Thursday, April 17, 2008

If not through laughter and irony then what?

I always say that I think one of the most admirable traits a person can have is the ability to laugh at themselves. But today when I received a forwarded email with the subject line "JobMarket2009" from Meme I had a feeling that I would no longer be able to count myself as one with the ability to find humor in all situations--especially considering how well my own job search is going.

Uhm, NOT!

However, I am happy to report that my sense of humor still prevails and that I need to share the laughter with those that might find themselves in a similar predicament:

And this is particularly apropos for us since we do, after all, own a landscaping company.

Oh the irony!

I should mention that Carmella asked me this morning if I was worried that I might never find a job. I admitted to her, "a little." She said that she never worries. And I told her that is how it is suppose to be-- that you are not allowed to worry about stuff until you are an adult.

Oh, and for the record, the kids-- I think-- are more desperate for me to get a job than I am. They are dying to stay at the after school programs. Everyday they have suggestions for me at places I could work and things I could do: Publix, Library, Gas Station, Artist, Chef, Dog Walker etc. Though Beau is pushing for the "boring job that makes lots of money."

Okay, carry on all you happily employed peoples.


  1. What sort of work ARE you looking for?

    Good luck, ESG

    P.S. Couldn't think of anything "gentlemanly" to say about the skirt poem (and accompanying photos) and didn't want to be a boor. ;-)

  2. I am with own job hunt is bone dry. Don't despair and don't give up! (Hopefully I can take my own advice.)

  3. hey just passin thru, I feel ya on the unemployment, it's killin me!

  4. What sort of work are you looking for, and what sort of work have you done in the past?

    Email me at heather.angeline AT gmail

  5. Job searching is so stressful. Good luck and hang in there. This will make you laugh -- don't get into a job that may give you one of these work related sicknesses -

  6. Ha! Love the video. : )

    Sorry about your bike. Hope your bike shop bud can get you fixed up in time to ride on Monday!

  7. That video is great. Especially considering my trip to the Cobb County Health Dept yesterday for my daughters Birth Certificate.