Thursday, May 5, 2011

I have a valid excuse...

Hi there.

I know. I know. What happened, Amanda?! Weren't you supposed to write a blog post every week? HOW COULD YOU LET US DOWN?! Blah, blah, blah.

To all my readers (that I could most likely count on one hand), I do apologize. However, I have what I think is a valid excuse. I recently (or more like over a month ago) got a new job at an incredible company! Not only is it a quick 15-20 minute walk from my front door, but I honest to blog LOVE MY JOB. It's a strange feeling to say the least.

Here are five valid reasons I've neglected this blog:

1. Brooklyn Digital Foundry: I mean, click on this link and tell me it's not impressive. From the mind-bending design work and well-known clientele, this company stays busy around the clock.

2. The View.

I mean, JESUS ELIZABETH CHRIST. This is the view! From my office! Where I work! AND I took this photo with my crappy vintage iPhone 1. Insane.

3. My Baking.

You guys. If you know me at all, you know that I am the worst baker in the world. Honestly. Like, I've screwed up Pillsbury PRE-MADE cookies that are cut up and everything. I thought that I would be baking handicapped forever. I imagined my future children shaking their tiny fists toward the sky, cursing the heavens for giving them a mother that couldn't even baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies worth a damn. It wasn't until I actually got the motivation to learn how when I found out how much people around here love sweets... not to mention, it's a hell of a lot easier to bake for 8 people than a company of 300+.

 This may seem counterintuitive, but I started baking for my health. Sitting for 7 hours at work all day and then going home and gluing my ass to the couch was not doing me any favors. So, from time to time, I rush home to gather ingredients and end up standing up all night mixing, sifting, and frosting! I don't eat hardly any of what I bake FYI, just enough to make sure it doesn't taste like death (if it tastes a little like death, I usually give it the okay). As a result I have made several delightful desserts that have gotten rave reviews such as my chocolate Texas cupcake sandwiches*:

*These were supposed to be just regular-sized cupcakes, but I'm still trying to get the hang of this baking thing so the cupcakes came out dwarf size. My solution was to glue two together with frosting... or duct tape. I'll save that one for next week. 

4. The people.

The guys at the Foundry are great. They work hard at what they do; however, they're so much fun when the time comes to relax and chill. At the end of the day on Fridays, we all get some beers and just hang out. Not only does this allow us all to get to know each other better, but it's such a great transition into the weekend. We all take our jobs seriously, but at the same time, we have fun while we do it.

Exhibit A (taken at a local boxing gym where we did a casting call for a video project):

5. Brooklyn Rising: This is what is consuming most of my time... As communications coordinator I am responsible for maintaining the studio's blog and therefore have little time for my own! However, to learn more about how I got my job and hear me brag even more about how much I love my job, check out my latest blog post here.

In conclusion, I am sorry (or, actually, I'm not sorry. HA!) to say I might not be writing too frequently these days... I'm pretty damn happy and, like I said, I think that's a valid excuse. In the mean time, before I turn this into a food blog (possible food blog titles: Butter into a Paper Cup, Drool into a Paper Cup...) or maybe even a tumblr (Photos into a Paper Cup?), keep up with the Foundry (@brooklynfoundry) to know what I'm up to!



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