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The Friday Five

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicki on April 30, 2010
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What? My blog titles are becoming more corny the more I post? I feel like trying to be clever, don’t judge me.

Basically, the idea is for me to set five goals every friday. Weather it be to workout every day by the next Friday, or to buy a car. The plan is not to have the goals be completed by the following Friday, but simply to keep a running list of everything I want to accomplish – both in the short and long-term.

  1. Run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. That means starting today! I workout with a group on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and part of the deal is that you’re also supposed to be doing some sort of cardio (run, bike, swim etc.) on the ‘off’ days. The only true day off is on Sunday. I’ve been slacking lately, so I want to get back on the ball.
  2. Find a Graduate Journalism program. I’m not going back to get my Masters for at least a year, but most programs require that you submit an applications far in advance from the date you actually want to start. I’ve browsed around the internet but haven’t done enough real homework to know where I want to be. Have any suggestions? I’m open to going anywhere!
  3. Ditch the credit card. Yes, I’m the girl who can’t stop spending money. You know that scene in Confessions of Shopaholic, where Isla fisher is smashing her “frozen assets” on the ground? Yep, that’s me. Except I keep staring at my credit card and my handy pair of scissors. As long as it’s solid and capable of being swiped, well, Imma swipe it. That has to stop.
  4. Gain writing experience. Here and in a journal is all well and good, but what I really mean here is in writing for magazines, newspapers, ANYTHING that will publish me and give me credible leverage on a Graduate school application.
  5. Clean my room. This is one of those that has a deadline. I want to get my disaster of a room cleaned up and reorganized by the time my parents get here for graduation. Which means I’m going to have to spend all next week figuring out where I actually keep all of the things that have found their way onto my floor.

Flash Fiction Thursday!

Posted in Writing by Nicki on April 29, 2010
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Check out Flash Fiction Thursday at The Unabridged Girl

This was an interesting experience. I think it’s likely a bit too long to fit the usual Flash Fiction standards. However, it was something I wanted to write and I’m not one to back down from a challenge. ;.) Without further adieu, here is the most chaotic piece of writing I may have ever produced (you can go ahead and exclude that one-page article summary I did in 15 minutes before class last month.) (more…)