Special project

‘Afternoon blog-land! I’ve got a few things to tell you in this edition; in no particular order:

First, my classmate Carol and I are embarking on a special project – We’re in the planning stages of getting contacts and conducting interviews for a book we’re compiling on the Qalipu Mi’Kmaq band elders (St. George’s portion). We feel that the stories of their past shouldn’t fade away and we’re hoping to profile as many elders as would love to participate.

Secondly, I finally have a new camera lens and it’s a beauty. I bought a 50mm 1.8 portrait lens and I’m having so much fun with it.

Third, I made a new watermark today. I love adobe.

Fourth, I have two stories due next week (which is not a complaint!) but I’m struggling to find something to write about that isn’t already being written about by other news organizations or my 16 classmates. Help?

Fifth. Here’s a photo that I took of my beautiful classmate, Melanie. We were experimenting with lighting in a impromptu photo session.

 

 

M.

Ten day shuffle

It’s been ten whole days since I posed a blog. Clearly there must be a lot of stuff going on in my life, right? haha. Well I’ve been studying pretty hard for exams; conquered two today, Newfoundland History and International Issues. I found NL History quite difficult, but I’m pretty sure I passed it anyway. International Issues I feel pretty confident about, at least an 80 for sure.

Like I said, I’ve been doing a lot of studying – other then that, cleaning my house and wrapping Christmas presents. I can’t wait until Thursday afternoon – I’ll be free for Christmas holidays! Aaron may still have to work on Friday so I’ll be sticking around for a while and we’ll be driving to Pasadena and spending the night there with my Aunt & Uncle, and my parents who travelled in to Corner Brook for a night.

I have two more exams tomorrow, Internet Journalism and Reporting & News Writing. I don’t anticipate Internet Journalism will be overly hard, but I’m going to study my butt off anyway; you can never be too careful.

I’ll leave you with that, dear reader. When you hear from me again it will be from Labrador, I’ll be writing on my moms swanky new computer and wishing it were mine lol. Oh the joy of having work and being able to pay for things.

Catch you later – from the Big Land.

M.

Orient this!

Luke and Carly are finally starting to get along. Sort of. Now most of the time when Carly walks up to Luke and licks his side she just gets ‘the look’ instead of a smack in the face. They also went to sleep moderately close to one another today, and ate dinner together..picture to follow.

I received my orientation schedule for College today and came with it a twinge of excitement. I’m more eager then ever to leave this sandbox. I don’t know how many times I read over my schedule and the rules and regulations. I feel like a kid again, preparing for senior high, wondering about what the cool kids are gonna be wearing. But instead of thinking about who’s wearing what or dating who, I’m thinking about a fantangly new camera that I’m going to be purchasing to do my photography courses. Assuming I get funding, we get alloted 1200.00 for supplies for the first year of the program, and supposedly part of the supply list is an SLR. I think I’m going to get a Nikon this time around.

It’s been super hot here lately (yesterday it got up to 38’c! nuts!) and today is a bit cooler, but it came with rain and well.. gloomy-ness. But it doesn’t knock the fact that today is FRIIIday, and I’m feeling happy. Have a great weekend everyone!

Civilized.. at last!
I’m ready to go, just say when.