I started my internship at the radio this week. The start was a bit rocky due to some organizational issues, but I got into it the last couple of days. I’m mainly helping with this live show about local news and event tips (and some music) that they do, and I have to produce two segments for that each week. I was on air for the first time yesterday, and it was really fun! I thought it would be scarier, but the fact that it’s a small station, and you’re not actually talking in front of people who are physically present makes it easier. Plus, there’s a structure to the show and you have your text prepared, so you don’t have to improv everything.
The sound editing hasn’t been much of a challenge so far either – they use Adobe Audition, which is fairly intuitive, and I actually feel like it’s less trouble than video editing, which I’ve been practising a bit recently. There’s a lot I don’t know yet, but I’m confident I’ll manage fine. I also love the hours, because apart from a few fixed times, it’s up to me when I come and go. Yesterday, I was there from like 9 to 8 to finish everything before the weekend, but the days before that I only went for a couple of hours. I think it makes SO MUCH more sense to just let people do stuff on their own time instead of saying you have to be here from X to Y, whether you’re busy or not. (Jobs where it’s important to be there at certain times excluded, obviously.)
The only complaint I have is that with the internship, work, and uni, I have a very limited amount of time to get everything done and basically no time for my videos (or blogging really, but screw it). So far it’s mostly uni that’s suffering, but I’m hoping to catch up on that a little over the weekend, because it’s always at the back of my mind nagging me. I don’t want to complain though (she said after complaining), I’m glad I get to do an internship in a field that actually interests me, so I’ll deal with it the next couple of weeks. :)
Since I’ve been so busy, I wanted to treat myself on Wednesday, so obviously I went to a bookstore. I figured it might be fun to go book shopping old school and just browse for a bit. Also, my neighbours are probably tired of accepting packages for me all the time.
Whoever’s responsible for the English section at my local bookstore doesn’t have the same taste as me, but maybe that’s a good thing, because even so I found three books. I got The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion, It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane and Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler.
I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to read the sequel after I finished The Rosie Project, because I liked it, but it didn’t feel like it needed a sequel. Then I started reading at the store and something about being in the protagonist’s head just really calms me, so I went ahead. I LOVE the cover of It’s Not Me It’s You, because of the bright yellow, and I’m pretty sure that was like 60% of why I bought it. Shotgun Lovesongs was sort of a random addition; we’ll see how I like it!
I realized I’ve become dependent on Goodreads when I was at the store and wanted to go on the website to check book ratings and didn’t have an internet connection. I was like BUT HOW WILL I KNOW IT’S GOOD WITHOUT GOODREADS. So, as you can see, I really went book shopping old school. I probably shouldn’t be proud of that. Oh, well.
‘Round the Web
- Alyssa says a tragic backstory does not excuse everything, and I’m in love with her post
- Inge is starting a positivity blog and needs your help!
- Cait thinks it’s legitimate to take books with you wherever you go, and I agree
- Anya wonders if blogs need to grow constantly
- Rachel talks about using twitter for your blog. Personally, I mainly use it to fangirl and be random. That’s good, right?
- Miel explains why it can be okay to copy in order to find your own voice
I also laughed at this webcomic:
On the Blog
- I answered a lot of questions! I finally did the awards I was nominated for months ago, so take a look if you want to find more about my
What have you been up this week? Any fun internship anecdotes? Have you read any of the books I bought? Also, my first blogoversary is in ten days, and I’m really close to hitting a hundred subscribers on Bloglovin’, so I randomly decided it would be cool to hit that number until then. If you like this blog, I’d appreciate it loads if you headed over there to subscribe. :)