In the summer of 1984 I was twelve years old when my uncle and grandpa took me with them on their annual trip to watch the Kansas City Royals play baseball. I was fascinated by the experience. After one of the games, I made my way down in the stands close to the dugout and caught Brett Saberhagen as he was making his way to the locker room, from the bullpen. "Saberhagen, Saberhagen, can I get a picture?" "Sure, but make it quick, kid." He stopped, I took an instant picture and that was that. It was an out of this world brush with one of my childhood sports heroes. The next year he went on to win over 20 games, the Cy Young Award and the World Series.
This morning I had a chance to interview Saberhagen via phone on my radio show. It was pretty cool. Thirty-one years later, I still felt that same excitement I remember feeling in '84. I have an opportunity to meet Saberhagen in person tomorrow evening and participate on a panel style interview discussion about his career and post-career life in front of a live audience. I plan on taking another picture!
I had my first video shoot for the upcoming YouTube series The Winning Loser VLog. It's starting to come together well. I have so many ideas for this series of videos--and then, I got in front of the camera today and realized it might take me a little while to get comfortable in that position. Lucky for me, the professional video production guy who's partnering with me on this project, is very patient. Oh--I'm sure there will be blooper reels at some point.
I can speak and write about the elements of my experience, at length in fact--but put a camera in front of me for a short, focused piece and suddenly I freeze. I'll get more comfortable the more I do it. I love the creative side of things--the writing, the vision--and my partner has the technical expertise to bring it together. We'll see how it unfolds! You'll be the first to know when episode 1 is ready for viewing.
I did not plan my midday food very well at all. Immediately after the video shoot, I had a client meeting/location recording session at a restaurant. This put me back at the studio at nearly 2:30pm. I started getting hungry about 11:30am. I prepared a late lunch in the studio kitchen and it was really good. I was hungry--so it was one of those situations where I had to remind myself to slow down.
This midday situation was a prime circumstance for a good holdover snack. I simply didn't plan ahead well. I will next time. I did make it until lunch, drinking water and remembering the words of Gerri, "nobody has ever starved to death between meals."
The plan to get in bed at a reasonable time had to be suspended for tonight. I received the updated overnight forecast a little before 4pm. It called for storms after midnight. I'm on call. So I had to make a decision on how to handle this. I decided to go home and get a good nap, enabling me to stay up late tonight. The weather coverage happened just as the forecasters predicted and I'm glad I took that nap. Being up this late will make Friday extra challenging, but I'll do whatever I need to do--except I will not sacrifice the integrity of my plan. I may be leaning heavily on my support friends tomorrow, that's for sure!
My Tweets Today:
Good morn! Is it Thursday already? My goodness, we're moving right along! Dark roast w/2 tablspns half&half X2= 80cal pic.twitter.com/MBseKA2e96— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 10, 2015
Avocado omelet w/two whole eggs & 96g avocado seasoned w/salt&pepper, 203g grapes & 6.6oz pear. 542 cal. pic.twitter.com/K2ZRQCfSz5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 10, 2015
FF/SF Bean (130g) & Muenster (2) Tostadas w/salsa, lettuce & guac (81g avocado + 15g lght sr crm). 154g apple. 537cal pic.twitter.com/bzZnadlUVE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 10, 2015
Evening coffee w/3 tablespoons half & half & 1/2 flatbread w/32g natural peanut butter. Holdover till dinner. 315cal. pic.twitter.com/bhYJGyoqU2— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 11, 2015
Dinner in MFP pic.twitter.com/hGfZ5knV9C— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 11, 2015
2oz whl grain linguine w/226g organic-natural sugar free tomato basil (2srv), 7oz sirloin, 61g lowcal alfredo. 625cal pic.twitter.com/YQidjHtF0m— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 11, 2015
After dinner cup of dark roast w/3 tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/WUiN40a5JR— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 11, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,