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The Geek Goes for the Job

If you’ve been a member of Teh Intarwebs in the last month, then you’ve heard about this job, touted as The Best Job in the World. Lillie sent it to me partly as a joke, but with the undertone of "you know this job would be perfect for you." And she was right.

I did my research before applying — I thought long and hard about what exactly to say, and I watched many of the previous entrants’ videos. There were lots of pretty girls in bikinis in the snow, the guys who love bungee jumping and have been dive instructors for 637 years, the requisite songstress, and the poor girl who got a tattoo (bless her heart, as we say here in the land of Elvis and Moon Pies).

What they were missing was a bona-fide Geek. After all, everyone knows Hurley is the real hero of Lost, right? So, enter the Geek Princess. I turned it up to eleven. Here it is, in all its embarrassing glory, my application for The Best Job in the World.


Now, here’s the fun part.

Artwork:On the wall to my right, a framed print and original sketch by Terry Moore, author and illustrator of Strangers in Paradise. Above my head, two original sketches by SF artist J.P. Targete. On my left, a signed picture of Virginia Hey, in all her Farscape regalia (and who just so happens to be Australian). Behind my head, a sketch of Shaharazade, by Rowena. Under my left elbow is a print from Tori Amos’s Comic Book Tattoo. On top of the stack of books is an original Troll Bridge piece by local artist Janet Lee.

The Books: (from the top) The Crooked Letter, by Sean Williams (also Australian), Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi, Your Hate Mail Will be Graded by John Scalzi, 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, The Lost Ones by Christopher Golden, Captains Outrageous by Joe Lansdale, Mainspring by Jay Lake, and The Reef by Mark Charan Newton. AlphaOops, of course, by yours truly.

What Alethea is Wearing: Roy the Toxic Boy‘s shirt from Tim Burton’s Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy. My necklace is a New Zealand Koru carved out of shell that my friend Susie brought back on her last trip.

Yes, my best friend when I was six really was a tree. And my deserted island CD would be Green Day’s American Idiot.

That’s how I roll.

Now please tell all your friends. And keep your fingers crossed that this isn’t another reality show.

xox
Lee

28 Responses to “The Geek Goes for the Job”

  1. nihilistic_kid Says:

    Cute! The mic gives you a bit of a lisp…

  2. admin Says:

    Oh god, I didn’t notice that before. I’m really hoping that’s part of the cute.

  3. vee_ecks Says:

    It is. Best of luck, seriously, and if it’s a reality show, at least they won’t be considering you for the psychotic bitchstard role.

  4. seanmarkey Says:

    Awww, Lee. That was fun. You’ll always be my American Idol. That’s what this was for, right??

    🙂

    Good luck!

  5. admin Says:

    I hope you’re wrong like you have no idea.
    (wouldn’t THAT be a train wreck to blog about??)

  6. erickgriffin Says:

    That is so cute! Good Luck adn remember to send us tickets to visit you!

    xoxo

  7. admin Says:

    Hell yeah, baybee! Your wife is my hero.

  8. nihilistic_kid Says:

    Cute! The mic gives you a bit of a lisp…

  9. admin Says:

    Oh god, I didn’t notice that before. I’m really hoping that’s part of the cute.

  10. vee_ecks Says:

    It is. Best of luck, seriously, and if it’s a reality show, at least they won’t be considering you for the psychotic bitchstard role.

  11. seanmarkey Says:

    Awww, Lee. That was fun. You’ll always be my American Idol. That’s what this was for, right??

    🙂

    Good luck!

  12. admin Says:

    I hope you’re wrong like you have no idea.
    (wouldn’t THAT be a train wreck to blog about??)

  13. erickgriffin Says:

    That is so cute! Good Luck adn remember to send us tickets to visit you!

    xoxo

  14. admin Says:

    Hell yeah, baybee! Your wife is my hero.

  15. pabba Says:

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TREE THOUGH?!?!

  16. admin Says:

    It’s still there, alive and well (and slightly topped due to its proximity to electrical wires), at 700 Spear Street in Burlington, VT. I’ve visited it a few times (last time I went a nice German lady lived there), and I have a couple of laminated leaves from it that my big sister sent me.

  17. pabba Says:

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TREE THOUGH?!?!

  18. admin Says:

    It’s still there, alive and well (and slightly topped due to its proximity to electrical wires), at 700 Spear Street in Burlington, VT. I’ve visited it a few times (last time I went a nice German lady lived there), and I have a couple of laminated leaves from it that my big sister sent me.

  19. myrrhdusa Says:

    I’m 99% sure it’s for a reality show, but it still looks like fun and I think every group needs geek. I’m praying for you to get it and represent!

  20. admin Says:

    I’ve tossed the possibility back and forth…if I *was* invited to be on a reality show, I suppose it would be pretty stupid not to show up. But I’m still bringing Green Day, and my 6-volume set of Rudyard Kipling.

  21. myrrhdusa Says:

    I’m 99% sure it’s for a reality show, but it still looks like fun and I think every group needs geek. I’m praying for you to get it and represent!

  22. admin Says:

    I’ve tossed the possibility back and forth…if I *was* invited to be on a reality show, I suppose it would be pretty stupid not to show up. But I’m still bringing Green Day, and my 6-volume set of Rudyard Kipling.

  23. cairech Says:

    “Average American girl” my foot!

    Best of luck. This is very cute and you know you’ve won all of OUR hearts. 🙂 <3

  24. admin Says:

    I love you, Kittiness.

  25. cairech Says:

    “Average American girl” my foot!

    Best of luck. This is very cute and you know you’ve won all of OUR hearts. 🙂 <3

  26. admin Says:

    I love you, Kittiness.

  27. nick_kaufmann Says:

    They just did a segment on this on ABC World News Sunday. It’s legit. But with the 11 finalists flown to the island before the winner is picked, it definitely sounds like the set up for some kind of reality show.

  28. nick_kaufmann Says:

    They just did a segment on this on ABC World News Sunday. It’s legit. But with the 11 finalists flown to the island before the winner is picked, it definitely sounds like the set up for some kind of reality show.

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