Archive for September, 2014

“It’s Blarney, not baloney.”

September 30, 2014 0 Comments
“It’s Blarney, not baloney.”

“There is a world of difference between ‘Blarney’ and ‘baloney.’  Blarney is the varnished truth. Baloney is the unvarnished lie.  Blarney is flattery laid on just thin enough to like it.  Baloney is flattery laid on so thick we hate it.  I firmly believe that if the world had a little more Blarney and a […]

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Simpler. Happier.

September 28, 2014 2 Comments

The Sunday before we left for Ireland, I went to Mass at my church in Cedar Falls.  The homily instantly grabbed my attention.  The priest was talking about envy and jealousy…about keeping up with the “Joneses.”  He talked about how if our neighbor gets a new 65-inch TV, we feel the need to buy a […]

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There’s a reason it’s called Enchanting Ireland…

September 26, 2014 1 Comment
There’s a reason it’s called Enchanting Ireland…

I could write on and on about today.  But I think, pictures would be better.  We went to one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to…the Cliffs of Moher.  We also went to Bunratty Castle for a traditional Medieval feasts.  Everything about today exceeded my expectations. And I was reminded that God […]

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“We’re going to have a lot of crack in Ireland.” Uh…what???

September 24, 2014 0 Comments
“We’re going to have a lot of crack in Ireland.” Uh…what???

“We are going to have a lot of crack in Ireland.” The bus went silent. I remember thinking… “What did he just say??!” Apparently…”crack” in Ireland means “fun.” lol…Good to know. Sleep never felt so good. After being up for 36 hours straight, I could have slept on a sidewalk and it would have been […]

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OHHHH O’HARE….You did it again…

September 23, 2014 1 Comment
OHHHH O’HARE….You did it again…

I am not a fan of Chicago O’Hare Airport. Ever since I was TRYING to fly out to Iowa in the Spring of 2013 for my interview at KWWL. Keyword is “trying.” I was stranded at O’Hare for 2 days. 2 days. No luggage. My phone charger was tucked away in my lost luggage. Hotels […]

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The day I got knocked off my high horse…

September 18, 2014 0 Comments

When I first got into the “TV news business,” I was young and I had an ego larger than Texas.  I loved being on TV. Like I said, I was YOUNG with a MAJOR ego. I loved getting recognized in the mall. I loved getting to “skip” the line at a nightclub or bar. I […]

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Who burns a meal in the crockpot?!? ME. That’s who.

September 17, 2014 1 Comment

I BURNED A MEAL IN THE CROCKPOT. Yes. You read that right. I burned dinner in the crockpot. Who burns dinner in the crockpot? It was invented to be fool-proof. To be a quick and convenient option for dinner. My mom always says, “Just put it all in the crockpot and you don’t have to worry […]

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If it offends you…don’t read it

September 11, 2014 1 Comment

“Amanda talks about religion way too much. I am surprised the bosses put up with her. She needs ripped off the air.” Fitting that I read that on 9/11. Because I am reminded why I am so blessed and thankful to have freedom. Freedom to express myself.  Freedom to say what I want to say. […]

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