Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ADIOS, BITCHES!

So quite the opposite of Bridesmaids, I was really surprised I enjoyed Bad Teacher!



I mean, I had really low expectations and it's rife with loose ends, holes, what-have-you, but that is all irrelevant. It's just Cameron Diaz doin' comedy and doin' it well. And I'm really not a big fan. But this had some great lines and more importantly, great delivery. I laughed out loud a couple times. Good oncer. And it was free, bonus.

So it's my last day. It took a long time for the office dynamic to settle in, and it really only did so after certain people left early on and other new people came and then it was suddenly just right. We'll have very quiet days but every couple hours or so there will be a useless conversation, which makes for a great break. Everyone has tons of interviews coming up (again, I'm surrounded by Ivy League types), and my office mate J had to respond to an initial e-mail that I think approved him for round one of whatever bullshit process now begins.

We spent forever debating what the usage of "delighted" vs. "excited" might denote, should he use it in his response. (The mix is American, Canadian, British in my office.) And that rapidly disintegrated into how to write the most double entendre-laden reply possible.

Some time after that, we began discussing the worst way you could sabotage your own interview. The winner seemed be if you were to sit in the interview, answer all the questions very seriously and straight-faced, while then slowly disrobing. And should someone interrupt you with a, "Excuse me, what are you doing?!" you should just keep going.

So I have come to enjoy my office mates, Wine & Cheese Wednesday and obviously the job itself. I won't mind leaving this suite today, however...as a gag, the British girl and I seem to have taped bleu cheese under the American guy's desk. It always smells faintly of cheese in here the next day (lots of European cheeses), but he knew something had to be going on...he found it fairly quickly, all things considered. Like, 3-4 hours into the day...

For the record, it is actually really difficult to tape bleu cheese to the underside of a desk. And man it did smell pretty foul today. But so worth it.

Anyhoo, I am sad to leave such a cool job, but happy to go home and happy to get the fuck out of den Haag. I'm wrapping up the last few things to do tomorrow, like finally try a Stroopwafel McFlurry, pop over to Delft, and have lunch with my supervisor. Also, there are fireworks on the beach tomorrow night! Just for me and B. ;)

B and I are splitting a cab to the airport Saturday morning. She's traveling around but I will be heading back Stateside...I've definitely been here too long. The other day I had to look up my own American cell phone number and I've been converted to spelling "defence" and writing the date the wrong *cough*, I mean other way.

Mostly, I'm looking forward to eating out after goddamn 9:00pm just because I can.

3 comments:

Veloute said...

Wow, maybe I should see it after all. I had such low expectations as to think I should never see it. :/

Ellen Aim said...

Keep 'em low.

Veloute said...

Well, I can have low expectations and still enjoy the show. ;)