We went to see "The Terminal" Friday night. I liked it, but I don't think it will be one I watch again. It's quirky, though, in a good way. Then I had to go back to work for awhile to finish my story about the kidnapping incident that began in our office parking lot Friday morning. I finally talked to the newspaper carrier whose 2-year-old was kidnapped when an acquaintance drove off in her car. Long story, but my publisher was overly worried The Paducah Sun would have a better story than me. Her exact words: "The Paducah Sun better not have a better story than you." A threat, I suppose, but I'm not sure what the consequence would have been. You see, my editor gave The Paducah Sun reporter the carrier's home phone number, and that made Alice mad. I had the carrier's number, but hadn't been able to get in touch with her yet. Drama. The outcome: The Paducah Sun reporter only talked to the police. I talked to the police, the carrier, the woman who witnessed the kidnap suspect leaving the child on the side of the road and a witness from work who saw the car drive off. Regardless, I'm sure Alice will find something else not to be happy about come Monday.
I went to some yard sales Saturday morning with Greg's mom. I found two pair of jeans for $5 each. Then we had a girly lunch at Dumpin's. I spent the afternoon doing some laundry and catching up on some laziness while I watched five episodes of "The Real World." The San Diego finale is Tuesday and these were some I hadn't seen from the beginning. Then I worked from 4:45 to 9 p.m. covering some political events. I'm a nerd, though, so I didn't mind. Although Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher turned U.S. senator with some other stops in between, didn't impress me. I really don't think my vote will keep him from being re-elected to a second term, but I think I'll vote for the Democrat. Bunning seemed to think every journalist is Al Cross from The Courier-Journal. At one point he was standing there sort of by himself and I introduced myself, he seemed less than interested. And that's fine, really, but then I was trying to take some candid pictures of him meeting people, thinking that would be better than just a picture of him speaking, but every time he saw me, he intentionally turned the other way. It's really OK because when I met Dan Mongiardo earlier this year when he was campaigning in Murray, I liked him and thought he had some good ideas on healthcare.