Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Macaroni Wishes and Cheddar Dreams

In ten days I will, in all likelihood, be sitting in my bedroom in Washington, D.C., unpacking and thinking to the 14 weeks ahead. I'll be plotting ideas, planning goals, and all sorts of things.

But I'm not doing that right now.

Right now, I'm tasting the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese that I just made with my youngest brother Ryan. The little kid was hungry and wanted some of "the cheesiest," and despite my sinuses being blocked to high heaven and my throat being so sore I can barely speak, I invited him to watch as I taught him the art of mac-n-cheez.

The ingredients, few. The complexity, well, there is none. It was just me, my brother, and a pot that would have boiled sooner if he didn't watch it so much. It was so much fun showing him each step; he gazed in awe while the noodles cooked, his mouth opened wide in astonishment at the steam released when I put them through the colander, and his eyes wide open with interest as we stirred in the butter, milk, and the cheese.

The final product was a bit watery for my tastes, but it was too much fun not to eat it.

In ten days I will, in all likelihood, be sitting in my bedroom in Washington, D.C., unpacking and thinking to the 14 weeks ahead. I'll be plotting ideas, planning goals, and all sorts of things.

And I'll be missing things like this.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

And so this is Christmas...

Well, Christmas has come and gone, and I got to see a lot of family members I haven't seen in a long time and won't see again for just as long, if not longer. It was funny how I had to explain the whole Scripps Howard thing to so many people whom I had explained it to when they were here for Thanksgiving.
I'm trying to enjoy every second with my family, for pretty soon we'll be out of each other's lives for three months straight. Tomorrow I'm driving out to Topeka to get some neccessary clothing for covering D.C.
Two more weeks and I'll be in D.C., awaiting what is to come.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

One step closer

I got a Fedex package today from Scripps. It contained:
  1. My apartment keys
  2. a Metrorail card ($20.00)
  3. a Metrorail map
  4. a nice letter from Jody Beck with a cool development
That development is: Marwan Sadiq, an Iraqi who was a part of the Semester-in-Washington program this semester, will be staying with us for a few months this spring. This is uber-cool because I've been studying Arabic for three semesters now and I'd like a way of working on it while I'm in D.C.

I've been able to tie up most of the loose ends I must deal with before it's wheels-up on my flight, but there are a few left to deal with.
My thoughts have turned to the wardrobe I will have to purchase for this job, and I am scared.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Mission Accomplished

I have found a person to take over my apartment! I am saved!
Now to focus on all the other stuff I have to worry about.

Paperwork is getting done, I have a couple of meetings tomorrow during which I will be organizing the continuation of my full-time status here at K-State, and hopefully the continuation of my financial aid because I need money.
It's all coming together.

Monday, December 13, 2004

T minus: (Whatever the hell it is until January 8)

I showed my apartment to another person today, and at least one more person is interested. I hope someone moves in because I'm not paying rent on a place I'm not living in. If only my landlord saw it my way.
I've purchased my plane tickets, I will be arriving in D.C. at aroound 1 p.m. on the 8th of January, 2005 at Reagan International Airport. I hope I made the right decision.
Whatever the case, I've got tons more stuff to do before the end of the year, from my wardrobe to what's in my head, I'd better be ready.
I've also decided I'm going to be purchasing a Canon 20D DSLR this spring to cover news and use for myself. It costs $1,600, runs 5 fps, has 8.1 MP, and is, after all, made by my brand, Canon. It was either the 20D or the Nikon D70, which costs $1,300, runs 3 fps, has 6.3 MP, and is not my brand. Plus, the 20D is solid metal, while the Nikon is lightweight plastic. Any thoughts?

Saturday, December 11, 2004

About the Author

Ok, some information about Logan, because you people are pathetic voyeuristic freaks:

"I grew up in Council Grove, KS. I graduated from Council Grove High School, not that there's anything special about my Alma Mater.

"I am currently a Junomore (part junior/part sophomore- don't ask) at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS where I am working on a BA in Print Journalism. I spent the spring and fall semesters on the Opinion Staff of the K-State Collegian, and over the summer I was an Intern for the Manhattan Mercury.

"I love writing and reading very deeply. I love throwing pottery on the wheel and doing photography work. You may view some of my work at"

Friday, December 10, 2004

Things I must do in DC

This is a place to post things I must do while I Washington.
For instance: Call the Fourum from the Inauguration of the President of the United States of America.
If you have any ideas for what I must do while I am there, please put them here.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

My Washington D.C. Primer

My name is Logan Adams. I have been hired by the eternally awesome Scripps Howard Foundation to work as an intern reporter this coming spring in Washington, D.C. These are my chronicles.

For more information on the program: Go Here.