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CBS Dispute is over, but you are still missing your CBS, here's why.

today, CBS and AT&T ended their nearly month long dispute and CBS stations and CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel. however, if you are still missing a CBS station, well, there's a reason for that.
the reason is, these CBS stations that are still dark and off the AT&T/DirecTV lineup aren't owned by CBS Corporation. they are owned by Nexstar Media Group, and they are still in a dispute that been on-going for over a month now that started in early July.
if your CBS station is on this list of Nexstar stations, that means that you will be blacked out in that market: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stations_owned_or_operated_by_Nexstar_Media_Group
and this is a list of CBS O&O stations, which will show that these channels are the ones just restored to the AT&T/DirecTV as the CBS/AT&T dispute has been resolved: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_Television_Stations
the stations restore today are CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel and CBS O&Os which inculdes all of their local CBS Stations they owned, the CW O&O stations, 3 Independent channels (KTXA in Dallas, KCAL in LA, and WLNY in NYC) as well as 3 MyNetworkTV affiliate (WBFS in Miami and WSBK in Boston) and StartTV affiliate WBXI-CD in Indianapolis.
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The CW in Dallas

When I researched stations that were available in my area (Dallas), it said the CW was available. I have searched for shows like The Flash, Supernatural, and Supergirl, and while I can add them to my shows for recording when they become available, my local CW affiliate does not appear to be available for live TV. The channel doesn't show at all. So I'm wondering if those shows will actually record when the new fall season begins. And I don't know why it says CW is available when the affiliate isn't. Can anyone help me understand?
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Things To Do- Week of 12/17

Next week's list will be smaller because I want to focus a little more on my family that is coming in town. Note, I added a list of NYE Parties I've found at putting that last at the bottom because if you're anything like me you like to plan ahead. My only suggestion would be to stay safe, have fun, and if anything a fun night at home is always a great choice to ring in the new year. They'll be listed by venue and alphabetical. I'll be adding more to the list next week too.
Don't forget to check out the Top 100 Dallas Restaurants from the Observer

Top picks from do 214
Editor's Pick from Guide Live
D Magazine Critics Pick
Concerts happening in Dallas

ONGOING EVENTS
Christmas Spectacular until Dec 22 at The Star Frisco
Holiday Bricktacular until December 23 at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Christmas at the Anatole until Dec 23 at the Anatole
Chicago until Dec 23 at Winspear Opera House
MRT Presents: A Christmas Carol until Dec 24 at Downtown McKinney
Texas Ballet Theater: The Nutcracker until December 24 at Bass Performance Hall
A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker until Dec 26 at Addison Conference and Theatre Center
Potted Potter until Dec 28 at Texas Theatre
Enchant Christmas until Dec 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington
Holiday Lights Trolley Ride until Dec 31 at Mockingbird Station. Corner of Worcola St. & E. Mockingbird Ln.
The 12 Days of Christmas until Dec 31 at Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Zoo Lights until Jan 1 at Dallas Zoo
Vitruvian Lights until Jan 1 at Vitruvian Park
ICE! - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer until Jan 1 at Gaylord Texan
Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936 until Jan 6 at Meadows Museum
The Trains at NorthPark until Jan 6 at NorthPark Center
Illuminate until Jan 6 at The Perot Museum
Skating Under The Stars until Jan 6 at Dr Pepper Star Center Farmers Branch
The Phantom of the Opera at Music Hall at Fair Park
Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House until Jan 6 at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Skate the Square until Jan 7 at Frisco Square
Panther Island Ice at Coyote Drive-In (Fort Worth)
Dinosaurs Live until Feb 16 at Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

THIS WEEK
Star Wars: A New Hope - Movie in Concert from Thursday Dec 20 to Saturday Dec 22 at Meyerson Symphony Center Vocal Majority Christmas Show - The Greatest Snowman from Thursday Dec 20 to Saturday Dec 23 at Eisemann Center Keith and Margo’s Slay Ride - A Holiday Mystery Dinner Adventure from Friday dec 21 to Saturday Dec 22 at Old Mill Inn

MONDAY DECEMBER 17 (High 61 Low 40, Mostly Cloudy)
Justin Holt POP UP at Dubliner Cigars & Suits - A Gentleman's Holiday Pop-Up at The Network Bar Merry Scary Christmas- 48 Hour Film Race at Galaxy Drive-in Theatre 2nd Annual Sip & Sit with Santa (and Peticolas) at Guitars and Growers Monday Night Magic at Wow! Donuts and Drips Michael Martin Murphey's A Cowboy Christmas at Bass Performance Hall Cult Leader at Double Wide Swearin' at Dan's Silverleaf

