Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Burning the Midnight Oil

Early Tuesday morning I received a call from a PR firm in Manhattan asking if I could come in for an interview. Needless to say, I am BEYOND excited. I've decided to pull an all-nighter to prepare for my interview and do some much needed cleaning.

I was recently laid off from my job as a PR Assistant/Office Manager at C&M Media, a boutique fashion PR firm in NYC. I worked there for over a year. During that time I learned A LOT about the fashion industry. I would never consider myself a die-hard fashionista, you can spot those girls teetering on their Christian Louboutins a mile away, but I've really enjoyed working in fashion and, although my primary focus is PR, I hope that I can continue to specialize in fashion.

My interview is at 11:30 tomorrow morning and I don't think I'm going to be getting any sleep tonight. I was asked to provide writing samples and my portfolio of media placements. Surprisingly enough, a year at C&M wasn't enough to provide me with either of these. I've decided to look through their client list and write up a few press releases based on the information I've found on their clients Web sites. I know I am the right person for this job and I'm not going to let the lack of a writing sample keep me from getting it!

My ADHD kicked in. I'm about halfway through and I've decided it's time to take a break.

My mom is coming tomorrow and I haven't even started to prepare. Time to do a little bit of cleaning!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Methods of Procrastination

Today is my second day in the wonderful world of unemployment. I have to say, things have been going well so far. I feel as though I've reverted back to my post college jobless slump of 90210 reruns and unnecessary home improvement.

Yesterday was slightly productive. I went to see my doctor and then spent two hours at Home Depot. It's hard to imagine how a girl living in New York City manages to spend two hours at Home Depot. Please note the miniscule 23rd St. Home Depot.

After a year of living in my apartment I finally decided that I need curtains. I'm all for home improvement, until it comes to drilling. Thanks to Clebert, a lovely Home Depot employee, we figured out how to hang curtains without drilling. This is how I ended up spending two hours at Home Depot, and the overall outcome?


Second attempt to come later in the week!

Today was an equal mix of failure and procrastination. I attempted to fix my wireless router and after an hour on the phone with a very polite Indian woman, turns out it can't be fixed! Failed.

As I sat watching Never Been Kissed for the 84th time, I decided to start this blog. I've decided it's time to start documenting my adventures in unemployment. I'm just hoping my adventures get increasingly more interesting!