The title on this post is, of course, an allusion to How To Succeed in Business without really trying. Congratulations if you got that before you read the explanation.
Moving on to more interesting things: I had a very very busy day today. I woke up at 10:45am, dress, showered, and ate a big lunch: Italian Sausage w/ peppers, plain chicken patty, and some type of delicious hash-brown thing, with a Dr. Pepper and a grapefruit juice.
I know the last thing you want to read is a laundry list of things that I ate for an 11 o'clock lunch, but I wanted to make special note of it, since I didn't get to eat another thing (excluding a bottle of Mt. Dew) until 9:30pm. Awesome. 10.5 hours between lunch and dinner is wierd for me, because I usually eat lunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6-ish.
So anyway, I went to my one class of the day, Research Writing, and that got out at 12:45pm. I walked over to Studio A in the Tufte Preformance and Production Center, where I had a Broadcast operations meeting, followed immediately by an intensive/immersive crash course in operating the Chyron and importing graphics. But I did well, and man, I had a great time. I am in the front row of the studio, and that's awesome.
Speechless wrapped at 4pm, and I ran over to the Ansin Building to do the Friday afternoon tape change for the Emerson Channel. It went smoothly, but when I got back to Studio A I was told that the package I had edited for Ladies Room (The next show to be taped in the studio) had exported without any sound.
So I ran up to my room, got the Firewire drive and went BACK to Ansin to re-export the package. What wackiness. Er, wackyness. Wackeyness? Jeez, I dunno.
Anyway, I got back, taped Ladies Room as Camera Operator, and I think I was the best operator, since I only had to be told what to do a few times. Anyway, I got a lot of compliments about the package, and they want me to continue to edit for them, which is TOTALLY awesome. I am syked. Siked. Syced? This is getting BAD!
Like some of you may know, I think I may want to go into editing proffessionally, so that's a good sign--of course, I really need to work on my speed and efficiency, but I have 3 years, so I'm not worried.
(Okay, random interjection time.) I have had some bad experiences in the past with writing out a really long post and then having something happen that makes all my effort a waste--because my words don't get saved. So I just saved this post as a draft, and loaded it up again, just so if something did happen, I would have most of it. When I looked at my posts, however, I realized that I have two posts that are titled "I'm Friggin' Awesome"--I knew it would happen, but I just didn't know when. There are only so many original blog post titles. (Anyway, back to my day.)
Ladies Room wrapped at 7pm, just as Gentlemen's Club stuff got underway. Since Gentlemen's Club has all new crew and graphics, I had to import all the files and stuff onto the computer and then build them up. I think I did really well considering my experience level (about 2 hours of learning/doing). So that show went well too, but it certainly isn't up to the snuff of the other shows I work on. But that's okay, because I find the show really funny regardless.(Or irregardless, as my friend from Nahant, MA would say, despite my efforts to tell him that it is not a real word.)
So I got back to my room and ate two packets of easy-mac and now I am updating this blog. Life is good, and I'm going to sleep well tonight.