TUESDAY DECEMBER 18 (High 62 Low 50, Mostly Cloudy)
Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center CLINK - Holly Jolly Mixology at The Village Den Fairmount's Festivus 2018 at Kent & Co. - the Space Celebrating the Farms Pop-in Pop-Up Dinner at Cafe Momentum Hello Kitty Holiday Kawaii Mart Truck at West Village The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays at Eisemann Center The Big Movie: It's a Wonderful Life at Landmark's Mangolia Theatre

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 (High 62 Low 48, Partly Cloudy)
Holiday Family Movie Night: The Santa Clause at Texas Live Holiday Movie Series: Elf at Box Garden at Legacy Hall Feast Like a Viking: Turkey Leg and Beer Pairing at Bru City Stadium Pop Up Christmas Eve Chinese Dinner at Bitter Sisters Brewery Winter Festival of Faiths: A Journey Around the World at Thanks-Giving Square The Faceless at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill Steven Wilson at House of Blues Tommy Emmanuel at Majestic Theatre

THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 (High 60 Low 46, Sunny/Wind)
Dallas Stars vs. Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center Deep Ellum Wine Walk - Holiday Soiree at Deep Ellum Dallas Jingle Bell Run at Hilton Anatole Hotel A Drag Queen Christmas at House of Blues The Throwback Holiday Sweater Party at 2513 Deep Ellum

FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 (High 60 Low 46, Sunny)
Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration at Perot Museum Winter Solstice Celebration at Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Blackest Night: A Winter Solstice Beer Celebration at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (Fort Worth) PJ Morton at House of Blues TubaChristmas in Fort Worth at Texas Christian University Swim with Santa at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Beer and Carols at Oak Highlands Brewery Festival Navideno con Luis Coronel at Theatre at Grand Prairie Josh Weathers at Kessler Theater Playboi Carti at South Side Ballroom Dead Mockingbirds / Crooked Bones / Big Heaven at Double Wide Paul Cauthen at Billy Bob's

SATURDAY DECEMBER 22 (High 60 Low 42, Mostly Sunny)
Downtown Stocking Stroll at Dallas Power and Light Building Trail Ride With Santa at Southfork Ranch Sleigh Flying Lessons with Buddy the Elf at Village at Allen Treats of Christmas at NorthPark Center Holiday Cheer and Beer at Lee Harvey's GeO-Deck the Halls at Reunion Tower at GeO-Deck TubaChristmas in Denton at University of North Texas Drop and Shop Holiday Skate at Allen Community Ice Rink Holiday Cocktail Class at People's Last Stand The Grand Ol' Christmas Show at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater Armed Forces Bowl: Houston Cougars vs. Army at Amon G. Carter Stadium Jack Ingram at Kessler Theater Trans-Siberian Orchestra at American Airlines Center Nightmare Weekends Before Christmas at Texas Triffid Ranch Dallas Bach Society: Messiah Singalong at Zion Lutheran Church Messer at Trees Parker McCollum at House of Blues The Buffalo Ruckus / Travis Parker at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill Willis Alan Ramsey / Helene Cronin at Poor David's Pub Il Divo at Majestic Theatre Bidi Bidi Banda's Fiesta de Navidad at Three Links Cory Morrow at Granada Theater Dave East at Canton Hall Mike and the Moonpies at Dan's Silverleaf

SUNDAY DECEMBER 23 (High 58 Low 45, Partly Cloudy)
Dallas Stars vs. New York Islanders at American Airlines Center Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium Not Your Mama's Drag Brunch at Don't Tell Supper Club Metroplex Holistic and Psychic Faire at Hilton Arlington Home for the Holidays Sunday Rager at Whippersnapper Dallas Bach Society: Handel's Messiah at Meyerson Symphony Center Devotional: The Depeche Mode Experience at House of Blues The Nightmare Before Christmas at The Church Dallas Festivus at Celestial Beerworks

NYE PARTIES
2505 Pacific Ave, Balcony Club, Bishop Arts District, Bishop Cidercade, Casa Mama Dallas, Cowboys Red River, Citizen Dallas, Deep Ellum Art Company, Fort Worth Zoo, Gas Monkey Live, Happiest Hour, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (Richardson), Hotel ZaZa, It'll Do Club, Le Méridien Stoneleigh Penthouse, Lizard Lounge, Medieval Times, Noble Rey Brewing Co, Old Red Museum, RBC, Round-Up Saloon, Statler Ballroom, Texas Ale Project, The Network Bar, The Nodding Donkey, The Yard (Fort Worth), Trees, TNT Tacos & Tequila, Twilite Lounge, Whippersnapper, Wyndham Garden Dallas North

