Oddly Enough Blog

Sweetie, let’s take the big plunge!

August 29, 2007

Well, here’s one of my recurring nightmares. Not getting married – that was great – but standing out on the ledge of a tall building. I’d rather ride in a gyrocopter, or visit that new Grand Canyon skywalk.

Good golly, Miss Trolley!

August 27, 2007

bus-2-140-vert.jpgBlog Guy, you give good career advice, and I need some. I’ve seen an ad for a job in some place I’ve never heard of. It says I’d get to work outdoors and travel. The job is called “trolleybus driver’s assistant” – is that like a conductor?

The other guys dared you to do WHAT?

August 13, 2007

When I was growing up back in Indiana, we had a few firm rules in our home. No eating candy in the morning, always make your bed, and never put a live cobra head-first into your mouth. My sister did that once, and let me tell you, our mama wouldn’t let us play in the snake drawer again for a month!

Yes, I’m a bikini major, minoring in poise

August 9, 2007

Blog guy, I’ve been reading your advice about things such as belly dancing, contortionism, snake handling, voluntary mutilation and other respected careers, and I’m wondering if you could suggest some areas of study that I might not have considered?

You sure know how to shimmy, Jimmy!

August 2, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,
I know you’ve frequently given good career advice in the past. I’m a 22-year-old guy. Are there any new opportunities my college job counsellor may have overlooked?

Herb, we need you to spearhead the project

July 13, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,
I know you’ve helped other recent graduates with career counseling. What are some signs I can watch for that might indicate how my career is going?

Cover girl for “Modern Wheelbarrow” magazine?

June 22, 2007

Did you hear the one about the Bavarian farmer’s daughter who posed for a calendar? No, really, she did. Every year a bunch of farm chicks pose for a Young Farmers’ calendar, which is an immediate sell-out.

Reading to snakes: they like hisssstory

April 30, 2007

Please don’t get me wrong. I’m all in favor of better-educated reptiles, and I donate money to those charities that give scholarships to very bright lizards and tortoises. 

Thay! Ithn’t thith a little exthethive?

April 23, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,
I know you’ve recently been advising college seniors on possible career choices – snake handling, glass eating, etc. But just how are people supposed to know if they chose the right profession in life?
A Regular Reader

Is the glass half full, or half eaten?

April 4, 2007

A couple of days ago, I told college seniors who are about to graduate that they should consider a career in snake handling, and I still believe that’s good advice.