May 25, 2012 by Natasha
Life as a Washingtonian
So… this post is going to be a mix of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Leave it to me to change things up! Anyway, this week went well, I think. Not too many wicked exciting things occurred but that’s okay because it was a good three days!
Hope you have been enjoying my life as a Washingtonian so far.
———Wednesday, May 23 2012———
I have images from my transit to work today! Yay! I was (ahem) a little late so I missed the last bus and I took the metro to work. Check it outtt.
At NGT (National Geographic Television), all I really did was work on locating stock footage and photographs for a PBS project I’m helping with. I also was a security guard again during the afternoon. For lunch, I went to eat at a place called something 8. I know there was an 8 in the name.. I just can’t remember what was in front of it. Haha. I went to eat with Andrew, who is the AP (Associate Producer) for the show I’m helping with.
I ordered a goat cheese and caramelized onion sandwich. It was on a really nice bread and (despite the fact that I’m not an onion fan) it was really good! I’m glad I had the opportunity to leave NatGeo Cafe for a day.
———Thursday, May 24 2012———
Today, I wanted to look really nice. I’m not sure why. 🙂
Pearls? – Check!
Polka-dot skirt? – Check!
Fierce Attitude? – Double Check!
A woman on the bus had really nice metallic nail varnish. I want some!!
At work, I helped compile a list of facts about asteroids for a potential project. Borrringggggggg. I also made a DVD.
Luckily, the edit crew from the GeoBee (that I didn’t get to watch) needed coffee around 2:30pm so Dakota and I jumped on the opportunity to get out of the office and walk around outside! So we did. There were 12 coffees, 2 teas, and 2 smoothies. I’m sure we helped the process because at 8pm the GeoBee was ready for broadcast and was streaming on at least 3 different channels! Way to go NatGeo! (… aaaannnddd the interns!)
I took a sneak-pic of Eman (a Senior Editor) working! He is so nice. We are using my voice as the narration for the scratch videos. Karin, the producer, loves it. That’s great!
I found these sitting on my desk. Thanks Bill, the AP for the GeoBee, for the two meal vouchers! They are $2 more than my current set. You an bet that I will use these before the time runs out 🙂
On the bus ride back home, I took some cool pics.
Left: Cool wall mural
Right: A house still had Christmas decorations up!
That’s all for Thursday, tomorrow is Founder’s Day for National Geographic Society, so no work! Then, Memorial Day is on Monday. Four day weekend…here I come! No plans, but sometimes.. no plans are the best plans. 🙂
———Thursday, May 24 2012———
Today was my Friday off! Here is what I did this morning, accidentally forgot to unset my alarm so I woke up at 7:00am, went back to sleep, and officially woke up at 10am with a call from mom!
I made some food, and then sat on my bum in front of the tv! Haha.Don’t laugh at me… I deserve it. They are killing me at NGT….and it’s only JUST begun.
So… for me. “Free Friday” pretty much equals “Shoe Shopping.” Anyone else feel this way?
I ventured to the shopping center on 14th ST NW downtown and went on my hunt. I felt like an urban-ite because I didn’t 100% follow the directions on my phone and I knew were I was going! It was really nice and I was super confident. Ohh yea.
The current shoes I have (and love!) from Aldo are officially 1 year old. I have also been wearing them everyday for a year, but they are still holding up. New shoes needed to be purchased just in case my lovelies decided they have had enough.
I got a peachy/pink wedge and a multi-colored strappy heel. I am completely satisfied! Yay!
Now, I’m just back at the apartment hanging out on the floor. I made Guyanese peas and rice, aka cook-up rice. And I also made an interesting spinach and smoked Gouda side I think I want to explore that as a dip. It would be really good, I believe.
All of my food has been removed from the fridge and is upstairs with my landlady. Hope I don’t have any midnight cravings because I would be O.O.L (my acronym for out of luck) !!
I’ll check back in on Sunday/Monday for the weekend freak-end! I mean.. the weekend wrap up.
Live your life to the fullest. You are so beautiful in my eyes.
**~**~** Think, well. Be well. **~**~**