Yesterday, I complained about some stuff. Today, I will talk about two things I love. The first is Conan O’Brien. He is jut so damn funny! It used to be that I was always awake at 12:37 AM to see him, but lately I’ve actually been sleeping like a normal person, so I have to tape him. But that is no matter! Conan live, or taped, or a taped tape, is all the same: scrumptious. Why? Because Conan isn’t afraid to make fun of himself. He’s the butt of his own jokes, and is pretty fearless with many of his skits. I was reading quotes of his the other night, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t laugh at almost all of them. I’ve been watching Conan since season one, when he totally blew. But there was something about him that kept me watching. Maybe it was because he was Irish…maybe it was because of the occasional glimpses of brilliance…or maybe it was because I had a contraband TV in my room and I was stoked on the thrill of watching Late Night TV without my parents knowing. Whatever the reason, I’m glad I stayed with my Conan! Yay for Conan! He rules. My latest personal slogan is via Conan, “When life gives you lemons, uh, make some fruity juice.” Okay, Conan, I will. Will come make some with me? Oh, did I say that out loud?
The other thing I love is my job. One year ago today, I started working here at this fine establishment. I have an awesome boss, so that is the first thing that’s cool. He let’s me do my own thing, and doesn’t mind when I want to leave early to go on a road trip, or catch the end of happy hour. I love all the other people I work with, even though they’re three thousand miles away from me. Ever since I finally met them all in person, they have gone even more out of their way to make me feel like a part of them. I get the joking phone calls now, and the jokey emails. And I give it back. It’s freezing in NYC right now, so I definitely made some prank phone calls about their weather versus mine (70 degrees, thank you very much). The best thing about my job is I really feel like I learn something new everyday. I don’t take it for granted. Especially considering a year ago YESTERDAY, I was cleaning bathrooms and serving drinks to drunk, rude tourists. I know how many people would kill for my job, because I would have killed for my job a year ago. So, yay for me, I kept a good job for a whole year! And in this economy, my nails have dug in so tightly to this bad boy that they will never be able to get rid of me. Not that they would, because I’m pretty awesome. Look at me, making fruity juice.