved to Knoxville, TV in October - it is amazing how fast a year can fly by. I am currently at work - I am a reporter for WATE 6 News, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville. I have about an hour and a half of work left to go. I did a story at a block party on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. The block that was celebrating had been shut down for more than a year due to construction. I also got to go to the Pellissippi State Hot Air Balloon Festival. High winds caused a delay in getting the balloons inflated (not blown up - I was corrected), but by 8 they were able to do their big crowd pleaser - the GLOW! (Photo included). It is going to be interesting how this next year will go, but I am really enjoying my time here in East Tennessee.