Monday, December 3, 2007
Our Governor has proclaimed a state of emergency now.

Here are some of the images viewers have sent in to the TV station.

Whittington Tile and Stone is about to float away since the river behind our building has become part of the bay!!! See attached pictures.



Flooding in the area of the Belfair State Park.


Flooding in the area of the Belfair State Park.


EWWWW This would suck




Sunday, December 2, 2007
So the last couple of days I have been in weather coverage. I thought I would share some of the photos sent in by viewers from around western Washington.


First of all can you say DIE HARD?!


Here's the snow report from Lake Stevens. As of 8:30pm about 4 inches. Here is our local snow women on duty!! Holly Lian and Allison


A Light Dusting
Snow in Everett Marina


Ahhh Winter is here....


You can see all the photos as I add them to the online gallery here.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Halloween Petwalk GalleryHalloween Petwalk Gallery
It's that time of year again! We asked and you answered with your pets all dressed up for Halloween. We have put together an online gallery of pets dressed in their favorite costumes.



Dogs, Dogs, Dogs: Update October 2007Dogs, Dogs, Dogs: Update October 2007
Who can get enough of looking at these adorable, loving creatures? Everyone's best friends, these photos of great Local dogs are just waiting for you to ooh and ahh over. Enjoy! We do. And be sure to check back often as we add even more of these precious pups from the Northwest!

Meeeeow!  Cats: Update October 2007Meeeeow! Cats: Update October 2007
"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." - Anonymous. Check out these local cats as they pose and play for the camera. New images appear daily so be sure to check back often to see some of the cutest cats in the Northwest!

Small & Loved Pets: Update October 2007Small & Loved Pets: Update October 2007
Bunnies, Ginea Pigs and Squirrels oh my! Adorable, small and definitely worth their own photo gallery. So enjoy these smaller but hugely loved pets and critters. And keep checking back as we add more Northwest critters submitted by our viewers.

Q13 FOX News - Dogs Petwalk PhotoGalleryQ13 FOX News - Petwalk PhotoGallery
Here is our Q13 FOX News Gallery of dog pet images. Some were on TV but we are posting them all here. Enjoy the three new galleries. NOTE: new images will be added each day so visit often.

Archive Galleries

DOG ARCHIVE GALLERY 1

<big>Q13 FOX News - Cat Petwalk PhotoGallery</big> Q13 FOX News - Petwalk PhotoGallery
Here is our Q13 FOX News Gallery of cat pet images. Some were on TV but we are posting them all here. Enjoy the three new galleries. NOTE: new images will be added each day so visit often.

Archive Galleries

CAT ARCHIVE GALLERY 1

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sorry to have dropped off the face of blog sphere. I was in a time crunch at work. We re-designed the front page of our website. Now the focus is on video
Check it out!



PHOTOS: Missing Woman Found In Car Down Ravine
This is an incredible story. I sure do hope she makes it through this... She deserves to live a long life after going through 7 days without food water or heat.


Song of the Day:
Elton John - "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
The title of the song says it all...



Friday, September 21, 2007
You know it is so nice to come back home. Although I live in Washington State in Seattle, I was born in this little town called Vancouver, Washington. It's not so little anymore. I have been away for almost 8 years. I have come home for short visits now and then but I am amazed at the growth this city has seen.

I was born here and didn't leave this town till I was 27 years old. It's nice to have Portland right across the Columbia River.

27 years is along time to live in one place and I have a lot of mixed memories of this town. It's always an emotional roller coaster when I come to visit. I always have a reason to visit as long as my parents continue to live here.

I love that every night before bed my 73 year old mother plays a couple of games of solitaire at the dining room table.

I love that my dad finds solace in a room a lot like one that I work in when I am at home, surrounded by computers at all times. Just look at this picture of my 72 year old father working on dual platforms (mac/pc!) I guess we know where I get my knack for computers.

Look Ile! Today when i was standing outside I found a Daymoon and thought of you!

