… No, not a dame. (Or a Dane, for those of you who saw Betty’s performance with the Butch McCloud cast).
Rather, there is nothing like a resume for making you aware of what exactly you’ve been doing with your time. There are moments, reviewing and updating mine, that I want to put things in parentheses
- 2008: survived Wisconsin winter
- 2002: wrote unpublished novel
- 2001 – 2008: played Sims for sanity’s sake
- 1993 – 1997: traveled extensively through SE Asia
- 1991 – still: worked on novel that I still can’t seem to get right
… stuff like that. It is interesting to see things drop off as time goes by – my job with NYPIRG in the early 90s is gone, as is my time working as an office assistant at CCNY. A long time ago my jobs at RKO Video and at my sister’s bakery disappeared.
Though sometimes, you know, I still want to mention that I was a paperboy: nothing like delivering papers to develop strong thighs and self-motivation. (I know you’re out there, fellow former paperboys! & If there are any female fellow paperboys, say hello!) I did come to suck at it because I developed a healthy fear of dogs. Amazing that I still went on to canvas door to door years later. It’s amazing what you can do to avoid the 9-5 grind.
No job yet.