Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wow.

Almost at the 1000 hits mark! this is amazing! Thank you all for paying attention to my blog – I really wish that I could update more frequently but as a Journalism student, my time is precious, and between school-housework-sleeping and eating, I don’t have much time for the Internet.

Just some quick notes:

The second edition of our Troubadour newspaper has hit the press and we will begin distribution (hopefully) on Thursday.

Our last radio show of the year with CHUG 740 will air at 3:30PM on April 4th. Please tune in if you’re in the Stephenville area.

Anywho, my car isn’t working very well lately so I have to leave now and go pick up Aaron from work (because his car isn’t working at all!).

I leave you with a picture that I ‘made?’ recently. Photo credit to Eva Luther of St. Lewis. Quote, self explanitory.

This is my hometown of St. Lewis, Labrador. My house, along with the Frankie’s Cove area of town, is missing from the photo.

R.F.S.

Not a lot to say today, I’ve been swamped with homework, and right now all I want to do is relax (and sleep).

Here’s something I need you to do. Yes, you.

http://www.battleofthebands.com/u/RFSband

Click that link and you’ll be headed to a contest that could potentially send this Newfoundland Punk Rock band to Montreal to play with the best of the best in the punk world — yeah, that’s right, Warped Tour.

Now go do it.

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I have that spark. I have that fire inside that burns and wants to be let out. Today just wasn’t my day.

I decided while I was doing the dishes that I would feel excited about tomorrow, afterall, it’s all for a good cause. Silly me was not pleased at first that I would be working on Saturday and Sunday, but then I opened my eyes to the bigger picture.

The whole point of Sunday’s Telethon (don’t worry, I’ll get to it!) is to help children. The official name is “the Bay St. George Sick Children’s Foundation Telethon.” It happens every year around this time. The Journalism class, some film & video students and a mass of volunteers come together in joint effort to raise money for sick children.

Why was it I was mad about giving up my weekend. Was I that selfish. This thought came to mind:
“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” -Albert Pine

The telethon has a reputation for raising thousands of dollars for working families who can’t afford to take their children out of town for hospital care. Such a great cause. I’m smiling now thinking about it, after getting out of that funk I was in I’m quite happy to be doing what I am on Sunday.

Personally, I’ll be the one who generates the on screen characters…aka the person who puts the scrolled text on the bottom welcoming you to the event, and encouraging you to dial the number on the screen to donate.

This year will host live musical acts as well, it will be a good time. I encourage anyone with channel 9 (Eastlink) to tune in and watch. The event is hosted at the local Lions Club.

In other news, I had an interview today with the Georgian. I know its faux paux to talk about things on here, especially when people of importance may be reading it, but I just feel like stating the fact that: a) this is an important step in my life b) I know I can do a great job c) I’m dedicated, and d) no regrets.

Shoal Point freedom. Not a great pic, but it gives me a great feeling.

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Summer days: happiness

I had a mad craving for a Summer day today. Aaron and I went for a drive out around St. Georges, only the second time I’ve ever been out there. The area just seems like one long stretch of road with houses on either side. I don’t think it would be somewhere I could live, unless I lived on the side of the road near the beach. You could put me anywhere as long as I had a beach right alongside.

These photos were photoshopped, well, Lightroomed? haha. I really wanted a nice Summer feel today, forgive the mess I made while changing some colors, I know some don’t blend that well.

Here they are; I’m gonna go enjoy the last few minutes of sunshine left to this day.

Shoreline of Bay St. George, across the highway from Stephenville Crossing

Shores of Bay St. George, across the highway from Stephenville Crossing