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Dept. of Small Mercies

The Weekend. Dear Lord, the Weekend

Monday: Sinead
Tuesday: More Sinead
Wednesday: Union rep at two discipline hearings, 1 clearcut, 1 less so. Learned I'd be getting another town added to my beats, with at least 3 more beats in said town.
Thursday: Can't remember, because of Monday-Wednesday. Not enough stories written
Friday: Results of discipline hearings. Teh Suck. Not enough stories written.

BUT ... This




Also, old-fashioned jazz, and a mimosa.

And a very handsome husband.

Maybe things are looking up?



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sallymn
May. 21st, 2016 02:51 am (UTC)
Sounds like it was looking up at the end... :)
kaffyr
May. 21st, 2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
I had a very enjoyable evening, so it did turn out all right!
flowsoffire
May. 21st, 2016 12:47 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
kaffyr
May. 21st, 2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks - have some hugs right back!
a_phoenixdragon
May. 21st, 2016 01:44 pm (UTC)
Gahhh, what a week!

But...a good end to it, yes?

*HUGS*
kaffyr
May. 21st, 2016 05:27 pm (UTC)
Indeed, it was a good end. On the work end, someone called who I'd not been expecting, and we had a good telephone interview, the results of which should make an existing story much, much better. And on the relaxation end, BB and I watched far too much anime, which is just as it should be.

*hugs back*
liadtbunny
May. 21st, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
I hope so! Popstar free at least!
kaffyr
May. 21st, 2016 05:29 pm (UTC)
I've had quite a number of interesting conversations about said pop star, and they all have led me to hope that she is able to recover in relative privacy; also I've talked to people who have talked to her, and they say she is a lovely person, so all the more reason to wish her well.

And I had quite the enjoyable evening, to bring an end to the week. Hurrah!
lost_spook
May. 21st, 2016 04:51 pm (UTC)
Aw, well, may it be a lovely weekend for you! ♥ (Sorry about the week. It sounds rotten. :-/)
kaffyr
May. 21st, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
It was a ... trying ... week. But now it's the weekend, and I rejoice!
strannik01
May. 30th, 2016 02:37 am (UTC)
Catching up on my friends feed, Part 2
Learned I'd be getting another town added to my beats, with at least 3 more beats in said town.

See, this is something I've always been curious about. Beats, I mean. As a stringer for Niles Herald-Spectator, I eventually wound up writing everything that wasn't crime or sports. Crime was handled by the staff writer who pretty much writing most of Park Ridge Herald-Advocate.

So what I'm saying is that I've always kind of assumed that each staff writer gets a town, some extra stuff on top of it, and we stringers filled in whichever towns Pioneer Press wouldn't hire staff reporters for. I didn't realize staff writers had beats (other then sports and entertainment)

(In related thought, when Pioneer Press adopted Tribune-style bylines, I was surprised at how many reporters I thought were staff were actually stringers)
kaffyr
May. 30th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Catching up on my friends feed, Part 2
So what I'm saying is that I've always kind of assumed that each staff writer gets a town, some extra stuff on top of it, and we stringers filled in whichever towns Pioneer Press wouldn't hire staff reporters for. I didn't realize staff writers had beats (other then sports and entertainment)

Actually, you're correct. My official beat is Wilmette - but that includes several sub-beats; Wilmette municipality, Wilmette police, Wilmette Park District, School District 39, School District 37, School District 38. Smaller sub-beats that I was responsible for: Kenilworth police, Kenilworth village.

Each of those could be considered a bit in and of themselves, because they can generate a surprising amount of news, which I can only partly cover. In a larger community, one reporter might be assigned the school beat, another might be assigned solely to cops, while another might handle the municipalities.

Some of them I cover regularly and constantly. Others I only occasionally get to, or only do features on.

With Winnetka, I imagine I'll try to focus on the village and park board, at least major village stories, and features from the park district. That will definitely be what I have to do with the school districts up there. So, yeah, loads of fun.
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