The Most Sensational Inspirational Celebrational Muppetational Wednesday

When I was a little girl and my parents would ask, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” very often I would answer “I want to own a flower shop.”  I liked the idea of making money surrounded by beauty.  I liked flowers.  I liked money.  Seemed like a plan.

“Why don’t you be a doctor or a lawyer?” my father would always ask.  I have never felt drawn to either profession.  I had a vision then.

Floral entrepreneur is no longer my vision.  But I have spent a great deal of time during the past 7 1/2 months trying to envision what I would like my vocation to be.  Somewhere between childhood and unemployed adulthood, however, I seem to have lost a job vision that I could really own.  Something I was striving for.

So I’ve been practicing.  Imaginging the ideal.  And most of the time I have an easier go knowing what I don’t want, than what I do.  For example,

– I don’t want to sell things;
– I don’t want to farm things;
– and I don’t want to serve fries with things.

My actual wish list so far of things I might like is just as eclectic:

– I would really enjoy being a muppet;
– I would think it would be cool to have a job where I have background dancers;
– and I wouldn’t mind being a civil servant in the federal government.

Each seemed as unlikely as the rest.

But today, dear readers, pending my respectability screening (or whatever the heck it is called) I was offered 90 days of casual work in a federal government department.  My first time ever working for federal government.  90 beautiful days.  Now they say there are no benefits, but they showed me where my cubicle was and it was right next to the receptionist’s jelly bean dish, so obviously they are not yet aware of my fondness of jelly beans.  (Except, of course, the green ones).

I hope it is the foot in the door I have waited for.  I have renewed optimism.

I almost feel muppet-like.

Care to dance?

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10 Responses to “The Most Sensational Inspirational Celebrational Muppetational Wednesday”


  1. 1 Squib August 5, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Yay! I hope that this foot in the door leads to something long term.

  2. 3 Simone August 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Congratulations! What a wonderful foot in the door! I hope you manage to squeeze a few more body parts in. I am so excited for you! And jelly beans as well? Fantastic!

  3. 4 Robin August 5, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Congratulations!!

    And yes, I think I would like to dance. *doing a happy dance for you*

  4. 5 Janet August 6, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I’m dancing now, so save me a jelly bean!

    Isn’t it funny how parents always try to push things on you that don’t fit you at all. I hope to avoid that with my kids.

  5. 6 Alto2 August 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Put that foot in the door and keep wiggling and jiggling it until they notice you. Then, they must hire you b/c you’re a wonderful person and a diligent worker. ATTENTION GOVT OF SOCKLAND: Hire OBS, full-time with benefits, today!

  6. 7 Doc Thelma August 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Knock their socks off, Sock Girl! I’m sure they’ll realize they cannot possibley get along without you!

  7. 8 Lauri August 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations! Enjoy the new job!

    I’m off to sing the Muppet Show Theme now…

  8. 9 Leslie August 12, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Congratulations!!! I knew it! I am so very happy for you, and I am sure this is just the beginning – rock on!

  9. 10 Quadelle September 7, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Woohoo! I hope you love it all, and not just the jelly beans. 🙂


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