Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ask Working Girl One Answers

Auburn Kat asked: What is your favorite store to shop in and why?

WG1 answered: For clothes, specifically work clothes, H&M is my go-to store. I don't need to wear a suit to work everyday; I need to look professional but can still dress somewhat casual. H&M has clothes that I can wear in and out of the office. Not to mention the great prices. I don't do all my shopping at H&M; the key to a great work wardrobe it mixing clothing from stores like H&M and Forever 21 with items from department stores and The Gap. 

BayJ asked: Do you see yourself in your current career long-term?

WG1 answered: I see myself in marketing long-term but I'm not sure if I see myself in magazine's long term. I've recently been considering event planning as a potential career path as the small amount of event planning I do is my favorite part of work. If event planning is the path, I'd mostly likely be in marketing. 

BayJ asked: If you didn't live in NYC, where would you live?

WG1 answered: Chicago. Boston. London. Florence. Oh, I don't know. As much as I love to travel and enjoy foreign cities, I'd most likely stay stateside. I love the east coast, especially New England, and my working boy has turned me into a pseudo Red Sox fan (don't tell my Yankee fan father) so I'd love to live Boston one day. And I probably will if my working boy has anything to do with it. 

thatChick asked: What's your idea of a perfect NYC weekend? Night?

WG1 answered: The perfect NYC weekend? It'd would be in summer and start with three dollar wine from Trader Joe's with friends and drinking games. Dinner outside somewhere and more drinks to follow. Saturday in the park with some day drinking involved. And probably more drinking games. Maybe a movie on Sunday and walking around Union Square. There are endless amounts of thing to do in the city but it's the most fun with friends and simple pleasures like food and drink. 

Ashley D asked: What is your favorite movie of all time?

WG1 answered: Hardest. Question. Ever. There are so many great movies. Honestly, I could watch How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days on repeat for the rest of my life and never get tired of Andy Anderson and Benny Boo Boo Boo Boo Boo. Great movie.

Ashley D asked: What are of NYC do you live in? Do you like it there?

WG1 answered: Oh, I wish. My current address is in Hoboken, NJ which some people do consider the fifth borough of Manhattan. Hoboken is great, but in August I'll be making my way to the big city. Most likely living on the Upper East Side because it's the most affordable.

Rachel Eden asked: If you could go anywhere in the world for a year all expenses paid, where would it be and why?

WG1 answered: I'd go to Paris, France. When I studied abroad in Florence, I went to Paris with my friend and roommate for a long weekend and it was a disaster. We were both broke, staying in a sketchy hostel with purple walls and one too many homeless men approached us. We also spent and hour or so crying in a McDonald's because we were homesick. After that trip we promised one another that one day, when we were rich, we'd go back to Paris and do it the right way: expensive dinners with expensive wine, shopping on the Champs-Elysees and lots of chocolate. That's what I would do: Paris, the right way. 

Maxie asked: What's your most embarrassing work story?


Meg asked: When you started college, what was your game plan - the dreaded five year plan? And now, five years after that, are you happier with the reality or the dream?

WG1 answered: Around this time five years ago I was at my college orientation. My younger sister is at hers right now and god, am I jealous. In my college Facebook, an actual book of my new classmates faces not a social networking site, next to my picture my interests of Foreign Languages and Dancing were listed. 

My freshman year, I thought I would major in French and teach or translate or travel. The options were endless. But then French class became more and more difficult and I stopped taking French once I fulfilled my foreign language requirement. My plan changed to psychology then sociology and finally I declared my major as communication because I wanted to work in marketing and here I am three years after that where I wanted to be. So it was more of a three year plan once I got my act together. My dream was to live in Manhattan and work for a magazine. That is my basically my reality. But the dream is always better. In the dream, you don't think about waking up early everyday, commuting for up to an hour, getting in trouble with your boss and working late. 

13 comments:

fishingaround said...

Man, to be in college orientation right now. That'd be nice.

Jason said...

If you need some help picking those $3 Trader Joe's wines here are some of my top picks.

phoebe said...

wait. your trader joes sells wine?

Dana said...

I love trader joes.... The best ever.. I love their sauces too... Yummmmmmy!

Katelin said...

i heart h&m. such good deals. and trader joe's is awesome.

Adele said...

oh i enjoyed reading this
im starting college in october :S
studying media/film studies with italian language and funnily enough my dream is also to work at some kind of media maybe a magazine in New York that would be amazing.
PS Paris isn't all that gread =]

Auburn Kat said...

I love Union Square, when I'm in NYC that's where I spend most of my time.

Bayjb said...

I love living in Chicago but Boston is definitely on my short list of "next cities" for me to live in.

Ad Girl said...

Aww! The comment about the $3 Trader Joes takes me back to the good ole days! That was all we could afford! I miss you guys!

Maxie said...

i can't believe you didn't get your 200 bucks! that freakin blows.

Fred Farnsworth said...

I would major in French and teach or translate or travel. The options were endless. But then French class became more and more difficult and I stopped taking French once I fulfilled my foreign language requirement. My plan changed to psychology then sociology and finally I declared my major as communication because I wanted to work in marketing and here I am three years after that where I wanted to be. So it was more of a three year plan once I got my act together. My dream was to live in Manhattan and work for a magazine. That is my basically my reality.

Susan Tinsley said...

I'm moving to Paris for a year in 4 week time!!! I'm studying business and French in university and have to spend a year studying there......feel free to come visit :)

simplyme said...

How do you come up with ideas for your posts? I have a horrible time.