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The Gasparilla Children’s Parade

Today we embarked on an annual tradition: The Gasparilla Children’s Parade. This is the precursor to the main event next weekend – the Gasparilla Parade. Essentially, thousands of people cram onto Bayshore Boulevard for one of the biggest parades in the country. But today was much more tame. It was the kids’ chance to get out there and grab some beads and cheer on some pirates...

All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy

All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All...

Baseball cheating: stealing signs and tossing emery boards

I gotta say, the Astros have some serious stones. To pull what they did in stealing signs using video cameras, cell phones and a trusty garbage can, go beyond any Hollywood storyline. They are next level. But they got busted. And as I scrolled through coverage about the incident (and what could be coming to the Red Sox), it got me thinking of how sheltered I’ve been in my early life for...

I was invited to fly with the Blue Angels

Today my boss called me into the conference room to unload a ‘great idea’ for some upcoming content. He asked me if I wanted to fly with the Blue Angels. Wow, the BLUE ANGELS. Now THAT would be some great content. I thought about it for about 3 seconds and said absolutely….not! Yes, I said no. I know what you’re probably thinking. This guy is an idiot. This is a once in a...

Things to do in Tampa: eBoats

We’ve lived in Tampa for nearly five years now. Time has flown. But regardless of where I’ve lived in the past, I’ve always struggled with the question I had yesterday: what are some things to do in Tampa? It almost seems obvious since Tampa has a lot to offer. But when you’re really pressed against the coals and have to make a decision, it’s not that easy. My...

The thing about blogging every day

It’s not easy, that’s for sure. Today is Friday, a day I’ve waited for what seems to be an eternity. It’s a day to unwind and prepare yourself for the weekend. This also is the day my parents arrive from chilly Minnesota! I rarely get to see them. So while I had to work, I was able to have dinner and chat with them briefly before finishing up the 8:00 newscast. Then it was...

Why having a kid helps your procrastination problem

I’m a procrastinator. There are just some things I can’t stand doing. And before I get to them, I find ways of diverting my attention so I don’t have to face the music and just sit down and get it done. I have no idea why I’m this way for some things and not all – or why I’m like this at all. Procrastination just sucks, but I bet every person suffers from it at...

Run for your lives, the season of sickness is upon us

If you’re a parent of a toddler, you’re all doomed. Well, that’s not entirely true, but perhaps likely. This flu season is off to the races and taking hostages every step of the way. In fact, according to the CDC, there have been at least 6.4 million flu illnesses and 55,000 hospitalizations. They’re calling it the worst flu season in a decade. Thankfully (and aggressively...

2020 is here and my hamstrings know it

Drink it in (the air, not the wine). 2020 has arrived and with it the ridiculous set of resolutions that you promise yourself each year. I do. In fact, I do the same one each year and fail miserably. Since we’re on the topic of resolutions, I’d like to touch on two (there are many more that are far more important, but dinner is on the way and I don’t have that kind of time)...

The calm before the fricking storm

Here we are again. It’s the in-between stage where Christmas just wrapped up and we’re headed for New Year’s Day. It’s a time to stare at yourself in horror, dream up how you’ll become a multi-millionaire, defuse tantrums from your 3-year-old and watch, help and feel badly for your pregnant wife as she hobbles around in pain knowing there’s still a solid two...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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