Taylor and I went for a visit in the newsroom this morning. I introduced him to my morning show coworkers and gave him a tour of the set. He met Laura, one of the anchors, and was quite smitten… We also practiced his on-camera skills. He checked out the anchor desk and even took a shot at the weather forecast, showing some heavy snow in Tahoe this week. Now all that’s left is to teach him to write scripts and edit video, and he’ll be the next great producer. We’ll…read more
Every year when December rolls around I fall into the same trap: I always forget to do my Christmas shopping until December 1st, schedule way too many parties and events on the weekends, scramble to make Christmas treats and get the decorations up…and before I know it, it’s Christmas. This is not to say I don’t enjoy the parties and the shopping and all that. Quite the contrary. Last weekend we went to an Ugly Sweater/White Elephant party… (Sweaters courtesy of the thrift shop…though I was disappointed I could not…read more
When I was growing up, my family had a book called “How are you Peeling?” It was full of pictures like the one above (which I love). I can’t look at them without smiling. The other day I found this squash at the store. It fits my mood today. Smile.
Brady and I have had a busy summer. Here are some of the highlights. A few weeks ago we took a much-needed vacation to Maui, along with my family. I had never been to Maui, and Brady had never been anywhere in Hawaii, so it was a good adventure for us. Scenic walk along a lava beach Iao Valley: This is considered a sacred burial ground by native Hawaiians. When King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands in the early 1800’s, his forces defeated the Maui warriors in this valley….read more
(This is an old pic…obviously.) I love my dad. He’s one of the greatest men I know. Ever since I was little, I would ask him questions about things and he always seemed to know the answers. Everything from math, to health, to spiritual…he knows it all. He always listens, and he has this way of making you feel like you’re the most important person in the world. And whenever he was around, I always knew I was safe. Last weekend was his birthday. My mom came up with the…read more
At least in tennis. Brady and I celebrated Valentine’s day this year by going to the SAP Open in San Jose. We got super-awesome seats to watch Andy Roddick. That’s us before the first match started. Yes, that’s Andy Roddick. I was like less than 100 feet away from him. But this was actually the day after Valentine’s day, so before I get to that, let’s talk about our super-romantic “love day.” Don’t worry, it’s actually pretty funny. Brady and I exchanged Valentines in the morning, when I got home…read more
Since it’s been a few months since we checked in here, I’ll give you a quick photo rundown of what we’ve been up to. September: Brady’s parents came to visit. We took them to see the highlights of San Francisco, then up to the North Bay to check out Muir Woods (Redwood Forest.) This is them next to a 1,000-year-old tree. We also took Brady’s parents down to 17-Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula. It covers a lot of beautiful coastline scenery…and it’s where all the ritzy golf courses are….read more
In the spirit of tonight’s rivalry game, I thought I’d post this clip we ran on KSL last year. This was my first BYU rivalry prank…courtesy of Brady and his brothers Jeremy and Jason. They’re all Cougar fans. Their brother Weston is the black sheep in the family…he’s a Ute. So when the fun was over…I thought it would be fun to run this little story on the morning show. If you think that was funny…check out what they did to each other this year. Go Cougs!
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
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