My cousin, Jonathan, is visiting from Scotland (he's the one's whose photos I post sometimes) so I'm kind of in hibernation, I don't spend as much time on the computer, I havent watched LOST and I havent watched any movies. (Since we hang out, explore the city and what not) It feels weird. haha. (he's here for like 5-6 weeks, so its kind of like the first week you're always really busy and then they get settled and its fine.)
If anyone from WA has any ideas of what to do in WA (or actually just anyone in America for different cultured compared to Scotland.) He's not the active type so he wouldn't want to climb to Camp Mure (part of Mt. Rainer) or go kayaking. He's not the lame tourist type to want to go to the top of the needle and all that. luckily the puyallup fair just came to town (which is either the biggest fair in the PNW or in the country, something like that) so thats lots of fun. I'll take him to gasworks park, Alki, hopefully go to a mariners game and a sounders game -- we'll do the first thursday art walk (the first thursday of every month all the museums are free admission and all the art gallerys have showings) hopefully we'll get some weather so we can sailing on our friends 50' sailboat (it might be bigger i dont remember the size) maybe go bowling and everything else includes food. I looked into Teatro Zinzanni (which is this super awesome local dinner theatre but the cheapest seats are still $120 -- its a 5 course meal by Tom Douglas so that alone is gonna set you back haha) and Cirque De Solis is in town but the cheapest tickets for that is $50 a piece
Concert: it was really my first real concert, Maroon 5 & Kelly Clarkson at the puyallup fair really don't count. JJ grey & the MoFro's -- My Cousin Brian & Uncle Troy had 2 extra tickets so Jonathan and I got to go with and I hadn't heard them before, but I lovedddd them. I'll try and post a video later, JJ grey has a really soulful kind of rock-southern style, he's from florida (not louisiana Jo, same kind of area though I suppose)
Food: Gelato from The Chocolate Box -- I love their gelato, they have the most amazing chocolate here (they had a little chocolate with Obama's face on it, it was great) it was just oddly sunny today so we went and got some gelato
Sushi from my favorite place - Umi Sake House - I always go for happy hour because it's super cheap ($4 - $5 rolls) but my FAVORITE roll isnt on the happy hour menu and it's $12 so every once in awhile I get it, its SO delicious, the Thunderball roll its Eel and cucumber (and a ton of other stuff) and theres a mango sauce, its a really fresh tasting roll, and it looks gorgeous. and i love eel.
Project: We finished and presented our project for John Mayer's tour bus today. the presentation went GREAT I dont know if I wasnt nervous because I was presenting with someone or I was just really confident in the project but we did great, my professor gave me a hug after and said "I was beeming with pride! so proud of you!" and sent us an email later saying we did great and she wants to showcase our work and use it for a faculty presentation -- It will be up on my website shortly but I need to get the final original file to compress it down for web viewing (its actually to big to even upload to my website right now because of my storage limits)
Internships: I really love my internship but I started realizing, its kind of crap, I'm WORKING for them, I'm doing their work...for free. And at first I was getting in as many hours as I could and I'm like "why am I killing myself for a job that I'm not getting paid for" I dont want them to take advantage of me. I've always been that kind of worker, putting in more than I should but it always made sense to me before, but if I didnt want to go into work I would think "at least I'm getting paid" and thats hard to do here. especially when its slow and i'm just sitting there.
I just need to be more dilligent about my hours because I was starting to let that take over homework and thats not okay.
Although, my internship is way better than my friend, Fanny's that designer has SIX interns! thats just tacky -- obviously you need to hire someone and you're too cheap, and I guess with that internship their Boss (cause a bunch of my friends are working at the same place) will text them at like 10:00 and ask them to come into work the next day, makes them come to events they put on and stay all day (like a saturday that starts at 10 and goes all night) and then the boss doesnt even really acknowledge or apperciate or even say thanks.
my boss is great and she says thank you for the smallest thing, like making a copy.
an intern is supposed to be one or two students that can assist work, if the intern is doing enough work and hours as an employee, you need to pay them. case closed. (mine really isnt that bad, I've had my hand in everyones projects so I definitley am assisting, this all really comes from Fanny's internship)