Good morning, world!
Fresh off a weekend that went by entirely too quickly, I sit here this Monday morning in a slight bit of pain. A number of us Newsplexians gathered yesterday morning for a game of touch football and I realized that my body can't do in its 30s what it could in its 20s. Despite the aches that run through my back and legs it was a gorgeous day for football, with a picturesque landscape out at Darden-Towe Park. The leaves are just about to reach their peak, and further proof lay in the myriad of yellows, reds, and oranges on the hillsides. A great thing this season of Fall is, but I was reminded by my calendar that Christmas is less than two months away. It's time to get a jump on buying presents!
Without further ado, here's what's on my mind today. It's a short list, I realize, but one event has dominated my recent time. Read below.
It should be noted first and foremost that Cheryn Stone is sitting atop the leader board for the Newsplex Pigskin Pick `em contest! She's leading the way with 71 points while I'm right behind in second with 70 points. I would personally like to thank the Steelers defense for pulling through in the clutch yesterday afternoon, giving me one of the best weeks I've had all contest long. Bo's in fourth allowing us GMC'ers to represent well.
A word of advice for iPhone users who use Twitter. I've noticed a lot of people using the GPS coordinates for their location. Be careful which coordinates you put in there; it doesn't take more than entering them into Google to find where you're at – even if it's your own home.
A big kudos to my alma mater, the Penn State Nittany Lions, for FINALLY winning in the Big House against Michigan this past weekend for the first time since 1996. I was a freshman in college that year. That was a long time ago!
Is it me, or have the computer gremlins been coming out in droves? We've had problems with many of our weather computers and even I had some problems with my home computer last week.
I had the opportunity to spend the first half of last week at the annual National Weather Association meeting in Norfolk. It's a conference that brings together those in the field of meteorology with the intention of education, advancement, and enlightenment. I always enjoy these conferences not only for the know-how that I bring back to my weather center, but for the camaraderie and fellowship of fellow meteorologists from around the country. I ran into friends of mine who graduated from Penn State with me whom I had not seen since graduation. I also caught some people not seen or talked to since my last attended conference in Reno, Nevada, two years ago. There were plenty of opportunities to meet new people – and the wealth of ideas and thoughts made my three days very worthwhile. I could go on and on about the people I spent time with but will refrain for fear of forgetting someone. The best I can say is to those I had the pleasure of seeing and meeting, it was a blast. Hopefully we can do it all again in Tucson next year! And to those who tune in regularly to the Charlottesville Newsplex family of stations, you're gonna see some really cool things the next few months. It's all designed around one idea – giving you central Virginia's most accurate forecast.
Three, two, one, fade out -
(This blog typed while listening to "Funky Town" by Lipps, Inc.)