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Midland Musings with Jenny Nguyen – “The Search For Coolness”

The title was Jeff Kurrus’s idea. Lame, huh?

Anyway, here’s what Jeff and I did this past Monday: NOT ruining a $400 GoPro camera.

Although, I almost wished we had because it would’ve been so doggone funny. My only job was to push the button and to stand back. It wasn’t my idea. What do I care? I can see Jeff trying to explain that one.

Fortunately for him, the camera survived. We did get this really cool photo below. It was a good chance to experiment and play with the magazine’s new toy. Eventually, the staff will all be getting GoPros to tell our stories in an entirely new medium. Expect some awesome footage in the future.

After the whole shooting at the GoPro-capade, we went to the hatchery in Gretna to try to see how the GoPro would do in low light and murky water conditions. However, we didn’t have anything to bait the fish to come in closer. [Did you know that gummy worms sink?] After some head scratching, we drove around and was able to steal some rotten sandwich bread off Jeff’s neighbor’s yard. He held the camera in the water while I baited the carp. But, I couldn’t throw the bread where he wanted me to, so he said I was useless and took it away from me… Despite Jeff’s crankiness, I had an amusing and fun afternoon.

About Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

NEBRASKAland Associate Editor Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and moved to the United States with her parents in 1992. She graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California, in 2008 and completed her bachelor’s degree at UCLA in 2012. Wheatley was editor-in-chief for her high school newspaper and continued to write in college, freelancing for various publications, the Tiger Woods Foundation and writing for her blog FoodForHunters.com. After graduating college, she moved to Nebraska in early 2013 to join the Commission as Regional Editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine. She then became associate editor in 2015. Wheatley enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and wild game cooking.

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