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Healthy Cookies?

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Oxymoron? Not anymore. Brady and I have been doing a little workout program lately. It’s called P90X. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Or maybe you’re familiar with this guy: Yeah, we hang out with Tony Horton every day now…on our TV or in the gym on a computer screen. And aside from learning how to “Bring It”… we’ve also had to learn how to put ourselves on a diet. We’ve been eating a lot more fresh veggies, a lot fewer processed foods, and a LOT less sugar. To paraphrase Tony…read more

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Product of the Week

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I work in the news…and I see some funny things. Dogs on snowboards, ducks living in a penthouse suite on top of a luxury hotel, the world’s largest whoopie pie… (You may not know this…but there are actually several states in the U.S. that lay claim to the world’s largest whoopie pie. This one was made earlier this year in Maine.) So this week, I hopped on one of the newsroom computers to work on a story and found these. They’re called “Anti-theft lunch bags,” and they can instantly turn your…read more

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Yo-sem-i-tee

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One thing we love about the Bay Area is that there’s so much stuff to do! (It’s also one of the reasons I haven’t updated this in a while…*cough*) A few weeks ago, Brady and I drove out to the Central Valley to visit one of his college buddies and go to Yosemite national park. His friend lives about halfway between our house and the park, so we drove to his house, spent the night, then drove into the park the next day. It was great, because we had our…read more

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Moving Mountains [of cardboard]

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Moving stresses me out. Especially when everything is in boxes…and you know you’ll have to unpack it all. (That’s only the kitchen…but you get the idea.) A couple weeks ago we moved into our official home here in Silicon Valley. And since Apple is totally awesome, they paid for movers to pack up our stuff and drive it out here. Of course, they hired the best of the best, so everything was packed VERY thoroughly. Everything was wrapped in paper. EVERYTHING. It’s great for keeping things safe in transit, but…read more

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This is how I work it out.

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I found this recently… Back in January I got to have a little more fun with my dear anchors. We did a fitness segment, and the trainer was supposed to bring one of her students to demonstrate the exercises. That didn’t happen, so the fearless producer stepped in to help. (Okay, secretly, I sometimes wish I was a fitness model…)   Video Courtesy of KSL.com

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On the Hunt

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It’s Saturday afternoon…a pleasant 70 degrees in San Jose, California. We’re parked outside an apartment complex, waiting for our 2 o’clock viewing appointment, applications in hand. I feel like a vulture circling over my next meal. Brady and I spent all day Friday prowling around Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino, searching for an apartment to rent. We had some help from a relocation specialist, which certainly made things a lot less stressful. But let’s face it, apartment hunting is still exhausting. Apartment hunting in the Bay Area has…read more

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The Great Escape

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This week we launched a series on our morning show called “The Great Escape.” Every Friday for the next three weeks, KSL 5 Today goes on the road to a different quadrant of the state, to spotlight the lesser known activities that area has to offer. This week: Northeastern Utah. I was the field producer for this adventure. I traveled out with anchor Scott Haws and crew man/camera operator Jeff Smith. We met up with the rest of our production team at Flaming Gorge, in a place called Red Canyon….read more

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Bracketology

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Bracketology – “the process of predicting the field of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, named as such because it is commonly used to fill in tournament brackets for the postseason… “A bracketologist’s credibility is judged on how many teams he predicts correctly being in the tournament and the average difference between the bracketologist’s projected seed and the actual seed assigned by the NCAA Selection Committee.” And according to the great Wikipedia…apparently I’m good at it so far. I’ve never been a huge college basketball fan, and I’ve never followed the NCAA…read more

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Just keep running…

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Brady and I have a thing for running. I’m not good at it. I’m not even fast…and it’s hard to say that I enjoy the act itself. But I’m addicted to the after-effect, the adrenaline rush from crossing the finish line, the endorphins, the way my legs feel at the end of 5, 10, or 26.2 miles under the beating sun. I guess you could say it’s my drug of choice. That being said, we decided to tackle the 2010 St. George Marathon…and the months of training that necessarily precede…read more

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