Part 2! Best Tracks of 2012 (or How Music Got Me Through the Year)

Part 2 is finally here! Here’s the last of my best of 2012 playlist. Now that it’s Februany February, you can say I’m officially behind on this stuff. But who cares? You have Miguel, Cat Power and Ellie Goulding singing to you from years past! Quit complaining! Here are my 11 through 6 picks ifContinue reading “Part 2! Best Tracks of 2012 (or How Music Got Me Through the Year)”

Best Tracks of 2012 (or How Music Got Me Through the Year)

Even though we’re already 17 days into the New Year, it’s not late to do a “Best of” list. 2012 saw some pretty BIG changes for me. A senior thesis, a graduation, a big move, a new job and there were so many new songs to get me through all of it. Here’s my BestContinue reading “Best Tracks of 2012 (or How Music Got Me Through the Year)”

Autumn in the city

I might need to change the title of my blog. Summer in the city: it means heat. Sticky, grimy heat. Thick air. Sweat. But air-conditioning. So much air-conditioning. Too. Much. AC. The AC in stores and corporate buildings and my office is almost too much. My legs reveal blotchy white spots and tiny goosebumps gatherContinue reading “Autumn in the city”

Newspaper vs. Newswire

This post comes prompted by my sister, who is working at a band camp this summer and still has time to check my blog to see if I’ve written anything new. I’m on Month #2 at The Buffalo News, working nights and weekends. The newsroom has switched over to a new system, so not onlyContinue reading “Newspaper vs. Newswire”

Back in the game

Well, here I am, back in the swing of things, copy editing like a maniac. Unlike last summer where my subject matter was a little more technical, I’m coming across new things every day. Here are fun things I’ve learned just from doing my job in the past two weeks: Sea birds can fly whileContinue reading “Back in the game”

Today was my first day working as a post-grad

I started my copy editing internship at The Buffalo News today. Despite getting all frazzled while driving in the morning traffic, I was ecstatic to be there. It was so cool seeing reporters I had previously known only from headshots. Being in the newsroom and feeling like I belonged in it made me smile. AContinue reading “Today was my first day working as a post-grad”

Pinterest: From social site to promotion and profit

You may have heard me talk about Pinterest before. When I first posted about the “virtual pin board” back in February, I was sort of a newbie. Now, I’m a full-blown addict. And I’m not really ashamed. Enough about my addiction. What I want to talk about is how bloggers and businesses can use PinterestContinue reading “Pinterest: From social site to promotion and profit”

President Obama on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

In my late-night insomnia, I switched on NBC at 12:35 a.m. this morning to watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, one of my favorite shows ever. Jimmy was doing his show from UNC Chapel Hill and President Barack Obama was the guest. It was surreal watching the president on a non-news talk show, and itContinue reading “President Obama on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

A tiny rant

Why are you driving to class when it is less than a mile away? It is a beautiful day!!!! Why are you not thinking about your carbon footprint? Turn off your lights before you leave the house, leave your car in the parking lot, RECYCLE! Geez louise. I wrote this in the BV a fewContinue reading “A tiny rant”

Bucket listin’ and guest bloggin’

I’m strangely calm as the end of the semester approaches. Not only is it the end of the semester, but it’s the end of college. Forever. It only freaks me out if I think about it deeply. I still have some unfinished business left at St. Bonaventure University, and so I present to you “TheContinue reading “Bucket listin’ and guest bloggin’”