Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What Are YOU Smiling At?

Austin Gwin
By now, you know my usual mood to be somewhere between distracted and increasingly vexed. I'm cool with that. Only problem is, I can't blame my eternal surliness on The Job. Not with this guy in my peripheral. Meet the Emmy Award winning Austin Gwin - the grinning yin to my angst-ridden yang. I can't tell you how many times I've mumbled under my breath at the injustice of it all only to look up and see this goofball lope up with a smile and an extra light. At train wrecks, operating rooms, city council meetings -- How's he do it? What fills him so full of mirth? After all, this dude trudges through three times the number of live truck orgies than me and I've never once seen him roll up in a bad mood. Maybe it's the baby boy at home, or the fact that his lovely wife was smart enough to leave the biz. Whatever it is, Austin Gwin is one happy cat. Don't believe me? When I snapped this photo of him earlier this evening, we'd both spent a long, cold, rainy day covering a story that brought no one joy. Through it all, Austin kept his chin up, his gear dry and me from wrapping my shivering lips around the live truck's exhaust pipe...

The nerve of that guy.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Austin - you kind of look like Igor from "Young Frankenstein" albeit cuter!!!

Brad Weaver, BC Instructor said...

what's the age difference between you two? perhaps he will catch up with you and come to the dark side?

Anonymous said...

And now young Skywalker...

You will die!