What does Portal 2, hot yoga and internships have in common?

Short answer: They are all awesome.

I woke up early. Despite its early launch, Portal2 refused to run in the wee hours of the morning, and I love sleep. The anticipation woke me up bright and early, and I devoted about 100 minutes to playing. It was simply amazing, but I had work to do and reviews to write, especially if I was going to make the afternoon community yoga class. Needless to say, Portal 2 good. Well worth it so far, and I’m going to make the time to get more into it further pre-weekend. Traditional workday gaming seems unprofessional, even if I’m self-employed and have been known to regularly put hours in on weekends.

Hot yoga was slightly suffocating. I’ve been missing out the past few weeks because of schedule conflicts, and it was 90 minutes of sweaty exhaustion. The incredible endorphin high afterwords is worth it, especially when I got the good news…

A print-magazine internship I had applied for almost a month ago, and had interviewed for two weeks ago and presumed filled contacted me. Now, they didn’t offer me the internship I had applied for (executive assistant), but rather, something more suited to my strengths. I’ve been offered an internship as a backbeat reporter for the festival season. This means I’ll go to events and write really detailed backstories and reviews on them.

All this the day after I write about my disillusionment with reviewing. This won’t be my usual 300-500 word requirement while trying to say only nice things review. This just got real! I’m still going to carry on with my current reviewing gig as well, because it’s still crazy fun, and I like getting into movies/plays/shows for free.

So, life awesome, hot yoga attempting boyfriend too cool for words (but slightly singed), and things are looking good for seeing my work in print.

On the creative front, I’m trying to figure out a realistic schedule for writing short stories. I’m thinking two per month, or one ever three weeks or so is a good target. The trouble is inspiration. Many of my short story ideas come from dreams, and I have an incredible amount of zombie dreams.

Zombies are cool and all (perhaps overused?), but I need to request a new form nightmare.

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