Song of the Day:
"Summer of 69" - Brian Adams
I can't come home without thinking of this song. You see when I was 17 years old i was driving my car across the I-205 bridge (103mph) in a 55. I was not drunk, just a young person pushing the limits. Anyway.. I can't drive I-205 without thinking about that moment and this was the song that was playing on the radio when I was pulled over.






Thursday, September 20, 2007


Song of the Day:
Steve Miller - "The Joker" (I could not resist)
He lives on the San Juan Islands up here. We did a in studio with him the same day this was shot but I could not find the video I posted from then. He did the same song on our morning show which was fine with me because it is my favorite by them. (June 13, 2006)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


What a horrible thing to do....

Song of the Day:
Huey Lewis and The News - "Jacob's Ladder"
Tuesday, September 18, 2007


There is a patch for everything now...

Song of the Day
Sarah McLoughlin - "In The Arms Of The Angels"
Monday, September 17, 2007


Every time we do these robbery stories it reminds me of when I was working my way through college as a bank teller. A guy walked through the door and came straight to my window. He says "No dye packs, bait or alarms, give me all your 100's, 50's and 20's.. NOW!" Of course I do exactly as he says except I pull the bait so as to trigger the silent alarm to alert others I am being robed.

At that time procedure called for all doors to be locked after the robber left. This secures everyone involved inside so the FBI can do their interviews. What we didn't know was that this particular robbery was a double! It was like a circus!

So as one runs out the door, we secure it. The second robber didn't see this and heads straight for the door running full force into it. You just could not script this kind of thing.

The two of them were later caught and sentenced to 15 years in prison. All the one that robbed me got was $1,600. Hm mm.. $1600 or my life as a free man? Decisions, decisions... duh!

I am going to skip song of the day to share with you a little gem I found tonight. I am a dog person but how could you not love this kitty?
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The most production thing I did today was go to the grocery store. I got tired of searching for something to eat in my kitchen so I hit the store and filled my fridge. I always feel so organized when i have purchased meals to prepare for a few days in advance. I did laundry also. I guess the short of the long is, I can eat and don't have to go to work naked.


While I was surfing tonight I found a couple funny things on one of my favorite websites, cracked.com:


From Cromulent to Craptacular: The Top 12 Simpsons Created Words




The 5 Most Obviously Drug-Fueled TV Appearances Ever







Song of the Day:
"Home Sweet Home" - Motley Crue
I am meeting a very good friend next weekend down at 'home' in Vancouver, WA. This song kept repeating in my head all day long.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Volunteer Park is right up the road from Reid's condo and we thought it would be fun to make a trek up the hill and take some pictures of the park. We walked up and up then up a little bit more, whew!

One cool little feature at the park is the water tower. They have built steps that wind up and down two sides of it. You can walk all the way to the top. From there the view is beautiful. You can see the city from one side and Lake Washington from the other. I like it up here, it's a cool place to just stand and observe. You can look down around the whole park. I think the city view side is my favorite.

From there we walked down by the Seattle Asian Art Museum. There are two ponds with what I believe these are koi fish, not sure though. There are more of all of these still images in the Flikr gallery i put in the rail.

I thought this would be a great time to test out the video feature on my new digital camera. So I shot two videos of the fish swiming in the pond. I posted the video just a little lower on this page.

We headed down through the hills of the park and found some people playing in the grass (i think it's play karate) and of course some dogs. I love to watch people play with their pets in the park.
I love the houses that surround the park. It is my dream to one day be so rich that I can afford one of these types of homes. I never see anyone around these houses. Sometimes there are cars in the driveway. If I owned a house in that location i would be out on my deck watching people walk to and from the park all the time. But then, I love to people watch.


Well, that's about it for the visit to the park. Now we are back at the condo and Reid is making some fabulous pasta dish for dinner. YUM!

