Summer means turning relaxation into work

It’s officially summertime. Finally! Oregon has had quite a long spring with a few teases here and there of that glorious sunshine we just normally don’t get enough of. Now, with school being out and the sun a shining, it finally feels like the warm weather is here to stay for a while.

With summer officially in motion, I’m also on break from school and not doing much of anything business-wise. I’ve taken more hours at the CD/Game Exchange and have been mainly just catching up on video games. While in school, I’m lucky to play anything unless I wake at 5 a.m. to rock some games while most are still asleep. This last year has been crazy hectic with school, work and radio. I’ll be posting some more blogs about my adventures in radio and thoughts on school soon.

If I described in detail of how my summer has started, it would sound like I’ve just been slacking so far. Well, I have sort of, but I’m also keeping up to date on an industry I want to enter. I’d imagine it’d be hard to get into the game industry if one doesn’t know the games being made, so I find this to be work-study in an oddball sense.

Originally I was trying to get an internship at Ninkasi Brewing in their marketing department for the summer but it turns out they really don’t have enough work for an intern at this point. Since next year is my senior year, I figured I’d just take it easy for this last summer and do my own thing. So, my objectives are as follows:

  • Start studying out of my Spanish book for a year of 200-level Spanish.
  • Begin writing blogs (at least once a week) since I’m not writing so much in school.
  • Keep fixing up the home we moved in to three months ago.
  • Edit the video footage I have to keep my video editing skills progressing positively.

On an endnote, I’d like to show off the letter that got printed in Electronic Gaming Monthly about how publicists and journalists can get along with each other better. Thanks for reading!

Electronic Gaming Monthly letter about press releases