Tuesday, July 10, 2007

TV reporter in hot water

Television reporter Amy Jacobsen and her employer, WMAQ-TV in Chicago, made a mutual decision today for Jacobsen to leave the station after video shot by a rival TV station showed Jacobsen, along with her two young sons, poolside at the home of Craig Stebic, whose wife, Lisa Stebic, has been missing since April 30. The Stebics were in the midst of a divorce at the time of Lisa's disappearance.

Thanks to Romenesko.

Monday, July 09, 2007

The call of the big 4-0 grows louder

I wonder what the heck I'll call my post when I actually turn 40 in the not too distant future.

I'm not there yet, but yes, today is my birthday.

I'm off work and planning to enjoy myself with my favorite pastime, movies and my mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies which arrived on Saturday.

I get fewer and fewer cards every year. Mom and Dad sent one of course, but otherwise Pam and my dentist were the only other ones I got.

In her card, Pam reminded me that we've been friends for over 25 years now and asked me where all the time has gone. (We're the same age.)

I also got a call from my 6-year-old nephew and when I asked him if he knew how old Aunt Amy was, his guess was 852. :)

The only thing that would make this day better would be to be home in Madison and having dinner at Paisan's.

That adventure will have to wait until I head home in early September, but in the meantime, happy birthday to me!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fish out of Water

To keep up with the news at home, I'm a regular reader of Madison.com, the Web site of the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times and Jsonline.com, the online counterpart of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

The other day while browsing Jsonline.com, I stumbled upon a new blog by journalist Erica Perez, who recently moved to Milwaukee from California. In the blog, appropriately titled "Fish out of Water," Erica discusses how she's adjusting to life in the Midwest.

The move I made nearly two years ago wasn't quite as dramatic, but I'm still adjusting to some degree. I'll be interested in reading more about Erica's experiences.