A late night shop with Nicky led to an impromptu sing-a-long to the original version of Afternoon Delight.
Post-work margaritas and nachos at Tequilaville.
I had my first experience of Laffy Taffy. Not remarkable, aside from the terrible jokes on the back. The best (worst) one came from Angela in McKenzie, Tennessee. ’What kind of ship never sinks?…’
'A friendship'. Ugh.
Another day, another event.
As a part of the Mountbatten Speaker Series, our Global Head of Brand and PR led a discussion with other young professionals from around the city about how to make a mark in the workplace. A cocktail reception followed, to take the conversation further…
I attended the What Makes Business Rock book launch party at 3 Times Square. Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer interviewed the author, Bill Roedy, who recalled his fascinating career as Chairman and Chief Executive of MTV Networks International. It’s a tale filled with incredible characters and rollicking stories - business wisdom disguised in memoir form.
After working on the organisation of this event for some time, and being responsible for inviting some of the biggest names in the music industry*, I was perfectly aware of how big a deal this evening was. Bill Roedy, one of the most important people in music history, was nothing but a gentleman; polite and appreciative, at times endearingly nervous about what he was to say to his eager crowd. I was the first person to greet him pre-event, and I was the one calming his nerves!
Great businessman & role model, a fascinating read, and an awesome party.
*I won’t be a complete name-dropping tosser, but it wasn’t Moby.
Potential Hallowe’en costume?
Katy rounded up a group of friends to give back to the community, to celebrate her birthday. How wholesome.
We participated in New York Cares Day and were assigned to spruce up the canteen area of Brooklyn Studio Secondary School. This basically meant we got to PAINT!
We even went rogue and convinced the organisers to let us paint more walls in the room to make it brighter!
A different and brilliant way to celebrate a birthday - plus ‘you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside’ (K. Hanby, 2011).
Friday evening - Syrocki and I had some very important documents to send before last post. We were against the clock to get the documents completely written up and to a FedEx before the cut-off point. After one too many obstacles, we managed to get it sent off just in time.
Our boss kindly rewarded us with her credit card and drinks on her. Hello weekend!
As a big fan of the American TV show Cake Boss, I was more than excited to visit Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken and see where the magic happens! This place is always busy, and we queued outside for a while until the bouncer (yes, bouncer) let us in.
It was manic inside. Bespoke decorated cakes were literally hanging from the wall. Huge crowds fought with their numbered ticket in hand to get service. The waft of fresh dough floated from the back.
We grabbed a few small samples of the delicacies on offer and bundled out of the door before a cake war exploded.
Today was a good day! Productive and enjoyable at the office, and the Empire State looked majestic on the walk to my train. A great building that I walk past twice every day, and probably do not appreciate enough. Days like this make you feel lucky.
I wrote my first American cheque - or ‘check’ as they spell it over here…