Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005
Ho Hum Day
It's only 10:27pm and I'm nearly done working, just finishing up maintenance on the server.
There was no appreciable work done on the news today because I spent most of the day trying to track down a glitch in our backup computer. We decided to use it during regular programming hours so I wouldn't have to be up late tonight handling maintenance. Boss wanted to check the sound levels before we switched it over, and... nothing. I checked all of the obvious stuff, even uninstalled and reinstalled the program. Oh well, glad we found out that way rather than when the server crashed and we were counting on that machine to save us! I've got a phone call in to the tech people so hopefully we can get it straightened out tomorrow. The sound card is working, other programs work - it's just the broadcast program that doesn't cooperate.
The trip to Payson didn't happen. Boss backed out, in part because I don't think he wanted me driving his van, and partly because he didn't want to risk the lost time for fixing the computer where the processor fan went out. I'm kind of glad. The weather turned off really nasty, cold and rainy and blah. Definitely not great for travel. Supposedly there wasn't going to be any snow, but I wasn't willing to bet on that by lunchtime today.
By staying here, I also got ahead on the traffic, so I've got logs done for the next couple of days. You can't work too far in advance without getting hit with potentially huge changes, but I want all of the weekend programming done by or before Fridays.
I have noticed that since I started handling traffic, there's almost no real reconciliation. Everything plays when it's supposed to play, so no significant adjustments to make, no whining to sponsors to grovel for the right to make good on their spots. You know, the usual.
And while I'd definitely have preferred to attend the meeting in person, we got the story. I talked to the college president, and as I was expecting, it was significant, though not as significant as I know some of the other stations will make it sound. The school and the county have been embroiled in a lawsuit against another college. The press release said there was a settlement agreement, which is NOT true. There's an agreement to withdraw from the court, at least temporarily, to conduct out-of-court negotiations. That isn't the same as a settlement. But there were a couple of bombshells in the deal that make for good copy, and I got my quotes and the story and we broke it first, so I was a relatively happy camper. This in SPITE of my not doing a heck of a lot today except be Ms. Fixit.
I think boxx said something about my looking good with blond hair. Thanks - It's always been blond but that lighting made it look paler, I guess. I think it looks lighter when it's longer, too, but it's naturally kind of a medium to dark blond, having gradually darkened over the years. It used to be white-white. I was going to post a baby picture but darned if I could find one, so you'll have to take my word for it. And no, I'm not a bottle blond - I'm both too lazy to dye my hair and don't like the way that dye messes up the texture.
Ack... It's 1am again and again, I haven't got enough worthwhile to say to stay up this late. I got a call from someone I hadn't talked to in ages, took a shower, and grabbed something quick to eat. Time flies when you're having fun!
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )