Hi. This is Erin, usher and house manager from '99-'03.
I suppose I was notorious at Pick for a few things -- working every Jeffrey Siegel concert, the only house manager to ever kick music students out of the balcony during a SWE concert, taking too many shifts. I enjoyed my time at Pick, though, and I do miss it these days.
I graduated in 2003 with a double major in math and American History, and left Evanston all chipper and optimistic, bound for a Teach For America teaching job (high school algebra) in Baltimore, Maryland. I moved all of my belongings to a friend's mom's house near D.C. and boarded an Amtrak to New York City in late June for training.
Three and a half weeks later, I was on an Amtrak bound for Boston, leaving TFA, exhausted, slightly sick, and, I'll admit, pretty upset.
The details are too much to get into as to why I left, but it was a combination of sheer exhaustion and illness. Friends of mine from NUIT (snafuuu
) agreed to let me stay with them in Boston for a few weeks while I regrouped. A month later, I managed to land a job at Harvard
, of all places. I work for FAS Computer Services (basically IT for the undergraduate, graduate, and extension schools); I manage the fas.harvard.edu email accounts system, and I work with the computer security group. It's an immensely interesting job -- occasionally frustrating and stressful, but interesting -- and I thank my lucky stars every day that I somehow found a job that fit my previous experience as well as this one does, and gives me a chance to learn a whole lot. (Harvard's benefits - including $40 graduate classes - are pretty awesome.)
So these days I spend my time constantly reminiscing about Pick. Actually, no - I don't think about it that much anymore, but I do miss it. Boston is expensive, but it's a good place to be.
My journal is friends-locked, not because I'm particularly interesting, but because I have very inquisitive employees and I have no doubt that they could find me if they wanted. Two of my former employees are now part of the management staff of The Facebook
, so I'm sure finding my livejournal wouldn't be hard. If you want to read about my weird family, and the goings-on at Harvard, just let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I'll add you.
P.S. The SWE thing? I only did it because Mallory was complaining that they were noisy.
P.P.S. My New Year's Resolution is for leadsynth
to have sex with someone, anyone, anywhere in Pick-Staiger, during a Jeffrey Siegel concert. Please? For me?