I started a new internship this week. I had to leave my other internship, because I had to drop my class due to my school being a P.I.A. Anyway, boring story short, no credit = no internship. It is against their policy. So unfortunately, I had to leave. I really, really enjoyed my time there though and I definitely learned a lot and met some cool people.
Lucky for me, one of the guys at my old internship was nice enough to hook me up with another internship that doesn’t require credit. It’s pretty cool so far. Its right off Melrose Ave in West Hollywood. On my first day I answered phones and did script coverage. Script coverage is basically, read a script, write a summary, and write whether you would recommend that it be made or passed on. This place also does production work so I would get to learn that eventually, which I am really excited about. Oh, they also do stuff with stand up comedians, which I am sooooo excited about! One of the employees was even wearing an “Upright Citizens Brigade” sweatshirt, nice!
I keep feeling guilty about doing another internship and not like finding a second job or something. I feel like maybe I’m too old for this. But then I think that’s silly. People go back to school when they are older and interning is like going to school in that you are learning a trade hands on. Plus, I can’t go to college right now cause its mid-semester. I’m doing this on my days off and I’m not sacrificing my full-time job to do it. So really, what’s the big deal? I can put this on my resume. I can’t put “loafing around the house on my days off” on my resume.
So I’m interning Mondays and Tuesdays and then working at the animal hospital every other day. My only day off is Friday. Coleen has off too so we have started going roller skating and swimming on Fridays. I love the roller skating and I have to say its a pretty good workout too! Once I have the free time, I’d like to join a roller derby team. I’m sorta scared of getting hurt, but I love skating and I love to play sports. And I’m so sick of the usual sports and jocks and their Queen theme songs, so I think this would be perfect for me. I also got myself some health insurance from work finally! The only thing holding me back is that currently I work every Saturday night and that is when they have their games.
Swimming is nice too. Its the Echo Park Deep pool and its olympic sized with lanes and everything. There are some amazing swimmers doing laps there all the time. Its really cool to watch. Its like being in the pool with Olympians. My only problem with the whole experience is that since I’m made of sticks and hay, I get really cold (even tho the pool is totally heated!) and I tend to sink like a stone. I have been trying to teach myself how to swim properly though and I made a little bit of progress, but I need lessons pretty badly. Coleen floats around effortlessly like a cherub on a cloud, but I am like I got cement shoes on and I’m constantly panting and winded.
We also finally got to go to dinner with Shazzila. She is an awesome girl and a friend of our friend Aleix. She used to work at Girlie Action with him and then moved to Los Angeles. All by herself! Coleen and I so admire her courage. She was a big inspiration to us and really made us see that moving to LA is totally possibly. Especially being that there are 2 of us, and she was just one person!
Shaz took us to El Chavo for happy hour on Sunset Blvd around the corner from our apartment. We got potato tacos for the first time. So good! And we chatted and had a really fun time. I’m glad we got to finally hang. Hopefully we can do it again sometime soon.
Then the next night, we got to have dinner with Lou. He’s in town on business with his girlfriend. So not only did we get to see Lou, but we got an excuse to eat more tacos! We went to our spot, Lula’s in Santa Monica. Awesome Mexican place we seem to go everytime someone visits cos besides being cute, its one of the only restaurants we know. Its so cool in there though, its decorated all Frida Kahlo and day of the dead style.
So that’s what’s new. I can’t believe we’ve been here since September. Its amazing to me. The road trip out here just feels like a weird dream I had. And that first night here, when we were scared and in a new apartment, seems like ages ago. Now before we know it, we are going to be moving out of this apartment to a new one! Time is flying, but I’m having fun and although I still miss everyone, I’m really happy I did this.