Okay, I admit it, I'm a Weather Channel junkie. I've been a huge fan since it first aired in the mid 1980's and to this day, I remain addicted to the goings on of my favorite cable channel. Growing up, I always wanted to be a meterologist, but science kept getting in the way. Mom and Dad used to have fits over my opening the door to check to see if it was snowing or raining yet. I had all of the geeky weather equipment and just knew that one day I would be a real meterologist.
The Weather Channel would of course been a dream job, surpassed only by working for the National Hurricane Center, but alas, I ended up being a teacher instead. Still, I'm as fascinated by the weather today as I was all those years ago. Few things excite me like a round of severe thunderstorms, a looming hurricane or a big white blizzard.
Most people who like the Weather Channel, go ahead and admit it, you like it, have their favorite on-air meterologist. I've always been a big fan of Jim Cantore (Kelly Fact: When I worked at Snowshoe, Jim Cantore used to come up a few times a year to go skiing and I would wait on him from time to time. He's as nice in person as he is on TV.) and Dave Schwartz (totally goofy and he really gets into it), but I must confess, the girls of the weather channel have always held a place in my heart.
I suppose it had to do with the fact that it proved that women could be beautiful and have brains, but truth be told, a lot of it was the beauty. Anyways, news has broken this week that former meterologist Bob Stokes was fired for sexual harrasment (the title of this post comes from one of his comments to Andrews) after Hillary Andrews filed a complaint of sexual abuse from Stokes. Andrews has since been fired as well.
Stokes came across as a bit nerdy, but evidently he had a bit of a twisted side to him. If what Andrews claims is true, then he deserved to be fired though I wonder why no action was taken against him when reports surfaced that he had done the same to a previous coworker. I never was a fan of Andrews, she was a bit too annoying for my taste, but no woman should have to endure the things he is alleged to have said. That being said, I'm going to venture into the gutter a bit myself. Had Stokes done those things to Stephanie Abrams, well, it'd be time to open up a can of whoop ass on Mr. Perv. For those who don't know her, well, Abrams is simply the most beautiful woman on television today. She's a rising star at the network and it won't be long till she gets snatched up by one of the big 4 networks, possibly for a morning show like Today.
Stephanie Abrams, the most beautiful woman on television
Abrams has her own internet fanclub and Youtube is filled with clips of Abrams doing nothing more than giving a weather forecast. Her coverage of Hurricane Katrina was top notch and she parlayed it into her own prime time show, Abrams and Bettes. But what's really gotten her noticed, at least among her male fans, is her penchant for wearing rather tight t-shirts while reporting from the field. To say that she is generously endowed would be a serious understatement. She's got it going on in so many ways and her personality is the icing on the cake. Stepahanie Abrams is my new celebrity crush!