So here's what happened from my perspective. Work had been incredibly stressful. Basically, it was one of those Murphy's Law kind of days-- everything that can go wrong, did. I was slated to go out for dinner with some work friends, and was told to dress up. After my show, I walked out of the booth hoping to grab my things and make a run for the door-- when my executive producer stopped me and asked me to quickly write a story on gas prices for the 6 O'clock show.
"Great." I thought, "Just pile it on to the worst day ever." I sat back down at my desk to log the video, writing verbatim for the sound and getting time code for the editors to put it together quickly-- not knowing that Jason was going to be one of the interviews. How could I know, he wasn't supposed to be home for another week! (Here's a look at the interview video)
When I got to his interview, I wasn't watching it closely... I was listening for the name to write it down, and then I heard: Jason Tomlinson. It couldn't be my Jason Tomlinson-- because he was still in South Korea. Crazy coincidence, right? Then he started to spell his name. J-A... That voice sounded so familiar.. S-O... I finally took my eyes off my script and looked at the video. I did a double take, because that couldn't be my Jason....
But when I turned around, there he was, exactly a year after I dropped him off at the airport to leave for South Korea-- and wearing the same outfit. The rest was captured on video. Once I got over the shock of things, I think I said, "Wow, so when you propose are you going to hire a marching band and some acrobats!" I can be such a brat sometimes.
It's been so great having Jason home! And his early arrival allowed him to sleep off the Jetlag and get some interviews out of the way before I went on vacation so we could just enjoy each other. I'll regale you with some of our adventures around California this week.