My name is Jennifer Lyn.
And that's where I will begin.
I am from Lehi.What school? Lehi High.
And that is where I will end.
No, just kidding. Yes, my name is Jennifer Lyn Pulham, but I'd much prefer it if you'd all just call me Jen. Jennifer is such a formal name. Like Walter or Theodore. Are there any Walters or Theodores in the class? Not likely. Anyway, I am from Lehi, as the haiku indicates, and my high school was called Lehi High (say it out loud to find the irony). I'm now a senior...yes...I've made it this far, and I'm majoring in journalism with an emphasis in print.
My top five values are:
2. My best friend
3. My bed (can't go wrong there)
4. My religion, faith, and beliefs
5. My health
The top five I gave the media (and this is what they value to write about) are:
3. Religious strife and such
5. Odd news
Obviously they don't really match up with mine. I actually have little interest in politics. I do enjoy a good murder mystery, though. I guess we share the religion thing, except I don't necessarily need the strife to be satisfied. Catastrophes are very interesting to read about, but I'd hate to be in one, unless I new I could help in some way or survive. Probably our strongest common value is "odd news." Who doesn't enjoy skimming through "Weekly World News" to see what's new with Batboy? Oh, man, I love that.
I suppose if I'm to become a journalist, I'll have to become desensitized to a lot of these things. It will be a sad day when a murder doesn't phase me, but that will probably come, in some small degree, at least. I personally hope to write the "odd news". No, I don't want to write for Weekly World. I just want to do the feature stories. You know, about the guy that lives across the street who never comes out of his house but randomly leaves little gifts in the tree for neighborhood children. Wait a minute...that sounds vaguely familiar...