And Alec Baldwin spoke to me!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Its Sunday in New York and dark clouds have settled over the skyscrapers, a shade much different from our recent sunny streak, but welcome nonetheless. It makes me feel happy to be sitting inside drinking coffee and reading; the way a Sunday should be spent really.

Things have been moving in an awesome direction recently. My freelance editing and production assistant positions are both in full swing, and I'm finally making money in the industry I want to be in. Yay! Also I'm pulling in about a hundred four nights a week from Cafe Lalo, and it's so nice to have cash. Speaking of the cafe, we had a lovely guest on Thursday night. Alec Baldwin came in to eat! He was accompanied by some blond and they ordered frozen yogurt and berries. They didn't stay too long, but we were all pretty excited about it. It was about 11pm so there weren't many other customers in the restaurant. A, the girl who was serving him, is apparently a huge fan and was shaking with nervousness the entire time. While she was serving another table, he waved me over. I was so excited! I tried to act like I had no idea who he was, though I'm sure he knew we all knew, and he asked me.....for the check. But it was totally cool because we made eye contact and everything! I was only like two feet away. Wow. Cool night. Apparently celebrities are known to come in from time to time. Alec Baldwin has been in before and so has Scarlett Johansson. I would have loved to see her!

Much to my dismay, I spent the entire afternoon yesterday sleeping. I suppose that's what happens when you work from 10:30am until 2:00am. But K and I went and treated ourselves to a mani-pedi and dinner at Blossom, my new favorite vegan restaurant. Their food is amazing and they make the best cappuccino I've ever had. It felt good for both of us to spend some time together and treat ourselves to something. It's awesome that we're making money, but neither of us has had much time to spend any of it.

After dinner we went "bar hopping." I use quotation marks to emphasize the fact that this activity was not as fun as it could have been. What do you do in a bar with just two people anyway? We went to about six bars and somehow stayed out until 2am even though the late night was largely uneventful.

This weekend was nice and relaxing but tonight starts the beginning of another busy week of working two jobs! Oh how fun it is to pay your dues...

Today is better than yesterday

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm at the office gearing up for a late night at the cafe. But I've got some pretty exciting news!

Yesterday, the artist Sia was in the building and I got to watch her perform a few songs on the floor below me. That was pretty cool. Sometimes artists that come into the building do small performances for the staff. Earlier this summer Hanson was here....but honestly I wasn't that interested in hearing now grown men sing mmbop. But I was quite start struck with Sia so I put her latest CD on my ipod when I got home last night. I've been so worried about finding employment and having to work at the cafe forever that last night I needed a break and I bought a bottle of wine. Low and behold today I got hired as a freelance production assistant to help some higher-ups on a new project. Yay! Hopefully that will turn into something more! For now I'm really excited and I feel a lot more secure about everything. Now for my current list of goals:

1. Get a full-time position which will allow me to quit Lalo and develop a regular shcedule
2. Move into an apartment which feels like a home and not a campground
3. Furnish that apartment and decorate it so it feels even more like a home (and so it's nice to drink tea in a chair)
4. .......whatever comes next after those things.....

We'll see how everything goes!

It's September

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hello all,
It is officially September in New York. The weather has cooled...slightly, and things are moving along...slowly. I'm still working at Cafe Lalo though I look forward to the day I can quit. Things are done very backward at that place and I can't help but wish to be employed elsewhere.

My friend N (the one who just moved to New York) has just informed me that she got a job with Marc Jacobs and is moving into a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment. I can't help but examine my living-in-a-hole-working-in-a-restaurant-what-am-I-really-doing-here-in-New-York-anyway-life. I'm waiting to hear back about the position I applied for, though my fingers aren't exactly crossed. I feel my confidence fading and my jealousy of N rising (though I am happy for her, of course). I spent this weekend doing....not much. I've been getting back into a more stable work out routine and took my first yoga class in like 3 years (which I'm STILL sore from). I'm going to try to come into the office five days a week as it seems both of the fall interns have backed out and they will need someone to be here. For now I guess I'm feeling....stagnant.

Or maybe I just haven't been consuming enough vodka.