So I re-themed the ol’ blog. Take a look. That photo, up there, at the top? Yup. I’m that cool.

Kinda looks like I’m … well, take what you want from the photo, but I guarantee it’s not THAT. My editor was trying out a new lens on a camera at work and needed a test subject; I made a face that made the photo absolutely not usable. But then I liked it and stole it.

That was months ago.

Also, follow @dailyevergreen on Twitter (if, yanno, you’re into journalism or Washington State University or whatever). Editor-in-chief Rikki made the account for my college newspaper, where I worked as a reporter for a bit but mainly as a copy editor.

Aaaaand since it’s been awhile …

Grace in Small Things: Join the battle against embitterment.

  1. Playing fetch with the world’s cutest dogs.
  2. Driving through town and feeling the sun on your skin.
  3. Your boy moving from night crew to day crew.
  4. Meeting nice people because (and only because) of your job.
  5. Surprise text messages from a good friend.

Daily Evergreen Grace in Small Things Journalism

Since she tagged any readers with brown hair, I’m considering myself tagged.

The rules are easy: Open your photos album, navigate to the fourth folder then select the fourth photo in that album.
Here I am at my desk in the Daily Evergreen newsroom, being all copy editor-like. This was during the ASWSU elections. Go me for getting the front page that night.

I was a copy editor at the Evergreen for the duration of my final year in Pullman. I loved it and it is, without a doubt, the main reason I applied for (and will start in six days!) my job now.

You can see my caffeine supply (Mountain Dew and iced tea) to my right and my beloved Pantech Duo, now lost, in front of me. Oh, how I miss you, Duo. Also there’s my iPod (still in my possession) and I definitely still have the orange hand sanitizer and that Office Depot notepad. Thanks to… Lisa, I’m sure, for taking the photo.

I tag… you.

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Kaci’s got her own computer and desk at work! Complete with a brand new monitor (emphasis on a monitor – I didn’t realize I was spoiled at the Evergreen with two of ’em) and neat little keyboard. Also my corporate email address was finally set up. I look at that as an official welcome to the Hagadone family.

Unfortunately, my time here at this desk will be short-lived – but as of now, there’s no expiration date. I’m only here (also filling in as the tabs/special section editor) until a permanent person is hired. Apparently these guys think I’m good at filling in!

I meant to take a photo of the desk but I just haven’t gotten around to it. Oh well.

UPDATE 7.14 @ 8 p.m.: I retract my previous statement. The desk is apparently more of a community one than my personal one. But, like I’ve heard so many times before, that’s going to change…

UPDATE 7.16 @ 9:45 p.m.: Added the photo. There it is, complete with tiger desktop background, (small) stack of Chronicles (right), journalistic quotes that you probably can’t read, a Pirates of the Caribbean calendar and photos of Peter, my nieces and I that have surprisingly only prompted one person to ask if they were my children.

You’ll also notice the Dayton High School Class of 2004 mug with my name on the front. What you don’t see and what most of you probably don’t know is that on the back of that mug, every person’s name that graduated in my class is listed. Three columns – two with 21 names, one with 20. You do the math. Go Bulldogs.

Which reminds me… I heard, today, playing from somewhere within the newsroom, the WSU fight song. Go Cougs.

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Being grossly underpaid.

Of course I realized this throughout my entire – I say that as if I worked there forever –
career there, but it’s really starting to sink in just how underpaid Evergreen staffers are.

In the approximately a month and a half that I’ve worked at the Herald, I’ve already taken more money home (that’s after taxes) than I made total in four months at the Evergreen.

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