Greetings from not so sunny Northeast Ohio. Only thing better than not having to drive 46 miles early in the morning to go to work is driving 46 miles early in the morning to work during a winter weather warning through the secondary snow belt.
Anyway, I didn't realize that I would be too busy to blog this week, but it is appearing that that's the case. Let me continue with my 2009 Top Banana Awards. This is the honorable mention post.
Strike up the band. The first honorable mention goes to Matthew Killough. He's a young man in my town who is a big fan of the Rittman Band and writes a blog called WIXY Rittman Indian High Band Goes Bananas. I see Matthew and his mom, Kathy, at all the football games, photographing and recording all the action. He also posts some of this on YouTube. He is also a very big fan of this blogger.
Next honorable mention goes to a friend who is a sometime blogger. WZZP is a frequent commenter here and has been a follower here from the beginning. He also is a good friend off the blog and a fried chicken connoisseur.
Next mention goes to a friend who only lives a few miles away but I've never knowingly met, David from Orrville. David is a former radio employee who now sells duck insurance(AFLAC). He has also checked in with me from the beginning.
Rich from Medina comments here on occasion. He has reminded me that his wife and I are fellow Highland High alumni. She went there after I graduated. If my sight meter is correct, I may need the services Rich has to offer.
Another friend who is encouraging me at this transitional time goes on the blogs and message boards as JimOhio. He has done my taxes in the past couple of years and is giving me suggestions in what I should do as I seek employment.
Last honorable mention goes to Ohio Media Watch. The "staff and management" has been a great example for me to follow as I've been communicating via my blogs and has commented here on occasion. He has taken a ton of abuse from those on the message boards, but maintains a professional presence on the web, providing a credible source of media news in my home area.
Next: Top Banana Hall of Fame
One last note: I thank all the readers here for coming around while I've been less than regular in writing my regular posts these past couple of weeks. That provides me with some extra encouragement during a discouraging period for me.