Today, fellow reporters and I had a cherry pit spitting contest and I won.
So, the Pennsylvania state budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year passed on Friday, so this week has been slow in the state Capitol newsroom. Sometimes you can find coverage, like the Pennsylvnaians who are fighting California wildfires, as I reported yesterday, but other times you can’t.
The Capitol newsroom is shared by a host of reporters from various outlets, all members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association. When everyone is bored, I hear, sometimes someone finds a fun distraction – though surely more wholesome than the gambling and drinking of the past.
The Patriot-News ran a wire story about a Michigan man who topped some record by spitting a cherry pit more than 56 feet.
So, why wouldn’t we have our own cherry pit spitting contest right in the newsroom?