Saturday, April 26, 2008

I swear, I don't even say the words "home improvement" in this post anywhere

When I was working as a professional my resume said things like, “strong attention to detail, goal oriented, calm under pressure,” and I had all the technological experience necessary to support a group of fresh college graduates down a path of experience they soon relegated unworthy of the thousands they paid in tuition.

Now the bad news. That girl is dead. My strong attention to detail doesn’t seem to be spilling over into the laundry department, my list of goals has been demoted to a list of DON’Ts, like don’t spray cement into the mouths of your neighbors’ dogs, don’t put the open paint can there, and for the love of all that is good and holy don’t kid yourself into thinking that you can fit in that window well to clean the other side of that window. That whole “calm under pressure” bit? Doesn’t apply to children. Technological experience? I still tape my favorite shows on my VCR and get my phone messages from an answering machine we got as a wedding present fifteen years ago. I can get my email and read my blog comments, DO NOT HASSLE ME.

My latest discovery: Multi-tasking was invented for other people. I would like to move. I would like to finish up those photography classes that I paid for two years ago. I want to scrapbook our lives from the last three years, and I would very much like to find the time to get back to Michael Vartan about that lunch date he has been hounding me for. Also, I would like to keep blogging because how else will I flaunt my lunch dates with celebrities? Plus, have I mentioned that I’ve been hired to blog for Deseret Book? More details on that to come. In the meantime, people say “change is good”. I hope those people don’t ever need to see my resume.

11 comments:

JustRandi said...

Really! Deseret Book, eh? Wow, and to think I knew you back in the day - before you were famous!

Mom of Three said...

I can so relate to this post. So did you decide the name for your blog?

ganelle said...

Can I join you for lunch? He's a hottie!

tin said...

If you get that date with Michael Vartan, I want a few minutes alone with him, and you have to promise not to tell Shane a thing about it. Because if you do, I will have to kill you. I just want to stare at him longingly while he sips a pepsi or whatever.

Suzanne said...

You amaze me! I have a friend that's the editor for Epregnancy.com. If you want a spot for parenting... I'd hands down refer you. Everybody likes to read things from a REAL point of view. Your blog is so refreshing, and I do, infact, come here for validation!

Heather said...

WOW you are my hero.

Kerri said...

Congrats! I wondered when that was gonna come through. Keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

I'm your husbands favorite little sister (sorry Shay) so I for sure get to come to your lunch with Michael Vartan way before anyone else!!!

Boliver

Kira said...

Congratulations!
Where's my kickback?
(I DID get you into blogging, you know...in a roundabout sort of way...)
Seriously, though, you are very cool.

Playful Professional said...

I think your resume is impressive.

happy mommy said...

Yeah for you! How'd you get that gig? Sounds like a lot of fun. You will be wonderful at it.