Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fargo Floods and Real Estate Adventures

It's been a really busy week for me! I started my job as a real estate agent last Saturday and I've been running around the city all week showing and previewing apartments. I haven't gotten too much sleep and I haven't been to the gym in a week. I need to figure out how I am going to do this job and fit everything in every day. I like the job even though I feel a little over my head still. There's just a lot to learn before I feel confident out in the field. I'm sure it will all fall into place in time.

I feel really helpless with the whole flooding situation in North Dakota. Everyone I've talked to from back at home has been putting in long hours sandbagging. I wish there was some way I could help but geographically that isn't really possible. I wonder if the basement of my old house is dry. It is far enough from the river that it wouldn't be in the flood plain, but I wonder if it would come up from the drain in the floor. I guess it isn't my problem anymore! As far as my family goes, I think everyone should be safe. If any water made it out to their houses it would be a really big disaster for the city because they live quite a few blocks from the river.

...still no magazines to report.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Photo Shoot Today!

Today I had a photoshoot for And Men magazine. It's an Australian magazine with a focus on hair styles. The beauty story we shot today had 5 models, all from Fusion, and it will cover ten pages in the magazine. Do the math, and I get two pages. The photos were beauty shots, meaning shoulders up with creative hair styling. The magazine will be out in April... who knows, maybe I'll get this one before Dedicate. I looked again today and it's still not there.

For this shoot, they cut the back and sides of my hair down, but left the top long. Exactly what I would have done if I had picked it myself. Here's a picture after I got done with the shoot.The styling of the hair for the pictures was pretty interesting. One shot had curly hair and the other had wavy, wispy type hair. The mood for the story was a romantic, melancholy feeling. I saw some of the photos as the photographer downloaded them onto her computer and they looked pretty good. I think they are all going to be in black and white, so that should be interesting.

Then I went on a casting for Modern Bride. What? I don't really think that's my market! Ha!

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Job

Well, ladies and gents, I passed my exam for my New York Real Estate license. After a couple interviews, I was also offered a position with Citi Habitats in their Chelsea office on 7th Ave and 19th street. (Conveniently located off of the same subway line as my apartment!) I will be starting the week of training on Monday the 16th and ready to start working on the 23rd. I'm really excited and I can't wait to see how it goes!

Sorry about the magazine photos. I have been to the magazine shop twice and they haven't received the French magazines for two weeks. They are expecting them this week, but who knows. That's what they said about last week. I'm growing impatient!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Exam Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning I am going to take my NY Real Estate License Exam. Wish me luck!

I am also going to run to a magazine shop to find a rather hard-to-find French magazine. One that about 3/4ths of my face is on the cover of! The editorial I shot back in December for Dedicate magazine came out in France last week and should be dropping here in New York this week. I found a shop's website that said they carry the magazine, so I'll swing by tomorrow sometime. I'll share pics as soon as I get them!

We had a snowstorm last night and schools were cancelled today. Transportation was a nightmare and I only left the apartment to go do laundry on the first floor. I did go a bit stir-crazy after dinner so I went to the gym. I thought we were done with this snow... it reminded me of North Dakota outside today. The part of North Dakota I DON'T miss!!!