Monday, November 24, 2008

Fifth Folder, Fifth Picture... Kind of

My best childhood friend, Tiffanie, "tagged" me on her blog. I always think it's annoying when people blog just because they were "tagged," but since I am not much of a blogger... I might as well write about what she wants me to... so here it is... the fifth picture in my fifth folder... and also one of my favorite Florida memories.

Yes, this is what you think it is... a real Civil War reinactment. One of my friends from Florida, Michelle, took me to this in Olusty, Florida, near Lake City. It was one of the FUNNIEST things I have ever seen, although it was meant to be really serious. There were bleachers set up so people could watch... and much to my shock, the crowd started roaring when the Confederates came out on the battle field. When I scoffed at what was happening, I was told the crowd also cheered when the Union came out... but I didn't hear it. Nor do I believe it. You've got to love the South.

Tiffanie also tagged me again... something about 7 things... we'll see if I get to that one. Probably I'll find something else to blog about. No more tagging.

Also... I haven't actually told anyone about this blog... except Tiffanie... so if you're discovering it, it's all on your own. Welcome.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Digital What?

Last February I did a series of stories on the Digital Conversion taking place in 2009. It was an interesting topic to dig into. I interviewed a lot of fun people, including experts on the conversion, as well as senior citizens who were nothing but confused. The basis of the conversion is that, by law, all TV stations have to get rid of their analog signal and switch everything to digital. It will allow TV stations to broadcast a better picture with less interruptions, as well as broadcast more information on a smaller bandwidth. It's said to be pretty remarkable when all is said and done.

You can check out my stories at under "Digital TV Switch Headlines."

The conversion is pretty confusing to a lot of people. And as well as I may have explained it in my stories I'd have to say this one sums it up even better...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Life is Funny...

This moment in my life seemed so long ago. I look so smug, like I knew exactly what I was doing, where I was going, and how I was going to get there. It's funny how only months later everything is completely different. Now, I'm not doing anything close to what I had planned, and I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm completely clueless why I ended up here... far away from my dreams. Life is funny.

I've prided myself in my single, young-adult, careless, independent life in having adventures. The "adventure" I'm currently partaking in has seemed to hit a lot of bumpy roads, but it is an adventure nonetheless... and I'm sure it's far from over. Perhaps I'll start taking this blogging thing more seriously so I can share my random thoughts along the way...