I do realize that I sometimes use Facebook event links and some Redditors do not use Facebook. If there's any events you'd like more details on that's a Facebook link I'll be happy to help out. I try and avoid using Facebook links and go straight to the source but some venues strictly use Facebook for their events.
If I missed anything or would like to showcase an event, feel free to comment below.
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Things To Do - Week of 12/24

Have a Merry and safe Christmas from my family to yours. I know this week's list is a little lazier than usual, I'm just having such a great time seeing my family that's in town, I'll post a more in dept list next week. Make sure to check out the 26 best ways to celebrate New Year's Eve 2018 in Dallas-Fort Worth from Guide Live or an article from the Dallas Observer about their favorite Dallas Brunches of 2018. Also for those who are looking to do something on Christmas Day, here's a list of Best Dallas restaurants open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from Culture Map and Seven Dallas-Area Chinese Restaurants That Are Open on Christmas Day from the Dallas Observer.

Top picks from do 214
Editor's Pick from Guide Live
D Magazine Critics Pick
Concerts happening in Dallas

ONGOING EVENTS
MRT Presents: A Christmas Carol until Dec 24 at Downtown McKinney
Texas Ballet Theater: The Nutcracker until December 24 at Bass Performance Hall
A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker until Dec 26 at Addison Conference and Theatre Center
Potted Potter until Dec 28 at Texas Theatre
Enchant Christmas until Dec 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington
Holiday Lights Trolley Ride until Dec 31 at Mockingbird Station. Corner of Worcola St. & E. Mockingbird Ln.
The 12 Days of Christmas until Dec 31 at Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Zoo Lights until Jan 1 at Dallas Zoo
Vitruvian Lights until Jan 1 at Vitruvian Park
ICE! - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer until Jan 1 at Gaylord Texan
Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936 until Jan 6 at Meadows Museum
The Trains at NorthPark until Jan 6 at NorthPark Center
Illuminate until Jan 6 at The Perot Museum
Skating Under The Stars until Jan 6 at Dr Pepper Star Center Farmers Branch
The Phantom of the Opera at Music Hall at Fair Park
Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House until Jan 6 at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Skate the Square until Jan 7 at Frisco Square
The Phantom Of The Opera until Jan 6 at Music Hall at Fair Park
Panther Island Ice at Coyote Drive-In (Fort Worth)
Dinosaurs Live until Feb 16 at Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

THIS WEEK
Lights All Night from Friday Dec 28 to Saturday Dec 29 at Market Hall
Wreck the Halls from Friday Dec 28 to Saturday Dec 29 at Dark Hour Haunted House
New Year Kirtan Music Festival from Friday Dec 28 to Tuesday Jan 1 at Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna Temple
Lone Star Circus' Forever from Friday Dec 28 to Tuesday Jan 1 at Dallas Children's TheateRosewood Center for Family Arts
Mesquite Championship Rodeo Winter Classic from Friday Dec 28 to Saturday Dec 29 at Mesquite Arena

MONDAY DECEMBER 24 (High 60 Low 53, Mostly Sunny)
Christmas Eve on The Green at Watters Creek Christmas Eve Metal Monday at Civil Pour Christmas Eve Party at Turkish Cafe & Lounge Handel's Messiah at St. Monica Fine Arts TubaChristmas in Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square Feast of the Seven Fishes at Knife (Plano)

TUESDAY DECEMBER 25 (High 67 Low 57, AM Showers)
Christmas Day Brunch at Maracas Cocina Mexicana Yuletide Yoga at Reef Point Yoga Christmas At Dallas Offroad Christmas Day Buffet at LAW Restaurant at Four Seaons Resort and Club LoL Tournament Christmas Day at AK PC Gaming CAFE A Teklife Xmas with DJ Taye at Wits End Drink The Tree at The Rustic

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26 (High 67 Low 53, Thunderstorms)
Kwanzaa: A Harvest Celebration at Bookmarks Library Jason Bucklin Trio at Legacy Hall Lotería Live at Four Corners Brewing Co. Dallas Jonghyun Memorial at Klyde Warren Park Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans at American Airlines Center
THURSDAY DECEMBER 27 (High 67 Low 41, Sunny)
How the Grunge Stole Christmas tribute show at House of Blues Maple at Dan's Silverleaf

FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 (High 57 Low 39, Sunny)
Straight Tequila Night (90s Country Covers) at Box Garden at Legacy Hall Adult Night: Ugly Sweater Party at LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Year's at Noon at Farmers Branch Historical Park Charlie Sexton at Kessler Theater Celebrate Kwanzaa at Carrollton Public Library Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at Bass Performance Hall Holiday at Hogwarts at Dan's Silverleaf Robert Earl Keen at House of Blues Terry McBride at Poor David's Pub The Vintage Cocktail Hour at Nines

SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 (High 47 Low 35, AM Showers)
Dallas Stars vs Detroit Read Wings at American Airlines Center Year's Ending Raclette Dinner! at Cheese and Chutney Stan Lee Celebration from A Galaxy Called Dallas Drink Dash at Dallas Farmers Market Kids' Christmas Bird Count at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Seventh Anniversary Party at Peticolas Brewing Co. Lyfe Jennings at House of Blues Parlor Magic Show at Confetti Eddie's Magic Parlor Brett Young at Billy Bob's

SUNDAY DECEMBER 30 (High 47 Low 38, Partly Cloudy)
Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! at Allen Event Center New Year's Eve Eve at The Church Dallas The Toadies at Billy Bob's Northern National at Granada Theater

NYE PARTIES
2505 Pacific Ave, Balcony Club, Bishop Arts District, Bishop Cidercade, Casa Mama Dallas, Cowboys Red River, Citizen Dallas, Deep Ellum Art Company, Fort Worth Zoo, Gas Monkey Live, Happiest Hour, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (Richardson), Hotel ZaZa, It'll Do Club, Le Méridien Stoneleigh Penthouse, Lizard Lounge, Medieval Times, Noble Rey Brewing Co, Old Red Museum, RBC, Round-Up Saloon, Statler Ballroom, Texas Ale Project, The Network Bar, The Nodding Donkey, The Yard (Fort Worth), Trees, TNT Tacos & Tequila, Twilite Lounge, Whippersnapper, Wyndham Garden Dallas North

I do realize that I sometimes use Facebook event links and some Redditors do not use Facebook. If there's any events you'd like more details on that's a Facebook link I'll be happy to help out. I try and avoid using Facebook links and go straight to the source but some venues strictly use Facebook for their events.
If I missed anything or would like to showcase an event, feel free to comment below.
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It's [Day 15, 16, 17, & 18] of eating at gas stations for 30 days. I'm in Michigan, Texas, and Oklahoma. Time for a mega-post!

