I have been here for a month.
Actually, I’ve been in New Jersey for one month and three days. I arrived on June 14th, so my one month anniversary of being a New Jerseyan was actually last Saturday. But today is my one month anniversary of starting my job, and I didn’t want to do two one-month anniversary posts in a week, so I’m just combining them today.
Life is starting to become more routinized, which I’m appreciating. I finally have furniture, although I’m sorely missing a couch. I have a nice bedroom and a dining room, but the largest room in my apartment only has some cardboard boxes that need to be recycled and an ironing board.
I also signed up for the gym, and it’s nice to finally build that back into my routine. It’s not far from my house so I don’t feel like I’m schlepping all over town. I even think I’ve worked out the perfect pre-gym snack: a bottle of Danactive and six Ritz crackers with peanut butter. Had no noticeable peaks or valleys last night, which thrilled me to bits. I also made a yummy Atlantic salmon fillet. I think I’m a fish convert.
The job is keeping me busy – but not too busy. I’m working on some projects for a few of our clients, Gardenburger, VW and Sam Adams – though unfortunately everything is still under wraps, otherwise I would tell you what’s cooking. Hopefully the stuff will be announced soon! I also do a lot of research on the Internet about new business or potential new business. And of course, I spend a heck of a lot of time reading my RSS feeds on new media and technology. Sometimes I think I spend more time reading than actually producing anything! But I am learning a lot about marketing, which is something I think I should have taken classes in while I was in college. Right now I’m reading Naked Conversations, which is an excellent book about corporations and blogging. I’m pretty much learning about my job from a book.
I’m starting to wonder why I went college. I don’t even like beer.
Well, one month from today is my 22nd birthday party extravaganza! Okay, really it’s just lunch somewhere in Manhattan (haven’t decided yet) and then we’ll probably go to a museum or something. But it’ll be fun. And it’s with almost exclusively diabetics which I half think is hilarious and half think is the most depressing thing in the entire world.
Saturday, August 18.