May 30, 2012
We finished the Education Book today! YAY! :-D *Now I’m wishing they’ll have time to show me around, like because I’m leaving Monday? Hello?*
Nobie gave me my final checks today. And then she told me she should find me a job so I can stay here. She also asked if I’ve been anywhere and I said shopped at Wolfchase and she told Lara we should go somewhere tomorrow or Friday and take the day off to show me around. She’s really sweet, like maybe the sweetest in the office. I remember when I got there, she gave me menus of different restaurants around downtown so I can choose where to eat.
Randy asked me to make copies of the receipts and tally them. So now I’m at the accounting department. Hoho. I kinda got scolded again with the receipts I copied but turns out it was really not my fault anyway. And I’m pretty sure I redeemed myself because I inputted those receipts in my computer and saved it.
Lara’s sister, Rebecca which she calls Biebs, went to the office today. Lara and I talked about her before and I really wanted to meet her before because she was 18 and I sorta wanna be friends with her. But seeing her.. I think it isn’t possible. She’s like her sister, friendly but unfriendly. Our only interaction was when Lara introduced me as the intern from the Philippines and hi and hellos and nice to meet you. She was pretty though, like her sister. But they don’t look alike.
Anyway, they have plans with Alicia to go shopping at a clothing store one block away from the office. I heard them talking about it days before but Lara didn’t ask me to join them until like 2 minutes before they left at lunch break. And she was like.. “Okay so we’re taking our lunch break.. Oh do you wanna come? I figured we haven’t invited you..” And I was like, “Where are you going?” because I didn’t really know at that time. And she said, “Shopping at a clothing store one block from here.. It’s okay if you don’t want to..” See? Now this feels like something she’s saying to be nice, she doesn’t really mean it. She’s like that sometimes. And sometimes I’m thinking what if the I was with the girl before her, would it be different? Because based from what I read from the past interns, their relationship with the old assistant was close. They went out at night together and things like that.
I helped Virginia in rolling signed and unsigned posters which are to be sent to the diplomats. It was fun because we get to talk again and she told me about her trip to Italy and Ireland. I wanna go to Ireland too and I got excited when I learned she’s been there. We also talked about me leaving and her leaving MIM too. She said she’ll work here until Friday only. I was so sad for her. :|
Kevin interrupted us and asked me until when are they kidnapping me and I said I’m leaving Monday morning. And he asked if I’ve been anywhere. Yep, I’m having this conversation a lot lately. He joked, “that Blevins, he’s working you too hard! I’m gonna have a talk with him.” Haha.
Today is Chris’ last day. She’s a seasonal staff only and she got lots of shirts and caps in the merchandise room. I hope I’ll get to have shirts too before I come home. :-D
Before heading out, I cashed my checks. :| My last money. :( And because I got money, I bought chips, soda and candies! :P
While chillin’ at my house, Janet messaged me if I wanna join her and her friend. She’s in Memphis just tonight and will head back to Nashville tomorrow morning. I was reluctant because I don’t want to spend so much and we’re eating at an expensive place. Anyway, I didn’t saw her message that they’re outside my house and just saw it 30 minutes after so I said I’ll pass and come out later after they’re done eating.
I went out at 9-ish and met them at Bardog, a bar here in downtown. I just walked going there. The streets were clear when I walked there so thank God. Beggars can really be scary y’know. And ecause it’s weekdays, no one really checks if you’re legal or not so I’m good. :)
I met Jessica, Janet’s friend at med school. She’s 32 years old already and she’s really cool. She has lived in New York for 14 years but she’s from Memphis. She’s also been to different cities. She said Tahoe, California is the best place to go to and that NY and LA are not America, they’re a place on their own and that Memphis is very America. She has a lot of insights and she’s really frank. :))
Jessica told me I don’t have an accent and some of my words have British accent (wow!). She also told me I look like a big city girl. Janet agreed and said she can totally see me living in big cities. Again, Janet thought I was really brave because I’m 19, I traveled here and lived here alone to which Jessica agreed on.
We just hang and talk there and Janet and I drank water while Jessica drank beer. The waitress was really entertaining though, she flirts with everyone in the place. Like, even girls! :))
At 11-ish, we walked to Beale Street because I said I haven’t been there at night. I’ve been there in the afternoon but I wanna see it at night because there’s bars there and I’m curious how it looks like. This is another thing crossed out from my Memphis bucket list! Yay~
The original plan was to go to Jessica’s apartment because she has this great roof deck but I said I wanna go home at night and it was already 12am so she said to just hang out anywhere. We went to a place called The Flying Saucer and she drank again and Janet and I just had desserts. We talked and they mostly talked about school, their weird Professors and classmates. Jessica was really funny because she said medical guys are weird and she wouldn’t date them.
We walked down towards my apartment because they are parked across from me. Janet was insisting I get a ride from Jessica because she drives a Mercedes Benz SUV and she feels really powerful whenever she rides with her but that I’m just right across from her so no point. We went to my apartment first and I offered my polvoron to them. Jessica liked it! And now I don’t have polvoron anymore, I had enough visitors to fees on them. :))
I slept at like 1:30 when they head out. It was fun though, I’m glad I did went out and hang out with them.