Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 245

This is about as close as I've come to not having a blog entry at all. I'm way behind today. I thought I could get all the interviews I was doing for National Geographic finished in a couple of hours, but I didn't get home until almost 10 PM.  Basically, doing an interview with a goat in the shot takes a lot longer than doing the same interview without a goat.

We certainly didn't get off to a good start. While I was setting up, the goat ate my microphone.  I couldn't believe it. This was an expensive Countrymen EMV lavalier too!  I've always liked this mike because it sounds great and doesn't have much rubbing noise when you pin it to someone's clothing. I had to use something else today though. The Countryman is evidently a tasty treat for a goat.  Judy the dog had to get in on the destruction too.  She peed all over an electrical junction box and shorted out some wiring. 

This whole project has been a train wreck as far as my equipment is concerned. I've already had to have my car repaired and a new tape transport assembly installed in my Beta-SP camera. Now, I've got to go buy a new lavalier mike as well. Even with all this carnage, I've still doing better than some folks over at the orphanage. One volunteer was injured when a heavy gate fell on top of her while the goat was being loaded into a truck. Another wrecked her car and had to go to the hospital during all the goat frenzy. I think it's time to find these guys a home before I go broke or anyone else gets hurt.

It will probably be several days before I even find time to pack all the video equipment away again. Tomorrow, I've got to drive up to Lewisville and take pictures at a fire station for the Dalmatian Rescue calendar. Then, I need to take all the pictures for the virtual tour I'm making for the new medical clinic website. I can't forget about Janet's birthday either. It's going to be a busy week.

In case you're wondering, Dot sailed through her annual exam this morning with flying colors. She hasn't gained a single pound this year. I wish I could say the same.

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