Thursday, October 8, 2009

What a fun day!

I just HAD to buy groceries this morning and since it was 44 degrees
when we got up I decided to wait and walk this afternoon.

Grocery shopping was good!
I bought all the ingredients for my hubby to make CHILI!!
He uses a fresh lime in his recipe which makes ALL the difference!

And I went to Earth Fare ( a whole foods store )
and bought Acorn Squash soup, a chicken pot pie (fresh)
chicken salad, sweet potato salad, Orange scones,
and lots of fresh fruit and veggies.

So that was get all stocked up again!

I walked at the park and saw 12 geese fly over...honking all the way
and THEN.....
I met Julie Wunder!
Our favorite Meteorologist on our local ABC station!
And if you know know I stopped and talked to her
and told her we LOVE her and asked for her weather forecast
for the next few days! heehee!

She was even more beautiful in person and just the sweetest young lady!
What a thrill! I'm so glad I walked this afternoon!

Here's the ABC link
and the photo and info on Julie Wunder!
JULIE WUNDER joined the News 13 Weather Team in September 2003.
You can catch her weather reports during the weekday morning and
noon newscasts. She also contributes weather related news stories to WLOS.

Whether giving the weather reports from the field or studio,
Julie prides herself in delivering accurate information with a smile.
She also attempts to cook in the Carolina
Kitchen and uses her role on television to help find homes for animals.
She has worked with local animal advocate groups including, Asheville
Humane Society, Animals Compassion Network, Blue Ridge Humane Society,
and Sarge and Friends Animal Rescue foundation.
Yearly she is the Honorary Chairperson and Host of many local fundraisers.

In 2008, Julie won an EMMY award for her weather reporting.
The National Weather Association has granted her their Seal of Approval
for her weather forecasting. Also, she is the recipient of a Silver Award
from the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas
and a Florida AP award. In 2003, the Save-a-Pet organization of Georgia
awarded Julie for her efforts.

Julie graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and Minors in Dance
and Political Science. She holds a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology
from Mississippi State University. Additionally, she is a member of the
National Weather Association and the American Meteorological
Society. She is teaching a Broadcast Meteorology class at UNCA.

Before coming to Asheville, Julie was the Chief Weather Anchor
at WGXA in Macon, Georgia. While in Macon, Julie also worked
for WPGA. Julie has also had jobs in both radio and TV in Gainesville,
Florida. Julie grew up in Orlando, Florida, and spent time working at
Walt Disney World. She danced in parades and played
Mickey's best friend, Pluto. In her free time Julie loves to read, travel,
watch Florida football, and play with her longhaired dachshund named Rhett.

I've had a FUN day....hope you have, too!
Walking can be FUN! lol


Brenda Pruitt said...

This girl sounds like she should be applauded. Especially for her work for animal welfare. It's so hot and muggy here! I woke up to windows smeared with humidity.

Vee said...

I like your grocery list! Once ran into our local weatherman and could only grin. They do have that celebrity status don't you know. She looks like a sweetheart and I'm sure that you will long remember the day you met her.

Emily said...

That is exciting! One of our local weathermen came to the one of the girl's schools and talked to them and let them see the storm tracker Hummer they used. It is cool to see "famous" people :)

Stacey said...

Your day sounds heavenly to me. I love to grocery shop. Seems like you have a really nice bought prepared food there?

I'm proud of you for walking in the cool air. That's my favorite time. We didn't get to walk because the rain has not stopped all day!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Your day must have been exciting meeting up with your weather girl ~
what fun!


Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

How exciting that you met with your weather girl. Nice to find out she is just as sweet and friendly in person.

Bless her for her work with animals.

Lucky you, having a husband that cooks. sounds as though your day was lovely.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I just love her...She is my favorite. How fun you got to meet her. Does she live near you?

Do you know my new home is only 5 minutes from Earth Fare? Once I get settled, we definately need to get together....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit me. I sure wish that you could come to the Sauerkraut Festival too. It is amazing...over 500 booths and in a charming little town with lots of prim shops and antique stores.

How fun to meet the weather girl. Our local news crew will be the show this is always fun if they stop in the booth to look around.

Have a great weekend.

Joshy and belle said...

oh it sounds like fun, did you get her autograph! fliss xx

Anonymous said...

oh I had chili yesterday as well.Your day sounded nice.I would love love the Earth fare.Sounds fun.

Oh the gesse are leaving here as well.The campus of penn state isnt to far away and they stay here in a pond for the summer sometimes and off they fly with their famous honker sounds, go back home.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

geese that was. typing fast before leaving isnt good for me LOL.