Saturday, July 08, 2006

Expressing Myself

Oh, good evening!

People who know me well, know that I am prone to utter those three words at any moment in response to any given statement, joke, question, whatever. If you ask me what it means, I'll tell you I can't explain it. Which, I should say, is exactly what was said to me when I asked that question many years ago.

While the phrase has become somewhat of a signature for me, I didn't create it. I stole it from my best friend, Bruce. He said it often, and still does. When I would ask him what it meant, he couldn't explain it either. But, the more I heard him say it, the more I realized when he used it, the phrase just fit the moment. I've been using it ever since, 14 years and counting!

I am a talker by profession. I anchor an evening newscast in Columbia, SC. Despite that, I don't do much talking to others outside of work. Don't ask me why. I really can't explain it. (Sound familiar?) Maybe it's the journalist in me. Just deal with the facts, leave your opinions out. I don't know. But I want to change that. I have a lot of stuff bottled up inside me and it's time to let some of it out.

I have a wide range of interests including movies, music, television, cars, sports, politics, journalism, reading, life, the list goes on and on. I've decided to do as so many others do and share my thoughts on various things and I will use this site to do that.

Thanks for stopping by. Please come back often. I hope you find what you read here interesting. Who knows. By the time you finish, you may even find yourself saying, "Oh, good evening!"