Tag Archive | "employment musings"

Day 262 — If Job Seekers Could Tell All

Monday, February 22, 2010


Tonight, I’m watching the ABC reality dating show, The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. This episode is especially special because it features all of The Bachelor‘s rejected bachelorettes and, of course, the bachelor, Jack Pavelka, a pilot with brawn-perfect chest and arms. Since the season started on January 5, Jake has been sending girls […]

Day 258 — Snow Days for Ann

Monday, February 8, 2010


We got 30 inches this weekend! On a normal weekend, I usually get about 8. Before the big snowstorm hit Friday evening, I got to go home early from work. I enjoyed sipping a glass of wine and watching all the fluffy frosty flakes fall from the sky. The next morning, I felt like Alice […]

Day 257 — Snow Me

Friday, February 5, 2010


When confronted with a humongous snow storm, it forces me to cogitate. That’s because snow presents serious questions. The bigger the snowstorm, the more serious the questions. There are job-related questions: Will my office close? Will I get to leave early? Should I work like crazy and get as much work done as possible, or […]

Day 249 — Cinderella and the Sexy Bra

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Have you seen those ads claiming that four out of five American women are wearing the wrong size bra? I wondered how they knew that until I realized it must be data coming from those new magnetic scanning devices at airports. “Look, Bob, she’s obviously a 34C, but she’s wearing a 36B. What an idiot.” […]

Day 247 — Pocket Personnel

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


One of my men let me play with his iPhone, which is as erotic and intimate as it gets before skin on skin. He had an app that I’m still laughing about called Pocket Girlfriend. It’s not a cartoon creature or an avatar. Instead, it is comprised of video clips of a real (yes, very […]

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 242 — How Honest Is Too Honest?

Friday, January 8, 2010


I am an editor, so my job is to make writers appear more talented than they really are without wholly and completely throwing out what they’ve written and starting out all over again. I can send things back to be rewritten, or make extensive comments. The office hierarchy presents itself again, but in a somewhat […]

Day 241 — Conveyor Belt of Jobs

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Every time I watch broadcast TV, it bobs to a new low. Monday, on ABC, has apparently become “‘Marry Me” day, with a line up of The Bachelor followed by the new Conveyor Belt of Love (the new low). Don’t let your imagination run away from you as the men do as they literally move […]

Day 235 — Digging Out

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


How do you know when you’ve hit bottom? This has recently become a pressing question for me. However bad things are, I’m always on guard for signs that life will get worse. Without succumbing to negativity, I find myself preparing to hit bottom, and then for the bottom to fall out and sink even further […]

Day 232 — In and Out List for 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the first annual Girl on the Brink list of what’s in and out for 2009. That’s right. If you’re not working, you’re jerking (off), or is that making your own beef jerky. I wouldn’t have known. No turkey for Christmas, and you can’t afford lamb. Forget the HoneyBaked […]