Saturday, August 27, 2011
Rose, congrats on the new gig! You deserve it, sweetheart! Flora, my love, I'm in NYC... Two single girls out on the town?! I made it in just before they closed the airports! Boy oh boy! This trip was already set to be dramatic but a hurricane makes it even crazier!
I traveled with my boss today and arrived at JFK first thing this morning. It was an intense trip to say the least but at least I am staying on for an extra week after he leaves. I don't know how I am going to survive with him! Since he professed his love last week things have been weird to say the least:
Exhibit A: I arrived at work on Monday and there was a note on my desk asking to speak to me privately. He announced to the office that we were stepping out to a cafe to discuss "a project" where he assured me that his unrequited feelings would not affect my job or our office environment. As if!
Exhibit B: We have had way too many "business lunches" (Costes yesterday, Alain Ducasse today!) and this evening he asked if I wanted to continue working over drinks at the Ritz.
Exhibit C: He hinted at a "massive fight" with his girlfriend, Marianne, implying that they were on the verge of a breakup! So awkward!
Flora, I hope you have a lot of things planned for us so I have an escape route! hehe!
Bisous xx Ophelia
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
So a few weeks ago I met a director that came in to do an episode of the show that I was working on and I was designated to be his intern. Well, things went really well and he asked me if I wanted to come and get some experience at his office... which happens to be located in his pool house! He lives in Beverly Hills in a beautiful house off of Sunset Blvd. This make my commute much more enjoyable as well because I can completely avoid the freeway and just drive over one of the Canyons!
I am basically working in the office covering the phones and screening calls. I have also been helping him with diary arrangements and setting up meetings with various producers. He does have a full time assistant and she seems to be really fabulous and is not threatened by my prescence so she has really been amazing with the induction process.
Sometimes when I look outside the window and see the sun shining on his peanut shaped pool, I seriously think back to growing up in sub-zero weather in Toronto and I feel truly blessed!
Lots of love.
P.S. My pay hasn't gone up from previous internship, but it hasn't gone down either!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Hola O and R,
OGM O. are you serious?? That is unreal…so what happened yesterday?
Was it an awkward Monday back at the office? How do you feel?? Wait I can’t even believe I just asked that question – he’s your boss! Haha, well if you get a promotion anytime soon we’ll know why ;) just joking!
I don’t want to always be the bearer of bad news, but I may have to change the subject to a more sour note for a second…I’ve got a little more news about what went down with el novio. Yes after nearly 2 weeks I’ve finally been able to speak with el novio. He sounds shaken up as well….Why did he disappear, abandon, break up with me?
Allegedly, things were going to fast for him….bullshit.
After his internship in London he realized how much there is to life and how there is so much he has yet to see and discover. He loves me he says…bullshit….but he can’t be with me right now because he wants to experience so much more before he settles down…can you believe it??? Oh but he did end the conversation by saying that he hoped that in a few years I would still be around for him, because at that point he would finally be able to get married, have kids, settle down…..WTF?!!?!?!?!?
I heard that and hung up. I hung up about 10 minutes ago and since then I’ve been siting immobilized at my desk. I can’t believe it. How selfish. How egocentrical. How incredibly mean.
Ok I don’t know what to do. I think I may go out for some air…I think I am seriously going to start crying now….How the hell can I focus let alone work with all this bullshit going on??
When did break ups ever become so hurtful?? It literally feels as though my heart is being shred into slivers…
Guys, again, I’m so sorry to bore you with this…this is my last rant….I’m so sorry….
O. at least your story made me laugh and smile J I’m thankful to have such good friends! And Rose, keep it up and you'll be running down the beach like a Baywatch babe ;)
I’ll keep you guys posted... Right now I am fueling with anger like a crazy bull ahhhhhh!!!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I have a problem and I need your expert opinion. I didn't mention it when I got back from Milan because I wasn't quite sure what to make of the situation, but now I see that I am in a bit of a predicament! One night in Milan, after many hours of work, we went out to dinner with the Italian team. Always the playboy, my boss ordered numerous bottles of champagne and wine for the table. After dinner, we decided to head to great local spot for more drinks. Eventually everyone else went home, but my boss and I stayed on and made a night of it. Needless to say, I was a MESS the next day! I don't really remember what we talked about it must have been something special because apparently my boss has not forgotten that night. I have no recollection!
