Ted and I received actual mail yesterday. An envelope arrived at the KOGO studios, and I opened it...hoping there was no white powder inside. (That's a joke.)
When I saw this letter, I had to share it. And not for the reason that just popped into your head.
We get a lot of messages in the studio...usually via Facebook, email and Twitter. Many of the messages are very nice. Some, not so much, but it comes with the turf, and we generally take it in stride.
It's very rare that we get any actual hate mail. Mostly, it's irritation mail. Sometimes it's on something that is so far in the weeds, we have to really work to remember what we said that stuck in someone's craw.
I greatly enjoyed this missive, so much so, that I hung it on Ted's wall. What is funny is, Ted didn't know I was the one who put it up, and told our Producer, Baldeelocks, he wasn't going to show it to me. (He believes I have a healthy enough ego, thank you very much.)
He couldn't stand keep it to himself, though, and it was waiting on my desk this morning when I sashayed into the office.
If you were wondering, Ted and I are two halves of the same person. I am the more masculine half, but that matters not. (Another joke, Ted. Who loves you, baby?)
Our show is the most difficult show to get on the air. If you are wondering, it is a jawbreaker. We get to work at 3 am, and go ba!!'s-out until we are off the air at 9.
After that, we are working on stuff until about 11 am, though that time is fluid. Some days are much longer.
As a team, Ted, Baldee, Sara, Mike, George and I are incredibly close. You won't find more amiable co-workers anywhere on the planet. Or moody ones.
We snipe at each other. We bash each other. We irritate each other. We tell naughty jokes and say incredibly inappropriate things about one another, to one another. And we love each other dearly.
Ted is hilarious. Actually, the whole staff is funny. And so unbelievably smart. Yes, even Ted. I couldn't ask for a better team to play with.
The people I work with are amazing. Well-trained, professional and absolutely the best there is at what they do. It is a privilege to work with them, and I am acutely aware of that fact.
They make me a better broadcaster. So, if you like me, thank Ted. And George. And Sara. And Baldee. And Mike.
And ALWAYS write. We love hearing from you.