Well, remember when I did my internship last winter and I was Admiral Yost's assistant? Once, upon a time we made our way to the United Nations, only to realize that when we hopped out of the taxi Admiral had left his brief case inside. My job as an assistant to representatives to the United Nations entailed far more than e-mail and scheduling. I was a navigator, peacemaker, party planner, taxi hunter downer, grocery cart snatcher (that's a story for another day), blog stalker, and giggle originator. Looking back, I have never laughed as much in my time in NY as I did during my internship. It was happy!
It was probably three of the longest, most wonderful winter months of my life. In part, thanks to Admiral who never let a day go by without compliments, incessant jokes that his wife Jan joyously found humor in even when the rest of us were just nodding our heads and smiling, lovely to-do notes placed gently upon my desk, and intense moments of panic such as the brief case fiasco, the "will you create a power power point for my meeting with church head quarters that is in less than 24 ours?" or the time we almost forgot about an appointment with an ambassador and I had to go to Admiral's apartment personally because the dear man wouldn't answer his cell phone. We had our moments! Also, the internship was made brighter because of the "bevy of beautiful blondes" that I worked with. It's nice to be appreciated as a blonde, and the office certainly appreciated our beauty, brains, and giggles for a time.
So, this random post was all sparked thanks to a contact that I can/ should delete now. Though, I'm tempted to leave Mr. Taxi Brief Case in my phone just to remind me of the wild day it was. I felt like I had saved a dog from being run over that day, or that i had retrieved a most precious belonging on the corner of 66th and Broadway. Never a dull moment!
Thanks New York! Thanks Admiral! Thanks beautiful blondies! And a special thanks to Danielle Doty for scoring me the internship in the first place :) You are all very loved.
Now, to that homework. Let's just say it is a really good thing that this is my last semester. I spent more than half the day shopping online yesterday instead of plowing through my assignments. Baby L is going to have a pretty nursery! Here's a sneak peek:
|Our recliner (not pictured in our home)|