So, my company posted a job opening the other day, and since we’re techies and social media fiends, I reposted it on my facebook page. Of course, I had to write a goofy little poem to go with it. This poem is in no way representative of the quality documentation I write, but I’m sure it would make some financial secretary out there smile.
Wanna work with the best?
Great people, great benefits,
And paid holidays when you can rest.
Wanna develop new ideas,
But not program, script, or test?
When ACS has a writing job open, there’s no time to waste
So quit reading my stupid poem, and update your resume with haste!!
Pretty sweet huh? Humor aside, it’s great to work for a company that’s still hiring, even with the recession.
Now, for your reading pleasure, here’s a crazy Christmas survey I found on another blog. I won’t tag people in it, but feel free to repost on your blog for a fun time.
What’s the best gift you have ever received?
The best Christmas gift I received was probably the American Girl doll I got when I was 9. This was back when historical dolls were popular and before the company sold out to basically sell customized dolls that looked like girls of today. I wanted this doll more than anything when I was in 4th grade- I loved reading the American Girl historical books, and we received TONS of catalogs from them in the mail. I was really into history, and Molly was my favorite because both my grandmas were alive during World War II and told me about it.
My parents spent about $100 on purchasing this doll and having her shipped- back in the dark ages when you had to phone-in orders or mail preprinted forms from the catalog. It’s probably the best $100 they ever spent on a toy for me, because I played with her religiously for about two years. She’s still in my bedroom at my parents’ house, with unbraided hair and a bit of wear and tear, but if I ever have a little girl, Molly will be hers :).
What is your favorite Christmas movie moment?
As a kid, I loved Mickey’s Christmas Carol (my mommy always cried when Mickey as Bob Crachett cuts Tiny Tim’s peas in half). We watched that every Christmas, and I watched it a few nights ago on 25 Days of Christmas and thought about my mom. Being an optimistic kid, my favorite moment from the movie was when all the characters sang around the Christmas tree.
When do you open gifts?
On Christmas morning, we open everything under the tree, but if someone gives me a Christmas gift before or after Christmas, I usually go ahead and open it there so that the person can see. Growing up, my parents usually let me open one on Christmas Eve, and then I woke them up super early on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought.
Do you believe in Santa?
You know it :).
What is your happiest Christmas memory?
All the amazing times spent with my parents and grandmas, along with two of my aunts who’ve since passed away. I also have great memories of my out-of-town family members from Raliegh and Charleston coming to visit and stay with my grandma. I loved seeing my cousins for a few days every Christmas! I still love seeing them, but I guess it’s different when you’re an adult and not everyone gets to come anymore either.
What famous person would you most like to encounter under the mistletoe?
The one I married. He may not be famous but he’s quite the comedian. See, he even looks like Kenny from South Park in this pic.
When it comes to decorations, are you a Griswald or a Grinch?
I’m somewhere in between, but probably more of a Griswald. I definitely have the Griswald Christmas spirit, so I’ll say that :).
What is your favorite version of a Christmas song?
*Cues bullies from 7th grade*
Hanson’s Snowed In was my favorite Christmas CD in middle and high school. We kept it in the car and listened to it every time we went shopping or looking at Christmas lights. I actually found it while in college, and my mom and I listened to it in the car!
Aside from that, I was in band for 7 years of my life and we did Christmas concerts. My favorite song to perform was definitely Sleigh Ride.
Have you had any traumatic Christmas-related experiences?
In 2005, my maternal grandma visited from the nursing home a few weeks before Christmas for my uncle’s annual Christmas Barbeque, and we had a great time. She got to hold all the babies and meet Clay- the only time they ever got to meet as we just started dating that September.
Well, MaMa had a bad fall two days after going back to the nursing home and wound up in the hospital. On Christmas, my parents and I celebrated by opening presents and eating Christmas dinner, then headed to Florence to see MaMa. It’s pretty horrible, but that was the day we realized that MaMa would not be returning home for New Year’s or for anymore family barbeques. Needless to say, it was a traumatic afternoon after a pretty good morning with the family.
She passed away on New Year’s Eve that year, which was pretty tough, as Clay and I were spending it together. I ended up crying on my mom’s shoulder as we watched the big ball drop that year, but the next year, I got to kiss my sweetie at midnight.
What would be an age appropriate gag gift for most of your friends?
Would you rather be a partridge in a pear tree or a lord a-leaping and why?
Definitely a Lord-a-Leaping. After coaching XC this Fall, I get to coach track in the spring (keep in mind, I never participated in track as a kid, so I feel extremely underqualified here). The idea of a Lord-a-Leaping reminds me of hurdles and track.