Holy God, it’s been forever!
I apologize to the few who have requested that I keep posting. (And some of you have even checked the site from time to time, how dedicated!) I graduated from UW and moved to a new city to start my new job and only got internet in my apartment this afternoon. Life has been hell without the interwebz!
Now, I’ve accumulated a lot of shit I want to say and have acquired an amazing wisdom that I will continue to pass on to you as has been done here in the past. (Nah, just kidding. There’ll likely just be more potty humor and cussing. BTW-Fuck you, Big Sis, I will not give in to your pressure to write without cusswords! I do that shit for a living, this is my off time.) Tomorrow will be the return of Thursday’s 3 Things…and thanks for picking up the slack, Meathed11, or whatever you call yourself!
Today I have some advice for those in college: stay. Stay as long as you can.
Here’s a quick visual explanation:
This was the view of the world from my beautiful Madison apartment:
Look at that. Beautiful! There’s a lake and a park bench and sexy college coeds used to jog in front of the window all the time.
Here’s the view from my shitty new apartment in central Illinois now that I’m chasing my dream and all that ruckus (which means I’ve passed up well-paying jobs because I like to write for shitty money):
Yes, that is an ice cream truck…or at least a rape van in sheep’s clothing. This is the view from my window now. No more pleasant view of the world, just a shitty view of a parking lot and the other buildings in the complex.
And it’s not like I’ve really graduated. School isn’t really even done. I now have to prove myself for the next few years before I can even consider possibly finding a job that can support me. And I’m one of the lucky ones to even have the job I do! If only I had a passion for PR or teaching or some other shitty thing, like being an engineer. Oh, well.
So, long story short: don’t ever graduate. College is great. Keep switching majors if you have to. That beautiful place you go to school at will not move with you.
Okay, the rant is done. From now on, 1yellerjournalist should kick up the usual timewastiness. And we should have a second and, possibly, even a third writer. There will be heroic stories of inanity and useful cooking tips for actual people. And cussing.
And our first entry for “how to really find a job in journalism.” It’s a doozy.