But alas, my week has instead been consumed with writing a few pieces on jail overcrowding. Woot.
On Thursday, I knew I needed to add some spice to my week or I was going to go mad in project hell.
Every once in awhile someone asks me what being a crime reporter is like, so I thought I'd do a photo post on what a "normal" day in a newsroom looks like.
I say "normal" because one of the good things about the news business is that your day is never the same. Ever.
So here's what Thursday looked like!
|The roses outside my front door. They've hung in there while a lot of my flowers have given up in this weird September, Midwest heat.|
|Long days require large coffees.|
|The only thing I was allowed to take inside the jail with me. No phone, which also meant no photos :(|
|I "escaped" in time to go to one of my favorite Springfield spots-Casper's|
|Casper's is a chili joint that only opens for the fall and winter. It may have been 90 degrees outside, but I needed my chili fix.|
|See? I've missed this for months.|
|Now I'm back at the office. Which means writing, writing, writing. Which is kinda boring. But look! There are cute little yellow submarines in my drink!|
|Finally home after a long day. The first thing to greet me is my oh-so-sad vegetable garden. I tried. Really.|
|Oliver waits about half a second for me to get through the door before it's time for him to get some affection. He's one cuddly cat.|
|Lucy is never far behind. She's a 60-pound dog that insists on sitting in my lap.|
|Sticky just insists on cuddling.|