Oh, Sandy

NBC News is trying to kill Al Roker again. Poor guy nearly got swept out to sea this morning:

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He still has it better than Ann Curry. The network sent her to Libya after bumping her off The Today Show. Meanwhile, Matt Lauer was warm and dry in the studio. Speaking as a former TV News Reporter, I can tell you Al wants to punch Matt in the face. In my 10 years in the industry I stood in blizzard like conditions, flooding and extreme heat while warning people to stay inside. There is a bit of resentment when you return to the station with wet hair, frost bite or sweat stains on your shirt and the anchors haven’t left their desk.

I live in Western New York. So, we aren’t getting a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy. However, flooding and high winds are going to be an issue here. My children are already panicking over the possibility that we could lose power. “Does that mean we won’t have Internet?” Yes. “What about Movies on Demand?” Nope. That won’t work either. I am hoping the lights stay on too. Playing board games with three children is fun for 10 minutes. Then, they will start arguing over whose turn it is and who was the winner. I can’t trick them anymore with the “It was a tie” lie.

My prayers go out to my friends who live further east. Let’s hope Sandy isn’t as big of a bitch as forecasters predict.