Sunday, August 15, 2010

UPDATE

So as you guys can tell- I totally started slacking on the blog. But for my sentimental self and those still reading, I'm going to try to go back and fill in with stories of my last few weeks in New York. Enjoy :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

7/17- Siren Music Festival

On Saturday I woke up later than expected, just like every other weekend morning haha, and then Sami and I got ready to go to the Siren Music Festival on Coney Island, which is a free concert series put on by the Village Voice.

On our way to the subway we noticed that there was an open air fair going on on 4th Ave and let's just say we got a little distracted. We walked around for a bit, bought amazing smoothies, and then somehow ended up in a thrift job that was having a 50% of day that all went to diabetes research.

We shopped for a bit, got pizza, and then finally headed towards Coney for the music festival.

It was unbelievably hot and I honestly didn't know any of the bands but it was so much fun. We hung out with my friends Chesne and Steven, walked the boardwalk, and heard tons of great music.

We got back from the festival, had dinner, and went to bed early because I was heading to New Jersey the next morning.



Song of the Day:
"Lay Me Down" by The Wreckers, just because it's a good song that came up on my Itunes shuffle.

Friday, July 16, 2010

7/16- Mason and Amy's Birthday!!

On Friday both of my bosses were out of town so it was another slightly crazy day. I was reporting to Lila all day, who is the Senior Marketing Director, and my bosses' boss.

So at first I worked on finalizing the report about the Q&A to send out first thing that morning. I also had to get the recaps printed for Lila's big meeting, which was actually cool because I then got to work on the recap from beginning to end.

Throughout the day Lila asked for help on different projects and though I was a little nervous about reporting directly to her, she was great to work with and I enjoyed being able to help on so many different projects.

After work I went home and took a nap since I was up so late working on the report and then put the final touches on Mason's 21st birthday cake.

I swear I'm the only one out of my friends that LOVES birthdays but we had a great time celebrating Mason's. I think he liked the cake and I had a lot of fun meeting a bunch of new people and hanging out with a lot of great friends.

Song of the Day:
"Don't You Know You're Beautiful" by Seabird. The intro alone is to die for and I love Seabird.

7/15- Biggest Day at Work

This was a big day at work because since one of my bosses was out of town, I was in charge of all of the social media for Billboard which is about 5 different accounts that reach over a quarter of a million people. Ahh. And everything had to be updated every thirty minutes. Ahh.

BUT not only that- I was also in charge of monitoring the Live Q&A session with Pete Wentz, counting the number of social interactions involved, and providing a recap for the entire marketing department the next day. STRESS!

Everything went really well though and I had multiple bosses compliment me but I would not have made it through without Jenna and Amanda keeping me calm. Especially since changes still had to be made to a recap report that was due and there was a strict deadline, another stresser.

After work I was rightly exhausted though! I had dinner with Sami, worked on the recap due the next day, and made a cake for Mason's birthday, which was the next day.

Song of the Day:
"Life is Beautiful" by Vega4.This song calms me down when I'm slightly stressed lol.

Lyrics:
"Life is beautiful, but it's complicated.
We barely make it.
We don't need to understand,
There are miracles, miracles.

Yeah, life is beautiful.
Our hearts, they beat and break.

When you run away from harm,
Will you run back into my arms,
Like you did when you were young?
Will you come back to me?

I will hold you tightly
When the hurting kicks in.

Life is beautiful, but it's complicated,
we barely make it.
We don't need to understand,
There are miracles, miracles."

7/14- Dinner with Sarah

Work was not too stressful today but I was pretty tired so I moved slowly in the morning. One of my bosses had to teach me how to maintain all of our social networking sites because I will be taking over for the next two days and then the final changes needed to be made to The Dream recap report.

After work I met a fellow Grady Ambassador, Sarah, in Greenwich Village for dinner. We had a good time catching up about our summer and after that we wonder our way through the village, stopping at a park to talk and then eventually ending up at Magnolia's Bakery again. I really do loooove cupcakes, haha.

I got back to the dorm pretty late, did laundry, and hung out with Sami. It was a good, restful Tuesday, and I got to prepare myself for the next day at work, which I knew would be a little crazy.

Song of the Day:
"Sparks" by Coldplay. I'm reclaiming Coldplay in my life!

7/13- Dinner with Sammie

Work that Tuesday was pretty chill, I worked some more on recaps and got to catch up with the other interns about our weekends. It was raining all day though, which I am not a fan of.

After work I was finally able to introduce Sami to Cafetasia and thankfully, she loved it, but how could she not? Yes, once again, I am obsessed with this place.

We then headed back and watched two movies on her NetFlix, including "When Harry Met Sally". I made my favorite dessert, rice krispies with butterscotch and chocolate and we had a great girls night in.

song of the day:
"Hero" by Regina Spektor. It's a song from 500 Days of Summer that randomly popped into my head again recently.

Monday, July 12, 2010

7/12- A Day of Catch Up

On Monday I was able to catch up on older blog posts, do some reading for my internship course, and worked on a cover letter for a fall internship in Atlanta. I also was finally able to upload all of my pictures of my trip so far, which were really cool to look back and realize what all I've been able to do so far.

After that I watched a fair amount of shows and just had a chill day, which I was definitely in need of.

Song of the Day:
"Maybe You Could Love Me Anyway" by Sean McConnell. This is currently my FAVORITE song. If you don't go listen to anything else I suggest, just go listen to this song. It is so heartfelt and beautiful, I almost cried when I heard it live for the first time.