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WHAT UP.

So I'm 22 now, and that's ... whatever. It's my father's birthday today, and - according to him - he just turned "fifty-seven hundred million years old." In all seriousness, he's 57 with a bad case of hyperbole.

I did the math, and for some reason the fact that my father was 35 when I was born kind of creeps me out.

Whatever. Today is AWESOME. And by awesome, I mean LAME. I've been tearing up my articles, but it's snowing outside and I spilled tea all over myself because I was gesturing too violently while discussing American Idol and social Darwinism. I think this morning is indicative of a larger truth... I should've stayed in bed today.

Magazine Editing and Production has become the bane of my existence, and I've been dreading going to class ever since the last class ended. Whoopee. That's right, folks. I would rather wakemy self up at 7 in the a.m. and drag myself to CommLaw than go to Mag Editing and Prod, which is terribly depressing because it should've been my favorite class this semester. Ah well. It's almost over... and we still don't have funding. Ha hah! Goody!

HOWEVA, I'm going to the Guster concert tonight with Dan, which I am eagerly anticipating. Feel free to bombard me with your jealousy.

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notashamed
Apr. 11th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
WAIT. IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY?

WHY DID LJ NOT TELL MEEEEEE

ALSO: I LOVE YOU AND ENJOY THE BIRTHDAY SNOW.
virtuistic
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
My birthday was on the 5th, so you missed that boat. HAH.

It's okay though. I got to have some Perkins, and I haven't had a bash yet but I'm thinking about a tutu party, considering the two two's in twenty-two. I just don't know when, given that the semester is winding down and I'm as busy as a bee on speed.
sparky828
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
I shudder to think what my girls will think when they hit 22 (considering I was 36 and 38 at their respective births).
virtuistic
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
I think that it's not so much that he was 35. Plenty of parents have kids in their 30s. Some would even say that's more responsible because you're more mature and probably more financially stable.

The thing that creeps me out is that my mom was 25. =/ Every now and again that startles me.
sparky828
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Ah. That makes much more sense!
shellizzle
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
American Idol and Social Darwinism FTW!

I like your icon.

I'm twenty-two. There isn't much exciting about that age. I'm looking forward to twenty-three for some reason. *shrugs*
virtuistic
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I made it! You can snag it if you want.

I'm actually looking forward to 35. I'm going to throw a huge, ethically-questionable shindig and then promptly announce my candidacy for the presidency.
cashbox
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
oh, Magazine Editing and Production. assuming it's the one at the U, i remember it all too well.

(also, i didn't know you were at Tiger Oak. what the hell is going on with Metro?)
virtuistic
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It is the one at the U, lead by Joel Hoekstra of Minnesota Monthly - a publication I'm not incredibly fond of. It's been a bumpy ride all around. I used to be the EoC, but I got demoted because I wanted to shake things up too much. Oh ha ha ha. Managing editor now, but whatever. The class is just absurd. It's nothing like an actual magazine.

And yeah! Hooray for rockin' the Tiger Oak internship! I love it here. I really want a job here... we'll see how that goes. (P.S. Where are you?)

With Metro? I'm not exactly sure. I heard some murmurs about micromanagement and conflicting editorial views, which resulted in quite a few resignations... but I'm not really up on the info since I'm a Meetings & Events girl.
cashbox
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
gotcha -- i'm trying to remember the profs i had for that one, both of whom were from much more entertaining magazines than MNMO. but, yeah. not so much an accurate reflection of working life.

glad to hear it's bueno over there; me, i'm day-job employed at a non-profit education company (with sparky828's wife, oddly enough), and do a bit of freelancing for Metro and elsewhere. (the spate of resignations has resulted in my working with at least six people on one piece, haha.)
virtuistic
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Wow! It is a small world after all.

Does METRO pay well for freelance work? I'm kind of scraping the corners of my bank account this month. I did just land a freelance gig answering reader questions about home-development, though. That'll pay my rent in June.
cashbox
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
seriously, dude, my world seems tinier every day.

and the pay at Metro is good, but not so prompt. still, very much worth pitching 'em on a few things.
riney
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
My dad was 41 when I was born.

Happy (belated) birthday!!
virtuistic
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Thanks!

As I said above, it's not so much that he was 35, but that my mom was 25. =/
vaguelyclear
Apr. 11th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
Happy (albeit belated) Birthday!! I can't believed I missed it!

My Dad was 35 when I was born, too! Doesn't creep me out, though :D

Have fun at Guster!!
virtuistic
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
Thanks, and no worries. I wasn't even around the el jay. Stupid school! *shakes fist*

The only reason it freaks me out simetime sis that there's a 10 year difference between my father and my mom. She was 25.

And thanks! I did! They actually put on a really great show, but the venue was kind of a downer. It was a little too big, and the seats really didn't allow you to rock out. I think they'd be better in an intimate setting.
stereosymbiosis
Apr. 11th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Lmao, my mom had me when she was 39 and my dad was 37, so I know how that feels. :P
muhnipul8a
Apr. 12th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
my dad was 41.
extremetapir
Apr. 12th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
I'm 22 as well. I planned to throw a big party for me, but someone stole it from me (it's a long and true story).

American Idol and Social Darwinism sounds like an awesome conversation. If there's one thing I miss from freshman year its the conversations you and I would have where we'd argue the same point but from two different perspectives and then get angry at each other over it.

Good times.
virtuistic
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
Oh, nostalgia. Why don't we hang out, Dom? I haven't been mad at you in so long!

We should have a joint party. I was thinking tutus. Tutus and some form of alcoholoic beverage, most likely of the hard-liquor persuasion.

boho
Apr. 12th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Happy (belated) Birthday!!
virtuistic
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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