[Previous days: 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14]
DAY 15 OF 30
I was finally able to depart on a flight from Des Moines.
I only live about twenty minutes from the airport, but Southwest recently changed the location of our hub. Rather than flying to Chicago's Midway--which connects to almost everywhere--we now go to St. Louis. This means that a surprisingly large number of cities no longer have service to and from Des Moines. It also means that I now spent plenty of time driving to and from Kansas City and Omaha.
But Detroit is still accessible.
My departure was at 6:35 AM, so I woke up at 4:00 and quickly finishished packing my things. I slammed a low-carb Monster energy drink, ate a few HyVee peanut butter energy bites, and I purchased some snack bars to hold me over in the airports.
I attempted to read as the flight sped off into the air, but sleep soon overtook me. We were almost ready to land by time I snapped out of it.
I had a few snacks in St. Louis, and then I began the process all over again.
My arrival in Detroit was a little over an hour before my coworker, so I'd reserved a truck with Alamo. He texted me the information for some equipment at Southwest Cargo, and I stopped at a Speedway gas station along the way.
This particular Speedway has what they call a "Speedy Cafe"--a made-to-order system that's similar to what you'll find at Sheetz, QuikTrip, and Wawa. It's awesome. That's not to say it's all health food--because it's not--but they do a great job of listing the calorie content of everything. Add cheese to a sandwhich? They tell you how many calories. Add some mayo? They tell you that, too.
I went with one of the lower-calorie options: a turkey and cheese panini that came in at 540 calories. It was delicious! I also stocked up on some goodies for later.
I took a few moments in the parking lot to attend to my phone. It's been blowing up lately! After Channel 13 in Des Moines ran my segment, it's been picked up by multiple NBC affiliates around the country. I even received a message--while at the airport--from a girl on Instagram who heard about it on a hits station in Nashville. Totally cool, right?
And just as I pulled into Southwest Cargo, I received an email from someone in the PR industry. He heard about the experiment on his local NBC affiliate, read my story on my website, and decided to reach out and connect. Our stories are somewhat similar, and he offered to help connect me to key people in the convenience store industry. It seems we have some overlapping goals--like dispelling the myth that it's unhealthy to eat at gas stations.
Also very cool.
Whether it's just a little money on the side or a complete change in what I do for a job, it's a long-term goal of mine to find way to do something, in some capacity, with health, fitness, and/or and wellness. Meeting new people and making additional contacts can't hurt, I suppose.
When I picked up my partner, we told Google Maps to send us to a nearby Lowe's to pick up a few supplies. Then it was time for a long drive north.
The gas stations near the job site weren't the best, and we decided to stop at a massive convenience store about five miles away. It's the sort of place that you occasionally find on long road trips: independently-owned, full of redneck stickers and shirts, and loaded with fried food and alcohol.
My partner opted for a slice of "diesel" pizza--which looked every bit as aggressive as it sounds. He also purchased a calzone-style concoction that left my mouth watering from the moment I laid eyes upon it. I love pizza. Absolutely love it.
It's a major reason why I once weighted eighty-pounds heavier. Paul Revere's takeout in college, Domino's delivery during Teach For America, plenty of frozen pizzas afterwards...there's few comfort foods that provide that level of comfort.
But I settled for cheese sticks. I know, I know...not exactly a healthy choice, but it was better than eating a slice of "diesel". And I'm a big proponent of eating these things sparingly rather than depriving yourself. After all, any diet that relies on deprivation is doomed to fail. And why waste time being miserable? As Dr. Yoni Freedoff often says, we should try to live healthiest lifestyle that we're comfortable living. For me, that includes occasional "cheat" food.
The job took a long time to finish. We had to climb a 300' self-supporting tower, inspect it for all sorts of issues, and provided a detailed analysis of the antennas, mounts, etc. And we had to probe and scan the foundation using the equipment I picked up at Southwest Cargo.
It was around 9:00 when we finished, and the mosquitoes were buzzing around me in anticipation of their next meal.
But I get it. I was famished too.
So we returned to the redneck gas station for more greasy goodness. I settled on a small basket of popcorn shrimp this time. Once again, not the healthiest choice. But it's not like I eat that stuff on a regular basis.
It was about 11:30 when we rolled into the Holiday Inn Express near Detroit's airport. Our flight departs at 7:05 in the morning, so that means I'll be up at 4:30 to leave the hotel at 5:00.
I need sleep.
MFP Summary for 05/23/2016:
http://imgur.com/wj5Qo7B
The Good:
The Bad:
Thoughts and concerns:
DAY 16 OF 30
As planned, it was around 5:00 when we left the hotel this morning.
And after an almost 18-hour day yesterday, it looks like I'm probably going to have more of the same.
The Speedway with the Speedy Cafe was near our hotel, so I stopped there before the airport. I purchased a ham, egg, and cheese muffin, one banana, and I downed an energy drink. I purchased snacks for the airport as well.
The plan today is to arrive in Amarillo at around 2:00 PM--at which point another coworker will pick us up. That means we're looking forward to almost eight hours in airports. Our layover is in Las Vegas, after all, and that's not exactly near Detroit.
But that's cool. Airports are great for writing, reading...whatever. I've never understood people who just sit in their seats twiddling their thumbs as if they haven't a clue what to do with themselves. Take out some paper and draw, buy a book at an airport bookstore, do something. If you're bored, then it's your own fault.
Security at Detroit was a quick five to seven minutes, and then we were off on our roughly four-hour trek to the Southwest.
For the first half of the flight, I typed out a blog post explaining the reasons why I'm eating gas station food. I wanted to explain it in a bit more detail. You may have read it, but make sure to take a look if you haven't.
I also wanted to get to work on other blog posts; my website has been neglected lately due to the time commitments of this experiment, and I have hundreds of photos to edit for a big article I'm writing about how to buy cheap running gear (I tried on almost everything at nearly every store in Des Moines), but I once again had to put it on hold.
That's because we were flying over my favorite part of the country.
The second half of the flight took place over the southwestern United States, and I was glued to the window like a little kid. Looking at that landscape from above...it invokes such a sense of wonder and awe. The barren, desolate landscape leaves me breathless every time. It's great to see up close, but it's downright stunning when viewed from 45,000 feet.
If only I had my camping gear and a few weeks to do whatever I want. I'd go there in a heartbeat.
I snapped a ton of photos, of course, and I was delighted when we flew over the Grand Canyon. But the battery on my phone died shortly thereafter, and that meant I missed an opportunity to photograph the Hoover Dam as we flew directly overhead. Oh well.
But before I knew it, we were in Las Vegas. Every other time I've been to McCarran International, my gate has been in the newer terminal with the massive escalators. This time, however, I was in an area much older and more constrained.
But there were still slot machines. My partner went off to play a few and ended up winning $30.
