Ever wonder what the Oscars look like through the eyes of an LA Times design intern? No? I figured not. I am just an intern. Low on the employment totem pole. But in case you are interested, look no further because I kept close tabs on myself and am here to share my night with the online world.
2:30 pm: I am the first of the design staff to arrive at the office as I am for most award show Sundays. I drop my bag at my desk and immediately head to Starbucks for a black coffee and snacks. (Past award shows I have been famished and sometimes hostile waiting for the 6:30 catering drop.) When I get back to the office I start on the few pages of the regular Calendar section that need completing. Design done that, find a photo for that. Perf.
3:06 pm: I search the office for a remote to turn on my tiny TV.
3:30 pm: A few more designers start to show up. I am glued to the TV watching E!s mani cam. I am almost finished with all the snacks I bought to last me the entire night. Whoops.
3:46 pm: I help Judy print of initial page proofs and tape them to the wall.
4:45 pm: Printer problems. Takes me almost an hour to get the proofs onto the wall. I settle back into E! for more red carpet coverage. Lookin fab JennLaw
5:30 pm: The show begins. I am working on getting together a mock up for my Oscar fashion page and miss most of Seth MacFarlane’s skit. It’s way too long anyway. I catch the boob song. Can we get Amy Poehler and Tina Fey from the Globes instead?
6:30 pm: Tasty. The foods here. Count on me to be first in line for newsroom food. The selection of barbequed meats is pretty weak for my vegetarian diet. I have to settle on mac & cheese, salad and piece of white bread. Glub.
7:05 pm: I get tagged in a tweet by Michael. Shit. Maybe I should have done my hair today?
7:13 pm: Photos are coming in and we start finding the accessories that LA Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore wants to feature on the page.
7:24 pm: I break to discuss Anne Hathaway’s jewelry choices while Lorraine and Kelli discuss the design of A1. I really should have done something with my hair.