Thursday, September 30, 2010

Confessions of a Pack Rat

So today I continued to pack and surf for jobs today.  I found a pretty good job on Craigslist that pays $15 an hour.  But when I clicked on it and read the description I discovered that it was for the job of "Cremation Assistant" at a local crematorium.  "Must be energetic, hard-working, and comfortable lifting bodies of the deceased."  Hmmm, I think I'll pass on that one.

Packing is just as fun as job hunting.  My room is a disaster, so it's a cleaning mission as well.  At one point I got tired of it and decided to make a documentary.  Watch it at your own risk. 

Okay, so I exaggerate a little bit for entertainment purposes.  But it's still not a pretty sight.  

Aaaand now that you're all going to click "unfollow" and report me to TLC to be featured on that show about hoarders...

Looks like it's bed time for Lauren!  Goodnight, gang.  :)


  1. Hmmmm. Cremation assistant sound awful. I lived in a super small town once, and I needed a job, and I almost considered becoming a sheep herder. Really. The job required you to live in the mountiains in a shack with no electricity, running water or toilets. They would bring you food every two weeks, and give you a big dog for company. But it also required 3 years experience....who has 3 years experience with something like that??? Wild. Job hunting is so strange, dont you think?

  2. room is in the same state! I have soooooooooo soooooo much crap.

    1) Love that someone drew Trogdor on your wall
    2) Your cat, thought it was hard to see, looks like my cat.
    3) Good luck with the move :)

  3. Oh man. I love the video. Hilarious

  4. Kate - You're right - job hunting can be really strange. I love that you considered being a sheep herder. It's amazing how weird jobs like that suddenly look appealing when you're getting desperate. One time I applied to be an overnight wilderness camp leader. This would have involved going on week-long hikes with children and sleeping in the woods. I got as far as the interview stage. I remember them asking questions like, "So, you're on a mountain with five kids. One trips and sprains his ankle. Meanwhile, a thunder storm is about to roll in and everyone is hungry. What do you do?" At that point, I think I knew I was unqualified as much as the interviewer knew I was unqualified.

    Allison - It's good to know I'm not the only one with an absolutely disgusting room. And a black cat that's hard to see. And a secret love of Trogdor. Haha. :D

    Adria - Thanks. I couldn't decide if the video was funny or stupid when I put it up last night so I'm glad it gets the Adria stamp of approval. :)

  5. What a job description! I wonder if anyone actually applied after reading that description!

    Job hunting certainly is strange though. And frustrating! Good luck!

  6. Oh! I forgot to comment on Space Cat - from the Bowie loving boy with a girlfriend. That is fantastic.

  7. Laura - Thanks! And yeah, I doubt the crematorium gets many applicants.

    Allison - Haha, I really wish I was making that up but that totally happened...
    My life is a sitcom.

  8. HAHA BONNIE TYLER! I know it's going to be a good day when iPod shuffles her in.

    I'm stuck at the end of the video but I WILL PERSEVERE. 'Cos it's bloody brilliant.

    I hope your cat came back.

  9. My cat did indeed come back. I wasn't sure if she would or not.

    And Bonnie Tyler is the best. I think I'm going to lose a lot of hipster points by saying this, but I also really love that remix of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Nicki French in the 90s. If you don't know it you should. It's the ultimate guilty pleasure. Hehe.


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