It's always interesting to see how people take my posts. I just want to make it clear that my boss is awesome. He is cooler than 99% of bosses in entertainment, and everyone loves him. "Catering" to him, as some of the commenters said, is my job. When you are an assistant, you assist. I was fully aware of that when I started working here. Some writers aren't cut out for it. I probably am not even cut out for it, but I'm spoiled because I have a cool boss and and a low-volume desk.
I think it also helps that every job I've had I kind of consider to be a character study. I've worked at an ice cream shop, a video store, an insurance company, a chain restaurant, a reality TV company, etc etc. And though I generally hated the work at all of them and never got paid much, the people I met made them all worthwhile experiences.
Writing update: As I wait for more notes on my pilot, I think I am going to start writing a romantic comedy feature. I am admittedly uneasy about the fact that I've named this blog Amanda the Aspiring TV Writer, but I want to write one anyway. My biggest goal is to craft the story so that at one point, you really don't know which guy the girl will go for. Like in Bridget Jones' Diary - which I think works because Hugh Grant comes off as cool and turns out to be an asshole, while Colin Firth comes off as an asshole and turns out to be cool. I often hate reading romantic comedies because by page 10 you know that your main guy and main girl will get together, and the rest of the script feels like a waste of time. So I want to have two guys and make mine as unpredictable as possible. We'll see how it goes.
Apartment update: Didn't get the place in Brentwood. BOO.