By Mir
October 13, 2005
Category Job? Huh?

First things first: Get your own delicious, dusty brains here.

Now that that’s out of the way, I thought you’d all like to share in the excitement that is today’s letter from my friendly neighborhood Unemployment Office. Remember all those fun “workshops” I get to go to? Well, they wanted to let me know that the wait for more thrill-a-minute instruction is almost over–I have been summoned to appear for a workshop on Interviewing on October 25th. Failure to appear may result in immediate termination of my benefits, as well as hair loss, cavities, and the inability to do anything other than drool on potential employers.

I know I’ve made fun of these things before, but I’m here to tell you that I repent. I do. I was thrilled to receive that notice today. Tickled, really.

Stop laughing. Don’t you believe me? I swear that I am absolutely, positively, 100% telling you the truth…

… because tomorrow is my last day of unemployment, and I don’t have to go to that workshop or any other one.

More details to come, next week.


  1. Jenn


  2. Heather

    You really are horrid, do you know that? :P Anxiously awaiting some details.

  3. udge

    Oooh, teaser. “Congratulations anyway I suppose,” he grumped.

  4. MelissaC

    Now that’s just plain mean.

  5. ben

    I am so looking forward to your debut on Iron Chef next week (“Dusty Brains Battle”) on Food TV. And then of course “Mir’s Blogging Apprentice” on NBC. Oh, wait, I wasn’t supposed to tell, was I? Oops.

  6. Angela

    YAY MIR!!!! Woot Woot!! You can tease all you like, because I can read the TONE of your tease and I know it’s a good one!!!! I knew that kick ass hair do would take care of you.

    Gonna go make brains now….Will eat it with Blue Belle Homemade Vanilla and salute the first bite to you!!

  7. dad

    That does it. I’m phoning tonight!

    Unless, of course you want to send me a note, call or send a message via pony express to tell me what’s going on.

    I love you.

  8. Chookooloonks


  9. Fraulein N

    A cliffhanger? That’s playing dirty.

  10. divinecalm

    I think CONGRATS are in order…can’t wait to hear the big news. By the way, I adore your website. You are sooo talented and I hope important people are giving your due props.

  11. Bob

    Okay, I can’t wait. who shot JR?

  12. Amy-GO

    Is it…could it be…A JOB? As a WRITER? For, like, MONEY? YIPPEE!! Details, woman! DO NOT let this become your version of the pink sock story. Holding my breath with anticipation….

  13. Patricia

    This is HUGE news — and you don’t even tell your dad? WHAT? You must have awesome parents who wouldn’t be banging down your door for an explanation — within seconds of the post. Or am I the only one with over-active folks?

    Anyhoo, congrats. Here’s hoping this is either a job or that you make too much freelancing and not that your weeks have run out. I’m voting for the second option, do I get a vote?

  14. Aimee

    I love a good cliffhanger! Whatever it is, congratulations! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  15. Jennifer in Kansas City

    Congratulations! Though I know you’d have given us a GREAT story – going to an Interviewing workshop in flip-flops, hair in rollers, and possibly a big wad of chew in your lip. Looking forward to the big news! Yay!

  16. Cyndi

    Oh, mannnn… *putting away my tangerine pumps and purple legal notepad* Am I the only one who enjoyed the unemployment workshops? Huuuurrrummmmph!

    OK, but…this sounds like a very cool development in the Mir work saga…can’t wait. *whining* A whole WEEK??

  17. Betsy

    You know, don’t you, that those interviewing classes would have given you great fodder for character development for your writing.

    Yeah, yeah – that’s what I said to get me through it as well.

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