Wednesday, January 14, 2009

is that greenman on the beach?

Getting fired is kind of awesome. For one, unlike with voluntary quitting, when you get fired, you get a severance, which means I get paid to look for other work. Or drink. Whichever. Moreover, when you obnoxiously blog about getting fired (because of your blog...whoa, meta...), you also get job offers. Hooray! Now, I won't go into the details of said job offers quite yet, but let me just whet your palette with a little teaser -- part-time retail!

Wait. That blows. But, it does involve a 40 percent discount and possibly not having to live on the street!

But before I jump back into working for the man, albeit a very well-organized one (the offer was for The Container Store, which was pointed out to me by a friend that, indeed, were I to end up on the street, I'd have one hell of a nice box to live in), for now I'll be working on my writing angles, taking daytime naps and MEETING GREENMAN!

No, seriously! He jumped into the Chesapeake Bay outside of Annapolis, Md., as part of the Polar Plunge on Saturday, which involved a lot of hippies diving into ice-cold water to save the environment to raise money for the Special Olympics. Or something. After they took a dip, they'd then get out and fill paper cups full of hot coffee. The irony writes itself. Unfortunately, however, due to lack of my own technology, the irony didn't photo-document itself, so all I have is part one of this most ironic statement.

Hippies in water!

But regardless of any irony or my own forgetfulness, this was still a pretty sweet event to perceive. I mean, how often does one get to see Greenman in swim trunks chillin' (literally, it was effing cold) with a polar bear?

Apparently, he's modest.

In my mind, however, it all went a little bit like this:

Wait, why did I get fired again?

And let's go ahead and obnoxiously keep talking about that. You may have noticed something a little different about the upper righthand corner of this blog. Since my source of income is going to be a bit spotty for a while, I'm in the process of adding ads to this priceless (read: worthless) site in the hopes of shoring up my bean situation. While my account processes, Google has slapped up some not-for-profit placeholder, but in 1-2 days (they tell me), I will have some sort of "relevant" ad that people can click on, which will accrue me some cash money. Like, 10 cents. What can I say? I'm an entrepreneur. Well, in 1-2 days, that is. Uh, tight?


Anonymous said...

That polar bear rocks! heh..

nate said...

The ads work on a per click basis right? I'm just sayin, I sit in front of a computer all day. I can see some serious profit sharing potential.......

Marissa said...


The whole even rocked. It was just so weird!


Now I checked the box that would say I would not ask people directly to click on those ads. So I will neither agree (wink!) or disagree with your proposal.

Anonymous said...

The Polar Plunge is a fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Marissa said...

Well, I'll be damned! I stand corrected. (Fact-checking has never been my thing...)

LiLu said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH MY HERO!!! He is everywhere!

The Gang Gets Invincible is one of the best.

"When did that lizard get here?"


Steve said...

Yeah, I saw that guy. There are pictures of him at green man fans