Thursday, March 27, 2008

Electric City Experience

As many of you know, Aida, Beronica, Deborah and I took a trip to Scranton for the Office Convention held back in October. It was a weekend thing but since we had Special Day Assembly on Saturday we could only go on Sunday. It was a cold, windy day as we headed up there. Beronica drove the entire trip (she's the resident driver on trips, she also drove all the way to Kentucky and back). We had intern passes to the convention that allowed us limited access to certain events which is all we really needed since we were only there for a day. We arrive to Scranton and the town is sleeping. Nothing is going on... so we head to the Steamtown Mall for some coffee (starbucks of course) and check out what's going on and where to go. No one seemed to know what was happening so we go to the location that the local newspaper specified and was confirmed by a concierge at a hotel. We walk a couple of blocks and it was nothing there but empty tents. We walk back a couple blocks and see people in the street selling memorabilia but that's all. I start to wonder if that the majority of the convention was over and there was nothing left for us there. We finally go back to the car, walking more blocks in the cold and windy day and a little dissapointed because we didn't know if this was the end of our trip. But still determined to find someone, we read in the newspaper that there was going to be a writers block at noon. So we hurry to the location and low and behold, the convention was there. I picked up our passes, Bero parked the car and we hurry inside and there is Office merchandise everywhere... Then we were able to go into the writers block. Sooo cool! Those people are hilarious! No wonder they write such a good show and of course my favorite people were there! Ryan and Kelly!

We were able to listen to what they do in the writers room and their stories on how they come up with jokes (B.J. Novak a.k.a. Ryan Howard made up the joke "that's what she said")

Later we went to take a tour around Scranton... not much going on but then went to a trolley museum with the characters clothes from the show like
Michael's Lady Suit:

Fun Run outfit:

and yes, Meredith's Cast:

So even though it seemed like it was going to be a bad day, it turned out to be a great adventure! and we always know that Scranton welcome's us!! Till the next time!

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