Well, the plot thickens! Last night, after a company dinner, I was walking home through the Tuileries with my boss (he is my neighbor don't forget!). With the Eiffel tower sparkling behind me, he stopped me, took my hands and told me that he is in LOVE with me! Yes, you heard correctly, my boss professed his feelings for me! Granted he had had a lot to drink, but the man is convinced that we are meant to be... and it all stems from that night in Milan! Oh my god. What am I going to do!? 1. He's my boss. 2. He has a girlfriend who after 8 years is expecting a proposal and 3. HE'S MY BOSS! Why me?! I am dreading Monday like the plague. What if he fires me because he is too embarrassed to work with me again? Or worse, what if he makes things really uncomfortable by trying to "win me over"?
Oh la la, things just got mighty complicated in la vie d'Ophelia!
Bisous xx Ophelia
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Flora, don't worry about being a bit out of it lately. 100% understandable! You will bounce back.
O, sounds like working life is agreeing with you!
My internship is still going great. I am starting to get a little bit bored of my routine, so I have spoken to the production assistant about the possibility of helping out another department for a couple of months (potentially casting or wardrobe?) and she seemed to be quite receptive to it. It has been about a week since I brought it up to her so I think it is worth having another chat with her. Or do you guys think that is too pushy? Help!
On a personal note, I have been loving this summer! I have been hiking so much that I literally have developed buns of steel. I have never been in better shape in my life and have never gotten so much attention before either. I am also nicely tanned and I have to say I feeling like quite the California Girl... daisy dukes and bikinis on top!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Hey O, thanks so much for your support. I’m so happy to hear you had a great trip, and your weekend sounds like it was a real blast! I can’t wait for you to come over this side of the pond – maybe we can go to Montauk for the weekend?
I’ll admit that things are still tough…I’m not much closer to knowing exactly what happened…
I mean I’ve never really been broken up with like this…. abandoned really. I really feel lost and alone - alone in the sea of people that is NYC.
From one day to the next, the life I had been planning has just completely dissolved before me. All of the plans I had, the dreams and fantasies, they have all just evaporated into thin air.
How are you coping O? I don’t know, I just can’t seem to think about anything else right now. My mind, my thoughts, my energy are all consumed by this eternal longing for el novio…. I know he can’t be worth my time if he’s able to do this to me, but I do miss him…terribly!
Saturday night some friends from work took me out for drinks at Dorians…Dorians of all places!! I was surrounded by 21 year old frat boys, grinding around anything in their surroundings…it was fun…a good laugh…a nice hangover this morning…but I woke up with one thing of my mind: el novio.
I’m now also getting a little worried about work…all I think of is him and I’ve been incredibly absent minded at work. I hope I’m not going to mess up big time!
Flora wake up!!! Ahhhhh!!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Flora, cara mia, I am so sorry to hear about the breakup! I cannot believe el novio would disappear like that! I'm going to be in NYC on business in two weeks so we can commiserate together! Sending you all my love until our reunion. Rose, I am sorry for your "breakup" as well! We need an Eternal Intern weekend to feel sorry for ourselves over copious bottles of champagne! The good news is that things always get better. Flora, our broken hearts will mend and Rose, a new office treat will come around! I am sure of it!
In business news, I have had the most insane week. Work work work! When I wasn't working I was stuffing my face with pasta, gelato and cotoletta alla milanese! I think I put on 100 lbs! Adding to the madness was my last minute decision to attend a party on the Ile de Ré! I left Milan on Friday afternoon, landed in Paris and hoped on a train to the Ile de Ré. Kurt was hosting a fabulous birthday party on the beach and I couldn't miss it! Needless to say I arrived exhausted and looking a little rough, but there is nothing like an American-style beach bonfire to lift anyone's spirits! Honestly, if you had seen this party you would have thought you were in Montauk, not France!
Now I'm back in Paris and back to work. I feel like I have been away for 100 years!
What a whirlwind!
Bisous xx Ophelia