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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weather From Monday Night

I don't know why they posted my first weather instead of my full forecast. At least this one was smoother than the first weather at 11 when I called Erika, Rebecca. 

Friday, September 25, 2009

Disney World Highlights

If you have ever been to Disney World, no doubt you have been on Spaceship Earth. that ride is a classic! It takes you from the dawn of mankind into the future. But there's a NEW feature to this ride that makes it so special. The screen in front of you asks you a series of questions relating to your interests. then they take a pic of you which you assume is for a souvenir photo. Nope. Intead, they compile your interests and pics into a video of what your future home will be like. Cost at going to Disney for the day $100. Seeing my Mom's face in this video...PRICELESS.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Going To Disney World

No photographer for me today which means that I am going to just sit around and google stuff about Disney World!

I'm going to the most magical place on earth Thursday - Monday! I can't wait to pretend I'm 5 years old, running through the park with a cotton candy in my hand and Mickey Mouse ears on my head. And you probably think I'm kidding.

I'm brainstorming for my next YouTube clip...I have so many ideas floating through my head. But I'll try and narrow them down when I get back.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Get Motivated! Seminar


These seminars are a little cultish at times. But if they help, who cares!

On an another note, don't be scared if I'm not on TV this weekend. I'm at a wedding in NJ. :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Forecast From 9-3

Sorry--this is a little outdated. I'm at the mercy of the web editor. I can only post forecasts that he decides to put on the internet...
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

August Stats

Sorry this is a little late! Here are some stats I grabbed from the National Weather Service's monthly weather summary for August, 2009.

Avg. Maximum Temperature: 83.5, 1 degree above normal

Avg. Minimum Temperature: 62.7, 2 degrees above normal

Avg. Temperature: 73.1, 1.5 degrees above normal

Days of 90 or above: 9

Precipitation: 2.85”, 1.13” BELOW normal
(Since June: 13.36", 3.71" ABOVE normal)

Number of Days with Fair skies:
Number of Days with partly cloudy skies: 14
Number of Days cloudy: 8

Number of Days with a T-Storm: 2
Number of Days with Heavy Rain: 4
Number of Days with fog:
Number of Days with Haze: 4
Highest wind gust: 39 mph

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Urban Oaks Farm

Please read about my experience at the farm below!

I went to Urban Oaks Farm today with lush gardens filled with exotic food in...New Britain!?! (Insert screeching record sound here) I know, it's surprising. Nothing against New Britainites but it's an urban area! And yes, this farm is in the middle of the city making it the largest urban organic farm in New England.

I came across the story idea after reading an article about exotic foods in the New York Times. (Let's pretend I read the newspaper everyday, it makes me sound smarter.) I pulled up to the farm skeptical because it looked so small from the outside. I couldn't imagine this was the expansive greenhouse that I had read about in the N.Y.T. But sure enough, I stepped inside and it was like living out Alice In Wonderland because 1) it looked astronomically bigger while inside 2) it was what I imagine a foodie's acid trip might be like.

I tried the most amazing fruit today! It's called a strawberry husk tomato. It looks like a teeny green tomato (about the size of a chick pea) wrapped in a blanket. The blanket is a husk which you peel away. Then you pop it into your mouth like candy. I HATE TOMATOES. So I was hesitant when farm General Manager Mike Kandefer asked me to try one. How bad could it be? I sucked it up and chewed it slowly, taking in the flavor. My first reaction was...eww it has the texture of a tomato. But I kept chewing to be polite. Then the flavor hit me! It tasted like a cross between a strawberry and a pineapple. YUMMY! I ended up taking a little box back to the station and fed everyone this new fruit I felt I had discovered.

I had a similar experience with my first fresh fig. The key word is "FRESH"! I don't care for dried figs. They look like big raisins and they make know! But when Mike picked one straight from the only fig tree in Connecticut, I felt obligated to take a bite. I was shocked by how delicious it was! The center was pink and it sort of looked like a brain (not the best way to describe something I'm trying to get you to eat, I realize this). On a less scary was sweet, succulent and unique.

Sorry for the long blog post but I felt inspired.

P.S. Please don't compare my YouTube video with ijustine. If my videos are like her videos I'm never making a video again. Unless you can find a really funny one. In which case, please send it to me. :)

P.P.S. Best weather EVER today! 70s, sunny and low humidity. Perfection.