I’m at home for another week and a half and then I’m back to NYC. Downingtown has been nice, but it’s getting a little bit boring. I’m definitely ready to be where the things are happening. All of the things. I’ve got a lot of stuff planned for this semester.
People want me to make stuff for them. A lot of that stuff is websites. Some of it is other stuff, but it’s mostly websites. I’m doing that a lot – I have 3 projects going at once at the present time. Of course, I always do that. It’s both for the experience of making sites, getting myself exposed to new technologies, building a portfolio and also making money, which so far this summer has proven to be something that I am not very skilled at.
I don’t want to talk about how lifeguarding is going. I only have four more shifts, then I will never have to sit staring longingly at a pool for 8 hours on end ever again in my life. But I’ve been getting money. Ok I’m done talking about that.
Speaking of money, my recent purchase of an iPhone will probably be both the last thing I do that makes me feel wealthy for a while and one of the many causes of my impending poverty. I’m willing to deal with it if it means I get to live in the best city in the world (with the possible exception of Muenchen). That’s going to be fun too.
I’m fighting poverty by applying for internships, both for credit and kicks, and taking on odd web design gigs (also moonlight programming…going to be a rad semester). Those interviews have gone surprisingly well, though, as they were my first real job interviews evar in my life, technical or otherwise. I got a majority of the internships I applied for, and actually had to turn down one as I’m not made of time.
But as it stands right now, I will be spending this fall interning at parse.ly, a web analytics company, as a PROGRAMMER or programmerlike entity. It’s going to be sweet.
Also, in the spring I will be working as an audio production intern at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL. Combine both of those with a bunch of other smaller freelance jobs, my classes, and a few shifts as a Steinhardt tech…and I guess I’ll talk to you in May.
Seriously no. But that’s the news. It seems that my attempts to put myself “out there” in the professional world have been largely met with success so far. Hoping it continues.