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Minnesota (Not So) Nice?

I’ve always been very proud of my home state of Minnesota. I follow the news there just as much as I do the news here in Orlando. In fact, my home page on my internet browser is a Minnesota newspaper. I guess it’s because I view it as a pure and healthy place to raise a family devoid of pretension, pollution and shady leadership. It seems that’s the way it always used to be. I...

Chipotle: Fail

I hit up Chipotle for dinner tonight. The place was busy. So I waited, excited to dump half a bottle of the green Tobasco sauce on my perfectly-wrapped burrito. I placed my order and noticed the lady threw the tortilla in the press to heat it up. When she pulled it out, I noticed the tear. A tiny tear in the corner. Disaster was near. It was onto the next guy in line who slapped in the chicken...

Breaking and Entering

Today my photographer Dan and I were on a shoot for an upcoming story. We stopped by his house after the shoot was over and I apologized to his neighbor. Let me tell you why… Last week while Dan and I were rushing to finish up a story, we had to stop at his house to get a special camera. I was on the phone. He ran in to grab the camera. I had to use the bathroom. I finished up the call as I...

Gyro Girl: No shame in their game

There’s no shame in Kronos Products’ game, that’s for sure. You gotta love businesses that have a hard time letting go of the past, especially when it relates to advertising. I snapped this gem of the Gyro Girl in Phoenix after walking by a Greek restaurant. Loving the hair, my late 80s – early 90s princess. Sell that gyro! But wait, there’s an update! I just found...

Blogging at 30,000 feet

I am returning from a weekend getaway and decided to try out GoGo’s Internet service on US Airways. Not bad, I must say. WordPress is a bit quirky on the iPad. The guy next to me is probably reading this. Hey there. Enjoying SkyMall magazine? Just wanted to say this is a successful post 30,000 feet above the northern tip of Florida or somewhere close to there. Election week coming up. Going...

Flying with Dubya

I took a break from news this last weekend to fly out to Phoenix, Arizona to see my girlfriend. It was a much needed break as we don’t get to see each other very often. I had a flight out of Orlando at 7:30AM, only got in 2 hours of sleep the night before. I was in an out of consciousness as I was getting settled in 14F. Window seat. I was hoping to sleep the whole way to Memphis, then from...

US Airways Luggage Debacle: The Conclusion

Well, it seems like US Airways has done it – they followed up and offered a reimbursement on my luggage debacle. Sort of. If you read the earlier post about the shenanigans that occurred on my way back from Cancun a few weeks ago, you learned that a baggage employee rifled through my bag and stole my Canon Rebel camera, telephoto lens and my dob bag. The value was quite extensive –...

US Airways Luggage Debacle: Update

I’ve filed the proper paperwork with US Airways after my Canon Rebel digital camera, telephoto lens and my tolietry bag suddenly “disappeared” from my checked back from Cancun to Phoenix, then onto Tucson. It should be about 8-12 weeks for some kinda of satisfaction, if any. But I am keeping a very close eye on this given the fact that hundreds of people go through this sort of...

Thank you, US Airways

Just returned from Mexico a few days ago. It was amazing. Went to Riviera Maya and stayed at the Occidental Grand Xcaret with my girlfriend (blog entry to come soon). But this post is about US Airways. We flew from Tucson to Phoenix then on to Cancun. It was a very nice flight there. Home, much of the same, although we had a delayed flight in Phoenix before coming back to Tucson. In Cancun...

Helping Haiti: $10 at a time

I was sitting in my chair watching the Fox Pre-Game show before the Cardinals/Saints game. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this weekend for weeks, as my beloved Vikings play tomorrow against the Cowboys. While watching the pre-game, or any show for that matter, Haiti is talked about constantly. If you’ve been in a hole for the past week, then you wouldn’t know that they were rocked...

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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