Every Little Thing

**** BEFORE WE START: Happy 21st Birthday to my little bro, Pete!!!! AND HAPPY CUBS SEASON!!!! ******* That is all: Please continue your blog reading:

Well, well, well. Here I am again, writing a post later than I wanted to. I’m going to blame Daylight Savings Time, even though that was about three weeks ago now. In all honesty I have actually been thrown off by the SPRINGing forward. I wake up every weekday morning at 6:30 to run before getting ready for work. Before Daylight Savings Time, this schedule worked really well as far as sunshine was concerned. Now, the sun rises an hour later- making it harder to wake up in the morning seeing as it the sun is still dawning. I guess the upshot is that now it is still sunny out when I leave work for a bit.

ANYWHO- DST excuses aside, here is another riveting BASIC CABLE BLOG POST!!!

The last week and a half have been a whirlwind. After this Friday, I only have three weeks left at CONAN. I cannot believe this. Even typing this leaves me a little numb

This Internship will never NOT be cool

inside. I understand what an incredible opportunity this has been, and I cannot believe my time there is almost up. While I want to actually WORK there more than most anything in the world, I realize what a precious job it is and that there aren’t often openings. Hence, I am working on finding me a job elsewhere, but more on that later and as it develops. It’s too depressing to think about now.

IN BASIC CABLE HISTORY:

This past weekish was full of good times. Like I had mentioned previously, getting back in the swing of things was a little tough after the hiatus. In that first week back, one of my highlights was the fact that Ellie Kemper (Erin the receptionist from The Office) was a guest. Not only do I love The Office but it was really cool to see her there because she interned for Conan back on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in New York years ago. Both she and John Krasinski (Jim on The Office) interned for Late Night and it is so cool to see interns who have really gone out there and done something. While we didn’t interact too much directly, she was very polite and thanked me as she was leaving. It was almost like she was thanking me for interning because she remembered just what it was like to be in that position. However, this is all my fictional opinion of the events that occurred so who knows what she was REALLY thinking. It just gives hope to me and all those other interns with stars in our eyes.

I got to meet the Boss Man’s parents this week as well. They were an adorable old Irish Couple. I got the Missus some coffee and chatted them up about having big Irish Families.  With their gentle demeanors and bright eyes they reminded me a lot of my grandparents.

I also had my first real conversation with Andy Richter this week- yeah it only took me like three  months. Because it is so cold in the Green Room and on stage I have to layer and I often do so with my IU red fleece zip up jacket. Well, Andy must have noticed it because while he was getting a coffee and I was restocking the cabinets he inquisitively asked if I went to Indiana. I told him I did and he told me that his father taught Russian there for a very long time. He said he lived in Bloomington for a few years before his parents divorced and visited Bloomington often while growing up. We chatted about it some more, and then he had to go. It was really cool to see yet another strange IU connection here. Andy is also one of the nicest people I’ve met. He was easy to talk to and funny.

The past week we did not have a show on Thursday due to March Madness. Since Thursday was treated like the normal Friday, it was weird then to be in the office with such little to do on that Friday. It was a nice week to ease back into the chaos that can sometimes be working at CONAN.

How could I NOT mention the Bulldogs win this past weekend. Most of my weekend was absorbed by basketball. I spent my Friday afternoon and evening watching March Madness then celebrating nothing at my friend Kiren’s apartment with Franzia boxed wine and frozen cheese pizza. We are classy ladies.

Well I will keep this week brief seeing as I just want to get a post up AND last week’s was so long.  Things are still going great. I cannot believe how fast the time has flown. I can’t even think about the possibility of not walking onto the WB lot every day to hit up stage 15 for CONAN.

In good news: This coming Sunday I will be making my LA debut as an improviser in the show UP LATE with Adam Fisher at Comedy Sportz LA. This is the same show Kevin and I went to twice over Spring Break and I am so absolutely excited to get a shot to perform. It has been so long since I have been in front of an audience and I cannot wait! Here’s to breaking not just my leg, but everyone else’s legs with laughter!

CALIFORNIA IS DIFFERENT:

19) There are rules for how to properly park on a hill. Because California is such a hilly and mountainous place, one is often forced to park at dangerous degrees and pray to God that their emergency break holds the car steady. To prevent silly broken break accidents from occurring, it is California state law that the front wheels of the car are turned as far as possible to one side or the other depending on what side of the street you are parked on. I realize that was a very unclear statement, but I’d be lying if I said I understood it any better. I don’t know which way is the “right way” to do it and am pretty sure I never have.

20) Southern California Classic Rock stations play the “Money” by Pink Floyd  multiple times a day. Since I don’t get to go on runs as often as I used to for the show, I don’t get to experience this phenomenon as much as I had previously. And while I have only listened to one classic rock station the entire time I’ve been out here, I had heard “Money” on the same trip (to and from) at least twice a week. CALIFORNIANS LOVE PINK FLOYD and the ESPECIALLY LOVE “MONEY”. I guess I don’t blame them? Naw… I blame them.

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