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Apr

hellyeahscarleteen:

Sometimes people have a hard time understanding what a happy relationship between two people who obvs think the other is awesome looks like.

We think this is one great (and holy bananas, so freaking hilarious) example

18

Apr

I think that I’m drawn often to shorter works, works that feel focused, and earnest in trying to communicate something. I feel pretty content where others might not, simply glimpsing just a fragment of somebody’s life. I feel okay not knowing the character’s whole story. Instead, I like the intimacy of peeking in on a particular moment when someone is standing at a window, or walking along water, or trying to puzzle out some piece of their past that maybe doesn’t make sense. I feel excited myself by reading work that does that, even if there’s a kind of challenge in that. And writing these pieces, sometimes it felt pretty personal. So as a writer, there’s motivation there. Trying to capture a person, or even the idea of a person, in an important or strange or charged moment of their thinking—or just being—was enough for me.

14

Apr

Today I covered Bobby Denton’s funeral. When I set up my gear I knew I wasn’t to go inside but I had no former information about the media zone they had set up. So basically I made a fool of myself.
They were incredibly nice and escorted me back but I was and am embarrassed. I got to chat with another reporter and get fottage of Butch Jones though, so I’ve got that going for me.

13

Apr

Today’s find: A photo of my grandparents getting married in 1955. 

Today’s find: A photo of my grandparents getting married in 1955. 

10

Apr

This weekend’s paint project. The Knoxville skyline. I didn’t use YouTube for this one so it’s decisively less professional. I think I like the end product though. Side projects make me happy.

This weekend’s paint project. The Knoxville skyline. I didn’t use YouTube for this one so it’s decisively less professional. I think I like the end product though. Side projects make me happy.

04

Apr

I painted a thing for the wall! 

I painted a thing for the wall! 

03

Apr

The worst heat of the year is that first time you really feel uncomfortable in April. When you’ve dressed in layers in order to outsmart mother nature and find that the moment you sit in your car you’re on fire. But you’re all buckled up and your air conditioner doesn’t work so you roll down all four windows for relief but then a single drop of sweat rolls down a ‘curve’ you didn’t realize you had. And the whole damned day is ruined.  

01

Apr

Not all of us can be the kind of girl who makes an entrance, who lights up rooms, who can look a man in the eye when he compliments her and say, with utter confidence, “I know.” I am still trying to come to terms with being the other kind. The kind of girl who puts other people into cabs, maternal and steadfast, though just as swollen with emotion. Sometimes I feel like there’s no place for us, that the world turns on its axis for the effervescent Lilys, as they bluster through cities, fearlessly kissing all the boys we might have loved.
Today I went to a car accident on N Broadway and was overly proud of myself for spotting the traffic congestion and flashing lights before the ambulances drove off. In news its always good to get an ambulance in your shot just to get across that something happened here. This was real. I got my footage and drove off content towards downtown and missed my I-40 exit ramp.
"No big deal," I thought, "I’ll take the next exit that I find." I was anxious to get back to the station and took a wrong turn onto an off ramp to Lexington and went 13 miles out of my way. I really should have turned around sooner, an absence of buildings is seldom a good sign when you work in the heart of town. I’m hoping that in a few months I won’t get lost every day in the city that I live in while I’m working.

31

Mar

I forgot to slide down the filter when I filmed outside and now it’s all over the news and a still from the footage has been tweeted and retweeted and I’m dying. I forgot to slide down the filter!

Screwing up your work in the news business is the worst because everybody sees. EVERYONE SEES.