Just around the bend

One week.

We have just one week of regular classes before exams start on April 18. Graduation is April 26. Labrador home-coming is April 27. I can hardly believe it.

All those times I cursed at stories and research papers are coming to an end. People will go back to their towns and cities and gradually we’ll forget about each other. I know this because of experience, this is my third go-around in college. The thing about friends though, is that even if you lose touch there’s always a little part of them that goes with you wherever you are.

I’m going to miss my chats with Carol the most probably. And laughing at Steph and Jess and their “Hmmm..yes..yes” chin-whisker grabs and jokes. I’ll miss James’ sneezes that give you a mini-stroke. I’ll miss Mitch’s PHANTASMAGORIUM! rants. Melanie’s seal laugh. Gage’s know it all attitude. Megan’s what-is-she-wearing-today cool outfits. Don’s “FUCKING ADOBE” and “Hello?” computer conversations. AndĀ of course, Lynn’s “not being attached” philosophies. But I won’t miss the smelly newsroom.

Yes, it’s all coming to an end soon. These past two years have brought me some highs and lows but I guess everything has turned out as it should, and the future will unfold as it should as well. My positivity is on the climb.

Good luck to everyone, wherever you end up. Just know you’ve left a small mark on me, and I’ll keep it close forever. Cheers!

M.

I also will not miss people’s shitty parking skills. Thanks red car.

Unavailable.

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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Kingdom of Cardboard

Hello everyone, how are you doing today? ever wonder if anyone really cares at all when they ask that question? I do. I do meaning I do wonder, and I do care.

I’ve been packing up my life today, well, about 8 boxes of it so far. Narrowing down the things that we really won’t be needing for the next two weeks and shipping it up the coast with my Dad. My dad has actually been in Goose Bay for a little over a week now for work, and we’ve had the pleasure of his company every night for supper. It’s nice to feel like you’re playing host to your parents instead of the other way around. Maturity- i has it.

Haha šŸ˜› Okay, so I’ve got two sites for you to check out. One I’ve been following for years now, it’s pretty much just a bunch of silly cat pictures with hilarious captions. Some of them are ‘omg my sides are hurting! i can’t breathe! honey grab me a paper bag!!’ type funny, some aren’t. Be prepared!

i can has cheezeburger!

Also, a second site IĀ recommendĀ is something I stumbled across just a few minutes ago, it’s a website called nlphotogs, and apparently it’s a majorly resourceful place for photographers in this province. It has a lot of great links and opportunities, and because of the blog portion I found out that HENRYS, yes, henrys! is coming to St. John’s NL. VERY excited about this! Anyways, here’s the site..

NLPHOTOGS

Well, thats pretty much my beef for the day. I’ve posted an older picture, me and my dad some 22 years ago.