28 December 2012

Creepy Viewer Mail.... The Joys of Being on TV.

Every job comes with its highs and lows.  For people on television, we have to deal with stalkers.  For the past 10 years, I’ve covered news from across the country. In every TV market I’ve worked in—there’s always been those “faithful viewers” who plague me with mail, emails and now Facebook messages.

During the holidays, I enjoy receiving Christmas Cards from viewers. But what really creeps me out—are handwritten letters from viewers.  One viewer proposed to me, another asked me the size of my feet.  Just weird!?!

And don’t get me started on Facebook!!!! It’s opened up a whole new world of creepiness.

Thankfully, I have a very protective husband that monitors all of my messages--lol! 

Do you have any creepy stalkers?? What’s your story?

12 December 2012

Holiday Traditions

As many of you know, I was born in Germany. My mother is German and my father is African American.  Well, I spent most of my childhood in the country, therefore we celebrated many of the traditions.
Every year, my mother got me an Advent calendar! It's a special calendar used to count down the days till Christmas!  The best ones--are filled with sweet German chocolate! 
Another big holiday tradition is our Christmas Pyramid. In German it’s called Weihnachtspyramide.  It looks like a Christmas pyramid, decked out in flowers and wooden figurines. It’s kind of like a carousel with several levels showing some sort of holiday theme!

As in many other European countries, on the eve of Dec. 6th children place a shoe or boot by the fireplace. At night, St. Nicholas goes from house to house carrying goodies to fill the shoes with. If you were bad, your shoes were filled with coal or sticks. My coworker filled my shoe up with my favorite goodies, Red Bull! 

What are you holiday traditions?

06 December 2012

Holiday Toy Drive!!!

With the holiday season upon us, the Broward County Big Brothers Big Sisters Program needs your help again!!

If you would like to donate ANY new toys for kids aged- 5-18-- please let me know! I need the donations by Dec 13th!

No gift is too small! :)

Bring a toy and spread some cheer! Contact me if you want to donate!!! Email me at cjones@wplg.com or huggabeans@yahoo.com!!!