Monday, September 25, 2006

Irish Radio interview and American journey

I just did an interview with an Irish radio station - BEAT 102 which airs first thing tomorrow morning - after 8am on Niall Power's show. Ain't he a cutie (check out his page).

I leave for America in just 3 weeks. I am so busy trying to organise everything and yet tie up loose ends on my final week of Q96. Thursday night is my last night on the station...EVER! I can't believe it's coming to this. It's the end of an era. It's rather like grieving a break up - losing this job - but in true SYBD fashion - I am taking my own advice and turning the pain into gain. No point living in the past - it's eyes forward and not back!

Besides, I am so excited to meet my lovely, loyal, faithful community members. From New York to Chicago to Texas to Hollywood....What a gift this whole job loss thing is!

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Past the Point of No Return

Well last night I bought my ticket for NYC. I can't believe this is happening. It's most-exciting. And also scary, daunting and challenging. The flight was 364.00 with tax. I am trying to do 5000 miles in 5000 dollars. The rental car is what's killing me the most right now. They want close to three thousand dollars for a one-way car rental from NYC to CA. And yes, I know you can practically buy a car for that but then I won't feel as secure as I would with a rental car company. So I am just gonna suck it up and get on with my plans.

I would like to do some of this for charity - Cancer Research - but am not sure how to tie it in. Any ideas greatly appreciated. I can't believe the idea is only ten days old. I only have about three weeks to go. So much to sort in that time...

1) the car I am driving
2) the camera equipment I am hopefully borrowing!
3) packign (what the hell will I wear for forty days on the road?)
4) locating more family and friends & track down more former SYBD members
5) researching some of the major cities on my whiste-stop tour

Answers on a postcard to....

Damn, I am so excited. 'Sure beats looking for a "real job". Speaking of which, in anticipation of getting a job when I return, I should put down my old RADIO professor David Wesley Pagee from SSU down as a referee. He just wrote me this this week:- "Send me the name of any man who's not properly recognized your beauty, wit and charm. I'll beat the c**p out of him, asap. DWP"

Brillaint Dave. I'll them you said so...

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Thea's SYBD USA Adventure

Well I am busy planning my next chapter of my life. I've run this site for six + years and helped people on their journey and now the lovely members of SYBD are helping me on mine...I am flying to America to drive across the country - meeting SYBD members and taking in the sights along the way. Working on getting car rental sorted. If any rich SYBD member out there wants to sponsor it - well I'd not say "NO!"...

I have ONE month to plan Thea's Big Adventure and set up a blog for it all. :)

Anyone want to donate to the cause can click here and find more info on how to send me money...The money will go toward the cost of the trip - food, car rental, wireless access, video camera and so forth. :)

Today would have been the day that OFCOM decides whether or not the sale of my radio station will go through (and indeed whether or not I'd have a job)...but instead I took matters into my own hands. I'd rather be the one to decide my future. Not some media company who don't even know me.

America here I come...

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