I’m Sitting And Watching

On nights like tonight I’m more like a life guard than anything else–even the high chair!

Watcha’ doing? Me, I’m sitting.

I’m on a ‘bar height’ office chair in the Weather Center looking at the radar. My own desk on the other side of the room has been unused today. There’s a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Litchfield County (a marginal call when issued) which will certainly be allowed to expire in six minutes.

On nights like tonight I’m more like a life guard than anything else–even the high chair! I’m just sitting, gazing out at the action hoping nothing happens, but prepared just in case something does.

I’m answering to three separate news outlets: FoxCT, CTNow.com and the Hartford Courant. Each operates separately, but shares some resources (like me). It keeps me on my toes.

I just walked back to Master Control to let them know the “crawl” will disappear at 5:45 PM. I don’t have the number or I would have called. That’s something I need to learn.

I don’t know numbers. I don’t always know names. I am just learning procedures or in some cases helping to formulate them.

The storms are weakening. That’s good.

8 thoughts on “I’m Sitting And Watching”

  1. Hi Geoff,

    I never get to watch you like I used to ( scheduling stuff prevails) , but caught you today at 4:15. Nice job. You seem to be acclamating well. By the way, my friend Kathy said she met you recently. You live behind her mother in law, I think. She made sure she let me know this on FB right away, so I would be jealous. She also said you were shorter in real life, which surprised her. Funny how tv does that.

    1. Yes, I’ve lived my life being height challenged. My latest report from the doctor’s office has me at 5′ 8 1/2″.

  2. We’re glad you’re there instead of at home feeling frustrated that you’re not there, as you were during the winter storms!

  3. I am 5’11” on a good day. Maybe she was deeming your height based on mine! 5 8 is not short! You DO look taller on tv though, I must say 🙂

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