Odds and Ends

Hi all.

Here's what's on my mind this week.

I know it's catty, but wasn't it great to see Brett Favre throw an interception to essentially end the game Sunday against the Steelers.  Since the Packer game was so boring, it was the loudest I cheered all day.  Hopefully, he'll throw plenty of those Sunday in the rematch at Lambeau Field.

Friday, we had two people call in sick.  That prompted me to brag to my co-workers that "I never get sick."  The last time I had to use a sick day was when I had an appendicitis in March.  So, of course I came down with something Sunday.  I was feeling very tired and had aches and pains.  So, I had to eat some crow and call in sick Tuesday.  I would have called in sick Monday, but nobody ever believes you when you call in sick on a Monday.  Still feeling sort of down today (Wednesday) as I write this.  I know, men are whiners when we get sick.  That's why my Grandma Oly used to say women have the babies, because men can't take the pain.

Saturday, I went to see "Zombieland" with Woody Harrelson and an actor I've never seen before named Jesse Eisenberg.   I didn't want to go, but was outvoted by the rest of the gang going to the movies.  And I'm glad I was, it's very funny!  Weird, but funny.

A man can only watch so many "Law and Order" reruns while home sick, so Tuesday I rented "Transformers 2."  Count me among the people who say the first one was better.  The acting was fine and the special effects were great.  But there were too many of them and the film went too long.

I'm glad Halloween falls on a Saturday this year.  I haven't been able to give out candy since Wausau made the silly decision to always have Trick or Treat on the 31st. (I've given my opinion on that move in a past blog)  But this year, I'll be able to hand out some serious candy.  I won't be going out because I have a big, expensive event, The Emmy Awards, the weekend after.

Keep your fingers crossed for us in the Emmy Awards.  We're nominated for our story on the failed search for a missing woman in Price County and for our web special on the Leilani Neumann verdict.

OK, that's it.  What's on your mind this week?  You know what do to to let me know.












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