Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Have Mercy: A Day in the Life

It's around 12:30 p.m. Lunch time. We've been up all night writing a feature article worth 40% of our final grade, followed by sitting through a two-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar class.* It's time for lunch. It's time to relax.


Here's Kaydi and Ashley relaxing in the way journalism students know best: Kaydi's on the phone with someone about AIDS in Toronto's Little Ethiopia. Unfortunatly, he's calling her back about a day too late--she just handed in her article about AIDS an hour earlier. And Ashley's on the phone with a drug dealer trying to set up an interview.

After Ashley and I left Subway, it occurred to me that beyond making some commentary about the cookies I bought, this lunch was completely silent, apart from the conversations that took place with interview subjects via the mobile phones.

Only 2 weeks of school, 1 more paper, 2 articles, one take-home exam and one final exam left.

In other news, in my free time I've been trying to get a head start on my packing. After sorting through my clothes, I moved onwards to books and magazines. After realizing that I own two dictionaries (y'know--for any cross-referencing needs I might have**) I decided it was time to say goodbye to the Webster's that I have owned since the fourth grade. These are the very important "notes" that I made in the back.

Needless to say, my sense of humour developed at a much later age.

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*Granted, I didn't make it to the two-hour lecture because I stayed home to edit my feature article before I handed it in. This is beyond the point.

**Cross-referencing dictionaries? Yah, I know. I'm ridiculous. It makes very little sense.

6 comments:

  1. Actually cross-referencing dictionaries is a good idea. Since there may be slight variations in the usage of the word you're looking up.

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  2. Which was my logic, but in the digital age, it's probably completely uneccessary to have two hard copy dictionaries.

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  3. karon1:59 AM

    That's such a hilarious pic of Kaydi and Ashley because it's such a typical j-skooler lunch date. And yes, being a journalist does make you fat.

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  4. Karon- At the rate I'm going, I'm pretty sure that come September, this is going to become the unofficial blog of 4th year journalism students struggling to get through it alive. My identity will totally dissapear beneath blog posts about proper style, fact-checking, copy-editing, and the occasional j-school lesbian hook-up. (Since we only have girls in the program.)

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  5. Ashley11:30 PM

    journalism = a life sentense of work.

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  6. You gotta post a link to "Interview With a Dealer" if and when it becomes available.

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