Quick check to see if the
Depart for work (I had a rough day yesterday... gimme a break!)
Arrive at work... Hi Guys!
Time for a quick
Upstairs for a quick (15 minutes) massage. Here are my girls getting a manicure (they should have gone with the massage... whew, it was good!)
12:30 p.m. - Lunch (I had Cashew Chicken.. thanks for asking!)
1:30 p.m. Work... Hey, how about a tour of the place??
Lets start at the beginning - The paper.
Here its being unloaded from the trucks to our storage room (this guy has a great view).
What next... well, we better go to the Plate Making Room. That's where the images of the pages are sent down to a big machine and then transferred to aluminium 'plates'. Don't adjust your monitors - it's a very yellow room (no, I don't know why, but I'm sure its deliberate and very technical).
This is the big machine I just mentioned...
And these little beauties, are the plates...
They need to be sorted to go to the right press. That task is handled by the sorting machine...
(yes, I know its all very technical, but please bear with me)
Next, the plates go on the presses. The presses are huge, dirty and very, very noisy. The proper attire must be donned. (Safety first!)
OK, here we go... don't blink or you'll miss it.
That's newspaper - and a very startled pressman.... "what!"
After explaining he was
Graciously, he took over the tour. Here you can see the aluminum plates on the press - all ready to print - fascinating stuff right?
Abracadabra! Whammo! Presto! Shebang.... There's your paper!
Now, if only they can get a dustpan and brush down there. (I'm ashamed, yes I am).
Finally, the fresh and shiny newspaper is grabbed by these hooks and whirled up to the pre-print room for inserts and packaging.
It's a dizzying sight (when it has newspapers on it)....
I should mention, none of this would happen without....
OK, shows over, lets head back down and do some work!
Quick check in the cafeteria to see what I missed.... oooh, chicken and pasta.
Lovely view when you eat..
Course, the executives have it better...
And the Publisher... well, lets just say its a 'club'.
Back to WORK!
Isn't she cute?? She's also adorable, sweet and single... if there is any nice guys out there.. you may email me (recent photos only please!)
Here's Gianinna - my very good friend. I love this girl.. and her mama's cooking! She also happens to be unattached at the moment...
Ervin!! My buddy! Poor fellow, he puts up with a gaggle of girls and holds up admirably!
Ah, time to go to work! Damn, is that my desk??
Best take a quick break - see how the other half live....
Not too bad from the look of it!
Such a beautiful day. Dolphins are a common sight, as are Manatees...
Storming on South Beach, and heading this way!
Best check the traffic report...
I'm exhausted.... homeward bound!
All in all, a good day. Hope yours was too!