There are way too many pictures on my iPhone. 1,680 to be exact.
I can't seem to part with them, even though most are copied on my computer. There's something about the way those freeze frames from my past give such perspective for the future. How quickly time goes by and the way once daunting hurdles become almost mundane daily tasks.
So lately, I've been looking back. From reading things I wrote a year ago to checking out the pictures I've snapped in the last seven days.
Here's a look at mine..I hope you check out yours and appreciate the moments that made you smile and the ones that inspire you to change.
I'm just not sure what to say to make this picture any better. This is Morrie, my sister's cat. I also like to call him Jinx, Morrison and when he bites me, Jerkface.
He's a big guy, to say the least. Every time Meg sends me a pic I imagine all the expletives he is sending my way. He has the personality of Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch and I think he actually curses anyone who threatens his hefty food supply.
This is a decal on the back of a stranger's car. I was waiting at a police station for an interview and it was the perfect pick-me-up. My little brother has been sending me t-rex jokes the last month or so and they never disappoint.
This guy on the other hand, is a different story. In the news business we often spend a lot of time researching and sharing information about the bad guys. My mom hates that we give them any air time at all, but sometimes it's an important part of the story.
In this case, our station was the first to reveal that the man above is a registered sex offender. Police believe he is 'on the run' with a 16-year-old girl. I covered the story a few days last week and talked to her very concerned family. She is still missing. Very scary.
Speaking of work, I've been sporting this bad boy all week. KMOV winter coats that make it very hard to blend in. Questions that always make me laugh-- 'what's it like to be on tv?' and 'do they do your makeup?'.
Now for the fun stuff! Bride-to-be Cody and I went to--what else--a bridal show this week. Very cool, and clearly we made time to goof around a bit. This shot was from a photo booth vendor--kind of a different spin on the usual and lots of fun. And she even won one of the drawings!
I got a free cupcake, so I was happy too. :-)
This is just too cute not to share. We had a TON of boy scout groups come through the station Saturday morning and afternoon. This little guy was standing about 5 feet back from the crowd, facing the opposite direction and peering into the camera. Little kids are just so funny with cameras. I couldn't get enough.
My office for Saturday evening! After a long lockout, the fans were absolutely pumped for the Blues to get back on the ice to face the Red Wings. I got a very quick lesson on hockey from some co-workers and we gave it our best shot. I've covered sports a few times now. If anything, I've learned you don't have to know all the rules of the game to understand the important points-- the refreshing stories of loyalty and pride are my favorite. (And even I know that an 8-nothing final score is a good thing!)
And when it comes to sports legends, role models, and worthy ambassadors, Stan Musial truly is The Man. With news of his death, we made our way to his statue outside Busch Stadium. Fans gathered to share fond memories and pay respects. A St. Louis treasure, loved by all.
That's my recap! Sending good thoughts to all the characters I got to learn more about this last week. And wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
Thanks for reading,