I wondered around, ate a snack bar, and then it was almost time to fly to Amarillo.
And that's when I got an interesting email.
It seems that the Partnership for a Healthier America has taken interest in what I'm doing. They've partnered with various convenience stores around the country to promote their initiatives, and they wanted to know if I'm able to visit any. Most are located in states that I probably won't visit in the next few weeks, but they've partnered with Kwik Trip--and in Iowa, those are called Kwik Star. The closest is about fifty miles from Des Moines, but that's nothing compared to how far I drive for work.
I agreed to visit Kwik Star. It turns out that each of their stores is selling, on average, over 400 pounds of bananas every day. I thought that was cool, and I said take some pictures.
I was famished once we landed in Amarillo though, and I wasn't about to stop at the restaurant that challenges its patrons to consume a 72oz steak--plus sides--in one hour. But our coworker who was already down there recommended a Travel America truck stop--said it was enormous and had all sorts of good food.
He wasn't kidding.
That place was monstrous. I stocked up on some healthy food and then wandered over to the restaurants. I wanted something simple--a side consisting of veggies, perhaps--and I looked around at my options. I didn't find what I wanted, but the girl at Popeye's said that the red beans and rice were exactly as it sounded: just red beans, just rice. I ordered a large side and a small popcorn shrimp for later. The one from last night was too delicious, and I was ready for round two.
I should've checked MFP before ordering, however, because there were a ton of calories in the rice and beans. I'd have gotten the small if I'd known. But it was extremely filling.
We drove south for a few hours to a quick jobsite, and then we started back towards Amarillo. Instead of making it another late evening, however, we stopped at a hotel in Lubbock. I think my partners were bummed that I blew off going to Hooters for drinks, but Hooters and beer just isn't my thing. Besides, I wanted to go running.
There weren't any trails by the hotel, but there were plenty of sidewalks. That's all I needed. I created a makeshift loop and ran it around three times.
But something interesting happened towards the end of my 4.5 mile run. The sidewalk went from the hotel to the Best Buy--passing by multiple parking lots--and I encountered a chatty crow who apparently laid claim to six of the light poles.
Is that thing flying at me?! I wondered, as I heard a 'whoosh' for the second time.
I kept running, but then there it was again. And sure enough, the bird had moved forward to another light pole.
But I finally noticed what was happening: he'd squawk, squawk, squawk, until he suddenly went silent--which meant he was flying in my direction. I ran with my head turned, watching him, but he didn't do anything until I looked away.
That's when I decided to pretend to look away. I ran slowly, waiting until the squawking ceased. And at that exact moment, I turned my entire body around.
Oh shit! I imagine the bird thinking, as he veered sharply to the side. He flew up to another one of his coveted light poles and resumed the squawking.
After the run, I came back to the hotel and finished the notes from Monday's job.
Then I showered and went to bed.
MFP Summary from 05/24/2016
http://imgur.com/A9aflUd
The Good:
  • Travel America had a lot of great snacks
  • It was cool to hear from Partnership for a Healthier America
  • I went for a nice run tonight
  • It was hilarious watching that bird
The Bad:
  • I woke up terribly early again...without much sleep
Thoughts and Concerns:
  • I'll be outside for most of tomorrow, working in some god-awful heat. I'll have to stay hydrated and find healthy food
DAY 17 OF 30
We left the hotel at around 9:00 AM and drove up to Amarillo. Normally we'd leave by 8:00, but my partner and I insisted on some extra sleep.
On our way out of Lubbock, we stopped at a Pilot/Flying J Travel Center. I purchased a bacon, egg, and cheese croissant, a chicken tender salad for the cooler in our truck, a container of grapes, and a sugar-free Rockstar. I also loaded up on bottled water.
Today was much less exciting since we primarily worked at the job site. It was sunny, unbearably hot and humid, and I drank more water than I thought I was capable of consuming.
But I had the chance to speak on the phone with the guy who emailed me on Monday. We had a fantastic conversation, and it turns out that some real opportunities might open up in the near future. I guess we'll find out.
By about 3:00 PM, that chicken tender salad was calling my name. Between that, the ranch dressing, and the grapes, I was able to get enough calories to power through the job.
There's one more to complete this week, however, and it's on the way to Oklahoma City. We pointed Google Maps to a hotel in a nearby town and began the trek northward.
I started to get hungry after a while, so we pulled into a nearby CEFCO. Once inside, I began to recognize various healthy options that I saw last week in Mississippi.
Wait a moment, I thought. I've been to one of these!
And what relief that was. This store was much nicer than the one in Mississippi, but I recognized the same chef salad and mango slices that I eagerly consumed last Wednesday. They also had a lot more fruit at this location, and I was delighted to find a mixture of strawberries and blueberries.
It's the small things in life, I suppose.
It was late by time we reached the hotel though, so I didn't bother running. I was also too drained from that day.
I worked on some diaries for Reddit, and then I went to bed.
MFP Summary for 05/25/2016
http://imgur.com/SF7EOlO
The Good:
  • I found a lot of healthy food today!
  • People are really beginning to pay attention to this experiment
The Bad:
  • Too tired, too hot, too much driving, too...well, you know
Thoughts and Concerns:
  • It's much easier to stay healthy in Texas this time. It's been a big relief. Hopefully the trend continues tomorrow.
DAY 18 OF 30
One of Pilot's "PJ Fresh" locations was near our hotel, so I went there first thing in the morning.
It's a funny coincidence, however, because I'd been emailing back and forth with a representative from Pilot about just that. She wanted to tell me about the new PJ Fresh locations, and I agreed to check out one in Iowa. I didn't realize I'd be passing by one of the Texas stores though.
And I have to admit, the PJ Fresh stores are pretty great. This one was very modern and well-kept, and it had a large amount of fresh fruit and vegetables. I was quite stocked-up from my visit to CEFCO yesterday, so I didn't buy as much as I wanted to. But I did get some celery and peanut butter that I knew I'd enjoy later.
I also purchased a bacon, egg, and cheese croissant, and I added that to the CEFCO mangoes, a Clif Bar, and a sugar-free Rockstar. Not a terrible breakfast, I suppose. I could've done without the Clif Bar, but it just sounded good.
We arrived at another job site, but the wind reached dangerous levels. We also discovered some issues with the tower that'll likely require a construction crew to come by, so we ended up leaving. Besides, we can't exactly check the alignment on a tower in that sort of weather.
So it was off to Oklahoma City--about four hours away.
The ride was uncharacteristically dull, of course--except for one stretch that looked like a somewhat lesser version of the Grapes of Wrath. We saw the haze from the dust miles away, but then suddenly it was everywhere. Even as we passed through a town, the dust was blowing all over the place.
"I don't imagine these people keep their windows open," I said.
I snacked on my celery from Pilot's PJ Fresh store, and also one of those Planters energy mix packs that I seem to eat almost every day.
Once we reached Oklahoma City, however, I decided I was ready to go running. According to what I found on Google Maps, our hotel was near the beginning of a trail that runs along the river in the direction of the downtown area. I wanted some good pictures of the skyline, so that's where I decided to go.
