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Day 255 — Work Pleasures

Monday, February 1, 2010


Now that I got a full-time job, I can’t wait to get to work, even on the weekend. No matter! You make out of life with whatever it presents you. This weekend, good old Mother Nature presented me with snow. Not a lot but enough to sculpt visions of a better tomorrow and maybe evening […]

Day 251 — Ann Gets a Job!

Friday, January 29, 2010


I start my new job today, after 15 months of being unemployed–the longest spell of not working, except for the time-out I took to have kids. All I can say to the employers who passed me up or never gave me the time of a phone call, here’s what you’re missing. That’s what I looked […]

Day 245 — Questioning Questions

Friday, January 15, 2010


I am continually amazed that men don’t understand rhetorical questions from real ones. I have turned it into a test of a man’s emotional intelligence and general sensibility. If a man even attempts to ask, “Do I look fat in this?” I know he’s not suave enough to be the guy for me. If he […]

Day 240 — Can Beauty Triumph in Job Search?

Monday, January 4, 2010


They say you can’t be too rich or too thin, but can you be too beautiful? A recent news story reported that Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm’s handlers found in their tests that people resisted saying they’d vote for her. They said she was too beautiful to be a governor. Maybe they could picture her as […]

Day 227 — F2F Communication

Monday, December 7, 2009


Were you ever filled with so much mirth and laughter that you just wanted to get it on right then and there? But then something stopped you that broke the mood. One of you had to go to the bathroom. Your girlfriend said she was on her period. She didn’t tell you she was really […]

Day 226 — Holiday Ho Hos

Friday, December 4, 2009


At the office Christmas party, the men who secretly lust for you are going to come onto you. Despite the no-nos of holiday office parties, they will take advantage of the mistletoe and alcohol to gather their courage and hit on you, guaranteed. This is a phenomenon that occurs frequently in nature. There is nothing […]

Day 222 — The New Best of Girl On the Brink

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation in the midst of one of the worst economic downturns. I’m taking the rest of the week off and plan to return Monday. While my turkey’s being cooked today, I’m going to serve up some of my sauciest posts, determined by you all. In order of their popularity, […]

Day 220 — When Seconds Count

Monday, November 23, 2009


Everything in Las Vegas is big. Big hair, big eyes and big attitude. Since I’m here, I’ve decided to go big. Big hair, big eyes and big attitude. Although I didn’t get a chance to become a 30-second girl (a sponsor at last Saturday’s EnduroCross supplied them), I did get to hold up the 30-second […]

Day 219 — Marketing Moves

Friday, November 20, 2009


The knuckleheads at Southwest Airlines lost my luggage to Las Vegas last night—on a direct flight. Oh, the minor inconveniences of a girl on the brink. Traveling to Vegas has inspired new marketing ideas in Ann. All the better to nab that marketing dream job that’s going to strike her like a boxer’s left punch. […]

Day 212: A Penny Saved Is One More to Spend

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


There are more people on the Earth than the planet is old. There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand. There are more people who are unemployed (15.7 million) than during the Great Depression. Startling facts. Even more startling times. In the months before Christmas (and all the other upcoming holidays), everyone […]