Two or three years ago, I sat in a Starbucks, writing a paper on American Apparel's advertising methods (visit http://americanapparel.net/presscenter/ads/index.aspx for an example, although my favourites were the older ones with the porn-stache-styled owner/photographer). My TA happened to look like he worked in American Apparel, so when I got an A+, I wasn't too surprised.
But as I sat in Starbucks, part of me started thinking: "What is the point of this?" That could have been the influence of my parents, who kept asking me, "What are you going to DO with Communications and English? TALK TO PEOPLE?" (Sidenote: In addition to all my media-oriented Communications courses, I took a mandatory Communications in Everyday Life course, and it was probably the most useful course of life.)
Two years later, I work in marketing (which I kind of fell into, accidentally but thankfully). I'm also sitting in Starbucks, planning out a lesson that will pull in my A+ American Apparel knowledge in a room full of teenagers. I'm pumped, needless to say.
My hero of the day:
Also, after an incredibly long musical lapse in my life (Fiona Apple, anyone?), my sixteen-year old brother and I recorded a few cover songs last night because apparently he kicks major butt at singing and playing music, and I posted them on my Myspace. Yes, Myspace still exists. We recorded HEY YA by Outkast and LUA by Bright Eyes. I think this will become a sibling bonding experience from now on!
P.S. Imogen Heap's new stuff is beautiful.