This is quite a big deal to me, actually. In my line of work this is the kind of thing you have to work up to. The department heads only want their most reliable, veteran crews on shows like this. And they have entrusted me to punch and call it. I will not let them down.
I am thrilled with how busy I am going to be tonight, because if I weren't I'd only be dwelling on what looms ahead of me tomorrow. There are about 90 thousand different elements I need to pay attention to in order to pull this off successfully tonight. No time for moping and daydreaming tonight, staying focused is of utmost importance.
<hr>Right now I've got 1 hour and 15 minutes to show time. Suddenly I feel the urge to burst into song...
"It's time to put on makeup
It's time to light the lights
It's time to get things started on the Muppet Show tonight!"
So I have a huge responsibility on my shoulders tonight, and this is exactly the kind of challenge I can sink my teeth into. One thing I'm excited about is I really like the producer I will be working with. She is my kind of newsperson - no nonsense, incredibly smart, but diplomatic. She's not full of herself - refreshing - and she appreciates what I do, all of it. I will punch and call for her any day.
Well back to work with me. I'm busy ...