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Did you know that when you do something to the best of your ability because you want to honor God, it opens the door to His blessing? That means it will be easier, it will go better, and you will accomplish more. That’s why no matter what we do, we should give it our best. This is especially true even in the little things. For example, when you’re doing the dishes or mowing the lawn, don’t drag around sour and frustrated. Mow with enthusiasm! Mow it like you’re on a mission from God. With every step, thank God that your legs work. Thank Him that you’re healthy and strong. At the office, don’t just do enough to get by. You’re not working unto people, you’re working unto God. Do it with your whole heart. When you volunteer at church, don’t wake up and think, “Awe, man. Why did I volunteer? I want to sleep in!” No, serve Him with all your heart because that’s what honors God. When you honor God,. He’ll honor you. He’ll give you His life, peace, health and blessing now and forevermore.
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Photobomb by Michael Lanzetta
Take me here please
New York, balloons in the subway.
Frank Horvat, 1984
“I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.” — Chris Pratt
This just motivated the fuck out of me.
My first week at WNBC-TV (News 4 New York) is in the history books, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to reflect on all that’s happened, and things to come. It’s been a big change, and way different than what I expected.
First, the people are nice and smart (like at CBS), and the sense that “we’re all in this” really brings the staff together. The newsroom has windows! (not like CBS), but otherwise standard, except that all the reporters, anchors, writers, and producers sit in an open area near each other, and the banter is refreshing. And you can’t help but be filled with the history and prestige of the building. I mean, it’s 30 Rock!
As you’ve already seen from my Instagram feed, I’m in love with the building.
The newsroom is on the 7th floor, across the hall from the second level of Studio 6B — The Tonight Show. That’s where the audience enters. And no, I don’t get any special consideration for tickets. Just downstairs is where all the Tonight Show workers and guests buzz around, just like you’ve seen it on the show “30 Rock.”
The Meredith Vieira Show also shoots on our floor.
Sorry CBS, but the cafeteria, better known as Studio 9C, (You can Google it) is unreal. Honestly, it’s like comparing a Ford Escort to a Ferrari. It’s kind of not fair. It’s so nice that they hold Christmas parities there. And Thursday I saw Todd Chrisley, from “Chrisley Knows Best” getting coffee from the little cafe there.
I have felt very homesick this last week, missing the people I love and admire at CBS. I’ve checked the CBS email from time to time to see what I’m missing. Being in (mostly) local news, away from the national and global-scale crises, has been a difficult transition, too.
The work. It’s different. It’s tough. It’s a lot. It’s been a long time since I felt so uncertain and, candidly, scared. Maybe that’s a good thing? Maybe that’s exactly why I needed to do this.
Like Radio, the work is constant. Unlike CBS Network TV, there’s never any time to see your stuff on air because you’re working on the next show, the next half hour, or even the next 10 minutes. (I’ve already been caught recording, with my iPhone, stuff I wrote that aired from the in-house archive recording of the show.) My Radio friends will understand this, but I reaaaaaaly miss “Breaking News Cuts.” Packages come in for the 5pm show sometimes at 4:50! I’m told that’s often early.
Content Producers not only write VOs (voice overs), VOSOTs (voice over, sound on tape), or SOTVOs (reverse the order), but we also create banner, identifier, and location chyrons, as well as edit and produce the video that plays as the words are being spoken (for my lay friends).
I am in awe, truly, of the people I work with. They are so fast. And so undaunted.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Radio is an unrelenting grind at times, too! The safety net is what’s different. You can get something on the air fast and do all the polishing after the fact. That’s not the case at TV. At least that’s my initial impression.
Starting next week I transition to overnights, Thursday to Monday. Midnight to 9:00 a.m. on the weekdays, and 1:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on the weekends. It sounds terrible, I know, but I’m hoping the consistent schedule will mitigate some of that roughness.
I give a lot of credit to Michael for also sacrificing so that I can building on my career. <3
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Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas.
The greenhouse has since been restored.
This is beautiful!
Ditch your white-noise machine for the dulcet tones of Hogwarts
"You’re sitting in a comfortable chair in front of the fireplace in the Gryffindor common room as the evening wind swirls against the windows. You’ve got a book to read and a cup of tea that you’ve charmed to stay warm and stir itself on occasion, and even though you have some homework left to do, you feel very much at ease."
(Or at least so it sounds on this ambient sound mix called “Studying at Hogwarts," available on a website called Ambient Mixer, where an increasing number of fans have flocked recently to create their own ambient sounds.)
Paris - France (von Paul D’Ambra - Australia)
Awesome shot from @joshuaminnich showing our explorer duffle next to a few other awesome bags from @mollyjogger and @polerstuff. Thanks for sharing Josh! Everyone make sure you’re following Josh, his work is the best!
The perfect weekend getaway spot in Provincetown, Cape Cod. #myweekendescape from @wishfulnals. Thanks for tagging! #massachusetts #capecod #takemethere