Seven Random Things

Last week I was tagged by Stephanie to do the Random Things meme.   It reminded me that I had been tagged for this a while back.  But, um….I can’t for the life of me remember WHO tagged me.   I went back and looked on the blog of who I thought it was, but couldn’t find the post.  So, I guess I’m just losing it! (Please remind me of who you are) 

Stephanie was truly random in her meme.  My dear pal _____??_____ did hers (I do remember that it was a girl!) in a theme of all the places she had lived.  I like themes.  They help to organize things and goodness knows my mind could use a little organizing!   In honor of _____??_____ I’m going to use the theme of Seven Random Jobs I’ve Had

1. My very first real job was at an Orange Julius.  A brand new shopping mall was opening up in our area and I was delighted to snag one of the jobs.  In retrospect I wish I had started out in one of the shops instead of fast food.  My only consolation was that our uniforms weren’t nearly as awful as the girls at Hotdog on a Stick directly across from us had to wear. 

2. My next job came after I had graduated from high school.  It was at at the last “American” restaurant before the Mexican border.   We had a great mix of customers ranging from fun-seeking tourists to hopeful terminal patients seeking alternative treatments and everything in between.  I had a lot of fun there.  We would work our shift then head over to Denny’s for a late night snack or head over to Tijuana for some dancing.  I don’t recall getting a lot of sleep in those days, but like I said, it it was fun!

3. My next job was at a privately owned jewelry shop.  One would think that being surrounded by beautiful pieces everyday would be every girl’s dream.  Not this girl.  The reality was that I hated it. I still don’t really understand the allure of spending thousands of dollars on some rock to wear around your neck or finger.  I was bored to tears and the snotty attitude of my coworkers really annoyed me.

4. From there I ended up in another sales job.  Not just any sales job either.  I would pile into an aging station wagon with seven other people and we would travel to Colorado or someplace and go door to door selling encyclopedias to military families.  I met a lot of really great people.  I stopped doing this shortly after our car was totaled when it was hit by a semi in a snowstorm.  It ended up being just a little too adventurous and not nearly lucrative enough for me. 

5. My major was in accounting so I was thrilled when I was offered an entry level job at a small office near my apartment.  The work force consisted of  me, the owner… and some elevator music.  I remember sitting there, playing with the numbers and feeling like all the life was being drained out of me.  I ended up quitting the job and changing my major faster than you can say “in the red”.

6. I’m not really sure how it happened, but somehow I ended up as the assistant for a stage hypnotist.  It was pretty good money for mostly just being up on stage and being cute. 

7.  I’m not really sure which funky job I should stick here in my last spot.  So I guess I’ll tell you what my very best job was.  Hmmm…I’d have to say that it was working as a waitress in a popular waterfront restaurant.  I made good money and great friends.  And I was fascinated by the handsome and witty red-headed bartender.  Eventually, I left the job, but I kept Shaun…

I’m supposed to tag seven people right now, but my brain is fried from trying to remember some of my bizarre jobs from my youth…. 

Oh! I nearly forgot to mention.  Yes, I changed my template.  It just looked cleaner and more intersting to me.  Only, I kinda sorta misplaced my lemons…  The tulips are a place holder until I decide if I want to keep changing the photo whenever I get the urge or if I should pester Shaun to help me find my missing lemons.  Opinions?

(You can see a few more tulips on my daily photoblog…which I seem to be losing intrest in)

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15 Responses to Seven Random Things

  1. You have had some interesting jobs!! I may have to do this tag because I’ve had some different jobs. None as interesting as the assistant for a hypnotist though!!!

  2. Jay says:

    Selling encyclopedias out of a station wagon in Colorado is pretty adventurous.

    I used to work for a place that after work we would race to Missouri to go to the clubs cause they were open until 2 am and ours closed at midnight. Not the same as going to another country, but the same idea I guess. haha

  3. peggy's mom says:

    Very NICE template! Don’t think there’s anything quite so appealingly simple on blogger….

  4. photowannabe says:

    What an adventurous life you have led. Mine is so conservativly dull by comparison.
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. You asked about my trees. I know I have an apple and a pear and I think I have a peach or apricot, a cherry, maybe a kiwi and several that I don’t have a clue about. They could be nuts or who knows…we alsohave about 8 grapevines. So much to learn when we finally get into the place. I can’t wait.

  5. Tink says:

    So much to comment about…

    Orange Julius! I used to LOVE those. I haven’t seen one since I moved from Ohio. Not really a southern thing I guess.

    I’m not big into jewelry either. Aside from two sentimental pieces I wear, I sometimes wear cheap interesting earrings. That’s about it though.

    A hypnotist’s assistant! That’s awesome. I miss the days where I could take interesting jobs that didn’t pay very well just for the adventure of it. Now there are bills and mortgages due. The job list got a whole lot less interesting after that.

  6. Cheryl says:

    I like the new look, but kinda miss the lemons. I’ve been thinking of changing the look of my blog a little. Maybe the color theme. It’s fun to play around with.

    Great post. My first job was at Hardee’s. We wore orange polyester uniforms!

  7. Lynne says:

    hmm.. you’ve got me beat in the “jobs I’ve done” arena, that’s for sure! You tried out many things, and some very interesting ones for sure.

    I worked at McDonald’s first, where my heart-throb-very first real boyfriend, who recently broke up with me brought in my ex-best friend of whom he was then dating; a maid at a motel, and other equally boring jobs.

    I miss the lemons too. After all, they are the Slice of Life.

  8. Stephanie says:

    I like the lemons but variety is also kind of nice. I like your 7 things with a theme. Mine were indeed random :o) It’s been that kind of week…..

  9. gawilli says:

    It feels good to have a new home, doesn’t it? Very nice look, lemons or not!

    I have had some interesting jobs, but I tend to measure them by the bosses that came along with them. Boy, your favorite job sure had some nice perks, huh?!

  10. Cazzie says:

    Very funny, missing lemons, spot as a cute gaon stage and you dont know how you got there, haha.
    Well, your resume must bean exciting one. Mine is just all nursing jobs, with the one job as an assembly line person, putting together bicycle helmets in the 1980’s. I enjoyed that, and I met alot of mon english speaking people, and we actually conversed in some way, I dunno how, but we did ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Michelle says:

    Love the new look. Lemons or no it still looks very fresh.

    And what a bonus getting to keep the witty and good-looking redhead! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. oddmix says:

    I lost interest in my daily photoblog all too quickly. Meh. But your tulip photos are gorgeous.

  13. Betty says:

    I like the tulips, too. They are my daughter’s favorite flower, so when I see them, I think of her, and that’s a very happy thought.

  14. Dorky Dad says:

    What? An Orange Julius? In a MALL? I refuse to believe it …

    I should probably make a comment now about the hypnotist thing, but I’m feeling too sleepy.

  15. tommiea says:

    I did a tag a month or so ago