Randall's Blog

This is the official blog for Three Eagles Radio News Director Randall Harder.

This is not to be confused with any unofficial blog.

From time to time we'll offer some personal musings or information from the newsbeat that for one reason or another dosen't make the cut for a newscast.

RANDALL'S BLOG -- Second Thoughts On Dipping My Toes In The Ocean

MANKATO -- I'm a swimmer. Been jumping in the deep end of the pool since I was a toddler. I blame the year 1975 for my discomfort in wading into the Pacific Ocean in two weeks when I head to Los Cabos, Mexico. "Don't go in the water" is what the movie poster said. Damn you Peter Benchley. I was just ten years old when I read your book and saw the movie Jaws. Well, I had given in and agreed to at least give the ocean a shot. Then came today. At the daily media briefing by Mankato police, a long absent detective emerged and disclosed he was vacationing with family in Cancun. "Cool, I'm going to Mexico in a little over a week," this reporter disclosed. "We had a shark attack on our beach," said the detective. Sure enough. I Googled and plenty of shark attack stories Googled back. Stories of the Canadian nurse, who went into the ocean to cool off after a game of beach volleyball. Dozens of stories of whistles....and pictures...missing chunks of flesh...finding flesh floating in the salty water. She's alive and a story to tell. My story will be told from the pool and the beach. Wading in the ocean will likely be a game time decision.

So, I ask you? To steal a line from the Zac Brown Band song

Should put my "toes it the water" or keep my "a** in the sand."

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02/24/2011 10:58AM
RANDALL'S BLOG -- Second Thoughts On Dipping My Toes In The Ocean
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