Monday, June 2, 2008

I Work Nobody's Corner, Ma'am!

Oh. My. God. My feet hurt. I have a headache. My stomach is on the verge of exploding. I'm just tired as hell. Perhaps working mornings doesn't agree with my nocturnal being just yet?

My first day at the station was somewhat eventful. I braved the freeway and commuter traffic, made it there on time, only to be stymied by parking issues. I spent 15 minutes haggling with the attendant and his (hot) co-attendant (or whatever it's called) because I forgot to bring any money. This was all because he neglected to mention that TV Station had a free employee parking lot down the street. Gee, thanks, buddy. And once I got inside, the guy who interviewed me came down, jolly as ever as he said, "We weren't even expecting you today!" You could have knocked me over with a feather. And that, of course, meant that there wasn't much for me to do, resulting in unfortunate boredom. Watching hours and hours of video footage, to me, has been and will always be bo-ring. But what can you do? I go back on Wednesday, when we eke out a more definite schedule that won't have me awake, dressed, and driving unnecessarily. I would describe my fellow interns, but there's not much to tell. Plus, I'm super exhausted. Thank God I have tomorrow off.

While visiting the Sprint store this weekend, I drooled over the cutest phone and the latest object of my cellular affection, the Blackberry Curve.

It's adorable, right? But I can't help but feel as if I'm forsaking the phone I originally wanted, the Moto Q 9c, which seems so bulky in comparison now.

I've heard about the downsides of Blackerrys, though. I'm scared! Y'all remember how much effort it took to buy my new laptop. You take your phone everywhere. It has to be the right choice. Decisions, decisions!


mollyelizabeth said...

I hate mornings as well. I think it comes from the journalism background - we're good with procrastination and deadlines. Everthing will get done eventually, why start in the morning when you have ALL DAY to finish?

Lucky said...

I think you're's totally a journalism thing. Give me a deadline and I'll meet it, but don't expect results 'til then :)

mollyelizabeth said...

And why should you give results before then? Isn't that the whole purpose of a deadline? (I don't think my boss thinks in this mentality, I probably need to get into a new field)

I always look like such a schlump at work. Because if I cut out contacts, makeup, any type of hair styling ... I can get at least 20 more minutes of sleep. My poor co-workers.

Bobby_2010 said...

I know exactly how you feel about the phone thing...I want a Blackberry Curve now...I broke the I need a new phone...but Ma'am...this post title...HILARIOUS!!!!! and this nominating contest is over!!! 10 delegates to when?? and he's projected to win both of those primaries, hell he can lose them and still win the nomination!!!

Lucky said...

LOL I tell my co-editor, "Don't worry, it'll get done when you need it." And I have perfected the "roll out of bed and go to class" routine, as long as I don't look in the mirror when I get there.

Bob, I'm so glad I spent so many hours watching CNN with y'all..I feel so enlightened! And the post title seemed work-related :)