Attention Upper East Siders

July 11, 2009

Only 2 more months until college resumes. I’m driving myself insane thinking about the future. The present is never as exciting anyway. Except for the fact Mark Ronson is blasting through every speaker I can control. And I finally got an internship! Yes yes yes yes yes my joy is unbounded, though my job is unpaid. The Hungarian Human Rights Foundation office is on the Upper East Side, and I feel like gossip girl every time I walk to and from work. Even the Duane Reade feels more upscale than I’m used to in good ole’ Murray Hill. Sorry R & S. (And I mean Roma and Shakeera, not Rufus and Serena, jeez!) 

If I feel so swanky working there three days a week, I can’t imagine what a pompous jerk I would be if I actually lived in the area. Even though, as Shakeera pointed out, Gossip Girl is filmed on the Upper West Side. But if they insist on calling the Upper West Side the Upper East Side on the show, that must mean that the UES has some kind of mystic superiority that cannot be surpassed no matter how much prettier the UWS is. Or it could be that the Upper East Side has the grand and lovely bookstore 92nd Y, which I will shamelessly say is only two blocks from the HHRF building.

Today, Laszlo (my boss) needed his car to be pushed up Lexington. So Zsolt and I pushed Laszlo’s car up and it moved so fast I was afraid it would hit the bus ahead. And then Laszlo just drove away, and we only saw him about an hour and a half later. It was like the car flew away. I love using my colleagues first names because they are so cool, and words like “colleague” because the workplace has never really been my thang. Although, I don’t know if you could count pushing my boss’s car up the street and doing NY Times crosswords that I picked up from the trash as “workplace” activity. Intern copy work starts on Monday!



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