||[Feb. 26th, 2010|01:51 pm]
I'm generally succeeding at everything I attempt lately (good news!) which means I should probably try some new things. And even if I fail that's OK! Probably! Just remind me when I get depressed.|
Last week snotty baby gave way to pukey baby. Stomach flu tops the list of last places I want to be. HOWEVER a few epically good things happened. I will chronicle them in order:
1) ICPA Illinois College Press Association (which we re-dubbed Illinois Casual Penetration Association). This was fun times. 20 newspaper kids smashed into 3 hotel rooms. A lot of alcohol (I didn't drink but it was amusing to watch). The thrill of competition! We won first place for our Orientation issue, which was basically the best paper ever released by anyone (holla!) We won 2nd place in overall excellence (not as catchy as Numba One but much better than number three). And bum bum bum grand finale I won 1st for my column. Eek. No words. Actually, I do have some words because having words is my only purpose.
I can't believe a column I wrote about zombie attacks on campus won out of all the columns in my division. I'm honored and overwhelmed and incredibly happy. I haven't been spreading the word because I honestly don't know how to react. I'm proud but I feel surprisingly modest-- I'm not one to brag my accomplishments, but usually I'm pleased when people know. This time I'm so shocked that a week later, I'm still reeling.
2) Saw Neil Gaiman with Teresa and Jake! A few words to describe the reading: charming, british. Actually that's all I have. I love him.
This is being cut short because I have work. Goodnight, sweet princes (?!)