It’s Good To Be Back!

Spencer Linsner—Hey everyone! If it’s your first time at the blog or reading one of my posts, then welcome! My name is Spencer, and I’m glad to have you as a reader of the Winging It student blog. If you’re returning, thanks for coming back and reading! You’re the reason we write this stuff, so just keep on reading and we’ll keep on posting.

For this first post, I just wanted to say that I am SO unbelievably glad to be back for Year 3 at Brockport. I’m taking upper level courses (Web design:yes! Programming languages…eh), getting back into the groove with Brockapella (shout out to fellow bloggers/singers Liz Herrmann and Katelynn Groh), and prepping for my Honors Thesis! I’ll be sure to share more details on the development process of that, but that will have to wait for a later blog post.

Also, I went with a few friends of mine last week to see Nev Schulman of Catfish fame speak at the Union Ballroom! If you don’t know about Nev, his documentary Catfish, or his MTV show Catfish: The TV Show, he helps people who’ve started relationships online meet in real life. As simple a premise as this sounds, sometimes these people are not always who they seem, and the stories that follow as a result are very telling of the nature of human relationships.

Nev spoke about his life story, the mistakes he made and the lessons he learned from them, and about how the Catfish documentary came to be. I was really impressed at what he had to say about the importance of keeping a small core group of good friends, instead of being extremely popular with people you can’t necessarily count on. It’s nice to see that although he could have let his moderate, reality-TV celebrity go to his head (looking at you, Jersey Shore and Farrah from Teen Mom), he instead stayed rather grounded.

Well, that about does it for tonight! See you next month (or maybe sooner, who knows?)

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