Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I Can't Believe It's Christmas!

Well, not Christmas yet per se, but it's the general vicinity. The best holidays are ones where family comes to visit from far away places, and that makes this one happy because my sister and her family are coming in from Mexico! Hurrah! This means we cram 9 people into my little house, but it's still wonderful. Now I need to do Christmas shopping for my niece and nephews... they're getting so old! Rebekah's going to be 10 in January! 10! That's just plain craziness.

These are my sister's beautiful babies, whom I like to refer to as mine (at least until I get my own!)

So I'm excited for Christmas. Plus, I get 9 days off of work! How sweet is that?!
It would be nice if for Christmas I also got my loans paid off and was able to move out of my house. Oh, and a car would be nice, haha. And a camera, and an mp3 player. Oo, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog soundtrack.

But no, really, I don't need anything but what I already have. I love my life, my family, my boyfriend, my friends, and my job. Thanks God, for giving me what I need. <3

Friday, November 21, 2008


I think it's pretty unbelievable that this is my first real job, I've only been at the company for 10 months, not even 6 months full time, and I've been nominated Employee of the Month. It even has perks above and beyond my own parking space all month. God has blessed me so much after college with employment. Health, dental and eye insurance, business trips, I only had to send out one resume, I love what I do, my coworkers are great, and I get to press buttons. Quite awesome. And I have a feeling after I've been there a year full time that things are going to get even better in my life. I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store.

(look at me happily working with my friend Mortimer, the woolly bear caterpillar)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Here at 23 I'm the same old me

October is just whizzing by! It must be our switch to the digital newsroom, because of course technology is good at that. :-P

But, amazingly enough, we seem to be doing well with the transition. Most of the editors have caught on to Newscutter, and thankfully I also know my way around it.

So we're tapeless now! It makes things way easier for the most part, right up until the computer gives us an error we can't comprehend. Those moments are full of anger towards all thing digital and shouts of "Phil!" so our computer guy will come fix it.

I'm still camera-less, but it's probably going to be a Christmas present to me, and so sometime in December I'll have pictures of our happy fun newsroom up on here.

In other news, I went to my first apartment party outside of college, and it was way fun to hang out with my co-workers outside of work. Much love to all of them. :-)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Super Action News!

I'm glad I get to be weird at my workplace...

I've been working overtime for awhile due to people quitting, and soon we're going to be transitioning over to a digital newsroom, so everything is going to be hectic for awhile, but I'm glad I like where I work and I love my coworkers. So that part of my life is continuing in a nice happy direction.

The rest of my life is taking awhile to catch up, and I would really like to be able to move out of my parents' house and get a car, but that probably won't happen for awhile, so I'll have to make the best of things until that can happen.

That's about all the news for now... hopefully there will be fun stuff happening in the coming months!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Everything You Ever

It's September! This is good news for several reasons, one being that I am past the probation part of my full time job... so now I have health insurance AND life insurance. Bonus points. It also means I got a raise, which is always a good thing.

Also, my boyfriend is moving into an apartment close by my house this month, which is pretty cool.

The sad thing about this month is that my friend Nate at work quit, which means I have to do his job until we find a replacement... and I really don't like his job. So that is not so fun, but hopefully we'll find a replacement soon, and I'll have a couple of weekend days off - there's the silver lining!

And I didn't have to go back to school this fall... and it didn't seem strange to me like it did to some of my other graduated friends, so I'm going to take that as a good sign.

I'll be posting pictures as soon as I can get my hands on a camera.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Business Trip!

Madison, WI (photo taken by Craig Rouse)

Yeah, I went on one! And I haven't even been full time for three months. But I'm a tech savvy person, apparently, and that's what they needed. So that was quite fantastic. I learned administration duties for the Avid iNEWS Unity system we're getting soon. That's going to be fun, going from completely linear editing to completely non-linear. So, that's my update on life after college for now.

Also, check out www.cuil.com (pronounced "cool"). Some Google employees left to start this site, so it seems, and they boast more websites searched than Google. Their format is really interesting, but you have to be very general in your searches, which I don't like.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

And now it's almost July

I guess since I'm done with college now I can make this about whatever I want. But since my job takes up a good amount of my life, it will probably contain much of that still. Hopefully I will get a working camera soon so I can post pictures.

My job is going very well, although the hours wreak havoc on my attempts to have a social life, but I'm making it work. If gas wasn't so expensive, I'd be taking road trips to see my friends that live so far away from me.

Let's see, fun things:

going to the beach
strawberry picking
seeing the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra
dinner with friends
going to Dan's house(s)
decorating my desk at work
Iron Man
picking out upper body ensembles
playing with dogs
Sharpie markers
and much more :-)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Wow, it's almost June already.

So, I have failed to keep up this blog after graduating, but you'll have that with the whirlwind of life after college.

Just for an update though, I did not get the camera operator job I applied for... so I applied at the same station for the weekend assignment editor position. And I got it.

So until the middle of April, I worked there on the weekends and at Wendy's during the week so I would have money enough for life. Then on April 15th I started covering the web producer position because someone moved on to ESPN.

And now, gloriously, I am full time at WJET, as of May 25th. I produce the FOX66 News at 10 show on the weekends, and I'm a web producer Monday through Wednesday.

Pretty good, going from part time to full time in 5 months, and with only sending out one resume. So that's my life at the moment.