Heading to Tampa…

Updates, Work

In five hours, my wonderful husband, Paul, will be driving me to the airport to board a JetBlue flight to Tampa for the Republican National Convention. The big news that I mentioned in my last blog post is that I am working with Google and YouTube on their convention coverage! I’ve been working as a booker and associate producer, liaising with media partners and helping them book guests for their hangouts on air. I’ll be heading to Charlotte next week for the Democratic National Convention.

Hopefully, my experience with the RNC will be slightly different from my experience in 2004.

Some Blogging News!

Extracurricular, Work

With the summer slowdown, I haven’t been too great about adding new blog posts here, but I do have some blogging news!

First, I’ve started blogging over at InPower Women! Dana Theus, the founder of that site, stumbled upon my last two posts about women in the media and women in politics and asked if I’d be willing to cross post those two and continue to write for the site. My first blog post, The Reoccurring Theme of Entitlement, was posted last week and an updated and tweaked version of my Women as Candidates, Women as Symbols post is going up soon. And frankly, it’s a better version of the post, so if you haven’t read it here, wait and read it over there.

The other piece of blogging news is that I started a food blog! Check out Shana’s Recipe Box for my latest kitchen adventures. Basically, I was tired of always going searching for the recipes I’d tried and liked in the past. Plus, I take way too many photos of my dinner, so I figured it was time to put the two together. I’m not trying to be the next big thing in food blogs. The blog is mostly for me, but I hope other people enjoy it as well. It’s been fun so far, though I need to remind myself to actually blog and not just take pictures of my food.

I have some other big non-blogging related news, but I’m waiting for a few things to fall into place. Suffice to say, I’m looking forward to a pretty exciting end of the summer.