March 10th, 2011

Congress offended

column: At least government waste keeps taxpayers entertained

BIG Storm Chaser related announcement coming up soon ...

This week's column, "At Least Government Waste Keeps Taxpayers Entertained", is up on the Churubusco News website here:


"Two weeks ago I gave you the first ten of what one blogger called 20 of the craziest things that the US Government is spending money on. In tribute to the way the feds operate, I used the blog’s numbering system, in which 1-10 were the bottom of the list, and 11-20 are the top of the list, with 20 being 1. Doesn’t that sound like a government operation?"


I'm going to be on TV

So, I got a call yesterday from Eric Olson, weekend anchor of Indiana NewsCenter (the local news people for Fort Wayne's ABC and NBC affiliates). He wanted to do a TV interview of me at the fire station and at my home the next day.

Cue panic cleaning.

Apparently they're going with the "firefighter writes a novel" angle, which I'm okay with. I'd have preferred all this happen closer to the release date -- how am I supposed to maintain the interest of potential readers for three months after this peak? Still, it's wise not to look a gift horse in the camera lens, and they seemed eager to get the interview in as soon as possible for some reason. To get a scoop? Scoop who? CNN? Anyway, I'll be meeting them at the firehouse in about three hours.

Cue panic everything.

Many thanks to Emily and Jillian, who helped with the all day house cleaning chores. The main reason I've been getting so much writing work done is because I'd been ignoring the clutter, so you can only imagine ... naturally, I'll let everyone know when the interview is to air, and if it might be available online. Unless it goes badly, in which case you won't hear about it!
book cover humor

I'm on TV -- tonight

Barring some breaking story, my TV interview with Eric Olson should be on Indiana's NewsCenter at 6 p.m. tonight, on Fort Wayne's NBC (33) and ABC (21) affiliates. (That's 4 and 8 on the local cable schedule.) He says the video will be up on their website, but that might be a few days later.  I hope I didn't suck. Needless to say, I'll post a link to the website when it comes up.