Not a Bad Day at Work

 I love my job.  I wake up every morning excited about what I do and where I go.  I can’t imagine working anywhere else.  There are days like yesterday though that I am totally thankful for.  How many of you can say that one of your all-time favorite actors came into your workplace?  Thursday I had that opportunity.

Chazz Palminteri and myself in our control room.

Yep, that is Chazz Palminteri posing with yours truly.  He came on our news at 11 to promote his one-man show of “The Bronx Tale” at Foxwoods. 

If you’ve never seen the Bronx Tale, please find a time to watch it.  It is a remarkable movie.  If you like the Godfather trilogy, Casino and other mobster movies, this will become one of your faves.  Even if you don’t enjoy those types, thee is enough in this movie for you to love.  At its core, the movie is about the relationship between a boy and his father and the difficulties of what life throws at you.  I can’t speak anymore highly of a movie. 

He also starred in The Usual Suspects as a cop listening to Verbal’s story of the robbery gone wrong. 

Normally I don’t get worked up over guests on our newscasts.  We’ve had some pretty big stars but this is the first time that I got all giddy over one.  It’s not every day you get to meet one of your favorite actors that starred in two of your favorite movies.  I don’t have many rules in life, but when al that comes together, you gotta get a picture with the man.

What a great guy and what an awesome day.  It was one of the best moments in 11 years working at the station.

I can’t wait to see his play at the Casino in a few weeks.

Yeah, so how was your Thursday???

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7 Responses to “Not a Bad Day at Work”

  1. Li'l EM-Kel Says:

    Your unabashed wonder and enthusiasm at this singular experience are enviable. What a great day! I don’t know anything about Palminteri, but let me tell ya, I’m jel of you.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Debra Alfarone Says:

    Well, well, well, look at you! I miss seeing everyone at the ripe old hour of 2:30am! Glad to see you’re still jazzed – and love Palminteri – he’s one of my people! D

    • Good to hear from you Debra. We miss you too, the am’s just aren’t as bright w/o you. I figured you would get a kick out of that photo.

  3. You can’t post the unexpected ending of a great movie on the blog!!!! People need to watch it to find it out!!!!!!!

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