Today at work I stepped Into a boat with my camera for a piece on therapeutic fly fishing for veterans. There was a shortage of participants so I got a boat and a guide all to myself. I was on the river for about an hour. I filmed the outlines of fisherman through fog. I tried to capture the vibrant green of algae beneath the water.
We glided past the participants to the damn before heading back. I kept myself and my camera dry. It was wonderful.  

Today at work I stepped Into a boat with my camera for a piece on therapeutic fly fishing for veterans. There was a shortage of participants so I got a boat and a guide all to myself. I was on the river for about an hour. I filmed the outlines of fisherman through fog. I tried to capture the vibrant green of algae beneath the water.

We glided past the participants to the damn before heading back. I kept myself and my camera dry. It was wonderful.  

Today I got to film inside the komodo dragon habitat and I survive to tell the tale!

Outside the fireworks exploded and I thought for the millionth time how holidays are always disappointing, even when they’re just about hot dogs and jello shots. It’s the expectation of that big bright fullness that makes me want to take a nap or pick a fight with someone. I always cry on birthdays. I’ve hid in the bedroom on Christmas. It’s possible I’m just not good with structured celebration, or the accepted calendar for joy.

I love fireworks. So after carefully examining my sleeping schedule and deciding that I’d rather be tired than unhappy, Chris and I drove downtown right before the fireworks started. I didn’t really plan it I just drove. The most magical thing happened, I found a spot right beside the river only a few hundred feet from the bridge. We stood, shoulder to shoulder leaning against my beat up red car with our faces lifted upward. After watching the finally we quickly jumped back into my car and we were back in less than 15 minutes. I cant get over the spot we found, or how well traffic went afterward.

Today I talked t o 4 people who are currently trying to sit in a car for two weeks in order to in a truck. I fumbled over my microphone when it stopped working and enlisted a local radio personality to help me fix it. We gave up and I found up that my other mic still works. (Backups!) I also went to the park and filmed toddlers splashing in the fountain, water bubbling over stairs.

Today I received my media badge and I’m super happy with my new piece of laminated paper. I’m not sure what to do with it yet, other than hold it and feel official.

It’s day 1 of me integrating primer into my makeup routine. I’m attempting to battle Tennessee’s legendary humidity. It’s 4AM and humidity is at 96%. I just want to look like I didn’t run a mile at the end if the work day.

Every couple of months I set down and try my best to convince myself to write a book. I just don’t know what to write about. I keep thinking about plots and characters that have personality. Characters that make sense, who do what they would do rather than what they should do in any given situation.

And every couple of months I close my laptop after sipping my drink and give up.