Thursday, March 1, 2012

I also did jazz hands when I remembered what the capital of Palau is

Remember how I was memorizing the world capitols because unemployment was making me dumb?  It has not helped.  I'm still incredibly addled.  I can barely string together a sentence.  Just now I was trying to come up with a good analogy as to how dumb I'm feeling and I can't even manage that.

So I'm happy to report two things:

1.)  I have completed memorizing all the world capitals.  I mean, ALL OF THEM.  Go ahead and quiz me.  Except that because I'm so dumb right now I may not be able to recall it when you do.  But I still think you should try.  In addition to the 197 official countries, I have memorized 20 more that happened to be on the website I used.  None of those extra ones have made me any smarter but it does show that my nerditude knows no bounds.

And now for the big news:

2.)  I got a job.  A JOB.  A real job that pays money.  Money which I will use to go crazy and buy groceries and stamps.  Oh, the grociers and stamps that I will buy!  (Note: I hope that when you read that it includes a visual in your head of me shimmying and doing jazz hands. Also, I would follow it up with several toe touches and a running split kick with a confetti gun going off behind me. Donny and Marie are singing in the back ground. They are wearing matching lavendar jump suits with lots of sequins.)(Just to be on the safe side, all visuals of me should be exactly like this.)(Also, if you're going to visualize me, please make sure my bangs look good.)(That is all.) I've known for over a month now that I had it but I didn't write about it because it was so far in the future. I still had a whole month of worring about buying groceries and stamps.  I didn't want to jinx it.  Even writing about it now feels a little like I'm running the risk still.  But I start on Monday and I'm thrilled.  I'll be the secretary at the Mt. SAC Institute of Religion.  Which may need some explaining to those who aren't locals and/or not Mormon.  Mt. SAC is a junior college and Institutes of Religion are facilities usually adjacent to the college that are run by the church for college age kids where they can take religious classes and play ping pong and eat junk food and hang out. I actually went to Mt. SAC and the institute.  I know it well.  When I was interviewing for it I was told that one of my primary responsibilities would be to sit around and talk with the students.  I will refrain from talking to much about my vast knowledge of world capitals.

12 comments:

Brooke Taylor said...

My brother goes to Mt. SAC, so we were going to go to Institute there when I get back. NOW I'M DOUBLY EXCITED FOR IT.

Rach said...

HOORAY!!! I'm super super excited that you're working there, because I remember you talking about your happy times at the Mt. SAC institute. Also, nice job on the capitals. I am super impressed. Tim Gunn will be impressed too when you have lunch with him some day.

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Bonnie's World said...

Where's the like button. Lol

Angela Noelle said...

YAY for a job!

Becky said...

Congratulations on the job! I'm so happy for you :)

Andrea said...

Oh Rachel, this makes me so happy for you. I visualized the whole thing, in fact you can now visualize me here reading this, making the same jazz hands all while wearing a pioneer bonet because that is how excited I am.

You are going to have so much fun. I'm actually kind of jealous of all those college kids that get to interact with you.


Yay for stamps and groceries!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm so happy for you! One of my favorite memories of Ricks college was the secretary at the Spori building (where I spent a lot of my time). She still works there and I'm now facebook friends with her. Just think, you can make lasting impressions on impressionable people! What a wonderful job to have. Good luck!

Unknown said...

Congrats, Rachel! I am so glad to know a clear visual of you, too, being all excited. I always saw Donny and Marie behind you, but I could never see clearly what made them so sparkly, exactly. I also thought there were only 26 capitals that corresponded to lower case letters. Now you are telling me there are other capitals???? Looks like I've been out of a job longer than you. So happy for you AND them kids...

Rach said...

I swear I don't think my comments are so important that they need to be posted three times. I'm guessing it's blogger that thinks so.

Empress of Venus said...

And I DID quiz you on them and you DID know them. Jazz Feet!