Coney Island, Brooklyn Bridge and My 11th week
Well, my 11th week of my internship is complete! Tuesday was a normal day at work and things have really calmed down since we finished up the auditions from last week. On Tuesday I started the show ‘Broadchurch’ and it is incredible! David Tenant is a phenomenal actor and I recommend you watch it. It’s on Netflix and you should go watch it now!
Wednesday I decided to go to the National Museum of the American Indian and the Brooklyn Bridge. I was pretty disappointed by the museum. Admission was free so that was nice, but there was only one floor open (they advertised that there were two floors). They also wouldn’t let anyone take pictures (even though no signs were posted saying “don’t take pictures”), the security followed people around (they were incredibly racist) and most of the tribes that were focused on weren’t even in America. So I was fairly disappointed that so many groups were left out.
After that I went to walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Holy cow was it beautiful! I took so many pictures and walked off the fettucine alfredo I had the night before haha! Getting to walk around and see the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and the New York skyline was incredible! I bet it would be beautiful at sunset. I got some AMAZING pictures and got some nice sun (I had been feeling pretty pale lately). After crossing the bridge I went into Dumbo, a small area in Brooklyn that is really cool, and got some more pictures in Brooklyn Bridge Park. One of Austin’s friends recommended I go and check it out, and oh man was that good advice.
When I originally thought of New York City, I thought of Manhattan. To me that was the city! Nothing else existed in my mind. I didn’t even think of Brooklyn, or the little area of Dumbo. To think about all of the cool areas in the city that I didn’t even think about blew my mind!
On Thursday the interns started some new lists and what not. Templates of comedy troupe lists, fall premier lists, stand-up comedian schedules, etc. etc. This helps us and our bosses keep up with who is in the city and performing. The most important thing as a casting director is to keep up with the newest and hottest talent. If you can help ‘discover’ someone then the better you are at your job. It’s really useful for us because creating these templates helps the future interns find this information quickly and with ease. So even though we weren’t horribly busy, we had plenty of things to do to stay busy.
Thursday evening all of the CBS interns went to a sushi restaurant called Hane to celebrate Lauren’s last day. Lauren was the first intern there and taught us everything about the intern life. Without her we would have been totally lost this summer. I’m really sad to see her go, but we both watch Big Brother and talk about it all of the time. Hane was Lauren’s idea and it was DELICIOUS! Hane has awesome sushi and 2 for 1 drinks. Over all great prices and a fun atmosphere!
Friday was Lauren’s last day, and it was pretty uneventful. We worked on more templates and had our normal intern routine. It wasn’t anything crazy, but it was nice to have a steady day to end off the week.
Saturday and Sunday I started packing for my move. I had gotten a notice that on Monday the window cleaners would be coming so I wanted to make the apartment was clean for when they came.
Monday I decided to explore Coney Island! I hadn’t ever been and I figured I should go before I leave. It was pretty neat. It took about an hour on the subway to get down there and ride tickets are pretty expensive, but otherwise it is a cool area full of tourists and the beach. I walked around the pier, ate a corndog, and checked out the boardwalk. I wasn’t there for too long, but it was nice to get outside and walk around. When Austin comes up next week we may try to go down and actually ride rides. There are at least 2–3 different parks in the area. One of which is Luna Park. This summer is Luna Park’s 5 year anniversary, and it really cleaned up the area that was there before it. It is by far the biggest amusement park, and you pay by ride instead of paying an entrance fee. I highly recommend people check it out if they are in the area. It’s pretty touristy, but if you go during the week like I did, it’s not so bad.
Once I got back to my apartment I found that NBC’s upcoming show Blindspot was filming on my street! How cool is that?! I didn’t see any actors, but I saw the behind the scenes crew and it was an awesome experience.
Well, that was my week! It wasn’t as eventful as some of my previous weeks, but I got to do a lot of sightseeing and got started on some packing. I’ve been really anxious about moving home and figuring out what I am going to do next. I’ve been debating grad school and a bunch other options. But I know the more I stress about it, the less open to options I will be. So I just have to be brave, and step boldly into the future. No one can predict my future, I am the only one who holds the key to my destiny. And that’s just fine with me.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.