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So I've been working at this production company for a little more than a week, and I've probably spent a total of three hours in the office. Thank God I have GPS in my car since I have no idea where I'm going literally all the time. I thought I was supposed to be a creative intern this summer, but it’s looking like I’m going to be more of an unpaid car messenger.
A lot of people say, "don't shoot the messenger." Hopefully that's true. I mean, I think parts of LA are dangerous, but I guess the Hills are dangerous in a more soul-crushing/the roads are incredibly curvy sort of way.
Right now, I’m wondering why I even chose entertainment. I guess to be completely candid, it's because I really like that show House and would like to be a part of something like that. But after driving around for six straight days, that seems like a ridiculous reason.
I heard entertainment is a series of ups and downs, but talking to all these assistants and other interns, it seems like it's mostly just downs. What Would House Do? I guess he’d probably diagnose someone with some rare disease. I'm just not sure if mild depression after one week on the job counts as rare!
I guess I will hold out and see if the summer picks up. And honestly, things could be worse. It’s a cool company and the co-interns are pretty great. We’re supposed to be shooting a short for some final project type of deal, so that’s creative! I will continue to remind myself that it is important to keep an open mind and find pleasure in paying my dues.
As for LA, it’s crazy and surprisingly fun. I’m not totally into seeing celebrities around, but they are everywhere. It’s like that stupid US Weekly spot. Celebrities buy groceries! They also eat meals at actual restaurants! I don't care about meeting anyone famous, but there is one guy I wouldn't mind meeting: Donald Faison! It’s weird I know, but something about this man dancing around in different episodes of Scrubs gets me!
Okay well, wish I had cooler stories, but I’ll be back soon. In the meantime, if you see a horrible driver with a passenger seat full of script-sized envelopes, it’s probably me!
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