Fish in a pond at Volunteer Park in Seattle, WA
video



The other fish pond at Volunteer Park in Seattle, WA video

Song of the Day:
Simply Red - "Holding Back The Years"

Friday, September 14, 2007


More blog to come, just wanted to start my update for today.

Fun Friday Stories:
Freshman Shows Up At School In Pink & Gets Teased and Called 'Gay'.
Days later, half the student body shows up in pink!

Girlfriend Flushes Guy’s iPod After Finding Porn - Then Goes To Jail Over It

As a musician, this cracked me up! Check out the sheet music!

Song of the Day:
The Killers "Somebody Told Me"
Thursday, September 13, 2007


Soldiers Return To Fort Lewis (Welcome Home)


Song of the Day:
Mary J Blige - "No More Drama" (Remix)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Song of the Day:
Wave On Wave - Pat Green
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Check this story out about the price of owning a home in Seattle these days.


Song of the Day:
Seal - "Crazy"
It was one of those kind of days :-
I know, i am a little after midnight but i am counting this as a monday entry :-)


Always this time of year there is whale news up here.

Song of the Day:
The Dream Academy - "Life in a Northern Town"
Saturday, September 8, 2007

I do not have a lot of time for side projects but I have a few select clients that I do their sites.

This weekend i had a meeting on a little island up here called Anderson Island. I like meeting with this client because it's always an adventure in scenic views.

I start out heading 35 miles south toward Tacoma, WA. Right around Ft. Lewis you cut off I-5 and head west toward a little town called Steilacoon.

At this point you get on a ferry and ride to the island. I love this part! There is something about being in the midele of the Puget Sound in your vehicle that i just love.

Here is a shot from their place on the island. Beautiful view! I could spend some extended time here on this island. Wish I could afford a little place down there, it would be a good escape on the weedends for me. 'No man is an island man" :-)

I put together a photo gallery of the day. It's over in the right rail.

Song of the Day
Melanie C - "If That Were Me"
Friday, September 7, 2007
I made it to Friday, WooHoo

I went online in search of a good laugh. Working in broadcast media takes its toll. One of my favorite sites to read for a good belly laugh is The Onion. Now they have a myspace page.

I found my laugh in this video: Know: The Widening Gap Between America's Rich And Super-Rich

I busted out at the line "even though you're not looking for pity, I PITY YOU!"

This caught my eye while I was surfing for fun.

If you know of any good sites that bring a laugh, please share.

Song of the Day
"Conviction of the Heart" - Kenny Loggins
Thursday, September 6, 2007
"From The Front Line" Week Three Update


Wild Animal Wednesday - Sloth


Pet of the Week: Bailey


Song Of The Day
Eve 6-"Inside Out"

I have been trying to discover and appreciate the little things more in my life. Today at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Ile and i decided to have a little BBQ diner for Cathy, her and myself.


Ile, our master of flame, was at the grill (as always.) Mmmmmmmmm, it was really good.

Steak, Potato and no veggie! HA, take that mom :-)

Good time had by all and yes, Reggie got steak treats. -night
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
A dark day for music. Goodbye my favorite tenor.

Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

Song Of The Day
"Live Like Horses" (Luciano Pavarotti and Elton John)
(audio is low, worth turning it up.)


2nd Song:
Luciano Pavarotti - "Ave Maria" - Schubert
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
We had thunderstorms last night. The lightening was incredible! I stood outside, mesmerized by it for almost 20 minutes. Sometimes I am still 12 years old inside. I live for these moments.

My friend Jimmy who I used to work with, captured some video from his place over by the Space Needle.


Ile has a great entry over at The Chambers about the Jones Soda Company and a campaign they are running. A cool video also :-)

Song Of The Day
BT - "Flaming June"
Monday, September 3, 2007
So today was a relaxation day for me. I didn't really do or accomplish anything. I sat around checked out some websites, watched tv. the most productive thing i did was wash my good clothes and get them hung up.

However, remember my friend Cathy? She finished a huge project tonight!I have watched her crochet this baby blanket for months now.

