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my day working for the GovMint

I got up earlier than usual one morning this week with three things in mind: 1. Find a parking space downtown2. Locate and acquire hot coffee downtown3. Elbow my way through the 300 other jurors to a seat in the Jury Lounge near an electrical outlet where my computer and I could be hooked to […]

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slime is evil: a rant

I like crunchy, sour, and salty. No tapioca. My oatmeal is hot or cold but barely moistened. The best pies (all of which are fruit pies) have no slimy goo between the chunks of fruit. Shoney’s Big Boy strawberry pie — the all time universal worst offender — is anathema. I don’t eat icing or […]

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The “Pink Panther” Gaffe

When I was thirteen, my two girlfriends and I went to the mall to get matching t-shirts to wear. We chose black shirts with a sparkly pink panther iron-on, and stood and waited while the bored eighteen-year-old with her summer job made them for us. As an added bonus, we agreed to get our names […]

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The Job I Really Want

I first became aware that naming cosmetics was a cool job when I tried on some metallic silver nail polish by Hard Candy called “Trailer Trash.” But while Hard Candy does have a few other standouts (Hick, Vinyl, Static), Urban Decay goes the distance with nail polish names like Freakshow (silvery purple with a hint […]

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Supersnack Me: A Rant

WHY is it that every single event that my children attend must involve a snack? Every basketball game, every bible study, every special classÂ… Even when they are over at their friends’ houses they have open access to food at all times. I have two friends who keep a refrigerator fully stocked with juices, sodas, […]

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Jobs I Have Had

swimming teacher, lifeguard, library book shelver, bookstore clerk, camp counselor for special needs kids, waterfront director at a summer camp, respite care worker, cocktail waitress in seafood restaurant, women’s clothing salesperson, wait staff in an upscale restaurant, administrative assistant, set builder, director, actress, freelance graphic artist, pasteup worker for a newspaper, ad campaign creator for […]

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