September 18, 2004

Lament for Ur (News Pap-ur)

So this was my Friday night...Mesopotamian pessimism anyone?

Articles are missing.
The editors mourn.

Macs are demons intechcarnate.
The editors mourn.

The pages won't print.
The editors mourn.

Ten hours in an office.
The editors mourn.

Back to the dorm with Ivan.
The editors mourn.

While we did have some set-backs last night in the office, I had a wonderful time eating the garlicky pizza that stunk up the office (the editors...ah, forget it).

Anyway, the paper is about halfway through production. I think Anne, the editor-in-chief, myself and the rest of the editors are learning a lot about working with writers and copyeditors, Macs (which act and sound like people--FREAKISH), and each other in a work/party setting.

I have never had so much fun being stressed. My editorial life is one grand oxymoron!

Posted by Amanda Cochran at September 18, 2004 3:10 PM

There might be more stressful issues of The Setonian in the future, but from now on, you'll know what it's like.

There's only so much you can learn from a book or a class... this is the kind of education you only get from experience.

I'm sure you'll not only survive, but do a good job, too.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 18, 2004 3:46 PM

Oh Amanda,
We did it, we survived together. *high five* Stressful it was, but it was great fun. Yum for pizza, YAY for Anne providing us with tunes, her running mix rocks...woohoo our first production week is done..almost..

Posted by: Lori at September 18, 2004 3:54 PM

Amanda, Let me know if you have and Setonian Online questions. I think you still have my email and my phone number if not, then I can send it to you.

Posted by: Brian at September 18, 2004 5:24 PM

Sounds like I missed a lot of fun, darn. I apologize for not attending the production meeting Friday night, as I had to work late; if there is still any work to be done (which I assume there is, since you said "halfway through"), I would gladly help out. If someone gives me a day/time this week, I'll set it aside and make sure I can make it.

Posted by: ChrisU at September 18, 2004 10:55 PM

Sunday, Sept. 19, we are doing production stuff and copy-editing in the evening. I assume it will be in a party form (isn't it always? :-D)

Posted by: Amanda at September 19, 2004 12:23 AM

For a good time, visit Reynolds. ;-)

Posted by: Evan Reynolds at September 19, 2004 12:40 AM

Wish I was there. BUT! I will be there in the future issues, brace yourselves...! I'm glad that you got the paper together as a team :) Way to be.

Posted by: Karissa at September 19, 2004 11:29 AM

I just wanted to congradulate you, not only from me but from the entire editorial staff, we told you to take lots of pics and did you ever. You did an excellent job, we are all proud of you, welcome not only to the Setonian, and the blogging world, but most importantly to Seton Hill:)

Posted by: Lori at September 19, 2004 11:28 PM

I spelled congratulate wrong..forgive tired...

Posted by: Lori at September 19, 2004 11:29 PM

you guys are on ancient macs... me thinks the Setonian needs to spring for a few G5s and new iMacs ;)

Sorry about the mistake with the cartoons...

Posted by: Mike Rubino at September 20, 2004 12:08 AM

Oh no, Mike, just a miscommunication.

And as for the Macs, we are getting some new PCs from the IT department and possibly a printer. Special thanks to Fred Billman.

Posted by: Amanda at September 20, 2004 10:53 AM

Haha, kudos for enduring the Macs, in general, Setonian staff... *eesh* Can't say that I've ever been a fan.

And what's this about a printer?! You mean no more meaningless trips to the lab the whole way down the hall just to reprint an article for copy-editing?! *faints*

Posted by: Karissa at September 20, 2004 6:43 PM

No, those are still routine. We just couldn't get the printers to work; they weren't hooked up--or something. Anne, saint that she is, finally got the printouts today.

Posted by: Amanda at September 20, 2004 7:02 PM

Evan, you are such a whore--blog whore, that is.

Posted by: Amanda at September 20, 2004 7:02 PM


you didn't just say that, Amanda J. Cochran! *faints -again-*

Posted by: Karissa at September 20, 2004 10:33 PM

Oh yes I did! He deserved it. :-p

Posted by: Amanda at September 20, 2004 10:56 PM

Amanda, do you guys still need more people to learn how to do the layout? I'd like to. I might be tempted to throw the Macs out the window, though.... =\ am I a dork that the paper comming out will be my highlight for Friday? hahaha.

Seconds for Evan being a blog whore. =D

Posted by: Stormy at September 21, 2004 11:24 AM

Stormy, I won't speak for Anne or Rachel, but I can speak for myself. Are you also interested in doing some online layout? I really want to delegate some of my responsibilities among other people. This first paper issue has really drained me, and now I am facing the online site as well.

We do the online site through the blogging Moveable Type software. If Brian taught me in a day, I can teach you too. It really isn't that bad, just A LOT of repetition.

Posted by: Amanda at September 21, 2004 8:48 PM

Thanks for the compliments Lori, I'm glad that you guys approved of my work. I'm looking forward to more photography assignments in the future; and if you ever need help with the other stuff (copy-editing, layout, or whatever) then don't hesitate to ask.

By the way... My dad is a manager at TGI Friday's, so if we ever decide to get together for a big production party then just let me know ahead of time and I can probably ask him to get us some free food (party platters and such). ;)

Posted by: ChrisU at September 21, 2004 10:45 PM

Yay! We finally have some connections. Great idea, Chris.

Anne and I were just talking about this. Next time we are planning on doing just what you said when we finally finish the paper to celebrate.

Thanks for the great idea, and for your dad. TGI Friday's...mmmm. :-D

Posted by: Amanda at September 21, 2004 11:39 PM

TGI fridays..yum, Chris

Posted by: Lori at September 22, 2004 1:58 PM
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