Saturday, October 13, 2007

Classmate project

The captions could have been better written, I know, but I'm still working on this aspect. So here's my story about my classmate Amanda Wilson.


Amanda Wilson is 30 years old now and three semesters away from her MA degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Amanda believes that she made a mistake in the past when she gave up a well-paid magazine art director position in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, to work for a newly opened hotel as Jack-of –all-trades in Puerto Rico. She thinks this decision generated a gap in her career’s evolution and now she’s trying to set things right.

“I feel like I’m behind,” says Amanda, and she works hard to catch up.

On October 1st Amanda's little sister, Alison, gave birth to Lucia, which is Amanda's first niece. "It's hard to look at the pictures in which my parents and my and my sister's friends are holding Lucia. It makes me feel home sick. I wish I were there," confesses Amanda. She is going to fly home for Thanksgiving Day.

Amanda is taking four classes this semester - most students in Graduate School take only three, and that keeps them really busy. She’s also working thirty hours a week as an art director for Vox Magazine.

Amanda doesn't have too many close friends in Columbia. However, she is not an isolated person but an open one who likes to chat with her classmates whenever she gets the chance

The gym is a regular activity for Amanda. She goes there four times a week.

Amanda's evening at home are usually dedicated to working. Sometimes she has to fulfill tasks for the magazine that she works for, but most of her hours are dedicated to school assignments.

Salads that she prepares for herself are among Amanda's favorite dishes. Watching soap operas is a way of disconnecting and relaxing for her. There's one that Amanda says that she's watching mostly because "it's a family tradition show. My mom watches it too."

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Long Shots, Chillicothe

Small bar in a small town.
Mr Tully and his $2 hat, Sarah Cross and her smile.
This picture was taken with Chris Powers' camera.