Recently, there have been a few significant accomplishments in my college career.
As stated in my last post, two of my goals were to present at a conference, and get into the student juried art show.
I DID speak at the conference, and I at least entered the art show. I didn't get in, even though my painting was awesome, but making the step to enter was a pretty big deal. So, check.
Another goal I didn't know I had until tonight, but it has always loomed in my mind as, "I wish I was cool enough to be part of that tradition."
As long as I've known Colin, I've known about the annual Echo Joke issue and what that entails; all of Augsburg's most satirical minds coming together to stay up LATE in the Echo office putting together an issue of utter nonsense.
Well, my friends, I was there. I stayed up past my bedtime drawing AWESOME pictures, that are actually too obscene to discuss here. Please, pick up a copy of the, "Augsburg Libido" this Friday, and let me stress that the terribly offensive art work submitted by, "Whorance Night'n'tail" and "Poonsan B. Anthorny" has no connection to yours truly.
That said, I rock.
In other news.
I've been stressing about the future. That future being the next 23 days until I GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE, and the weeks soon after. I didn't have a job, a place to live, or even an internship to complete my Women's Studies Major.
1) Job. I texted Alysia from Dino's to see if I could get a job at their Edina store, and she gave a resounding, "Of Course!" Then, when I talked to her today, she said that she couldn't wait. It makes me feel good to have such a positive environment to work in. Sure, my grandma said a bit condescendingly, with an air of disappointment in her voice that she, "Understands that after so many years of rigorous study, I'd want to go to something easier day to day." Ha. Fast food is pretty straight forward, but I think it can benefit from hard work. I like it. My bosses are great, my co-workers are fun ( I wonder what they'll be like in Edina!) and I get FED. EVERY DAY.
2) Domicile. A while ago, I found a guy on craigslist looking for a roommate. He seemed desirable because he knew what he wanted, and was cool. Well. Turns out he knew what he wanted a bit too specifically... and sucks to be me, he doesn't have a set move out date so... he's gonna look for the perfect place. So, I took initiative and accepted that I'd be paying a lot for a studio, but then I found a sublet from May to September in Uptown for a reasonable price. I hope it works out. This means all summer I get to ride my bike around the lakes to and from work, eat gyros and live in UPTOWN! Who knows what September will bring.
3) Internship. I finally listened to my mother's prodding and emailed Doug the Thug from KFAI's Live from Studio Five, who I met at a Sunny Era/Brass Messengers concert two Octobers ago. He's all about me interning 10 hours a week, and Jacqui agreed to make it count for Women's Studies. I will be learning about radio tech, and be at the heart of the musical hipster scene in Minneapolis. I'll also have opportunities to write things, and maybe even learn more about broadcasting! I'll have an official title!
Things are working out.
... Now... If I can just pass Art class.