Just a few words about the Chicago Zine Fest I kind of went to but didn't:
- Chicago is awesome. I can't get over it. I spent two and a half days there and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
- Zinesters are the most interesting bunch of people you could ever meet.
- I managed to give out 12/30 of my zines to people I doubt I will ever see again, and I'm almost jumping with joy because of that. And I managed to do that without making it to the actual zine fest on Saturday, but instead to the awesome after party.
- There were five more people than I expected (expectation: 0) who walked dogs for a living and had a serious passion for it.
- Kuma's Corner is totally worth an hour and a half wait.
- Getting lost in Chicago strengthen's your knowledge of the public transportation system.
- Google Maps lies to you and smiles about it.
- Sometimes, bars play Adult Swim TV shows (read: Robot Chicken) on their big screens which means they get a better tip.
- Amanda Stevenson and I have no sense of direction... ever.
My good friend Amanda Stevenson performed some magic and got my zine printed at a super discounted price for this upcoming weekend--The Chicago Zine Fest. I have yet to staple the 30ish copies, but they're sitting in a pile in my bedroom staring at me. I'm starting to realize that all of the emotion and angst I put into that little booklet is now in print and maybe, just maybe, someone is going to read it. It's a bit intimidating.
As I sit in a computer lab on campus, I'm avoiding writing a paper whose draft is due on Thursday.
So, here's an update on me and everything. It's been a crazy month so far, but I can safely say I really am happy with it. I feel like I'm doing good for myself and for those around me--I hope.
Strangely, this semester has been going well. I haven't had the urge to skip whole days of work and class just because I don't want to do anything. I've been writing like crazy for Weekly Writings, putting touches on the final episodes of mat42dr and filming for the show, as well as trying my hardest to be an invaluable member of every team I find myself apart of (GVTV, work, my internship at WGVU, etc.). It's really... amazing.
With the semester ending in about a week and a half, I'm thinking of everything I want to accomplish with my 3ish weeks off.
Let me warn you, it's kind of a huge list of stuff. I doubt I'll get all of it done, or even a large chunk, but I want to lay it all out, just to say I did.