Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Can Haz a Job!


Well, the blessedly short period of unemployment has ended. I start a new job on Monday! And what does the picture have to do with any of this? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I just think it's funny, and we could all use a giggle. There's just something about those big ole bat ears and silly expressions on the Noodlehead's face that cracks me up. Besides, I'm pretty excited about starting on this new adventure. I hope this means that the season of extreme sacrifice is coming to a close - or at least a recession. My thermostat is now on 68. This is good.

Why do I need a job? Lots of reasons. I need to pay the bills, I need to sell my house and buy a farm and sheep and stuff, and I need to find something else to do... something other than watch reality TV shows.

This is what unemployment does to a person. Time becomes all weird and relative, and Reality TV is like some sort of warped lifeline. Yesterday I watched something like eight straight hours of "Millionaire Matchmaker". The day before I watched "America's Next Top Model". It was a marathon - an entire season of episodes, and you guessed it - I watched them all. Go cute Danielle with the tiny gap teeth! I lurves her. Oh, and lets not forget that "Tabitha Coffey's Salon Makeover" and "Shear Genius" are my new friends. "Chopped" is the bomb. These shows are all in addition to my usual ones, like "American Idol".

I need a job or my life will just waste away into a Reality TV sort of puddle of mush. The once quick as a whip mind will leave me and I'll be reduced to grunting, smoking, and living in a trailer park somewhere with my gazillion dogs and a guinea pig hidden in the walls.

YAY work!

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Congrats on the new job!!! Good to get away from all of that reality show stuff.

KPR said...

Congratulations! That's no easy feat nowadays! Here ... have a Corona! ;-)

Kristi said...

Yay YOU!!! Although Tabitha's Salon thingie is pretty good. :-)

Jean said...

Congrats on the new job! I hope you enjoy it and the dogs adjust quickly to the lack of company during the day.
I understand the addiction of mind-numbing reality shows. As a recent retiree and having just moved, I got hooked into watching home decorating and real estate shows - YIKES a whole channel dedicated to them. Hour after hour after hour. This month I have gone almost cold-turkey and no longer allow myself to watch more than one 1/2 reality show a day. I am definitely getting a lot more stuff done!

Paula said...

I once watched "America's Next Top Model" All. Day. Long. The good news for you? I didn't see mention of "The Real Housewives of Someplace" anywhere. See? Could have been worse!

Anyway, you already know, but HUGE congrats on the new gig!

Rachel said...

Congrats! I knew it wouldn't take you long!

I'm to convey Brian's congrats as well!

Emily said...

YAY Laura!! I'm so happy for you! That means I'll be seing you at the spring trials, then, right?! PS when I was in between school and job this summer, I was a fat, lazy sad-sack who watched reality shows and cartoons in between tears. Sad but true.

elliot said...
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Michelle said...

Yeah! Congratulations!!!! Years ago I was addicted to all those plastic surgery shows and the Baby Story series on the Discovery channel. I still believe that in a bind, I could do a boob job or deliver a baby if someone really needed it.

(I deleted the prior entry because I couldn't remember my name properly.)

Laura Carson said...

Michelle, LOL! You guys are all so funny. You make me feel better about my addiction. In my head I could SO totally be a model. I could also dance with the stars, too.

ps - my word ver is "beright"