Wednesday, May 26, 2010


They call it the city that never sleeps, yet it feels as though no time has passed since I last left.

I had my first day back at work on Monday and although a lot has transpired in my life over the last 12 months, time has stood still at Elizabeth Arden.  The same receptionist greeted me as I walked out of the elevator.  The same blisters formed from the re-introduction of my feet to an invention called the high heel. (I'm hoping toned calves at the end of the summer will be a nice consolation for my initial pain & suffering)  Even Jim is wearing the same big grin and gray suit as always, everyone's sitting at the same desk as when I was last here. 

My desk was all set up, in need of some personal touches to spice it up a bit.  A stack of magazines, a laptop, phone and login instructions with "Welcome Back Louise!" scrawled across the top were all waiting for me.  Feels like home.

Then I got to raid the supply closet to stock my desk with necessities, all emblazoned with the Elizabeth Arden red door logo.  (Ever since Tom Hanks suggested giving Meg Ryan a "bouquet of sharpened pencils" in You've Got Mail, I've had a strange obsession with school supplies. Cheap thrills.)

Of course my 1st day back wouldn't be complete without a hug mug of dark hot chocolate at Max Brenner's with one of my favourite people in the world; my Mom.  She graciously helped to move me in and set-up my room at NYU housing.

God, it feels good to be back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're a great writer, I look foward too see how awesome your summer's going to be!