The Mothership, Creepy Lights, If they’re aliens, they picked a really boring town to invade.

First off I would like to say that I was never one to believe in the extra-terrestrial, or even one to be interested in “what lurks beyond our earth,” but I do believe that there are some things that are just unexplainable. Thursday, September 14th, around 1:30 AM pulling into my driveway, my headlights caught what I thought was a group of animals up in a tree. I shut my car off and decided to take another look with a flashlight. I pointed my flashlight at the tree quickly pulling it away. I realized that whatever was in the tree didn’t need the light to be seen. I was really confused and decided to call my sister, who was inside. She told me I’m nuts, there was nothing in the tree and quickly hung up on me. I kept looking at the tree and this “thing.” Whatever it was seemed to be getting bigger, bigger to the point of creating a reflection on the pond in my yard. I decided to attempt getting my sister outside again and this time I FaceTimed her so she could see that I wasn’t making it up. Within a minute she came flying out the front door, running into the front yard where we both just stared in disbelief. As this giant ball of lights silently hovered in the tree, I kid you not when I say about five coyotes started going nuts, howling so loud about two houses over. We spent a good hour outside, observing from a very far distance, filming the most hilarious Snapchats consisting of alien light blobs, howling coyotes and our dumbasses running like Olympic athletes throughout the yard. After freezing until we couldn’t feel our faces anymore, we finally called it quits for the night.

The next morning we re-watched the Snapchat stories we took and decided we needed to know what it was that we saw. Of course googling “lights hovering in the woods at night” gave us some completely crazy and unbelievable explanations, but we were determined to figure it out. As the week went by, we were still confused about the “the thing in the woods,” everyone we told about it thought we were crazy, and we were cracking alien jokes on the daily. It’s once again Thursday, a time of the night no normal human should be awake, and I happened to notice what I think are lights in the woods again. With no hesitation, my sister and I go out to investigate. Once again there is the same glowing ball of lights up in the trees, but this time in a different location and accompanied by a bunch of smaller “things” which seem to be equally distanced from it on both sides. These little “things” move very slightly back and forth and are constantly blinking red and green. We spend about an hour outside, freaked out and cold, then we went in for the night, once again really confused.

Throughout the rest of the month of October, and now into November, we have seen these light things so many times. We have forced friends and family members to wake up and go outside at ungodly hours of the night not only to have more witnesses, but to also prove that we’re not crazy or making it up. We have taken numerous pictures and videos, but none of them even do it justice. It’s a shame that the technology of an iPhone can recognize your face, but can’t focus on a light in the darkness. Every picture looks like a blob and every video is constantly alternating between two seconds in focus and thirty seconds as just straight blur. Still to this day my sister and I have no idea what these “things” actually are, but through our observations we have managed to get people curious, sharing all possibilities, and keeping an eye out for them as well.

 

Through our observations we’ve come to a few conclusions:

  1. Before these lights start to appear, there is always very loud noises in the woods, such as tree branches cracking.
  2. Wildlife tends to start acting weird when these lights start appearing ie: coyotes howling, numerous deer coming into our yard, even deer laying down about 20 feet from us, and our cat meowing so loud inside the house.
  3. There is always one giant cluster of lights that comes together at the top of a tree, this cluster moves down the tree literally slower than paint drying throughout the duration we observe it (we called it, “the mothership”).
  4. “The mothership” is always surrounded by smaller lights that blink red and green and do not move except hovering left and right.
  5. These things are not planes, or drones and they aren’t interested in abducting us.
  6. My sister and I are not as badass as we thought, we still have yet to get even remotely close to them.
  7. If they’re aliens, they picked a really boring town to invade.
  8. These things don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

We washed the chalkboard wall, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Momentum Gets a Makeover and Fall is Here

For those of you who have been to our office – you know that its colorful, there’s airplanes hanging from the ceiling, and a room entirely dedicated to oversized bean bags surrounding a TV playing the thong song music video on repeat.

The room makes ya feel a little crazy. Our chalkboard wall looked like we let 25 sugar high kids loose on it. (evidence below)

 

With summer ending, and fall approaching (PSLs all day every day #basic) .. we felt we needed to (pumpkin) spice things up! An office was added, and the open area in front is now the intern island. Equipped with new swirly, sparkly purple chairs. Your welcome.

The Intern, Chicken Wing$, Hot Sauce and the Adventures of a Brave Pizza from Chicago

While this blog post has nothing to do with Robert De Niro and I am not a senior citizen, I am a senior in another sense. I will soon be graduating from college and am here to share my experiences as an intern.

Interning at Momentum has first and foremost been a learning experience, but also a crazy one that has left me wondering what other interns do?

During my first week we sampled some top notch wings, straying from your usual wing flavors and selecting Sticky Chipotle Lime, Spiced Parmesan Garlic, and Honey Sriracha- which Andrew (the hot sauce fanatic) repeatedly reminded me that it is pronounced ShRRiracha despite my naive thinking that it was simply siracha.

This was a day I went home to brag to my friends about. “Today at internship I ate sooo many wings” to which they all turned green with envy. Little did they know, this would not be the only time I would gloat of my internship experiences.

In the weeks to come we would sample several flavors of Halo Top ice cream- ice cream with only about 280 calories in an ENTIRE CONTAINER. It had to be too good to be true. Did it even taste like ice cream? For some reason we just had to see for ourselves. My beginning weeks were also peppered with rumors of cashing in Momentum’s loose change fund to fly in a deep dish pizza from Chicago. “How did that even work?” I wondered.  “A pizza with a private jet? Did it have a full size plane all to itself?” It seemed excessive, but I have never been to Chicago and pizza is one of my favorite foods (top 5 at the very least), so I wasn’t going to argue.

After a while, this adventurous eating needed to slow down. However, we never failed to pass around restaurant recommendations while also showing off photos of our perfectly filtered bao buns, curried noodles, beautifully crafted avocado toast and hot wieners from my home town in Lil Rhody (Rhode Island).

Safe to say the most prevalent emotion I felt while on the job was hungry.

Other topics of discussion on an average day at momentum included looking up how to make a quick buck- we looked into donating plasma, bone marrow, even eggs! But I’m not gonna lie to you- our most used conversation starter was “Guess what I ate this weekend?”

Hey Michelle.

Anyway, I felt like I was really part of the gang. We even followed each other on Instagram. I came in some days to a confused Andrew, who had assumed that my recent post on Instagram from my old study abroad collection meant that I had actually planned an impromptu European weekend getaway. lol, as if.

I’m gonna miss being part of such a cool team and having a space to try delicious foods and show off my food-tography skills. On to bigger (but probably not better) things. 11/10 would recommend being an intern @Momentum.

Instagram Marketing; What’s your Company’s Flavor? .. T Swift, Ice Cream, & REI

Why do we follow brands and celebrities on Instagram? We don’t actually know these people. They aren’t our friends. We don’t get drinks with Nike or Kevin Hart on a Friday night. We do it because we are curious, and it’s fun. Taylor Swift’s Instagram made me aware of her cat obsession, which lead me to the conclusion that we were definitely BFFs in a previous life.

As a fan, you want to gain a better understanding of the person or product. You want to learn more about the genius responsible for your favorite things. Instagram is the most personal of all the current social media platforms and it provides the opportunity to connect with the consumer on a deeper, more friendly level.

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