Jeanne Meyer, 70, jumped out of a prop plane for her birthday as some of her closest friends came to watch. Her husband may have been there as well but apparently no one told him what she was doing. When asked about it she sheepishly grinned and said "Oh, he'll find out about it tonight on the local news" which of course got me and Benito (KMVT reporter) laughing our asses off. Good natured and strong spirited Meyer's had a great time and so did I. Thanks.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I've covered frisbee golf before. I've covered golf before. I've covered tournaments before. I have not covered a Frisbee Golf Tournament before though and while in doing so I was cussed out by this group of golfers for being in their line of sight. That's a new one for me especially since I was using a 300mm about 20 yards away from the bucket. See with Golf you're not supposed to shoot before the golfer makes contact with the ball, hence why golf shots are sometimes Extremely boring. While these guys didn't give a damn about me shooting through their throw they did care about being able to see me while doing it. Well, lesson learned guys. Thanks for not kicking my ass because I know that one of you was thinking about trying. :)
No Golden tipped shovels here! Apparently no one told these high schoolers with the Youth Council that a ground breaking was just a bunch of old dignitaries with shinny shovels performing a PR stunt. These kids were Breaking Ground for real. The reason you may ask is why and the answer is for a new BMX track on the south side of town. A pretty cool thing for some pretty cool kids.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Even while I had to cut it short due to deadline I still ended up with enough images for a slideshow. I didn't turn in many of these because I thought they didn't tell the story as well other more mainstream graduation images did so I'm sharing some of them here. If you've been following my blog for over a year then you may remember the fact that I didn't attend my own college graduation and so when I go to these events I get a kick out of the look of accomplishment on the students faces.
Talk about spring cleaning, I covered another clean-up story. Around a dozen people showed up in the early A.M. while the wind howled and the cold was bitter and picked up tons of trash. To keep from freezing I jumped aboard a new front loader and rumbled along for the ride.
Can't say I've ever shot an indoor car show, unless you count that time I was 12 at the Salt Palace in Utah. For the first student run show I would say it turned out to be quite the success. Oh and I had fun playing cat and mouse with the cute Army Reserve girl as well. :)