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Friday, August 15, 2008

Julia Child really was a spy. That's hot.

I plan to claim "food writer" as an occupation much more often, now that Julia Child made it sexy. Spies are so beyond cool. The nice thing about making little to no money is that I don't have to claim any one profession. These are some of the answers I like to give when asked, "What do you do?"

  • "Not much." I say that one with a smile, because it's my favorite.
  • "I'm a fitness instructor!" Proudly, with a maniacal* grin. I pull that one out when the person asking the question is being really freaking boring a little too obsessed with education and career achievement. If I'm really crabby, I'll even claim to have my GED. For the record, I do teach Pilates and I like it, but I can't say it's my life goal.
  • "I'm a blogger." Blatant attempt to sound hip. Never works, but I still try.
  • "I'm a freelance fashion writer." Blatant attempt to get a discount. Never works.
  • "I'm a mommy." Blatant attempt to make people vomit. Works.
  • "I'm a writer." Blatant attempt to prove to myself that I'm something other than a mommy and a fitness instructor. Has a 50/50 chance of working.
  • "I'm a food writer." Bringin' Sexy back! Thank you, Julia Child!
Food writing is hot. Know what else is hot? Columbia's own Craig Melvin, who is now up in the big city, looking like he's been working out. Here's his first clip in Washington D.C.**

Namasté, y'all!

* I freakin' love the word "maniacal."

** I wish I could have been all fancy and embedded the video in this age, but "Web designer" will not be making it on to my resume. Damn.

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