QUOTES of the DAY
Rough Hawaiian waters by CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry
“Well, I just weighed myself post-xmas dinner. I immediately regret this decision.” — Roll Call‘s HOH writer Elizabeth Brotherton in a weekend tweet.
Scribe calls Amtrak ‘a disgrace’
“Amtrak gets the gas face. They are a disgrace. $91 tickets for an overbooked train where me and my girl had to stand.” — TWT‘s Eli Lake in a weekend tweet.
Journo spends leisurely day in bed
“Miami windy and COLD. Just turned on the HEAT. But keep reminding myself it’s still warmer than DC.” — ABC7’s Stephen Tschida in a weekend tweet. He left for Miami after Christmas. So far, no travel disasters. Before that, he alluded to his recent train debacle, saying, “So glad NOT traveling today. But feeling holiday fatigue anyway. Yikes, 1PM and still in bed! Gotta rally for tennis.” Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller pleaded with Tschida, saying, “Can’t you just take a short train ride for your fans, Metro even?”
Arianna spends holidays with ex
“Christmas eve dinner w/ my ex (hello huffpost divorce!) our daughters & my sister. Merry Christmas everyone!” — HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington makes the holidays work with her ex, Michael, as described in a weekend tweet. In 2009, the pair traveled together with their daughters for their 12th anniversary from being divorced. They make it a point to celebrate all Christmases and their daughters’ birthdays together.
Writer misses holiday cheer escape
“I miss Tower Records on Xmas Day. It was a great place to escape friends, family, & good will for an hour of mindless browsing.” — Slate‘s media writer Jack Schafer in a weekend tweet.
Catanese knocks MTP guest choice
“The likelihood of Valerie Jarrett making news is incredibly low.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese in a weekend tweet. White House aide Jarrett appeared on NBC’s MTP this past weekend.
Storm — what storm?
“Big NE snowstorm strikes DC-midday accumulations range from 0 cm to 0 inches, depending on location.” — NPR‘s Steve Inskeep in a weekend tweet making fun of D.C. weather forecasters.
Journo gets obscene amount of …
“30 pairs of white athletic socks for Christmas? My life is complete.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Executive Editor Reid Wilson in a weekend tweet.
A break in the buzz
“I love the relative silence of new media world today.” — As usual, National Review Online scribe Kathryn Lopez rather enjoys when journos take a break.
Dangerous Christmas thought
“Literally heading over the river and through the woods to Grandmama’s house. Hope she doesn’t get run over by reindeer before we get there.” — CNN Contributor Erik Erickson in a weekend tweet.