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INTERN BLOG: Bucket List & Life Lessons

posted by Zoë Leid -

Hey Everyone!

It’s intern Zoë, just filling you in on all of the good stuff that happened this week. I think it’s safe to assume that everyone has a bucket list. Bucket lists fall a little bit below goals and a little bit above New Year’s resolutions. They are a few things you hope to get the opportunity to do before you, you know, move on to the other place, but they are not direr needs. Being an Elvis Duran and the Morning Show intern allowed me to check off two things on my bucket list, this week.

On Monday, I cleaned out a bunch of pumpkins with interns Madison, Nooroon and DB for the annual EDMS pumpkin carving contest. This taught me three life lessons

  • Pumpkin juice makes an excellent scented hand crème (bye bye Bath and Body Works)
  • There are actual tools made and sold for pumpkin craving (Thanks Producer Sam!) 
  • Even if you don’t celebrate Halloween, pumpkin carving is a lot of fun; you should try it.

I will admit, we were all struggling to cut off the top of the pumpkins and clean out the entire inside. Then Producer Sam came to the rescue as she took the steak knives and silver spoons and gave us proper pumpkin carving tools. Besides the amazing smell that drifted throughout the studio, the best part of the day was getting the chance to bond with our “Frat Father” Greg T. T told us some of his fraternity stories while he helped us scrape out each pumpkin. This led to all of us sharing Halloween stories while we were arms deep in pumpkin juice. It’s days like this that remind me of how lucky I am to work in such a nurturing environment where everyone treats each other like family.

Just when I thought the week couldn’t get any better, on Thursday morning, in walked Joe Gatto. Now, I told myself, “Zoë, while you’re working here, you are not going to fan girl,” but it was so hard not to. I’ve wanted to meet him since I saw the very first episode of Impractical Jokers and I’ve watched every episode twice (if not more). I tried to play it cool by not staring too much but I’m pretty sure my face gave it away. Brody took one look at me and said “what’s wrong” and Yaritza was kind enough to tell him that I wanted a picture. I ended up running down the hall to catch Joe by the elevator before he left. He was really nice about it and we all ended up laughing about me being afraid to ask him. Life lesson #4. It's not unprofessional to ask someone for a photo if you do so the correct way (nicely & with your boss’ permission), so don’t be afraid to ask.

Well if you’ve reached this far in my story and haven’t figured out what were the two things at the top of my bucket list, they were to hang out with Greg T and meet Joe Gatto. Not only did I get to do those two things but I got pictures to show my grandkids in the distant future. Every day at the morning show is a new adventure. I’m excited to see what the rest of my journey here will be. I hope everyone has a spooky and spicy Halloween!

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