Today, Intern Lauran and I investigated the case of the missing mouse. Both intern computers usually come equipped with a mouse, as anyone would assume. Today was a different story.
We began by searching through the office, from desk drawers to cabinet doors. Though tempted to steal stunts mouse, we decided not to give up so easily. This is where things got interesting. The following items were discovered.
You’d think we’d only find standard office supplies, but I guess not. In case you were wondering, there was no trace of the mouse. However, two things were eventually found. Stunt found Lauren and I in the closest searching through boxes. He was very confused at the sight of it.
After explaining the dilemma, stunt was also confused. We all stood in silence without a clue of what to do. All of a sudden, a miracle happened. Johnny walked into the office with the missing mouse in hand! Our bewilderment quickly turned to relief. Finally, we could start our work.
What started as a critical intern problem turned out to be an eye opening office tour. I didn’t realize there were so many hidden objects here. I can’t wait to see what I discover next!
Happy hump day everyone! On a Wednesday, it's quite common to be stressed out and waiting impatiently for the weekend to start. The best way to describe my hump day mental state is dazed and distracted. That's why I've found some tips to help stay motivated at work.
Side note: While searching for said tips, I discovered my only real intern problem for today. My fingers have been trained to type “Google” into the search bar. Unfortunately, the intern computers are strictly reliant on “Bing”. I’m not sure I will ever adapt to this change.
Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Organizing Your Work to Stay Motivated.
1. Start your day by getting something done: This blog post? Totally counts, even though it's already 2 p.m.
2. Break up large projects into small tasks: Making a "to do" list usually works for me. I love crossing things off!
3. Establish External Rewards: Naps, food, TV, etc. This is the easy part.
4. Plan to reward yourself for a job well done: Set goals that you must reach in order to receive a reward.
5. Choose and time your rewards so that they truly serve to motivate you: You could reward yourself when everything's finished or in between tasks.
For completing this blog post I plan to reward myself with naptime, and oh how glorious it will be! If these tips haven't helped, then the following meme definitely will.
Flu symptoms are on the loose in the office, and last week I was there victim. I apologize for my online absence. Stunt and I have both been fighting the sickness, but this week we celebrate recovery. I give all the credit to endless cups of orange juice and not leaving my cave of a room.
On my first day back I definitely feel out of the loop. Intern problem; A long list of events has miraculously appeared on the intern event calendar sign up sheet. Though overwhelmed, I’m excited to get out in the community and do some work.
On a more important note, Stunt has just introduced me to the most convenient music app I’ve ever seen.
Songza is a music library, similar to Spotify or Pandora, which allows you to listen to a selection of music associated with a mood, time of day or daily task. For example, if you want to listen to music while at the gym you can click on the “working out” icon and listen to pre-selected tracks that will get you pumped. Songza has a play list for every occasion, which I find extremely unique. Best of all, its free!
I think I’ve just discovered a new obsession. Plus, look at how adorable the logo is. If you don’t have this app I highly recommend it!
Intern Sada| Stunt Monkey | Songza
So it has come to my attention that all of the interns will need to brush up on their acting skills for a new project called, Minnesota Hot Dish.
We will be creating short video parodies from some of the greatest movie scenes of all time. Of course, stunt has created a comical twist that I’m sure will make us all look ridiculous. Interns are such an easy target for that sort of thing.
Actually, I’m very excited to start filming. We’ve already come up with so many great ideas while doing some “extensive research” during office hours (aka, searching through You Tube, watching hilarious scenes from the Mighty Ducks, Billy Madison and other classics). But hey, I don’t want to spoil the entire surprise!
Speaking of Stunt, I’m not exactly sure where he is right now. Luckily intern Lauran and I have settled in quite nicely here at the station. We are now able to work independently when Stunt’s busy schedule forces his absence.
A couple of weeks ago I would have said my intern problem is that there is little guidance here. Everyone is consumed with work and we are here to observe and jump in when needed. However, by doing so I’ve learned how to take initiative rather than take orders.
As a result, I haven’t burned down the building or anything so I’d say that’s an accomplishment.
Now, back to doing more research. Enjoy!
Okay, so I’m going to be that stereotypical Minnesotan and make a weather complaint before I get started.
Intern problem 1: Due to intense winds, -50 degree weather, and endless piles of snow, my car is one of many to have not started this morning. I figured that driving to the station today was out of the question. Luckily, with some help I was able to jump-start my car and make it in on time. All is well.
Incase I’m snowed in and immobile again, I’m thinking that Stunt should invest in an intern taxi service free of charge. The interns here are pretty awesome and important. It would be a shame if even one of us were unable to make it in to work.
Hey, a girl can dream right?
Speaking of cold weather, I’m actually pretty excited to attend my second event here at Hot 96.7. The Big Bobber Ice Fishing Contest held on Lake Washington is scheduled to take place Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10-3 p.m. If I can survive negative temperatures daily, then I think it’s time to put my tough skin to the test.
Proceeds benefit MSU athletic scholarships. Being an MSU student myself, I'm very excited to devote my time toward helping this cause.
Intern problem 2: I’ll just have to disregard the fact that I’m terrible at ice fishing.
Hope to see you all there!
I’m one of 12 new interns here at Hot 96.7 and I anticipate an exciting journey here over the next couple of months. That being said, my “newbie” status does come with some concerns. Will I be the butt of every joke? Will the veteran interns make me do their unwanted tasks? Will I be allowed the opportunity to tackle important and challenging projects? As of now these answers are unclear, but I suppose it would be counterproductive to expect the worst.
Fortunately, other interns have given me the scoop. Office hours are low key, events are hectic and Stunt is overworked and all over the place. With this in mind, I expect just about anything to be thrown my way.
So far I’ve attended one event and it seemed to go off without a hitch. The 2014 Twins Winter Caravan was a unique experience. It was fun to be able to hang out with local Twins fans, eat some hotdogs and meet Brian Duensing, Ryan Pressly and Dick Bremer.
Yes, it was a lot of work setting up sound equipment, banners, and lugging around equipment. However, I don’t consider this an intern problem, but more of an initiation.
Speaking of initiation, lets reflect on that whole idea about “intern nicknames” Chelsea previously described. I can only imagine what kind of disastrous event will take place that will be the cause of my nickname. I’m sure the crop of newbies can agree with me on that one.
So I guess my only current intern problem is that I’m not accustomed to the norms and tasks of this position. Oh, and that there is not free pizza everyday. Hopefully both problems will be solved soon.