Another thing that makes me feel so proud to work where I do…i
There was an incredibly filibuster done by Chris Murphy the other night. I stayed up ’til 2am, and watched until he finished.
I looove politics. I love watching politics happen. I love connecting with people on twitter while it’s happening. I loved doing it with the amazing Wendy Davis filibuster. I loved doing it when they were discussing #SB1 in Hawaii. Politics is my jam.
And it used to be that I’d be watching stuff in the background at work as I was doing something mindless. Or, maybe I’d be doing it at home, if it wasn’t during my working hours…
But at my job now, when the filibuster was over, I knew that I’d be waking up to edit parts of it, to continue the conversation.
We are continuing conversations! We are pushing important issues in the world.
I mean, I’m not implying I’m anywhere neeeeeearly as important as Chris Murphy, or the people in our legislative bodies doing so much work…
But it is possible that someone will watch our show and call her Senator. When, before this, did I ever work on a show that would make someone want to do that?
I am just proud of the work that we do.
And in a final little story (for now) about how much I just love and adore my job… The other night, we had a going away party for our head writer. I looked behind me as I was walking to apartment, and there was Larry!
We live in the same direction, and we were both walking home at the same time. So, there I was, walking the streets of New York City, just hanging out with Larry Wilmore!
(This is my life now. What?)
When he asked how long it’s been now that I’ve been there, I said I’d been there since September and it still felt like a dream. It still did not really feel like it was my real life. I said I didn’t know when it would. And he said he hopes it always feels that way – and it does for him too. That it’s still a dream for him having is own show that he gets to go to everyday.
I thought that was so cool.
We talked about work and both of us going to Los Angeles all the time. 😛 And then alas, we made it to my place. He continued on his way, and I went home.
Oh, and the party was amazing too. Goodness, I love the people I work with. I love my job. I am so lucky.