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Monday, November 25, 2002

Monday Mission 1125

Doing PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.47 because he makes Mondays a little better.

1. Have you ever made a wish that came true? No. I may have wished for things, and they may have come true, but not because I wished them. Things happen because someone makes them happen — either you or someone else or a higher power. Making wishes in the hope they will come true is an exercise in futility. Don't waste your energy.

2. How about any wishes that you are happy never came true? See above.

3. Do you like who you are? Are you the person you hoped you would become? For the most part, I like who I am. There are lots of things I'd like to change, and am trying to change. Whatever it was I hoped I would be, I'm pretty sure I'm not it.

4. I recently found some job applications that I never turned in. Back in 1986 I intended to apply at "County Seat" and "Chess King" but got an offer from Penny's (where I worked all through college). It was a good thing, since only one of the three is still around. Have you ever applied for positions, or had any interviews, where you later are glad you never got the job? Oh, yeah. Once I had a job offer from a lawyer who was on the Manuel Noriega defense team. I accepted the job and told him I would start in two weeks. A couple days before I was to start, my conscience got the better of me. I just couldn't see myself working on that case. I called the lawyer and told him I had to decline. He was furious. I was glad.

5. While on the topic of career opportunities, what was your very first "real" job? What job was the most embarrassing? They were all real jobs, even babysitting. I don't really have any embarrassing jobs to account for.

6. Speaking of news, have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet? Such as being in the newspaper, on television, linked on a high-profile site or otherwise caught in the spotlight of the media? Fortunately, I've successfully managed to stay out of the media spotlight. Although, there was that time in the seventh grade when I got my picture in the paper for a science fair project. It wasn't my project. The kid at the table next to mine made a still. The photographer from the paper picked me and my girlfriend to pose with the still maker.

7. In the USA, many of us will celebrate Thanksgiving this week. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving (or something like it)? Do you enjoy getting together will your extended family for these types of celebrations? At this point, I just love having the day off work. Everything else is just icing on the cake.

BONUS: Where is the tenderness? Inside.

Posted by Marie at November 25, 2002 10:14 PM