Saturday, April 07, 2007


Apparently complaining, cussing, and being angry in general helps resolve situations in a positive way. The NPS must have finally heard through the grapevine that I was deriding their hiring practices left and right to anyone who would listen. They were mortified enough to give me a job at Devil's Tower National Monument. Or maybe it was the fact that my Devil's Tower application was one of the last I submitted and I was thus so sick of being denied that I slicked back my hair, put on a bad suit and let my inner used car salesmen come out and sell myself in no uncertain terms. So, as of May 14 all are invited to come to beautiful northeastern Wyoming and laugh at me in a funny uniform (see computer generated pic of my in 25 years) and listen to me drawl on about "America's first National Monument."
This news was the highpoint of my week. I was really excited to get the offer, especially since getting denied over and over again for a job that I knew I could do well was beginning to feel like getting repeatedly kicked in my boy parts.

Other reasons why this week has been a good one...

1. I sold a bike on ebay for fifty dollars more than I paid for it two years ago
2. Bluegrass
3. Only one week of work left
4. Big tax refund and b-day check from the parents
5. Bowling and Mexican tonight

Low points of the week...

1. I have something in my eye that is really annoying
2. I can't get it out


Brian said...

Fuck yeah dude! Sounds like you should buy a trad rack with the bike money! Durrence route here we come!

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Rachel said...

Congratulations!!! This is great news. :) It's good to find something you like that also pays the bills - and a little extra too, hopefully. :)

Cabiria said...

Congrats! That is awesome news! About time they got their heads out of their asses and ponied up a job.

Trust in Steel said...

Congrats on the new job! This new uniform will likely work out better than the Smokey the Bear fiasco.

Sarah said...

I think this is one of my favorite of your blogs, not only does it utilize the task of making lists about sweet stuff, but it manages to tie in one of the funniest pictures I've ever seen. Later. Oh, my chacos are too big, I'm sending them back but they're freaking awesome.