Production Night Live Blog for February 5

Pamela London

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 1 (taking place the evening of Feb. 5/early morning of Feb. 6.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Managing Editor.

5:33 p.m.: “I forgot to the start the Live Blog!” At least I realized it myself this time.

5:35 p.m.: Production Manager Sean is missing…will we find him? It’s a mystery right now.

5:42 p.m.: EIC Shelly realizes  though there are a lot of things she can control, she cannot control the presence (or lack of presence) of Sean.

5:50 p.m.: BREAKING: Sean is now in the newsroom.

5:51 p.m.: Only two baby carrots left and it’s not even 6 🙁


7:39 p.m.: Sports Editor Quin did not write the headline on the front page that he was supposed to. I will shoot him dead. (just kidding.)

7:55 p.m.: The weekly task of figuring out faces in photos commences on News.

8:04 p.m.: Sean left again…the case of The Missing Sean continues.

8:08 p.m.: Sean returns. Music recommences.

8:12 p.m.: Via @SeattleTimes on Twitter – “Tired of the same old pot brownies? A high-end all-inclusive marijuana adventure might be what you need.” Thanks Seattle Times for livening up the newsroom.

8:20 p.m.: Words to live by from Shelly: “I sat down and was like, where’s my other taco?? But then I realized that I ate it already.”

8:24 p.m.: News co-editer Dylan contemplates creating a Facebook movie.

8:26 p.m.: Shelly uses a fruit roll-up as a bribe to get Dylan to do his web stuff. They’re the kind with the tongue tattoos!

8:28 p.m.: WordPress does not recognize “heteronormativity” as a word. Microsoft Word does not recognize “intersectionality” as a word.

8:32 p.m.: Copy editor Natalie enjoys copy editing Humor.

8:50 p.m.: I just learned that Tonga is a country!

9:02 p.m.: Shelly just got a joke that her roommate told her freshman year. I repeat, she just now got it. Just this second.

10:00 p.m.: I realized that my head looks huge when I wear my fuzzy hat. Sports Editor Quin and I think my head must be on steroids or something.

10:29 p.m.: Shelly decrees gardening to be an outdoor sport.

10:47 p.m.: Sean tells Shelly all about the crazy people that live in Santa Cruz, “but it’s really lovely!”

11:11 p.m.: Shelly told me to make a wish because it’s 11:11, then judged me for taking too long to make my wish.

11:37 p.m.: Aaaand we’re out.