Tales of a wandering lesbian

The Work to Play Correlation

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This week, as I was dressing up as a superhero to pose for a facebook picture, something clicked. This is why people often say to me things like “you’ve got a great job” or “I’d love a job like that.”

Yes, it does seem like it would be fun to dress like a superhero, or ride up and down the freight elevator with inmates.

Sure, it’s enjoyable to spend a day at the golf course.

Here’s the thing I discovered this week right around the time I was crafting my wrist bands from old beer cups and pink duct tape:

There is a direct correlation between the stress level in my job and the amount of illicit fun I engage in at that job.

That means that, when I post a picture of me riding around on a hand truck,


there was probably a crazy stressful 12 hour day immediately preceding it.

For example:

This is a picture of me dressed as a pirate for an event.

Pirate Kristin

Sure, that looks like fun, and it was. That event, however also included my being bit by a parrot named Zeus – hard – and repeatedly – until I was bleeding.

So, when you say “I’d like a job like that!” make sure you know what you’re in for.  And make sure you get a tetanus shot.

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1 Molly W. { 07.23.09 at 11:26 pm }

I was wondering what I else I could do with that pink duct tape from the MofD gift tote!! lol

2 The Ant { 07.27.09 at 9:03 am }

Yes I believe that falls under the category “Be careful of what you wish for…you just might get it B-) and now I know why you chose Cpt Kid and the Smuggler.

3 Heather { 07.28.09 at 11:42 am }

I think it would still be awesome.. but I always like a little bit of pain!
BTW, super hero costume ROCKS! You will have to figure mine out. A cape is needed, that is for sure. But I am lacking creativity right now! Boo.