Saturday, July 25, 2009

Random Thoughts from an Early Morning at the Globe

I kind of enjoy the peacefulness of being the only person in the newsroom for a stretch. I just wish I didn't have to be here at 7 a.m. to experience it. (Or, alternatively, 1 a.m.)

If I'm going to be here at this unholy hour on a weekend, I'm going to be comfortable. Go go Gadget t-shirt.

I need new shoes. I don't think I have a particularly distinctive gait, but when there's a clicking pattern coming from my left foot when I walk on the tile, it's time to replace the kicks.

They should make two additions to the area surrounding the Message Center - 1. Give us a DVD player. 2. Add one of those Red Box machines with the DVD rentals. There's money to be made.

Speaking of money - sandwiches and meals here are expensive, except at breakfast. Fair portion of scrambled eggs, home fries, and a small coffee - $3.24. I could do worse.

Apropos of the Gates story, as soon as someone drops the words "you people" with me, I immediately assign them to telephone hell.

I don't know what percentage of our readers is over 70, but 80% of our callers are.

Wikipedia: the bored but curious man's best friend. Also good for trivia buffs.