Christmas Lighting

Work Abroad

Today I spent another full day at Cultureshock, researching and uploading theatre venues/productions/reviews. Tomorrow will be spend contacting the press management to get release materials. None of this probably makes any sense to you but it keeps me busy. I like having control and having a full day without any downtime. It makes the time go by much faster.

After work I went to Tottenham Court Road and walked to Oxford Circus to see the Christmas lights that were turned on earlier that night by Jim Carrey?! It was kind of a let down, because most of the lights were blue and their design really had nothing to do with Christmas at all, which is what it should have been about. I gave in and bought a mediocre lamb & mint pasty at some shop before meeting up with Melissa. Then we took the tube to St. Paul’s and walked around a bit on the Millennium bridge and the area. Gave in again and got a mega cookie at Starbucks. Woof. Tomorrow’s dinner: 45 calorie soup, as was ORIGINALLY PLANNED for tonight. I disappoint myself. It’s only 22:18, and I am going to bed.

Tomorrow: the launch of the newly designed CultureCritic website. The theatre section is all my doing! Salad or lean sandwich. Finalizing my classes planner for next semester. Brainstorming for my paper topic due Thursday. And possibly going to the pub to drink a pint (of water). But don’t judge. There will be plenty of pints in Edinburgh this weekend.

More work and random stuff

Work Abroad

First night without roommates in a while! Therefore, blasting Relient K, doing crunches, painting my nails, and pondering whether a membership to the gym now will get me ripped before I go back to school. Is £99 until I leave worth it?

Today, internship was still just okay. I’m actually placed as a Marketing intern, which broke my heart when I found out, but I emailed EUSA and I don’t think they’re going to care. I just thought I’d be able to get some editorial experience in before I graduated 😦 I almost feel like this entire program was a waste because I’m really not “seeing how the company works” or “grasping a little bit of everything in publishing.” I’m literally sitting at a computer checking their Facebook account and making excel spreadsheets. Ugh. No magazine looking at my resumé is going see ANY editing or writing experience, my career goals, and that’s what really gets me.

Anyways, came home and stayed in and bummed out. Tomorrow will be more internship, then going to Heathrow to pick up my boy. And then who knows. Thank goodness for the weekend being only days away.

Third day at internship

Work Abroad

Better work today involved me actually emailing the researched companies, as well as learning how to work the websites and edit them –> & <– check em. I added a bunch of new venues and everything, which kept me busy until closing! That’s what I have to get excited about! Pasta for dinner and now waiting until these crazy girls get out of the bathroom and leave so I can take a shower. Ugh. Tonight will be spent collecting my writing clips so I can send in my intern app for Boston Magazine tomorrow. And I’m going to the Frieze Art Fair for work tomorrow. Nightttt.