In Humor on March 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm
The following conversation really happened. Before writing about it, I stopped to put on some makeup.
Me: I’m going out to the store. Do I look okay to go out, without any makeup on?
Husband: You look fine.
Husband: Yes. Just don’t look anyone in the face.
In Humor on March 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm
My husband found this job posting on Craigslist. The job is in Manhattan. Who do you think it is? And, do you think that the person who is hiring really wrote this? My guess is that her husband wrote it after getting fed up with her assistants crying and quitting. Then again, maybe one of her outgoing assistants wrote it, but I doubt it could have gotten by her, being the micromanager that she is. Here’s the job description. Feel free to take the survey, too. Tell me who you think it is in the comments.
High profile global executive needs administration assistant to work in her home from 5pm to 3am dealing with emails and calls that are constantly coming in at these hours due to business being done all over the globe. Pay starts at $25/hour and can increase based on performance. Currently needed for 2 nights a week. Qualified people must have exceptional writing skills and expertise in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Should be comfortable being around a dog and teenage kids — important too, since you will be working in home. There is a house staff, chef and live-in nannies, so your main focus is the administration work. IMPORTANT: The demands for this job are extremely high-maintenance. Must be willing to say yes to any task from drafting work memos to clicking mouse for boss as she shops online for however long she chooses.The speed at which you are required to perform tasks without any typos, mistakes, etc., is incredibly demanding. Be prepared to check your dignity at the door, because all tasks must be executed in the exact way boss requires — even if you have a more efficient idea. Most importantly, the right candidate will have infinite patience and must never snap, argue with, talk back or cry in front of a rather irrational and Micromanaging boss. If you can put up with someone who thinks they are the only person in the world who matters and they are always right, then you CAN do this job. Perks include dinner each night from a private chef and cab fare at the end of night is always reimbursed. The schedule is ideal for someone looking to make extra cash, but has a day job. Hopefully this post isn’t discouraging, rather need to be upfront as the position has a high turnaround rate.
In Disney, Donald Duck, Humor, Mickey Mouse, The Band Concert on February 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm
Like David Letterman, I’ve always rejected the idea of permitting guest hosts to fill in for me. I suspect that he didn’t allow it for fear that his guest hosts would outperform him. That’s why I haven’t done it. However, since Hell has officially frozen over, I’ve rethought my policy.
(photo from http://www.funnysigns.net/hell-freezes-over/)
My childhood, and current, friend, Andi Stein, is an expert on all things Disney. She’s made it her life’s work to visit every Disney park in the world, she teaches a “Deconstructing Disney” class at California State University, Fullerton, and she has even written a successful book about Disney, Why We Love Disney: The Power of the Disney Brand.
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse movie, The Band Concert, Andi wrote an article reminding old Disney fans of this funny movie and introducing new Disney fans to it. She has even included the original movie in her post. I had never seen it, and once I put my imagined sophistication aside, I found myself laughing out loud at its craziness and originality.
So, without further ado, I introduce you to Andi Stein, Disney aficionado and good friend. Please click on the picture below to read her article. And feel free to contact her to discuss anything Disney-related. I just know she’d love that.