HI! My name is Lauren. I'm 22 going on 22. Native Texan, Noob New Yorker. Slave for music and football. Caffeine is my poison of choice. Running/working out keeps me sane. Read my stuff if you love hearing new music, talking about football, making fun of celebrities, or just random funny things. I talk about my life sometimes too, which has gotten a lot more interesting since I made a drastic move from Texas to New York to work for RED, a company inside of Sony Music Entertainment. -Lorr Torr
I had the urge to start writing in this thing again since I just packed up and left 99% of my life in Texas in a matter of two weeks. I seriously feel like I fell asleep in Austin and woke up in New York the next day. That’s how quickly I feel like this has all happened! Moving to New York so suddenly is honestly the ballsiest (wow I didn’t get spell checked on that word) thing I have ever done, but I know it’s going to be totally worth it!
Life in NYC so far isn’t too wild. Right now I am sitting on Erica’s couch drinking a beer and watching the UCLA vs Oregon game. Not too much different from what I would normally be doing on a Friday night! The only difference is that I am chillin’ with a cat named Eko instead of Preston lol. As you can imagine, I don’t really know too many people in New York so my nights so far have consisted of hanging out on the couch (which is currently my bed) and walking/running around Queens.
Running in the city is actually really fun. I’ve never ran in the middle of a city before because the idea of running around a bunch of people walking down the street and waiting for crosswalks never appealed to me. However, if you run in a place like Queens, you don’t really have that problem. The area is pretty suburban, and there are a lot of quiet streets to run on that aren’t very busy. It’s also really cool running in a place you are new too because you get to see a lot of interesting stuff along the way. Plus, I feel like I run a lot faster in colder weather! I probably won’t be saying that in the next month or two though…
I love the weather, but I will probably hate it pretty soon. The majority of the first week I was here the temperature was in the 60’s, the same as Texas! It wasn’t until Wednesday that the temperature dropped to the 30’s/40’s. Still bearable though. I need to go on a major Target/Old Navy/Dollar Store shopping spree for scarves, hats, mittens, snow boots, whatever northern people wear haha. I totally feel under-dressed compared to most people I see walking around the city. I miss my flip flops already!
Oh yeah, and my new job is AWESOME. I probably should have mentioned this part first since my job offer at RED is the whole reason why I am here in the first place! My first week there was super chill because my boss aka the President of the company was out all week on a business trip in LA. I just went over all the basic parts of my job such as doing expense reports, scheduling meetings, making travel plans, etc. I know once Bob gets back I am going to be a lot busier, but I am pretty excited to start doing more stuff around the office. In addition to my random assistant stuff I have to do for Bob like making dinner reservations and RSVP’ing him for happy hour parties, I am going to get to do some social media stuff too! I’m pretty excited about that part of the job.
The people who work at RED are also super fun and extremely nice. So many people walked over to talk to me on my first day, which I thought was really cool. I think my story about being a ‘stache rep all the way from Austin intrigued quite a few people since people from out of state usually don’t get jobs there. I feel pretty DAMN lucky!
The office is sick too! It’s pretty awesome walking into an office every day that has platinum records and signed guitars all over the place. Don’t even get me started on Bob’s office with the signed Ringo Starr drum pad and a clear view of the Empire State Building!!
Anyways, I think I have written enough for now! Eko is also walking all over me while I am trying to type. haha, well I will try to keep all you people in TX updated on my life here in NYC as much as possible. I love and miss you all! Hopefully the next time I write in this thing I will have much cooler things to talk about. I completely forgot to talk about my crackhead craigslist experience, but I will go into that story on my “I finally found an apartment!” blog post….whenever that happens! haha, hopefully SOON!
HELLO NEW YORK!