Archive for April, 2010

Goodbye, Hairspray, for Earth Day

Sprayed down!

Sprayed down

Whenever you see a news anchor on television, odds are high there’s a can of hairspray within a radius of five feet. From experience, I can tell you there’s a lot more spraying these days since broadcasts are in HD and the camera picks up every, single flyaway hair.  And, a lot of anchors prefer aerosol hairspray since it goes on more evenly.  I cringe to think of how many cans I’ve used over 20 years of anchoring and reporting.

Since I’m currently on a break from the biz, I’ve been using a lot less hairspray.  But now, I will try to keep it that way.   Actually, I tried to give it up before because of my daughter. After watching me use hairspray, she commented, “You’re killing me and the ozone layer!”

Cans by the case!

Cans by the case!

She’s also the one who pushed me to give up my luxury car for a hybrid which is so quiet, it reminds me of driving a golf cart.  So, we’ve nicknamed my car “Golfie”.  Once in awhile, as we’re driving along, my daughter will refer to Golfie and declare, “We’re saving the world!”

Indeed, less hairspray and CFC (chlorflorcarbon) in the air can only help, too.

This post was inspired by the Yahoo! Mother Board and this month’s focus on Earth Day.

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04 2010

My sendoff party: No inappropriate behavior!

Lifelong pals!

Lifelong pals!

It’s hard to leave all the people I’ve worked with over the past nine years.  So, I didn’t say goodbye to them.  We’ll all be in touch so it’s just, “So long.”  Please click here to check out the slideshow at my Chicago Now blog.

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04 2010

Last day of work, first day of unemployment

... with a real note, too!

...mmm.

I am counting and enjoying all the blessings in my life.  I have much more time for that now.  Here’s the link to this blog post over at my Chicago Now blog.

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16

04 2010

Contracts, Unions and Agents

Signing off

Signing off

I’m signing off for good this week from my current TV home. Please click here for the link to my blog at Chicago Now. Over and out.  For now.

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04 2010

Treasures from my Work Desk

Pics from pals!

Pics from pals!

Please click here for link to this post at Chicago Now.  Thanks!

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04 2010

Wake Up Call from a War Hero

Big Tiny with a Big Hero!

Big Tiny with a Big Hero!

There’s nothing like a good dose of reality to provide perspective in life.

Please click here for link to this post at Chicago Now.  Thanks, especially to all members of the Greatest Generation.

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04 2010