I survived!! I made it to Friday after a week of waking up at 1:30 in the morning, woohoo!
Now that I got that out of my system...on to more important matters. This weekend marks the first time in my television career that I'll have Saturday/Sunday off. I've gone big time my friends.
So here are a few observations from my first week on the new shift...hidden perks of working from 3-11 a.m., obvious obstacles to living a 'normal' life, and other ramblings of a sleep deprived reporter.
- PERK: when you drive to work at 2:30, there's actually music playing! no annoying ads or radio hosts who talk for hours about a prank they pulled on an intern the week before. also, I hate when they do those ads that you think aren't ads at first until you realize they're peddling a weight loss pill or laser hair removal. If my calculations are correct, every radio DJ in St. Louis has been stick thin and completely bald from head to toe since at least 2006.
- PIT: sitting in a live truck at 4 in the morning makes you a prime target for ALL the remaining mosquitoes in St. Louis. Special thanks to the blood sucker who got me in the arch of my foot Wednesday morning. The gift that keeps on itching.
- PERK: you always beat the lunch crowd when you get to restaurant at 11. Winning. I got to check out Bogart's BBQ in Soulard this week as well as Magpie's in St. Charles. The BBQ was pretty amazing (I had the pulled rib sandwich..yummm) and Magpie's patio is one of the best on Main Street.
- PIT: it's just realllly hard to care about what your hair looks like in the middle of the night. Pretty unfortunate when you have to appear on TV either way.
Okay, that's all I've got for now. Hope you weren't expecting anything profound. Now I'm off to enjoy my weekend...by taking a nap immediately.
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!