My first time flying as a cheerleader… live on TV!

03 Oct
October 3, 2014

In high school, I was the Star Trek enthusiast… the freshman bank geek… the newspaper editor… but never a cheerleader. I did Read more →

Dali, Blues, and Running

28 Sep
September 28, 2014

What a wonderful weekend! I got a chance to see incredible art by Salvador Dali at the famous Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, attend the Tangerine Blues Festival in Gulfport, and then go running at a park in South Tampa.

TANGERINE BLUES FESTIVAL – Gulfport, Florida

My station, WFLA, helped sponsor this event. I loved the music and of course the food!

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I Got Sucker Punched By An IKEA Chair… and Other Moving Misadventures

18 Aug
August 18, 2014

BvNOfQrCMAAaTEXIt came out of nowhere. POW! I had to think fast. Was I going to pass out? Am I bleeding? As I assembled an IKEA chair to an outdoor patio set, the chair back swung back and hit me smack on the bridge of my nose.

If I was going to pass out, I had to make sure I wouldn’t fall on anything sharp. There were screws and boards all around me.

I didn’t pass out. And my nose wasn’t bleeding either. But I quickly got some ice and wrapped it in a wet paper towel. There was swelling, and it still hurts to touch it.

When moving 2,500 miles away, a few things are bound to go wrong. Getting sucker punched by an IKEA chair is just one of many moving misadventures. Read more →

I Was Looking For Apartments, I Found Creatures!

15 Aug
August 15, 2014

I spent the past couple days looking for apartments all over Tampa. I wish I would have kept track of my mileage because I think it would have been quite impressive!

I visited seven properties in one day… and I can’t remember how many I visited the second day.

Apartment hunting can be boring and even annoying. The advertised price online isn’t usually what the price ends up being… the property doesn’t look like its pictures… there aren’t any units available for months… and on and on.

But my journey throughout the area taught me something new about Tampa. It’s the kind of place where little creatures Read more →

These 6 Photos From The Air Prove Tampa Is Beautiful!

12 Aug
August 12, 2014

Today is the day I moved from Los Angeles to Tampa, Florida. I’m starting a new adventure and in a little more than a week I’ll join the news team at WFLA-TV. I’m in a hotel for the next few days while I find a place to live. I’m exploring and it’s exciting!

Flying into Tampa this afternoon, I noticed the ocean and trees. It’s absolutely beautiful! From above it looked like a park. I leaned my head against the window of the plane Read more →