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Busy Busy. Pause. Remember.

First off, thanks to everyone who has been listening to me co-host mornings on 100.5 FM KXNT, I am really enjoying it. I realize that I love to talk and ad-lib, so this new outlet has been really fun. I also like having more of a voice in the community that I love so much. I’m continuing as a part of the team for now, and will update you if it becomes long term. The show airs from 6am to 9am if you get a chance, please tune in!

Last weekend, I was super busy, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I hosted the PRIDE Vegas parade with Chris Saldana on Cox Cable. We had a blast. I attended the KXNT Health Fair. I also took some time to myself and enjoyed a little shopping. I have been extremely money conscious lately, so shopping always takes a back seat.

In the middle of it all, my iPhone died. I got the deadly APPLE sign. The sign that stays put on the screen. The sign that tells you, your phone will not turn back on or restore itself. I tried to restore on my own, but my laptop doesn’t have enough memory left, so I got ready, rushed to the Apple store before the parade on Friday expecting the worst. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff at Apple in the Fashion Show Mall was great. They restored my phone to factory settings, and because I have my iCloud turned on for most of my apps, I restored that too. It took a while. The 27 minute estimate was wrong. The clock was ticking, I had to make it to the parade and be on TV by 8pm. The guy helping me unplugged my phone, restored it to a regular phone, taught me what to do, and said, “go go go.” They were all pulling for me to make it to the parade on time! I made it. And, when I got home, the phone restored exactly back to way it was…. phew. Thank you Apple!!! Thank you staff.

This week in the news, the Syria updates have taken over my mind. Not only has it been our focus on the radio, but I’m learning a lot. I’m learning from the reporters at the White House, the survey analysts, and the military analysts. CBS News has a great staff.

Talking with people and reading their comments, I realize nobody wants a war. Of course. Trying to understand and wrap our heads around what “could” happen is unsettling. I remember when Desert Storm began. I was just in High School at the time. I was cheerleading at a basketball game. They stopped the game and an announcement came over the loud speaker. We were going to war. I’m not sure if I knew exactly what that meant or how it was going to impact me at the time. Now that I am older, I certainly do.

I just thank our military every day. Covering stories through the years, I realize that they not only put their lives on the line… they leave the ones they love and who love them back. It’s heart wrenching. I just can’t thank them enough. I hope we can all remember that, and honor these brave men and women – daily.

And, to think… I was worried my Apple iPhone crashed.

Shame on me.

Thank you.