My father is a huge great believer in what he calls "a real job", and doing things you hate because they pay really good money, and FOX news. He's kinda WASP-y, actually, with this New England work ethic thing going on. His idea for how to get my brain to work with me more?
I need to get out and talk to people more- at a REAL JOB(TM).
Yep, the real job, magic elixir, this simple draught will fix all that ails you. Hungry? Real job will feed you. Tired? Real job will provide you with a place to rest. Wish you were dead? Real job will help!
Thanks, I'd rather write spam for a penny a word. That doesn't count, of course, because I earn as much or as little as I'm willing to work for. And I don't hook myself to a soul vacuum at the start of my day. I'm told the soul vacuum is the most important part of the "real job."
Of course, I've had one before- several, in fact. I didn't enjoy any of them. It's that stubborn thing, plus the "if I don't wanna do it, I'm not doing it" thing from yesterday. Now, going someplace and trading my time for money doesn't mean I have to *do* anything while I'm there. At my last job they seemed to actively campaign against our doing any real work. But if I get a Real Job (tm) I have to go there when they want me to, stay for as long as they say to. Eat, drink, and nap on their schedule. And when I have money saved up, and tickets in hand, I have to beg for time off.
Um, no? Again, spam at a penny a word is better. Selling (my) eggs would be better than that.
So, back on topic- I ate yesterday. I remember making and eating a loaf of bread. I dipped it in balsamic/ oil, and nommed it all. Oh, and before I baked it I sliced deep slashes in a crosshatch pattern, and when it baked and they expanded the top tore open and it looked like big sharp shark teeth. Cool, right?
I even managed to drink a couple 20 oz bottles of water. I know I ate something else, though, and that's what lead to the "real job thing" that derailed me up there...
Oh, and dad says I should have wine with my bread next time. Not sure I want to know what a $1/day bottle of wine would look (taste) like.