My new monitor

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Chimei 22″ MonitorI just used my mom’s credit card to order myself a new computer monitor for Christmas.  It’s a 22″ widescreen behemoth made by CHIMEI.  Some of you may not know of CHIMEI, but they are known for making some of the best monitors around.  I saw it on sale for $300 at Newegg.com and had to get it.

Merry Christmas to me.

That’s all, folks!

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Well, almost.  Monday I submitted my senior portfolio to the Department of Mass Communications at SIUE.  If everything goes well, I get to graduate.  Finally.

When I woke up Monday morning I felt a slight stinging in the back of my throat, the kind associated with colds, flu, bronchitis, etc.  I knew I was going to get sick.  That night I had a fever of 101.2.  I get sick about once or twice a year with a nasty cold or something similar, but I rarely get fevers.  The next day my voice was shot.  Luckily that didn’t hit two or three days earlier because I wouldn’t have been able to finish some of the recorded portions of my portfolio and I would have had to wait until the end of the spring semester to submit it.  It sucks being sick, but it’s better now than earlier.

I submitted a resume and a few airchecks to a radio station in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Thursday.  The airchecks were from my senior portfolio, and I would have done something custom for that station but, like I said, my voice is shot.  I’m taking amoxicillin for the next seven days to kill this.

I suspect I’ll be sending out a lot more resumes with demo tapes, mostly through e-mail since that is how a lot of program directors and production directors request it anymore.  I don’t know anyone who got a job off of one resume and demo tape.  Most seem to send out a dozen to 100 before somebody bites.

My mom already doesn’t like the idea of me moving out of the house for my first job, but the chances of me getting hired in St. Louis for a first radio gig is slim.  Emmis still hasn’t called about the part-time board op position for KSHE and K-Hits.  I’ve been told to I can expect a call after the first of the year, but I’m not holding my breath.

It looks like the Radio 101 project I’m doing at Steve & DC’s studio with a few guys is delayed until January when we can get our stuff together and get on the same page.  School and work has hampered our ability to get together and actually plan things.  We’re using Basecamp to help out a bit, but we still need to get together face-to-face and get some chemistry flowing.

That was a long post, but it’s been a while.  Hopefully I’ll have some exciting stuff happen soon, now that school is unofficially done.