Monday, August 29, 2005

1st day of school!!!!!

3rd grade. Wowsers. Why it seems like yesterday I pushed that kid from my loins. This year was different. Jeff took over and walked Alyssa to her class. He took the pictures and made sure she was OK. I worked last night from 4AM to 1PM this morning so I could meet her after school. I worked the morning shift to answer a back to school hotline we had at the station. I thought the people who called were a little dense because if you don't know where your kid goes by now then you are pretty dumb. But we were there to answer anyway.  The day went super fast and I came home to nap a little. But it wasn't very relaxing because I kept looking at the clock even though I had the alarm set. pictures of new haircuts and back to school on flickr

Friday, August 26, 2005


One of the 12 cent fish died. Emma doesn't know. In fact, Emma couldn't care less. She doesn't even like the dogs. They just get in her way and eat her stuffed animals. She is always yelling at them.  She is not an animal person which she gets from my mother. Alyssa LOVES all animals. She gets that from my father. 

School starts on Monday!!!!! Yay! I have to be at work at 4:30 AM to run some phone banks about the schools.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

well hello

I am so tired all of the time. My day goes super fast, which is good, but I am exhausted.

Good news! The recipe I submitted to recipezaar got reviewed with 5 stars. Yee ha! That is flattering.

Jeff bought me fish yesterday and set up the tank right next to the kitchen sink so I can zone out while doing the dishes. Last night we took the girls to Pet Smart to buy more fish. Emma picked up three .12-cent feeder fish so Jeff bought a net to get with them. Alyssa picked out some mollies. I got two black gold fish with googly eyes that I named Amos and Andy. I love them.  I will have pictures later. I am too tired to do anything. Can you believe that Monday I will have been at my job 4 weeks?!  I was on the assignment desk today training. You have to listen to 5 scanners at the same time and listen for codes that tell you they found a dead body. Unfortunately they had a homicide yesterday. In a really good neighborhood. Jeff and I go there to play bingo all the time. The kids love to go the kids’ center

Friday, August 19, 2005

So, Jeff and I have decided to not keep in touch with Jesse anymore. I can't go through another accident or anymore drama. I have my own family to think about. Does that make me a crappy friend? I have always been there for him and if he wants to destroy himself, he will have to do it on his own.

My boss had mentioned to me that he wants me to start observing the newsroom more closely because he claims that I will not want to do my job forever. He is afraid that I will get bored. Not likely but he doesn't understand. What he does want me to do is think about producing. Producing really interests me. It is a lot like stage management except you have to write the stories that come off the news wires. You also have to include graphics, llive shots and directions. I will keep you posted. I am literally Mary Richards. She started out as an assistant too!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

This is Cyndi......with the 8:00 news

I can’t believe I get paid for it!! Still lovin the news.

Last night Jesse called us from a bar. Those who have been reading me for awhile know that Jesse is Jeff’s closest friend and that Jesse is an alcoholic who has been in at least five accidents and was in a coma for a month with his last one last November. It is killing us. Jeff went to pick him up and I was “at least he called us.” Jeff was very angry with him. This totally sucks. He will not survive his next accident and I don’t think he wants to.

Anyway. In other news, Alyssa’s last day of school was Friday. She is above where she needs to be in reading and I am so proud of her. Soon the busy days will begin with ballet starting and the girls want to take ice-skating. So I will soon be complaining about all of that.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Broadcast Cyndi

Did you know that there is news everyday????? new stuff, everyday!! 

Jeff and I get to  go on a date tomorrow. Mom is having the girls over for a sleepover. We are gonna party like it's 1994. I got some killer shrimp and scallops for a great price.  

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Abbe always says that if anyone wanted to put a hit out on me and my family all they had to do was to go to The Cathay House on a Saturday. We would be sitting there eating Dim Sum. We haven’t done that in several weeks and I am starting to get withdrawals. I need my Dim Sum to function properly.  I may need to take some rice noodle straight in the veins

 My job is very exciting. It is never the same day twice. They changed my title from Newsroom assistant to Newsroom administrator. And yesterday they told me that one of my jobs was to run the teleprompter during the 11AM newscast. Which is way cool but would've been nicer if they gave me 3-5 minutes notice. They told me at 10:57. It was nervewracking (sp) But it was cool. I will be doing that everyday.

Sunday, August 7, 2005

You can't just have a clown anymore.

Baby's got back... pack

My first week was very exciting. The newsroom is so fast paced. I love it. I am using my brain and I am busy. I love it so far. There are a few stressful issues but I am feeling pretty good about it. I like working with local celebrities. For the most part, they have their head on straight. One or two need a lesson in humility. Working in a newsroom makes me feel smart. I am so on top of the news that I am looking down on it. It is crazy.

Today was little girl time. We went to see a crazy little play about Alice and Wonderland and Dorothy of Oz. Kids in their early teens put it on and they were very good. The girls loved the play. Emma wore her ruby red shoes and the wicked witch sort of yelled at her after the play at the meet and greet and totally freaked Emma out. Pix on Flickr We then went to Target to do the back to school shopping. New backpacks, lunch boxes and sneakers. My baby is in third grade!

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

So...How is it??

I will not tell you about my job. I am just too happy and I do not want to jinx it. I will tell you that not one person called me a lard ass Jew. Not one. I will tell you that I cannot wait to get there every morning. I will tell you that my boss is a huge Meatloaf fan. (The singer, not the entrée) I am very happy. Being in a newsroom is so exciting. Everyday is completely different. Break ins, teasers, and Action news!! Yee Ha! Everybody is very cool.

Tonight we had dinner at Mom’s. Some old family friends were there. Mom made a totally awesome sweet and sour chicken. Which really isn’t sweet or sour. She bakes chicken with orange marmalade jam and Russian dressing and it is to die for. She also made bitchen lasagna with sausages.   Pictures on Flickr

Anyway. Thanks you for all of the nice emails. Amy, you are so nice!! Congrats on your marriage! Also, thank you Stace and Nikki, and Nicole for calling me. And my friend Abbe who is always encouragement me and always has something nice to say to me. Elizabeth, Beer and wings are on me. I get paid on the 22nd! Also to my family that kindly whispered behind my back about how they only needed two family signatures to get me committed. I’m glad that one of you held out.