Archive for November, 2010
They’re letting us go early today for the Thanksgiving holiday! I didn’t finish my Korea memo but they said they don’t need it now anyway. I’m good with that.
Happy Turkey Day! 🙂
Sorry but I was out sick yesterday (and was sick all weekend too!) I think all the dust from that warehouse got into my lungs. Yack! No more shredding for me!
Anyway, back today and the whole place is in chaos. Apparently it all started yesterday when A-Rod (Dave Axelrod) moved up his departure day. I guess that got Barry very upset. But today is reeeeally nuts because of the whole Korean thing… I guess Northern Korea shot a missile at South Korea or something.
Well, the good news is I finally got an interesting assignment out of all of it: “Research and write a short memo for the President’s Chief of Staff(!) on the history of the Korean war including which American President started it and whether it involved oil.”
Due tomorrow. On it!
They sent us (Britney, me and two other interns) to some warehouse in Virginia to shred more documents! We were there yesterday and all day today too. We had to be escorted by Secret Service guys! Very scary! Got all this dust on my hands now. Britney says she wants to quit! I think we might be sent out there again tomorrow. Keep you posted!
Britney and I got a new assignment today: shredding!
This morning, Intern Bill came by with a pushcart with @ 15 boxes of documents on it and told us to get to it. We’ve been at it since then and they keep bringing us more boxes! Ugh!
We’ve been given a short lunch break but then it’s back to more shredding! What a great job!
We’re not in lock-down anymore and they told us the reason for it.
It seems Michelle lost an earring.
We’ve been in “lock-down” now for over 2 hours! That means no one can leave their office without an escort and no phone calls! Not sure what’s going on but the Secret Service guys are running around looking for something. Britney thinks it might be a terrorist threat. Holy sh*t!
The Prez is back today and in a bad mood. Apparently the foreign trip didn’t go so well. Michelle is on a rampage about something too. I can hear her barking orders all the way down the hall. From what I’ve heard, she and the Secret Service guys don’t get along too well. Anyway “Bill” the senior intern stopped by and told us to keep our heads down and look busy (even though we don’t have anything to do). So I guess I’ll just do the blog. Good thing my computer screen doesn’t face the door!
Got in kinda late today (feeling hung-over). Britney and I went out for drinks yesterday after work. (I had my own motives but got nothing, lol.) Anyway, that on top of all the champagne I had at lunch really did me in. But she can drink like a fish and it doesn’t seem to affect her one bit. Southern chicks! Lol.
Anyway, she gave me the rundown on why we’ve all been hired. I don’t know how she knows stuff but up until last week she interned for this congressman (who shall remain unnamed) who lost. I guess she overheard all these rumors. According to her, since last week’s losses, Barry’s team has made the call to shift things back to the WH. Everything’s gonna be run out of here now. Also, there’s gonna be some big shake up and heads are gonna roll when he gets back. So that’s why they wanted all these new bodies. All hands on deck I guess. We’ll see…
So… heading out to lunch now to get my new watch… Tag or Rolex? Hmm…
Yesterday I got three new suits, ties, shirts, a custom pair of Nike Skeets (sweet!) and a bunch of other stuff with our clothing stipend money. Thinking about a new watch too but can’t decide if I want a Tag or a Rolex.. keep you posted on that.
Been like a party around here this week with Biden running the show.
Today for lunch there was a big spread for all us interns and other staffers in the Roosevelt Room: oysters, caviar, imported cheese, etc., even Champagne (but I don’t think we’re all of age to drink here – LOL!) Even some of the Secret Service guys got in on the act.
I could’ve eaten the caviar all day (and practically did) but Britney doesn’t like it so she gave hers to “Bo” the Dog who lapped it right up. Hilarious!