Thursday, May 28, 2009

Getting my Moxie

Bonjour all,
It's Thursday afternoon and I am winding down on a small project my co-worker gave me. I was calling London and France to figure out figures [:)] for a conference we're hosting. I have started to realize I really have to work my way up, and prove myself and my abilities in order to do anything substantial. That's okay, I love to prove myself. It is like being a perpetual underdog. Doesn't everyone always root for the underdog ;) We had a conference call today concerning a new proposal we are partaking in, I thought I was going to help...I still think I might. But it is unclear the extent I will be allowed or thought to be able to do. Don't worry, just keep rooting.

I spoke with another co-worker today, about life, school, and getting into a job and lifestyle that you enjoy. We basically summed it up with the fact that 79% of it is luck of the draw. Let's hope Lady Luck likes rubbing shoulders. This whole intern thing is a new world, and it's only a window at that. I KNOW I will be gone in 3 months, I don't have to worry about getting stuck, so this sphere is my playground. I am excited to begin getting actual experience, but boy, I have a hard time sitting behind a desk. I may have mentioned it in the last post, but seriously, it is on my mind everyday so you will probably hear about it a lot.

Last night the roomies and I decided to just go and walk around our neighborhood. We were going to go to this area, but got here and just kept walking. I spoke with Monika (from Slovakia) for a major part of the walk and it is SO interesting, our world. I can't wait to go out and experience more of it. I really, truly, hope to live in so many different places, I can't imagine being settled into one yet. C'est pas possible! Living in DC is hardly over yet, and I am already so thankful for everything it is teaching me. I love it, every morning Mr. Mitchell (the president) 's wife calls and we speak in French for a while and then I transfer her to her husband. It is one of my favorite times of teh day.

I might be going to gettysburg this Saturday. I need to buy a bloody camera. Until next time.
Eat dessert first, enjoy your eClaire,

P.S. there is a great greek place a little down the way from my work, and I am going to buy hommus today. YUM.

P.P.S. I always have Pandora on at work, and I am always listening to music at home, so I have decided to list what song I am listening to, eh?

Corner of your Heart by Ingrid Michaelson
(off of the station "Team Shit-show". Glasses raised in your direction)
(why not?)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A little flavor from teh East.

The Mitchell Group

Ok, first one!
So I am here in DC all settled in. In my apt, at my internship, and pretty much overall. Except for one thing: the wireless. We don't have wireless in my apt yet and it is a PAIN. Hopefully we'll get it this week. It is muggy and I have forgotten just how heavy the air can feel. Utah has spoiled me with the dry air and no rain. I had to rummage around in my apt drawer and find an umbrella (only one thing broken on it) in order to stay dry (ehhh, semi-dry) while I walked to work this morning.

But, this was a holiday weekend and I went up to visit Jess. Jess, if you don't know is my God-sister. Yes. She lives in Lebanon, NJ with husband Scott and children Connor and Avery. Am I supposed to do background stuff like that on here? I don't know.

But now I am back in DC and beginning to nest down into my summer life. I don't have a camera as mine decided to stop focusing about 2 days before I drove across the country. So I need a new camera and that also means that I won't be uploading pictures from it. BUT, TMG decided to take a staff photo and I will upload that.


KS-notice the shirt :)