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I don’t have a clever title. That’s a first…?

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I guess it’s totally objective as to what clever is.

They say time flies when you’re having fun.

I’ll second that.

I will also add that time flies when you had no clue what hell you are going to do with the rest of your life.

I’m graduating in less than four weeks. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in college for almost four and a half years. They have, however, been the best years of my life. I’ve met some amazing people and had some great times.

I’ve been finishing up my internship at The Magazine in The Big City, and it’s been awesome. I’ve loved working here and learning about the magazine industry while working for the largest magazine publisher in the United States.

Which is why this next piece of news is so great: Last week, one of my supervisors informed me that they would like for me to stay on here for another six months as a freelance copy editor.

While the pay won’t change, I won’t be considered an intern and I will have a more regular schedule. Also, I have some security as far as a job for the next several months while I’m applying for more permanent positions and gaining more valuable experience.

In recent news, I just got back from New Orleans. I want to spend some time trying to write a more detailed blog about my experiences there, but for now I’ll just tell you that it was life changing. I had a great time meeting some very interesting stories, and more than once I was moved to tears. There is still so much devastation in that area, and it’s been over two years. It breaks my heart. Here are just two pictures of the areas we visited:

What else, what else…

This week is Thanksgiving, which means turkey and dressing – delightful. However, it also means spending time with my family.

Not so delightful.

Ah, just kidding. Somewhat. I love my mom and dad and the like, but sometimes I can’t wait to get back my current home so I can go back to “missing” them.

Hope everyone is doing well.


singing in ex-salt-tation

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(I transported this in from facebook, so if you read it twice, I’m sorry…then again, you didn’t have to read it all.)

I’m sitting here, preparing to eat my less-than-stellar meal de Cafe Waterfall, when I stumble upon something.

I usually have to flavor my food items with some sort of seasoning, such as salt or pepper, as they are typically bland and need some umph.

Whenever I leave the Waterfall Cafe, I usually feel the need to grab a handful of prepackaged salts and peppers. I typically take the leftovers and place them in a Ziploc in my filing cabinet, waiting patiently to be used at a moment’s notice.

Today was no different.

However, as I began to season my foods, I was startled as I opened up the pepper packet. There seemed to be literally three flecks in that thing. The salt packet, though, was teeming with little granules, just itching to get out. It went everywhere.

This brings me to my question. Why? Why aren’t there equal amounts of each?

I also think of typical salt and pepper shakers: There are three holes for salt, two for pepper. Who decides that?

Being a recent pepper convert, in years past I might’ve sided with salt supporters. But in my experience, I know more people who appreciate pepper than celebrate salt. Salt is technically worse for you than pepper.

I guess I will just have to continue using 2 parts pepper, one half parts salt.