Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thai Walks

I walked outside today after work and I wasn't cold.  I don't think this has EVER happened!  It was odd and very amazing.  It's going to be great here when it's warm - I can feel it!  So because it was warm when I got off work, and because sometimes I feel like I should be able to reward myself because I have a job, I decided to get some Thai food for dinner.  I had been planning this all day in fact.  While I was at work I googled Thai places near my apartment and found one not too far away.  So after work I hopped on the North Ave bus and headed a couple blocks east to this restaurant called Aroma.  I went in, ordered my pad thai and decided just to walk back home.  It was a really nice walk and I had one of my 'I'm actually living in Chicago I'm so independent I'm really proud of myself I can't believe I'm actually here' moments.  I've gotten these moments a few times since moving here.  Usually they happen when I'm walking someplace new by myself and when it's not freezing.  So I walked about 15 minutes back to my apartment through this neighborhood called Old Town.  They have a bunch of restaurants and little shops and grocery stores and cute alleyways.  It's also the home of Second City, where a bunch of celebrities like Tina Fey and Steve Carell started out.  So I went home, ate my pad that (amazing) and then decided to blog about it.  The end :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Work Perks

Things I've gotten free from work:
Over 30 lunches, snacks throughout the day during shoots, all of the ingredients to make guacamole, a block of pepper jack cheese, a bag of mozzarella cheese, a Calvin and Hobbs book, a baseball cap, a cashmere coat, a $25 gift card to AMC, a $40 gift certificate to a local pizza place, and a $50 Visa prepaid card.

People I've met at work:
The assistant locations manager for The Dark Knight, the co-producer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 3 people in the credits for The Time Traveler's Wife.

Things I've gotten to see at work:
Commercials being filmed that will broadcast nationwide

Things I've gotten to do at work:
Talk to important people who are filming movies and TV pilots in Chicago, interact with the production team filming a Showtime pilot, hang out with super cool crew on shoots, found a box to mail William H. Macy his scotch.