Some days I really feel like I did my job. I had a good show and got good phone calls, discussion, etc.
Then there's today.
Man, that bit.
I didn't prepare for the show in the manner that I usually do. I hoped that the fact that I've had structured shows the past few days would lead people to wanting to get something off their chests and the phone calls would carry the show. Guess what? Didn't happen that way. Oops. My bad. Lesson learned ... until next time at least.
The topic we ended up landing on was pretty interesting. Charities and what ones are good/bad/etc.
For the record, I don't know firsthand what charities are any good or what ones aren't. I've been fortunate in my life to have never needed charity and as such I can't judge.
But it sounded to me like people really don't like the Red Cross. I had always been under the impression that the Red Cross was pretty good.
I've never liked what I've heard about the United Way. The organization has always been portrayed as waaaay too top heavy.
We donate a lot of stuff to the Salvation Army and I've had limited dealings with them because of that. It's frustrating that they make it difficult to donate stuff. You've got to come between x hour and y hour and blah blah blah.
As a member of the media, I've deal with the Salvation Army and they've never been very helpful, to be honest. Their last leader was HORRIBLE. I'm not afraid to say it. I haven't dealt with their new leader, so I can't say how he is.
I don't like the YMCA cause they have a reputation for trying to strong-arm other like-minded community groups. Just ask the Boys&Girls Club on WNY.
My suggestion, give to your church. They'll get the money to people who really need it without giving high paying jobs to all their friends. But that's just my suggestion - so it need not be worth much.
In the afternoon, we have no news staff here at WLVL. John Raymond or whoever is filling in for him tends to leave around 12:30 or 1 p.m. And he pretapes the weather for the remainder of the day. Most of the time this works well. On a day like today - when there are several closings, I have to redo the weather or do live weather bullitins. I always feel goofy doing it. Don't know why.
This might sound bizarre, but I'm really hoping it snows alot ... so I can use my new snowblower. With my luck it won't snow much this winter now that I got a good snowblower. Like the summer we got a canoe and it rained every friggin day we had off. Grr. So - let it snow - let it snow - let it snow.
Oh, on that note, this thing was really expensive, so if you need your driveway snowblown, I'll do it for a price.
Some of you may know I'm a big WWE fan. Yup. Wrestling. Anyway, the past year, WWE has come to Buffalo and few times and is slated to do so again in two weeks. For their previous ventures into Buffalo, they've traded advertising on local stations for tickets - so I've gotten to go to the shows. Once I went with a buddy. Once I went with my wife. Another time the whole family came along. I was hoping we'd get tickets to the next one, too, cause the kids and my wife are all off that week and the girls really enjoyed it last time - we could ALL go. But, alas, they're not advertising this time around. I don't get it. But, I'm sure Vince McMahon knows what he's doing.
I was really disappointed to see Jim let go on Apprentice: Martha. He was the only one left that I really liked. Now I guess I'll have to root for Bethany cause I sure can't root for Dawna. She doesn't even know how the hell to spell her name.
Tonight is the finale of the original Apprentice. I'm rooting for Randall, but Rebecca's cute ... so either way.
On that note, I'll sign off. More later, I'm sure.