So this is a new record for me! It's been almost 7 months since my last update. I've been on Gather a lot since (I get to earn points which I can exchange for Barnes and Noble gift cards or even money to donate to certain charities). I guess there is an update of my life in order here. I will try to make it short and sweet with the usual peppiness of my entries and the sometimes moaning and complaining that comes along with being me:
SCHOOL/WORK: I finished my Spring 2006 and Summer 1 2006 semesters with a bang...my grades were fantastic: A- in Transportation industries, A in sales management, B in Modern Jewish Thought, B+ in global supply chain management, B in international business, A in MIS and A- in entrepreneurship, all bringing my total GPA up to 2.887 which will hopefully turn into at least a 3.0 after my last semester of school which begins in January. I'm back at work now for 6 months until December. It isn't thrilling me as much as I'd hoped. They sort of screwed me over...I took the job under the impression that I'd have a position managing and running corporate and hospital books fairs in the New York/New Jersey/CT area. Well, about 3 weeks before my start date, they hired someone to do it full time so I got stuck being his assistant 90% of the time and doing cold sales the other 10% of the time. I hate sales because I'm driving around all the time and being the guys assistant sucks because I am getting no new skills...I'm basically doing retail which is pushing me backwards instead of allowing me to move forward in my career. My thoughts are that I'm getting paid pretty well for an intern and I'll be outta there in December. At least there is an end in sight. If the company chooses to have me back post graduation which is May 2007, then they will have to offer me a position in logistics or supply chian doing real work, none of this bullshit stuff.
FRIENDS: It has definitely been interesting since my return to New York in the beginning of July from Boston. My friend Ashley is in Nigeria for her internship so no more Magnolia/Au Mandarin evenings out in the city. I've been mostly hanging out with my three best girlies from Great Neck, Amy, Pia and Nicole...movies, dinners and maybe even a couple of cocktails here and there. Nothing too thrilling. Tonight I have plans with my friend Evan. He moved to a sick apartment in Hoboken last year overlooking the city. I'm seeing it for the first time tonight. I have plans with my friend Alex on Tuesday night. Again, nothing life altering going on here.
HEALTH: I began seeing a nutritionist recently and have lost some weight. I've been cooking a lot of salmon, veggies and chicken and eating much healthier overall than I was. No more desserts and no more random snacking for me. Also, no more coffee or soda. My one weakness now: green apple bubble tea. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to have it but I'd imagine it has a lot of sugar in it which is never good. I only have it every week or so now because since we don't know the nutrition facts, the nutritionist said to stay away from it whenever possible.
LOVE LIFE: Went on a date with a guy February 18 (Dave is his name) and we totally hit it off. Although more of a partier than I, we some how were compatible and lasted for all of 5 months before he realized I wouldn't be accompanying him to the bars and clubs in Long Beach over the summer. He said I was too mellow for me as far as going out. I'd rather go to dinnre and see a movie or show and he'd rather go out drinking and partying with his friends. He's 25 and was still in a frat boy state of mind. I was upset when we broke up for a very long time until I came to the conclusion that he dumped me for alcohol and parties. Dated a guy very soon after Dave and I broke up, Eric (not Michigan Eric) who is in law school. Well lets just say he was the complete opposite of Dave: I don't think he had many friends, if any, and he was just so dull and boring. He was also very needy for my time which unfortauntely because of work I couldn't give him. So I dumped him after 3 weeks. I've decided I need to find a happy medium between Dave and Eric. This would equal the Eric from Michigan, who I recently e-mailed to check in and see how he was doing only to find out he is apparently living with someone, which, as you probably very well know from past entries about him, did not thrill me. It is what it is and if it's meant to be than he and I will somehow meet somewhere in the future. So if you all know any tall, Jewish, decent looking, single guys, send them my way. :-)
In other news, my area of Great Neck had a blackout yesterday which caused me to be 2 hours late for work and to not be able to make my healthy lunch. I ended up having chinese food for lunch which is a big no no on my new diet. Oh well. There was nothing else available to me at the time. My mom and Jeff moved to the city to a FANTASTIC 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom complteely renovated by them apartment in the lower part of the upper east side. It's fantastic and gorgeous. I'm still stuck here in our old place in Great Neck. Oh well. I'll be ok. It's kind of nice being on my own!
Anyways, I think that's all of now and I promise to try and update someone more often!