So the whole "no problem, a great job will definitely fall into my lap any day now" attitude has begun to fade and I have started to freak out a little in a "hmmm...perhaps this might not work out in so stellar a fashion as I had hoped" sort of low-grade freak out. So in this particular post, the burden falls on you, dear readers, to take on some of the writing duties.
Today we'll be completing sort of a reverse-meme in which I tag all of you to answer a series of questions. And yes, I ripped this idea off from Nothing But Bonfires, but I have written my own questions, thank you very much.
Actually, I wrote these questions in a boredom-induced email to my then-roommate Vicki when we were both cut loose by the same employer after September 11 and I was temping and she was home, emailing me. I wrote a fake employment application for the fake business I was starting. See, I had spent many many hours typing meeting minutes from dictation and so I emailed Vicki to say that when I had my own multinational corporation, the minutes would read: We had a meeting. You kind of had to be there. She expressed interest in working for such a corporation and thus, the application. (And if anyone from that particular office is reading, I'm pretty sure I did this on my lunch hour. Yeah, that's right. Definitely not company time.)
The real fun began when Vicki and I printed out these applications and had people fill them out at our Christmas party. Some people even filled out a second copy as the liquid refreshments rendered them even wittier (at least as far as they were concerned.)
So now, I present four of those questions:
1.) Who, in your opinion, was the most admirable puppet to appear on television?
2.) Name the three prepositions that most accurately describe you. Explain.
3.) Easy Bake or Lite Brite? Why?
4.) Would you rather be a) a bowling ball, b) Swiss cheese, or c) Mickey Rooney? Please give two reasons for your choice, only one of which may be "because."
You may choose to answer any or all. You could even angrily explain why one of these questions is the most ridiculous question in the entire history of questions, as my friend Don Holmes did at the party with the preposition question. Which he then proceeded to answer with "Under - I am undereducated to answer this question, Over - this question is over my head."
Why don't I get us started with some answers of my own?
1. Kermit the Frog, obviously. Kermit blazed a trail for the multi-tasking television journalists of today by reporting the fairytale news for Sesame Street while simultaneously running the whole operation over at the Muppet Show. He kept his cool while dealing with numerous chickens, monsters, hecklers, and one randy pig. Sort of makes Katie Couric look like a giant slacker. And she never had to face discrimination over being green which, as we know, is not easy.
2. Out - I'm about to be out of a job. Toward - I am moving toward a new career or maybe just a lot of debt. To - I would like to go back to bed now.
3. Due to health concerns regarding food cooked by a light bulb, I'm sticking with Lite Brite. Not every Easy Bake creation is edible, but every Lite Brite creation is art.
4. Swiss cheese because: a) Just like Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias, I would rather have five minutes of wonderful than a whole lifetime of nothing special (no offense, Mickey Rooney) and as we all know, cheese is wonderful yet short-lived. b) Because.
Ok, your turn.