2005 Drinks to date:..106.....Miles: 145
It's icy and cold and I've got my hair all straight and pretty, so I'm taking a few days off from the running. I've got a lot on my mind outside of getting the miles in right now anyway, but I'll be back out in the park this weekend.
Wednesday was Dan's last night in the anchor chair. The whole day had a tense feeling of anxious anticipation about it and no one seemed to know quite what they should be feeling or doing.
|As the broadcast was about to begin, people from other broadcasts and other parts of the network started to trickle past my office onto the balcony over the newsroom to watch Dan tape his final goodbye. Feeling a little awkward, I joined the crowd in the hallway during the broadcast.|
As soon as the official sign-off went over the airwaves, the whole room burst into applause and a wave of emotion must have swept the room, because suddenly everyone's eyes got really wet and shiny.
|Dan spoke for a bit and then he and his wife Jean watched and listened as colleagues toasted his career with bourbon and champagne. So many people had something to say about how special Dan had been in their lives - both professionally and personally.|