Sunday, October 26, 2003

Women's professional football championship game

Mark M. Hancock / © The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Diamonds' Alberta Fitcheard-Brydson (No. 24, right) breaks up a pass intended for Florida Stingrays' Terrell Roach (No. 25, behind right) while Benita Francis (No. 55, left) moves in to help during the Women's Professional Football League NFC championship football game at Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex in North Richland Hills on Saturday, October 25, 2003.

Today was interesting. I covered the Dallas Diamonds professional women's football team as they played Florida for the NFC championship. Florida won.
I got a good shot. I wanted to try to get some on the wire, but the Marlins won the World Series and then there was the rocket attack in Baghdad.

I asked Fayrouz how to spell the city name, and she had to think about it. It's not like she lived in Iraq 28 years (6 of them in Baghdad). :-)

Anyway, getting WPFL images onto the wire was out considering the chaos at the desk. Better luck next time.

The images from the author I covered before the first blog today vanished. The microdrive I used for the assignment fried along with the images. There was no way to recover the images. It was not a critical shoot, so life will continue.
Luckily the shots from Southlake's HarvestFest and Carnival were on a different flashcard and they didn't have a problem. Some of the kids there were darling. They came in their Halloween costumes and made my day.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Dallas Morning News

Lauryn Moore, 1, (right) of Fort Worth watches as her cousin Ashley Thomas, 7, (left) flips in a bounce house during the Southlake HarvestFest and Carnival at Bicentennial Park in Southlake on Saturday, October 25, 2003. Moore was dressed as a princess and Thomas was dressed as a zombie.

Fayrouz and I aren't planning to have children because we would rather travel the world. I threaten that if I ever do have children, they will only wear costumes until they are school-age. Kids are just so darn cute in costumes. Why would anyone dress kids in anything other than costumes? Plus they are so happy. I have an image of one 5 year old dressed as a green furry dragon. He was jumping around and flapping his shining green wings. I'll bet he would have breathed fire if he could. It is rare to see adults as happy (I haven't shot Mardi Gras in New Orleans though).

Enough for now,

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