Friday, I woke up to lots of sun. At least it was more than what I had experienced in the last two days of being here. I started out with a 2nd interview at the “marketing” firm. The guy I interviewed with this time was smaller than me, younger than me, and wowed that I used to work in television because “he took a couple of broadcasting classes” while he was in school. Oy vey.
I then tried calling a couple of the TV stations in town. One station, I couldn’t raise anyone on the phone that could do anything for me. The other station, I at least got to the news director’s voicemail. I went to find the station that I called first. It was out in Beaverton. The studios were out in a business district. Looked like a nice place. However, the visitors parking was absolutely full, leaving me no place to leave the car legally to get out and go in. After a few minutes, I got a return call from the news director at KATU. He was willing to talk to me, so I headed that way.
The conversation was a good one, and I believe that there is a chance things could work out if he wants to have me come work there. One thing he told me was that he always makes it a point to talk to job candidates who go the extra mile and come to Portland on their own. Before I left, I explained it would be about a week before I could get work samples to him. The only thing I have available without getting in to a TV station to edit and make dubs is a set of video files from a special I did in Savannah. But my hard drive went on the fritz the day before. I can’t get it fixed until I get home.
I went to the same Chipotle I have the entire I’ve been here tonight. It’s across the river in Vancouver. When I turned off the 205 on to 14 heading east, I was met with a different view than the past couple of days. There, in all it’s majestic splendor, was Mount Hood! All I can think to tell you is that it is better looking in person than in pictures. But hopefully these pictures will give you the idea.
I never saw Mount Hood before today because it was so cloudy, and the clouds were so low.