Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Random Thoughts from Hell

Here I am again - sitting in a chair that yields a great view of the chaos that is about to become another great sports section. Here I am again - with my chin slung into my hand as I prop my head forward, bored, waiting for something to happen.

I have gone beyond hating this job to a general euphoria of knowing it will not end until I graduate from this place. Every Tuesday night from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. I have to sit here and act like I enjoy being talked down too by an squad of jacka asses who get their jollies from split infinitives and gerunds that dont match the base or some rot like that.

Every Thuesday I have to sit here and act professional while I blog on company time pretending to do my journalistic duty to the human race. I know how the copy chief laughs at me becasue I can't do this. I also know how they all hid behind cupped hand talking about how someone will need to cover for my mistakes.

Well, I am so glad the teaching process continues here. The Missouri Method my ass, I want out of here.

It's not all piss and vinegar - at least I am told I am the only one who can write a coherent headline. Seems editing and headline writing is not found in the same vein. Go figure.


I have yet to understand why women wear decorative scarves. It makes no sence to me. They are wearing short sleeved shits and tiny cardigan sweaters and yet this silk scarf still hang from teir necks.

It is the new necklace.

I think my dislike for them come from the same irratioanl fear I have of turtle necks. Have you ever seen me in a turtle neck...nope...and for good reason. The crappy Pucca Shell Necklaces that all the kids loved in jur high and high school fell into this same catagory.

Nothing around my neck, please. It only makes the bears angry, and frankly, you don't want an anrgy bear to ruin you picnic - no do you?


Great line from the Kansas City Star on Sunday in regard to MU losing 79-46 against KU. All after the resignation/firing/public hanging or Quin Snyder:

Even Kirk Hinrich, a former KU star from 2000 to 2003...was shaking his head.

"To be honest with you," he said, "it's hard to believe. I don't now why everything happene, if Quin Snyder resigned or was forced outor whatever. But I had respect for him. He did a good job there when I was here. But when you've got a team that goes through what Missouri has gone through, you never really know what going to happen."

Ultimately, it was that bad for Missouri; sympathy from a Jayhawk.


So, I have been offered a job. It has nothing to do with why I am at this university, nor is it even close to why I came to the school of journalism.

No, I am being offered an administrators position with the Department of Student Life. Essentially, after my stint as director of one student organization. they now think I need to take on seveal studetn organizations.

THe program seems fairly simple enough. Come back and work as a "Graduate Assistant" for two years while they send me to graduate school for two years to get an MBA or degree in education. After getting that out of the way, they will hire me on as a full-time Assistant Director of Student Life.

I would be the one running your Summer Welcome and Get-to-know-you Freshman Events. I would be the one who trains and maintains the student government leaders. I would be the one coaching these bastards through every budget hurdle and legislativve loop hole.

I would be the anti-Me from Freshman year who wanted to bring down the MSA presidency through reporting on its election. It was a farce then and will always be a face. Nothing but a joke to those on the outside who see it for what it really is - a club for the prettentious and socially depraved.

Do I want to be the next Mark Lucas? or Kathy Scroggs. I guess everyone gets desprate enough at some point in their lives.


I have yet to hear back from anyone on the real job front. Anyone out there looking for a depressed bitter writer?

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