September 2009


But I’ll be happy when I’m not pulling an all-nighter Monday night to get ready for this package.

In Broadcast 2, we have to start news blogs. I know I’ve done this previously at Today.com, but I abandoned that. This one is for a class, so it’ll be around a while. Check out allisonblood.blogspot.com, it’s where I’ll do a lot of writing about what I’m doing journalistically.

But as far as a semi-now journalistic part of my life goes, I am officially on the search for a new camera. My point and shoot met its demise last night in a wine-related incident. But now I’m on the lookout for a camera that would suffice as a point and shoot but also provides a small amount of professionalism so that if I needed to shoot something for a story, I could use it to take pictures for an internet slide show or something of the like. Let me know if you have any ideas.

The coming week is filled with lots to do. Monday I will be shadowing a reporter from 1:30-11:30, Tuesday I have school and work (and my first B2 package is due.) Wednesday is the veto session in Jefferson City, Thursday I will be going home for dentist and hair, Friday I’ll come back and it’s Jourdan’s birthday. I do like to load my schedule down quite a bit.

It’s also parent’s weekend here, so the campus is full of alums and parents…and extra traffic. MIZ!

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Time to start that application.

Once I apply to the MU Study Abroad and get accepted to that program (after an interview etc.) they submit my application to the Danish School of Journalism. They take 15 people a year. Not from MU, from anywhere. Lovely. The study abroad advisor said “We’ll just have to submit a really good application.” Good plan.

Today I’ll be at the Capitol and then at KOMU shadowing a live truck. I’m pretty excited about seeing how that works, not as excited about writing an essay when I get home at 11 p.m.

Last night HuHot shut down early because the hood over the grill was broken. I got a mixed response from customers when I told them they couldn’t go back through the line. Some were grateful that we offered free dessert, others wrote me nasty notes on their bill. Stay classy mid-Missouri.

But rather it’s the opposite. 

And I did not work today. I got a pedicure and had a bbq with some friends. The weather was pretty nice.

But now I’m doing homework, and have a long week ahead. Tomorrow I have work at HuHot, and Wednesday I’m at the Capitol then have a shadow shift for live truck at KOMU. Thursday again at the Capitol and then Friday back to HuHot. 

How ’bout them Tigers this weekend? We kicked some butt. It was good to see a hometown hero in Blane Gabbert. 

Oh well, back to the grind.

But it’s time to get back into it. 

I’m back in Jefferson City twice a week, and it feels great. I’m working with KSMU producing a weekly wrap up/ feature of the week’s most important talking points. This week I’ll be reporting on the Missouri Supreme Court decision to uphold the state’s funding formula. I’ll post a copy later.

Things are going well in other classes too. My favorite class by far is Power and Money. It’s a political economy class and has been so interesting so far. 

I’ll be home the 17th and back the 18th, to celebrate Jourdan’s birthday and of course, go to work at HuHot. Things are well there. 

Off to class, more later.