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
My friend Amah who lives in Austin sent me this crazy long text that asked me 8 questions about my life in New York. Since I only have 160 characters to type in a text, I figured it would be more efficient to answer her questions in my blog. Maybe some of my answers will interest you, maybe not. All I know is that Amah REALLY wants to know all of this lol. Here goes!
1. So what does a day in Lauren’s new life look like?
Let’s see, I wake up at 7:22am Monday to Friday (I have to wake up at weird times), but I usually get out of bed closer to 7:45am. I take a shower then grab a couple of granola bars and some crystal light energy (it has recently replaced that death drink,Red Bull). I then proceed to waste time by looking at my phone, reading stuff on twitter, and checking my Facebook and e-mail. I then rush out of my apartment like a mad woman around 9:00 and catch the subway by 9:10-9:15. I usually make it to work around 9:40-9:45.
My work day is pretty much dependent on how busy my boss, Bob, is. If he has a bunch of meetings that day, I usually don’t leave my desk unless I have to grab food that I ordered for one of his meetings. Oh yeah, I am the food ordering queen at RED. Every day I book at least one lunch or dinner meeting for Bob. The great part about it is that I usually get free lunch because Bob always tells me to order extra food for myself :). Definitely saves me A LOT of money! In addition to being the catering queen, I answer all of Bob’s calls, schedule appointments, prepare expense reports, and type up confidential e-mails to from Bob to other executives at Sony. (I actually enjoy that part because I know some really awesome, but VERY sensitive information about potential deals for RED. Unfortunately, I can’t share this awesome information. Not even on here, sorry kids!).
Oh, and I recently was asked by the online publicity department to do some research on Latin/World lifestyle sites. They want me to find contact information for the people that run these sites so RED can potentially run editorials on its Latin/World artists. I am pretty excited about this because this is my first music related task I have been assigned at RED!
Anyways, enough about boring work stuff. After work I just take the subway back home to Queens then, depending on what day of the week it is, I go to the gym or I watch TV/Netflix and drink beer lol. Before bed I usually talk to Preston then fall asleep around 12am-2am…yeah I know that’s late lol. I’ve realized I never wake up and go to sleep in the same day. Wake up one day, fall asleep the next day. Kind of weird to look at it that way! Anyways, I am rambling…on to the next question!
2. How do you get ready for work?
This question was kind of already answered. I try to have the same routine every morning:wake up, shower, breakfast, caffeine, screw around on the computer, realize that it’s already 8:30, dry my hair, straighten my hair, put on make up, realize it’s 9:00am, then put on whatever long sleeve shirt I have left in my closet and run out the door lol.
3. What do wear? Heels? Briefcase?
Haha that would be hilarious if I was able to manage heels in New York. I also have no need for a briefcase. I would have nothing to put in it but my iPod, random receipts, and gum lol. I wear boots every day because they are the only nice shoes I own, and they are easy to walk in. I can just imagine falling down the subway stairs in my heels! Most people pack their heels in a bag and put them on once they get off the train. The office I work at is super casual so most people wear jeans, a dressy casual shirt, and flat shoes/boots.
4. What do you eat for lunch?
Amah, why do you care about what I eat for lunch?! lol Actually, what I eat is not very exciting, but most of the time it is FREE! Like I said before, I usually get free lunch from Bob’s meetings, and anything free tastes good no matter what! I eat a lot of sandwiches and salads…sound familiar? Not too far from what I eat regularly! We also have bagels every Thursday morning, which definitely makes Thursday the best day of the week at RED!
5. What do you eat for dinner?
Chinese, chicken sandwiches, healthy choice meals (hey, they aren’t so bad for microwave food lol), salads, and more Chinese food. I did make a portabella veggie burger for dinner tonight though, which was pretty awesome!
6. What tasks do you have?
See question 1. A couple of things I didn’t mention is that I am the office intern coordinator. This means that I handle intern scheduling in various departments and keep interns from making a mess out of their work stations. I just have to check on the kids every once in awhile to make sure they stay on their shit! The fun part is that I get to throw them a pizza party sometime during the semester! Yeah! haha
7. What time do you go to bed?
Too late! Working on getting to bed by midnight. I have failed that already today.
8. Do you walk to work?
Yes, and ride the subway to Manhattan. You can’t drive a car in this city without hitting monster traffic!
I left a couple questions out, but I already answered them in some of the questions on here. If you aren’t Amah, you probably stopped reading by now. I wasn’t expecting this post to be so long!