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Sending you love and hugs from afar! Jeremy also struggles with depression and anxiety, which is difficult for both of us because I sometimes find myself losing patience. Therapy can provide the tools to cope with the conflicting and overwhelming emotions that come with this territory: As for your physical limitations, have you considered renting a wheelchair or motorized scooter to use during youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver trip?
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Movinng cannot wait around for 90 pounds of fat to roll off of me before my life can begin. You made me feel so much better and I feel a bit more empowered.
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And I was smack-dab in the middle of my college career and feeling really good, and I felt to give up the scholarship money, the grant money, to stop school and have this adventure in New York with no guarantees Everybody said it would be really hard come back to school and launch back in again, and I would've lost all that money.
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Now, my boss was married to the weather lady, Sharon Graves. Kilburn fuck buddies was a pretty male-dominated field back. But I became pretty good friends with. She loved horses and didn't know how to ride, so I took her riding and taught her horses and kind of schooled her on the equestrian side of things, and she taught me about weather.
I was terribly interested in it and found that I kind of had a knack for it. We were sitting around one weekend and she said, "It's California. They read the weather here on the weekends. You should audition to do weekend weather. I would set up the camera with the chroma key on and pretend Ot was whoever the popular weather person was back in the day. I'd just practice and keep making tapes and putting swingers getaway on the news movingg desk.
I think I just badgered him to death. He probably just wanted me to go away, but he gave me a youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver. And when he saw me, he was like, "God, you can actually do.
I met my husband at He was in college as. Back in the day, that's when you got married — at 22 [laughs]. That's when I got married — right out of college. So when he got a promotion, I had to quit my job and move with. That happened four times. And along the way, I had two children very young, as. Usually, when people in TV news move from station to station, they're trying to jump to bigger and bigger markets each time.
But it sounds as if you were making parallel moves because of your family situation. That's exactly right. I would get a coveted television job, and anytime they asked me to do anything, I would do it. I was a reporter, I was an anchor, I was a producer. I never said no. I wanted to learn everything and just be a sponge. I found prostitutes in pattaya beach I'm a good writer and a good reporter, but I don't love it.
I found I was always in morning meetings asking for wild-animal stories. I did not enjoy covering fires and accidents and talking to people in times of tragedy. I found that weather suited my personality. It was important information and a youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver positive topic — and everybody could talk to you about the weather.
So that became my primary position. But I tried youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver. When I was in Santa Barbara, I probably would have stayed forever. It was a station up on a hill, and we were still on typewriters and using satellite feeds.
Kenny Loggins lived up the hill. Do you remember Kenny Loggins? He would come down to the Children's Miracle Network telethon. It was such a beautiful place. But that was where an agent spotted me. Ken Lindner is one of the biggest agents in the world.
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They could get into these stations where you might not get a call back or might not have the right connections; they could get right in. And within two weeks, I had a job offer from the Weather Channel. Now, I had always pictured me doing some of my schoolwork in Boulder or living in Colorado at some point.
So I didn't go to the Weather Channel. As much of a cowgirl as I am, Dallas didn't sound interesting.
It youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver to be Colorado. They flew me out, and Mike Nelson was the chief meteorologist back then — he's probably the best meteorologist I've ever seen. He and Dave Lougee — who's the president of our company, Tegna, now, but back then, he was the news director at KUSA — they interviewed me. Apparently there were 1, tapes, but they picked me. I fried been working in fo market that was numbermaybe.
So I made something like a market jump by coming. That's a big deal! Did you know right away when you toured the station and spoke to the staff that you were in the movijg leagues?
Oh, my God, yes. I had just had my second child, so I had a three-year old and a baby, and youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver were like, "We want to hire you. KUSA had an amazing reputation. They're known across friehd lower 48, to be sure. What an honor to even be considered. I was without words. It was huge. What were the main challenges here when it came to the actual ajd And did anything about Denver weather catch you by surprise?
I was at the Burnsley Hotel — they put me up in the Burnsley until my family came out — and I remember looking out over the balcony at some of the mammatus clouds and the cumulonimbus clouds, and Dating your professor never seen clouds like those ffiend my life.
And the hail, and the lightning. I thought, "You are adultz in Kansas youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver. This was the real deal, and I had a lot to learn. But lucky for me, I had the best teachers. Mike Nelson really took me under his wing and taught me so much about weather in Colorado. He was just amazing. I was used to snow and cold and wind, but tornadoes and hail and lightning and some of the other stuff that happens here: It was the most beautiful and the most terrifying thing I'd ever seen in my life.
I started doing weekend weather. This was back when Kim Christiansen was the weekend anchor and Tom Green was the weekend sports guy.
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So the three of us, when I started, worked together 25 years ago on the weekends, and now here we are, Monday through Friday on the 4 and the 5.
But I was also reporting three days a week and was also the number-one storm chaser. Every day I would go out and chase storms, and one day, I got what I considered to be lucky. I went out with one of the best photojournalists in the country, Eric Kehe, who was at 9News forever. He and I came across two tornadoes. The "twister sisters," we called. It was a hour day. I worked the morning news, I went live in the afternoon, turned a package for the late news.
I won an Emmy. We were on the Weather Channel. We were in the Weather Channel calendar. I'd only been at 9News for a year when that happened. And after that, management sat me down and said, "Okay, we need to send you back to school to get a second degree in meteorology. Because you're the real deal. You're going to have a long-term career. We believe in you. You're here, but you have a degree in animal science When I get out there with the ag stuff, it makes me very popular!
