Well it’s been a busy last week – we finally got the Commoner out and the final result looks great. For those who don’t know, the Commoner is the newspaper we put out for King’s during the newspaper workshop. I wrote an op-ed in it about pornography – there’s no online links to it, unfortunately, but the paper will be available at some point as a .pdf file.
I am also now enrolled in the Advanced Radio workshop for the final term. It’s fast approaching – there’s only a few weeks left in the newspaper workshop before we break for Reading Week, and then we’re down to the final days of the program. Come April 8th, we’re done! It’s not that far off. Advanced Radio will allow me to produce some radio documentaries, which is very exciting. I’ve done magazine writing before and I’m fairly well-versed in online programming, so this should be a great learning experience.
Speaking of which, I got hired by the King’s Student Union to be their web guy until the end of the year. I get paid for this and I get to design the new King’s Student Union logo, which is extremely cool. It’s amazing how King’s is so supportive and helpful to their students.
Oh, and I got my head shaved.
Oh, surprised? Yeah, me too. As an experiment, I decided, albeit with a little encouragement from my housemates, to shave all my hair off and see what the result would be (give it two weeks and I’ll have hair back, so no worries). It actually looks okay. It’s a weird feeling to put your hands on your head and not feel any hair – I haven’t felt this before. It was very scary to do it but I’m kind of glad I did – it’s definitely different.
I don’t think I’m going to keep the look during the winter – it’s too cold to have a bald head. However, I think I’ll probably consider going back to it come April. The good part is I won’t have to spend money on a haircut for two months.
BLIZZARD: I often wonder if global warming is merely a theory come to life in Toronto – we’ve talked about how warming weather is affecting our seasons for so long it’s starting to become a reality, i.e. no snow in winter.
Not in Halifax.
Today’s blizzard marks the third time we’ve had a significant snow fall in Halifax this week. Walking to the library today was a cardio workout in itself – you could barely get one foot in front of the other because A) you couldn’t see due to all the snow falling, and B) because the snow is so deep you have to lift your entire leg to move. Just click on the link on the front page, you’ll see what I mean.