I was informed last week I am up for "Jackson's Hottest TV Reporter" on an internet blog poll. I had to laugh because I'm not a reporter, I'm the only one on this poll who is married with several children and the poll even spells my name wrong. After reading the comments posters can make anonymously, it reminded me of the superficiality of my job. You can read the comments if you would like, but let me warn you, it is not for the faint of heart. One had written I have 80 pounds of hair; another said the pictures of me on this site weren't really me (which someone had gotten them off Facebook and yes, they are really me); and another said I had 10 kids! Some admit to multiple voting, which is allowed--you can vote once a day from as many different computers as you would like. The poll is on the right hand side. You can see it for yourself by clicking:
Valentines is less than a week away and it's time for the annual Valentines Blood Drive. My friend and editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey and I will be at Mississippi Blood Services this Thursday, February 11 beginning at 6am asking people to drop by and donate blood. MBS would like to have 300 donors Thursday. This would provide enough blood to supply Mississippi hospitals for a day and a half (200 units of blood are used every day). Carter Jewelers has given us an arm load of their fine jewelry, the Pizza Shack will feed donors lunch, and the Viking Range Cooking School will give away a cooking class for one donor and 5 of their friends!
Here is the Valentines t-shirt Marshall has designed for donors. This is a black and white rendition, but the shirt is very colorful. And who doesn't love those candied hearts?
I hope to see you Thursday at Mississippi Blood Services on Lakeland Drive in Jackson!