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Nicola Kean

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This is probably my last Salient blog entry. As of whatever time I get out of here this morning, I no longer have to get up early, stay late, eat Hell pizza, or write anything about VUWSA. Which comes as some relief. I’m really, really sick of them.
In a month I’m pissing off overseas. I’ll be back in the new year, but who knows what’ll happen then. But before then I have to face the daunting task of cleaning my desk and sorting out the files for the new News Ed. A task that cannot truly be comprehended unless you have witnessed the cess pit in which I work.
It’s been a long and tiring year, but a fun one. I’d like to think we’ve done a good job, despite the opinions that others might hold. Or just one person in particular who should fuck off and stop being a gutless, bitter, poor loser. Go out with integrity my fucking arse.
Anyway, James has his gushing two-page last editorial, so I’m also going to gush. Because what else are blogs for?
Firstly, thanks for James and Ben for being my constant office buddies. You guys are awesome, and I’m really going to miss you. James especially for giving me timely slaps of reality when I got too angry or whinged too much. You were right, mostly.
To all the people who walked into my office at various stages during the year and offered their time for free, thanks also. Volunteers are what keeps this magazine afloat, and I couldn’t have asked for better ones. Special thanks to Laura – for whom I’m still seething abour that 2nd placing in the weekend – and to Claire and Matt. You guys made my life so much easier. I’d offer to buy you all beers, but I don’t have a job anymore.
Friends and flatmates were also integral to my survival this year. Shout outs to Kate for the dress, Sarah and Steph for the baking, PJ, Keith and Nicki for their eternal wisdom, and Sean for holding back my hair while I puked in Auckland University’s quad. I promise I will see you all a lot more now.
That is all.