Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Summer Plans

I'm sitting on my balcony in a pair of self-made capris/shorts (they used to be jeans...then I hacked them off from the knee-down. love.) I just semi-finished my final presentation for tomorrow's rhetoric class. Now all I have left is some finishing touches on my board game and then a typography exam and I am FINISHED FOREVER. It's a pretty relaxing feeling, especially combined with my current location. It is a little chilly out here, but I am loving the sunlight. It's been a while, and my blinding white skin needs some color before Saturday. (However, I'm not going to get my hopes up. I haven't been able to get a good tan since junior high.)

I think now it is safe to tell you all the details on my summer plans. I hadn't posted much about it because nothing was official and I didn't want to jinx myself. Ha! So...Here goes.

This is where I'll be working this summer. =)

I received an internship at the Rushmore Borglum Story, which is a museum at Mt. Rushmore. I will be the photographer there, which, from what I understand, consists of meeting with tour groups and lining them up and taking their picture. Then I'll take it back and do some editing and print it and hooray, they have a photo in front of the coolest mountain sculpture ever! I will also be doing some gift shop and museum work. And the best part is...It's a PAID internship! The majority of internships in my field I've come across have been unpaid. So, needless to say, I hopped right on this opportunity. Not to mention the Black Hills are incredible! I am super excited to get to spend the summer out there. Expect TONS of scenery photos throughout the summer! (And Brian is excited to get to see lots of buffalo!)

We've still got some things to sort out (housing, a job for Brian, etc.) but things are slowly falling into place.

So, if anyone is taking a summer trip out to the Hills, let me know! And if you're planning on visiting Mt. Rushmore while you're there, there's a good chance you'll see me! It's going to be awesome working at a national monument. I've spent the past four summers at a small cafe where people who were headed to the Hills would stop and have breakfast. It'll be great to meet the same types of people, only at their destination instead.

Also, after tonight, I will be (mostly) stress-free from projects and homework. Time to do some stuff that I want to do, and not just stuff my school wants me to do. So...Lots of books, puzzles, photos, paintings, drawings, and MOVIES will be on my summer agenda. I would also LOVE to learn how to knit or sew or do something equally granny-ish...We will see how that goes...

Up-to-date photos to come soon. I've been too busy to get them edited and posted. Gah! Sorry!


  1. Congratulations to you Denise!! What an awesome internship - enjoying Mount Rushmore and all it's beauty. Be safe and have fun!

  2. Thanks! I definitely will!! =)



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