April 27, 2013

April 21, 2013

Half Marathon / Half Crazy

I just registered for the Half Marathon portion of the 2013 Manitoba Marathon.

I do my best work under pressure, but this still seems like self harm. Toward the end of last summer, I was in pretty good shape and able to do 16K. But that's as far as I've ever run and, in the interim, CreComm's all-consuming schedule  nicely knocked me out of shape.

All that to say, if you're looking for me, every second evening I'll be out on the road. Wanna run?

April 13, 2013

Headline writing doc - excerpts

I shot and edited a doc at the Winnipeg Free Press this past month, profiling the team who puts together the headlines (along with laying out and editing all the pages). When you realize that 75% of people don't read past the headlines, this anonymous group of people are some of the most influential folk in the city.

I can't show you the final film just yet - I'm pitching it to MTS On Demand and they'd prefer to purchase a film that hasn't already made it's debut.

But I can show you these excerpts that didn't make it into the final piece. Think of it as a little taste to whet your appetite. And I'll let you know when/if the full version is coming to a screen near you.

April 11, 2013

Al Rae is coming out swinging

The show mentioned in this CBC Scene article I wrote is happening tonight. Check it out if you can - should be hilarious, interesting and moving all at once (so get ready to cry/laugh/think simultaneously).

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival's artistic director will be joining the lineup for the Coming Out Swinging gala Thursday, April 11, to discuss - with a few laughs - his choice to come out of the closet a few weeks ago, ending a 23 year marriage and a chapter of his career.

(continue reading on CBC Manitoba Scene)

April 10, 2013

WAG the blog

Time for an update! Because, gosh, I haven't blogged in a communicator's lifetime (two weeks?). Things are well, classes have wrapped for CreComm and I'm on work placement at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. I'm not bragging, but the art on my office walls is cooler than yours ;)

I'm having a tough time knowing what to do with my evenings now that homework is a thing of the past. I've said before I have a tough time transitioning from "work mode" to "have a life mode" and it's still true. I've essentially quit acting, I've lost a lot of friends during my intense schooling, I don't really have any hobbies... what's a girl to do?

So please, what hobbies should I pick up? How should I reclaim my/a life?

And do follow my blog at the WAG if you've got a second. I'm writing about the sharp learning curve I'm climbing as a three-week intern, plus the insane exhibit they have coming up called 100 Masters. What do Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Tom Thomson, Emily Carr and Andy Warhol all have in common?

They're all coming to the heart of the continent, baby!

PS. This happened at work today. Squeal!

April 6, 2013

Finish line

It's true, there's still three weeks of work placement to go. But why let that interrupt a good celebration?