Isn't it nice? Cathy made this for a friend at work who had the baby 3 months ago. This piece will be a comforter in the crib of this new little baby girl come winter.

I love how intricate the stiches are. I think this is her best baby blanket yet. Cethy tells me this is a one of a kind. She said she will not be making this one again anytime soon.

It is really heavy and snuggley warm. I just thought it would be fun to share the completion of such a huge project.

Song Of The Day
Sting feat. Cheb Mami - "Desert Rose"



Sunday, September 2, 2007

Someone I have not mentioned yet in the blog is my friend Cathy. We have been freinds for over ten years now.


Ile joined us for Cathy's big birthday dinner! Here they are behind Ile's Rav 4.


For her dinner Cathy decided she wanted Japanese food. So we headed to Mashiko's on California in West Seattle. They were closed for a private event! So we had to decide somewhere else to eat.

This mexican restuarant is right next door so we ate there. We have had it before so it was not a new dining experience. Good food, better friends = good time.

I built a Flickr gallery in the right rail so you can see all the pictures.

This is one of Ile's spots she created for our FOX station "Drawn To Deviance". Ile was nominated for an emmy on this this one.
Drawn 2 Deviance


Song Of The Day
Rob Thomas "All That I Am"
Saturday, September 1, 2007

It was not my intent to have a fashion day, but it turned out that I had to make a big decision today. Reid and I had a very difficult conversation today about the ring in my ear.

Not sure I have mentioned it or not but i am not comfortable with aging. Reids point today was that "we are too old for ear rings." I think his exact words were "we don't want to look like Mr. Clean" a reference to me with my shaved head and ring hanging from my left ear.

Reid took his 4 rings out when he was 30, so from his point of view, I am far overdue.

This may seem to be no big thing but it was for me. I agree that the look is cleaner. In fact, i have felt for a long time that i look lop sided. I even considered having the other one pierced to equal out the image.

I have a couple of concerns now... See this picture of the hole? Will this ever close or will i be walking down the street in a brisk wind and whistle through the hole in my ear? Check it out!!! Yikes.

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Reid Got some new plants for his place. It just looks better and better in here! He has read the blog now and saw all of your nice comments.

I created my Flickr account and snapped some pictures from my backyard at sunset tonight. I think that's all i got for today. I added the gallery to the right rail.

Song Of The Day
TIESTO - WORLD NO: 1 DJ - LOVE COMES AGAIN

It's Saturday night and I was in the mood for a little dance music! -night
Friday, August 31, 2007

Each day Monday - Friday we do a webcast that sits on my site from 4-7P pacific time. This is not like 'Wrap Session.' This is more of a mid-day update before you head home. It takes an entire control room staff to produce this, even though it only posts to the web, it's created just like what we put on-air.

VP's Random Pick - Happy Friday!



Song Of The Day
Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Q13 FOX News 'Wrap Session'
Part of my job is trying to come up with new ideas of doing things on the web. Taking traditional media and finding some way to make it interactive or give it a unique presentation.

The concept is simple, after the show we keep the cameras rolling and do 5 minutes off-air just for the web. This is a feature that allows the anchors to express opinion and how they feel about some of the top stories of the day. (something you should never see on-air on any news broadcast.) The Wrap Session will come in handy when we have another Paula Abdul moment. It was hard to watch our news clip do 2 million + page views on You Tube.. my interview, my numbers! grrrrr oh well.

Listening to them chat today made me think... I have always been in newsrooms when these things happened. Princess Diana, Sept 11 among other various national news stories. So today, I ask.. Do you have a major news event that you remember where you were? Lennon, Elvis, Diana, Phil Hartman or O.J.? Floors open, anyone or anything.

Song Of The Day
Elton John - "Empty Garden"

I am a HUGE Elton John fan. I never miss a concert no matter where I am. Talking about John Lennon made me think of this song.