In typical fashion, however, there weren't any sidewalks along the streets. I don't know what it is about so many of these areas with hotels and restaurants, but most of the time there just isn't anywhere to talk.
And what if I wanted to walk to a restaurant? What if I took a shuttle from the airport and didn't have transportation? Or what if I just wanted to go for a walk because I have two legs and prefer to move them rather than let them dangle from a chair?
Some of these cities really have room to improve.
But there were parking lots stretching clear to the trailhead, and all I'd have to do is cross a few busy streets. I slipped on my shoes, grabbed my phone, wallet, and sunglasses, and I made my way towards the door of the lobby.
"Are you going for a run?"
I turned around and noticed one of the employees at the hotel.
"Yeah, that's the plan," I said. "There's a trailhead just down the street. Looks like a lot of fun."
He must've known about the sidewalk situation, because he offered to drive me over.
"That's awesome," I said. "Thanks!"
I climbed into the shuttle van, and we took off.
He started asking me all sorts of questions about running, saying that he'd tried to do it in the past but found it difficult. If I had to guess, I'd say he weighed around 350. Definitely a bit on the overweight side; but although I've never been quite that big, I've been big enough. And I've never forgotten just how difficult running was at first.
"You need to start small," I said. "Too many people think it's about 'no pain, no gain', but that's ridiculous. That's just a recipe for misery and injury. Run at a pace where you're comfortable keeping a conversation--or speedwalk if you can't quite do it."
I explained the run/walk cycles, telling him that it's totally fine to alternate twenty seconds of running with two minutes of walking--or some combination like thatt.
"Just do what you can at first," I said. "You'll be amazed how your body will start to adapt over time. I bet I couldn't run more than thirty seconds when I first gave it a try."
I also suggested that he try riding a bike. I think it's a lot of fun, and he might feel the same way.
"I've thought about that," he said. "I've wanted to get one, but to tell you the truth...I'm just too embarrassed to let anyone see me ride one."
Let me tell you, I just about lost it right there. I felt so bad for him! And it's not easy to admit something like that--especially to a stranger.
"Look, you just need to remember that so many of the people out there running and cycling--people like me who appear to be in great shape--a lot of us were once in the same position as you. If someone glances in your direction, they may just be remembering where they were three years ago. There's no judgment there. But if anyone does judge you, screw 'em. There's always going to be assholes, right?"
I gave him some bicycle recommendations and told him what to say at a local shop, and then I hopped out of the van and thanked him for the ride.
Now it was time to go running.
The trail was every bit as amazing as I thought it would be. The weather was nice and warn, the sky was bright-blue and sunny, and there was a nice, calm breeze. I took off and enjoyed every second.
I arrived near downtown and got the pictures I needed, but then I realized something: I'm really thirsty. I didn't think to down a bottle of water at the hotel or check to see if fountains were along the trail--they weren't, of course--and my lack of planning was beginning to catch up to me.
Fortunately, however, I spotted a Valero gas station about halfway back--near what I assume must be the corporate headquarters for Dell.
I was damn thirsty when I got there, and I immediately downed a coconut water and a PowerBar. And yes, it was refreshing.
When I returned to the hotel, I did three sets of ten pullups in the exercise room, took a shower, and worked on some Reddit posts.
Then it was time for bed.
I'm waking up tomorrow at 3:30 AM, leaving for the airport on a 4:00 shuttle, and departing at 5:35.
Here we go again.
But at least this time I'm going home.
MFP Summary for 05/26/2015
http://imgur.com/S07wXoz
The Good:
  • I found some healthy food, once again. Yes!
  • I had a fantastic run along the river in Oklahoma City
  • I'm flying home in the morning
The Bad:
  • I have to wake up at 3:30 AM for my flight
Thoughts and Concerns:
  • Regarding the man who drove me to the trail: I think we should make a point to avoid patronizing overweight folks who engage in athletic pursuits. They're not "overweight cyclists" and "overweight runners", they're just runners and cyclists--same as you and me. It's so awkward when people look at you and speak of you as if you're "out of place". Of course I don't think that the pointing and staring actually happens that much--and I think some people blow it way out of proportion and may even see it where it doesn't exist--but it's still important to consider. Just treat people like people. If someone wants to talk about being a cyclist or a runner as an overweight man or woman, then that's their decision. Not ours.
As always, you can follow me on Instagram and MFP. You can also get links to my daily summaries on my website. If you want some context and would like to know more about me, I'd suggest reading this and this. You can also read more about the motivations for my experiment here.
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FCC does NOT approve Sinclair-Tribune Deal (Background on Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Sinclair Broadcast Group is an American telecommunications company that is controlled by the family of company founder Julian Sinclair Smith. JSS born in 1921, created a single local TV station when he was 50 and 15 years later incorporated the company.
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Now seen in the news with Trump who believes it "so sad and unfair" that the (FCC) wouldn't approve the Sinclair-Tribune merger. The FCC voted against the merger in a 3-2 vote on grounds of 1985's rule obsolescence as UHF stations transmitting over the ATSC digital format have improved signal reception compared to those which broadcast over the NTSC analog standard.
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Back in 2017, the broadcast group would be able to greatly expand within the top-10 markets all over NYC, LA, Chicago, Philly, Dallas, Cleveland, and (apparently) at least one TV station in every Ohio market expect for 3 towns. The company could potentially eliminate other independent news voices in those markets and could create an oligarchy in the broadcast television industry.
The 193 Sinclair stations include ones affiliated with NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, The CW, and Univision alike.
More recently, FCC chairman Ajit Pai was reported to have "serious concerns about the merger and proposed a hearing before an administrative law judge.
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FCC - the Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by TV in the US, It is an independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the FCC is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.
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UHF - the Ultra High Frequency is the designation of radio frequencies between 300MHz and 3 GHZ.
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ATSC - the Advanced Television Systems Committee standards are a set of standards for digital television transmission over terrestrial, cable, and satellite networks.
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NTSC - the National Television System Committee, is the analog television color system that was used in North America from 1954 and until digital conversion, was used in most of the Americas.
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Bros, want your input... I do a weekly gay-only local news segment (x-post from LGBT)

