Infrequent Blogging


I know there are serious gaps in my posts but I have a really good reason for that…

…2 full time jobs.

I get up and work for 4 hours on Take That! Radio.

I go to my day time job for 8 hours.

I come home and record podcasts and edit for an additional 4 hours.

I also have to squeeze in writing, designing websites, artwork, and…

…eating and sleeping.

I think Melissa’s schedule is even worse.

All the folks who are working on projects and podcasts at Take That! are doing so because we all believe that we make a difference.

I had a friend of mine ask me if I felt that I was doing enough to advance my conservative values. At the time, I thought “no.”

When I went to Washington 2 weeks ago, I helped Melissa and Tabitha interview over a dozen key players in the conservative movement. My moment of Zen came when I looked up from my laptop as Melissa was conducting an interview and realizing that United States Senator Jim DeMint was sitting 2 feet away from me talking to Melissa to appear on a show I produce.

Did I feel like I was doing enough?

Did I mention that Jim DeMint was 2 feet away from me?

The Trip to Washington

*** Updated: 10/04/09 ***

Well. We missed the meet-up in Washington because we didn’t arrive until about 1:00 am. Went straight to bed.

*** SATURDAY 10/03 ***

Steve Schippert and I met up for coffee and registration for the conference. Got to meet E. Telford while fielding malicious text messages from Dr. Clouthier.

Internet connectivity problems seem to plague the conference room where the bloggers are. I finally got connected but poor Steve’s eyes are bleeding…

Ok. We’re connected and waiting for Melissa…

Melissa made it.

*** Take That! Radio on Radio Row ***

After deciding that Blogger’s Row would be too noisy to record interviews, we landed a spot on Radio Row thanks to Melissa.

Due to the location and setup of our equipment (big thanks to Steve for bringing the pro microphone. We couldn’t have had the great audio without it!), we landed a whole slew of great interviews including:

Bob Weeks
Phil Kerpin
Dan Gainor
Senator Jim DeMint
Steve Moore
Hugh Hewitt
Tracy Walsh
Phelim McAleer
Ed Morrissey
Mark Kelly
Diana Cohen
Erik Telford
Emily Zanotti
John Hawkins
Mary Katherine Ham

We wrapped up taping around 6:30 as the bloggers went to the “bloggers dinner.”

We have tremendously talented people who work very hard to put out a quality show in their own right but they also play very hard as well.

The last bar we ended up in was the one where we heard “last call.”

I’d like to thank Melissa for helping to get Tabitha “smashed” which in turn provided the entertainment for the long walk back to the Marriot and Sheridan.

Thanks to Elizabeth for getting Tabitha home.