Posts Tagged ‘co-workers’

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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18

04 2010

St. Patrick’s Day with not a St. Patrick Elwood

18

03 2010

What’s Your Panda Name?

We often talk about the darnedest things while on our way to cover stories.  For some reason, cameraman Sean Gibbons and I started talking about pandas.  I think it’s because we passed a Panda Express before we got to our location.  Sean asked why pandas on loan from China always have double names like “Tian Tian” at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.

"Loo Loo"

"Loo Loo"

We didn’t spend much time discussing why.  We decided to assign panda names to some of our co-workers.

"Sean Sean"

"Sean Sean"

"Sol Sol"

"Sol Sol"

Me = “Loo Loo”, Sean Gibbons = “Sean Sean”, Sondra Solarte = “Sol Sol”, Ed Flynn = “Flynn Flynn”, Matt Butterfield = “Butt Butt” and Patrick Elwood = “Pat Pat”.

"Pat Pat"

"Pat Pat"

"Flynn Flynn"

"Flynn Flynn"

"Butt Butt"

"Butt Butt"

"Tom"

"Tom"

Then, there’s cameraman Stewart Orlin.  He’s incredibly witty, intelligent and somewhat shy.  He’s also got an extremely wry sense of humor.  After conferring with Sean and Ed, we decided that Stewart’s panda name just couldn’t conform with the others.  He’s “Tom”.  What’s your panda name?

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02 2010