So we housewives seeking casual sex Patoka to send you back to school to get your second degree. I did my coursework at Metro State and online at Mississippi State University, and that has served me very well, having that extra science.
I have two Bachelor of Science degrees. What was it like going through that education process after you'd already spent years hot ex pussy the weather on the air?
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It was really hard, but it was essential. And I think as a woman back in the day, to be taken seriously, you didn't need just a certificate from online. You needed a four-year college degree. You needed that piece of paper that said you were a scientist. I wasn't allowed to be called a meteorologist back then until youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver American Meteorological Society or the National Weather Association and cougar women online organizations said I.
Nowadays, people can claim the title fairly easily.
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A lot of people can claim they're meteorologists without the degree and without a lot of the course work. When I eventually got promoted to the chief meteorologist position back in, I think, orI was one Denvre the first women chief meteorologists in the West. It was kind of a big deal.
It was a very male-dominated field, so that was a huge accomplishment and feather in my cap to have gotten to that point. Have you azerbaijan sexy girls 9News has had less of a glass ceiling than other stations around the country?
And do you think Patti Dennis, who was the news director at 9News for so long, was one of the reasons for that? Yes, I do believe Patti was integral for.
But the general manager at the time, Roger Ogden, was the one who saw something in me.
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He was the one who really supported me, guided me, made the contacts with the Today show that fzt me on as Al Roker's fill-in and working under Janice Friennd. I went to New York something like thirty times over five or ten years.
He was the one I friennd thought saw something in me and believed in me and made this happen. Patti was, of course, integral as well, working under Roger in the news director role.
But he was the one I felt just believed in me and gave me that support. And then having Patti in the news director role: There weren't a lot of women news directors, or women in leadership positions at TV stations back in the day.
So she was a wonderful role model and inspiration to so many of us for what we could attain. Did you see that across the station as well — that women were getting a chance to do jobs at 9News that might not have been available to them at other stations across the country, during the early days? They were very forward-thinking, very real fuck free of women. It t Are you capable? Are you knowledgeable? Are you community-minded?
Are you a good representative of the brand of KUSA? And if you were that person for them, they Denfer got behind you. If you were under the magic umbrella of Channel 9, there really wasn't anything you couldn't. One of the phrases I'm sure you've heard many, many times around here is, "If you movig like the weather, wait ten minutes. Or is it more that when the changes come, they can be really dramatic?
Colorado is the pinnacle for a meteorologist. In California, the storms basically travel from west to east across the state, so arent there any women out who want nsa head forecasting prognostication is fairly simple — youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver following the jet-stream flow.
But in Colorado, we can have a storm come in from any direction. We can have weather that can be life-threatening any time of the year. We can have some of the biggest weather events in any season. You never close your eyes on a blue-sky day and exhale and think it's going to be youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver easy day, because Mother Nature will smack you upside the head and say, "Wake up. You can have wind storms and flooding and youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver and blizzards and tornadoes like they don't get anywhere youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver the country.
Forecasting here is a challenge, it's a privilege, and when you get it right, it feels really good. Because people in this state, they are educated about the weather. They care about the weather.
We have a lot of outdoor enthusiasts, a lot of pilots, and they definitely hold adultss accountable. They're smart, they're savvy, and our forecast, they base their week, their money, their work and their vacation on it.
And if we get it wrong, boy, don't we hear about it! We take this very seriously, and our accuracy rate is very high. And because it's high, they expect even more from us.
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For example, one of the storms we had in January, I think I had two to four inches of snow for Denver, and Denver got a couple of inches, and DIA got a couple of inches. But at my house in Parker, I was shoveling eight to twelve inches.
So making everybody happy and getting it right for everybody in all the various qnd is very challenging. You alluded yokre this earlier, but is one of the reasons that people in this area take the weather Deenver seriously is that the forecast might not just save them several hours, but it could conceivably save their fried We have people that commute to the mountains. Or maybe they're going skiing or snowboarding. You know you can go on a Debver day from 95 degrees to five inches of snow in less than 24 hours.
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I made that forecast. I thought I was going to get fired, but it worked out all right because it happened. Youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver have people who have puppies that they leave in the yard and send their kids to school in shorts and flip-flops, and they're walking home in snowdrifts.
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And if they're not paying attention, it can change on a dime, and it can change your life that quickly as. I'm sure you got negative feedback in California if a forecast was inaccurate. But was the criticism at a different level in Denver?
And did it surprise you that people were so passionate about it? People in Denver are definitely passionate about the weather, and the youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver and women who came before me set the bar very high.
People like Mike Nelson, Ed Greene and some of the longtimers around. Viewers have certain expectations, so you can't really expect to come straight to Denver and start your weather career. You've got to go someplace else and get some experience under your belt, some lonely housewives seeking sex Kodak, a college degree, because when you come here, you need an extra layer of skin.
You've youre fat adults friend and moving to Denver to be tough, you've got to be smart, and you've got to be prepared. There were a few people over the past 25 years who came in and started their career here, and it didn't end.
Because if you're not prepared for a breaking weather situation and prepared to stay calm when all heck is breaking lose and people are counting on you to give them information in a calm, collected manner — tell them what's happening, where to go, what to do — it's a tough situation to be chubby Mumbai bbw. It's a different level.
Speaking of a different level, very shortly after you got to Denver, you became a big local celebrity. Was lisbian japan strange to you in a way? Why would you call me a big local celebrity? Because I've never considered myself.
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I don't know that weather people can really be considered. Why do you think that? Here's one example: For decades, there's been the rumor that you dated John Elway. Well, that's not true. I never dated John Elway.
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