Archive for November 4th, 2009

November 4, 2009

sweet life

I don’t want to tell you a terrible amount of information about my job. Not because it’s “sensitive” but I do work for the school, I work with students and faculty and professors. Anything interesting that happens, I probably shouldn’t tell you. The kind of stories you tell your Mom or your boyfriend, but not The Internet.

I will tell you this:

My job is pretty weird.

Yesterday was definitely a weird one. I did the prepwork for a small event. Due to my own silly interests, it was determined that we needed cupcakes for this event. And not your average, Betty Crocker mix, Rainbow Chip frosted cupcakes. Gourmet cupcakes! From the cupcakerie! Last week, I invited people, collected RSVPs, and ordered a dozen. Yesterday, I had to pick them up.

I was planning on taking the T. But the morning of, I had this terrible image of myself, carrying a great box of beautiful, expensive cupcakes. A huge box. And then an old man sticking his foot into the aisle. Or the seats full and the train lurching ahead, sending me sprawling. I couldn’t risk a 36 dollar investment.

So I walked, and got lost. Not terribly lost, but when you are walking to a part of town you’ve never been to, not familiar with ANY landmarks, it was frightening to walk on a sidewalk that takes you over an expressway. Where am I! I’m lost. I’m lost. I’m lost.

This story isn’t as interesting as you might think. I wasn’t lost, really. I called Lance during his Professional Development day, he gave me directions home. The cupcake lady gave me a HUGE bag, so I didn’t have to walk the 1.3 miles back to my school if I didn’t want.

But my job is nice too. I brought my book with me, and while I walked, I finished my 100th book of the year.

I usually read about a 100 books a year.

I don’t usually read 100 books by November 2nd.

And then I staged a blind cupcake tasting for eight.

It was weird.

But the cupcakes were good. Still are good, this afternoon, actually.