Friday, May 30, 2008

Ode to Red Robin

Off to work and as always I feel....unsure. Work is a means to an end right? So why is it so hard to go. Come visit me if you can, it's always nice to see a happy face and not have to fake smile ALL night long. :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"You're so good, it scares me..."

So today was an interesting day at ABC. First off, before I even went to work, I became dizzy and was worried that I was going to be sick again. But...I pushed through and carpooled like always with Ben. Once I got to ABC, the morning meeting began and I found out why Ben and I got stuck in traffic all night Sunday. Someone died in a car us complaining about traffic felt a little selfish when someone lost their Mom.
But, the newsroom was all a frenzy because President Bush was coming to Utah to raise money for John McCain. We didn't have near enough stories had to be shelved or rushed. I began the morning by writing for our 4 o'clock producer Jen and she gave me a story to write for Barb Smith. I finished and turned to her to tell her I was done. She started laughing and said, "You know, you're so good it scares me" she then said that she sometimes wondered if I would be better at her job then she was. I told her she was silly, and she said, "You just write so fast!" She asked me when I graduated... basically there is a job waiting to write for ABC if I want it. Not sure I do....
Then I went out with the reporter Buddy to shoot the Presidents Motorcade arrival. He was an hour late, so a lot of standing around. Finally...He drove past us in the limo. It was about 15 seconds of excitement... whop-tee-do. But I got to shoot a stand up and Joe, the Photog, said "That was really good, don't you think that was good Buddy?" Buddy agreed and they continued to remark on how usually the interns suck at stand-ups and that it went really well. Someone later saw the tape when doing Buddies story and said that it looked really professional. Yea! So exciting. I watched the newscast and then went to pick up Ben from work. We were teased that Lost season finale was tonight...they lied to us. :( Sad. But we hit Costco for food, fruit and shower curtains. Ben's brother Josh is coming to visit us this weekend and we figure we might try to make the house as livable as possible since we're gutting it anyway. (I'll put up pictures soon).
Well kiddies, that's all from the Smith household tonight. Love you all.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hiking The Y

Our Friends wanted to hike the Y saturday morning...(for those who don't know, there is a GIANT white "Y" on what we Provo people call "Y-mountain") It is a long standing tradition for students to hike it, and many of our friends had never done it. So we all woke up early Saturday morning to hike the "Y". Ben decided to sleep in though...that's why you don't see him.

Disney World!

Just thought that I would post some pictures from our wonderful Walt Disney World Trip!
Ben had never been to WDW, apparently his family went with-out him when he was on his mission (how mean!) and let's face it, even if I hadn't worked there, I still would be a huge Disney FREAK, but since I have never gotten to share my Disney experiance with someone who I love, I thought that we should go down and have some fun!
So, November 2007 we went down for five days and had a magical time! Ben was especially thrilled with the ice cream from Magic Kingdom and I loved the fire works! It was so much fun, we were sad to come home. At one point Ben commented that we should just give up real life and come work there. I was all for that as you can imagine! :)

Pictures Above: Tower of Terror, 3-D Glasses and Ben Being Goofy!

Daily News Anchor

Well, as many of you know, I am a broadcasting major at BYU and today I had to substitute for the Anchor who was gone on vacation. I had never done this before and the beginning is a little shaky...wrong cues and things like that....but it turned out alright for the first time. The link is under the Daily News Newscasts as are my other reporting stints. Each has their own interesting story behind the scenes. Enjoy!