Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Double Shift

Well even though I have been under the weather and still got the sniffles...I wasn't sick enough.... Soooo many people have called off from work that I got knighted into working a double shift.  I am now at home taking my "break" blogging real quick.

I mentioned a while ago that I was afraid I was going to have to find a secondary route to get to work because my road runs along the Great Miami River... well sure enough, it flooded over the road.  It is deep enough to swallow a small car and still want more so I had to re-route.  I had an awesome interview today for my next Where You Live story about a local man who has an interesting life.  He served in the military, wrote quite a few books, and despite being "almost 77," as his profile says, he has more than a handful of blogs and a strong following....his name Abraham Lincoln. For real.  Third Cousin once removed from President Lincoln.  Actually it turns out that we live in a small world, he graduated from the same high school as myself and he even painted two HUGE paintings that were in the old Arcanum High School building.  I remember sitting on the steps of the entrance during drama club talking with others about how it was so funny that someone named Abe Lincoln painted those....who woulda thought?!?!  He is also an avid photographer and even grabbed a picture of me working, yes working.  Thanks Abe. (for the photo and showing my receding hair line)
Well I guess I better get off here, put Buckeye back to bed and head back into work.... but its so nice... too bad I can't call off....hahaha....I am the only photographer working tonight because someone else has to edit the video for the news shows.  At least I only have to work a couple of hours tomorrow and then get a three day weekend for working the double...and I couldn't have forecasted better weather for my "weekend."  Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael


  1. Hey, look at it this way, you have enough hair to have a receding hair line. It was very nice meeting you and finding such a nice, polite young man. Anytime you're out this way, stop by, we're usually home. About the only places we go are to the doctors, Sam north and the grocery. LOL I also take the granddaughter to and from school each day. It is a beautiful day but I have a feeling we just might get one more snow before Spring is here.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to come out here and listen to me ramble about my life. I hope you are satisfied with the visit and interview. Looking forward to seeing myself on television.

  3. I met Abe many years ago in one of his other lives - as a calligrapher - and he had a product that I needed and was unable to find in my neck of the woods. And we really never did meet except through the MAIL. I rediscovered him about a year ago through my brother-in-law, a professional photographer in Seattle, Washington. We now communicate via electronic media, but we share some of our art occasionally. I'd like to meet the man one of these days, but I look forward to whatever you bring to Show & Tell.

    By the way, I thought it was a younger Abe behind the camera when I first looked at the photograph he took of you!

  4. I've come over here to your blog from Abe's. I've been reading his blog for over a year now; he's quite an interesting fellow. Is your piece going to be aired in Cincinnati or just on your local Fox station?

  5. Thanks for all the great comments, it was a pleasure to meet Patty and Abe. The story will air on Dayton's local ABC and FOX affiliates, but knowing Abe, it will be posted online before you know it... I have about 55 minutes of video to edit down to about two minutes. Might be hard to pick out the best stuff because Abe has such a great story and so many tangents other than blogging, birds, and of course his name... Should be a lot of fun to edit.

  6. Mighty nice meeting you through Lincoln's blog
    He took a nice photo of you actually
    He is a rather interesting fella
    I'm a follower of his and proud of it
    You look interesting yourself....I think I'll look around

  7. Good luck then, Abe sure is a clever chappie and a great blogger.
    I bet you got lots of stories from him,lol.

  8. I've been following Abe and Patty for about 3 years. Love his photography, and he has given me permission to use several of them as subject for my painting watercolors.
    Patty knitted me a lovely shawl, and sent it all the way to California. Great people, and glad you are making this piece on him.

  9. I'm so glad you called me about this last week and I miss Drama Club.


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