On Gainful Employment

by doodaddy on August 7, 2008

Since I haven’t been writing much lately, I’ll refresh your memory about who I am with my daughter’s pictures of a rutabaga and some pot roast:

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Can you say ‘rutabaga’ 10 times fast?

So, the main reason I haven’t been writing much at all lately — not here, not anywhere — is that I got a couple of piecework jobs doing Web sites for friends of friends. It really doesn’t pay much, especially compared with my wife’s grownup salary, but somehow it makes me feel a little better to know I’m at least bringing home a little bacon.

Mmmm. Bacon.

Making money and paying bills — that’s all good, but man am I ever feeling antsy to get back to writing. Writing is a little like yoga — well, OK, I’ve never done yoga, so let’s just say that writing is like I’ve heard yoga ought to be: stretchy and painful, but ultimately satisfying.

Just like pot roast.

See you on the other side, y’all.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Backpacking Dad August 7, 2008 at 9:07 am

I love pot roast.


Xbox4NappyRash August 7, 2008 at 10:16 am

You can get paid for this stuff?


doodaddy August 7, 2008 at 10:46 am

No, no — these are *real* Web sites. One’s for a political candidate and one for a college department…

I take my pay in doughnuts.


AMR August 8, 2008 at 5:07 am

Whether it be making a couple hundred bucks announcing a track meet or looking into the process of saving $20 a month by changing cable plans, contributing in any way is something to be proud of. Definitely makes me feel good.


Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children August 8, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Love the pot roast reference!

I think that even bringing in pennies feels better than bringing in nothing.


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