Saturday, April 25, 2009

doing it big like carrie b.

"State of Play" is in theaters... I'm myself.
I've been waiting for this movie for months, no way no one to watch it with is going to stop me.

Ridiculously ready for the next thang. I'm restless.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

going to the courthouse

I have exactly two weeks to find a tax preparer dude, seduce him and marry him.

Then he can do my state taxes from this last year. I might even keep him around for next year.

Dang, I think I'm a decently intelligent person, but the Virginia tax form makes me feel like a moron.

NO WONDER no one in D.C. can pay their taxes correctly! They're part time Virginians just like me!!!!

I'm going to struggle through the next hour TRYING to understand these forms, and then I'm just going to throw some money at Virginia and Louisiana and book it.

That's right.
All the tax departments of Louisiana and Virginia TAKE HEED!!
It is I that you need to track down! You'll find me in an empty cold apartment somewhere, eating Ramen!
Take my wallet and my keys! WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME!!!!!
I'm right above the poverty line, so just take my microwave as a down payment!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I miss polly sci classes :(

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

for realz this time.

Currently Listening to: You can sleep while I drive

Today I spent half the day at the paper (the two papers I work for kinda are combined in one building now, but not really. weird) and the other half at the station.
For real this time, I honestly, sincerely think I'm done with tv after this gig. I just can't do it any more.
I love love love tv news. I really understand the reasons behind the editorial decisions, the programming choices and all that kind of stuff.
I just can't take anymore of the people.
The tv people I work with are great. They're really good at what they do. They're the "what are those random people doing?" people. They're so damn curious. They are fearless. They walk up to people they don't know, ask random scary people questions and harass public officials until they give in.
I am none of those things.
I set up interviews days in advance, need my tape recorder, suck at taking notes, hate talking on the phone... I'm too shy and too quiet for this.
If I could just skip up to management I would. If I could work the morning shift, I would. I can't deal with being dayside or nightside.


I have no clue what I want to do with my life anymore. I could work mornings. I love working mornings. No people to deal with, not too many crazies calling the newsroom. I can do the crazy shifts... but I would have even less of a life.


This is still the best thing I've read since last summer.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

the road and the radio

  1. I need to reread Fear and Loathing. I think I might understand it better now.
  2. Sound of Music is the best movie evah.
  3. An investment I must eventually make is one of those gel mats, so when you stand on it your feet don't hurt. Nice birthday present.
  4. I really don't dig meat anymore. I'll eat chicken/beef/fish... I don't want to cook it. Though I'm making ground turkey enchiladas today.
  5. Any time I have a technical problem (i.e. my vacuum is clogged) I ask the internets (i.e. use a broom handle to unclog the hose. It worked).

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

and this is why.

Today, one of the other channels' news anchors was talking about her weight loss (whythehellwouldyousayyoursizeontv?)
She went from a size 12 to size 10.
A dude reporter (he can be kinda a jerk, but who isn't in tv - but he has his funny comedic moments) whose cube is next to mine, remarked that "isn't that still big?"
To which, a female reporter gave him the smackdown...

Blargh. This is why I don't like tv. This is why tv loses great talent, because they don't want to deal with the constant spotlight on appearance.

And that is why I need ice cream tonight.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

weather porn.

Hello lover

Still cold here. Meh.

que sera, que sera


It's looking like I'm going to be unemployed for three months this summer.


I mean, I'll pick up at least a part-time job (hopefully)...

So. I might scrapbook a lot (I need to for the DC and VA stuff) and maybe try to freelance..

I don't know if I can find a jour-job right now.. People that have been in the biz for years are being laid off daily.....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

journalists get laid..... off.

This is the second time I've used that title.

More layoffs at one of the bigger media places of the giant media company.

I'm feeling very...Howard Beale at the moment.

I don't think I'm going to sleep well tonight.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

the rain in spain

How I need story ideas. I thought of a decent one, but I think a paper reporter wrote it for tomorrow.
The trip to Florida solidified my NEED to live in Florida. So, internets, I will. I will live in Florida either after I get my master's or phd. Seriously. There's NOTHING like crossing the line from Alabama to Florida. NOTHING. It was raining, chilly. But it was Florida. And I love it.

I'm ridiculously ready for June. I might be talking a step back this summer, but I guess we can't all be j-stars in our twenties. Someone has to be the Cinderella story - struggling until something tiny changes everything.

Well. I have one number to call tomorrow. We'll see if that turns into a story. HAH!