Medill hits the slopes…

Suzelle, Andrea and Chuck take a break from the slopes
Andrea convinced us to drop what we’re doing and head up to the Whitetail Ski Resort in PA.
I’m quite happy I followed her advice.

Sure, we had a final paper and presentation due on Monday….

Sure, I had to produce a 27 minute news magazine by next week…..
But those are not good enough excuses to miss out on a beautiful day for skiing – sunny, powder snow and hardly any winds.

….and I’m hosting these pix on Flickr again…

Chuck and Andrea make it off the lift
Continue reading

Um…Go Wizards?

wizards1
We went out to the ESPN Zone for a light dinner. This wacky DC Wizards mascot roared into the bar on a pit bike…then he hopped on the railing and wobbled his beer belly around. I’m not sure if it’s an animal or alien

Western PA

kelsey spinning on the kitchen floor
We took a spin down the 270…and then I didn’t pay attention and we missed a turn off for the PA Turnpike…eventually, we made it into the down of Butler. We visited Kane – Mark’s best friend and his best man for our wedding…

It was a relaxing President’s Day Weekend. Kane and Missy were lovely hosts. Yummy home-cooked food and three adorable girls. We played Clue and Spades on our last night. I rocked that game!

A quick side note…I’m posting pix to flickr.com. We’ll see how this work’s out. Click on Kelsey’s spinning pix – if you want to see bigger pix.

Louie came along….I tried to introduce him to the girls – but they started pulling him away…and I figured Louie wasn’t ready to play with them. I’ve seen what they did to their toys. Louie’s a world traveler…and well…he’s not just any toy.

Louie can't figure out the remote control

Here’s me, Louie – trying to figure out Kane’s cool TV. It’s too complicated for a simple bear like me. Too many clickers.
Continue reading

Remember Iwo Jima


iwojima

Originally uploaded by queenkv.

As my photographer got some b-roll of this famous image from World War II – I snapped some pix of the memorial immortalizing the flag raising at Iwo Jima. I met a Kentucky Veteran who remembered crying when he first saw the flag raised up on the Japanese island.

As side note – the flag was hoisted up twice….someone in the chain of command thought the first flag was too small. So they got a bigger one. The second raising was photographed and that’s the one history remembers.

Valentine’s Day….in our nation’s capital


Mark took me to this dreamy restaurant…Two Quail. It’s on Capitol Hill. It was quite rommantic. Billie Holiday and other torch singers lulled you into this cozy restaurant….something out of the 1940’s. Victorian-like wall coverings, beaded Tiffany-like lamps, excellent and discrete service. We had a late dinner and we closed out the restuarant…

Plus the V-day meal turned out to be cheaper than what Mark anticpated…so yeah.
Continue reading

shots from the field


This is from a rally I covered the day after the State of the Union….they wanted to save social security…stuff like that. It was a Democratic blitz.


Here’s me at the White House….I’m just down the line from the CNN and NBC reporters. I had to call a day in advance to arrange for this shoot – the white house peeps needed our social’s. This is probably as close as I’m getting to the White House….for some time now. It was snowing. It was cold.

a new uniform…


Stacy and Carmen show off the new broadcast uniform….[click for bigger pix]

[click for bigger pix]

Mary said the caption should be “….two old fogies from the 1970’s…”
another idea for a caption: Medill’s Mary Coffman introduces us to her former partner in crime: NBC’s Hampton Pearson. They show us the ropes on producing live reports without looking like fools.

it snowed last weekend.


Yeah, I look happy….it’s like frickin’ Chicago 😛 And my car from Cali is still running. Doesn’t my little Corolla look great? And for the Cali readers of this photoblog – YOU DON’T NEED CHAINS TO DRIVE IN THE SNOW. Honest….

Here we are in Chicago….from 2004. It seems like I’m starting a trend of living in frickin’ cold places for the winter.
Continue reading