… This Just In …



[Breaking News: from another strangely irrelevant moment in our news room…]

It’s Friday. A deadline day. Tomorrow’s readers will benefit from today’s laser-like focus in our newsroom — plus whatever it is I do. Today, in addition to the normal pressures and distractions that accompany a deadline day, such as a phone call from the local bridge club or the unexpected arrival of free donuts, I have THIS to contend with…

If he has IBS, this is going to be a very long day.
If he has IBS, this is going to be a very long day.

I sincerely doubt Brit Hume or Brian Williams could handle this kind of pressure. And hopefully, it’s the only kind of pressure I will be feeling…

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

33 thoughts on “… This Just In …”

      1. I AM PRAYING TO THE GODS OF INSTAGRAM FOR THAT TO HAPPEN!!!! And why is something that’s only function is to make things work called a “breaker?”

        Yeah, I’m out of Ritalin and I landed on your blog. Lucky you.

        1. I have my camera at the ready. I also put on some rubber boots just in case.

          And you make a good point about the term “breaker.” Just another mystery, like why Mustard Week is in August and Hot Dog Day is in July…?

          Both go good with Ritalin, by the way.

  1. There’s a lot of risk in this whole scenario. So many things could go terribly, terribly wrong. I think he has a little bit of a wedge going on there.

    1. I appreciate you understanding the magnitude of the situation. I’m not sure everyone did. It was a bit like being imbedded at Chernobyl, waiting for the explosion. When I close my eyes, I can still see the end, draped in overalls.

No one is watching, I swear...

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