Here’s a happy way to begin an Election Day…. with a DOUBLE Congratulations kind of item. Yes, two times the happiness going for Phoenix, Arizona creative TODD LONG and his wife Jina. First, he’s welcomed home a new little baby girl as of October 12. Hannah is her name, and I can only imagine how precious she is. Great name, which means Grace of God. Can’t do much better than that. Hannah is welcomed by two brothers, Jeffery and Jonah, ages 6 and 3 respectively. My bet is that, when Hannah begins noticing boys, her two brothers will have her dates jump through hoops.
Little Hannah is the first good thing for TODD. Second is new his new job at FOX’s KSAZ in the Valley of the Sun. The Cape Girardeau, Missouri native is loving living in the desert and is leaving his current gig at Scripps’ ABC affil KNXV to go down the street and work with the one and only JIM GIRODO. Todd has a diploma from South East Missouri State U, called SEMO by the natives, and yes, Cape is the hometown of Rush Limbaugh. Before moving west, Todd worked at KFVS, the Raycom CBS affil in the lovely Missouri River town.
Sadly, one of my favorite Florida icons is no more. Gatorland, whose gaping mouthed reptile and long scaly body was in fact a building, was one of those sites you don’t forget. On my first trip to
Disney World, my kindergarten-aged son and I drove by this tourist attraction that promised gators jumping right out of the water. It was so outrageously fun, it became a perennial favorite. We always drove by Gatorland when we had the chance. Monday, it burned, along with several snakes. We mourn the structure and are not distressed to hear of a few dead snakes.
Thought to hold in mind and ponder: “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.” ~Albert Szent-Gyo