Yes, it's that time again! Sprong Break is Sprung! Krazy kids doing what we've been doing for a number of years- and then some, I'm sure- but the only time I ever see them is in the middle of the day or at 3:30 in the morning, so I never have any problem with them. But- today it's raining, so I thought I'd take the time to catch up on what some Eagles are up to these days; specifically "Student Media" alums. Make sure to hit me up on folks I'm missing, too!
This here's Joe's Blog: Joe Hotchkiss, formerly of the George-Anne, is on the Editorial Staff of the Augusta Chronicle! A fine writer and sharp thinker, he slayed me with the title of his recent blog. I am Joe's Blog. I read every installment in the 1970s Reader's Digests. Click here for a particularly well lay-ed out, and you remember Joe- funny as heck post featuring the news on Skippy Peanut Butter, and Wilma Flintstone. Today's post has a Lenten theme. Yay, Joe.
This was a fun surprise. LAST Spring Break, the weather was rainy, AND cold. We had had no reprieve in February as we usually do, and did this year. As my oldest dau and I had the same week off for Spr Break, we took advantage of the 2 weeks of free tanning at Club Sun, a pleasant stroll down from our house here. We loved the attendant, and had to listen to the piped in radio music in the tanning beds. (I had not been in a tanning bed since my next door neighbor had one in his home 20 years previous, and haven't been in one since, but soothing- wow.) Anyway- I got to listen to the cutest radio show, probably the most popular one here. You can check it out here: Island 106 and That Guy Kramer. Wel, his high spirited cohort is Miguel, who's always mixing it up. Lots of fun and energy and heart. Naturally. He's an Eagle, too! He attended Georgia Southern U in the days of 91.9 The Buzz. Yeah, no comment- what I heard last time in Statesboro was no Veege, for sure, but it hadn't been as sharp even in the late 90s when I left. Sometimes guidelines (censorship- gasp!) can bring out the creativity in a medium; one has to figure out methods to get attention and laughs without being explicit.But Miguel is cute as a button and you'll be proud of this little hatchling- I believe you can listen and watch what goes on in the studio during the broadcast.
And this little Eaglet is wishing she could go to a Georgia Southern baseball game this season. Sigh...Look to the left of the page for more Eagle memorabilia and pics from alma mater. Here's a shot from the Miscellany 1991. It even has a pic of Jordana Childree (York) - it was originally intended as a birthday present for her mom; I didn't have the money to get anything else, so I made this.
Something else was in the show, and our dept' head at the time wanted to buy the towel rack I'd made, but for whatever reason I didn't want to part with it. My youngest has it in her room now.Oh, yeah, I have a book coming out with old pics, just not pasted to a board. It's a lite history of the east end of PCB- Thomas Drive, the State Park, Captain Anderson's, St. Andrew's Bay- History Press (Charleston) brings it out in April.
Bill Neville, to whom we arguably owe all of this, is at a place that us Georgia folks might, I say, night have scoffed at. The school that dare not speak it's name... UAB. No kidding. the thing I have to report, is, well, it's a good school. My meanderings have led me to many great projects from books to documentaries brought out by the place in Birmingham. On the road I've listened to shows that I discovered were produced at their station. Well. So Bill is up there prodding on another generation of goat headed college students, and checking out some excellent live shows, so he say.
Here's to Academic Excellence! GO EAGLES!