25 October 2010

Work Field Trip!

I loved field trips in elementary school (and let's be honest, in jr high, high school, and college). There is something about leaving whatever you are supposed to be doing, to go do something else that is exciting. And yes, that sentence didn't make much sense. Whatever.

Today we got to go on a field trip for work! The parter on my last engagement got tickets to the David Letterman show! Me and 14 of my coworkers got to go as her guests! I actually don't watch David Letterman. I don't think he's that funny-I prefer Jay Leno. Nonetheless, I was rather excited to leave work early to go. I definitely felt like a tourist waiting in line with a couple hundred other people trying to get in. Thankfully we had real tickets so we got to bypass them all. Ha.

I don't know anything about the film world so it was interesting to go see what filming a show is all about. We actually watched the taping of Friday night's show. So if you watch David Letterman, look for me in the audience on Friday. I was rather disappointed to find out that the show didn't actually air live. Kind of takes the fun out of it. We got to see David Letterman interview Michael J Fox and Shaun White. I am so out of the loop that I had to do some google research to find out why both of these people are a big deal right now. Just FYI-the 25th Anniversary edition of Back to the Future is being released this week (Michael J Fox) and there is some new skateboarding xbox, PS360, something gaming system game being released this week. It was really cool to see Michael J Fox and to hear about his Parkinson's foundation and what they are doing to find a cure. It made me want to go back to school to become a geneticist a little bit...Shaun White was not that exciting-but maybe it's because I'm not really into snowboarding/skateboarding.

All in all, it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Definitely beats freezing in my cube all afternoon...


Karen Ella said...

DUDE. How freakin unfair is that?! You got to do this for WORK?!!? Whatever. That's awesome. And, I laughed out loud that you had to google both of them. That's hilarious.

T-Ray said...

How fun!! My work also has field trips and i enjoy then quite a lot.