Friday, February 15, 2008

Nostalgia Fridays

I've decided that Friday posts will showcase photos that have a bit more of a story behind them and that are a bit nearer and dearer to my heart. While browsing a folder this afternoon in search of another image, I came across a bunch of photographs from my days at The Daily Free Press (the independent student newspaper at Boston University). 

Looking back, all the misery that accompanied the 40 unpaid hours I spent there every week was totally, completely, absolutely worth it. We worked hard and partied harder and grew to be one big, dysfunctional, loving family. I can trace the roots of some of my best friendships to life at 842 Commonwealth Avenue. The photo below has always been one of my favorite:

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Here we are, the members of the editorial board, sitting around the light table in the production room waiting for the last issue of the newspaper to upload to the publisher. It was about 8:00 a.m., no one had slept much in the past few weeks, our GPAs were in shambles, and our roommates had probably forgotten what we even looked like. 

But, with champagne chilling in the microfridge, some of the world's most poorly-made cigars ready to be lit, and the end in sight at last, we were happy.

4 comments:

Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

Phoebe I am loving this blog, and these photos. Seriously. What a great idea. It has so much more meaning than "Hey! HEY HEEEY! Look at my Flickr account!!" 1,000 photos later....

This method just has so much more substance - I'm hungry for more.

(A glowing review, from acclaimed writer Nicole Cammorata. Her next book "Rhythms of an Ill-begotten Landscape" is due out in the fall of 2009.)

Nicole said...

I had to delete my first comment because in the first one I spelled my own name wrong. Seriously Nicole? Get it together.

Spinner said...

Look at the super crappy computers being used to create that masterpiece. Nice photo, Phoebe.

Tracy