* Radio Workshop, hands down my favorite class of the year, wrapped up last night. I have learned many things this year, but persistent and nagging anxieties that I haven't learned **enough** or the right things are still occasionally fluttering around. My last several pieces were, to my mind, boring and unnecessary. I'd hoped to have them be the shining culmination of a year practicing a new set of skills; instead, I listened to my classmate's final pieces and wished we didn't have to play mine. If my stuff had been actually **bad**, then at least I'd have something to correct. How do you correct "mediocre?"
There’s definitely a mournful, “summer camp will be over soon” feeling around the J-school, and it’s no wonder. We’ve gone through a very intense year together: for most of us, far more intense than our entry-level jobs will prove for years, yet. Soon, people will disperse to the four corners of the globe.
I have one more class meeting, Tuesday night. That’s it.
* I officially start at The Takeaway on Monday. I unofficially [started](http://www.flickr.com/photos/25972795@N02/sets/72157604792618712/) several weeks ago. I'm starting to brainstorm about what we want to do with the online side of things, and I'm getting pretty psyched at the possibilities. * Our apartment is filthy and cluttered. * Elvis Costello released a new album this week: listening to just the first two bars of the first two songs, I can tell I'm going to like it. Thank you, iTMS. * After several days of rain, the sun has finally come out; as a result, I can see more clearly than I could before, allowing me to accurately get a count of the obstacles in my way. * This morning, I intend to play the new Elvis Costello album loudly through our speakers and clean the house. And then, maybe, cook something. A bright, bright, bright sunshiny day, indeed.