Friday, January 15, 2010

Week 1

Hey everyone. I just decided to do a blog-it makes it a lot easier for me to tell everyone at once what I have been up to!

The first week we have really just settled in and we are getting used to living in a trailer. The other day we went to walmart to get drawers, mirrors, hooks etc for our room to make it a little bit more livable. There are 10 of us living in the trailer right now, but apparently 7 more are coming today. Unfortunately the ten of us have taken over the trailer so I'm not exactly sure how we are going to fit seven more people in it, but I guess we will figure it out! Even though our living situation doesn't sound that great, we are making the best of it. We have an amazing view of the mountains...definitely not too bad waking up and seeing mountains every morning!

The first few days we were here we just checked out Whistler and got to know the people living at the camp. All of us USC people have been getting along really well and we have all made lots of new friends since we have been here. We started work on Tuesday and we are all scheduled at different sites. Unfortunately I have been scheduled at the camp, but we will switch it up next week, so maybe Ill get to go to the Athletes Village or the Medals Plaza!

At work I have been learning about the system Clean Event uses. Ive been dealing with accreditation, so basically I have been in charge of making sure people get accredited in order to have access to all the Olympic sites. The first day of work was a little overwhelming, but I'm getting the hang of it. Gabby, my boss will give me stuff to do and half the time I have no idea what I'm doing, but somehow I haven't managed to screw anything up yet! The owners, managers, workers of Clean Event are great...I haven't met one person I don't like. Hopefully if this internship goes well next summer I will be able to work with them again somewhere else in the world!

Its been raining ever since we arrived to Whistler on Jan 7th, but yesterday it snowed! It hasn't stopped snowing since! My boss let me off early so I could go play in the snow. When everyone else got back from their sites we had a huge snowball fight, built snowmen, made snow angels and hiked up the mountain. It was so much fun, but I was soaked after it was all over with. I got nailed in the face by a pretty hard snowball, but we had tons of fun acting like children.

Anyways the first week of work wasn't bad- we have off this weekend so hopefully I will be able to get some snowboarding in for the first time...that should be interesting!