Oh yeah, and they transfered several dozen students from the convention hotel (ours) to another one down the street. Apparently, the Detroit Tigers needed someplace to stay. Poor babies.
We had a prescreening of Borat last night (one of the most hilariously offensive movies I've ever seen), as well as Stranger than Fiction (one of the most endearing movies I've seen in a long time).
I finally have a little break between sessions, and I thought I would share a few notes about what I've learned:
- It never rains in St. Louis. Except this week.
- "Shoulders" is the best drinking game ever conceived.
- Non-fiction books are sold by detailed 18 - 30 page proposals as opposed to manuscripts (That from Michael Taylor, who taught a session about turning feature stories into full length books, awesome stuff. He has written several books, some about caving; I immediately thought of Jen. I'll talk more about it later.)
- We are one of the best designed 12 page weekly in the country.
- We need more white space.
- TGIFridays + Drinking Games = Yuck.
- SEED Magazine is looking for an Associate Editor of Life Sciences and I qualify.
- I wish we published a weekly magazine (or even a one per semester special edition).
- There is a new science-centered animal carnival called (what else) Carnival of the Animals.
- The college journalist uniform includes horn-rimmed glasses (of many sizes and shapes) and tight girl jeans.
- The exact dimensions for effective use of white space.
Time for another session. BRB.