Sunday, April 19, 2015

My Currently List

I haven't posted anything here in way too long.  I have a legitimate reason besides being swamped with school work and extracurricular obligations – even though I really stayed in my journalism school until 2 a.m. last weekend helping to finalize a campus publication.

The operating system on my laptop crashed. The problem, though, was that I didn't have any of my data backed up (I know, it's not smart). I was not about to lose nearly three years worth of documents and pictures, so I took my poor computer to a campus computer repair man. Three days and $120 later, my computer works fine and my data is back. Unfortunately though, all of my files (and I apparently have 400,000) were moved into one big folder; all of them are unnamed and unorganized. Now I have three years worth of documents, pictures, music, and more to sort through. I lost my Microsoft Office Suite and Photoshop as well. Moral of the story: back up your hard drive!

But this week also had a plus side: I got a summer editorial internship at a wonderful and prestigious magazine in New York City! I couldn't be more excited for the opportunity. Expect lots of fun posts about NYC again this summer. I'll talk more specific details about my internship later.

Now onto my currently list!

Here is what I'm currently...

Watching: I'm working through the third season of 30 Rock. Tina Fey is a genius. 

Reading: theSkimm. I learned about theSkimm during my internship at Good Housekeeping last summer and it completely blew my mind. theSkimm is an email subscription service that delivers a funny, clever summary of current events to your inbox each day. The newsletter is aimed for busy young women who are limited in time but want to stay up-to-date on the news. As a journalism major, I read theSkimm every single day!

Listening: I've been on a Justin Timberlake kick lately. My favorite songs include "Suit and Tie" and "Summer Love." Also, have you heard Blake Shelton's new song, Sangria? I'm a fan! Here's a link to the music video (warning: the female character bathes in sangria, which is very strange).  

Eating: I'm sick of cooking my own food at college, so I've been sticking to a few basic meals: tacos, baked chicken, and sandwiches. Jake and I determined to try new restaurants in Syracuse this semester, since I finally have a car on campus. So far, our quest has been a success! I blogged about a few of our favorite places, including Eva's European Sweets and Funk n' Waffles

Drinking: Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee. Syracuse has a Dunkin' Donuts in the student center, and getting myself an iced coffee with milk is always a special springtime treat. 

Enjoying: Warm weather. I can finally leave my apartment without wearing a puffy jacket that goes to my knees. And no more fretting about forgetting my heavy scarf at home!

Wanting: A break from school. My classes, extracurriculars, internship paperwork, and projects have me burnt out. 

Wearing: My maroon leather jacket. I've always loved leather jackets but refrained from buying one myself for the longest time. Leather just didn't seem to mash with my girly style. My entire opinion of the piece changed last year, when my mom and I discovered a sleek maroon/burgundy faux leather jacket at Forever 21. She convinced me to buy it, and now I'm absolutely in love. Leather jackets are perfect for spring, and I think the maroon color of mine is softer than black leather. Here is a similar jacket to my purchase.