Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blast from the Past: The "old" ST.COM team at Vegas '07

I just realized, again, that I refuse to wipe out the oldest photo still on my "old" Canon Elph (below). It's so iconic: it's a dinner gathering of the old team—and the smiles of guests and spouses with us together reflect a total unawareness that this would be our last Vegas together as a unit.

Thank goodness, that after the surprise layoff wipeout just six months later and then the agonizing 2 1/2 years of the disused URL, the site is back in a new configuration and going strong under CBS Consumer Products (licensing). Thank goodness.

It was just ironic that this '07 trip marked the largest-ever contingent from for the first time ever, everyone out of our LA news/digital production office made the trip in a whirlwind of both covering and providing STLV panels and games. It was also ironic indeed that, after the first time I thinned out the pics and left this one as the oldest, that it would be 5 1/2 years and counting, and I still can't bring myself to wipe it out. So there.

Clockwise from left: Wendy and Robert Jeschonek, Erin Escobar, moi, Toni and Marc Wade, David Reddick, Darianne Galden, Sandy Stone, Grace Tejano and Tim Gaskill

Meanwhile, my Vegas 2012 recap... coming up... And plenty new, too.


Marc Wade said...

Larry - Thanks so much for posting this! I had no idea there was a picture from this gathering.

Larry Nemecek said...

In fact, Mark, I just can't delete this from my little Canon Elph camera—it remains as the oldest photo on it, and is my "marker" for when I run through the end of any new pics.

Talk about a bookmark! One for the ages.