Georgia was my intern at Washington Life and is one of the most entertaining people I have ever shared an office/4 ft x 4 ft cell with. We spent most of our days playing our favorite game called “who can find the weirdest thing on the internet.” Some of Georgia’s great finds were Dazzler the 1220 pound Nebraskan pig and poodles transformed into camels.
But of course, since we toiled at a luxury lifestyle rag, there was also an alarming amount of in depth research about today’s pressing issues to be done like “history of elitist girls boarding schools,” “how to become a professional ballerina in your twenties,” and “world’s oldest dogs reclining on mink rugs.” A shared passion for the absurd was something that brought us together, as was an obsession with manicures and why our parents didn’t send us to Miss Porter’s School for Girls.
The wonderful thing about my Washington Life interns is that they’re fun as hell and I count them all as good friends after their free labor is done. But I also get to see them become great writers. Everything Georgia scribbles makes me cackle until I start cursing her for the formation of future laugh lines. I can’t wait to watch her start a writing career and make the same crap money as I do for the love of the pen. She’s going to be a star.