Saturday, August 08, 2009
( 3:15 PM ) teahouse
I have several friends here in New York who work in the tv/news industry.
It's always seemed to me that their lives are so glamorous!
They jet around to exotic places, producing exciting reports. They hang out in newsrooms and in press conferences and handle breaking events. They meet famous people.
But they always remind me of how un-glamorous their lives are.
Long hours, little sleep, minute-to-minute unpredictability in schedules and extremely high pressure are all par for the course.
I was reminded of this today. We had plans to meet friends for drinks tonight.
But they just canceled, due to this morning's tragic collision of the plane and helicopter over the Hudson, as well as Eunice Kennedy's illness. As a result, they had to rush off to work to get ready for the news.
I wasn't surprised. They had told me before that when they make plans with friends, they end up listing a morbid litany of things like, "See you tomorrow night! Unless someone famous gets arrested or dies or gets sick or a plane crashes or there's an Ebola outbreak or someone declares a Jihad or threatens Obama or declares war on us or Bin Laden sends out another video or a politican admits an affair or...'" #