Day 181

Ugh. Who’s bright idea was it to schedule a make-up exam at 8:30 on a Monday?!? Oh. Wait. Nevermind. I know I did poorly on the Sensory exam. SO much information to memorize, and I just didn’t. And OF COURSE one of the big mark questions was on the beer style that I have the biggest memory block on. Stupid Bocks. (Bocks, you know I’m kidding. You’re delicious!). I had no idea there was going to be a tasting component to it. If I *had* known, I would not have sucked back cherry cough syrup and medicated throat lozenges a …

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Day 167

Only one class today, Strategic Communication, as Nate gave us the week off from Micro and Chem to allow us to focus on studying for our exams this week. I <3 that man right about now. We got our media kit assignments back, and I got 28 out of 30 for my fake brewery launch of a series of roller derby beers with Toronto Roller Derby. One typo and not putting my website information on all pages prevent a perfect score. We then talked about the social media campaign assignment due at the end of the week, where we need …

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Day 131

Communications: Media kits. I had no idea they were still a thing, but I can see how sending a tactile, physical object would be less likely to get lost in journalists’ and bloggers’ inboxes. After looking at and discussing some examples, we were giving an assignment to create one ourselves with the option to use one of two hypothetical scenarios or create one of our own. I’m going to create one for SWISH, as I prefer real to hypothetical any day. Micro & Chem The class had joked earlier about how Nate was going to get through 200+ PowerPoint slides in …

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Day 125

It’s a bright shiny new semester, with a more brewery-related course load. Apparently, this is the semester than can kick my ass if I look away for a second. Chemistry & Microbiology are going to be struggles, I can see that already. I can’t wait! I have however looked at some of my non-school commitments, and have had to press pause on a lot of them, even derby. I have made/am making too many sacrifices to give this less than my full focus. Yippee skippee and hooray for being a responsible adult :- First class on Mondays is Strategic Communications with Sandra. Media …

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