Work Hilarity

Here is my disclaimer: I take my work seriously. Very seriously. I work long hours and I know that people are depending on me.

That said, my job is so freaking funny sometimes. Some days, like today, a bunch of oddities collide and here’s what I get:
— three deliveries from cosmetics companies of lovely new nail and lip products hitting the market. I don’t paint my nail often, but I can do some damage to a pot of lip gloss. So this is exciting.
— A red velvet cupcake from Buttercream Bakery via FedEx
— A new job reqirement: We kicked off a new web site franchise today. I’m not quite prepared to share details (it will launch in January) but I’ll be one of the contributing editors and that means I will literally be paid to have sex. Damon will have to do it for free.

While I was sweating it out in my senior journalism classes, this is really not where I saw things going.

Tomorrow night is my first black tie event for the magazine and I’m hugely nervous. Here are my two fears:
— That my dress is horrifically, embarrassingly wrong. The pain of this will be compounded by the fact that I’m attending with my editor in chief.
— That I misunderstood and I’m not actually invited. When I get there I won’t be on the list and I will vaporize in a cloud of humiliation.

I know that these fears are ridiculous. If I really *own* my dress, it will be right whether it’s wrong or not. And if I show up and am not on the list it’s the organizers who will be embarrassed and will scramble to make it right. If not for my sake then for my boss’, because everybody wants her love. But we’ll just see if all that reason is reaching my brain in any significant way at 3am.

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15 responses to this post.

  1. I’ll be one of the contributing editors and that means I will literally be paid to have sex. Damon will have to do it for free.
    Man..I can’t believe I took the PR route of my journalism major…

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  2. I’ll be one of the contributing editors and that means I will literally be paid to have sex. Damon will have to do it for free.
    Man..I can’t believe I took the PR route of my journalism major…

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  3. I’ll be one of the contributing editors and that means I will literally be paid to have sex. Damon will have to do it for free.
    Man..I can’t believe I took the PR route of my journalism major…

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  4. but I’ll be one of the contributing editors and that means I will literally be paid to have sex. Damon will have to do it for free…Tomorrow night is my first black tie event for the magazine
    I think I want your job. And enjoy the party tonight. When I had a job I used to go to those several times a year and they were normally a lot of fun. Most important thing to remember – no drinking, or at least nothing more then 1 glass of wine.

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  5. but I’ll be one of the contributing editors and that means I will literally be paid to have sex. Damon will have to do it for free…Tomorrow night is my first black tie event for the magazine
    I think I want your job. And enjoy the party tonight. When I had a job I used to go to those several times a year and they were normally a lot of fun. Most important thing to remember – no drinking, or at least nothing more then 1 glass of wine.

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  6. but I’ll be one of the contributing editors and that means I will literally be paid to have sex. Damon will have to do it for free…Tomorrow night is my first black tie event for the magazine
    I think I want your job. And enjoy the party tonight. When I had a job I used to go to those several times a year and they were normally a lot of fun. Most important thing to remember – no drinking, or at least nothing more then 1 glass of wine.

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  7. I think it would take much more effort than you’re probably willing to devote to the task, for you to look bad in anything you choose to wear.

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  8. I think it would take much more effort than you’re probably willing to devote to the task, for you to look bad in anything you choose to wear.

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  9. I think it would take much more effort than you’re probably willing to devote to the task, for you to look bad in anything you choose to wear.

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  10. That is SUCH good advice. I thought of you as I slide my glass of chardonnay away from me at the dinner table.

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  11. And you, sir, are my new favorite person in the entire world for that lovely compliment. Thank you.

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