The Interns Have Arrived (5/4/19)

So today was the day the interns finally began to work with us at Dialogue. These are going to be the people joining us for the next two months, and honestly I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that there were going to be like 30 extra people in the office, so things were going to get even livelier than usual. Now I have to be honest, today was a pretty normal day overall. I woke up, showered, left at the normal time of 8:57, renewed my weekly unlimited swipes, and headed to work; arriving at Dialogue by 9:25. When I got there, I said good morning to Josh and we pitched each other, since Ray was indisposed working with the five interns that would be part of our group. After a while of working, the office finally met as one giant group, and Edwin made sure to get us out the door fast because damn was it packed. After the meeting ending, our team headed off to City Hall, which was our site for the day.

When we got there, we took a quick stop for coffee at Starbucks, where I got a sandwich and a croissant for Josh, since he always gets me one. After we finished our break, it was time to work. We got in a circle, introduced ourselves, and split off; Ray with the interns, and Josh, Josie, and I together across the street, under some scaffolding. Now we were going to originally work farther down, next to the park, but there happened to be another group of fundraisers from a different company working there. We could kick them out, but I ain’t dealing with that. The three of us worked the site for a while, but after moving down because I guess there was a fire in the building next to us? Quick tangent- like there were a good 3 firetrucks there, plus like  a police van and an ambulance. I have no idea what happened but yikes. Anyway, we moved farther up, but then Ray recommended we just work where the other fundraisers are; We can either kick them out, or we just out-fund raise them. We decided to go with the latter of the two options, and thus the battle for sign-ups began.

Just before lunch, I actually managed to get a sign-up, thank GOD, so I ended the first half feeling pretty good. Now for lunch we ended up going to Chipotle, where for the first time I decided to follow Ray’s example and get a really cheap lunch. Basically you ask for one soft shell taco, double wrapped, and then you load up on the toppings, so when you go to eat your taco, you just split all of the food into the two tacos you got, thanks to the double wrapping. That plus a cup for water gets you a pretty decent meal for $3.65. Talk about a damn good way to save money. Now I left lunch feeling a bit peckish still, but I felt like I would be able to make it through the rest of the day, no problem. Now for the latter half of the day, I didn’t end up getting another signup, but I still pushed hard, no matter what, and didn’t give up till the very end. Now as the day came to a close, we met up with Ray and the interns, and we walked to Fulton to catch our respective trains. I ended up riding a few blocks with one of the female interns, and we had a decent chat before she transferred trains and I made my way all the way up, back home.

Once I got home, I’ve spent the rest of my day playing League, as well as taking a bit of time to submit for acting jobs. I finally made myself some dinner, which was just pasta, meatballs, and veggies, at midnight while watching one of John Mulaney’s specials. That’s actually how I decided to draw a duck tonight for my drawing of the day. Now then, tomorrow I have off, so I plan on reaching out to the restaurants I’ve applied, in order to see what the hell is going on. Now then, I am exhausted. Time to pass out!

Until next time,

-Michael

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“Ah! One feels like a duck splashing around in all this wet! And when one feels like a duck, one is happy!” (John Mulaney- The Comeback Kid)

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