Ed Heiland and Robin Chapman at WESH-TV News in Orlando.
You may or may not believe this, but I've tried very hard not to make this blog about recherche du temps perdu. That is: I try to live in the present: and the present, at present, is a pretty fascinating place to be.
Still, when I had to join Facebook to add a comment to the page of a friend, I discovered this gave me my own Facebook page and my life began to spiral out of control from that moment. Because it was there I discovered all my old pals from the biz. What a hoot and a half.
I resisted joining Facebook for just this reason. Skeletons! Old memories! Connecting with old high school sweethearts! Like Kurtz in Heart of Darkness, I could hear myself whispering: "The horror. The horror."
Oh well. Turns out it is fun, after all. Heard from my former co-anchor Ed Heiland today--now a talent at the University of Central Florida and in independant production--and it was great. He was one of the hardest-working and nicest of the on-camera men I worked with over the years. Not that I don't still love the others! They were great too! (You can't say anything bad on Facebook or it follows you around for the rest of your life.) I love all you guys! Really! All so talented!!
So there you are. One cannot resist the advances inherent in the march of the time.
Now, between my blog, my Facebook page, my iPhone, my home phone, my two email accounts, and that wonder of invention--Internet Shopping--I will never, ever have to leave my house again.
Surrounded by my old scrapbooks, like old Miss Havisham, and (unlike Miss Havisham) my numerous electronic devices, I can sit in my ruined mansion with the dust on my old audition tapes and the spiderwebs on my collection of TV logo mugs and quietly finish out my days.
(Robin rings bell by her table and calls for aging servant to bring in ancient tea service.) Cup o' tea, anyone?
Don't know why, but I always hated this picture. Those earrings remind me of large invertebrates.
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