This song is a tribute to John Lennon, who was shot to death in 1980 by a deranged fan. Elton had performed on several Lennon songs and even appeared onstage with him at his final concert in 1974. Elton is the Godfather of Lennon's second son, Sean. When he performed this at a sold-out Madison Square Garden show in August 1982, Elton was joined onstage by Lennon's wife Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon.

John joined Elton onstage in November 1974 to sing "I saw her standing there" which Lennon said was from "an old, estranged fiance of mine called Paul". Ah that Lennon humor, gotta love it...

10-Year Anniversary Tomorrow:
Princess Diana Death
Song: Elton John & Bernie Taupin "Goodbye England's Rose"

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I am a huge fan of our FOX animation shows. On King of the Hill there was an episode where Hanks neighbor, Dale Gribble, breeds and raises Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. I thought this was an imaginary thing, until today when they brought them to the studio for "Wild Animal Wednesday" on Q13 FOX News This Morning.

NOTE: IF YOU DON'T LIKE BUGS, DON'T WATCH THIS.. It is close up explanation of what they are while they crawl all over (not for anyone who can't stand cockroaches.)



Other News:

City Worker Charged With Attempted Rape

Mayor Nickel's Son To Plead Guilty To Casino Cheating

Teens Missing On Rafting Trip Found Safe

I didn't spend much time in the newsroom today. The creative department had an off-site meeting. We did brainstorming and had lunch (Ile and I had the burger and it was burned..yuk.) It is kind of fun to be with co-workers in a place you would not normally be. It was interesting to see what certain people were into. The idea was to get into a highly creative environment to stimulate us into new ideas of how to promote the entertainment and news products.
After the meetings we went to the Seattle Art Museum. There were some cool things to look at but right now they don't have any special exhibits. I wanted to go see the Bodies one but didn't make it before it left town.

Song Of The Day
Fastball - The Way


Again, sometime it's just the words... "Where were they going without ever knowing the way?" is my favorite line in this song.
- night
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Slower than molases, Seattle continues to expand our public transit system. Mukilteo is about 20 miles from downtown Seattle. I lived there for two years when I returned to Washington State. The name means 'good camping ground' (it's native american ground.) I also love the lighthouse they have there.


Other News:
Craig Says He Did Nothing Wrong, Isn't Gay


I was over reading The Chambers, my friend Ile's blog and realized I have not shared by very best friend with you all. This is Reggie (Reginald, when he's in trouble.) He is 14 years old and i have had him since he was a lttle puppy. He is my buddy, been my company through all the moves to Dallas, LA and back to Washington state. He likes long walks on the beach and rolling into a small puppy ball for naps. He is named after Elton John - Sir Reginald (black and white like a piano.) He is the best dog I have ever had.


I got a new digital camera, now there is no excuse for not having pictures to post. I need to get a flickr account going so I can start putting up galleries. It s Sony DSC-H9, I am very happy with it.

Song Of The Day
Santana ft. Rob Thomas - Smooth

This one because I love Santana... and Rob Thomas even more! I cant' listen to this song without swaying back and forth to the beat (in my mind I am doing a medium salsa or mambo. -night
Monday, August 27, 2007
The big story today was President Bush visiting.


President Bush, deeply unpopular in Washington state, still raised more than $500,000 Monday for U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., and state Republicans just hours after the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. Read the full story here.

Other News:

Two Alaska Airlines Planes Bump At LAX

'Pedophile Blogger' Says He'll Leave L.A.


Fruit Vandalism
This would make me so mad if it was my car!

BLOG Plug:
One quick plug for a new blog. I converted my friend Ile, a producer/writer/editor where I work, to move from the darkside (myspace) and start blogging here! Ile is awsome and a very dear friend of mine. We hang out and make fajitas..
Ile is from New Mexico and makes the best steak fajitas I have ever had. If you have a minute, please stop by and say hello, she is a very talented writer and I have enjoyed reading her on myspace since she arrived in Seattle.

Song Of The Day:
Natalie Merchant/Carnival


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