Oh Gotham, I feel like the Von Trapp children being sent away to bed while the party is in full swing, because today is my last day at Gotham.
I honestly don’t know how to start this. Ask Imani. I’ve rewritten this post dozens of times because I’m unsure what and how to write it.
Well, I found this internship on Twitter one morning during a job search. I thought the current intern blog sounded fun, and I already knew the school from its website and Twitter account. I went into the interview not knowing what to expect.
I remember meeting Dana and Alex and being completely charmed and welcomed. I remember bombing on the interview question “what are three adjectives to describe you?”
One of my words was “good-recover-able,” which Dana and Alex good-naturedly accepted. Thank goodness.
I remember excitedly telling people that I thought the interview went well. I remember first meeting Imani and Devin at the office during training, when we awkwardly sat next to one another, eating burgers with the rest of Gotham.
We were sort of the new kids at the party.
Seriously. It was Alex’s birthday, so there were cupcakes.
I remember thinking “can I eat two cupcakes, if I just met Alex? Because these cupcakes are good.”
I remember being in the big office with Devin and Imani, and for some reason, Alex and Dana jokingly asked us to reveal a deep dark secret as a team building concept. We laughed it off, but I—out of nerves I suppose—kept coming out with secrets to make Devin and Imani laugh.
We planned the blog and started to joke about James Franco. I found out Imani was just as Arthur obsessed as I was. Devin stayed with me to design the tumblr.
I looked forward to Mondays and Wednesdays during my week, because, well, it’s just nice being part of Gotham’s office.
People are fun. Teachers are coming in or going. I have Devin and Imani sharing a desk with me, okay to talk about anything when I dislike being in my head too long. There are gummy bears and Swedish fish to eat. I get to blog during the day as I man the phones.
Those phone calls are always interesting. You never know who will be on the other end or what they’ll want. I’ve had scary phone calls, funny phone calls, and friendly phone calls. Those are the best, because I like talking to people and finding out why they want to take a class.
As for the guys in the office:
You guys are kooky and random. Thank you for answering my questions when you guys were in the middle of conversation. I’m also sorry if it took me a while to process Living Social deals.
Also, thank you for going along with my awkward humor.
I’m glad there were as many references to Independence Day as there were. That we did get to discuss Labyrinth. And that we got to give our two cents over the new designs going on at Gotham.
Though, I still think the new office should have a tree-house vibe with a moat.
I know you guys are so emotionally wrought that you are knocking down the walls once we leave. It’ll be okay, though.
You’re going to live on. You’re going to survive.
Because today is my…last day at Gotham.*
So, thanks Gotham, for being really nice and welcoming and a home away from the cold, cruel world. I’m off now, out to discover what exactly I’m going to do next.
I’m not sure what I’ll be up to once I leave, but I’ll do you guys proud.
LYLAS (love ya like a sistah),