Guess who didn’t study journalism?

Well, I haven’t been doing much in the whole media consumption quest lately. I have been trying to catch up with podcasts and am currently enjoying another Nerdist podcast called “The Indoor Kids”. It’s about video games and video game culture. I’m still pretty behind but it’s fun so far. The hosts are a husband and wife duo and they’ve had some good and interesting guests. I bring this podcast up in specific because I just listened to an episode with Nerdist creator Chris Hardwick where he talked about quitting video games for a while and then getting back into them later in his life and he said something about limiting oneself in media consumption because there simply isn’t time to consume everything. 

This makes a lot of sense, even though I don’t want to believe it. I am still holding out that by the time I am old and grey, medicine will keep me alive for a million years and I’ll sit by myself and watch every episode of Friends just because I have all the time in the world.

I am reading a book, Water for Elephants, right now. I don’t know if I have just forgotten how to read because college sucked all of the fun out of reading or if I’m just not clicking with the story but it is taking me to get through it, and I know that it isn’t freaking Tolstoy or anything. (Not that I’ve read anything by Tolstoy. What an incept-joke! Har har) I still don’t have a library card and I’m beginning to think that it’s just never going to happen. Or maybe I’ll just never read again after this.

I’ve started an internship which has been good so far. I’m working in a sort of cultural resource for the university, a resource I didn’t take advantage of while I was actually in school and regret a lot (possibly I’ll write more about my current mission to figure out my identity as an Asian-American if I can figure out a non-cliché way to do so).

But this isn’t really what I wanted to talk about. If this were a newspaper article, I would probably be fired because it took me four paragraphs to get to the point that I wanted to make.

Has anyone seen this video? Is anyone reading my blog to actually answer this question?

It’s been making its rounds on my Facebook newsfeed and I just watched it a couple of days ago. Part of me is sad because I’ve been wanting to document my forays into coding and now that I’ve mustered up the energy to do so, this comes out. I am no longer a unique coding snowflake. I took an introductory web writing class in my major but absolutely none of it made sense to me and I’ve been using w3schools tutorials to try and get a better handle of basic web authoring skills. I don’t really have any tangible evidence of this but web development has been my newest jones and I’ve been really enjoying learning about HTML and I’m even taking real notes and feeling very self-congratulatory even though it’s not helping me find a damn job or anything.

By the way, I read some bad reviews about w3schools which bums me out because I have been taking such meticulous notes on their lessons and I really have no way of knowing what is good and what isn’t about their tutorials. My current plan is to continue to use their tutorials for basic sort of information but do them alongside Code Academy, which seems like a really cool interactive site. Do any of you imaginary readers know better than me on this? Since I know nothing, I’m positive the answer is yes.

Anyway, that concludes another sporadic update. Hopefully I’ll have something more interesting and less livejournal-y to say soon.


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