Monday, January 21, 2008

To hell with the Packers, let's talk about me

Do I not look smashing? I thought so, too. (That white splotch is on the camera lens, not my fancy new clothes.) I bought three ensembles to try on for my family. Kelsey liked the blue the best, Eric liked the white the best, Kayleigh liked the red the best. The color choices were not intentionally patriotic. I got a new pair of dress pants because the ones I have, which I loved, are pathetically, sickeningly small on me now. I don't dress up often, and I hate shopping. To find three things I liked was miraculous. Anyway, we decided on red, which matched my glasses and my skin, and which might be a little risky for an interview.

What interview? Oh, right.

I interviewed for an internship (I feel so young saying that) at the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison's biggest newspaper.

So, I got the job. I'll be working on the city desk. It pays a whopping $25 a week, but the opportunity to work with an editor at a large (for me, anyway) daily is invaluable. I hope I can come up with some good story ideas! And I hope I don't stuff envelopes.


The Rotten Correspondent said...

Oh, Amy, good for you! Congratulations! It's not about the money and you know that. What a terrific opportunity and experience.

I like the picture, too. I think red is always a good choice.


Lisa said...

I am so proud of you! You really are on a roll.

laurie said...

red is power.

but, truly, $25 a week?

ok, this is not a union paper, i take it.

Amy said...

Laurie, $25 a week is more than I expected. I'm a student intern, after all. They can abuse me all they want, and I'll say, "Please, may I have another?" It will be a good experience.

Thanks, Lisa. I wish I were on a sausage.

RC, thanks. I'm generally not a very bold dresser. Sweatshirt and jeans in whatever color I find first. I don't know what I'm supposed to wear when I'm working. Hell, I better find out.

MJ Krech said...

Congratulations, Amy! You go, girl! They were smart to pick you! You are so talented. I'm sure you'll learn lots.

I hope you kept all three outfits! You deserve it!

Hugs & kisses from Missouri!

laurie said...

when i was an minnesota monthly, we paid interns $0 a week.

so you're way ahead of the game.

have fun!

Sweet Irene said...

Congratulations on getting the internship, even if it is only at 25 dollars a month. You will gain lots of experience and that counts.

Nice picture of you in the red outfit. Are you going to show us the other ones too?

jan said...

Congratulations Amy. I love the outfit, you look great. You are not fat, so stop complaining.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Fabulous for you, go for it! I thought that while splodge was an orb at first glance!

Crystal xx

Amy said...

Thanks, Marcia. Yes, I kept the clothes. I like 'em.

Laurie, that's what I thought it was when I applied: zip. The $25 a week sounds like such a bonus.

Irene, you're right. The experience is what I'm after. And, yes, I will model my other clothes for you, if you'd like.

Thanks, Jan. That outfit is nicely slimming. And complaining, well, I've been doing a lot of that.

CJ, you'll need to enlighten me on the orb thing. Sorry!