If you love TV as much as I do (which I’m not sure is possible) and you have some time to spare, DEFINITELY check out “Television Out of the Box: An Exhibit by Warner Bros.” in the next year and a half. Parking is a breeze, tickets are only $10, and you’ll get to hear TV theme songs on loop the whole time.
What comes with your ticket? Well, a chance to relax at Central Perk, the opportunity to give a White House press briefing and access to clips from all of the wonderful WB television shows. Friends and The West Wing are just the tip of the ice berg which also includes other favorites such as Gilmore Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and many many more.
(Reaching towards the future of the nation)
You also get access to their MASSIVE video archives for the day. Just because we could, we watched the episode of I Love Lucy when the gang comes to LA - and laughed a little louder than our companion in the video room would have preferred.
All in all, contemplating getting a membership (once I have a job). One of the best playgrounds for a media nerd.
1. To support my Los Angeles Lifestyle. You might ask what this includes (and no, it does not include plastic surgery or botox injections):
- A gym membership, because right now in my current state of unemployment I have all the time in the world to stay fit.
- Gas Money. If you can find gas below $4, count your blessings
- Eating out more frequently than I should. If I lived in LA for the rest of my life, I still wouldn’t be able to eat at all the restaurants on my ever-growing list.
- I don’t even drink all that often, I think it’s a frivolous expense and I would much rather pay for food. Food trumps pretty much everything in the chain of necessary expenses.
- Clothes so that I can dress for success. Desperately in need of a fashionable pencil skirt, still on the hunt
- Concert Tickets and albums. Music is best seen and heard live, but I do still buy physical CDs and vinyl for many reasons but especially because I don’t want to cannibalize the industry I hope to work in.
2. I’m currently living in a frat house and I need to get out. Like STAT. My shaving cream has been stolen from the shower. My window can’t shut all the way. My packages have been opened before I can get to them. Beer has been poured on the mail. Now most of these things are pretty harmless, but opening someone else’s mail is a FELONY.
3. The worst part of being unemployed after college is explaining to other people why you haven’t been able to find a job. The real answer – “well, my major was a joke and the market for communication positions is oversaturated with all the other blonde sorority girls looking to find a job at the lowest rung of the entertainment industry ladder” – is not what people want to hear.
4. My student loan grace period is up in November and my first payment looms over my head.
*disclaimer: I have just started the 4th season of The West Wing, so I am not aware of what may happen in the upcoming “election” and whether or not Donna will remain in her current position or an important character in the continuing saga*
Donna Moss may just be the Deputy Deputy Chief of Staff, but she is my hero.
She’s plucky. She’s sassy. She’s smart. She cracks herself up. She was a Canadian citizen working in the White House (for a hot sec). She pulls pranks. She obsesses over silly causes and in the end, they don’t seem so silly any more. She’s got the power. And she’s got the spunk.
Being unemployed is just an excuse to bargain shop for some kick-ass job search essentials. Graduation also meant gift cards and money to enable this. I may be living in a frat house the summer after my college graduation, but that doesn’t mean I’m not at least attempting to be a grown-up.
Here are my June Musts:
1. Leather portfolio (from Paperthinks via amazon.com)
Dress to impress also applies to resumes. Perfect for toting those buggers from interview to interview
2. Loft tees
Black Lace Tee (no longer available online) - can go from day to night with a quick accessory change
Orange Crochet Lace Yoke Cotton Tee (Loft) - tucked under a blazer, could definitely pass as work appropriate
Because bargain shopping reaches a whole new level at Loft. And you may think the store is just for moms, but the moms that shop there are definitely the hippest (if that makes you feel any better…)
Fourth of July is fast approaching, and I need to step my game up. Not job-search related, but equally necessary
1. Wake up at 7 to my roommate whispering on her phone
2. Go back to sleep
3. Wake up at 8 to the sound of the chainsaws across the street (every day?! what house needs trees cut down every day)
4. Go to the bathroom
5. Hear my roommate’s alarm go off 10 times before she actually gets up
6. Eventually get out of bed and go to the gym
7. Sit around looking for jobs/doing codecademy/doing nothing all day
8. Maybe eat dinner at the frat or make someone get dinner with me
9. Watch a movie/The West Wing. Some of these movies have included LOL with Miley Cyrus, The Hunger Games, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Life Happens and the Footloose remake (which is worse than the original which was already bad). I started One for the Money with Katherine Heigl, but when I realized it wasn’t the bounty hunter movie with Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler I stopped because apparently I do have limits.
10. Go to sleep. Usually unreasonably early for someone without a job
It hides easter eggs like this:
and funny lists like this:
and ruins childhoods like this:
and last but not least, Code Academy explains the responsibility that comes with learning:
All in all, if Codecademy was a real teacher, I would like to take his or her class