I leave for San Francisco next week. My Texan journey is coming to a close as is my Prudential internship. I wrote this post a little over a month ago summing up my first impressions of Dallas. Now I have a few more final impressions.
1. The sunrises and sunsets are still breathtaking.
2. There are a lot of bugs and birds. Not in a good way.
3. Sometimes, when it’s rained or is about to, my key sticks in the front door.
4. Happy hours and awesome patios.
5. The people are so nice.
6. I see a lot of styrofoam being used in cups and containers etc. Offends my Californian “I know styrofoam doesn’t biodegrade” sensibilities.
7. Dallas is very vegetarian-friendly and I’ve seen gluten-free options at many places.
8. Still not quite sure how I feel about Tex-Mex and all the queso that goes over everything.
9. DART buses are still awful.
10. I’m going to miss Texas. Just a little. I can’t say that I feel completely at home here – I think the heat, the flatness, and the distances are just too foreign – but I am so glad I took the leap and came to Dallas for a summer internship. There is something quintessentially different down here.
Posted by Jennifer K. on July 26, 2012
Prudential is pretty cool. Fun fact: there are more Prudential employees in Japan than there are in the United States.I spent all yesterday doing orientation. Prudential has 20 or so legal interns for the summer and most of them are in Newark, New Jersey. I’m the only intern in Dallas so I sat in the giant conference room video conferencing with the rest of the intern class. There is the most amazing view from the 25th floor.
Dallas is so flat and filled with gorgeous skyscrapers. Makes my eyes feel funny sometimes since I’m so used to San Francisco’s hills.
It’s also pretty darn hot here. Like 100 degrees every single day. I leave for work looking fresh……and after a full day of work and 10 minutes outside waiting for Hyatt’s free shuttle service, I am limp and wilted.It’s always so nerve-wracking getting those first few assignments from my manager. She asked me to Shepardize some cases today and I literally and completely blanked on what the heck that meant. Serious nerves.
Oh well, everything’s a work in progress right?
Posted by Jennifer K. on June 5, 2012