What's wrong with me?
I've been in the TV news biz for 15 months. I guess the changes have been gradual, but they're there. Today, my actions confirmed it-- I'm a junkie.
When I go home and head out to a Bay Area bar for a bachelor party, I am drawn to the TV for a live report by the ABC station.
On my days off, I constantly check the newspapers, websites, and TV stations to find out what and how each outlet is covering.
When I get home from work, I'll go A-block surfing; that is, flipping back and forth between to see what each station leads with and who they talked to.
I live near a fire station. This morning I heard at least two engines sirens blaring, and screaming down the street. My first move is to go to the county's dispatch website to see which units are being called out, where they're going, what the call is, and to listen in on the police and fire scanner.
Yes, I have the website address memorized.
Yes, I'm an addict. A junkie.
But I'm not horribly concerned.