NOTE: did I need to put that x-post thing in the title? I'm still a little new. I just want to do things the way I ought.
I work for a CW affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth. We bill ourselves as 'a different kind of news.' Up until about 6 months ago, I was a TV reporter covering crime/courts/politics/etc. Now, I have the opportunity to do stuff that I think a younger generation could connect to.
I've started up a segment called the Gay Agenda*. I'm allowed about 2 minutes every Wednesday to talk about the biggest gay news stories going on that day/week.
I'm really interested in your feedback. I can answer any questions. As far as I know, we're the only local news station in the country that does something like this.
This link has all of the stories I've done since starting the Gay Agenda: http://nightcaptv.com/technology/gay-agenda/
Thank you so much for any feedback you're willing to give. I'm new to reddit, but I really love the conversations that get started here.
-Doug Magditch @DougMagditch
I've gotten some criticism on the title, and I want to address that. The phrase "gay agenda" is something that comes from the right wing. It has a negative connotation. I'm of the mindset that we shouldn't be afraid of language. It's ever-evolving. Why can't we re-claim it? With a segment like this, it's a start. We have an agenda in the news biz, it's a run-down. The news of the day. That's what's on our 'agenda.' These are the gay stories. On our agenda. Hmm... okay, that sounds better when I explain it out loud. 
Anyway, looking for feedback. Thank you for your help.
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