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The Earley Edition has officially moved to My dot com, that is. Thanks for joining me.

Friday, June 25, 2004

Relief, sweet relief

My first week of my second stint down here is about to end. It's been a disappoiting one. I've found it hard to get back into the swing of things, which probably comes from a whole semester of not writing any news copy. The writing problem, however, extended beyond news copy.

I finally handed in my international relations (IR) assignment today. It was, officially, seven weeks overdue. I think my tutor is going to give me some sort of overall pass in the subject. For this I will love her forever. I do not deserve it, and anyone who did any work in that subject can be justifiably angry that I might be given credit for the amount of effort I put in. If you count depression and angst as effort, I experienced plenty of that.

I worked straight through last night as I tried to finish my assignment; I hit the wall about an hour ago and everything started going downhill. I'm a little more perky now that I'm blogging.

I've had little motivation this week, this year. Every time I sit down to write lately I'd rather be doing something else. I don't think it's a healthy situation for a wannabe journalist to be in. The IR boogeyman is no longer hanging over my shoulder, constantly reminding me I should be working on something, should be getting it handed in, so tonight I can relax, without guilt, for the first time in two months. My semester finally officially over and behind me, I can get back into real life.

I'm not sure how much I should write here about where I work. Not the town, but the paper. I want to be a journalist. Some of what I do here is not journalism, it is advertising. Paid editorial copy. Last time I was here for six weeks I got the idea that journalism was basically advertising for whoever you were doing a story on. That's what this paper taught me. I don't believe it anymore. That's not what journalism is always like, is it? It is so incredibly boring to write what are essentially press releases. I need more.

This weekend I'm working some. I go to the speedway on Saturday to cover the last race of the season, and back out to WW on Sunday for a 100th birthday.

I have 105 unread messages in my Gmail account. Not because they're spam, not because I haven't checked it every five minutes. I just don't care to read them. Don't fret, they're unimportant. On that note, a reminder, I still have two Gmail accounts I can give away. 1 GB of storage space...
The coffee and sugar is wearing off and I'm falling asleep again. It's time to go. Have a good weekend everyone.

the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 6/25/2004 04:18:00 pm || || Return to Top